US and Russia shy away from serious action in Syria. Meanwhile, here's the fight to pay attention to.

The attack order came down late Friday night. The US, France and Britain launched a total of 105 missiles at three chemical weapons facilities deep inside Syria. Explosions could be seen and heard inside the Syrian capital of Damascus, with coalition firepower making a complete mockery of Syrian air defense.

The attack went down like this: While Syria scrambled to hide their military hardware within the safety of Russian bases, all eyes went to the growing US Naval build-up in the Mediterranean. One Russian admiral even threatened to fire a torpedo at the USS Donald Cook, which was parked alongside the USS Winston Churchill. Both US destroyers appeared to be holding the fort until the cavalry, or in this case, armada arrived. It was all a ruse.

As the attack order was given, US Naval ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf went into action. At the same time, B1 bombers launched from Qatar began dropping air-launched cruise missiles that are so state-of-the-art they’ve never been used before in combat. It was a masterstroke in precision modern warfare, and exactly what you’d expect from someone like Defense Secretary Mattis.

So, after nearly a week of the coalition threatening a possible strike, and an equal amount of time hearing Russia threaten “grave consequences,” we’re left with a few realities. First, nothing has really changed. This attack, although impressive, won’t stop Assad from killing his own people, and it definitely won’t scare Russia and Iran from supporting him.

Both the US and Russia came out of this looking kind of silly.

Second, both the US and Russia came out of this looking kind of silly. While we’re fighting like school children at the UN, the hard reality is that neither of us really has either the motivation or the balls to go “all in” when it comes to Syria. For several days after the April 7th chemical attack, the West went all Wyatt Earp in the movie Tombstone... “I’M COMING... AND HELL’S COMING WITH ME!” And then Russia barked back as if they were Curly Bill.

At the end of the day, our attack was VERY minimal and borderline symbolic, and --- for Russia --- they got their bluff called and got punked in front of the entire world. But both countries just aren’t willing to go to the mattresses over Syria. Russia has threatened a response, but you can pretty much take it to the bank that the “response” will come in the form of a cyber attack. When and where it happens is anyone’s guess, but THAT is Russia’s main strike weapon.

Meanwhile, the REAL war in the Middle East continues to build. Iran’s biggest goal in being in Syria is to encircle Israel. The longer Assad stays in power, the larger the Iranian presence will grow on Israel’s border. The Israelis will be forced to strike. Russia and the US don’t have much of a dog in the Syria fight, but for Israel and Iran, Syria is EVERYTHING. It is THIS fight that everyone should be looking at.

The coming Iranian-Israeli conflict could affect the entire world. Pray for Israel, and pray that our leaders make the right decisions.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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