The Dangerous Marxist Terrorist Obama Released From Prison

While most everyone is talking about President Obama commuting the sentence of traitor Bradley Manning, there's another release that should garner as much attention.

"Yesterday, the president released Oscar Lopez Rivera. Who is he? A Puerto Rican nationalist and one of the leaders of FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional or Armed Forces of National Liberation)," Glenn said Wednesday on radio.

In 1981, Lopez was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for seditious conspiracy, the use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and conspiracy to transport explosives with an intent to destroy government property. In 1988, Rivera was sentenced to an additional 15 years for conspiring to escape from Leavenworth. He was one of the 14 convicted FALN members offered conditional clemency by Bill Clinton in 1999, but rejected the offer.

"Let me tell you how bad this guy is," Glenn said. "In 1980, a robber breaks into an apartment. He's so freaked out by what he finds, he goes to the police and says, Hey, I want to tell you something. I was trying to rob this guy's house. You guys need to know what I found."

What did he find? Oscar Lopez Rivera's apartment, full of high-end explosives and plans of government buildings in Chicago.

"Why is this guy so important to pardon? Who is influencing the president to bring him up on his radar? Why does he even know about this guy? I don't keep track of the Marxist terrorists that are in prison," Glenn said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Okay. I have a few things to say today about Barack Obama and about the release of prisoners.

Everyone is paying attention to who is being called Chelsea Manning. I'm sorry. It's Bradley Manning. You can identify. But that doesn't mean I have to identify. It doesn't mean I have to play into your madness. You want to have the surgery, have the surgery, and I will say you're a woman. But until you have had the surgery -- and even then, I'm giving you a gift. You're still biologically a man.

But I'll go with it. But I'm not going to go over the cliff with the rest of humanity and deny science. Don't call me a science denier. I'm not going to deny science.

So, anyway -- why we're even talking about that is irrelevant, except I think that's why the president released Bradley Manning because he's struggling with his sexuality. Is that why we released him? Why did we release this guy? Seriously.

STU: That was not part of their justification for the move.

GLENN: Okay. Good. I'm glad to hear that. The op-eds I read about it yesterday or last night were all saying they thought that was what played the big role.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: I can't believe that. I don't want to believe that.

PAT: Oh, I absolutely would believe that.

JEFFY: Oh, me too.

PAT: Wouldn't you believe that?

JEFFY: Me too.

GLENN: I don't want to believe it.

PAT: Can you believe that? That makes perfect sense. That makes perfect sense in this mad world of Barack Obama.

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: I don't think that's what played.

PAT: It may or may not have, I don't know.

GLENN: The other guy -- we'll get back to Bradley Manning. Because that is offensive.

PAT: Even Democratic senators are speaking out against that. And we'll play some.

GLENN: The other guy he released at the same time, not the general, the Marxist terrorist --

PAT: From Chicago.

GLENN: And nobody is talking about him. And I want to have a -- a conversation with those on the left that now fear Donald Trump, that say you can't compare the two, I want to show you why you're wrong, next.

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GLENN: Yesterday, the president released Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Who is he? A Puerto Rican nationalist and one of the leaders of FALN. F-A-L-N. In 1981, Lopez was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for seditious conspiracy, the use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms, conspiracy to transport explosives with an intent to destroy government property. He was also in '88 sentenced to an additional 15 years for conspiring to escape from Leavenworth. He's one of the 14 convicted FALN members, offered conditional clemency by Bill Clinton in '99, but he rejected the offer. Why?

First, let me tell you how bad of a guy this guy is. In about 1980, in Chicago -- Chicago, huh. Another connection to Chicago. And that circle of friends of Barack Obama that exists. I'm sure he knows about this guy because of his connections to the circle of old Marxists in Chicago. I could be wrong.

But that is something that if the media took serious, we could dismiss. So in 1980, a robber breaks into an apartment. He's so freaked out by what he finds, he goes to the police and says, "Hey, I want to tell you something. I was trying to rob this guy's house. You guys need to know what I found."

Now, that takes something, doesn't it? So what did he find?

He found an apartment full of explosives. High-end explosives. And plans of government buildings in Chicago.

This is a group that is a communist, Marxist, radical group that wants freedom for Puerto Rico to become a communist state. Cuba. And this is one of them.

He's one of the 14 convicted members. He was tied directly to the bombing of one federal building and to the -- the explosives and the plans in that apartment.

He said he's a freedom fighter. He's an avowed communist. He's an avowed -- I would call him terrorist. But he says everything that he has done, he has done and was justified.

He said this is a -- an illegal court. I'm not going to participate in this trial.

He didn't participate. He's admitted it. He has stood on that he was right and that he would do it again. In '99, will you take the deal and say you don't have anything to do with it, you're not going to be involved? No. In '99.

He has been an avowed Marxist, communist terrorist since the 1970s. And Barack Obama decides to pardon him.

Now, what are the details of this? Who is this guy? Why is this guy so important to pardon?

Who is influencing the president to bring him up on his radar? Why does he even know about this guy? I don't keep track of the Marxist terrorists that are in prison.

Who is? They obviously influenced Bill Clinton because Bill Clinton, I don't think, was hanging out with Marxist revolutionaries. Maybe he was. But he didn't have a history of it.

Barack Obama does. And then when he does things like this, it makes people who think that Marx was wrong, always wrong, and every time it's tried, it ends in violence and massive graves, were concerned.

And because everyone on the left dismissed it, mocked, and ridiculed, we started to think, gosh, everybody is. Everybody on the left, everybody who is a Democrat must be a Marxist, because they don't care.

I don't believe that's true. But as you're trying to figure out, why? Why does nobody trust the press? Why was everybody so freaked out about Barack Obama?

And Donald Trump, you know, he's clearly a bad guy. This guy had nothing. He was just a great guy and a hero and an all-American guy.

No. There were many things he said and more things that he did that verified concern that he has serious Marxist tendencies and surrounded by bad people.

I can understand why you fear the next guy. Please, if we're going to make progress, you have to understand why we feared the last guy.

If you can admit that and say, "Ah, I see and your fears are valid," just like I say, "I see and I can -- I can validate your fears. I may not agree with them, but they're valid," then and only then can we make progress. But somebody on the left has got to step forward and say that. But it will take massive, massive cojones because you're not going to be popular with your side.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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