World War 3: Who are the players and how is it happening?

World War 3 could be right around the corner, and Glenn laid out how he thinks it's going to happen and why based on the news in the Middle East and around the globe on Tuesday's TV show.

Opening the show, Glenn pointed out that throughout history countries come and go and empires rise and fall - no nations have truly been made to last, with one exception: America. When the Founders conceived of America, they built it with the Constitution and based it on principles of freedom and liberty so it could adapt to any problems or issues. Since it was created with freedom at its core, it could always be reset back to freedom if America ever went down the wrong path. That's why George Washington rejected the title of "King" and three branches were established with checks and balances.

Today, however, the ideas of freedom and the self-evident truth that all men are created equal has come under attack while hatred and evil rise. Glenn pointed to the rising destabilization in the Middle East with first the Arab Spring and now Syria plunging into chaos as the early signs, and predicted that Europe would soon be in trouble as well.

Glenn said that as destabilization occurs, three groups will be left vying for power: The Caliphate (Radical Islamists), The Controllers (Also known as the Communists, Socialists, Progressives), and the Survivors (the 90% who don't fall in the other categories).

In a World War 3 scenario, Glenn explained that the Caliphate is really the end goal of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, whom fall into Sunni Muslim ideology. They are often in conflict with Shi'a Islamic faith, and these are the ones who believe in the Twelfth Imam, an Islamic messiah who will return only during a period of great chaos and is often portrayed beheading non-believers. Radicals within both Sunni and Shi'a, however, believe in a a single,unified,  Islamic state - The Caliphate.

The other group vying for power in this scenario are The Controllers, which are the groups looking to expand their own power. These Controllers have come in different forms over the years: Socialists, Communists, and Progressives - even the drug lords and gangs of today.

The last group is the Survivors. These are the 90% who just want to feed their family, but they'll also do almost anything to maintain normalcy. Glenn warned that when it's time to be tested, many of these people will give up their own control to the people who will offer stabilization, even if it means a loss of freedom.

Glenn said that right now, the world is being destabilized and remolded. He pointed to Benghazi, where he believes the United States was running guns to support the rebels against Syrian president Assad. President Obama also signed a secret order giving support to Syrian rebels, and John McCain visited them and gave them credibility as well. Meanwhile, the Shi'a are flooding Syria to support Assad and fight the rebels America has supported.

So that's the United States aligned with the Syrian rebels, who are also supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, on one side.

On the other? Russia and the Shi'a Muslims. Russia has been a staunch ally of the Syrian leadership and Assad, providing them weaponry and political support.

Glenn believes that there is already a cold war underway, and pointed to Secretary of State John Kerry's awkward visit to Russia where he waited three hours at the Kremlin before Putin showed up. Glenn believes you don't do that to a high ranking official unless you are sending a message.

Glenn warned that the 90% in the survival group can't just survive, they have to stand for something. He said it will be up to Americans to stand for freedom in the coming global conflict, otherwise it will be lost in exchange for stability as the Caliphate and the Controllers seek to grab power.

How will the world be reshaped? Glenn looked at the map:

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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