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.

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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