Glenn on ISIS: This is the greatest evil we have seen since the 1930s

A new map illustrating the growing power of ISIS shows the militant group has made inroads beyond Iraq and Syria into Jordan and even Iran. On radio this morning, Glenn referred to ISIS as the “greatest evil” the world has seen since the 1930s and questioned whether the Obama Administration sufficiently understands the threat of a caliphate.

While the world has witnessed various humanitarian atrocities and genocides in the last century, Glenn believes the tactics of ISIS make them a unique kind of evil.

“This is the greatest evil I think we have seen since the 1930s. I don't know of a greater evil than this that is so clear,” Glenn said. “When China was evil and just shooting people in the head, when you see what's happening over in North Korea, you have to get the drawings out of that. The only reason we know about the camps is because survivors escape and then they draw. There's no pictures.”

“[In this case], not only are we seeing pictures, they are taking the pictures,” he continued. “It's not like we went over with a hidden camera. They are the ones taking them and putting them up on Twitter [and] Facebook and saying, ‘Look at us!’”

When you look at the map of ISIS presence and control, it paints an even more frightening picture:

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“They're all over – with control in parts of Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran,” Glenn said. “That's not some little thing. That is the beginning of the caliphate… And there's more of this coming.

Glenn found himself particularly frustrated by what feels like a lack of urgency or even understanding from the Obama Administration.

As Media Matters has pointed out time and time again, Glenn began talking about the threat of a caliphate several years ago. In 2011, the George Soros-funded group criticized Glenn for talking about the topic. All the while, on June 29, 2011, now-CIA director John Brennan had this to say about the caliphate:

“Our strategy is … shaped by a deeper understanding of al Qaeda’s goals, strategy, and tactics. I’m not talking about al Qaeda’s grandiose vision of global domination through a violent Islamic caliphate. That vision is absurd, and we are not going to organize our counterterrorism policies against a feckless delusion that is never going to happen. We are not going to elevate these thugs and their murderous aspirations into something larger than they are.”

“Nobody in Congress is saying, ‘Hey, John Brennan said this. He was so wrong… and our intelligence community was this wrong,’” Glenn concluded. “And I got news for you: There's no way our intelligence community didn't know this. I know people who were former intelligence… They are not dummies… You could see these things coming on the horizon for a million miles. [So] why did we purposefully choose to close our eyes to a caliphate?”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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