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.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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