Glenn Beck: Janet Napolitano - the system worked?



Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably'

VOICE: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel.

GLENN: We're laying claim to her, too, Janet Napolitano.

PAT: Situation, the system worked.

GLENN: This woman is insane.

PAT: Okay, it failed miserably. But after the fact, afterward.

GLENN: Listen, no, listen to the two statements here. Go ahead. Here's the first statement.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I like about

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Is the air environment safe when you got a guy with an underwear bomb next to you? No.

PAT: Probably not.

GLENN: Okay. Do you have confidence when you travel?

PAT: Probably not.

GLENN: I mean, feel like a stupid confidence, like what are the odds.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Not like, this thing is so safe, you look at it, now you are like, this is the most ridiculous system I've ever seen, right?

PAT: I don't feel like I'm traveling El Al, I'll tell you that.

GLENN: Yeah. That's safe.

PAT: Now that's safe.

GLENN: I've traveled El Al before, the Israeli airlines. That's safe. They give you steak knives, real steak knives. They have this theory: Let's give everybody steak knives after we found out that they're all good guys. What do you think?

PAT: I'd rather have the spork. I can't cut anything with.

GLENN: I mean, they've got the system and they do it right and I feel safe on El Al airlines. And you should feel safe because they've done it right. This doesn't make me feel safe. This makes me pissed off. What, I can't bring my shampoo? Why? You've got to be kidding me, right? I mean, it's ridiculous. It's a ridiculous system. So they failed before she's even gotten to the look, this is our job. You failed in both of them. But wait, there's more.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe.

GLENN: Fail.

NAPOLITANO: That people are confident when they travel.

GLENN: Fail.

NAPOLITANO: One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. I think the comment is being taken out of context. What I'm saying is once the incident occurred, moving forward we were immediately able to notify the 128 flights in the air on protective measures to take, immediately able to

GLENN: Wait. The system worked because we were immediately after we found out that the guy tried to set his underpants on fire, we alerted all the other aircraft. That's like George Bush coming out and saying, "You know what? The system worked on 9/11." Once those planes all blew up, we got all of the other planes safely on the ground.

PAT: We told everybody else to landify.

GLENN: I mean, no. No, the system failed, and the system failed this time as well. For the system to succeed, you would need to catch the guy with the underwear bomb before he got on the plane.

STU: Yeah. If you want to see system succeeding, see most of 2002 through 2009.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: I mean, that's where

GLENN: Let's be very clear. I'll give them you know, let's be fair, which the other side never does. This system wasn't designed by Barack Obama. They're implementing it and they are the ones now saying, hey, no, everything's great, we're doing fine. Stop blaming it on other people. They deserve the blame, but this is not the difference here is the people that take these kinds of things seriously that are in charge.

STU: Yeah, I'm not saying we had an infallible system through those times but the system working is not having an attack. It's not once the guy gets on board, he has a crappy bomb.

GLENN: No, no, but that even go back to the original statement that she made. Listen to this.

NAPOLITANO: I notify law enforcement

PAT: You want the original statement.

GLENN: Where she says the system worked.

NAPOLITANO: What we're focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel and one thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here, that the passengers and crew of the flight.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Everybody played an important part? That's not part of the system! That's a private air carrier so the pilots who are not part of your jurisdiction, oh, they did their job, they played an important the passengers? You know what? Here's a luxury that I would like to have an airliners: Not having to say let's roll. That would be kind of a nice thing for me. I mean, it's exciting, but show me an action movie instead of requiring the passengers to get the terrorists and take them out.

STU: I don't want to be an active participant in a flight.

GLENN: I don't really, either. What am I paying, what am I paying you for at Homeland Security if I have to do it in the end? Jeez, they let this guy through? Great. Now I've got to put the guy's pants out. Now, here's the amazing thing to me. She's saying the system worked because the passengers and everybody did their job. You know there was an assassination attempt that was going to happen with George Washington. Now imagine if George Washington, who didn't wasn't assassinated came out and said, "There was an assassination attempt that was going to be on me but the system worked and we stopped it." How did they stop it? Guy was in jail. Heard someone else in jail talk about it. That person alerted George Washington. Well, now hang on just a second. How did that that's not part of the system. If somebody would have been in an infiltrated, if somebody would have been and listened. They required a prisoner to make a deal with the government to be able to say, "hey, by the way, got some information. George Washington, they are going to try to kill him." That's not the system.

STU: Right.

GLENN: That's a guy in prison.

STU: Right, exactly. We all have our part in it. We always talk about being vigilant and everything else and that's all necessary.

GLENN: That's not the system.

STU: But your job as the government is to make all that stuff happen without us. We're supposed to be a bonus. We're gravy in the system.

GLENN: Right.

STU: I mean, we're the ones that are like, everything you fail, we might catch something and that's great.

GLENN: Here's, even in the George Washington thing somebody sees something, they say something. And it helps. This one is, somebody saw something. The guy's dad. He then said something to not just one organization. He said it to the embassy, to MI5 and to the CIA. They did nothing. So it failed there. Then all of the security, all of the new passport technology and everything else, that fails. You've got a guy who's saying, hey, put him on a watch list, put him on a list, will you? He's been radicalized. That system fails at the airport. The guy then goes through security. That system fails. Then he gets on board. Was there an air marshal that stopped this guy or was it just passengers?

STU: Passengers.

GLENN: It was just passengers. So the air marshal system failed. How many air failures do you need before somebody in the press says, hey, Janet Napolitano, get the hell out. The system didn't fail. Please. The system is failing yet again. Every day this woman sits in office, every day the president doesn't have to account for this, the system has failed yet again. And this system, just a reminder, I know you know this. This system failing means our fellow countrymen are at risk. How many ways does this administration and do the people in Washington have to put us at risk, put our children at risk, put our country's future at risk before we say enough; we want some answers? Tonight at 5:00, tonight at 5:00, case closed. All this week on the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel we're going to show you what we've said in the past. I'm tired of these smear campaigns. I'm tired of people saying that I lie, that I, you know, am a conspiracy theorist. Whatever. I'm tired of it. I'll show you what I've said. Then I'll show you what they said about me and then I'm going to give you the update. Before we move forward in 2010, we're tying together and wrapping up 2009. All this week, case closed. Not going to argue it anymore. They've had their time. The defense has been smear. If the law's on your side, you argue the law. If the facts are on your side, you argue the facts. If neither of those are on your side, you smear the other side. And that's all they've done. I lay the case out one final time. You don't want to miss it. It's one for your friends and one for the DVR. All this week, 5:00 on the Fox News Channel.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck broke down today's inflation, explaining what it is and giving proof that those at the top — politicians and world elite — continue to take advantage of our declining economy to advance their own agenda. He also revealed how a recent decision by Citibank and powerful investment management company, BlackRock, not only puts the U.S. further behind but also allows for China to gain worldwide control.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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