World War II vs. 2014: Glenn compares the power struggle of the fascists and communists to that of the Sunnis and Shiites

On radio this morning, Glenn took a more historical look at the conflict in the Middle East. Glenn compared the current power struggle between the Sunnis and Shiites to that of the fascists and communists during World War II. Who emerges victorious, and what comes next?

Below is an edited transcript of the monologue:

This is why the west is hated. Who gave them those dictators? We did. Why? Because it was the only way to keep the Middle East secure. Why did we need it to be secure? Well, two reasons. The ugly reason: We need the resources. The good reason: We were don't want people killing each other in mass. We don't want a giant caliphate that's just beheading everybody who's different. This is the way you sleep at night. If we get a dictator in there, he'll strong arm the people and keep the Christians over here – safe from the Muslims over there. But once you destabilize that, all bets are off. That's why President Obama was so far out of his league. And if he didn’t understand this, he was living in a dream world.

You know what this is? This is hypothecation of countries. Hypothecation describes the monetary system that is built on smoke and mirrors. It is all built on: Well, Germany will never ask for their gold back. And England will never ask for their gold back, so we'll keep selling the gold over and over again. But if anyone wants to say, ‘I don't want to play that game,’ it was other. That's why we were saying to Germany, ‘We'll give you your gold seven years down the road.’ That's why when Rick Perry asked for the gold back for Texas. We never got it. You don't ever hear about that, do you? It's called hypothecation. There's not enough gold for everybody to get their gold back. Period.

What happens? If you don't get your gold back, people are saying, ‘You are stealing from me.’ Then you start to have the fascists and communists that will rise up and say, ‘Take the banking system. Take to the streets.’

That's what happened in the Middle East. That's why you have al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and everything else. Because we gave them enough lies and we said, We're for these values.’ No, we are not. ‘Were for these values. Here, have a dictator.’

All for good reasons, we gave them enough to have the fringe elements rise up and have the average person on the street go. ‘That makes sense. Those guys are lying. We know they're lying. They come here and they are for freedom, but they know we have people in the secret prisons.’ You give them enough fuel, and we've just set the entire Middle East on fire. If we don't learn this lesson now, I don't know how it works out in the end, but it will be horrible.

I'm going to have somebody do an A/B comparison on the similarities between World War II and this. I believe we are looking at fascists and communists with the Sunni and Shia. Which one is going to control that whole region? In World War II, we said, ‘We don't want the Fascists to do it.’ We kind of liked the communists. Not so much – but enough.

Did we learn the lesson that you shouldn't have gotten in bed with either of them? Nope. Because, now, we are getting into bed with Saudi Arabia. They want to control half the region. Iran wants to control the region. So we'll get into bed with Saudi Arabia because we kind of like them. And Russia will get into bed with Iran. It's the same story, except this time, we don't have the monetary fuel and the industrial engine to be able to pull ourselves through.

We almost lost World War II. But we had enough assets. We had enough access to our resources. We were united together enough. We had enough gold in the bank. And everybody needed us. Not sure everybody needs us now. Not sure everybody likes us now.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:


To donate to these rescue efforts, visit or

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.