Sara Carter uncovers plight of Christians in the Middle East ignored by Obama

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Having recently returned from the Middle East assessing the front lines of ISIS, investigative journalist Sara Carter joined Glenn's radio program Thursday to report on the situation from the perspective of persecuted Christians and other minorities in the region.

"It started last year, for me. When the Sinjar situation escalated, it was when the Islamic State was already inside Iraq and then made an advance into the Sinjar region, which is mainly home to many Yazidi people that have lived there for thousands of years," Carter said.

She went on.

"Everything that they had been promised by the administration to help the Yazidi people and the Christians that were in the region being slaughtered by the Islamic State failed to come through. They were left on their own," she said.

Listen to the full interview or read the transcript below. Here's a preview of the Special Report:

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One year after the rescue mission on Mt. Sinjar, For The Record contributor Sara Carter traveled to Kurdistan for an update. What she discovered was a tragic truth that the American people were never told.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Sara Carter is just an unbelievable reporter. She's the one who has broken so many stories. She's worked for TheBlaze. She's doing some work for For the Record. And I have to say on the outset, thanks to American Media Institute for their assistance in helping us produce an episode of For the Record.

I'm going to have her tell you what this episode is tonight. But she went on a -- well, I'll let her tell you. Sara, welcome to the program.

SARA: It's great to be on, Glenn. Thank you so much.

GLENN: You bet. Tell me why you went on this trip.

SARA: It started last year, for me. When the Sinjar situation escalated, it was when the Islamic State was already inside Iraq and then made an advance into the Sinjar reason, which is mainly home to many Yazidi people that have lived there for thousands of years. Rumors started spreading that they were mass executing, that then was validated. We were on the sidelines. Nobody was in the region. Nobody was stopping them at that point in time. And I had received an email from somebody that was there in August. And they were devastated. They were assessing the region. They were an American. And they said it was an absolute slaughter, that everything that they had been promised by the administration to help the Yazidi people and the Christians that were in the region being slaughtered by the Islamic State failed to come through. They were left on their own. And it wasn't until the situation escalated to such a point where, by that time, mass graves were discovered. People were up on the mountain. Sinjar mountain is very stark. You know, I was just there. And it wasn't at all as I expected.

There's no life. It's a desert area. Jagged rocks. Very hot, desolate. And there's no water. So these people were escaping for their lives. Those that made it out of Sinjar village and the other surrounding villages near the mountain, went up the mountain to escape from the Islamic State and were just devastated. They were left on the mountain. They were abandoned. Promises were made to them. And then promises were broken.

And I don't know if you remember the president finally -- President Obama on August 7th said that he was going to be conducting some airdrops. And by that time, the Islamic State had really stepped to the doorstep of Erbil, which is the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurdistan, which is part of Iraq.

And at that point, the president realized there was nothing they could do. They would have to launch some strikes against the Islamic State or they would infiltrate the capital of Kurdistan. So at the very last second, there were some airstrikes.

And then after August 7th, some airdrops came in on the mountain. But there was no Noncombatant Evacuation Operations. This is what they were promised. They're called NEOs, Glenn. NEOs are when you try to rescue people out of a situation that are noncombatant, and you're taking them out of a war zone. And that was what was promised to them.

GLENN: Okay. We were told --

SARA: And they never showed up. They never showed up. In fact, on the 14th, the president said, "Hey, they've already made their way out. We sent a team there to assess it. We did our job. The Yazidi people are fine. And they're going to be okay." And I think everybody just bought the story. But the problem was, they were so many elderly. So many children. So many women. And people with disabilities that weren't able to make it over the mountain. And they were just abandoned. Some of them didn't get food because, of course, the young and the strong get the food first, right? Once it drops. People are starving. They grab what they can. So I think that there was this enormous sense of failure among the people that were there. That they wanted to help the people. And even the Peshmerga fighters who were up on the mountain, they were tough. I mean, they stood up against the Islamic State. But they really had no backup support. So the whole place just fell apart.

So that was the reason why I went. I made a promise that I would take this trip, even if I had to fund it myself. That I would get to Iraq and I would see with my own eyes what actually happened, and I was grateful that I was able to get there with TheBlaze and For the Record and with American Media Institute because I think it changed my life.

GLENN: In what way, Sara? In what way?

SARA: And I know it did. You know, it's easy to turn a blind eye to the atrocities when they're so far away from you, when you don't have to put yourself in the shoes of -- of those that are suffering.

But when you go there and when you realize -- I'm a mother, and when I stood -- I stood in this mass grave, Glenn, and there was just some tattered clothing, some shoes left, somebody's finger -- a bone of a finger -- a human finger left, after they had already taken the bodies out when they discovered it early in February. In this desolate desert.

And I saw this little girl's blouse. And no more than maybe two years old, just sitting there. Knowing that she and a relative, maybe a mother, maybe an aunt, were standing there, knowing that their death was on the way, that this is it. This was the last day they were going to live. Imagining that if I was that mother holding my child in my hands and knowing there was nothing I could do for her and wondering where the rest of the world was, when is someone going to come save us and that feeling of utter hopelessness, that feeling of utter hopelessness and doom just swept over my body. And I thought to myself, "You know, we're better than this. We need to tell these stories. We need to be the voice of those who have no voice." And I was so grateful that despite all of the horror that I felt I could witness -- and just -- I mean, telling you, I could see the Islamic State from Mount Sinjar. I could see their vehicles. I could see their flags down below in Shingal Village, Sinjar Village. Knowing that they were right there at the door. And that they were ready to make a move any time. That the only reason they were being held off was from a few airstrikes right now in the Peshmerga forces. But knowing how many people died at their hands and that nobody was there to save them, I felt like this was -- this was a story that needed to be told. That we can't forget. We cannot forget what happened to these wonderful people.

GLENN: Sara Carter is on For the Record tonight. A special report. Journey to the Front Lines. You don't want to miss it. 8:00 p.m. tonight. Only on TheBlaze. Go to TheBlaze.com/FortheRecord.

Sara, as always, good to talk to you. Thank you so much.

And, again, thank you to American Media Institute for partnering with us on this important story. That is tonight, only on TheBlaze.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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