Message from Tom Trento
A MESSAGE FROM TOM TRENTO
“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 Shariah Islam, 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. 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 is 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 2018 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, all The United West does have the objective of defending America and Israel!
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. 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, May 2018
The United West Team
Dr. Rich Swier,
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 DrRichSwier.com 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.”
former CIA Operations Officer
Since 2014, Clare M. Lopez has served as the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Mackenzie Institute. In 2016, she was named to Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign national security advisory team. Lopez provides her expertise as an instructor on Iran, Hizballah and the Red-Green Axis for Understanding the Threat, the only program of its kind in the country that provides threat-focused strategic and operational consultation, education, and training, for federal, state, and local leadership and agencies in government, the private sector, and for private citizens about the Global Islamic Movement and the jihadi networks in communities around the nation.
Since 2013, Lopez has served as a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi. Formerly Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the nation. She serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the United West, and the Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center’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 and the Gulenist Movement” with CSP’s Vice President for Outreach, Christopher Holton, and “See No Shariah: ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and the Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense” with Frank Gaffney, CSP President.
Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and 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 Dir.
Audio/Video Engineer, Sound Technician and Activist
Experience includes over ten years of counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism experience, studied Homeland Security and Emergency Management with a focus on counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence through Central Texas College, American Military University and several other training programs. Her educational and operational mentors are former CIA, FBI Special Agents, military leaders, and law enforcement. Ann L specializes in investigative research and has been responsible for preventing individuals with ties to terrorism from entering the United States. Moreover, she was inside the Garland Texas Terrorist Attack with The United West team in support of Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer’s Free Speech event, May 3, 2015. Through the years Ann L participated in covert/overt research and investigation within some of America’s top mosques tied to terrorism for the purpose of gathering information and evidence as well as attended many Islamic events to gather intelligence. Ann L is a serious Christian who serves as the Team Leader for the Safety Team at church, serves on the boards of Words of Hope-Africa and Radical Truth. Ann L is married to a former US Army Ranger and currently home schools their three youngest children.
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, Regional Coordinator & Social Media Director
Background and experience includes over 10 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 us by our God given Rights, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Founding Fathers.
Additional areas that are supported: Researcher and Speaking Engagement Organizer, dedicated to educating of the Islamic Jihad threats to communities, Former Global Patriot Radio Co-Host, Conservative National Security Activist & Coordinator of Special Events and engaged in community awareness.
Roger Gangitano, Regional Coordinator
Also is ACT for America Space Coast Chapter Lead
THE UNITED WEST HISTORY
Beginning with the Florida Security Council in 2007, Tom Trento’s team quickly established a national impact through speaking, writing, video presentations, grassroots activism and investigative reporting. With trips to Europe in 2009, relationships were developed which resulted in a united effort to fight the encroachment of Shariah Islam in North America and Europe. In mid-2010 it became apparent that the national and international activity of “Team Trento,” had expanded beyond the borders of Florida. Therefore, the extensive effort went into developing an organization The United West (TUW) functioning as an “umbrella entity,” overseeing and managing coordinated divisions, all based upon unifying principles but lean and efficient in its implementation.
The United West is dedicated to defending and advancing Western Civilization against the kinetic and cultural onslaught of Shariah Islam 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 jurisprudence.
Specifically, TUW educates and activates freedom minded people, wherever they may live, to effectively develop strategies and tactics which propagate exceptionalism of Western Civilization over and against the totalitarian choke-hold of Shariah Islam. Immediately, our objectives include the mobilization of Americans and Europeans to stand firmly for the defense and protection of the State of Israel.
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 it, in the world.