Three Things You Need to Know - October 16, 2017

Prayers for Somalia.

Today, exhausted doctors are struggling to keep their eyes open. They are frantically attending to screaming patients, many burned beyond recognition, who are continuously entering and exiting the hospital like a horrific revolving door.

They are the victims of a double truck bombing that occurred on Saturday on a crowded street in Mogadishu. It is the deadliest attack in Somalia, claiming over 300 lives and counting.

Sub-Saharan Africa has not seen this level of violence since the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Somalia’s government is blaming the Al Qaeda linked al-Shabab extremist group for the bloodshed.

The Shabab, which once controlled most of the city, have lost much of their territory in the area thanks to the Somali Army and American counterterrorism operations. Despite these efforts, they remain a deadly threat to the people of Somalia. Hundreds of people have been killed or wounded in attacks on the capital this year alone.

The Somali president commented on the carnage, “This horrific attack proves our enemy would stop nothing to cause our people pain and suffering. Let’s unite against terror. Time to unite and pray together. Terror won’t win.”

Terror won’t and can’t win. The good guys win. The Shabab are not good guys. It will always be challenging fighting against an evil ideology that is widespread all over the world. But we, and the people of Somalia, should take comfort in the fact that good will win in the end. Prayers go out to the people of Somalia today.

Jimmy Kimmel is getting attention for the wrong reasons.

Jimmy Kimmel seems like a pretty likable guy. I’ve definitely laughed at some of the segments on his late-night show. But these days he’s been getting more attention for his political views than his jokes. He had some interesting things to say about that yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning:

When asked how he feels about Republicans turning off his show, he said, “I probably won’t want to have a conversation with them anyway.”

That is the biggest takeaway from the interview. That is the problem --- on the Left and the Right --- not being willing to have a conversation.

Kimmel can have all the political opinions he wants and because of his celebrity, he’ll have opportunities to talk about them. But, on his show, he should stick to the comedy.

These late-night hosts might be surprised how much the audience would appreciate them for simply doing their job --- bringing smiles and joy to people who need a break.

How to curb Iran's nuclear program.

The Iranian nuclear deal is the most overly hyped and talked about piece of diplomacy in the history of overly hyped and talked about diplomacy. Ever.

The Obama administration did everything in its power to convince us this deal was a miracle; that it was the product of some diplomatic genius. As if Obama channeled the ghost of Winston Churchill through John Kerry to wow the Iranians at the negotiating table, forcing them to bend to our will.

All that talk of this deal as the diplomatic move of the century was actually the equivalent of a twenty-yard punt on first down. Obama didn’t want to have to deal with Iran, so he punted the football to another president. You see, that’s all the Iran deal really is. It’s an elaborate delay tactic that was overhyped by an administration looking for legacy points.

On the campaign trail, Trump kept the hype train rolling by making the Iran Deal one of his talking points. Sure, it’s a bad deal, but the President has little say in actually doing anything about it. On Friday, Trump did what little he could do and announced he’d decertify the deal when it comes up for review this week.

What does that actually do? It means Congress gets to decide whether to keep holding back sanctions or start them up again. Sure, this may mean that Iran pulls out of the deal, but really what difference does it make? This masterstroke of diplomacy allows Iran to restart their nuclear program legally in about seven years anyway.

Trump’s biggest announcement Friday on Iran didn’t have anything to do with the over-hyped nuke deal, it came with his call to place the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the terror sanctions list. This move, above everything else, actually has the ability to curb Iran’s behavior.

The IRGC is spread out all over the Middle East. Iran is using it to bend and reshape the region in its image. They command militias asserting control all over Syria and Iraq. Last night, these militias --- along with the Iraqi Gov --- used U.S. hardware to invade Kurdish territory and seize one of their cities.

The joint Iranian and Iraqi war on the Kurds has begun, but you probably won’t hear much about that today. As one of our allies is under attack, all the debate and talk will be on the most overly hyped and talked about “deal” in modern history.


There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

(Left) Photo by James Devaney/GC Images (Right) Video screenshot

If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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