Glenn Beck: Compean and Ramos update


Glenn Beck talks to the wives of Compean and Ramos on Fox News, January 19th, 2009. Watch Glenn Beck every weeknight on Fox News at 5pm ET.

GLENN: The two border agents, Compean and Ramos, were commuted. Last night President Bush commuted their sentences. They will be going home March I think 16th. I spend the day yesterday with Patty and Monica, their wives, and it was an amazing emotional day for them and many Americans who have been following this story. They are with me on the phone now. Hello, Patty and Monica.

CALLER: Hi.

GLENN: How are you?

CALLER: Good, great.

GLENN: What an amazing day we had yesterday.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: You guys fly into Manhattan to be on the show where we were going to make one last plea to the president, and he pardons your husbands yesterday about 1:00 in the afternoon. You didn't even know. Somebody from my staff actually called -- Virginia from my staff called and I think talked to you, Patty, right?

CALLER: Right, she did.

GLENN: And told you the news. Have you guys talked to your husbands?

CALLER: Yes, I have. I have spoken with my husband and actually he should be listening right now. He listens to your show religiously. And I can tell you right now he heard it over one of the radio stations there as they were announcing it. However, he had to kind of do a double-take not really knowing if what he heard was correct and not believing it. So he waited again after a commercial. The deejay came back and said, you know, we have some breaking news, and he announced it again. And it was when my husband said he just, he was overwhelmed with such a feeling that his immediate reaction was he dropped to his knees and started praying. And it was very emotional for him.

GLENN: I have to tell you, guys, I really didn't think Bush was going to do this. I thought our best hope was for President Obama to do this, and I was really mentally gearing for, "Okay, let's go after President Obama and see if he'll try to make up some ground here with the right" and then George Bush does this. Which, have you thought, have either of you thought last night that's all about how you feel about President Bush? Has it changed since before you heard this news?

CALLER: President Bush, you know what, I just, all I am with him is grateful and just that's it. It's just very grateful and appreciative for him doing this. Even if it was at the eleventh hour, as they say. It's just, I think I will be grateful for him, to him for the rest of my life.

GLENN: We're talking to the wives of Nacio Ramos and Jose Compean, and they were -- their sentences were commuted last night, which means, if I can paraphrase what President Bush said in his statement yesterday, they will still have to live with the shame of breaking the law and dishonoring, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, which we happen to disagree on this. Do you guys feel that you will -- the guys will want to pursue cleaning up their name, or do you think you are all just pretty good at just walking away and saying, "All right, whatever"?

CALLER: Well, actually, you know, with the President saying that, you know, first of all let me just say that I am extremely grateful to the president. You know, we didn't expect it as well. So it was a decision that really probably weighed heavy on him, and we're extremely grateful. However, with that being said, you know, we are still fighting this. This is I guess the glory of having the commutation in a sense is that we will get to fight this still and continue to fight it in the United States supreme courts. If not, we have other avenues to pursue this. And yes, these men will continue to fight. I know on behalf of my husband I will say we will continue to fight to clean his name. The charges that still stands were those of, you know, the assault and the weapon charge, but we have to remember now with Davila pleading guilty, he's actually now come forward as, it just shows that he perjured himself in trial. And so there is a lot of avenues still not -- that was not, you know, taken that we will continue to take, to pursue, clear his name.

CALLER: That's guys were just doing their job -- I'm sorry, Glenn. These guys were just doing their job that day and because of that it's not over. This is just another -- this is a beginning of another chapter in this fight.

GLENN: You know, I have to tell you, I was thinking about it last night and I was thinking that this story bothered me from the beginning. At the very first I was on this story and I said, this is an outrage. Look at these, look at what is happening. And then I immediately backed off because I started getting word from very credible sources, "No, no, no, no." All of the things that the Senate had received, all of the things that the House had received that, "No, you don't know the whole story." All the things that Johnny Sutton had said. And I backed off this story, and I never said I wasn't for the guys but I was invisible on it and did it because something just didn't feel right. And it took me I think about three months of sitting with it and looking at it and doing some more homework before I realized, "Oh, my gosh." I mean, this story changed my point of view of the government in many ways. This story changed my point of view of what was even possible in America and our government, and do you feel how torn the country has been on both sides when they haven't examined it? They might think that you guys are, you know, your husbands are guilty but then as they start to examine it, did you ever want to shake America and just say, "No, please don't listen to the official story. Look for yourself and open your eyes."

