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Tom Trento is the Director of THE UNITED WEST, an educational counter-terrorism organization that has four mission objectives:   1.  DEFEND THE US CONSTITUTION 2.  DEFEND ISRAEL 3.  DEFEAT MOHAMMAD 4.  DEFEAT KARL MARX

Tom Trento leads a team of highly talented investigators and analysts to either covertly or overtly expose anti-American, anti-Israel activity, in particular the coalition of Marxists and Muslim jihadists joining together to destroy America.

Tom leads national security fact-finding missions to Israel where his group interfaces with Israel military, intelligence and law enforcement. He also travels extensively lecturing and exposing Islamic and Marxist infiltration in government, law enforcement and academic institutions. He is one of the co-authors of Shariah: The Threat To America and appears on media outlets and talk shows as a subject matter expert.

Tom is a highly skilled debater and dynamic public speaker with earned degrees in Law Enforcement (A/S, Ocean County College) Theology (B/A, Moody Bible Institute) and Philosophy (M/A, Denver Seminary) was awarded the Carnegie Hero Medal Award for saving a man from a burning car.


“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to communicate my view about the global clash of civilizations through a fair amount of media interviews.

Inevitably the host asks me about problems that are adding to the demise of the West. Invariably, I get on the subject of quality leadership in America and the lack thereof. I usually explain that there is a corresponding relationship to the need for leadership and the social conditions of the moment. The more social disorder, whether financial or cultural, the more of a need for those “who know the way, go the way and show the way.”

One is hard-pressed to find a historic period that is potentially as cataclysmic as the one in which we live. Certainly, each age had their relative “apocalyptic” scenarios, but only this age has a thermonuclear modifier which set us apart from millennia past.

It is against this backdrop that – The United West exemplifies itself as, unique, distinct and “like no others” when it comes to developing the complete, modern-day information warrior.

If the Muslim Brotherhood is true to its manifesto, engaging in a “civilization jihad,” against the West, then it is the height of foolishness to think as though we are not engaged in a knock-down-drag-out, battle for the American way of life.

They are at war.

We better be too.

Yet this war, against Islam Jihad, whether propagated by the Supreme Guide of the Brotherhood, the local Imam at the “peaceful” mosque, or a writer at the New York Times, is not fought with bombs and bullets, but with brains and courage, as it is, above all else an information war.  Interestingly, the Antifa, Marxist, ChiCom revolutionaries have joined with an unlikely “fellow-traveler,” the Muslim Brotherhood, in an axis of unmitigated evil. These are “enemies of the state.”

Stated simply, the information in conflict is whether America is better off sticking with that man-made, fallible, intellectually dusty, U.S. Constitution, or whether America ought to experience a divine epiphany (often at the business end of the scimitar) and bow to the infallibility of Allah’s directly spoken word, a word that provides all rules for all life for all time, the Qur’an.

Though on its surface, to the common man, the clear thinker, this contrast seems silly, reality teaches that the common man, the clear thinker is busy providing for loved ones, thus leaving the influencing of social institutions to the elite among us, those who will not call a Muslim terrorist, a terrorist, even if he brutally murders his fellow (unarmed) soldiers, while shooting and shouting Allahu Akbar!

To fight and win on this asymmetric battlefield takes an individual who is grounded in doctrine and directed by principle.

There are no newcomers at The United West. We are seasoned activists with a mastery of the academics and a passion for confrontational engagement.

Yep, you heard me right. A passion for a lawful confrontation with an ideological enemy who is brazen enough to “assault” the essence of what unites the many into the one, the US Constitution.

Not on our watch, now while we still have breath.

I am honored to be part of the team with these information warriors, the best of the best. A band of brothers … and sisters! When asked to go a mile, they go two. When asked to drop everything and go help someone in need, the next sound you hear is the starting of their car. When asked, to go alone, into a mosque or Islamic event and gather information, they do so, fearlessly. Leaders, tough, courageous, everyone.

When I’m asked how so much can be accomplished with so little, I smile.

It has been my experience in life (and probably yours) that when a group of people are united in a common cause, unconcerned about personal accolades, but preoccupied with mission success and group safety, those individuals undergo a metamorphosis, to a rock-solid, laser-focused team that cannot, will not, be defeated.

