Obama’s 38 second-long remarks following plane crash lead to global condemnation

On Thursday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed near the Ukrainian/Russian border killing all 295 people on board. American intelligence authorities believe the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile as it flew over eastern Ukraine at some 30,000 feet. According to the flight manifest, it appears as though 23 American citizens were on board.

President Obama was on a stump speech, fundraising jaunt on Thursday, and the 38-second long remarks he delivered in response to the tragedy just after 2pm ET have drawn international outrage. On radio this morning, Glenn expressed his disgust with the President’s handling of the situation.

“Well, it's always good last night to pick up the morning papers… from the UK and be able to see how much our President has brought the world together,” Glenn deadpanned on radio this morning. “As they mock and ridicule and ask who this guy even is and how Americans don't see what's happening to us.”

The Daily Mail is one such British new source condemning Obama’s reaction. On their website, one headline reads: ‘It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama makes only a 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash feared to have killed Americans before his jokey 16-minute transport speech. The corresponding article features photos and videos of the President’s world wind day and criticizes his priorities – or lack thereof.

Below is a video of Obama’s comments courtesy of the Daily Mail:

There was a lot of speculation and misleading reports in the immediate aftermath of the crash, but, at the very least, Obama knew 295 people perished and there were more than likely several Americans on the aircraft. Forgetting about the terrorism component, forgetting about the Russian component, the President should have at least known to strike a more respectful tone.

“He knows that speculation is… that the Russians shot it down,” Glenn said. “It's at least terror. We know that it had been shot out of the sky… [and] you don't shoot a plane 35,000 feet out of the air with a shoulder rocket-fired missile. So it has to be state-sponsored terrorism… The news is reporting there are Americans on board – at least 20.”

“We know that there are body parts on the ground at this point. The video is out… Forget about Russia for a second. Forget about that,” he continued. “I just want you to remember how the world reacted to us when we had planes drop out of the sky [on September 11]. Do you remember how much it meant to us to have the world leaders say, ‘This is an act of terror’?”

Even worse? The President chose to say his ‘top priority’ is to find out if there are any Americans on board.

“That's our first priority,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “What [arrogance]. That's what I'm thinking, if I'm listening to this. You want to talk about the height of arrogance? Well, we're looking into it. ‘It might be a tragedy.’ ‘We're looking to see if there's any Americans on board.’ That's our first priority? What? It's unbelievable.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

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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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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