Glenn Beck: Luttrell's take




Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10


by Marcus Luttrell

GLENN: We have Mr. Marcus Luttrell on the phone. Marcus, how are you, sir?

LUTTRELL: Good, sir. How are you doing?

GLENN: Very good. How was your holiday?

LUTTRELL: It wasn't too bad. How about yourself?

GLENN: Very good. Marcus Luttrell, in case you don't know, is the author of the book Lone Survivor. He is was in one of the biggest battles of Navy SEAL history and it was I mean, it was an amazing, amazing story. He obviously is the lone survivor of that battle in Afghanistan and a true American hero. His brother is as well. Your brother had an accident in a helicopter recently. How is your brother?

LUTTRELL: He's doing okay. He broke his back in four places and his pelvis, but we're down here doing it's kind of funny because we're both in the same hospital now doing our physical therapy. But he's getting better, you know. He's moving around a lot better. He was getting some paralysis in his lower extremities and stuff like that, but he's pushed back that. He's back on his feet. He's got a body cast on and he's doing good. He's trying to get ready to deploy back overseas. So

GLENN: How is you guys are animals, man. How exactly is he going to deploy again overseas in a body cast from a broken pelvis and broken back in four places?

LUTTRELL: Well, we got a few months. So I mean, you know, he can get up

GLENN: Oh, okay. You didn't tell me he had a couple of months to get past all of that. Now I understand. So Marcus, I wanted to get you on the phone because I would assume that you have a few things to say about the capture of one of the most wanted terrorists, the guy who was responsible for hanging the Blackwater guys and burning their bodies and hanging them off a bridge. The Navy SEALs captured this dirt bag, gave him a fat lip. They are now being court martialed because he claimed abuse.

LUTTRELL: Correct. Well, you know, one thing I just wanted to say, came on the show to say was it's important not to jump to any kind of conclusions whatsoever. I mean, obviously the armchair quarterbacks and everything like that, no one has any idea. Not even me. I don't even have any idea what went down over there. Now, I will tell you this, that these, that the terrorists, especially this one, as high ranking as he was, you know, he's not stupid, okay? And I was watching on the news the other day and a guy, they were talking about a manual that these guys read that tells them how to act mentally ill or, you know, stuff like that to play on: Our values and stuff like that.

GLENN: Use our own system.

LUTTRELL: And that really does exist. They are coached to do that. I mean, no one knows if they were driving, if they were moving that detainee from one place to another. Now, I remember there was plenty of times when we do that, as soon as we get these guys in the truck, they start pounding their faces on the side of the truck, you know. I mean, they jump out of the back of the truck trying, you know, trying to hurt themselves. And as soon as we hand them over to the proper authorities, they are just like, hey, they beat me. And they would shut us down. They would actually take, you know, their words over ours. I mean, you've got to think, you are about to court martial probably a $12 million asset over a fat lip, you know. I've seen 4 year olds give each other fat lips. I mean, I don't understand the problem here. It's not prisoner abuse. This guy could have been I mean, a lot of them will urinate on us and do all this other stuff. Now, if someone wants to come over and urinate on me, he would get more than a fat lip. I'd probably still be beating his ass but I mean, you just can't jump to conclusions like everybody has and, like, oh, this, that and the other.

GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. Hang on just a second. I think I'm going to have to disagree with Marcus Luttrell and we don't disagree on very much, Marcus. But I'm going to have to disagree with you. I don't think that anybody gives a flying rat's butt if they just saw him and he was all under control and one of the SEALs went, you know what? Boom! And hit him in the face. I don't think there's anybody that gives a flying crap about that. You didn't from what we understand, it was a fat

LUTTRELL: Somebody does. Obviously they do. That's why they are on trial. It shouldn't be any of their business. It shouldn't be in the news that Navy SEALs caught this guy. I mean, it should have been, yeah, we caught him, not who did it, though. But whatever. Somebody needed the notoriety.

GLENN: So what happens to the mentality with guys like you and your brother as you're over on some of the toughest missions I mean, we're not calling out the Navy SEALs for, you know, it's like Pat and I were joking. We're not SEALs. We're like Navy barnacles. We just kind of like attach ourselves to things and eventually we have to be scraped off. You guys are the ones called in for the hardest, most difficult, most intense jobs that anyone can ask another human to do. That's when you guys are called in. When you guys are then being looked at and accused and your word is not being taken over the word of a dirt bag terrorist, what goes through your head when you're on a mission?

