Things Are Getting Scary With North Korea's Missile Threats

Thae Yong Ho, the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, recently warned that North Korea's "desperate" dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies.

"I believe him. I believe him," Glenn said Wednesday on radio.

Tuesday night, a senior White House official told reporters that “the clock has now run out, and all options are on the table for us.” Additionally, after North Korea launched yet another intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Department of State issued this statement via the Twitter:

"That's really scary," Glenn said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Did you hear what NBC -- Lester Holt said about North Korea?

STU: Jeffy did. Because Jeffy is the king of the Lester Holt fan club.

PAT: For some reason, Jeffy is obsessed with Lester Holt.

JEFFY: I mean, Lester Holt is one of the finest news --

GLENN: Okay. Did you hear -- he had the North Korean dictator on?

PAT: Kim Jong-un.

GLENN: No, no, not dictator. Defector. Sorry.

PAT: Oh, okay. Yes.

GLENN: Okay. Did you see the defector?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: What did the defector say?

PAT: He said that Kim Jong-un is serious. He's crazy. And he'll do it. He'll nuke us. He will use his nuclear weapons.

GLENN: I believe him. I believe him.

I talked to a guy who was very high up in the CIA just recently, last week, and he said -- I said, "What do we do?" And he said, "We're, quite frankly, out of options." Now, he just left, I don't know last summer. And he said, "I think we're out of options, Glenn. We all believe."

PAT: They're talking for a strike. The Trump administration --

JEFFY: Yes, they are. Absolutely they are.

PAT: And they should be. When you got somebody threatening us with EMPs and nuclear weapons and saying that he's going to launch against Hawaii, you got to take that seriously and maybe eliminate that threat.

GLENN: So here's what was said on NBC with Lester Holt: He's a desperate dictator, and the world should be ready.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah.

STU: And did you hear the statements from the administration yesterday? First Rex Tillerson's statement on North Korea, after they launched their most recent missile. This is the entire statement: North Korea has launched yet another intermediate-range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.

GLENN: That's really scary.

STU: Yeah. And then this is a senior White House official told reporters Tuesday night in a briefing with reporters, the clock has now run out, all options are on the table.

PAT: Well, yeah, Trump said, if China doesn't take care of these guys and get them under control, we will. We will.

JEFFY: China better.

GLENN: Okay. So here's -- may I give you an ad for Goldline? What does that mean for your dollar?

PAT: Yeah, it's scary.

GLENN: What does that mean to the economy?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: We may -- and honestly, I sat in that meeting and I said, "What do we do?" This guy looked at me and said, "There's a possibility we do first strike."

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I said, "Nukes?" He said, "I wouldn't recommend it. I don't think so." He said, "But I don't know." He said, "There is talk now about using tactical nukes on North Korea and shut him down."

PAT: No, you wouldn't -- you wouldn't to have use nuclear weapons to take out his nuclear weapons. Right?

GLENN: To get into the real hardened places you would. Use tactical nukes. They burrow themselves --

PAT: Yeah, they've got conventional weapons to do that now.

STU: Now they have solid fuel too, so it's harder to detect these launches. And we're not even talking about, by the way, Syria, who is in the middle of launching chemical attacks on their own people right now.

GLENN: I know. Which John Kerry said -- remember the tweet? I found it this morning. He tweeted, the last 8 percent of all the Syrian chemical weapons --

PAT: Just -- they were just used on their people. So now they're gone.

GLENN: Yeah, they're all gone. Good job to the UN and the United Nations.

PAT: I got to say, job well done by us.

GLENN: Right. Horrible. Horrible.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.