World War II vs. 2014: Glenn compares the power struggle of the fascists and communists to that of the Sunnis and Shiites

On radio this morning, Glenn took a more historical look at the conflict in the Middle East. Glenn compared the current power struggle between the Sunnis and Shiites to that of the fascists and communists during World War II. Who emerges victorious, and what comes next?

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Below is an edited transcript of the monologue:

This is why the west is hated. Who gave them those dictators? We did. Why? Because it was the only way to keep the Middle East secure. Why did we need it to be secure? Well, two reasons. The ugly reason: We need the resources. The good reason: We were don’t want people killing each other in mass. We don’t want a giant caliphate that’s just beheading everybody who’s different. This is the way you sleep at night. If we get a dictator in there, he’ll strong arm the people and keep the Christians over here – safe from the Muslims over there. But once you destabilize that, all bets are off. That’s why President Obama was so far out of his league. And if he didn’t understand this, he was living in a dream world.

You know what this is? This is hypothecation of countries. Hypothecation describes the monetary system that is built on smoke and mirrors. It is all built on: Well, Germany will never ask for their gold back. And England will never ask for their gold back, so we’ll keep selling the gold over and over again. But if anyone wants to say, ‘I don’t want to play that game,’ it was other. That’s why we were saying to Germany, ‘We’ll give you your gold seven years down the road.’ That’s why when Rick Perry asked for the gold back for Texas. We never got it. You don’t ever hear about that, do you? It’s called hypothecation. There’s not enough gold for everybody to get their gold back. Period.

What happens? If you don’t get your gold back, people are saying, ‘You are stealing from me.’ Then you start to have the fascists and communists that will rise up and say, ‘Take the banking system. Take to the streets.’

That’s what happened in the Middle East. That’s why you have al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and everything else. Because we gave them enough lies and we said, We’re for these values.’ No, we are not. ‘Were for these values. Here, have a dictator.’

All for good reasons, we gave them enough to have the fringe elements rise up and have the average person on the street go. ‘That makes sense. Those guys are lying. We know they’re lying. They come here and they are for freedom, but they know we have people in the secret prisons.’ You give them enough fuel, and we’ve just set the entire Middle East on fire. If we don’t learn this lesson now, I don’t know how it works out in the end, but it will be horrible.

I’m going to have somebody do an A/B comparison on the similarities between World War II and this. I believe we are looking at fascists and communists with the Sunni and Shia. Which one is going to control that whole region? In World War II, we said, ‘We don’t want the Fascists to do it.’ We kind of liked the communists. Not so much – but enough.

Did we learn the lesson that you shouldn’t have gotten in bed with either of them? Nope. Because, now, we are getting into bed with Saudi Arabia. They want to control half the region. Iran wants to control the region. So we’ll get into bed with Saudi Arabia because we kind of like them. And Russia will get into bed with Iran. It’s the same story, except this time, we don’t have the monetary fuel and the industrial engine to be able to pull ourselves through.

We almost lost World War II. But we had enough assets. We had enough access to our resources. We were united together enough. We had enough gold in the bank. And everybody needed us. Not sure everybody needs us now. Not sure everybody likes us now.

  • landofaahs

    War is coming and a lot of governments want it because they have failed their people by the massive debt and bread and circuses. Of course they cannot admit or change course so they do what all national leaders do. They start wars and distract from their own failures and the sheeple eat it up.

    • Yo Mamma

      War mongering Christians need to shut their pie hole

      If you want war that much go pick on your neighbors barking dog

      • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

        Oh if everyone thought like you during WW2 Hitler would of taken over the world and every single Jew would now be dead.

        • Yo Mamma

          And so say all of us

          And so say all of us

          For he’s a jolly good fellow…

          I have no problem with German engineering

        • jim

          lmao

        • jim

          “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
          US Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler.

