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Here's the one thing: Diplomacy is neat and everything, but while your right hand is shaking, your left better be ready to throw a punch.

When the only consequence of breaking your word — not to mention international law — is a strongly worded letter from the United Nations, diplomacy by itself will never work.

Take what's happening in North Korea right now: We've watched Kim Jong-Il and his goose-stepping army march down the streets in missile parade after missile parade and we've done virtually nothing.

Since Bill Clinton's first term in office, America's policy has basically been: "Hey, China, you deal with them."

How has that strategy worked out for us?

North Korea just conducted an underground test of an atom bomb comparable to about 4-5,000 tons of TNT.

The Chinese have plenty of leverage to stop Kim Jong-Il from going nuclear; after all, they do supply them with 90 percent of their oil, 80 percent of their consumer goods and half of their food.

Which means only one thing: The North Koreans don't have nukes in spite of China, they have nukes because of China.

Oh sure, China condemned the test and all, but if they'd really wanted to stop them they would've backed up their words with actions a long time ago. Of course, even if the Chinese threatened to hold back food, that wouldn't change much in North Korea since so many people are already being starved to death.

So, what else can we do? Quick, President Obama! Grab your teleprompter and start talking them into disarming!

We've taken this same exact flawed approach with Iran since 2003 when the world learned that they had hidden their uranium enrichment program for 18 years. All along, Iran has claimed it's only going for nuclear energy — which would be completely believable, if it weren't for the pesky fact that Iran is sitting on 10 percent of the world's proven oil supplies and they rank third in the world in oil supply (behind only Saudi Arabia and Canada) and they rank second in natural gas behind only Russia.

Other than that, it makes complete sense that they need that nuclear energy.

For the last three years, as we've waited for the U.N. to do something other than write a letter, Iran keeps inching closer towards a nuclear bomb.

And, while a showdown is clearly looming between Israel and Iran — 51 percent of Israelis want an immediate attack on Iran's nuclear facilities — we are sitting around waiting for China and Russia to deal with both the Iranians and the North Koreans.

Oh wait, I'm sorry — I apologize. We did do something. Last month in Europe, President Obama pledged to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons. That's just great: Our president is off in socialist utopia la-la-land while dictators are on the brink of acquiring nukes.

Wait, I'm sorry — again. I'm not being fair to President Obama. He is not in la-la-land; he is paying close attention to China and he has sent a special envoy to help push them toughen up against Iran and North Korea. He sent Nancy Pelosi.

Go get 'em, Nancy!

You know, a lot of academics believe that China still listens to us and would never threaten us because they need us as a market. But, despite what the men in tweed say, we don't have much chance of coercing China into putting pressure on Iran and North Korea.

Far from being stuck to the U.S., like The Financial Times and others have claimed, it's the United States who needs China to pay for $1.8 trillion in our red ink.

People say that China will never stop buying our debt — but they already are. China has actually removed more than $210 billion of capital from the United States this year. And when China has invested in the U.S., it's only in short term treasuries.

I would hope that while our speaker of the House was in Shanghai she would be talking about all of these matters of national security. But apparently we have far more pressing concerns than nuclear tests, because she was there to talk about global warming.

Memo to Washington: If you keep sending letters to countries that are developing nukes, I can promise you that certain parts of the Earth will be getting very, very warm — like around 10 million degrees.

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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