Glenn Beck: Navy Seal update...


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


by Marcus Luttrell

GLENN: Let me go to Marcus Luttrell. Hello, Marcus.

LUTTRELL: Hey, number 3.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

LUTTRELL: I'm doing all right.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Do we have Don West on? Hang on. Can you conference them real quick? Put Marcus on with Dawn. Dawn is in front of the Navy base in Virginia now.

DAWN: Yeah, I'm standing here with Josh. He is the one that created this on Facebook to show the support of the Navy SEALs. We're outside of the NOV base.

GLENN: What's happening? How many people do you have there?

DAWN: I would say there's 150 to 200 people. We've got the local helps, we've got the Hampton Roads tea party. Again Josh, he flew in on a plane last night all the way from Texas. We have folks from North Carolina, Texas, Vegas, the one five, Mr. McCabe, I guess it's Mc C A B E, he's showing support for his son. Yes, it's turned out to be pretty good here at the base.

GLENN: Hang on just a second, Dawn. We have Marcus on the other line. Marcus, can you explain to anybody who's not following this on what exactly is happening?

LUTTRELL: Right now we've got some Navy SEALs on trial for dereliction of duty.

GLENN: Hang on.

LUTTRELL: Hang on. Put her on hold.

LUTTRELL: You can't jump to conclusions. I mean

GLENN: Is there a chance, Marcus, that these guys deserve, deserve, that they are holding back information? I mean, I'm sure you've seen the reports. I had several reports come out this weekend. The Navy released some information. Did you get a chance to see any of the stuff from the special operations command?

LUTTRELL: Yes, sir.

GLENN: Is there, is there anything in here that you would read that you would say, well, hang on just a second; I mean, it's a little more than that; you know, he willfully failed the safeguarded detainee. Well, yeah, it's a dirt bag terrorist.

LUTTRELL: You know, none of that has anything to do with it. That's all crap. Yeah, whatever. The guy's a terrorist. It's our job to move one guy, you know, move him from one place to another but like I'm saying, you know, nobody knows what was going on inside that truck besides the guys that were in there. They can't Monday morning quarterback them. I think that's going on is the fact that when they were just, when the conversation came up like, hey, what happened to these guys, the frogs that were transporting him didn't come clean and say, hey, look, this is what happened, this, that and the other.

GLENN: No, no, here's the statement. Because I have the papers. You know, these are the papers they were charged with here. And one of them in fact, several of them made the statement, "I did not see anybody abuse or mistreat Mr.... and then the name is blocked out and redacted."

LUTTRELL: Yeah.

GLENN: Or words to that effect, where that statement is completely and totally false. It was known by the officer at that time to be false.

Well, I mean, there's a difference between, did somebody punch him in the face, and, did you see anybody abuse him. No.

LUTTRELL: Right.

GLENN: I saw my friend punch him in the face, but he deserved it.

LUTTRELL: Yeah, exactly. If you smack the crap out of somebody for acting up or whatever, then, you know

GLENN: That's not abusing.

LUTTRELL: If you are not there, then you don't know what's going on. So I mean, this is all I mean, this has blown way out, I mean, this has gone too far.

PAT: I mean, they were in the back of a truck, too. He could have the terrorist could have fallen into somebody's fist. He might have accidentally just bounced into somebody's fist.

LUTTRELL: And he's like, you know, hey, I remember you guys, didn't I drag one of your guys through the street and hang him up from a bridge and burn him? That guy would still have my fist permanently implanted into his face.

PAT: As well he should. He should, yeah.

LUTTRELL: You know, so I mean, this has dragged on from bringing these guys out of the field and then into the courtroom now is just absolutely stupid, you know. It's just dumb.

GLENN: Is there a possibility, Marcus? You know how these things work. I don't know how the military system works. You know how this works. Is there a possibility that we're going to find more about these guys that we didn't know?

LUTTRELL: Maybe inside the community itself.

GLENN: Okay.

LUTTRELL: It's not going to make it out, though.

GLENN: Is there a possibility that the Navy just backs down from this?

LUTTRELL: I'm not sure that it's the Navy that's doing all this.

