PHOTOS & VIDEOS - Behind the scenes at the front lines of ISIS

Dan Andros and Jason Buttrill have had no shortage of adventures during their visit to the front lines of ISIS, guided by Kurdish Peshmerga.

In a cell phone video he sent to Glenn the night before heading to the front lines, Jason spoke of the amazing people he was meeting.

"The Kurds are awesome," Jason said. "Everyone wants to include us and they want us to know who they are."


In a somewhat unsettling turn of events, the building where Jason and Dan were having dinner suddenly lost power - no big deal. They thought at first they were going to experience a bomb raid. Watch their reactions below.

Check out some of Dan and Jason's pictures and another video from Facebook below.

12113413_1123142094364965_6117843815696412054_o Jason and Dan with the Kurdish freedom fighters of Sinjar. Photo by Jason Buttrill.

12141013_10206048944675629_719234112134284048_o The crew. Photo by Dan Andros.

12144657_1121857077826800_4634817497683212735_n "The shining symbol on the hill of our little section of Iraq. Watching over her and us," Jason writes. "Providing hope to millions. What a comfort - to walk by and see this. Protected not only by these walls, but with the fierceness of faith that Chaldean Christians represent. Extraordinary Christians... extraordinary people." Photo by Jason Buttrill.

12065671_10206048976196417_5952552882470699067_n "Hate cigarettes," Dan writes. "But the combination of mortars, snipers, rockets, and the commanding officer offering me one in front of everyone... I figured, you only die up on a mountain once so yeah. I lit it up." Photo by Dan Andros.

12091433_1121788191167022_1754143834351348349_o "Two VERY brave men. A father and son team," Jason writes. "Survivors of the ISIS massacre at Qaraqosh. " Photo by Jason Buttrill.

12140094_10206048827872709_3879214072289742597_o Yazidi refugee camp near Sinjar, Iraq. Photo by Dan Andros.

12141112_10206048670308770_6603602434692773822_o Kurdish Peshmerga at the base in Sinjar, Iraq. Photo by Dan Andros.

11148314_10206048856913435_751574063374790312_o "This is the road we traversed in the middle of the night to get to the front line," Dan writes. "The base is on the far left of the shot. Many Yazidis died at the hands of ISIS here. The Peshmerga have now pushed them back beyond that far ridge line in the distance." Photo by Dan Andros

12080235_10206048688509225_4613990061295356269_o "I asked this man in Erbil if I could take his picture," Dan writes. "He then struck the best picture pose I have ever seen." Photo by Dan Andros.

12087296_10206048898634478_7823043928474074725_o Sunset somewhere in northern Iraq. Photo by Dan Andros.

12120014_10206048782911585_1266240883093543277_o "Peshmerga soldier sleeping under the stars. On concrete," Dan writes. "His Kevlar vest is propping up his pillow. (His friends who were awake found it very amusing that I took his picture while sleeping)." Photo by Dan Andros.

12029661_10206048731270294_8028955869199222545_o Rockets and mortars fired by ISIS at Peshmerga at Sinjar Mountains in Iraq. Photo by Dan Andros.

12120032_10206049047358196_5553261942256102460_o "Commander Mohammed is a great man! He made sure not to laugh at me too much when I crawled under the table after every mortar round," Dan writes. "And he gave us TEA! Lots and lots of tea." Photo by Dan Andros.

Dan provided a little background on the video below:

It was a little quiet on the hill this morning. Some sporadic sniper fire. Mortar every once in a while. Fine with me! Jason says, "man I'd love to fire a couple rounds at these guys!" Peshmerga decide it's high time for some mortars.

Watch what happened next.

Dan Andros on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dan writes:

Long story short. ISIS woke up after those 2 mortars shelled one of their buildings. They started firing back. Pay particular attention to the pleasure Jason takes in potentially helping trigger the firefight that ends our lives lol. Really never felt too worried-- definitely uneasy knowing these idiots could get a lucky shot...but the Peshmerga are on top of the hill so it's very difficult for ISIS to hit positions just beyond the wall. Lots of stuff seems to land far over them but the Peshmerga have things locked down real good up there.

Legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz has a message for partisans dividing America: "A plague on both your houses." He voted for Hillary Clinton. He endorsed Joe Biden. He's a man who is basically the Forrest Gump of American judicial history.

Look up a big court case over the past few decades, and you'll probably see him standing in the background. He's represented notorious clients like Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and yes, Donald Trump. It's made him a target for both the left and right.

Alan also describes himself as a "civil libertarian," and that's probably why he and Glenn Beck get along despite their opposing political views. His story is like a history lesson, spanning half a century, and it just might be the key to bridging the political divide.

On this week's podcast, Alan explained that while he's a strong defender of the Constitution, he's never been a big fan of the Second Amendment. In the past he's called it absurd and outdated, and even today, he admits that he wouldn't have ingrained it into our Constitution if he was a framer. However, with the whole Bill of Rights under attack, he's now fully in defense of our right to bear arms. Because if the Second Amendment changes, any amendment could be next.

"I'm now a supporter of the Second Amendment. I don't want to change it. I don't want to change one word of it, because I'm afraid that if I get to change the Second Amendment, other people will get to change the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment," Alan said. "So, I am committed to preserving the Bill of Rights, every single word, every comma, and every space between the words."

Watch a clip from the full interview with Alan Dershowitz below:

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Investigative reporter David Steinberg joined the radio program Monday, to explain how a new video may provide enough evidence to begin a FBI investigation into alleged illegal practices by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign.

In the video, which was produced and released by Project Veritas, residents of Omar's community describe campaign teams that not only conduct illegal ballot harvesting practices but also pay people for their blank absentee ballots.

Steinberg told Glenn that, if these charges prove to be true, the federal government could bypass Omar's friend and protector, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Could 2020 be the beginning of the end for Omar's political career?

Watch the video below to catch Glenn's conversation with David Steinberg:

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Mike Fratantuono is the manager of Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He wrote in the Washington Post's COVID-19 series about the recent, heartbreaking loss of his business, a restaurant that has been in his family for "four generations and counting."

"I know this virus is real, okay? It's real and it's awful. I'm not disputing any of that," Mike wrote. "But our national hysteria is worse. We allowed the virus to take over our economy, our small businesses, our schools, our social lives, our whole quality of life. We surrendered, and now everything is infected."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck reacted to Mike's letter, which he shared in full, adding his hope that those in government are ultimately held responsible for what he called the biggest theft of the Western world.

"This is the biggest theft of, not only money, but of heritage and of hope," Glenn said. "The United States government and many of the states are responsible for this, not you. And hopefully someday soon, we'll return to some semblance of sanity, and those responsible for this theft, this rape of the Western world, will be held responsible."

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We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]