Glenn Beck: Why the U.S. Must Stand by Israel

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If you've been paying attention to the news, you've probably noticed that the script isn't really matching reality. There's such a disconnect with what's being reported and what's actually happening on the ground. It's becoming more unmistakable every day.

Example: The Tea Parties. We were told time and again how dangerous and racist they were. But out of all the millions of people demonstrating, was there even one incident? Anything? Meanwhile, the media are still reporting on this flotilla incident as if Israel did something horribly wrong. I showed you last night how our own administration has backed the United Nations condemnation of the violent acts committed during the incident. I've seen the videotape and I'd like to know, what would America have done differently?

Let's take a hypothetical situation: Three days after Sept. 11, some folks from Saudi Arabia charter ships, load them with "humanitarian aid" and want to deliver it to the needy people in New York City. Do you think we'd allow them to dock in New York City or do you think we'd try to stop the boats?

After Sept. 11, a Saudi prince offered Rudy Giuliani a donation in the amount of $10 million. The same prince later blamed U.S. policy for the attacks. Giuliani rebuked him and returned the check. We didn't take their money; there's no way we'd let them float into our docks unchecked.

Isn't that what Israel did? Why do we view it differently? Don't they have a right to protect themselves?

Yeah, but Glenn, they attacked this ship in a full scale assault!

Did they? I want to show you two pictures and play a little game: Identify the bad guy!

Here's the first one. OK, I see a bunch of people with weapons, completely surrounding someone who is already in a defensive position on the ground — and they are continuing to beat them to a pulp. Identify the bad guy: Is it the man on the ground getting pummeled or is it the group needlessly delivering a beat-down?

OK, try this one. At first glance it looks pretty similar, you have dozens of people surrounding a lone individual and even though they are completely defenseless, the pummeling continues. Can you identify the bad guy? If you said, "The guys surrounding the lone individual and continually beating them" — sorry, you're wrong. It was a trick question. See, the lone individual is from Israel, so of course, he's bad.

There is no difference between these photos, but there sure seems to be a difference in how they are reported.

Here's how the police beating was reported: "University of Maryland Student Brutally Beaten By Police After Basketball Game"; "Skipping down the street after basketball win over Duke, student John McKenna attacked by police"; "Brutal Police Beating at University of Maryland Sparks Outrage."

Wouldn't America do the same exact thing Israel did? Yes. Do you think a person is a victim or an aggressor when they are on the ground repeatedly being clubbed and getting tossed off the deck?

Martin Luther King knew that people will make mistakes, but trusted them to correct it. MLK knew that if the American people were presented with pictures side by side, they'd pick the right one. But you're not being shown the right pictures. How is it that the good guys are the ones with the clubs?

Why do you think the videos of this flotilla raid are not being shown on the mainstream media? Because it doesn't fit the agenda. It doesn't fit the desired storyline.

Oh Glenn, you'll just defend Israel no matter what. Zionist!

I'm not defending Israel because I hate the Palestinians. I love the truth.

Look, I'm just as sick of being the world's policeman as you are. I don't want to send tanks over or get boots on the ground. They've been warring forever and they're going to be warring forever and I'm sick of trying to sort it all out. So this isn't about a suicide pact where we defend Israel no matter what they do. Let's not make this about them or about our frustrations with all of the endless fighting. Let's make it about right or wrong.

I said last night that Israel is like us. I think they are. Think of how amazing it is, that this little postage stamp of a country is able to remain the one beacon of freedom in a region filled with dictators, thugs and theocracies. Tell me the last time two truly free societies engaged in a war. I don't know if that's ever happened. And, as Cass Sunstein graciously pointed out, there's never been a famine under nations that have capitalism and freedom.

So why wouldn't we stand up for a country more like us? And I'm not playing the world's game that we're all the same, everyone deserves a trophy and America is like everyone else. It's not the truth.

Who are our friends in the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia? There's no freedom of religion; the public practice of non-Muslim religions is prohibited. It's even against the law to be something other than heterosexual, punishable by lashings, prison and, in some cases, execution. A few years ago, a Saudi girl was sentenced to six months in prison and 90 lashes after being gang-raped just for being alone with a non-relative man at the time of her kidnap.

How about Egypt? The police there don't deal with domestic violence. Women are not treated as individuals, but rather as wives, mothers and daughters. You think we're bad with torture and Guantanamo? Using torture is practically routine for Egyptian police officers.

Maybe Syria is our friend? Well, marital rape is not a crime there. You get a break in the courts if the murder you commit was an "honor killing." The Ministry of the Interior estimated that 38 honor crimes took place from June 2008 to June 2009; others estimate the actual number much higher. But would you want to live in a country where the word "honor" is used to describe murder?

What about Iran? If you voice opposition to the government you risk arrest. The practice of arbitrary arrest and detainment without charge are common.

Which country doesn't do these things? Which country allows women to drive and counts them as individuals? Which country actually cares about domestic violence and doesn't give slack to "honor killings"?


So you tell me: Who should we be standing with?

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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The Federal Reserve is now doing two things it has promised never to do: purchasing our national debt, which has never been higher, and printing money, which leads to deflation. As a result, your money in the bank has already lost 10 percent of its value in recent weeks.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how, thanks to the fed's poor decision making, our deficits have another dangerous effect: The United States' credit score has been downgraded, putting our country at risk of becoming an untrustworthy borrower. He also advises Americans to have at least a week's worth of cash at home, because a banking crisis could happen soon.

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Black Lives Matter protesters sent a shocking, threatening letter to businesses and non-profits in Louisville, Kentucky. The letter made a series of demands related to racial reparations, and threatened consequences if the demands weren't met, the Daily Wire reported.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed the letter's list of demands and threats, and pointed out that these tactics are strikingly similar to those we've seen during some of history's darkest chapters.

The letter, which was sent to businesses in the East Market District in downtown Louisville, listed demands such as ensuring that at least 23% of staff are black, providing race and inclusion training for all employees, displaying a written statement professing support for the BLM movement, buying at least 23% of inventory from black retailers, and submitting to external audit.

"Repercussions for non-compliance" to these demands will result in sit-ins and protests being staged outside the business, social media smear campaigns, boycotts, negative media attention, and "invasive reclamation," the letter threatened.

"So, I'm making quite a charge here, but I think it absolutely fits," Glenn said on the show. "Carl Kaufman, the representation that was used by Hitler and his machine, he convinced the youth that they were the answer, they would finally take control, and they would bring equality. [Kaufman said] the Jews controlled everything, and because of the Jews, the Germans really didn't have any freedom. Because of the Jews, they couldn't do anything. They were held down by the Jews. He said, 'We're going to have to boycott those stores. And if those stores don't comply, we will keep our storm troopers outside of the doors.' And they did. They intimidated anyone who walked into those stores. They berated anyone who walked into those stores. They beat anyone who walked into those stores."

"I told you once, that if America goes dark, we'll become the darkest nation ever in the history of the world," Glenn continued. "Guys, we're allowing our nation to go dark. And we're doing it because of fear. Everybody knows this is wrong, but who is going to stand up against it?"

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