The Athena Project by Brad Thor




The Athena Project


by Brad Thor

GLENN: One of my favorite writers is Brad Thor. He has what will be another New York Times number one best seller, The Athena Project. It is a thriller and Brad is here. It's in stores available everywhere now. Brad, welcome to the program.

THOR: Hi, Glenn.

GLENN: You are one of the first guys I think that I connected with in the book world that you were completely open, honest and just told me what was really going on, and you have all kinds of CIA connections and everything else. And you are probably I was just telling Pat because you've never been on the air with Pat before, have you?

THOR: I have, yeah.

PAT: Yeah, he's been here.

GLENN: Okay. How did you not know

PAT: I was here.

GLENN: How did you not know that he was

PAT: I don't think I remembered or I didn't sense last time anyway that you were even more apocalyptic than Glenn? Is that

THOR: To a certain, to a certain degree.

PAT: Yeah?

THOR: It's just one of the many things Glenn and I have in common.

GLENN: Yes, we like to sit around and talk about how

THOR: Somebody I read this morning said, you know, this is obviously an anti American group. You know, the world is coming apart.

THOR: How it's going to happen.

PAT: So when do you think the world is all going to fly apart?

THOR: Well

GLENN: Strangely a serious question.

THOR: It is a serious question. Obviously it can go either way. Nobody knows it's definitely the wheels are going to come off the bus.

PAT: Yeah.

THOR: But I certainly think there's a lot of stuff out there

GLENN: Brad.

THOR: to pay attention to.

GLENN: Brad. You're thinking that the wheels don't come off this bus?

THOR: March 3rd at 2:32 p.m.

GLENN: Seriously tell me how the wheels don't come off this bus?

THOR: It's I don't see how entitlement spending, which is one of the biggest ways to staunch the bleeding, it's the best quick clot we could use to save our republic. Our republic is bleeding out and we need some pressure bandages fast and

GLENN: Can you believe that Al Qaeda, they are calling this now Operation Hemorrhage? I mean, it's amazing.

THOR: It makes sense.

GLENN: What do you think of WikiLeaks?

THOR: I think WikiLeaks is very interesting. You know, somebody, and it wasn't me, somebody I read this morning had said, you know, this is obviously an anti American group. You know, Noam Chomsky is out there defending Bradley manning, the PFC who got all this up. By the way, how does this guy

GLENN: Thank you, thank you.

THOR: get this amount of stuff? That's the big story here. You know, I would think

GLENN: Three million people they say have had access to this, three million people.

THOR: When you I would imagine that after a couple of documents, all of a sudden something pops up, that big red light from 2001, a space in Odyssey and it says, Glenn, why are you accessing these documents?

GLENN: Yeah.

THOR: Why do you want so many, Glenn? There's no safeguards. This guy walks in with a rewritable disc which

PAT: Amazing.

THOR: Did they suddenly decide not to bring a video camera in? Would that have been too obvious? How do you walk in and get this information? What I also find interesting is the left is starting to set them up as a victim. He's a gay man who broke up with his boyfriend allegedly. That's the big story. And I wouldn't be surprised if this evolved into his disgust with "Don't ask, don't tell" that this will be the way the left spins it, to really turn this guy into a victim the way we saw with Faisal Shahzad who was the Times Square would be car bomber who couldn't pay his mortgage. He stopped paying his mortgage. And my bottom line on this when it comes to Manning and Shahzad who got six life sentences, he is a naturalized citizen. Why wasn't he tried for treason and put to death? I think Bradley Manning has done a tremendous amount of damage. And treason should be we don't try for treason anymore. So why would we expect this behavior to stop?

GLENN: So Brad, you think it is just an anti American I mean, because look at what he's releasing. Were you surprised by anything that was released?

THOR: No. I think it confirms what a lot of us know.

GLENN: Yeah.

THOR: And, you know, look at what it does to President Saleh in Yemen where he says to Petraeus, listen, we get it; we don't want these Al Qaeda guys here but it's tricky with public perception and everything. You keep whacking them; we'll keep taking the credit.

GLENN: You get

THOR: That's tough.

GLENN: You get you're around enough spooks, you're around enough people. How do we do business around the world anymore?

THOR: Well, I don't know how you can do this. I don't know, how do you trust somebody who's looked you in the eye and shook your hand and then went behind your back and said X, Y and Z? I mean, this is incredibly damaging for our State Department that already has granted there's a lot about the State Department I do not like but there are some great Americans there doing yeoman's labor and diplomacy if nothing else.

GLENN: I think I would fire everyone in the State Department. I think I would fire everyone in the state department.

THOR: And just start it all over again?

GLENN: Yep. Yep, I would fire everyone in the State Department. The State Department has been the problem in this country since the 1940s?

