‘What’s really happening?’ Glenn breaks down what Russia’s actions really mean

When then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Russia to be the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States, he was quite literally laughed out of the room by President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and the mainstream media. On radio this morning, Glenn took a look back at some of his own comments from 2012 that seemingly predicted much of what is happening today as Russia continues to stake its claim as a world power while diminishing the importance of the United States.

Pat and Stu dug up some audio from the fall of 2012 in which Glenn laid out why Russia is in fact the bigger geopolitical threat. While Al Qaeda is undoubtedly a threat to U.S. national security, Russia poses a different kind of problem for the U.S.

Check out the audio below:

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Flash forward to today, and we find ourselves in a situation very similar to the one Glenn discussed. Earlier this week, the BBC seemingly confirmed an investigation TheBlaze began months ago involving Russia and China’s influence in the 2008 financial crisis. As the Obama White House continues to prove itself to be an utter failure on the world stage, Glenn broke down the “massive warning sign” we are currently facing and “what is really happening in today’s world.”

“We’re being ground like a tomato in the Heinz factory right now. Mr. President, Neville Chamberlain called. He would like his appeasement strategy and naiveté back,” Glenn said. “What is really happening in today’s world… It is time for a complete change of mind.”

Glenn breaks down what Russia’s actions really mean below:

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  • landofaahs

    The military industrial complex on both sides does not want to see cuts in it’s spending. We need a cold war on both sides in order to dupe the people of both sides into spending their hard earned money in taxes to keep both afloat. This is even more critical now that a big economic crash is coming.

    • Anonymous

      Look back in history. Those nations which did not have a strong military vanished. The only way to survive is through strength. This should not mean to waste money on weapons which are outdated or wasting hard earned taxpayers’ money on 100 dollar toilet seats. But, the notion that you can change swords into plow shares just does not work in this unstable world.

      • landofaahs

        I agree we need a strong military but all too often the MIC only cares about selling it’s systems at the highest prices possible. It really matters little if the system works or not. You can say that history shows that the strong military is necessary but morals are the most important because God brings down countries of bad morals. I am not a peacenik but we need to choose our battles where our interests really are.

        • Anonymous

          GOD helps those who help themselves. Morals are important
          but you can not survive as a nation if you are weak as still water!

  • Anonymous

    Is it out of the question the prophetic Gog, Gomer and Magog are now coming to fruition?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Obama and the left want a Russian style government.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I wonder if this what Obama was talking about being more flexible after the election.

    • Larrie Veith

      Connor; Significantly, Obama was referring to the 450 multiple warhead nuclear missies we convinced Ukraine to give up in exchange for US protection from Russia. Russia agreed to destroy them all but since Putin took over Russia has not let us inspect to prove it. Bush refused to agree to any more nuke reductions but Obama told Russia he would later when it would not hurt him politically. Now his flexibility has Ukraine and us in deep trouble.

  • Anonymous

    Seems everybody has their own opinion. The 2008 collapse was due to US’s own domestic policies and had nothing to do with Russia. You have to go back to Stalin’s times, who’s main purpose was to spread communism world-wide. In the form of the KGB in Russia and all its USSR satellites, this spread is working even today in the form of its spy networks. Putin is a dangerous man as he is of the same blood of the KGB, who’s crazies were the likes of Stalin and Krushchev. Putin will re-estblish the former USSR first and who will stop him?

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately, no one! As I said before, our military is worn out from 10 years of war. We have been closing bases all over the world, especially in Europe.
      Our money is being spent on food stamps etc. (other progressive goodies).
      In the last few years, the Europeans weakened their military. They are not much more than toy soldiers, good to look at in a parade but with no desire to fight for anything. Russia might not have yet the great weapons that the US has but their soldiers are ruthless, they do not care what the international community thinks of them. Their leaders tell them what to do and they do it.
      Putin tells them we want our great empire back and they will follow blindly.

  • Watch it

    China loaned us huge sums of money so we could keep overspending. Now that we are deep in debt and our economy is frazzled, we are printing huge sums of dollars. These dollars will soon be worthless as China is trying to make happen. China wants their currency to replace ours as the basis for trade. China has been hoarding and mining gold like crazy, to back their currency. The US has very little left (they won’t even allow an audit at Ft Knox). China knows the US dollars they hold are going to be worthless, so they have been (both the government and their businesses) buying US properties and companies using the soon to be worthless dollars to get rid of them and position themselves in such a way as to get more control of the US. They are even encouraging their citizens to buy gold, which was outlawed until recently, and they have been buying it like crazy. Their government can take it away from them at any time. China is not really supporting Russia, only on the surface to get what they want. They are not going to share world dominance with anyone.

  • Charles Hurst

    I wonder what would happen if the Russians were met with bullets instead of rocks. There is an important point to look at with the Ukraine as Barry threatens this and that at which Putin is completely ignoring. And that is this is what happens with an unchecked tyrant. I’ve seen several videos of the Ukraine people being shot at with nothing but metal shields as they continued to stand defiantly against the police forces.

    The don’t have the Second Amendment.