      • Marie

        “war mongering Christians”…..that’s funny. I’m not a Christian, I believe we need to take these folks out. I have common sense, apparently you don’t…

        • Yo Mamma

          NICE FOLKS CALLING TO TAKE FOLKS OUT???

          JUST ANOTHER FOLKSY DAY IN CRAZEEE WORLD

          Just another fat man posting as a stupid blonde

        • jim

          lol

      • Pocahontas

        How is it helpful to call Christians War Mongers? There is no basis for that statement, when this article is all about our govts being the problem. You just picked an argument, so take your own advice. Hello?

  • landofaahs

    It’s been planned by the one world government crowd for decades. It takes no genius to see it.

    • jim

      The black nobility

      • Yo Mamma

        Cool graphic!

  • Yo Mamma

    Glenn, countries are made up of people. The people of today.

    They maybe brothers, sisters, uncles, but all people of today.

    Collectively those very same people of today, make up government.

    When you look at those people of today, one at a time, and you look closely at them, you begin to understand that there is little of interest between those ears. A void that light shines directly through..

    You cannot expect much more from government

    • zemla

      I hope your correct statement includes yourself as one of those “people of today”

  • ken.

    the founding fathers were non-interventionists, for that very reason, we should have stuck to those principles. not to mention several others!

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.cousins.14 David Cousins

      No they were not…..Adams fought France & American forces burned a city in Spain.
      Jefferson fought Lybia.
      Madison England & invaded Canada.
      Monroe fought Algeria.

    • Guest

      deleted

      • ken.

        non-interventionists don’t stick their noses into others problems, but have no problem defending the country and the citizens.

  • Eldjr

    Hegel’s Dialectic 101:

    1. Set up diametric – “polar opposite” – philosophies [yet sharing the commonality of a desire to impose their worldview]: “Left-Right”, “East-West”, “Communist-Capitalist”, “White-Black”, “Christian-Muslim”, “Pro-Abortion-Anti-Abortion”, “Republican-Democrat”, “Conservative-Liberal”, etc… etc.

    2. Gather the people into the opposing camps

    3. Increasingly radicalize both “sides”

    A. “Thesis” – “Anti-THIS

    B. “Anti-thesis – “Pro- THIS

    4. Escalate conflict to unsustainable levels, [use “pendulum swings”]

    5. Introduce “Synthesis” – Predetermined “Third-Way” solution [seems better than the manufactured “conflict”]

    6. Sociopolitical transformation accomplished.

    When you understand the pattern, you can see how the “Third Way” [look it up] will be brought to a world on the brink of devastation [brought there by the Hegelian architects of “change”], setting up an international elite with power over all individuals [the actual goal].

    If folks would just take a breath and step back for a few moments and see how we’re being played against each other, they’ll understand why [for example] RINO republicans talk out of one side of their mouths, and deal out of the other [not that Dems are any better – and anyone who thinks either “side” is truly defending their personal and individual Liberty didn’t take a far enough step back].

    These people [and I call them, Progressives] do not believe in Liberty; they believe that they must rule or ruin; and if it takes “ruin” to cement their positions of privilege:

    Then “so be it – bring on “Armageddon”.

    Frankly, they’re insane, and so might we be, if we continue to just permit ourselves to be herded into the “world-view” conflicts that they create to control the world’s destiny..

  • jim

    All organised religions have there dark side

    • JLWright

      When Christians or any other religion worship their own religion they are in violation of the first commandment, and there is usually no end to the horrors they cause. When the majority of German Catholics and Lutherans bought into Hitler’s charisma and promises of prosperity and pride ………you know the rest of the story!

      • Guest

        The point being made was that ALL the organized monotheistic religions have there fair share of brutality !

        But in the interests of clarity-a few examples from a grotesque period-Torture and Punishment During the Spanish Inquisition

        The Strappado is a form of torture that began with the Medieval Inquisition. In one version, the hands of the accused were tied behind his back and the rope looped over a brace in the ceiling of the chamber or attached to a pulley.

