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.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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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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