Former Secret Service agent offers insight into Mandela memorial security breach

President Obama’s selfies weren’t the only controversy to arise from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday. Yesterday, the world learned the sign language interpreter standing just three feet from President Obama and other world leaders was actually not signing coherently. According to a new AP report, Thamsanqa Jantjie saw “angels” at the event, has been violent in the past, and suffers from schizophrenia.

“I really don't understand and [it] really concerns me [that] we are accepting what I think is a new kind of Secret Service, I guess. I don't know,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We have Dan Bongino on. He wrote the book Life Inside the Bubble, and I wanted to call him real quick just to get his read on what happened in South Africa.”

Dan is a former Secret Service agent who served under both the Bush and Obama Administrations, and he was able to provide some inside knowledge as to why someone with a violent past was allowed to be in such close proximity to the President.

“Glenn, we have to start seriously reevaluating our approach to presidential security overseas… [President Obama] was in a lot of danger, I think, and I didn't say that until I heard this story about his violent tendencies, which came out today,” Dan explained. “I think the Secret Service here was put in a really bad spot for a couple of reasons – the first being this event was put together last minute. [But it] didn't have to be. You know, it was not a secret that Mandela was going to die at some point. The plan should have been put together. And it wasn't [put together in advance] like we did for the Reagan funeral here.”

“Secondly, whenever you're dealing with overseas events like this and there are political sensitivities… on this one they were legions, I think in my opinion, we sell out to political interests a little too easily,” he continued. “I think we should have put our foot down on this one and I think the ramifications of a poor decision here were clear.”

It doesn’t take a security background to understand that when it comes to keeping someone safe, distance is key. In this particular situation, it looks like an individual who suffers from mental illness and has a history of violence was given access to world leaders without adequate research into his background.

“When you look at security, you have to look at it like a ring structure. Remember, Glenn, distance buys you time,” Dan said. “If someone breaches an outer perimeter, you still have time to react. If they reach a middle perimeter, you still have time to react. If they breach not only the inner sanctum, but the arm's reach of the president, that's a pretty serious reach. You have no time. Time is not your friend. And how this guy got up on stage, I think the South Africans are going to have a lot of questions to answer.”

Watch the entire interview below:

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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