Defense Secretary Mattis Drops Texas-sized Truth Bomb

Defense Secretary James Mattis dropped a Texas-sized truth bomb on Tuesday about the chemical attack in Syria. After reviewing intelligence reports, Mattis stated "there is no doubt that the Syrian regime is responsible for the decision to attack and for the attack itself."

"Let me be very clear here. Mattis is not a politician," Glenn said Wednesday on radio. "If he comes out and says this is the way it is, that's a pretty big statement. ...In military and intelligence terms, this equates to a slam-dunk where the backboard shatters."

For now, neither the US nor the Russians are not backing down on Syria. The question is, how far will this go?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: If anyone is confused about what's going on, I feel like we need to do an update every day on North Korea, Syria, and Russia. We're at a show level of DEFCON 3, which is the planes are not on the tarmac and not running. DEFCON 1 is -- you know, they're up in the air. DEFCON 2 is they've all been started and pilots are sitting on them, but they haven't been launched yet. And DEFCON 3 is one bad mistake here, and we could leapfrog to DEFCON 1.

PAT: And there's so much happening as you've kind of outlined, that it's hard to know what most to be concerned about.

GLENN: So let me start here: Russia's story is that a conventional bomb hit a rebel weapon's cache of chemical weapons, and that's the real reason why over 80 people died from sarin gas.

PAT: No way.

GLENN: Nearly every single analyst in the world says that's ridiculous. You do not keep sarin gas mixed in a combined state. Chemicals are stored separate from each other. Bombing the chemicals might make the area smell like your grandma's house or Jeffy's house. But it's not going to release sarin gas.

The Russian theory -- that's the Russian theory. And our National Security Council and General Mattis dropped a Texas-sized truth bomb yesterday. The Secretary of Defense first at a press conference -- first press conference. This whole thing started. This is what he said first: Last Tuesday, on April 4th, the Syrian regime attacked its own people using chemical weapons. We have personally -- I have personally reviewed the intelligence. And there is no doubt that the Syrian regime is responsible for the decision to attack and for the attack itself.

Let me be very clear here. Mattis is not a politician. Straight-talking. No nonsense marine who probably is the most respected military general over the last 50 years. If he comes out and says, this is the way it is, that's a pretty big statement. The intelligence he's referring to was dropped by the National Security Council a couple of hours before the general stood up to the microphone. It included intercepted communications, satellite imagery, and forensic analysis of the victims.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Military and intelligence terms, this equates to a slam-dunk where the backboard shatters. Do I have that right?

PAT: Yeah, that was good. That was good. That was decent.

GLENN: Thank you. We do not seem to be backing down. In fact, we're doing the opposite. The Russians are doing the opposite too. They are not backing down.

The question is, how far will this go?

What is amazing to me -- and what we need to watch domestically is how Syria has completely reshuffled both the domestic and international politics. The alt-right has fully turned now on Donald Trump.

I mean, when you've lost Infowars, something is happening.

You know, what happened to all the, he's our president. We have to get behind him. All that stuff that we heard during the election. That's all over now.

Trump is also now gaining praise from former Obama staffers. Hawks like John McCain, they're now in Trump's corner. And what about the Russian collusion? That investigation, is it still going on?

Maybe the Russians helped Donald Trump get elected. Maybe they didn't. It looks like they did. But one thing is becoming clear. Whether on purpose or by complete coincidence, Russia's support for Syria might help the Trump administration far more than the hacking ever did.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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