Is Obama sending troops to Baghdad to destroy the U.S. embassy ahead of an attack?

On Monday’s radio program, Glenn boldly declared that he hopes the United States detonates its $1 billion Baghdad embassy before it falls into enemy hands. While Glenn was not sure exactly what is going on at the embassy, he knows from his own research that something is not right there.

“When we were at CNN, we started looking into the Baghdad embassy… It was estimated [to cost] over $1 billion at the time, and there were no pictures of this. No one was talking about it… It’s bigger than all of Vatican City,” Glenn explained on Monday. “When we were on CNN, I started showing pictures of the ground of what they were… starting to build. I said what are we doing?”

It didn’t take long, however, for Glenn and his producers to get word from CNN brass telling them to stop talking.

“The Bush Administration called CNN and said, ‘Tell him to stop talking about the embassy.’ I got pressure from the network to stop talking. Imagine. CNN didn’t like President [Bush], and CNN was telling us, ‘Hey, you know, you might want to stop talking. This is going to hurt our troops,’” Glenn continued. “There was no reason why we should stop. So we continued to talk about the embassy. There’s something wrong with that embassy… I don’t know if it’s an NSA listening post or what it is. But that’s not a normal run-of-the-mill embassy. Period.”

Hours later, President Obama announced plans to deploy approximately 275 troops to Iraq who will “provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” About 160 troops are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. The U.S. will put an additional 100 soldiers in a nearby third country where they would be held in reserve until needed.

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu renewed talks about the embassy and speculated what those troops will really be doing on the ground in Baghdad.

“This is my speculation, but I'm pretty sure of it,” Glenn said. “What the hell are 275 people going to do? Here's my guess: Those are not just regular Marines. Those are Marines that are being sent directly to the embassy, not to defend, but to destroy.”

Due to the sheer size and scope of the embassy, Glenn believes that if the President was really serious about defending the property, he would have sent a bigger team.

"That embassy is 80 football fields [long]. That's not an embassy. I don't know what it is, but it is not an embassy. I can guarantee you: Those guys will be dropped in and will destroy everything in that embassy that we have put in there,” Glenn explained. “If that's not what that is, [then it’s] a suicide mission. And the President has sent people on suicide missions before in our embassy, namely Benghazi, so he is not necessarily opposed to it. I just don't think he would want to do that. But if I'm told I have to stand my ground at the embassy, that's a suicide mission.”

Pat and Stu weren’t so certain that the 275 soldiers could not adequately defend the embassy.

“But it depends on what comes after you,” Stu interjected. “If all 10,000 people come at the exact same time to the embassy, it will be hard to defend, you're right. If you have factions that get there and the rest of them are dealing with the Iraqi military, that could be something the 275 could do.”

Stu went on to explain that he does not believe President Obama wants anything to do with the conflict. With two years left of his presidency, he would much rather focus on pet projects like global warming initiatives, but he also has a legacy to protect. Glenn, however, wasn’t convinced.

“I don't think he wants to put troops back in there, but I think he would take the basic steps to try to shore up the Iraqi army… Seems like that is what they are doing… They aren't going to let these 10,000 troops march in here, take over the entire country and our $1 billion building,” Stu explained. “The President of the United States doesn't want to deal with the fallout of that, whatever fallout there would be. I can't believe that's what he wants his last two years to be about.”

“He's a guy that believes he can talk them down from a tree,” Glenn concluded. “That's where the thinking from the President is. He knows what the caliphate is, and I believe he thinks that is the will of the people over there, so let them have their caliphate.”

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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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