No war? Syria allegedly accepts Russia’s proposal

Ahead of President Obama’s national address this evening, reports out this morning suggest Syria has agreed to a Russian proposal that will require Bashar al-Assad to hand over any chemical weapons in the country to international control.

TheBlaze reports:

Syria said Tuesday it has accepted Russia’s proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly “agreed to the Russian initiative.”

Al-Moallem added that Syria did so to “uproot U.S. aggression.”

So is U.S. military action against Syria off the table now? This morning on radio, Glenn explained why he doesn’t think so.

Despite the obvious foreign policy blunder on the side of the Administration, President Obama has emerged relatively unscathed.

“But this is how the media helps you, right,” Stu asked. “I mean, you can have a huge mistake. The other side of the world calls you on it – embarrasses your entire policy. You find a way out of it when [the opinion is] 5‑to‑1 against you in the United States, and the media gives you credit for winning the day. They are saying it's a break through in Syria, a break through. I mean, how do you lose?”

“You don't,” Glenn explained. “That's why he's arrogant and has no self‑examination. And so it's not necessarily incompetence as much as there is no learning curve there. [President Obama] has no learning curve because he has no reason to learn. There's no consequence in his life. I mean, no responsibility.”

When you consider how handily President Obama won the 2012 election, the lack of accountability becomes clear.

“He's never held responsibility for absolutely anything in his life… which [is why] he is dangerous.”

So do we still strike Syria? Pat was 90% certain we would not.

“If [Syria] accepts the deal as it was outlined… and it really works out like that, yeah, I think there's a 90% chance they don't strike,” Pat said. “Their back is against the wall.”

Stu, however, wasn’t so sure. “I don't think it's 90%. I have to say that I think they want to do this, and I think there are so many outs here,” he said. “I mean, they could just say, ‘Look, there's more weapons that they haven't turned over.’”

“None of us can say,” Glenn concluded. “Now, imagine you're an ally. What we're saying is: Is he going to do the right thing for the country? Will he actually go through with what he has said? Will he take the opportunity to back the world up from the brink of war? I'm not exactly sure of that.”

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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