LUTTRELL: It's just one of those things that it happens. They tell us to be rigidly flexible, you know. We don't have the luxury of bitching and complaining. Other people do that. So, you know, it is tough but that's what separates us from everybody else. Yeah, you're going to tell me I can't go in there and shoot this guy if I'm getting shot at? Fine. I'll do it. That's the job. That's what I signed up to do. If you don't like it, it's voluntary. I volunteered to be a SEAL. If you don't, quit. You know what I mean? And no (inaudible) hard headed.

GLENN: But wait. What I guess but what I'm asking you is, is there a point to when you say to yourself, "I'm serving a bunch of people who are above me who treat me as the enemy and I just, I'm not doing this anymore."

LUTTRELL: Yeah, that point comes either when you die or you get out. That's it.

GLENN: So Marcus, what do you think's going to happen to these guys? Are they going to go do you think they will go all the way through with the court martial? Because the SEALs have asked, we want you're not going to give it what was it? It's an admiral something or other, some discipline?

LUTTRELL: Admiral mass?

GLENN: Yeah, what is that?

LUTTRELL: Well, it's a lot of times like when the frogs, you know, when you get in trouble, there's some steps, you know. You normally don't go straight to an admiral's mass. That's the old man. He's going all the way to see the old man. Normally you are like, basically what happens is when, like, a guy gets in trouble, he gets through the chain of command. So a chief's probably going to be the guy who takes care of this guy, who yells at him and reprimands him. If that doesn't work, then he goes above the chief and then it will make it to the XO of the team. Then it will make it to the CO, XOI. If it makes it to the captain, it's called a captain's mass. Okay? Then they have what's called DRB, disciplinary review board. Now, if you skip all of that and go straight to the old man, to the admiral, I mean, that's kind of a big deal. We'll see what the admiral does to him, you know.

GLENN: So wait.

LUTTRELL: Obviously since it's out in the open and the media has their claws in it, they're looking for blood. So I mean

GLENN: So are you

LUTTRELL: Beat him down with baseball bats and everything like that and he got a fat lip, you know, whatever. I mean, that's kind of

GLENN: Do you suspect that there's more here that we don't know because it went to the admiral? I mean, a fat lip doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

LUTTRELL: I know. Exactly. And like I said, I can't even speculate, sir.

GLENN: Okay.

LUTTRELL: I mean, I wasn't there. If it's going to see the old man, then there probably is. I don't know.

GLENN: But I know enough, I know enough SEALs to know that they're not stupid and they're in control of themselves. I can't imagine that the SEALs would say, "No, we're not doing the admiral's mass; we're going you court martial us. You have a problem, you court martial us." Because they were the ones that asked for it, that would lead me to believe that they want people to know the story.

LUTTRELL: Yeah. Yeah, we're going to keep I mean, it's important for everyone to know that I mean, as much money as they dump into us, I mean, every time I mean, rape, revenge and robbery are things that we just don't deal in, okay? We don't have we just don't need to do that. So people just don't realize how smart the enemy is that we're fighting, you know, and that they use every single rule that is implemented on us against us. And they know it will work. No matter what it is, no matter what it is, I mean, we blew up some cars one time because they came up positive for explosive resin which obviously they are going to use for IEDs, right? So the whole car was covered in explosive resin. And the next day we're like, hey, you know, people are just like, did you torch some cars? We're like, yeah, we did. So they shut us down for two weeks while the jags come in and investigate us. And this, you know, we're not just the guys that go out for the simple bomb. You know, we go out to the heads of the snake and they shut us down because someone somewhere said that we did something. And instead of coming and asking me, that's it, you know. I think if the guys who are in trouble right now, one of the main reasons, the biggest thing in the SEAL teams is integrity, okay? Our unit can't function without integrity. So if you lie to I mean, once you are busted, you are busted. If you get away with it, whatever. But if you are busted, if you straight up get caught and then you lie to the old man about what you did, you are going to stand by. You are going to get it because that just, we can't tolerate that. We can't tolerate a liar in the squad.