In The United West, I present, just such a TEAM.

I am confident that when properly funded our Team can increase its footprint and activism impact exponentially, as most of the amazing accomplishments over the past years have been the result of a limited, volunteer effort.

Humbly, America and Israel do not have the luxury of having the quality of this Team operating on a limited, part-time basis, in such dangerous and deadly days. I make that statement because I know how small the universe is of those who are like the folks on our team. The only way The United West can accomplish our mission as articulated herein is to provide the assets necessary for this team, to advance into battle, on a full-time basis!

A significant component of our impact-oriented activism in 2024 will be the regular use of our fully owned, first-class TV studio. We have the equipment, know-how, and experience to produce investigative stories, special reports or full-blown documentaries. Whether it is our aggressive video exposes’ or our ability to infiltrate the organizations of those who seek to destroy America, an interview on the radio or a speech at a rally, The United West has the primary objective of defending America, Israel and the West!

In a Constitutional Republic, we implement our ideological and informational revolution not with violence, but with the victory, at the ballot box.

Victory, as we know, flows from leadership. America is sorely in need of high-caliber leaders, specifically during this critical election year.

From the bottom of my heart to the tip of the spear, I maintain, that our team, The United West are “leaders who know the way, go the way, and show the way.”

May God Bless those who lead and those who follow.

Tom Trento, March 2024

Dr. Rich Swier, Investigator/Researcher/Writer

Dr. Richard M. Swier, Ed. D., LTC, US Army (Ret.), a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. Was awarded the Legion of Merit for his years of service. Additionally, was awarded two Bronze Stars with “V” for Heroism in ground combat operations, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  Commanded two nuclear capable field artillery units in Europe, served as Adjutant of the 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C., and was responsible for anti-terrorism and terrorism counter action doctrine while assigned to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.   He culminated his career as the Deputy Inspector General for U.S. Army Pacific Command, the Army Component Command for U.S. Forces Japan, U.S. Forces Korea and Alaskan Command. Richard holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Richard is the Publisher of an online e-Magazine dedicated to contesting the uncontested absurdities.  Is a “conservative with a conscience” and believes that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice and moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue.”

Clare M. Lopez, Founder/President Lopez Liberty LLC

Ms Lopez’s Lopez Liberty LLC has a mission to alert Americans to national security threats, both international & from the Islamic Movement/Muslim Brotherhood & their Marxist collaborators in this country. She supported former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan & Tom Trento at Defend the Border/The United West & was an instructor for John Guandolo’s Understanding the Threat “Into Action” program & its online National Security Academy. In mid2023, Lopez offered expertise as national security advisor to U.S. Presidential candidate Bishop E.W. Jackson. She is also senior advisory board member & Director of U.S. Geostrategic Security Issues for Near East Center for Strategic Engagement. She served as advisor/mentor to Special Forces students in a fall 2020 DoD course. From 2014-2020, Lopez served as VP for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy. In 2016, she was named to Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign national security advisory team.

From 2013-2016, Lopez served as a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi & continues as a member of the Citizens’ Commission on National Security. Formerly VP of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the CIA, professor at Centre for Counterintelligence & Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006 & has served as a consultant, instructor, intelligence analyst & researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.

In Feb 2012, Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National & Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat & serves as its Director for Counterterrorism. She has served as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the United West & Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher & guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense & international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to a range of media on China, Russia, Iran & the Middle East. She is the co-author of two published books on Iran, author of multiple book chapters plus numerous articles on China & its civilian-military fusion Biological Weapons program. She is the author of The Rise of the Iran Lobby & coauthor/editor of CSP’s Team B II study, Shariah: The Threat to America as well as The Tiger Team’s The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement. She co-authored Gulen & the Gulenist Movement w/CSP’s VP for Outreach, Christopher Holton, See No Shariah: ‘Countering Violent Extremism & the Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense with Frank Gaffney, CSP’s past President & is both editor & co-author of the Center’s Ally No More: Erdogan’s New Turkish Caliphate & the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West. She has contributed chapters to “Barack Obama’s True Legacy”, edited by Jamie Glazov & Elizabeth Sabbaditsch Wolff’s 2019 book, “The Truth is No Defense”.

