New terror threat

On Friday, the State Department issued a broad global travel alert for U.S. citizens for the entire month of August, as well as the order to close 21 embassies across the Middle East beginning on Sunday because of an unspecified threat.

“Current information suggests that Al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” the alert posted on the State Department’s website stated.

“Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests,” the alert said. “U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.  Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services.  U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.”

The embassies remain closed today in 19 cities throughout the Muslim world as we approach the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed the U.S. Ambassador in Libya.

This morning on radio, Glenn couldn't help but point out the inconsistency of this new major threat with the notion given by the Obama administration over the past few years that Al Qaeda is "on the run".

"We have Al‑Qaeda so on the run.  I mean, we are so winning this war that we have decided that we're just going to close up shop in our embassies all across the Middle East," Glenn said sarcastically.

"We are — we have them so on the run and what we are doing is we're running to make it look like we're running, even though they are the ones running.  Even though they are the ones scared, we're the ones closing — this is so clever, they'll never see this coming," he continued.

"That's how scared we have them, that they are plotting and planning what is called the most audacious attack on us since September 11th, more chatter than there was before September 11th, and we're so — we've got it so in the bag because we have — well, first of all, nobody screws with us in the Middle East because he has changed everything for us."

"I don't think that's exactly what's going on," Pat chimed in.

"Maybe a couple of logic pitfalls there," Stu added. "You know, maybe they are on the run in that they are running to new explosions that they're planning."

Unfortunately, it does appear the administration was indeed wrong (…or lying…you decide). They now believe that Al-Qaeda terrorists are planning an attack and apparently it's going to be big and strategically significant based on the recently reported on intercepted communications.

"This must just be scare tactics," Glenn said. "That's what it must be. Because that's what they said about the last president, that anytime he would bring stuff like that, they were just trying to get his poll numbers up.  Although I strangely don't think it's going to work the same for this one."

What is alarming, Glenn noted, is the confidence these terrorists showed when communicating…and their air of certainty depute the authorities lack of knowledge on the target of the attack.

"In other words, even the NSA doesn't scare them," Glenn noted. "They don't care."

Glenn went on to point out that there is good reason they likely don't care. They think they have so decimated us — or someone has — that it doesn't matter what they do. But closing all of our embassies in the region certainly sends a message around the world. And as Glenn points out, if you look at the way we handled the Benghazi attacks — or didn't handle them — it's not hard to imagine why Al Qaeda, who was behind the attack, wouldn't show fear to the United States government.

The perpetrators of that incident have still yet to be brought to justice.

Republican Rep. Peter King had the following to say about the most recent threat

"Well, quite frankly, Martha, because this threat was so specific as to how enormous it was going to be and also — as to certain dates were given but it didn't specify where it's going to be and, you know, the assumption is it's probably most likely to happen in the Middle East at or about one of the embassies, but there's no guarantee of that at all."

In other words, while the intelligence may be telling us a general timeframe around when this attack could take place, the location of the attack could be anywhere. And the blatant openness in their communication suggests a high level of confidence in whatever it is that they have planned.

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.

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