Everything You Hear About Afghanistan Is Disconnected From Reality

The Obama administration spiked the proverbial football in the end zone last week over the drone strike that killed Taliban chief Mullah Mansour. President Barack Obama said during his visit to Vietnam that the death of Mansour marked an "important milestone in our longstanding effort to bring peace and prosperity to Afghanistan."

However, Mansour's announced replacement --- Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada --- flies in the face of any claim about peace and prosperity.

Peter Brian Hegseth, former executive director of Vets For Freedom and author of the new book In the Arena, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to explain.

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"I don't know why this administration assumes --- they clearly don't learn lessons from this conflict or others --- that very rarely when you cut off the head of the snake with a violent organization like this, [it's] somehow replaced by a moderate who is prepared to negotiate. They're usually replaced by a more violent, a more radical version until you reach a tipping point with an enemy where they don't have those types of people to elevate," Hegseth said.

According to Hegseth, that's exactly the case with the new leader of the Taliban.

"So now they've replaced him with a kind of, in more ways, a spiritual figure --- more religious, less likely to be a low-level religious figure," Hegseth said.

In fact, from what Hegseth has seen and heard, this leader is more likely to shun peace talks and intensify attacks against the Afghan government.

Guest host Buck Sexton, a former CIA intelligence analyst, asked Hegseth if he could pin down the Obama administration's policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

"Pete, you served in Afghanistan a number of years ago with the Army. I was there as an Intel officer some years ago. So we've both been in the stand," Buck said. "If you had to define Obama's strategy in Afghanistan as you see it now, what is it?"

Unfortunately, it seems based on wishful thinking rather than objective reality.

"I think it's buy time and hope something good happens, which is why I think the killing and the immediate reaction that it could create an opportunity for peace talks was wishful thinking," Hegseth said. "The approach is clearly drifting. And I think this administration just doesn't want another mess on their hands before the next inauguration."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Pakistani Sunni Muslim supporters of hard line pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) torch a US flag during a protest in Quetta on May 25, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province Balochistan in which killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The Afghan Taliban on May 25 announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike. (Photo Credit: BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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