This Picture of an Air Force Sergeant and His Military Dog Will Break Your Heart

The poignant picture of an Airforce staff sergeant hugging his military working dog after the dog was euthanized has gone viral, especially since the dog was draped in the American flag.

Sergeant Kyle Smith, who served four military tours with his 11-year-old German Shepherd Bodza, cradled Bodza in an American flag his superiors allowed him to drape over the dog. Smith told WSOC, "I hugged him and told him that I loved him a lot . . . He was as much a part of the Air Force as me. I couldn't have done the mission I did without him there." Smith told Inside Edition, “I held him in my arms the entire time. I’ve never cried that much my entire life.”

Smith noted wistfully that he bought the dog, who had been diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, a Big Mac for the dog’s final meal. He added, “He didn’t leave a crumb."

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What has the United States become amid President Joe Biden's catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan? Our government has lost credibility with our allies and now, as the Aug. 31 deadline for a departure looks more and more like a pipe dream, it's been reported that the Taliban offered to give safe passage to American citizens and Afghan allies who are left behind — if the U.S. just gives them a list of names.

"It's a national disgrace. An absolute disgrace. And I believe at some point, may even end up being described as crimes against humanity," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Thursday. Broadcasting live from an undisclosed location in a country near Afghanistan, Glenn detailed the latest on the chaotic efforts to get American citizens, allies, and persecuted Christians out of Afghanistan as Taliban forces seize control of the country.

"There is no credibility with the United States anymore ... it [is] tragically sad," he stated. "But, to me, that's the least of our problems right now ... humanity is being overlooked."

Glenn explained that despite the Taliban's designated deadline for evacuations on Aug. 31, the window for getting people out appears to be closing even sooner.

"Two nights ago, when I was flying over here, I was told that we had maybe 72 hours. Last night, I was told we had 24 hours, and today I am hearing, we are hours away from [losing] any access and the opening of any gates. The Americans that are being left behind ... those people will be killed. It's shocking, what is happening," Glenn said.

Though the Nazarene Fund has already been able to rescue hundreds of Afghan Christian families, Glenn expressed frustration the United States government "making a bad situation much, much worse by having them cut our deadline." He also reacted to Politico's report that "U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city's airport."

"Please tell me, dear God, that no one is dumb enough to give them [Taliban] a list of people that we should expect to be let through their gates, or that the Taliban would help to evacuate," he asserted.

"The truth is pretty ugly here," Glenn later added. "And you're not able to blame it on anybody but the United States. What we are currently doing to the people in Afghanistan is a horror show. But I am so grateful for the hope that you have provided them, and the hope that you provide me," he said to his audience. "Please keep all of our team, that's on the ground, in harm's way and all of the people in Afghanistan, in your prayers."

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From an undisclosed location in a country near Afghanistan, Glenn Beck details the latest on the frantic evacuation efforts of American citizens, allies, and persecuted Christians as the Biden administration's failures have left him thinking, "I've never been embarrassed to be an American before."

Glenn interviews former Force Recon Marine, Chad Robichaux, whose Mighty Oaks Foundation has rescued over 2,000 people in just a few days.

David Barton, board member for The Nazarene Fund, joins Glenn on the ground with a prediction: The U.S. State Department "clowns" will be humiliated by private sector efforts by this time tomorrow. And he also says there is evidence of malicious intent from a few members in the State Department.

Jason Buttrill, Afghanistan war veteran and head researcher for Glenn Beck, joins on the ground to give the latest intelligence update he received from sources at the Kabul airport gates. And he explains why this has led him to predict that a gigantic hostage situation with the Taliban could soon unfold. Glenn and Jason also reveal the dangerous extraction process for locals in Afghanistan.

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Allyson Reneau is a mother from Oklahoma who has already helped save 10 members of an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan. But now, more and more desperate women are asking for her help.

Allyson joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what it took to help the girls robotics team escape. And she also explained her next goal: To help evacuate more than 200 female judges who fear that the Taliban who they sentenced to jail are coming for them first.

"Because of the media coverage I've had over the last few days, the cries for help from within Afghanistan, from women who are in hiding, professional women, who have been fired, who are being hunted, who are being tortured. [There were] reports last night of two killed and shot. And these are professional, educated women. Some beaten to death. Some blinded," Allyson told Glenn.

"I was back at ground zero again," she added. "What worked for the girls I helped was not going to work for these people that were in hiding. I said, 'Send me the list. I'm not going to leave one behind.' And I thought there would be 20 people. It was 212 women Afghan judges in hiding, Supreme Court [judges]. And I asked my commander friends on the ground, that are helping me, and they said, 'Yes. They will be the first to die.' The first to die, because they have imprisoned men. They have imprisoned people who were beating their wives. And all those prisoners have been released. These women are being hunted, and it was 212 women."

Glenn offered to assist through the Nazarene Fund's ongoing rescue efforts in Afghanistan. (Read the latest updates on the Nazarene fund's rescue operation here.)

"We're Americans, and we figure it out, don't we, Glenn?" replied an emotional Allyson. "And I just want to say, Mr. President, if you can hear this message, we need more time. We need more time. Please give us more time!"

President Biden has said the U.S. will be able complete its evacuation in Afghanistan by Aug. 31.

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Thirty years ago, the world was a much different place and journalists used to be brave. On his latest podcast, Glenn Beck was joined by one of the few who still is, and you've never seen him like this. Before he was on Fox News, Tucker Carlson built an impressive career writing for some of the biggest names in American journalism. But now, the corporate media "journalists," or as Tucker prefers, "the Praetorian Guard for the ruling class," have abandoned their principles in favor of political goals.

"My dad was a journalist. My great-grandfather was the publisher of the Dallas Morning News. I grew up around journalists my whole life. I mean, that's the world I grew up in. That's why I went into it," Tucker told Glenn. "So, that's one of the reasons I hate [today's journalists] so much. It's a personal offense. The worst people have gone into it, just the technocratic, dishonest, careerist, stupid cowards. I mean, you're supposed to be brave. ... These people are just such wuss bags. I hate them."

Asked by Glenn if he believes today's journalists are only interested in ratings or something worse, Tucker answered, "They're the Praetorian Guard for the ruling class. They've inverted the most basic rule of journalism, which is hold the powerful accountable. And now they're all working for some oligarch. Steve Jobs' idiot widow owns the Atlantic. Jeff Bezos owns ... the Washington Post. The New York Times is essentially owned by its subscribers, who are every nonprofit executive on the Upper West Side.

"They're trying to protect what they feel is slipping away, which is their control over the country. And the thing they hate most, of course, is democracy. The idea of voters, the working class having power, completely freaks them out. I mean, completely."

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