U.S. pilots: Obama admin blocks 75 percent of ISIS air strikes

A really interesting story surfaced this week --- and it probably won't come as a surprise.

U.S. pilots returning from deployments have confirmed the Obama administration blocks 75 percent of all ISIS airstrikes. That's right. Pilots returning from the battlefield say targets are often blocked by the administration for fear of collateral damage and civilian casualties.

Glenn pondered on air Monday, "Are we really, truly using all of our might to fight?" The answer is obvious.

Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, said Obama demanded Air Force officials vet targets based on a goal of zero civilian casualties.

“This has been an absurdity from the beginning,” Keane said. "The president personally made a statement that has driven air power from the inception. When we agreed we were going to do air power . . . he [Obama] said, ‘No, I do not want any civilian casualties.’ And the response was, ‘But there’s always some civilian casualties. We have the best capability in the world to protect from civilians casualties.’”

According to Keane, Obama’s reply was, “No, you don’t understand. I want no civilian casualties. Zero.” Keane went on to say that France and Russia execute their strategy not to have a zero-casualty count, but to win.

This tepid U.S. strategy driving the rules of engagement has delivered only a feeble blow to ISIS, allowing them to grow and prosper.

"We can't fight a war like that," said Glenn. "But we knew it . . . if we were really trying to degrade and destroy ISIS, we would have taken [them] out long ago."

The U.S. currently spends one trillion a year on the military and security --- without being in a global war.

"May I ask," said Glenn, "do you believe you are getting your money's worth for a trillion dollars? If this were your money, would you say, 'Job well done?'"

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Featured Image: Featured Image: US F15C Eagle jet fighter flies over air force base during the US Senators visit to the US Air Force, currently deployed on NATOs Baltic Air Policing mission near Siauliai Zuokniai, Lithunaia, on April 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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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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