Glenn’s blood hit the boiling point on radio this morning in reaction to some pretty remarkable audio from Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about the crisis in Egypt. During a visit to Cairo earlier this week, the Senators sat down with CBS News and admitted that the country is “just days or weeks” away from “all out bloodshed.”
“Well, I was at the doctor early this morning because I thought I had a brain aneurysm last night,” Glenn said. “It was in the 5 o’clock hour, happened about 5:20, when Buck Sexton actually played the audio of Lindsey Graham on CBS News reporting on what their fact‑finding mission in Egypt found. Here it is:”
REPORTER: Are you alarmed by what you see happening in Egypt?
GRAHAM: Oh, my God. I didn't know it was this bad. These folks are just days or weeks from all‑out bloodshed.
Yes, that was a senior United States Senator admitting he had absolutely no idea what was going on in Egypt.
“I can't take it,” Glenn said disgusted.
“You had no idea, Lindsey,” Pat asked. “Have a television set, do you? “
On last night’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn laid out three things no one is talking about in regards to the Middle East. “And wait until it really slides off,” he said. “There are three things that you need to know about the Middle East today.”
- Egypt could collapse soon
- Libya is on the brink
- Turkey just gutted its military
“One, Egypt is – many people, including Lindsey Graham say now that – it is days from flying out of complete control,” Glenn explained. “What we're talking about now is not Civil War. We are talking about massive bloodshed. We're talking about Syria happening in Egypt.”
This type of conflict would have worldwide implications. Chiefly, Israel would be in immediate danger and the global economy could spiral out of control.
“If Egypt spirals out of control, that means the Gaza Strip is no longer monitored at all,” Glenn said. “Israel would now have massive fighters going in. There's nobody standing guard against Israel.”
Furthermore, there is the issue of oil. In 2008, oil prices hit $140/barrel and the U.S. economy collapsed. Today, speculation is that oil could hit $300/barrel. “So you know, 80% of the world's oil goes through Egypt and the Suez Canal… If you shut down the Suez Canal, they are now saying that the price of a barrel of oil could skyrocket,” he explained. “It was 140 where we collapsed. 140. They are saying now that if they close the Suez Canal, if there is massive strife in the Middle East, you are looking at $300 a barrel of oil. It's not like you're looking at $10 a gallon gasoline. You'll be lucky to have gasoline.”
When someone like Sen. Graham, who is often touted for his foreign policy expertise, claims to not “know it was that bad” in Egypt, it’s safe to assume the government is in no way prepared for the worst case scenario.
“That's what's just happening in Egypt,” Glenn said. “But if you go west of Egypt, just over the border, you're smack dab into Libya. Now, Libya, the leader of Libya… [is] saying that they are within a week of collapse themselves because the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda are fighting, and Islamists are about to take over.”
Both Egypt and Libya on the verge of collapse, but there is another situation of instability, this time in Turkey, that threatens the balance of power in the Mid East region. Turkey was admitted into NATO under the guise that it could never devolve into an Islamic state because of the military’s protection of the Constitution, but now it appears the military has lost that control.
“Do you know what [the prime minister of Turkey] did,” Glenn asked. “He's arrested and put in prison for life the generals of the military in Turkey. Turkey is about to come undone.”
So what is the solution?
“Here's the good news. There's a solution in the Middle East. Because people in the Muslim Brotherhood, and people with Al Qaeda, and the people on the street are all talking about the same solution,” Glenn said. “There's a way to put the genie back in the bottle. There's a way to make it all work. And guess what that is: The magic Caliphate.”
Glenn has been mocked and ridiculed for talking about the inevitability of the Caliphate for quite some time, but he had a bold message this morning.
“I haven't been this angry in quite some time,” Glenn said. “The one thing I don't ever get right is time… I am wrong on timing, but I am telling you we are about to have an economic impact, the likes of which the globe has never seen. When – not if – when all these chickens come home to roost, you have mass chaos, not just in the Middle East, but it will slide the entire globe into chaos. And that means an economic impact… And then comes the giant reset… If you don't know history, you're about to repeat it… We have not progressed. If anything, we have regressed.”