Why was Putin's political opponent assassinated? Glenn lays out his theory

On February 27th, one year after Russian troops began military operations in Crimea, a gunman murdered anti-Putin activist Boris Nemtsov in Russia's first political murder in over a decade. He was shot four times at the exact moment a street cleaning truck blocked the only camera. The assailant walked into a getaway car and escapes. On TheBlaze Tuesday night, Glenn looked at the evidence and the players to find out what exactly happened.

To begin, Glenn laid of the unbelievable connections between the date of the murder and the beginning of military operations in Crimea. Nemtsov was a leading voice in opposition to Putin's war in the Ukraine.

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"The murder took place on February 27th," Glenn explained. "A significant date, because it was on February 27th of last year that troops began military operations in Crimea. They were highly trained, well-armed, and wore uniforms that bore no identifying insignia. They were dubbed Putin's 'little green men'. Less than a month later, Crimea fell. Dugin called it "Novorossia" or New Russia. Putin claimed Ukraine is just like the Russian version of Jerusalem."

"Fast forward to February 27, 2015. Putin just happened to create a new holiday, Special Forces Day, to commemorate the operation by Russian special-forces to take over Crimea."

"Later that very same day, the garbage truck hid the killers of one of Putin's foes. It was a surgical takedown. One that had professional written all over it," Glenn said. "So, on Putin's new Special Forces Day there just so happens to be a special forces style hit on a guy who was critical of Putin? Coincidence? Or a message to anyone who dares speak out against him?"

According to Glenn, there were two primary motives behind the assassination: retribution and ultra-nationalism.

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Nemtsov served as Deputy Prime Minister under Boris Yeltsin, and Russia turned towards democracy and capitalism during their regime. When Yeltsin's administration fell apart and Putin rose to power, Nemtsov was forced into early retirement. But he never stopped speaking out against Putin and his policies. However, it cost him dearly. He joined a large bank in Russia, but the bank was accused of money laundering when Nemtsov supported a non-Putin candidate. He and his party were also accused of stealing billions from the Russian government.

"Putin is exacting retribution and making an example of someone to scare the rest," Glenn said.

But Nemtsov also pissed off the Russian ultra-nationalists.

"Nemtsov's biggest sin in their eyes was his actions and views on Ukraine," Glenn said. "In 2004 he was an active supporter of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution and supported the anti-Putin candidate."

"In 2013, Nemtsov declared his support that Ukraine should join the European Union. When Putin annexed Crimea Nemtsov publicly condemned the act. He said that Russia had violated ukrainian sovereignty and that what Putin had done was illegal. When the conflict expanded to eastern Ukraine, Nemtsov was outraged," Glenn continued.

Ultra-nationalists in Russis see the war in the Ukraine as a holy war, and yet one of it's most vocal opponents was killed on a day celebrating the beginning of Russia's invasion. And the assassination went down with military precision right in front of the Kremlin walls. Glenn said that doesn't happen without approval from someone high up in the government.

"Russia's nationalism is heating up, and the radicals Putin has stoked are pushing him to do more. This type of nationalism is a monster. Has that monster become something that Putin can't control anymore? Are the "little green men" in Ukraine now also fighting in the streets of Moscow?" Glenn said.

"Whether Putin personally gave the order or not, he's ultimately responsible for this and the world should hold him accountable."

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On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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