Glenn Beck: The Rembrandt Affair



The Rembrandt Affair


Daniel Silva

GLENN: Daniel Silva is here. Daniel is a good friend of mine. Daniel is an author of I mean, how many number one best sellers do you have to have before it just grows weary and old, Daniel? This is book number

SILVA: Are you talking about yourself or me?

GLENN: No, you are way ahead.

SILVA: Because

GLENN: Yeah. This is the tenth in the series, is it not? 13th or 10?

SILVA: It is my 13th novel but it's the tenth in the Gabriel Allon series. And it straddles several different worlds. It blends Gabriel's character in a way that I've never done before.

GLENN: And Gabriel, he is one of the top guys, or I'm trying to remember. I'm sorry, Daniel. I haven't read this one yet and don't yell at me like what's her face did? What was her name from The Blind Side?

PAT: What's her face Tuohy. Leigh Anne Tuohy.

SILVA: Did she rip into you?

GLENN: Last week – but did you see The Blind Side?

SILVA: I did. I loved it.

GLENN: I hadn't read the book

SILVA: You didn't read the book, Glenn?

GLENN: No, I didn't.

SILVA: Was there some kind of problem that you couldn't read the book?

GLENN: Oh, my eyes, I didn't think you'd bring up my eyes, and I if you happen to be listening and you're a liberal blogger and you think I might just use this for a ratings ploy

PAT: Find out in 15 minutes. Just stay with us another 15 minutes.

GLENN: I'll tell you about it in 15 minutes.

PAT: Completely, completely blind.

GLENN: Thank you for your heartfelt, heartfelt concern, Daniel. I appreciate it.

Okay. So

SILVA: Maybe you couldn't read the book because you're writing about five or six books yourself.

GLENN: So The Rembrandt, The Rembrandt Affair.

SILVA: And you are now a number one best selling thriller author as well.

GLENN: Well, I just want you to know I'm also----because I know you're going to bring this up. Root magazine, the African American magazine from Washington Post

I'm number two on the blackest white folks they know.

(Music playing)

SILVA: So what's next? Are you going to be on the Olympic figure skating?

GLENN: I could be.

SILVA: Blades of glory.

GLENN: I could be. So tell me about the book.

SILVA: It is number 10 for Gabriel Allon. For those of you who don't know him, he is an Israeli intelligence officer, an assassin who has a wonderful cover job. He is one of the world's finest art restorers. And as this novel opens, he is retained to track down a long, lost Rembrandt portrait that has been stolen in the ancient city of Glastonbury and as he undertakes the investigation to try to find this painting, he discovers that it has a very dangerous past associated with it. It is a legacy of evil and greed that stretches from the darkest days of World War II to one of the gravest threats facing the world today. And that is Iran.

GLENN: This is an Iranian story.

SILVA: It starts as a quest for a missing masterpiece that evolves halfway through into an intelligence thriller involving Iran's nuclear efforts.

GLENN: What do you think is going to happen with Iran?

SILVA: I think that if we stay on the present course

GLENN: Well, if we stay on the present course, we're going to have them over for cake. I mean, if we have them no, no, I take that back. If we stay on the present course, we may nuke Iran I mean, sorry, we may nuke Israel.

SILVA: If we stay on the present course regarding the Iran nuclear program, I think that it is fair to say that within an unknown period, perhaps 12 months, perhaps two years as Leon Panetta, the director of central intelligence suggested the other day, perhaps longer, we are going to be staring down the barrel of a nuclear armed Iran.

GLENN: Any doubt in your mind that Ahmadinejad means what he says and says what he means?

SILVA: I think that in moments of candor let me back up. I believe that we should take people at their word.

GLENN: Yes.

SILVA: When you talk about genocide.

GLENN: Vaporizing people?

SILVA: Talk about wiping a country off the face of the Earth. That said in moments of candor, what Israeli strategists and officials worry more about is the ability of a nuclear armed Iran to spread its influence, its dangerous influence across an already unstable Middle East. I mean, if Iran has a nuclear weapon, it will emerge as the regional superpower. They are promiscuous supporters of terrorism to begin with. How will Iran behave? I mean, they have carried out acts of terrorism around the world. How will Iran behave if they think that they are untouchable nuclear armed

GLENN: I think they already think that they are untouchable. I think they are in bed with Putin and the Russians. Do you remember the story when Barack Obama went over and made this arms deal? Remember? With Russia?

SILVA: I do.

GLENN: Do you remember that he was with Putin for an hour in a one on one meeting?

SILVA: I do.

GLENN: Do you remember what the press was told and then never had a followup question? What they were told they spoke about for an hour?

SILVA: I do not recall that.

GLENN: Yeah, nobody seems to remember this because it wasn't made into a big deal. Putin's people just said that they had an hour long meeting, where the president was schooled in the truth about the Cold War.

SILVA: And that has been part of Putin's act the last several years. I mean, he wants to turn back the hands of time a little bit and restore Russian pride, restore Russian influence. Vladimir Putin has seen the unipolar world where we were the dominant superpower of the world and he didn't like it. He wants his empire back, he wants to have Russia have the, you know, the prominent player in that part of the world, and I'm told that he can be a real crashing bore in a situation like that.

GLENN: Do you believe that there's a possibility that for the first time an American administration is on the wrong side of history? We seem to be playing footsie with all of the dictators in the world, we seem to have people all around this president that happen to agree that the Jews are the bad guys, you know, that maybe Pooty Poot poot, you look into his eyes and he's a good guy and we seem to be isolating ourself from our allies and be standing with all the really bad guys.

SILVA: Let's pull it apart a little bit. I think it's fair to say that when they came into office, many of their positions were based on what the Bush administration did, we're going to do the opposite. And when it comes to Russia, they said early and often that they wanted to hit that reset button and put U.S. relations with Russia back on a more friendly footing. I was dubious to that policy because they became soured for a reason. This spice candle that unfolded this summer

GLENN: Something's wrong. Something's wrong. Say it. Something's wrong.

SILVA: Something's wrong there. What is wrong there is that I hope that we held these spies long enough

GLENN: Nope.

SILVA: To get enough information out of them.

GLENN: Nope.

SILVA: They got out of here in a hurry.

GLENN: Something's wrong. Something's wrong. They made that deal and the guy we made the deal for first of all, since when do we start making deals to release spies that are all Russian citizens? We're releasing spies on their supposedly on our side that are Russian citizens. And one of them was released in, wherever it was, Austria or wherever, he was seen on the streets, you know, over in Europe I think before we officially said the deal was even announced.

SILVA: Inside the CIA that we made a trade to get valuable assets out of Russian prison, I think that there was a great deal of relief and pride in that. I think if I were one of the FBI agents that busted my butt for how many years shadowing these, this Russian network around and we finally bring down the curtain on them and I guess it was eleven days? Eleven days later, they are winging their way back to Russia, I think it all unfolded too quickly. And I hope we got all the information we needed from them. And I hope they were as benign as they were made out to be. I am quite confident there are other illegal Russian agents in this country and some of them might actually be pretty good.

GLENN: The name of the book is The Rembrandt Affair. Daniel Silva is one of the authors that when his book comes out, I read. I don't have to read the flap, I don't have to read the back. I read. I love his books. And Gabriel is one of the good guys that you see as a real person, and he does and feels and thinks many of the things that you do. And so when he pulls the trigger, you are kind of like, oh, that kind of felt good, Gabriel. Daniel Silva, the name of the book is The Rembrandt Affair, soon to be number one. It will probably be number one

SILVA: If you'll move out of the way.

GLENN: In bookstores everywhere. Daniel Silva's new book, The Rembrandt Affair.

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Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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