Lopez received a B.A. in Communications & French from Notre Dame College of Ohio & an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the CIA.

J Mark Campbell, Communications/Video & Photography Director.

Technical adviser and Designer/Builder of The United West Studio.  Veteran US Navy & USMC.  89-2003-Cisco Global Area Netbook design & implementation engineer.  Unlike Al Gore, J Mark actually did build the internet.

Alan Kornman, Regional Coordinator & Videographer.

Contributing Editor Family Security Matters, Lecturer on national security matters and the Global Jihad Movement.  Current co-host on Global Patriot Radio, discussing current events, politics, and the Jihad events across America and international.

Mary Wierbicki, Social Media Director, The United West and Co-Founder, Sharia Crime Stoppers.

Background includes 15+ years of activism and educational awareness in the community and across the U.S.,  working with former military, FBI, CIA, intelligence officers, and other community leaders to bring awareness of threats that are infringing on freedom and liberties provided to us by our God given Rights, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Founding Fathers. Additional areas supported: Research, Speaking Engagements, Webinar Educational Series, Web work, and technical consultation.  Dedicated to education of the Islamic Jihad threats to communities, families, and local/state leaders.  Also, former Global Patriot Radio Co-Host.

Dr. Robert Katz, Special Projects.

Dr Katz was born and grew up in the same neighborhood as Louis Farrakhan and Malcom X, but alas, just wasn’t the right skin color. In this general area, was where the JDL first came into prominence. He graduated from Boston Latin, oldest high school in the nation where 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence attended. Contrary to popular belief, he was not in the same graduating class. In 1970 he immigrated to Israel, and spent most of the seventies on border kibbutzim, working in a number of positions, including Intelligence. After returning to the States, for treatment after an assassination attempt, he underwent rehab and eventually entered the health care field as a result. He sold his practice after 9/11 to return to his first love: involvement in Intelligence issues, by becoming Program Director for  The National Intelligence Conference ( INTELCON), and then Executive Director of The Intelligence Summit, and later ,America Resurgent. In addition he also spent 11 years in the U.S. military.

Jeffrey Sanow, Special Projects.

Mr. Sanow is a 20+ year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and is an accomplished social skills instructor and expert at training military members and civilian intelligence personnel in the art of leveraging civilian business tools for the conduct of intelligence operations.  Mr. Sanow retired from the CIA in 2009 and has taught business operations at the Advanced Tradecraft Center and the U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center. He served as a Senior Instructor with the Patriot Defense Group focused on providing PDG clients with the necessary planning, communications and field skills for U.S. government affiliated and commercial sector based intelligence operations. Previously, Mr. Sanow lived and worked overseas in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia first as an agriculture development technician and then as a CIA field operations officer. In the CIA he served on several PCS assignments to include Chief of Station to a large US-based platform. Mr. Sanow was also the Chief of Group preventing the transfer of WMD related material at CIA Headquarters. He has studied and spoke Arabic, French and Greek languages. He has worked in a variety of security roles since his retirement, including Director of Security and Intelligence In Islamabad, Pakistan for the US Company building the US Embassy and General Manager of a large security company in Uganda. He owns his own private investigations company and is a licensed insurance adjuster, security officer and NRA pistol instructor.


Following the attack on America in 2001 by Muslim jihadis, in 2006, Tom Trento formed a unique group of highly skilled national security experts. This group soon became, The Florida Security Council.

Tom Trento’s team quickly established a national impact through speaking, writing, video presentations, grassroots activism and investigative reporting.

With trips to Europe starting in 2009, relationships were developed which resulted in a united effort to fight the encroachment of Islam in North America and Europe.

In mid-2010, Tom was part of a collaborative effort to expose Islamic Shariah Law, as a deadly and destructive system that ought have no part in American jurisprudence. Tom was honored to be part of a major report by Team B Two, entitled, Shariah, the Threat to America, a book written by 19 of America’s top national security experts.

In 2011, it became apparent that the national and international activity of The Florida Security Council, had expanded beyond the borders of Florida, so The United West came into existence.

