Glenn Beck: Rules of Deception


Rules of Deception

by Christopher Reich

GLENN: Tomorrow in bookstores there is a book out called Rules of Deception by Chris Reich. It is -- again Chris is here in the studio with me. Have you seen the review of the New York Times?

REICH: It was a great thing to read. Thank you, yes.

GLENN: They never review a book like this.

REICH: I was very fortunate. I'm glad they liked it.

GLENN: What the heck, did you think to yourself, holy crap, maybe it sucks, the New York Times loves it.

REICH: That is a nerve-wracking moment, when you open that paper.

GLENN: What did you think it was going to say.

REICH: Well, I hoped they would like the book, something I worked very hard, the kind of book that I love reading, fast pace page turner. So this was really a work of love for many years. And then I just got my fingers crossed.

GLENN: You've been writing this for three years. You had this idea, what, three years ago?

REICH: Three years ago, yes.

GLENN: I love the way this works because it starts with a butterfly. Just explain the opening scene.

REICH: It opens up with a small butterfly flying over this kind of perimeter of neatly toiled glass in an unknown location. All of a sudden the butterfly crashes and a guard happens upon it and he sees this is not a regular butterfly; this butterfly has a microwave transmitter in it, some wires, and he goes, uh-oh, we've been discovered.

GLENN: That's just fascinating. And the technology in the book like the butterfly, do we use that stuff?

REICH: All this, one of the fun things about writing the book, Glenn, was that everything you read in this book, whether you heard about it or not, is true. Everything I've gotten exists now is being used by the defense department, by the army, by the CIA including butterflies, little unmanned aerial vehicles that can be absolutely tiny. They are being used.

GLENN: Serious, like a little --

REICH: Oh, they can make them even smaller than the book. They can make them several inches across now. You program, they could fly for, you know, hours and hours and then transmit data back to.

GLENN: That's a little frightening, isn't it?

REICH: More and more we live in the surveillance world.

GLENN: It is. It's really frightening. The thing that's interesting about the book is you take on Iran and what's happening over in Iran. I have said on this program over and over again, I'm not this smart. How is it I can see these things coming and, boom, all of a sudden here they are. Everything that you write about in this book is all starting to come true now.

REICH: Unfortunately it is. These are trends that I saw, you know, several years ago. Namely our move toward let's say a war status with Iran that's basically unavoidable. Now, the book takes as its premise the fact that Iran is making a very close to weaponizing nuclear weapons, nuclear materials.

GLENN: No.

REICH: No. And as they are, and we discover it, that little butterfly discovers the fact that, uh-oh, they are ready, they have crossed the red line and what are going to be the consequences now.

GLENN: What is the red line?

REICH: Well, the red line is the level let's say that Israel says once Iran crosses this line, which means once they have a certain amount of enriched uranium that they could put on the tip of a nuclear weapon, boom, end of story, we are going to act. We have crossed that line, Glenn. This is going down this year.

GLENN: You really think so?

REICH: I am absolutely convinced.

GLENN: You know, I said two years ago, before Bush leaves office he will go -- he was not going to leave Iran in place. However I can't remember the name of that report that came out that said, oh, no, don't worry about it, they're --

REICH: National Intelligence Estimate.

GLENN: Yes. And it took him off that track and I didn't think that he would be able to do it. But I am back to the place to where I think Israel is going to do it and we will be involved in it one way or another. You printed in the book, and I want to know if you think this is true, that they are like spray -- that we have people, operatives in Iran spray-painting targets on buildings?

REICH: Well, one of the reasons the idea, how I got the idea for this book was about three and a half years ago I was working on a TV pilot with General Tommy Franks as the consultant and he was talking about these special secret operators that work behind enemy lines and one of the missions they were on that they had completed was to go inside Iran and to paint all these buildings where they suspected nuclear weapons were being made with certain radioactive substances that could later then be picked up by overflying aircraft, programmed in the munitions, bang, you won't miss.

GLENN: So then one of the trip wires that I have been looking for is when they kick out the UN inspectors because unlike plutonium, enriching uranium, you'll see it all over the ground. If you're in there with -- am I right on this?

REICH: I think so, yes.

GLENN: Yeah, that you'll see it all over the -- that they can't enrich it up to, what is it, 95% enriched or whatever it needs to be without it being seen. So the trip wire that you're looking for is really the kicking out of the inspectors because that means they are ready to produce and they will begin producing it without anybody being able to see and then it's just a matter of really very short period of time of making it into a bomb.

So the idea behind the book is do we -- because I haven't read it yet. Please tell me we win in the end.

REICH: Well, it depends who you're rooting for but, of course, --

GLENN: Holy cow. Now that I realize the New York Times loves it, Iran wins, huh?

REICH: I don't think Iran wins and we certainly don't want them to. But, you know, it is, really it's about an American doctor. It's also a love story about an American doctor, Jonathan Ransom who works for doctors without borders, kind of in the real hot spots around the world with his lovely English wife and as the book opens up, his wife is killed in this terrible accident in the Swiss Alps and in no time he starts discovering this woman, they are soulmates, they spent eight years together, he loves her completely, he starts going, uh-oh, I don't have a clue who this woman really is.

GLENN: She was actually -- it's kind of, I hate to compare it to the movie but it's the only one I can compare like this, what was the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie movie.

REICH: This is a very serious Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

GLENN: So he had no idea absolutely who she was.

REICH: The whole idea is this organization for whom she was working which shall remain nameless might have been using him to put her in place to do these kind of nefarious deeds or depends what side, very practical deeds or nefarious depending on who side you are.

GLENN: Give me the practical nefarious deed. Give me one.

REICH: One of the things that they -- her job, for example, one of the things she did was to go in the old Yugoslavia, in those war-torn areas and help take out one of the warlords who had evaded capture and remission or being sent over to the UN war crimes trials.

GLENN: Are you a rendition kind of guy? Do you believe in rendition, or not?

REICH: I do.

GLENN: Do you really?

REICH: I'll just say that I do. It's necessary. We have to take steps. You know, this is a world that's changed dramatically. I do not believe the Geneva convention applies now to these sort of --

GLENN: Are you for Guantanamo?

REICH: I think Guantanamo definitely serves a point. The problem is that when you go too far, you have too many people or you are keeping the wrong people. But sometimes you have to err on the side of being conservative to make sure you do keep the dangerous ones.

GLENN: I think I agree with you. This is the argument here that gets so fuzzy is rendition, we pick them up and then we take them some place else. We take them to Saudi Arabia and let them torture them over there because we're too good to do it. If we really believe in that, shouldn't we be the ones, shouldn't we stand up and square our shoulders and say, you know what, there are that I think so that you don't want to know we do and there are things that we do that we do that we have to do. Isn't it better to say --

REICH: It is better to say to man up, man up and say we took this guy off the streets, he's our responsibility and we will, you know, fess up and do what's necessary.

GLENN: Just to be completely frank with you because you know that I'm -- if you listen to this program, you know that I'm completely straight up with you. I have not read this book. However, it is on the top of my list to read when it comes out tomorrow. The guys on my staff who have read it said it is the best summer book they have read yet. I cannot read it -- I can't wait to read it. It's Rules of Deception out tomorrow.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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