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.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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