Glenn's staffers witness airstrike, strewn clothing, burnt-out cars in ISIS war zone

Glenn's head writer Dan Andros and chief researcher Jason Buttrill, traveled to the Middle East last week, on a mission to see who the good guys and the bad guys are, capturing their travels on camera for an upcoming special episode of The Root on TheBlaze TV.

In a phone interview on Tuesday, Dan recounted some of the stunning things he saw while driving along the Iraqi-Syrian border, toward the front lines of ISIS.

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"As we drove for hours, we passed refugee camp after refugee camp," he said. "Along the sides of the road, we saw burnt-out cars with clothing strewn all over the place."

He went on to describe seeing villages that had been completely razed and crumbled buildings everywhere.

"We soon realized the road we were traveling was the same route people had been taking to escape ISIS - and many of them clearly didn't make it," Dan said.

After hours of riding that emotional roller-coaster, an airstrike hit its target a mere 500 meters away from the car Dan and Jason were riding. In a note to Glenn reporting the experience, Dan expressed the feelings he had in that moment:

AS WE MADE THE FINAL APPROACH TO THE FRONTLINES THROUGH A DANGEROUS, EXTREMELY WINDING MOUNTAIN ROAD, WE WITNESSED AN AIR STRIKE JUST A FEW HUNDRED METERS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US. I'M SURE SOME HAVE QUESTIONED OUR RESPONSE AND I MIGHT'VE TOO IF I WASN'T THERE. IF THAT STRIKE HIT AND DAMAGED ISIS THEN JUSTICE WAS SERVED. IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT IN MY MIND ABOUT THIS BEFORE THERE IS CERTAINLY NONE NOW. ISIS ARE ANIMALS. NOT HUMAN. THEY NEED TO BE DEALT WITH PERMANENTLY. WHILE I AM GRATEFUL, ESPECIALLY TODAY, FOR THE AIR STRIKES OBAMA HAS APPROVED AGAINST ISIS THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE. MUCH MORE.

Dan said their sources were confident this was a U.S.-led attack on suspected Islamic State mortar positions and that it's common for the U.S. to carry out airstrikes against such targets in that area.

Jason managed to capture some brief cell-phone footage of the airstrike. Although it was dark and very blurry, the voices of Jason and Dan make their emotions abundantly clear.

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Dan and Jason spent the night in Sinjar, Iraq with the Peshmerga (Kurdish soldiers) who fight on the front lines against ISIS.

As they continue their journey, they will continue to send updates - slightly delayed so as not to disclose their actual location. Meanwhile, Glenn has asked for prayers to protect them as they navigate their way through this very volatile part of the world.

Featured Image: Remains of Yazidis Genocide by ISIS at Sinjar roads after more than one year. Photo by Younes Mohammad at Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, October 5, 2015.

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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