Glenn Beck: Russia setting us up?


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GLENN: I do not want to start a war with Russia or be in a war with Russia, but they've already chosen sides. We've got to disentangle ourselves from Russia. We have got to get them out of the decision making process on the things that the west does. It's time for the West does to stand up and recognize evil and recognize the alliances that they have been building all around us. And, you know, more importantly, you know why we're in this mess in the first place? We're in this mess in the first place because we will not become energy independent. The first thing that the President should have done after he launched the warplanes over to Afghanistan is he should have said, America, we are cutting our ties from the Middle East as soon as we can. We are going to make ourselves energy independent. People say, oh, well, he couldn't do that; he needed Saudi Arabia. Fine. Then don't announce it that way. Saudi Arabia is a great friend of ours and they are in deep, deep trouble and we are going to be right by their side and we're also going to make sure that we can continue to protect and be a good friend to Saudi Arabia by making sure that we go for our coal to oil, that we drill offshore. Because only a strong ally is a useful ally. We need to get our own oil and energy. We've got to stop spending. Why do you think we don't do anything with China? We don't do anything with China because they got all of our debt. We can't do anything with China. We're looking at 19, what was it, 1948 with England. England goes in to Palestine arrest Lebanon. What was that war in 1948? They go in and it hacks the entire Middle East off. We're trying to make friends. Russia says you stop them or we will. So we said we hold a whole bunch of the British pounds. We said, you know what, you don't pull out right now, we dump your pound. They pulled out. Well, what do you think we're doing? All these people hold our money. China holds so much of our money. Russia holds so much of our money. They will dump it. So we're held hostage because of our own financial house is in wild disarray and because we don't have our energy. And it is exactly the it is exactly the opposite of what we did to Russia. I mean, it's the same thing that we did to Russia but it is the opposite when it comes to energy. We collapsed the price of oil and that's what finally threw them over the edge and they collapsed. They are inflating the price of oil. And you know what? I read a story today on the price of oil. Blood's going to shoot out of my eyes. Are we really this stupid? They are saying now that people are starting to look again into SUVs. If you couldn't afford an SUV a couple of months ago, the last thing you should be looking for now is an SUV. What? All of a sudden this oil thing is over?

Nothing, no fundamental has changed. The only thing that has changed, two things: One, who you warned. We warned. It will be a very bad sign if nothing changes and all of a sudden the global price of oil comes down because it only will come down for three reasons: One, the rest of the world realizes we're getting serious about going to find our own oil. That's not happening. You might make that case a little bit but that's not what's causing the oil to go down. The second reason is because our dollar has been strengthened. That's not happening, but our dollar is gaining value. "Glenn, I've seen it in the papers. We're gaining value." Yes, because now economists and countries believe that the rest of the world is going to go into financial turmoil and so the investors of Euros and everything else are like, okay, I don't think that's even stable; I'm going to go back to the dollar. The fundamentals have changed on the dollar that people have more faith in us than they do in Europe, a little bit more and so they're starting to move back our way. We're still not the winning dollar. And it's not built on anything but fear. We haven't strengthened the dollar. It is still worth only what we say it is. And now we're not saying that it's worth any more. The Europeans and everybody else are saying, well, maybe it's worth a little bit more than this. That's only fear. And the third reason that oil would go down is because the engine of the planet is slowing down, and when the engine of the planet is slowing down, Al Gore cheers. But that means that we're moving slower economically.

You don't grow when you can't afford your own oil, your own energy. The world can't afford the energy. So the demand has gone down. This is not a this is a period of this is not a time where people should be going out and going, "Hey, I'm going to go get an SUV. Hey, you know what, Nancy Pelosi, I don't need to put pressure on congress, or I don't need to put pressure on either of these candidates to know where they stand on energy. It's down to $3.75." Oh. Well, we should celebrate. I mean, do you ever sit in your car and you just look at a person, like right now look at the person who's driving the car next to you and just go, you dumb SOB, how do you even find your way to the highway every day. I mean, if this is the kind of people that we have in our country where we are so shortsighted and that's the thing on Georgia that gets me. We cannot be shortsighted. We can't say, "Hey, we just don't want any trouble." We have to look at what Russia has been doing all the way along here. He's setting us up, man, using the conditions that we have created for ourselves and the conditions that have been brought upon us in the Middle East and they've just sat back and said, "Okay, when the time is right, the time is going to be right." I fear that the time, if it's not right now, it will be soon where they say, hmmm, you know what? Don't mess with us anymore. They've put us in a bottle because we've allowed them to do it.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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