Glenn Beck talks with Brad Thor



The Apostle


by Brad Thor

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GLENN: Let me go to Brad Thor who is coming in in just about 13 minutes and he's going to be doing a special program for the Insiders at GlennBeck.com. How are you doing, Brad?

THOR: I'm doing well, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very well. Brad's one of my favorite fiction thriller writers. When is your new book coming out?

THOR: Comes out in less than two weeks, the apostle.

GLENN: The apostle? This is the one where you went over to Afghanistan, right?

THOR: It is.

GLENN: And you lied to me as a friend?

THOR: I lied to everybody because I didn't want you know, you are one of the people who would have said, go, have a good time, you are one of the professionals. I went over and chatted for the bedrock of this thriller and one of the things they said was obviously you've got to tell your wife but if any more people you tell than that, you were going to spend the next three months having them say, what, are you crazy? Don't go. Because I live in Chicago, they figure out

GLENN: Yeah, don't go back to Chicago; what, are you crazy? What do you mean you're going back to Chicago? Stay in Afghanistan!

So did you find over there?

THOR: You know what, it's very interesting. By being with some guys who are working on the black side, we were not operating on an operating basis. We were going out into Indian country, saw Taliban, all that kind of stuff. What I found is the Afghans are amazing people. Afghanistan's an incredible country, and we need to get men and women out into the countryside developing relationships on the village level so that we can find out, hey, you know, Ahmed's got a bomb factory down the road here and he's going to set these IEDs off along this one particular road and wait for the next American envoy to come through. The intel's not going to walk into the bases. That's one of the biggest things that I learned there.

GLENN: How safe are our troops under this administration, where we just sold $108 billion line of credit for the photos of Abu Ghraib? Did you know that?

THOR: I have listen, we are projecting weakness left, right and center. I'm a big believer Ralph Peters, who is a military person for Fox, Ralph had a great, great article a couple of years ago called Kill, Don't Capture. And I am a big fan of that. We extend we hobbled ourselves with the way we conduct our affairs in warfare.

GLENN: Do you think we're over in Iran?

THOR: I think we should be. My goodness.

GLENN: Yeah, I know we were under Bush.

THOR: I mean, Bob Baer would be the perfect guy to ask that question. And I'm sure we've got people over there but, boy, I tell you they ought to be loading up private jets and getting them as close to the border as we can and putting our CIA operatives in there. The time is right to be doing something.

GLENN: So let me play it the other way because I had a guy who do you know what CAG is?

THOR: Yep.

GLENN: Those are the Mission Impossible people.

THOR: I just had dinner with a CAG guy two nights ago. These are the guys who were sent in, in situations like this. These are the guys. At least this is the circle that when things are going down, these guys go in when the time is right and just push a little bit.

THOR: Right, help destabilize and just push.

GLENN: Had a guy sat with tears running down his cheeks saying, these are the circles I play in, played in them for years. We watch the news. We know. We know, when I see things in other countries, I know we're going in. Now is the time. I've done it for years. Tears start rolling down his cheeks and he says, "Other countries are doing that to us right now. They are looking at the news and seeing us and go, go in."

THOR: Absolutely.

GLENN: Do you think they are here?

THOR: I have no doubts. I think they're here. I think some of them even hold public office. That's how serious I am about it.

GLENN: You hang on just a second. You're saying foreign operatives hold office?

THOR: I think we have people here who hold office who are under the influence of foreign operatives. I don't think it's a lot but I think there are a handful of them. I think they have been here for a while. You know this whole idea that we were not going to turn to socialism overnight but we were going to do it drop by drop like water on a stone, spoonful by spoonful. Listen, if you understand and Glenn, I've got to tell you one of the neatest things about becoming friends with you has been my desire to learn more about politics, the history of my country. You know, your admission, your frank admission that it was 9/11 turned you, you started reading a lot more. I have felt like I was in a car circling the parking lot looking for a parking space waiting to get to the park. So Liberal Fascism, read it. 5,000 Year Leap, the Conservative Mind, I've gone on and on and on and on. And the more I learn about constitutional democracy and what we have versus the progressive agenda, socialism, which I believe is the end goal of the Democratic Party.

GLENN: Absolutely.

THOR: I really do believe that's what it is. They have both come

GLENN: It's not socialism. It's progressivism. It's administered socialism.

THOR: It's statism.

GLENN: Yeah, it's fascism. If it hadn't been for Mussolini and the whole, you know, hanging by piano wire and Hitler thing, we would still be using the word "Fascism" for what they want.

THOR: Well, look at the cover that Hitler got here from the intelligence here, the elites.

GLENN: Absolutely.

THOR: He's just a he needs to help Germany get back on its feet.

GLENN: Do you know, we have all these czars?

THOR: Yeah.

GLENN: Do you know what they were called back under FDR?

THOR: No. What were they called?

GLENN: Dictators. Not kidding you, actually called dictators. There was the dictator of lumber, there was the dictator of cars.

THOR: Really?

GLENN: Swear to God, called dictators. And yet these same progressives now will say we were never in love with fascism. Dictators, that's ridiculous. No, no, they loved that system until it was discredited.

THOR: Well, and what you see, Glenn, I'm always looking to connect the dots and what I see is you've got this group that think they are smarter than everybody else. The common concern can't do it for themselves, they're smarter, which is why Obama has were you told in quote/unquote smart people who have no experience to do what they are going to do for this country.

GLENN: Exactly right. Back in just a second.

If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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