THOR: I would

GLENN: Am I wrong?

THOR: You are not wrong.

GLENN: Yeah. And they never go away. They never go away. And they have fought with our presidents and everything else. It's, the State Department and the Fed are nightmares, absolute nightmares and should be shut down.

THOR: I would agree with you 100%.

GLENN: So where do we go from here? First of all, what happens with North Korea do you think?

THOR: Well, here's the deal. I don't think the Chinese want millions of refugees pouring across their border. I think they would like to keep it contained. Is there some sort of reunification where there's a little bit of North Korea, a third left? I don't know. This is a sticky thing. But now the North the South Koreans have backed off of the artillery.

GLENN: Can you believe it?

THOR: "All right. Well, we're going to let you off this time, but don't do it again," you know?

PAT: Every time. They do that every time.

THOR: Every single. The North Koreans sunk one of their naval vessels.

PAT: They have no credibility anymore.

THOR: Killed a bunch of their sailors. Nope.

PAT: None.

THOR: And what happens on the schoolyard? You don't punch the bully right in the nose, he keeps coming for your lunch money.

GLENN: Why not?

THOR: Why not?

GLENN: Why not pour across that border? Why not pour across that border? They are not going to do anything. The only thing you have to worry about is China. And is China will China? I mean, other than the refugees coming across their border, I mean, really are you going to let them China? I mean, that's as good as it gets? You are going to be South Korean and run across the border to China? Oh, that's going to be better for you than Kim Jung Il.

THOR: No. If anything the north wants people in the north would be better off running into South Korea, exactly. The thing is, you know, you look at this and Bill Crystal yesterday

GLENN: Wait, hang on just a second. I'm saying the other way. I'm saying that North Korea South Korea doesn't stop North Korea from coming down. And South Koreans try to get away from Kim Jung Il, where do they go?

THOR: Oh, that's

GLENN: Where are they going to go?

THOR: Well, we would have to step in and help them, wouldn't we?

GLENN: Right. Not going to happen. What do you think of the missile launch in I'm sorry, the plane, the contrail?

THOR: Contrail? Well, I saw your piece on it and I agree with you 100%. If this is such you know, where is all the other evidence that this has happened multiple times, that a plane contrail looks like this?

GLENN: Did you watch the video? Did you see the what definitely was not flame at the end? What definitely was not a missile separation? Definitely not.

THOR: Yeah.

GLENN: That was sunlight hitting the back wing or the back tail.

THOR: Listen, I'm one of these people who thinks that we got sent a message. And there's a reason that thing was going Chinese. Going out over the ocean.

GLENN: I agree with you.

THOR: And I've talked to some pretty smart guys, as I know you have, and that has been the consensus of people who I know and respect who know what they're talking about.

GLENN: Okay. So Brad has written another great book. It's called The Athena Project. It's available in bookstores everywhere. Give me the synopsis of it.

THOR: Well, it's a thriller and it's based upon, I found out from some of thigh contacts that Delta Force has quietly been haunting high end female athletic events, particularly triathlons in Hawaii, tapping some of these women on the shoulder saying, hey, you know what? How about you come be of service to your nation. And Delta Force has been training up some pretty high speed women to go out there and do some of this nation's most dangerous business. And I thought that's a great premise for a thriller. I did it and now Warner Brothers has picked it up and they are going to be turning it into a movie.

GLENN: This book?

THOR: Yep.

GLENN: It just came out.

PAT: That's pretty cool.

THOR: Yep. They got an advance copy, they went nuts for it, and Hollywood's talking about it. Everybody wants to be in the movie, attached to the movie. That's a big deal, very exciting.

PAT: Jennifer Gardner.

GLENN: Is she great?

PAT: Got to get her.

GLENN: Is she great?

THOR: And double the salary. I'll match her salary if she'll leave Ben Affleck. That would Santa, if I could have anything for Christmas.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Aren't you married?

THOR: I'm married. I just don't like Ben Affleck and I used to love the show Alias and that guy killed one of the best shows on television by

GLENN: Alias was great.

PAT: It was a great show.

GLENN: It was one of the best shows.

THOR: It was

GLENN: J. J. Abrams is unbelievable.

THOR: Lost, Alias. I've got pictures on my website, BradThor.com. People like why are you so anti Ben Affleck. I've got a picture of Jennifer Garner in one of her outfits on Alias and I have her and Ben Affleck, and then I have her coming out of a Starbucks, pregnant, no makeup on and then six lattes in her arms. And then Alias, final season cancelled. That's why I hate Ben Affleck. The guy destroys everything he touches!

GLENN: (Laughing). He doesn't feel passionate about it at all.

THOR: Why can't we get him in the White House instead of that guy from Harold and Kumar? Go to White Castle. Let him work some of that great Affleck magic in the White House.

More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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