The Saudi King is dead - but who’s replacing him?

The king of Saudi Arabia is dead at the age of 90 today and there’s been lots of conversation about his legacy today. But who is the new king set to replace him? Given he’s known as the ‘war prince’ what does this mean for the future prospects of stability in the Middle East? Glenn had his researcher join the show to discuss.

Below is a rough transcript of this segment:

GLENN: So we brought Jason in. He's one of our researchers. Jason, what did you do in the military.

JASON: I was military intelligence, both counterintelligence and analysis.

GLENN: So -- so here's what -- here's what Jason said. He's on our research team. And he kind of poked his head in during the break when we said, what do we know about the new Saudi -- the new Saudi king, on replacement, the prince? What do we know?

JASON: We have been looking at him for a little bit. He's basically considered the war prince. He --

GLENN: Hang on there. That sounds good, doesn't it? That's a positive move. We got the war prince in.

STU: I'd be very upset if he was known as the peace prince.

GLENN: That would be terrible.

JASON: So he and two other of the next successors to the throne are all pretty militant.

GLENN: How do you mean militant? Islamic militant.

JASON: No, not Islamic militant. They've been pushing for solidarity and attacking radicalism --

PAT: That's good, right.

GLENN: Notice he did not say yes.

JASON: It's hard to say when you're talking about the Saudis and which way they'll take it.

PAT: Yeah.

JASON: One day they that I they're going to attack ISIS and behind the scenes --

GLENN: They're attacking us.

JASON: On the other end.

GLENN: So the war prince is the guy coming in. What does it mean that Yemen is collapsed today? Are these two related at all and what does it mean?

JASON: Very interesting to see how aggressive he'll get with that because Yemen has basically been toppled by Houthi rebels and the Houthis are a branch of Shiites -- there's not 12ers. I think they're considered 5ers, actually, so there's close to Sunis than say Iran is.

GLENN: Okay.

JASON: But Iran has been rumored to and they most probably are supporting.

PAT: So they're waiting for the 5th Imam not the 12th Imam squares after that they don't recognize.

GLENN: So bizarre, so bizarre.

PAT: So is he in a well also?

GLENN: No, just the 12.

PAT: Just the 12th, all right.

GLENN: Are you mocking?

PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: All right.

PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: Because we know what whens when you mock. You dare mock the fifth, the seventh, the ninth, the first, or the 12th. Dangerous stuff.

JASON: It's not uncalled for at all for a more militant Saudi king to see a Houthi government that's backed byane in Yemen -- by Iran in Yemen for him to see it as a clear and present danger and want to do something about it.

PAT: How long have they been talking about anotheris? I lost a toothi and I put it under you are my pillow.

STU: Take a sand here, Jason. Are they youth or not. Don't say they're Houthi. Are they youth or are they not Houthi.

JASON: They are Houthi.

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GLENN: Let me ask you this, Jason. Does this -- does this accelerate the instability and chaos in the Middle East? Or is it business as usual?

JASON: It definitely has the potential to escalate it depending on how he handles -- if he's not as reserved as -- the former king is, it definitely has the potential to.

GLENN: To destabilize.

JASON: Yes.

GLENN: So let me switch gears. I sent you a piece of information yesterday. I saw -- I'm at the Billy Joel concert and I'm sending Jason a research something. I said, could you verify this for me. It's a missile that, quote, has just been found on a platform. Almost like an Atlas or ICBM rocket just been found by satellites. In the deserts just outside of Torhan. And the president just said, oh, they've halted you a that stuff. They're not -- all that stuff. They're not doing any of that. And now there's this missile sitting on a launchpad. And A, did you verify that that picture is real? Do you know yet?

JASON: Looks real.

GLENN: Okay. And what does that mean? Where did this come from? Did that come from the Israelis? The Israelites or the Jews?

JASON: So that was released via an Israeli news station, like Channel 2 News I believe it was. It definitely appears to be real. I highly doubt that they stumbled on that by themselves.

GLENN: So is this -- is there a connection at all to the president is not going to meet with -- and this is really bad. The president is not going to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu. I guess there's some leaked information back and forth that we're all pissed about and they're pissed about. Boehner is having him up to speak to the Congress. He's getting obviously the snub from the president. Is this going to play -- is this a thumb in the eye, this -- you know, released picture now of -- showing the president doesn't have a clue or is lying to the American people?

JASON: I would say no question about it. I mean, the president came out in the State of the Union and said their nuclear program had halted since they signed the agreement. It was no longer active, you know. The day after -- you know, Boehner invite Netanyahu to come talk to Congress, and then a day after that -- and specifically that he invited them come and talk about the danger that Iran posed. A day after that he made this invitation, this video of this ICBM, 100-foot ICBM gets leaked to Israeli news. I guarantee you that's going to be one of the main points of discussion that he brings up.

GLENN: With us last thing. Let me change gears here. What's our next special. Is it on the NSA and spying, the history of spying? Squares that's right.

GLENN: That's next month? Squares I believe it's February the 10th-ish.

GLENN: Jason is a brilliant guy. Been with me a long time. But we decided to do a series of specials called the roots and we just did one on Russia and I wanted to do one on the history of spying because you know, everything -- there's going to be no secrets here soon. But I'm going up to New York and I have never heard of this. And you know me, I love history and I love New York history. Where is the place you're taking me to do part of this special next week?

JASON: The Black Chamber.

GLENN: Listen to this. Tell the story quickly.

JASON: So there was a really brilliant man. His name is Herbert Yardley. He was recruited back in -- when the you know entered World War I. He went and broke most of the German codes during that time. Brilliant, brilliant man. Came back to the states after the war was over and then as soon as the war was over, he should have been shut down but he wasn't. Instead, they made a deal under the table with the state department to keep his program alive. You would think that you know, just hearing about a -- you know, the -- you know, the NSA spying in on their own citizens started now around the Edward Snowden times, when all actuality, it started back in 1999 with this guy named Yardley.

GLENN: Woodrow Wilson. And this is a townhouse. The Black Chamber?

JASON: I think today it's being used as a townhouse, an apartment building. You'd never know what it was just by looking at it.

GLENN: what it was is all of the messages, Western Union, and everything, correct me if I'm wrong, Western Union and everything, it all came in to that place and they were reading all traffic. 1919. Nothing has changed.

PAT: It's amazing.

GLENN: Nothing has changed. The Progressives do what the Progressives do. Over and over again. Thanks, Jason. I appreciate it.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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