U.S. Ambassador killed as Islamic extremists storm embassies in Libya, Egypt

On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, chaos in the middle east erupted. First the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was swarmed by thousands of protesters who torn down the flag and replaced it with terrorist slogans - but then things really got ugly when a U.S. ambassador and three staffers were killed in Libya when their Embassy came under attack as well.

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In Libya, an angry mob stormed the American embassy and in the ensuing violence the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three staffers were killed. CNN reports that RPGs were fired into the embassy and caused it to be engulfed in flames. Stevens and the three other staffers were separated from the rest of the people in the building.

CNN elaborates:

A senior U.S. official familiar with the details of the attack said a rocket-propelled grenade set the consulate ablaze, leaving the Americans facing a fire inside and attackers outside.

Stevens and the others who died were separated from the rest of the staff while trying to escape to the roof of the building. The official said there were several "valiant but unsuccessful" attempts to get back into the building and rescue them.

Stevens, Foreign Service information management officer Sean Smith and a U.S. regional security officer were in a safe room in the Benghazi post as it burned around them, according to CNN sources. The security official got out and went back for Stevens and Smith, but found Smith dead and recovered his body, the sources said.

Stevens managed to escape the burning house, but the sources did not know what his condition was when he got out. The sources said Smith died of smoke inhalation, but it was not clear how Stevens died.

Meanwhile in Cairo, Islamic radicals stormed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Egypt and tore down the American flag in protest of a film that mocked Muhammad and Islam.

AFP reported:

Nearly 3,000 demonstrators, most of them hardline Islamist supporters of the Salafist movement, gathered at the embassy in protest over a film deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed which was produced by expatriate members of Egypt's Christian minority resident in the United States.

A dozen men scaled the embassy walls and one of them tore down the US flag, replacing it with a black one inscribed with the Muslim profession of faith: "There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God."

Demonstrators also daubed part of that slogan -- "There is no God but God" -- on the walls of the embassy compound.

Upon reviewing the news, Glenn could not believe how America could react with any

"1979 is the last time somebody tried to kill our ambassador and they did kill our ambassador in 1979 under Jimmy Carter.  What a surprise.  What a surprise.  It has happened only five times and what a surprise, it was in the radical Sixties and Seventies.  And then America got tough and they stopped killing our ambassadors."

"Now, now that they have killed four embassy staff members and an ambassador and they have taken two embassies, not one, two different embassies and surprisingly ‑‑I mean, what are the odds, what a coincidence, on September 11th, that that just happened to be the day coincidentally.  They are sending us a message, and what was the message we sent back? "

Glenn said that, to this point, the response from the White House has been weak and unconvincing. Instead, the President should be making a strong stance against the radical groups who led these attacks and stop funding countries like Egypt and Libya whose governments are not friends of the United States.

"We are talking about Muslim extremists.  We're not talking about every Muslim," Glenn said. "They are animals.  And this president, what is he doing?  You know what this president should be doing?  He should be calling every congressman right now and saying I'm stopping all funding to Egypt, all of it.  I'm stopping all funding or any aid or anything else we're doing in Libya, all of it."

Glenn railed against Obama's previous praise of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian President Morsi, and the Arab Spring, as well as his disrespectful treatment of Israel.

"He won't meet with Benjamin Netanyahu but he's bringing the Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt into the White House! "

"Here's what the president should be doing today:  First of all, our warships should be on alert.  This is an act of war.  Just taking the embassy is an act of war.  We had two embassies taken in two Islamic countries yesterday by Islamic radicals.  They went in, they burned the flag.  That's an act of war.  We don't need another war and we certainly don't need another war in the Middle East and we certainly don't need it under this commander‑in‑chief.  But let's be clear.  That's an act of war.  Then they take our ambassador and they kill him!  What do you think?  Is that an act of war?"

"First thing, the first thing that has to be done is the president needs to address the American people and say, 'This is an act of war. Now, how the United States of America decides to handle this is an ongoing discussion and we'll let you know. But we're putting you on notice that we did notice you killed our ambassador and took two of our embassies. You don't push the United States of America around. Period. And by the way, we also notice that you did it on 9/11. We don't think that was a coincidence. Message received, Muslim Brotherhood. You'll receive our message. Here's the first thing we're going to do. Congress is not sending Egypt a billion dollars'," Glenn said.

"In about a month or so we're going to elect another president and he'll stand by you. He'll help you when you want to overthrow the Muslim Brotherhood."

"This president also should announce that he apologizes to Israel. Israel is fighting for their life. Ahmadinejad is coming over and speaking at the United Nations on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year. He's speaking and addressing the United Nations. The next day Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking at the United Nations. The president is going to be there. Benjamin Netanyahu is going to be there. But the president is too busy when he's in New York to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu. Remember, the guy, he has told he's never had a better friend. 'I've been the best friend Israel's ever had as a president.' But he's too busy. And what's on his schedule that he just can't cancel? He said that Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House came out and said that he can't meet with Benjamin Netanyahu. No, just can't do it. Don't have time; too busy. Oh, by the way, on that day I'm going to be ‑‑ I'm going to be on the David Letterman show. What do you think? Do you want a president that thinks that David Letterman is more important than our ally Israel? I think this is a pretty easy choice, America," Glenn continued.

"The other thing the president should be doing is closing these embassies. Pulling everybody out. Do you know that Canada just pulled their people from Iran? I'm telling you war is coming. Get our people out. And get our troops back home."

"This is not good. If you give this man (Obama) another four years, there will not be a country left. There's no way to survive the onslaught, the coopting of the Muslim Brotherhood. There is no way to survive the way this man spends money. "

"It's 1979 and as much as Bill Clinton looks like a dream come true to us, if you give this man another four years, America, Jimmy Carter is going to look like a dream come true.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.