If Russia was behind the UK terror attack, this was an act of war

A chemical weapon was unleashed on the United Kingdom this week.

21 people were hospitalized after being exposed to an unspecified nerve agent. Three of the victims are still in the hospital. Two are still in critical condition and one --- a police officer --- is expected to pull through.

One of the victims in critical condition has revealed what this attack was all about and who may be responsible, but let’s back up a bit.

At the end of the Cold War up until the early 2000s, Sergei Skripal was a Russian intelligence officer serving two masters. The Russians thought he was a loyal undercover operative spying on the British, but what he was really doing was leaking information to MI6 (British Intelligence).

Russia caught onto his treason in 2004 and put him in prison for seven years until he was released in a high profile spy trade. All seemed fine until four days ago. Sergei and his daughter were found unconscious on a park bench, victims of an unprecedented assassination on UK soil.

Scotland Yard has stunningly revealed that the poison used in the attack was a nerve agent. That means a nation-state was most probably behind this.

We know who did this.

The entire world knows who ordered this assassination, but Russia has fallen in line with their usual playbook: deny, deny deny. The ridiculousness of Russian bravado is so insane.

Not only does Russia have the only clear motive, but only a country with stockpiles of chemical weapons could have pulled this off. It’s not like you can pick up Sarin or VX gas down at the local 7/11. The British know who did this, we know who did this and Russia knows --- and doesn't care --- that we know it was them.

Think about the ramifications of what might happen next. What happens if the UK finds definitive proof and traces this back to the Kremlin?

This attack goes way beyond an attempted assassination of a Russian traitor... 21 UK citizens were hospitalized because of a CHEMICAL WEAPON.

This was an act of war.

There’s no other way to describe it. This was a terror attack on UK soil possibly carried out by the Russian government. Put another way... THIS WAS AN ACT OF WAR.

Russian aggression has reached near suicidal activity. Where this goes from here is anyone’s guess. It all comes down to whether the British can prove who is ultimately culpable.

With the seriousness of this attack, and knowing the global ramifications if Russia is publicly outed --- I gotta admit we might be better off never finding out the truth.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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