North Korea missile launch fails; Hotel of Doom still stands

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North Korea caused international outrage when they fired off a test missile, but they also caused themselves embarrassment when the missile failed less than 1 minute into launch. In denial, the North Korean government still decided to hold missile parades to celebrate. Glenn reacts & talks about North Korea’s failed monument to communism -- the Hotel of Doom.

"North Korea had a rocket launch that kind of failed spectacularly. Kind of makes me happy on that one. Just a little bit," Glenn said upon hearing about the missile launch.

BBC reports that "The official reason for the launch had been to put a satellite into orbit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the state's founder, Kim Il-sung. North Korea fired the Unha-3 rocket around 07:40 local time (22:40 GMT Thursday) from a site in Cholsan County on the western coast, according to South Korean and US monitors. It disintegrated after a minute or two, falling into waters 165km (105 miles) west of the South Korean capital, Seoul, the monitors said."

The launch has universally been called a failure.

But don't worry, the UN is getting involved, going so far as to criticize North Korea for the launch and call it a violation. Pretty harsh, right?

In an effort to pretend this never happened, the communist country unveiled huge statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-Il.

This, of course, brought to mind some other failed examples of communist propaganda, such as the huge yet unfinished Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, also dubbed "The Hotel of Doom".

Stu explained that when South Korea was hosting the Olympics, North Korea decided "we need to do something as a communist nation to show that communism is superior. So they decided to build the largest and tallest hotel in the world. It's this gigantic triangle, and it's made completely out of concrete. It's exactly what you think that communists would build."

Stu explained that they built the skeleton of it but ran out of money - which is exactly what happens in communism.

"They couldn't tear it down. They actually scrub it out of official photos of the city," Stu added.

"Imagine living in that kind of society where you're starving, and they come in and they build this giant," Glenn said.

"I watched a documentary recently about North Korea, and they interviewed the people, and they don't see it like that. They are so indoctrinated from birth that Kim Jong Il was in power. The documentary was specifically talking about citizens that have these basic eye surgeries that need to be done on the cataracts, and instead they go blind. They go blind for thousands of citizens they have no doctors that can perform the surgery. And so charities from outside of North Korea are allowed in very rarely to go in there and do these simple surgeries that restore these people's sight. What do they do once they get out of these surgery. They run up to the photo of the Kim Jong Il. They praise these paintings of Kim Jong Il," Stu said.

You can watch the documentary Stu describes below:

Photo of the building before construction resumed:

There is now a glass facade on the outside, but the building is still not open.

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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