It’s official: Col. Allen West is a Texan

Colonel Allen West joined the radio program today and announced he’s moved to Texas, as he is now President & CEO of the NCPA in Dallas. West is a strong, liberty minded conservative whose surprising re-election loss in Congress shocked the political world. Glenn asked West for his thoughts on a wide range of issues, including ongoing world events. Watch the conversation below where West and Glenn discuss ISIS, terrorism, World War III, political allies, and our country's future.

Rough transcript below:

GLENN: The boys asked me earlier today because I believe we're on course, without moral clarity, we're on course, between Russia and what is happening in the Middle East, a global war.

WEST: You're there.

GLENN: Yes.

WEST: You are there.

GLENN: We're at the beginning.

WEST: Yeah, we're not recognize it. And I hate to say this, but if there's a message that I can send to my former colleagues, I would not support the president's resolution because it does not have any clarity.

GLENN: Correct.

WEST: What you heard him present yesterday was really just a repeat of what he said back in August. We're going to degrade. We're going to defeat. We're going to destroy.

Now, a year ago, ISIS was about 3,000 fighters when they come over. It was the reconstitution of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Now they're 50,000. And it's so funny that you had his counterterrorism expert testifying before, I think a House committee, talking about the 18,000 fighters that have come into -- into ISIS, but yet the president is talking about their morale is down.

There is a complete disconnect. And like you said, once again, there is no specific strategy or clarity. How do we defeat them diplomatic -- how do we isolate them economically? How do we then use, you know, the leverage of information systems to defeat them ideologically. We can't do that because we have a president that won't even say Islamic terrorism. How will you defeat the enemy when you don't recognize the ideology driving them?

GLENN: I answered the boys this morning when we were talking about this. I said, I think we're on the verge of World War III.

WEST: Yes.

GLENN: And it is not worth -- because they said. Can we defeat them without ground troops? And I said I wouldn't send any ground troops or anybody in until we have moral clarity. Because all we're doing is throwing bodies into something -- it's just a meat grinder. It's just a meat grinder.

PAT: But if ever somehow obtain moral clarity, and we won't as long as this guy is president, but can you defeat them without ground troops?

WEST: No, you can't. The only time in the history of United States military we defeated someone with air power, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Otherwise, you have people to close with and destroy the enemy, if that's the task that you want to achieve, is to destroy them.

PAT: And could you not at this point put together a pretty solid Islamic Middle Eastern coalition with us? Jordanians, I would think would be on board. The Saudis would be on board.

WEST: You have Egypt.

PAT: Egypt.

WEST: Well, see, I don't trust the Saudis. Because a lot of the funding for Wahhabism and a lot of these ISIS fighters are being fueled out of Saudi Arabia. And, of course, 15 of the 19 9/11 conspirators were out of Saudi Arabia. But, Egypt, definitely. Jordan, definitely. The Kurds, the Peshmerga, definitely. The United States of America. And then you probably would be able to get some support out of the UAE. Because when I was in Afghanistan, the UAE special forces were operating there in southern Afghanistan. That's how you build a coalition.

GLENN: But we are -- like you said with the Muslim Brotherhood. We're against Egypt. We're on the wrong side.

WEST: We're sending the wrong message.

GLENN: No, no, no. We're on the wrong side. We're on the wrong side not just sending the wrong message. What is your opinion of what's happening with Benjamin Netanyahu right now?

WEST: That's even worse. There's another strong ally we could have. But instead, the Obama administration is sending campaign operatives to work against him. Why would you want to work against your best ally and the best leader that you have on your side? You know, no one is going to join a coalition of the United States of America when the United States of America is not leading. Coming back to what you just said. There is no moral clarity. This is about -- as clear as mud. When you look at what the president -- he didn't ask for any authorization going into Libya. Look at what Libya has become. Look at what is happening in Yemen. And this story that potentially a state department representative told United States Marines to destroy their weapons as part of an evacuation of an embassy.

GLENN: From Yemen. Right?

WEST: Yes, from Yemen. And I think that is the third embassy that the United States of America has closed since 2010. So not only --

GLENN: That's insane.

WEST: Not only are we on the wrong side. We are sending the wrong message to our allies.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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