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.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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