Glenn reacts to Obama’s ISIS speech: ‘Which is it, Mr. President?’

During his primetime address on Wednesday, President Obama vowed to “degrade” and “destroy” ISIS, though combat troops will not be deployed to the region. Instead, the President said the United States will defeat the Islamic State terror group “through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” On radio this morning, Glenn had mixed emotions about Obama’s attempt to “convince everybody that we are safe.”

“First of all, we're not sending… soldiers to the Middle East. We're sending advisers to the Middle East. It sounds a little like Vietnam,” Glenn said. “What are we doing? We're going to arm the Syrians?”

A portion of Obama’s “sustained counter-terrorism strategy” involves the arming and training of “moderate” Syrian rebels.

“Across the border in Syria, we have ramped up our security systems to the Syrian opposition,” Obama told the American people on Wednesday. “Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters.”

Earlier this summer, however, in an interview with CBS News (and later with the New York Times), the President was singing a very different tune when it came to working with the rebels.

“When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy,” Obama said.

So which is it, Mr. President? Why was it irresponsible to even consider arming rebels just a couple months ago, but now it is part of your strategy?

“Which is it, Mr. President,” Glenn asked. “Just tell us what you believe… I watched that speech last night, and I just [how he can] sleep at night.”

Pundits have speculated Obama chose to deliver his address on Wednesday because he has seen his poll numbers falter, and he has received criticism from both the right and left. But Glenn wasn’t convinced.

“[Since] when has this President cared about poll numbers? If he cared about poll numbers, he wouldn't have done a lot of the things that he's already done,” Glenn said. “That doesn't make sense to me that he's doing this for poll numbers. First of all, what does he care? He doesn't have to be reelected.”

Instead, Glenn believes Obama is tired of being president, and he is now being forced to act in ways he is ideologically opposed to.

“I think he's tired of this job… I don't think he liked it in the first place,” Glenn explained. “I don't think he's really the guy who's making this policy because he'll say one thing, and then he'll do the other. I think he is antiwar. I think he does want to stop the war.”

There is, however, one thing Glenn does believe Obama would like to accomplish, and he laid it out in his press conference last week.

“What we’ve got to do is make sure that we are organizing the Arab world, the Middle East, the Muslim world along with the international community to isolate this cancer, this particular brand of extremism that is, first and foremost, destructive to the Muslim world and the Arab world and North Africa, and the people who live there,” Obama told reporters.

“I think he does want to organize the Middle East. That's what he said last week. ‘We have to organize the Middle East.’ Think of that,” Glenn concluded. “[He is] the ultimate community organizer who thinks the way to do this is to organize the Middle East.”

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.


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