Reports: 11 commercial airliners missing in Libya just days before anniversary of 9/11

A week shy of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, counterterrorism officials are concerned about what radical Islamist groups could do with the nearly dozen commercial airliners that were reportedly seized from Tripoli International Airport in Libya last month.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. In response, Tunisia and Egypt have halted flights to and from Libya. Meanwhile, military forces from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt have all been placed on “heightened alert.”

“There are a number of commercial airliners in Libya that are missing,” one official reportedly told the Free Beacon. “We found out on September 11 what can happen with hijacked planes.”

The Free Beacon reports:

The officials said U.S. intelligence agencies have not confirmed the aircraft theft following the takeover of Tripoli International Airport in late August, and are attempting to locate all aircraft owned by two Libyan state-owned airline companies, as security in the country continued to deteriorate amid fighting between Islamists and anti-Islamist militias.

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Tripoli airport and at least seven aircraft were reported damaged during fighting that began in July. Photos of the airport in the aftermath showed a number of damaged aircraft. The airport has been closed since mid-July.

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The aircraft were reportedly taken in late August following the takeover of Tripoli International Airport, located about 20 miles south of the capital, by Libyan Dawn.

Al Jazeera television reported in late August that western intelligence reports had warned of terror threats to the region from 11 stolen commercial jets.

Read the full report HERE.

On radio this morning, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) joined Glenn to further discuss the threat. Bachmann is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and she described two specific uses for the stolen aircraft.

Bachmann explained the only information she has seen regarding the missing jets is from open source documents. She believes there are two likely uses for the planes – one involving an attack against strategic targets and another that would see the planes used to transport terrorists.

“There's really two concerns. One, the planes could be used in a similar way that they were used on 9/11 in the United States. They could be used as essentially flying bombs into oilfields or buildings or strategic targets,” Bachmann said. “Number two, they could be used in a way where a plane could be loaded as terrorists, land as a commercial aircraft… in an American city or European city, deplane… [and] carry about maybe a Mumbai-type disaster.”

Glenn believes it would be difficult for terrorists to pull off an attack in a the U.S. or Europe using the aircraft, but he does see a very real threat when it comes to the oilfields of Saudi Arabia and other strategic targets in North Africa and the Middle East.

“The thing you said that feels the most true to me is the oilfields,” Glenn said. “You could take off in Libya and be over the skies of Saudi Arabia in lightning speed.”

According to Bachmann, that proximity is not lost on the Saudis.

“The Saudis know that as well,” Bachmann said. “The Saudis, from the time they detected that a plane… it would be less than 90 seconds the Saudis would have to be able to respond. So it's very little time that they have. They realize that.”

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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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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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