Delay, control, and interrogate: Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi

It's been four months since the 9/11 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, including an Ambassador. Holding the hearings prior to the elections was viewed as too much of a "distraction", so Congress waiting. Then she was traveling, so Congress had to wait. Then Hillary had health problems, and again, Congress waited.

How long has Hillary Clinton known she was going to have to testify?

"Do you think she knew she'd be asked WHY Americans were misled about WHAT occurred leading up to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi?" Glenn asked. "Remember, there are two questions. 'What happened?', but the more important question is 'Why?' Why did this happen?"

It's a fair assumption that Hillary not only knew what questions to expect — the GOP had been asking them on national news outlets for months — but, she was also thoroughly coached on her responses.

By the time Secretary of State Clinton took to the stand yesterday, she knew the tone, the emotions, and the words that she needed to express them in to shut down opposition and give the press their headlines.

"And so when the time came to perform, she did," Glenn said.

"No, you need to find out why, Madam Secretary," Glenn jabbed after quoting her emotional response yesterday.

Everything from Hillary Clinton's mannerisms to her glasses seemed planned and rehearsed. It's all about image with the mainstream media. Does she still look sick? Smart? Frail? Does she seem defensive and angry or poised and collected?

"Yesterday I told you when I just saw a little bit of the hearings that she had been coached by some very good handlers.  But I think these handlers are even better than I thought.  I think she's been coached by somebody in the intelligence community," Glenn told listeners.

Glenn explained that counterintelligence interrogator techniques are specific. There's a specific chapter that discusses how to spot and react to a source that is trying to deceive you. Essentially, if someone is trying to deceive you, how do you spot them: Delay, control, and interrogate.

"This is what the State Department and the military do for a living," Glenn said. "If you are a counterintelligence interrogator, you'll know clever sources will attempt to delay, control, and then interrogate the interrogator. You can never let them get the upper hand or they will win. Delay."

Control: "A clever source will control the topic by asking other questions and redirecting," Glenn continued. "Pretty soon the sources directing the interrogation are not the interrogator. This puts both the source in control and also delays."

And interrogate. The source fires back with a accusation to gain more control. Glenn gave the example from Senator Marco Rubio's questioning yesterday when he asked, "What have you done to ensure security at Benghazi before the attack?" Her answer was delayed and vague: "I'll have to get that information to you later, Senator."

Sen. Ron Johnson's questioning made headlines yesterday after he drilled Hillary on how the American people were misled to believe the attacks occurred as a reaction to an offensive video on YouTube.

"She immediately responds emotionally and with a flurry of questions. She's trying to take the control and the initiative away from Sen. Johnson", Glenn explained. "And her big question was, and probably the most rehearsed part of it, the question was probably deliberately designed to redirect and gain control."

"Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some Americans?"

She completely avoids the subject at hand, that the American people were lied to. She doesn't even go there. Now the question, is 'does that even matter now? What difference does that make?

"She changes the original question with one of her own," Glenn points out. "She changes the question to:  Why did the militants do this?  I don't know.  That wasn't the question.  But she has ‑‑ she has come and with outrage, she has come with tears, and she has turned it around on the interrogator.  And then she changes the question.  By the end you don't know what he said.  He's the bad guy."

There were at least one or two highlights to come out of yesterday's hearing. Senator Rand Paul grill the Secretary of State on the lack of accountability and leadership in the department, and he let her know exactly what he would have done after hearing the details of how the State Department handled the situation. He would have fired her.

A representative from Texas even asked the number one question — the question that defines why this event could even take place. Why was the ambassador in Benghazi and not at the embassy, under protection, in the first place? Why was he there — alone — on September 11th?

But time had run out. They moved right passed it.

Delay, control, and interrogate. Clinton did this time and time again yesterday. Clinton won.

"She was coached to deceive," Glenn said. "I bet my life on it. Too bad the senators and congressmen weren't coached to catch her deception."

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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