    I wonder how easily the Russians could walk in if they were met with pockets of rebel forces coming out, opening fire and disappearing into the crowds? I wonder what the Russian soldier would feel like knowing he might be going home in a box?

    This is why we “right wing nutcases” cling to our guns. Our economy is going to collapse. It has to. We have an unresolvable debt. And when it does we will have chaos in the metropolitan areas. And the government’s answer will be to disarm the people. How do I know this? I watched the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans. Because we are a society that favors the criminal and entitlement driven over the law abiding.

    Barry, I would watch closely to the happenings in the Ukraine. These people are resisting even with the lack of firearms. I’ve predicted in my fiction the incoming tyranny to the United States. But we aren’t the Ukraine. And we have millions of firearms in our homes, Barry.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. Creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

    • Jennifer David

      They are even encouraging their citizens to buy gold, which was outlawed until recently, and they have been buying it like crazy.

  • Deckard426

    Pity the people who live in cities when the dollar collapses. They’ll have to eat their iPads.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    dearest glenn, you trash what deserves a trashing — even the president.


    if your president has terroristic tendencies (collapsing america economically aka the modern terrorist) you call him a terrorist.

  • Dirk Agia

    When will Beck show the video of the right wing Ukranian extremists who pulled that C.E.O from that news building and “disappeared” him? Typical bootlicking, neo con….

  • Anonymous

    Again, Glenn walks the fine line of anti-intervention but hints that the U.S. needs to step things up. Let’s not forget how Glenn thought the 2011 Arab Spring would result in an Islamic takeover of Europe.

    Whenever there’s a nation even remotely on the rise or undergoing change, Glenn immediately sounds the alarm and preaches the dangers of inaction, refusing to provide any concrete path to fix the issue. He merely nitpicks a handful decisions made by a seemingly handful of people, some of which were made decades ago under completely different political climates to provide a narrative to the current situation. Glenn fails to provide a realistic plan of action for our country’s leaders to take in alternate to the current one. Instead, he hints at military action without committing. Which is it, Beck? I’ve failed to see any prescriptions to the perceived ailments. Only more moaning about the guy calling the shots.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    The Soviets couldn’t make a decent automobile but they can ruin their own economy, dismantle their empire as part of an elaborate plan to conquer the world.

    They even got Glenn to start wearing Trotsky’s glasses while he makes fun of Obama’s mom pants.

  • Matthew Maxwell

    Yuri Bezmenov, Former KGB agent defected in the 1970’s spelled out the same thing in his speech “the Art of Subversion”.

  • Anonymous

    Although commonly misinterpreted, the word “collectivism” does not refer to the social interaction, coordination, and voluntary association that arise spontaneously from our human nature.

  • 7tom7

    What going on in the world today with Putin he thinking in long term 7 moves ahead in a chest game to expand Russia and the down fall of U.S and the western world !! By getting Western Europe hook on Russia natural gas and oil for energy and having a choke hold on U.S that obama help form by the only land supply route to our troops in Afghanistan !! I don’t believe obama is so stupid with his advisor to unwittingly set our country and the free world up for communists and Muslims nations aggression for our down fall !!My opinion that our President with his Muslim upbringing think in long term planning ahead and the outcome !! That he on purpose restrict U.S development of energy so we won’t be energy independent and supply Western Europe so it won’t be blackmail in a hostage situation for energy !! On purpose he alienate a so so friendly country of Pakistan and other small countries that border Afghanistan with over use of our drones so denied their country as a land and air supply route to hold our troops well being hostage in Afghanistan !!! This would leave only Russia a supply route for Afghanistan troops ,obama knew what he doing in setting up U.S only thing can do make little noise about giving Russia free rein invasion of Western Europe as ruse cover for obama Russia has a choke hold on our Afghanistan troops thanks to obama !! Now why we have our troops in Afg ,their hands tie behind their back not fighting to win are just being use as

    • 7tom7

      continue from previous post / to win are just being use as political pawns to give obama political cover that U.S cannot not really do anything just make noise for cover because Russia has a choke holds on U.S and Western Europe (thanks to obama long term planning in setting up U.S and the free world) !!!!!! This to meet obama ultimate plan to bring down the U.S and the Free World by putting U.S and Europe in a check mate positions where U.S cannot do anything but false feints and obama make a little noise for cover!! Since obama knowingly he let us fall into a check mate position to give Russia ,China,Iran,North Korea free rein to take over the world !! This is why he keeping our troops in Afghanistan not to win the war ,but to be his cover we cannot do anything in the rest of the world to support our allies or our national interest so we be alone against radicals Muslims and Russia and China for our take down!! Also obama cut our military , is allowing economical attack on our nation ,by Russia and China ,Muslim world control energy ,while we don’t develop our energy fully for our energy dependance and supply our allies !! I think obama is only playing stupid and playing marbles as a false cover ,he is in co-hoots a silent partner with Russia ,Muslims,China in playing chess against U.S and the Free World to bring down these free nations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 7tom7

        Oops I forgot obama cancel missile defense for U.S and Europe without canceling radar and anti-missile s in Poland I don’t think obama miss anything in setting up U.S and Europe to be in a check-mate position by Russia in Putin future chess moves !!!!!!!!!!!!

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