CALLER: You know, it's funny that you say that because at home in El Paso, we're still hearing, yeah, they are saying, they've been commuted but, you know, they still committed a crime. You know, they keep on holding onto that, and that's a little frustrating for both of our families and people who actually know all the facts. A lot of people are just basing opinions -- because that's what it is. It's an opinion of this case on different pieces that they get, they get from the media. And yeah, it's a little frustrating but as long as we know the truth and we're fighting to clear their names, I think, you know, thank you very much for your opinion and move on, not let it affect our lives, I think.

GLENN: This audience, as well as many other groups of people all around the country, they have been praying, they have been financially supportive, they have written, they have called, they have done so much for such a long period of time. I'm sure there's something that I don't even know if you can verbalize. Do you want to say anything to the people who are listening now, who have been with you the whole time?

CALLER: I would just like to send my heartfelt appreciation, much gratitude for everybody including you, Glenn, who have completely supported us in this, who actually took the time to look into this case, see that there was an injustice here, you know, for never giving up on us. It's because everybody who has helped us and written those letters. I don't know that it would have gotten to this point without their help, and on behalf of my husband and I, we would just love to say thank you for everything you've done and I hope that you-all will continue on this journey with us because it is far from over. It's like Compean said, it's just the beginning of a new chapter.

CALLER: And then I would like to thank on behalf of my family and my husband, also, just, it's been a ride and, you know, this is the beginning of another one, like I said and, you know, just thank you. We would not have gotten this far without everybody's love and support. And, you know, the cards, they talk about our husbands being heroes. Well, in our guys you guys are our heroes because you guys decided, chose to be our voices and stand up for us and were so passionate about it and still are. You guys spoke when we couldn't and we're just completely grateful and for having the courage and just putting your integrity and your names out there, you know, on the line for us. You know, it's just been wonderful. Just thank you so much.

GLENN: Patty and Monica, I so appreciate you two and the way you've kept your family together and you fought with your men on this valiantly the whole time. And Monica, you know that -- I mean, you know how hard it was for us to get in to see both of your husbands. I mean, I think I was with you in Texas when we were going through this and, you know, they made it impossible for me to go and sit with them. So they wouldn't allow me to have a camera, they wouldn't allow me to have a tape recorder. I could come in with a pencil and paper. We can have Charlie Manson, but we couldn't have your husbands on television or radio. I hope we get the opportunity to talk to them when they get out and we would love to be there not in the personal side of it for, you know, you need your family time, but I hope we can show America your family finally being reunited when your men finally come home.

CALLER: Yes. Well, you will definitely be first.

GLENN: When you told the kids yesterday, because you weren't there, what was that phone call like?

CALLER: Actually I haven't told my two boys yet. I've told the family to hold off until I get home and actually be able to talk to the two little ones. My daughter, I didn't get a chance to tell her. My brother-in-law beat me to it. But when I did finally get to talk to her, she was very excited, very happy right now. I mean, it's a miracle for my children when my little one called me right away and said, is it true? Is Dad coming home? And I said, yes. And he says, today? And I said, no, baby, not today. As far as my 11-year-old, he's the one that fought on TV and he's not said much. He's the one that we're really worried about. This has really extremely affected him. He was pretty much connected to the hip with my husband. I think seeing is believing. When we cross that, he will really truly believe Dad's home.

GLENN: Well, anything we can do to help your son realize that what has been said about your husband in the media in his dad was not true, and your husband has been a remarkable servant of this country. Anything we can do to help your son understand that, you let us know.

CALLER: Thank you. I appreciate that.

GLENN: We love you very much, and congratulations to the whole family.

CALLER: Thank you.

GLENN: Thanks, guys.

 

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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