Did Obama really flip flop on Gitmo?

Remember how just a few months ago President Obama and Eric Holder were pushing for the 9/11 terrorists to stand trial in downtown New York City? But then suddenly, it’s been announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will actually face a military trial at Guantanamo Bay. Why the sudden change? Glenn gave his reaction on radio this morning.

“Isn't it strange that he does this now?” Glenn asked.

“He waited for six months and now he's doing it. It's almost like -- can I -- can I tell you something? This is an interesting theory and I -- this is -- it's not even a theory. It's more of an idea or a noticeable moment,” he said.

“The President, he starts out and he's, like, ‘I am so against these terror trials in Gitmo because these terror trials in Gitmo, do you know what they do? They inflame the Muslim world’,” Glenn said,

“They inflame the Muslim world. And so you can't do it and so he wanted to close down Gitmo because it's such a nasty place and then do the terror trials here -- just a couple of blocks away in New York City, away -- just a couple of blocks away from Ground Zero.”

“That would prove American justice to the Muslim world,” Pat said. “It would show them what kind of a people we are.”

Glenn jokingly said that there was no way that trying these terrorists a few blocks from Ground Zero would cause any problems in New York City, not to mention nearly bankrupt the city with the costs associated of putting that type of trial on in New York.

“So, then that [Ground Zero mosque] story just goes away. The President's thinking about it. But then he decides, I'm going to launch a third front in a third Muslim country. That's what I'm going to do. And I'm going to -- I'm going to set the world on fire by saying, Hey, kiddos, rise up. Revolution is neat-o. And so they do. And then Terry Jones sets the Middle East on fire even some more,” Glenn said.

“The Pentagon tried to make sure that nobody released these [photos] a year ago, but somebody decided to sit on these pictures for a year of our troops being dirt bags, five members of our troops, but then coincidentally on the weekend that we decide to go to war in a third Muslim country, Der Spiegel and Rolling Stone decide to print these old pictures which they say in Germany is setting the Muslim world on fire,” Glenn said.

“Then, just last week, the President has decided that he's going to -- he's going to now start to back the Ivory Coast candidate, you know. He's the rightfully elected. He was democratically elected Muslim candidate.”

“So, we seem to be on the wrong side there, as well as we have the Muslim world enraged in all of the streets in North Africa and throughout the Middle East,” Glenn said.

“What was he flip-flopping on? Gitmo. Out of all of the times that he could now reverse himself on Gitmo and say, We’re going to hold those terror trials. Out of the two years that he's had in office, now is the time to hold trials there at Gitmo for the 9/11 terrorists. My gosh, what an unfortunate flip-flop that is. A noticeable moment of strange, unfortunate timing.”

“Perhaps they realized that just late last week it became not to dangerous in the Muslim world to try prisoners at Gitmo. Is that possible?” Pat asked.

While it’s certainly possible that the President’s reversal is just a case of bad timing, it sure seems like a huge coincidence.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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