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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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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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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