Obama's Colossal Mistake That Could Get Us Into a Proxy War With Russia

Barack Obama wants to go to war with Syria? Those words are evidently floating around the capitol.

"That is a very thinly veiled proxy war with Russia. A colossally bad idea," Glenn said Thursday, kicking off his radio program.

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Not only is it a bad idea, it's also unconstitutional; only Congress can declare war. But don't worry. Obama reveres the U.S. Constitution and always follows it to the letter.

Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these colossally important questions:

• What other U.S. war was a proxy war with Russia?

• Does Vladimir Putin perceive the U.S. to be weak?

• Is Vladimir Putin on a mission to restore the Russian empire?

• Why did the U.S. suspend diplomatic relations with Russia in Syria?

• What excuse would Obama give to enter into war with Syria?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

GLENN: Hello, America. And welcome to the program. We were just talking about a new -- I got a call from a couple of people in Washington yesterday because there are new voices floating around the capitol that Barack Obama wants to go to war with Syria. So you know, that is a very thinly veiled proxy war with Russia. A very -- a colossally bad idea.

Mike Lee is going to be on, either today or tomorrow to talk a little bit about that. He posted something on Facebook yesterday, actually made me call him. And I said, "What -- why is that?" He posted on Facebook about the separations of power for the president and Congress and said, "Only Congress has the ability to declare war, and Barack Obama needs to come to Congress to declare war if he wants to start another one."

I'm telling you, what we said yesterday, we are on the precipice. Nobody wants to hear it. But for those in this 10 million strong audience that are willing to open your mind and listen to something other than partisan politics, it's important that someone sees what's coming. And that someone is you. And we begin there, right now.

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GLENN: We'll find ourselves -- I know.

We're talking about how nobody is going to declare war. Nobody is going to go through Congress. We haven't done that in a long time, but we need to have that conversation. Because I'm telling you, it's coming.

PAT: Yeah. World War II, I think, was the last time. Because Korea was a police action.

GLENN: Yep. Yep.

PAT: And they got approval from the UN. But they didn't get approval from Congress.

GLENN: Right. And we all know how that worked out. And that was a proxy war between us -- Vietnam was a proxy war between us and Russia. And that is what's going to happen in Syria.

PAT: And Korea was a proxy war between us and China.

GLENN: Yep. Enough proxy wars.

PAT: Yeah, we've had enough of those.

GLENN: And this is not going to stay a proxy war. It's not. Vladimir Putin perceives us as very, very weak. And we dismiss them as very weak.

What we don't take into account is the man believes he is on a mission from God to reestablish the -- the Russian empire, the holy Russian empire.

And he is making a pact with those in the Middle East. He has befriended Syria. He has befriended Iran. Saudi Arabia is moving towards the same kind of situation. Saudi Arabia is moving towards Russia and away from us. We're going to have the Middle East and Russia against us. I don't think that's a good scenario at all.

And Barack Obama is now talked about the -- the word in the capitol. And I've heard this from several sources. Is that we're moving towards a war footing with Syria in a proxy war. And Barack Obama is going to say, "We need to do it for humanitarian reasons."

JEFFY: I thought John Kerry just lost an argument that he couldn't use war or significant growth in his negotiations.

GLENN: No, no. I am hoping this is not true. I am hoping this is not true. But I heard those rumors. And I called Mike, and I said, "Why did you post this on Facebook? Why -- because he just sat in front of his computer and said, "Here's what we all need to understand: Congress -- Congress is the one that can declare war." And that was concerning to me. After hearing the rumors and seeing what's happened in Russia -- where as I told you at the beginning of the weak, today is the final day of the four-day 40 million people strong civil defense test in -- in Russia, where they dispatched people all over the country, affecting 40 million people. And they went in for chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons and shut cities and businesses and schools and universities down and set it up as if it was a treatment center. Plus, they had all their fire departments, you know, scrambling. And how do we put out a nuclear fire?

It is a very big deal. Then, as we told you on yesterday's program, Friday, we told you that we had broken off diplomatic relations about Syria with Russia. Then we find out that they are in a civil defense maneuver for four days, affecting 40 million. I've already told you that Putin said that we are going to -- we're already in World War III and he can't get anybody to listen to them. And then on top of it, as we said yesterday, the Soviet or the Russian state television said -- and was quoted yesterday saying that a nuclear war with the United States -- didn't they say seems inevitable?

Look it up. It was -- if it wasn't -- I think inevitable is too strong.

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: Seems very likely. Something like that. That we are on the road to a nuclear war.

I don't know if we're on the warpath with nuclear war. I have no idea. But we are entering a game-changing time. Game-changing time.

As game-changing as it was in 1914 and '15 and 1941 -- or, '38.

JEFFY: Imminent.

GLENN: Imminent. Imminent nuclear war with the United States

PAT: It's hard to believe that Obama would send troops to Syria.

JEFFY: It sure is.

PAT: You know, based on everything he ran on. Based on everything he said over eight years. Of course, it doesn't matter what anybody says anymore. Nobody listens. So he could get away with it, I suppose. But it's --

JEFFY: -- more than his belief in sending troops in?

PAT: Yeah. Come on.

GLENN: Okay. So, but let's think this through on history. And history always gets me into trouble. Because history doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Okay. So just because someone is repeating the patterns that Adolf Hitler did -- I just had this argument with somebody yesterday: You can't say that so-and-so is Adolf Hitler. I've never said -- let's be frank about it. It was Donald Trump. I never said that he was Hitler. Never said that he was Hitler. Stop it. Only Adolf Hitler is Hitler.

Was he a guy with the initials, A.H. that nobody -- if he was Steve Johnson and he did the same things up until 1933, no one would have a problem with me saying, "Look at, he did exactly what Steve Johnson did in 1920 to 1933." That doesn't mean that he's going to gas 10 million people.

PAT: No. But Steve --

GLENN: That was Adolf Hitler.

PAT: -- was dangerous. Let's be honest.

GLENN: So you can't -- what you have to -- and this is hard for people to do: You have to look at what time period you're talked about.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: There is a huge difference. And past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

STU: Right. If you have ten paths to walk down, they all look very similar early on. Only one of them might end in the worst human tragedy of all the time.

GLENN: Right.

STU: But you don't take the chance to walk down the path even a step.

GLENN: Or you walk down the path with your eyes wide open and say, "Wait. No. You're leaning that way. We have to go this way."

STU: That's correct. We have to make sure we learn the lessons.

GLENN: You learn the lessons from the past so you don't repeat them. And when you see the patterns, you say, "Pattern. Let's make sure we stay off this road."

PAT: That's what learning from history is supposed to be. Right?

GLENN: That's what never forget means, you remember the patterns that got you there. Because no one is born evil.

Featured Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016. (Photo Credit: ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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