Why did we demonize Putin in "The Red Storm" special?

Paul Hannosh recently wrote on article entitled "Is Russia the Real Enemy of the American People". Although we don't agree with most of what he wrote about, his points are important to point out because it highlights the purpose of why we do these types of shows. We want you to question, we want you to do your homework and we want you to know the truth behind whats going on in the world.

Hannosh begins his article asking why we've demonized Vladimir Putin. He praises Putin for standing up for Christian values and criticizing our stand with GLAAD opposing Russian persecution of homosexuals.

Lets make this very clear...When Christian principals are used to enslave men rather than make them free you know that something is wrong. When men quote scripture and use that as a war speech before the illegal invasion of a country you know something is wrong.

Yes, the invasion of Crimea was illegal. President Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. It was signed into law. To argue that now is pointless. Since 2008 Russia has invaded two countries illegally and they haven't had to answer for it until the current economic sanctions.

Hannosh goes on to reference U.S. alleged involvement in the Ukrainian maidan protests. He references the Victoria Nuland phone leak and the photos of John McCain with the Ukrainian right wing nationalist leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok. On this we applaud him. This is the point of this series. To make it clear that we do not approve when our nation or any other puts national interest ahead of principles! Whether it's John McCain taking pictures with Islamist extremists in Syria or right wing leaders in Ukraine...we don't support him or any other foreign policy that conflicts with our principles.

The problem with Hannosh's article is that he sides with Putin's Russia and that being a prime example of a nation following interest over principle. Putin is openly supporting right wing groups in western Europe to incite nationalism. How can you support a return to 1930's/40's Europe? How can Putin be a champion of Christian values while at the same time promoting chaos?

The problem is not Russia's history with Orthodoxy or how devoted they are. The problem is that Russia's current leadership is looking to exploit that. Again, any nation following a policy of interest over principle is sailing down dark waters. Recognizing it in Russia can help us recognize it here at home. We simply must be a nation of principle...not interest.oogle recently sent me an article entitled "Is Russia the Real Enemy of the American People?" Although I don't agree with most of what he wrote about, his points are important to point out because it highlights the purpose of why we do these types of shows. I want you to question, I want you to do your homework and I want you to know the truth behind whats going on in the world. My oft repeated mantra remains: "do not take my word for anything. I do not ask for your trust. I want you to find out if it is true yourself."

The article begins asking why we've demonized Vladimir Putin. The columnist praises Putin for standing up for Christian values and criticizing our stand with GLAAD opposing Russian persecution of homosexuals.

Lets make this very clear...When Christian principals are used to enslave men rather than make them free you know that something is very wrong. When men quote scripture and use that as a war speech before the illegal invasion of a country you know something is wrong.

Yes, the invasion of Crimea was illegal. President Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. It was signed into law. To argue that now is pointless. Since 2008 Russia has invaded two countries illegally and they haven't had to answer for it until the current economic sanctions.

The article goes on to reference U.S. alleged involvement in the Ukrainian maidan protests. The author references the Victoria Nuland phone leak and the photos of John McCain with the Ukrainian right wing nationalist leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok. On this we applaud him. This is the point of this series. To make it clear that we do not approve when our nation or any other puts national interest ahead of principles! Whether it's John McCain taking pictures with Islamist extremists in Syria or right wing leaders in Ukraine...we don't support him or any other foreign policy that conflicts with our principles.

The problem with the article is that the author sides with Putin's Russia and that being a prime example of a nation following interest over principle. Putin is openly supporting right wing groups in western Europe to insight nationalism. How can you support a return to 1930's/40's Europe? How can Putin be a champion of Christian values while at the same time promoting chaos and bigotry?

The problem is not Russia's history with Orthodoxy or how devoted they are. The problem is that Russia's current leadership is looking to exploit that. Again, any nation following a policy of interest over principle is sailing down dark waters. Recognizing it in Russia can help us recognize it here at home. We simply must be a nation of principle...not interest.

For the full story and to see who the players are watch the special "The Red Storm Rises" available for binge viewing here.

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?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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