Stackelbeck: Iranian regime building missile bases off coast of Venezuela

Glenn invited Erick Stackelbeck onto radio this morning to discuss some of scarier news revealed in the new GBTV documentary Rumors of War 3: Target U.S. Would you believe that the Iranian regime is reported to be building missile bases off the coast of Venezuela? Or that they want to make inroads into Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States? Glenn got the shocking details on radio this morning.

Transcript of interview below:

GLENN: Erick Stakelbeck is here. He's on this special tomorrow, Rumors of War III on GBTV.com. Erick, the Muslim Brotherhood, the president has come out and said, you know, hey, we're going to help them in small business.

 

STAKELBECK: Yeah.

 

GLENN: I don't know if we're helping out the shop keepers in Iran as well.

 

STAKELBECK: Yeah.

 

GLENN: Give me the tie with Iran and the missiles of a Cuban missile crisis that's possibly coming.

 

STAKELBECK: Glenn, this is one of the most frightening developments in the realm of national security that the average American knows nothing about. Now, about a year and a half ago, a leading German daily newspaper, Die Welt, very credible, very credible source did a wide‑ranging investigative report and they found that the Iranian regime, Ahmadinejad and the boys, are building missiles bases in an island off the coast of Northern Venezuela, in our hemisphere. Now, these missile bases would obviously be equipped with Iran's midrange missiles which could reach, as you played in the clip, Panama Canal, Florida, but Iran is also working on Intercontinental ballistic missiles. Now, the Obama administration has to know this. They have to know what Iran is up to in our backyard. There's even been reports that Iran is trying to make inroads into Cuba, just 90 miles off our shore. And it's not a coincidence, Glenn, that on his victory tour of Latin America back in January, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a pit stop in Cuba. So, so much for the Monroe Doctrine.

 

GLENN: I was shocked when I watched the documentary. I watched half of it this morning, the finished reel, and I'm shocked, Erick, at how many people in this administration are really bad, I mean really bad. You know, we found Van Jones, like, okay, he's a really bad, a communist revolutionary. Really bad Islamic extremist, all in and around this administration.

 

STAKELBECK: Oh, yeah. I mean, these, Glenn, these are Muslim Brotherhood‑connected individuals and it's not just me saying it. I'm not just throwing the label out there calling them brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood's own documents, as we reveal in Rumors of War III which everyone needs to watch, their own documents say these are our friends. These are our organizations. And Glenn, these Muslim Brotherhood documents name names: Hey, these are our people. Well, the very people that the brotherhood names are in the White House. They have entree to the Obama administration.

 

GLENN: And it's not that they've infiltrated. You know, I think we've used the wrong word in the documentary. We say that they've infiltrated to all of the highest levels in every realm of our government now. They haven't infiltrated. We opened the ‑‑ President Obama opened the door and said, "Come on in, guys."

 

STAKELBECK: Glenn, two delegations from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were in the White House two weeks ago. Terrorists in suits. Because that's what the brotherhood is. They might not have the flowing beards and the long robes and that's where they get ya. They're wearing suits. They're well educated. They're eloquent. That's the Muslim Brotherhood's game: Deception. Well, they were in the White House two weeks ago meeting with Obama administration officials.

 

I never thought I'd see the day in American history where we had terrorists in the White House, but the Muslim Brotherhood is the granddaddy of them all when it comes to Islamic terror groups: Al‑Qaeda, Hamas all of the violent jihadists we hear about were spawned from the Muslim Brotherhood. They are the granddaddy. Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al‑Zawahiri, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, all of these kingpins, before they formed Al‑Qaeda they belonged to, surprise, the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

STU: A lot of this information, too, Erick is fairly recent in that a lot of it came from the Holy Land Foundation investigation. Is that right? How did that come ‑‑ how did we come across that stuff?

 

STAKELBECK: Stu, that he is a great point. In 2007 the largest terrorism financing trial in American history went down in Dallas, Texas. The Holy Land Foundation was a quote/unquote Islamic charity that was feeding needy Palestinian orphans. Well, in reality they were sending some $10 million overseas to Hamas. All of this came out in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2007, and in that trial, guys, key point here: Two of the leading American Muslim organizations that are good friends of the Obama administration: The Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, and the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA, both of these groups were named as unindicted co‑conspirators in this case, in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.

 

GLENN: Yeah. Wait until you ‑‑ Erick, I thank you so much for your hard work. You'll be here tomorrow?

 

STAKELBECK: I will see you there, Glenn.

 

GLENN: We'll see you. Okay. Thanks a lot, Erick. It is tomorrow, Rumors of War III, GBTV.com. This is a don't‑miss. This is a don't‑miss. Nobody is going to show you this stuff. Nobody. And our documentary team in Ohio has worked a long time on this. That's tomorrow night, 7:00, special time, 7:00 on GBTV.com.

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.