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."

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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)

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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