By Javier ManjarresPresident Obama’s recent decision to drastically cut future military spending puts the United States in a weakened position vis-a-vis despot regimes and terrorist organizations who are always looking for gratuitous opportunities to attack U.S. interests, according to Congressman Allen West. West says that “there is a sense of weakness that we are conveying, and there is a window of opportunity that people like Iran are seeing.”
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Obama’s proposed cuts to the military budget “could shrink by over 30%” in the next decade-
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who came into office last summer, says he doesn’t want to go down in history as the man who “hollowed out” America’s military. But the security trade-offs foisted on him by the White House will leave the military a less formidable, ready and dominant force in a still very dangerous world. Wall Street Journal
Congressman West also believes that Iran and Venezuela’s deepening military ties could be ultimately lead us into a modern-day Cuban missile crisis. Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad will be touring throughout Latin America in the coming weeks, including a stop in Venezuela. What’s disturbing about Iran potentially drawing the US into crisis of this magnitude is that unlike the old USSR, Iran’s nuclear ambitions are driven suicidal power hungry Mullahs who aren’t going to be deterred by mutually assured destruction- their singular focus is to spread Islam and Sharia law around the world.
We are starting to get reports that there are potential medium and long-range missile sites being constructed in Venezuela in conjunction with Iran that could definitely threaten us here is South Florida. – Congressman Allen West
West believes that President George W. Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ still exists, and he expresses deep concerns over North Korea’s very green 28-year-old leader. Must watch video.
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