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4 US Soldiers Died After Attack in Niger – What Happened?

Did you know that the U.S. has troops stationed in Niger? With all the other distractions going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with the stories that matter.

A team of Green Berets came under fire last week, the incident leaving four soldiers dead and two wounded after what should have been a routine reconnaissance mission. The Pentagon is investigating the attack as well as why the troops were deployed to a hostile area without sufficient intelligence about the risk and without nearby medical resources.

Glenn wondered on this morning’s show why we aren’t talking much about the four U.S. soldiers we lost. Why isn’t this a bigger story? Are we just flooded with too much information and outrage?

“I think we are suffering from content inflation, a fire hydrant of so much useless information and juvenile bickering,” Glenn said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: It was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but four Americans were killed. It happened last week in Niger. Did you even know we had people there? Did you know we had soldiers operating in Niger? I think we are suffering from content inflation. A fire hydrant of so much useless information and juvenile bickering, that we actually are missing the stories that are important.

The US has 800 troops stationed in Niger, to help train Niger's military and help gather intelligence in the fight against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in the region.

So we had a dozen Green Berets. Twenty Niger soldiers. They're on a reconnaissance mission. They were ambushed by terrorists driving a pickup truck, mounted with machine guns.

The firefight, over in 30 minutes. When it was over, four Green Berets lay dead. Two others wounded. Four Niger soldiers also killed. Pentagon is now investigating the incident, but officials believe al-Qaeda was responsible for the attack. The terrorist group operates along the border there, between Niger and Mollie, where the soldiers were. The US Defense Department attempts to follow what is known as the golden hour standard. I had never heard of this. But it's one of those things that I think makes us really great.

Our military tries to rescue a wounded soldier within an hour of being wounded. That obviously didn't happen in Benghazi. One US general said, it's not possible to have the golden hour standard in Africa.

Now, Benghazi is different because of the gulf. But in parts of -- parts of Africa, it is so remote. And especially where these soldiers were, it's landlocked, mostly a deserted -- a deserted nation, deserted of any kind of people. It's about twice the size of Texas.

And where they were operating was very, very remote. And it leaves the soldiers vulnerable to ambushes. We, by the way, did not pick them up.

French helicopters finally arrived. There were 270 miles away. Some soldiers say that in this area, the standard rescue wait time is not an hour. It's closer to ten hours.

And just a note: These are the first American troops to die in the counterterrorism effort in Niger, where the US has been since 2015.

Why isn't this story more prominent? Do we care?

Do we care where our soldiers even are anymore, or are we just too busy talking about kneeling during the national anthem, oppressive statues, Melania Trump's footwear, empathy tents? You know, there's a lot more at stake here. People are fighting and dying for our rights, which most of us don't even understand or know the first thing about.

And our way of life, they're fighting for that. They're fighting for our way of life. Which it seems on some days, at least half the country is trying to destroy themselves.

Are we suicide? Are we on a suicide path?

Or are we just tired of the news, or are we ignoring it altogether?

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.