PAT: Marcus, I've been hearing some rumors that this might go back even to when the Navy SEALs took down those Somali pirates that because of the rules of engagement that were put in place by the executive branch, they didn't necessarily follow them exactly to the letter and they were looking for a chance to take these guys out, and they did. And then this might be some sort of repercussion from that? Have you heard any of those kinds of rumblings? That, you know, people have been angry with the Navy SEALs for taking that matter into their own hands and not following the rules of engagement?

LUTTRELL: Taking the matter into our own hands? You know, I can't comment on that. It was a top secret mission and, you know, I don't know anything about it.

PAT: Okay.

STU: Are you saying Pat's question was wrong to even ask? That's what I took.

GLENN: So I can't, so I can't ask you will you have to kill me if I ask if your brother was part of that mission?

LUTTRELL: I can't tell you that.

GLENN: All right. Well, you could tell me but then you'd have to kill me. And what's really frightening is... you would. So

LUTTRELL: You know, the most important thing is you've just got to keep I mean, nobody knows exactly what happened out there. And you've just got to keep an open mind. These guys, they are good guys, you know. They are squared away if something happened. You know, the military needs to police their own, but somehow, you know, it slipped out and the government, you know, the civilian populous and the government feel that they, you know, they need to police us.

GLENN: No. No, no, no. No. Don't misread the civilian population. I think the civilian population has about had it up to here.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: With their treatment of the military in all regards. I think what's happening over in Afghanistan is an abomination. We're sticking these guys out and we're not I mean, we're repeating Vietnam. I mean

LUTTRELL: Somebody's got to say something. I mean, I'm not trying to point fingers at anybody but I mean, if no one's to blame, then why is there a problem?

PAT: Go ahead. Point some fingers at somebody.

LUTTRELL: We're busting our ass getting it done and somehow something's going on back here and if no one knows where it's coming from, then that's a huge problem.

GLENN: So do you think, Marcus, I said last week on the air that I

LUTTRELL: I don't watch the show.

GLENN: I know you don't. That's why I'm telling you. You've got to watch yourself, man. I know karate. I will take you down. I said last week on the air that I can't tell my own family members you should re enlist because I can't I made a promise to myself that I would not be a part of a society that did to another generation of soldiers and sailor and airmen what we did to the Vietnam veterans. I won't be a part of that. And I think we're, I think we're starting it all over again. I think we're doing it. We're not giving these guys everything that should be given to them. Anything that they want they should have. I mean, if we are asking people to fight and die in our name, then everything that is the best of the best they should have. And we've been walking a very fine line on that for a very long time. But now I think that the scales have tipped to where it's just a meat grinder. We're just, nobody seems in this, in this congress or this administration, nobody seems to deeply understand the sacrifices that these guys are making or have some sort of appreciation for who these people are over there. Now, maybe I'm wrong, and I hope I am.

LUTTRELL: But you've got to understand. I mean, that's not something that they do. It's something that, you know, that they are. I mean, you can't it doesn't matter how bad the country treats us or whatever, however it is. When you look us in the mirror, bottom line is you are one of two people. You either call 911 or you are 911. And those of us who are 911 and doesn't I mean, you get up and you do it. And to say, you know, not to re enlist or whatever, you can't, you can't quit, man. You can't quit. You've got to keep going. You just, you can't have that, you know, you can't stop. And yeah, the Vietnam guys, they got it bad. But if you asked every one of them, they were like, you know what, I'd grab my rifle and go back over there and fight just because it had to be done, you know.

GLENN: Oh, no. But see, there's a difference. To me there's a difference. I've talked to enough Vietnam vets and they are like, they are the ones who want to go now. They are like, I'll go over there and kick their butt.

LUTTRELL: Oh, yeah, exactly, yeah.

GLENN: I mean, there's a difference between the military and Washington. There is we were supposed to learn our lesson from Vietnam that you let the Pentagon fight the war. You don't let Washington fight the war. And that's what's happening again. It happened for a little while under George W. Bush and now it's happening on a grand scale with Barack Obama. And I mean, there is a difference there. You can't just throw lives away for political reasons. You can't just throw lives away and say, well, okay, we're going to do this halfway. No, it's war, it's killing. You either do it or you don't.

LUTTRELL: Right. If you didn't want that to happen, then you shouldn't have sent us over there.

GLENN: Right. Or you should pull them back. Right now you should pull them back.

