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.

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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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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