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.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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