Vladimir Putin goes AWOL, returns with massive military exercise, nuke talk

Where has Vladimir Putin been for the past 11 days? Was he attending the birth of a secret love child? Was he sick? Was there a coup? No one in Russia is talking - but Putin’s now gearing Russia up for war. Most Americans haven’t heard about ‘Operation: Atlantic Resolve’, which has put troops in a line between Russia and Europe. Now Russia is bringing up nuclear weapons and organizing a massive military exercise. What is going on?

Here's some background:

"I have had a serious feeling and prompting that we need to educate you on the armies of Armageddon, which is ISIS/ISIL. That's what they believe they are. The army of Armageddon. And they are targeting the armies of Rome. This ties directly in to Russia," Glenn explained on radio today.

"Putin has stated that he is reestablishing the third Roman Empire. [Russia is] becoming the armies of Rome. They're going into the Crimea, which they have taken, and they're taking that and reestablishing that as the head of the Roman Empire, the spiritual head of Christianity. Putin has said that Christianity is lost and they are the defenders of the faith. This is why they're going after the homosexuals in Russia. This is why they're becoming more fascistic and religious fascistic. They are setting themselves up to be the ones who the world turns who when ISIS...starts to attack," Glenn said.

So what did America just do in Europe?

The United States has joined NATO in Operation: Atlantic Resolve, something many Americans have never heard of.

CNN explains, "The U.S. Army says it will soon be sending armored Stryker vehicles on a 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity to allies in the wake of recent Russian actions in the Ukraine and Crimea that have Eastern Europe on edge."

"Most Americans don't understand that we have done something called Operation Atlantic Resolve. Atlantic Resolve has solidified our treaty with NATO. And we have now dropped all kind of arms and men into the old former Soviet Union, into all those Baltic states, and we have literally drawn a line between Russia and Europe. And we have troops now in align across Europe. And it's Operation: Atlantic Resolve. And basically it is us saying, Russia, you're contained. You are not to go any further," Glenn said.

What was Russia's response and where was Putin over the past 11 days?

Over the weekend, Russia released an interview with Putin saying they were prepared to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Glenn believes the interview was a response to Operation: Atlantic Resolve, but Putin himself had been out of the picture for 11 days. So who authorized the release of that video and where was Putin?

"This last week was his perceived response, but he was gone," Glenn said. "So who authorized that? Now, you could say that there's speculation, and this is what I speculated but I didn't realize he was gone for 11 days -- you could say that he was gone because his girlfriend is having a love child. So maybe he was out having a love child. But he's not a sentimental guy. There's no way he went out and disappeared for 11 solid days without any trace of him for a love child."

"In Russia they were speculating there was a coup and this was the worst possible scenario, because they just killed the guy [America] would like. I don't think Putin was behind this. They just killed the guy who was said, 'hey, we can't do this to the Crimea. We shouldn't be going into the Ukraine.' They killed in a guy and sent a very strong message."

"Then two weeks later, Putin disappears. Before he disappears one of the hard-liners says to the press that Putin better watch himself and better straighten up. This is the guy who's saying we need to reform the Soviet Union. We need to push back through. He's a very big fascist. He is in charge of the military. He's a bad guy. And he said he better watch himself or he's going to end up like Nicholas the Czar. Well, we all know what happened to Nicholas. Nicholas and his family was killed. Then a week later, Putin disappeared for 11 days? Then somebody says, hey, let's release this old tape of Putin and couch it in the terms of Operation: Atlantic Resolve, that we'll use nukes."

"Then [Putin] comes back a new man, totally refreshed and saying, we are going in and in fact we're going to do a massive military exercise to show NATO we're not afraid of you. Something happened in those 11 days. I don't know what. But something happened in those 11 days."

What now?

"So I want you to pay attention that Russia is on war footing now," Glenn said. "Everything that we worried about on 'The Root: Red Storm Rising' you can watch it now, just download it or stream it now from TheBlaze.com. But watch that, because we laid some of this stuff out about a month and a half, two months ago. And these were the things we were warning about."

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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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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