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What Should You Know About the Iraqi Kurds? Glenn Breaks It Down

What’s happening?

The Kurds of northern Iraq, an ethnic group mostly made up of Sunni Muslims, want to be their own country. Turkey, Iran and Iraq are looking into counter-measures against a planned Kurdish independence referendum because they see a Kurdish nation as a threat.

Is anyone on the Kurds’ side?

Just Israel. Even the U.S., a Kurdish ally, is opposing the referendum, saying the timing isn’t great, along with Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

Glenn’s take:

Glenn broke down who is truly on America’s side and who is guilty of aiding terrorism on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

We all know that ISIS is bad. But Turkey, which claims to be a U.S. ally, has been letting terrorists slip into Syria. Iran isn’t necessarily considered an ally, but the U.S. has been aiding the Iraqi military.

“Supporting the Kurds became a unanimous catchphrase” during the 2016 election because they stand out in the Middle East, Glenn asserted. The Kurds have fought to defend Muslims, Christians and atheists alike and have endured human rights violations from the countries that oppose their independence.

“Out of all of the countries that I just mentioned, the Kurds, they’re the only good guys,” Glenn said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: How do you tell the good guys from the bad guys? Even the very elect will be deceived.

Look at the Middle East right now and the war and ISIS. ISIS is obviously an easy answer: Definitely bad guys, right? But after that, it gets a little harder, doesn't it? Turkey claims to be our ally, but they're letting terrorists slip into Syria since this entire thing started. Defeating ISIS isn't even their main objective. Killing Kurds, now, that is an objective that they are with.

Iran is a pretty easy one as well, right? You look at Iran. We consider -- we don't consider them allies. We've been flying air support for their proxy forces since this war began. But the very same forces that were attacking our soldiers and handicappers just a few years ago, but we're protecting them?

How about Iraq? Most of the commanders on ISIS came from Saddam's army. When ISIS came back, the Iraqi army basically handed them Mosul and half the country, along with all the weapons.

In the entire region, only the Iraqi Kurds held their ground and fought. And they fought for Muslims and Christians and Yazidis and atheists.

You might remember the Kurds from the primary debates during the election. Supporting the Kurds became a unanimous catchphrase. We support the Kurds.

Out of all of the countries that I have just mentioned, the Kurds, they're the only good guys. It couldn't be more obvious. But for some reason, the State Department is having a hard time with this.

Yesterday, they announced they are opposing the Iraqi Kurd independence referendum, which is happening on Monday and could put the entire Middle East even in more chaos.

But it also does something else: It puts us in alignment with the three countries that I just mentioned that are not our allies or our friends. Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Three countries that at very best do not share our values.

We have so wronged the Kurds for so long, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to you. But one of the online countries to step forward and support Kurdish independence is Israel.

Why?

Because they know exactly what it's like to stand all by yourself. They know what it's like to be a minority in this area and have the entire region want to see you fail and to see all of you wiped off the face of the earth.

Why is it so hard for the United States to recognize and support those who actually deserve our support?

This is the reason why our foreign policy is so hard to figure out. This is the reason why -- well, people hate us over in the Middle East. Yes, there's a reason.

Because we help those who don't share our values. And then we don't stand up for those who do share our values.

The only way we're going to ever start to win back some of the respect, to win back our honor and integrity, is to have some honor and integrity.

It's wrong that we don't support the Kurdish independence in Iraq. It is wrong. And we are on the wrong side.

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How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

Read more: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-states-mus...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.