Starting in 2012, The United West began regular national security missions to Israel and the Middle East in order to train Americans on Islamic terrorism and develop a working relationship with many friends in the Middle East.

Through the past 17 years The United West has experienced unparalleled success for a small organization that punches way above its weight! Much of our history in confronting and defeating “enemies of the state,” can be found on the internet, starting at our website,

Regrettably, as we begin a new year The United West identifies our current geopolitical situation as – AMERICA AT WAR IN 2024.

Simply stated, the combatants are:

America verses Islamic Jihad & Marxist Revolutionaries.

Our money is on America!

Strategic Objectives:

  • Support laws at the Federal, State and Municipal levels, consistent with the First Amendment, to halt the expansion of Shariah law in the USA and other Free Nations.
  • Protect Israel, the world’s only Jewish State and an island of Human Rights, Religious Liberty and Democracy in an international sea of authoritarian, Islamic Jihad and intolerance.
    • Defuse US pressure for a Two-State Suicide– the creation of a sovereign, armed Islamic state in Judea and Samaria, at the very heart of ancient, Biblical Israel – by supporting pro-Israel policies.
    • De-fund UNRWA, the harmful UN agency for radicalizing Palestinian refugees, and shift the USA’s 40% contribution to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in order to stop terrorism.
    • Support any necessary Israeli air strikeson Iranian nuclear facilities controlled by an anti-Semitic, genocidal regime.
    • Support the US-Israeli alliance, in accord with multiple Congressional resolutions, and through President Trump’s Relocation of the US Embassy in 2018 to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalemfrom Tel Aviv and through the ground-breaking Abraham Accords.
    • Prepare Americansfor enormous pressure on the US-Israeli alliance when Islamic terrorists begin hitting soft targets in the USA (subways, trains, buses, schools, shopping centers, chemical plants) particularly after the October 7, 2023 HAMAS Massacre in Israel.
    • Work to implement Florida State Representative, Randy Fine’s resolution to have all Florida public services end contact with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a HAMAS collaborator and front group.
  • Process Islamic terrorists as Military Combatants, rather than as domestic criminals.
  • Awaken the West, especially American citizens, communities, churches, and university students, to the clear and present danger of violent, coercive Islam.

Western Civilization or European Civilization, refers to cultures of European origin, especially western European culture. Primarily based upon the Greek, Roman and Judeo-Christian worldview, the concept of western culture is generally linked to the classical definition of the Western world.

ISLAMIC SHARIAH (“way” or “straight path”) is the sacred law of Islam. Muslims believe Shariah is derived from two primary sources of Islamic law: the divine revelations set forth in the Qur’an, and the example set by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in the Sunnah.

Problem Shariah Islam is dedicated to the complete subjugation or destruction of Western Civilization.

Solution THE UNITED WEST is dedicated to protecting and advancing Western Civilization.

Western culture is the set of literary, scientific, political, artistic, philosophical, religious and military principles which set it apart from other cultural spheres.

The Islamic System is the set of principles that are completely opposite the values of Western Culture.


The United West is dedicated to defending and advancing Western Civilization against the kinetic and cultural onslaught of Islam Jihad and Marxist Revolutionaries so that America remains a land of freedom, justice, and opportunity grounded in the principles of our Constitutional Republic.

The United West has taken up this challenge because the ever-increasing forces of darkness, whether political, social, or philosophical seek to destroy, subvert or subjugate all that Americans hold to be right and true.

The United West will succeed in this mission by educating, training and activating Americans to stand on proven principles, guide public opinion and amend public policy so that leadership is selected which affirm the canons of American jurisprudence.

The United West educates and activates freedom minded people, wherever they may live, to effectively develop strategies and tactics which propagate the exceptionalism of Western Civilization over and against the Satanic choke-hold of Islam and over the totalitarian destruction caused by classic Marxism.

Immediately, our objectives include the mobilization of Americans and Europeans to stand firmly for the defense and protection of the State of Israel and the destruction of HAMAS and Marxist organizations in America.

THE UNITED WEST combines top-shelf academics with a military-grade activism to distinguish itself from every counter-jihad organization.

There is no other nongovernmental organization like us, in the world.

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