LUTTRELL: Exactly. I mean, if you are not going to jerk the chains off and let us get after it and do what, basically what you pay millions and millions of dollars for us to do, then yeah, jerk us back, man. Don't just sit there and tack us to the ground and tell us, you know, what we can and can't do from a desk in a $2,000 suit because you don't have any idea what's going on over there. I mean, it's so dynamic that, you know like I don't even know what's going on in the war anymore. I couldn't tell you from my perspective as a former gun fighter, you know, as a SEAL over there, I don't have any idea what's going on. So I can't make any assumptions because the war changes probably just about every three days. And, you know, it's impossible, you know, to keep up with it unless you are over there in the mix. And if someone in a head shed over there says we need more help, that means we need more help, if you want to and there's only one thing that's going on over there and that's the win. We're going to win. We don't go in to, you know, to piss everybody off over there and I don't know what else. I mean, I've heard a million different explanations. I sat there and watched somebody on the news. I don't name drop but they are just like, you know, there's two ways to do this war. If we want to win it, we do it this way and if we want to politically, politically what in Afghanistan? You're going to have to run a telephone line and a TV line to every frickin' village out there in the mountain. You think you can get that done? Because them villagers know what's going on. Those people one side of the mountain have never even met the people on the other side of the mountain. You are like, all right.

GLENN: Here's what I want to do, Marcus. Here's

LUTTRELL: in and out of Al Qaeda that flew two jumbo jets into our towers.

GLENN: If I were the king of the world today, here's what I would be doing: Hey, SEALs and everybody else, go over and kill the bad guys. Get the terrorists. Kill them, in a cave, I don't care where you find them, kill them. And then come back home. Just

LUTTRELL: You don't even have to put it like that. Just say go do your job and this is the country you need to do it in and that's it. We know what that's all you have to say, period.

GLENN: That's what the president should say.

Marcus Luttrell, my best to you and your brother and our prayers are with you every night, my friend. Good to talk to you.

LUTTRELL: You, too, brother. Thanks, man.

GLENN: You bet. Bye bye.

Good friend and good friend of the program, Marcus Luttrell.

When Biden was given the keys to the Oval Office in January 2021, gas was $2.50 a gallon and the inflation rate was 1.4%. Today gas is at $3.32 a gallon and the inflation rate is at 7% ... and STILL RISING. These are just 12 months of numbers, but we’re clearly in a worrying decline. While the economy has opened up more post-COVID, it’s not just getting worse — we’re going IN REVERSE.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard (and the very top of his studio ceiling) to explain what’s happening to inflation and why it’s so hard for your family to afford basic goods and groceries. It’s not “corporate greed,” as Democrats have been telling you. The Biden administration wants to continue to spend trillions of dollars to “reinvent capitalism,” but that’s in addition to the trillions that are being pumped out IN THE SHADOWS.

Glenn exposes what the Fed has been doing behind closed doors and shows us the tidal wave that’s about to hit. He’s looked at the numbers, and they're frightening. Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” gives advice to Americans who want to protect their checking and savings accounts before it’s too late.

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The stock markets have taken a nosedive in the biggest downtrend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But that's nothing compared to what's coming thanks to our government's embrace of modern monetary theory, warned BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It really is important that you understand what's happening to us," Glenn stated. "Modern monetary theory is truly the [fuel] ... for the great reset. It is the idea that we can print as much money and spend as much money as we want," he explained.

"Then the next step is to release the Federal Reserve digital currency and make payments by other currencies [including cryptocurrencies] illegal," he continued. "And you're seeing it happen now in real time. Why would they do this? Because you cannot print this kind of money without having absolute control over how it is spent."

Glenn broke down the steps powerful political organizations — like the Federal Reserve — will take to end currency competition and enact a Federal digital dollar, which will allow for the government to have complete control over how we spend our money.

"This is what's coming. This is coming quickly, and events will make it move faster. For instance, why is Joe Biden basically giving Ukraine to Russia? He's giving it to them. He he knows Russia's not afraid of him. Putin knows that [Biden] is not going to do anything ... neither is NATO. They're not going to do anything," Glenn said.

"It's because war resets everything. War is the best great resetter. Changes boundaries. It changes borders. It changes laws. It changes societies. It changes currencies. It changes everything. And in the end you just want the war to stop. And so you you accept whatever it is the terms are that you're going to have to live under now. We're in very, very dangerous times. The only way to survive this is to know why they are dangerous times."

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Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.