GLENN: Well, who is doing it? Special operations command. Central command. Is that Tampa or is that

LUTTRELL: Yeah, that's just not frogs in general. That has that's SOCOM itself. That's all special forces meaning, you know, Army, MARINE, everybody.

GLENN: So who's doing this? Is that who's doing this, do you think?

LUTTRELL: Like you said, it's SOCOM itself. I couldn't exactly tell you who's heading up the, you know, who's

GLENN: Is there a possibility this comes from Washington?

LUTTRELL: Everything comes from Washington.

GLENN: Not good things.

LUTTRELL: Yeah. I mean, where do you think? I mean

PAT: Is there a possibility it comes from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington?

GLENN: No, what I'm asking is

PAT: No, that's

GLENN: No, what I'm asking is this, you know, what are your thoughts on that this is real, that there was something to look at that would have been looking at by any president who, you know, it should be looked at? And how much

LUTTRELL: It's nuts. It's really stupid. That's what it is.

GLENN: Because that's what it feels like but, you know, I want to give Washington the benefit of the doubt here that, you know, that they are still, you know, on the right side of things. But I can't see it here. So that's what I'm trying to get to you get from you is, please tell me that there's something here that gives you a ray of sunshine that, no, we're not just selling our Navy SEALs out and throwing them into a meat grinder while we're putting all of our other soldier and airmen and naval officers through a meat grinder over in the Middle East.

PAT: And like what we did with the Pendleton Eight Marines, threw them under the bus and they were all exonerated.

LUTTRELL: I mean, this is obviously my opinion, you know, but, one, if it was something other than punching that guy, if this happens to be something other than, you know, slapping that terrorist around, then that's different.

GLENN: Yeah.

LUTTRELL: And also making this thing a public spectacle like it is, you know, and dragging this out into the public, you know, Navy SEALs, you know, you shouldn't even have known. Like I said earlier, we're the ones that grabbed this guy. It shouldn't have made front page, you know, paper that Navy SEALs did anything, much less dragging us, you know, across the mud into the courtroom and all that crap because that trickles down to other military forces like SEALs through the mud. If they can't do something, you know, we definitely can't do hardly anything. You can't even walk out in the streets anymore. And I think there's a protocol out there that says you can't even engage the enemy unless you are absolutely engaged by them. You can't do that unless you get shot at, unless they are shooting directly at you. You can't take the preinitiative to take those guys out.

GLENN: You tell me what the difference is between what we're doing to the Navy SEALs and what we've been doing to the CIA. I don't see it. I don't see a difference.

LUTTRELL: Yeah, no difference now.

GLENN: I mean, this is we're just taking anybody who actually stands up for us, anybody who is doing the hard work, we're just taking them out one by one, just clubbing them in the knees. This is administration is the Tonya Harding of military presidents. I mean, he's just taking the military and just clubbing them.

LUTTRELL: Yeah, I mean, you know, if you are not going to let us do our job, like I mean, and the funny thing is like nobody everyone's so interested in what's going on over there. And I've said it before. Like, if you want to know every little minute detail, grab a rifle and come over and help fight. Otherwise, you know, worry about the economy. Worry about, you know, whatever's going on over here. That's, you know, that's the big picture kind of thing. But if you are going to get in our business and make judgments and stuff like that when you don't have any idea what's going on or weren't exactly there, then you need to pull us back out of the water. I mean, there doesn't need to be any troops over there at all. You can't have it both ways. You know what I mean?

GLENN: Yes. And that's why I have that's why I've recently come back and said pull our troops out. Because these people are going to try to have it both ways, and it's going to get people like you killed.

LUTTRELL: Yeah, I mean

GLENN: It's not right. Or, you know, it will get people like you in jail for doing what they asked you to do.

LUTTRELL: Right.

GLENN: It's not right.

LUTTRELL: I'd really, I'd rather be over in the battlefield and be killed over there than be in the court system here.

GLENN: Marcus, how are you feeling today?

LUTTRELL: I'm good, hanging in there.

GLENN: Good. I love you, man. I'll talk to you soon.

LUTTRELL: Love y'all.

GLENN: All right, bye bye. Marcus Luttrell.

Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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