        The rack was another well-known torture method associated with inquisition. The subject had his hands and feet tied or chained to rollers at one or both ends of a wooden or metal frame. The torturer turned the rollers with a handle, which pulled the chains or ropes in increments and stretched the subject’s joints, often until they dislocated. If the torturer continued turning the rollers, the accused’s arms and legs could be torn off.

        While the accused heretics were on strappado or the rack, inquisitors often applied other torture devices to their bodies. These included­ heated metal pincers, thumbscrews, boots, or other devices designed to burn, pinch or otherwise mutilate their hands, feet or bodily orifices

        Capital punishment did allow for burning at the stake. In some cases, accused heretics who had died before their final sentencing had their corpses or bones dug up, burned and cast out. The last inquisitorial act inSpain occurred in 1834, but all of the Inquisitions continued to have a lasting impact on Catholicism, Christianity and the world as a whole

        • JLWright

          Aren’t you glad God does not dwell in temples made with hands…..and men and women are free to prove all things and to hold fast to those things that are true?

    • AgnesDomini

      Do your homework, Sir; almost ALL of these devices were invented for penal purposes associated with governmental enforcement, and are not the inventions of religious authorities. The bastinado, for example, dates to 960 A.D. China, and had no religious correlation. The iron maiden was based on the device used by the Carthaginaian government to execute a Roman statesman (Marcus Atilius Regulus). The scavenger’s daughter? Invented by a guard of the Royal Tower of London (named Skeffington/Skevington) during the reign of Henry VIII as a device to torture political prisoners. The pillory was used for criminals already prosecuted in court by the government; that it was used where religious authorities also served as community leaders conflates the issue, but does not negate my point. And all of Christianity (which is a faith, not a religion) did not resort to these devices, mostly only the Roman Catholics did–and there are a number of Christian religions which do not even acknowledge Roman Catholicism as a Christian religion, just for the record. (I have met several people here in the southwest who have said “I used to be Catholic, but now I’m Christian.” I have both a Catholic and a Protestant parents.) Just saying…

      • jim

        The point being made was that ALL the organized monotheistic religions have there fair share of brutality !(Zoroastrianism may be an exception)

        But in the interests of clarity-a few examples from a grotesque period-Torture and Punishment During the Spanish Inquisition

        The Strappado is a form of torture that began with the Medieval Inquisition. In one version, the hands of the accused were tied behind his back and the rope looped over a brace in the ceiling of the chamber or attached to a pulley.

        The rack was another well-known torture method associated with inquisition. The subject had his hands and feet tied or chained to rollers at one or both ends of a wooden or metal frame. The torturer turned the rollers with a handle, which pulled the chains or ropes in increments and stretched the subject’s joints, often until they dislocated. If the torturer continued turning the rollers, the accused’s arms and legs could be torn off.

        While the accused heretics were on strappado or the rack, inquisitors often applied other torture devices to their bodies. These included­ heated metal pincers, thumbscrews, boots, or other devices designed to burn, pinch or otherwise mutilate their hands, feet or bodily orifices

        Capital punishment did allow for burning at the stake. In some cases, accused heretics who had died before their final sentencing had their corpses or bones dug up, burned and cast out. The last inquisitorial act inSpain occurred in 1834, but all of the Inquisitions continued to have a lasting impact on Catholicism, Christianity and the world as a whole

        • TaoTeChing

          I learned that one of the inquisitions targeted jews and muslims.

          The muslims had invaded Europe and the inquisition was a method to get them out. Justified? I do not know.

  • JLWright

    There is no way to compassionately wage 21st century limited warfare. When diplomacy, reason and sanctions fail and lawlessness is hailed, religious sectarianism prevails and Christians and Jews are persecuted and put to death (Mat 24 vs. 9) “That day – like the burning of cities that ended WW2 – will bring about the destructions from the heavens by fire and the elements will melt in the heat.” (2 Peter 3:12)

  • jim

    Take a look at this dodgy “jihadist “