Buck Sexton on Iraq: They’re preparing for the worst case scenario

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Glenn: I want to go to our national security expert, Buck Sexton, in our newsroom, where are you, in New York? We welcome you to the program, Buck. I see 275 soldiers dispatched, and I have my own theories on this, but to me that seems like a death sentence. If the region is going to turn anti-American, what happens? What happens to those 275 Marines going over there? Is this a Jimmy Carter moment?

Buck: Well Glenn, if they’re not able to keep the U.S. presence in the embassy in Baghdad, the whole country is going down. That would essentially be the bellwether moment. That would be the point at which we recognize that this has gone far beyond our control. Two hundred seventy-five troops in addition to whatever they have now at the embassy, and I can tell you that embassy is a fortress, as people have brought up.

It cost nearly $1 billion. It was designed specifically to withstand indirect fire from mortars, from rockets. It also is blast protected so that it can’t be easily destroyed by say a massive car or truck bomb, which of course is what Iraq is known for these days. So there is, I think, a lot that they can do, Glenn, to batten down the hatches, so to speak, and these troops are auxiliary to what’s already in place. But if the embassy goes, the country is gone, it’s all over.

Glenn: Okay, so what do you think about this theory that some of those 275 are specialists to destroy whatever it is that we have? I mean, this is not just an embassy. This is bigger than Vatican City. This is massive, a massive complex, and I’m sorry, but I was told when we were at FOX to not talk about the embassy, when I was at CNN told not to talk about the embassy.

I mean, both sides were afraid when the White House, of both sides, called and said, because I was bringing up what is this embassy, we were told stop talking about it, move on. And I think there’s something to this embassy. What do you think about some of those troops being the guys going in if something goes wrong, they’re destroying the equipment or whatever it is we have in that embassy?

Buck: Well Glenn, every embassy has procedures in place for destroying classified material that they may have inside, and most of them obviously do have that kind of material inside. But in the case of Iraq, it’s not just oh, we’re going to evac the embassy. It would be we’re evac’ing the embassy under duress because an invading Al Qaeda army or an all-out Sunni-Shia civil war has broken out.

So even with all the precautions they have in place, this could quickly become a very incredibly dangerous situation, and I think that the troops that have been sent there now are quite honestly evac specialists. That’s the most likely scenario, people who would be able to, Marines, for example, who would be able to put down covering fire to allow them to at least hold off any invading force inside of Baghdad and others who are essentially loading up the choppers.

That’s what’s happening here. They’re preparing for the worst case scenario, and as I’ve said, if the embassy goes, Glenn, it’s all over.

Glenn: Real quick just because I’ve got less than a minute here, but real quick, we are looking at a scenario, we are inviting Iran in and saying hey, Iran, help. This is a Sunni and Shia thing. I mean, this could become Sunni and Shia civil war over this caliphate, could it not?

Buck: It absolutely could, Glenn. The worst-case scenario here for Iraq and for the region and quite honestly for the world is that this turns into a Sunni-Shia civil war that brings in all the Middle East countries of the region backing their preferred sides, this turns into a giant proxy battlefield. And if that happens, oil markets, all those who think that this doesn’t affect us, it’ll put the globe into turmoil. And they tried this before, Glenn. This was the playbook in 2006-2007, and they got brought back from the brink by 160,000 U.S. troops. We don’t have that there anymore.

Glenn: Thank you very much, appreciate it.

 

 

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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