Glenn Beck: 17 Afghan Soldiers AWOL in America

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GLENN: This country is out of control. A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas (update). I believe it's Lakeland Air Force base. They are pilots that we have been training and we have been teaching them to speak English. We brought them over here. 17 of them have gone AWOL. Here's the best part. These enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations all across the country. They're missing this morning.

PAT: That seems like a smart move, bring them over here, give them access to whatever they want to have access to.

GLENN: Yeah, you'd think.

PAT: And then, you know, not even keep an eye on them really. Yeah, whatever. Let's just teach them English. That's the inclusive, diverse thing to do. That's a good idea.

GLENN: Chief of public affairs — oh, it's Lackland Air Force base. "I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute. They disappeared over the course of the last..." are you ready?

PAT: Is it even worse?

STU: Uh oh.

GLENN: Are you ready?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: They have disappeared over the course of the last two years.

PAT: Oh, and we're just finding out about it now.

GLENN: We're just finding out about this now.

PAT: So we bring them, somebody disappears. We bring more, they disappear.

GLENN: So we have 17 of them, yes.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

STU: It does go on to say towards the end, the official further said that an unspecified number of the 17 have been caught, which could be zero because it's unspecified, but it is an unspecified number. So don't worry.

GLENN: Visa issued to these personnel have been revoked or are in the process of being revoked.

PAT: That's a little hasty.

GLENN: Oh, if they're in the process.

PAT: That's a little hasty. We don't know that there's anything wrong going on.

STU: I hope we didn't ask them for their identification when they come.

PAT: No, because that would be profiling.

STU: Because that would be terrible. Profiling.

PAT: That would be evil.

STU: Profiling Afghanis for no reason. They are just here to work.

PAT: That's exactly right.

STU: They are just here to learn the language and work.

PAT: What kind of country are we?

GLENN: The real intention is to get these people to the U.S. and help them start a new life.

PAT: Oh, good.

GLENN: It's not completely rare for this kind of thing to happen. Excuse me? Although we are vigilant, need to work towards not allowing this to happen, it should not necessarily, not necessarily described as a national security threat, more of a, "Hey, these guys violated our laws and we need to find them," end quote.

PAT: What law did they violate?

STU: Not one that we enforce.

PAT: No. I mean, if it's just that they're here or their visa expired or they're here without papers, so what.

GLENN: So what.

PAT: That's not illegal. I mean, in Arizona they just made that illegal and they're racist, you know, xenophobes. So I wonder what the problem is with them wondering around the country ?

STU: It's just Afghan military members.

PAT: Whatever.

STU: Just trying to work hard for their families.

PAT: That's all. Look, family values —

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I just want to see you on 8/28. I just, I just want to be around a lot of sane people. I just, I want to be around a lot of people that understand how much trouble we're in and understand that there's going to be a core of people that fix it. Yesterday I spent some time with a historian and we were talking and she said, Glenn, you're right on the money on so much of what you talk about and the fact that we cannot be expected to survive, especially with added pressure, if we don't know our own history, if we don't know who we are.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

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If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Our police officers are called racists, killers, and murderers even if all the evidence suggests the opposite is true. With the bodycam footage and information we have so far, it looks like the Columbus, Ohio, police officer involved in the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant "is a hero," Glenn Beck said.

On the radio program, Glenn, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the fatal shooting of the 16-year-old who appeared to be about to stab another girl when the officer shot her. They agreed that the officer arrived at an extremely chaotic scene, and within seconds was able to identify the threat and react. But that hasn't prevented the Left from demonizing him — like LeBron James tweeting the officer's photo and saying "you're next."

Glenn went on to say it's time for the Fraternal Order of Police to stand with its officers and for Columbus police temporarily to walk from the job to show the Left and the media unity for the officer currently under investigation.

"I want you to either call or maybe you tweet today, 'Police we support you. I stand with the police. #Istandwiththepolice.' Our police are under attack," Glenn stated.

"And let me tell you something, police officers, if you are a racist and you're out shooting people, I will be the first to come and say, 'put that guy in prison' ... but the vast majority of police officers are good and competent," he continued. "And they're doing their best. And they're risking their lives for us. I stand with the police!"

"Make sure you let your local police officers know that," Glenn added. "And FOP, I'm telling you, you have to do a strike in some of these cities, and Columbus would be a really good place to do it. ... You have got to send a message to the media and everyone else. One day without police in one of these cities and you see what happens. You don't want the police? You want to 'reimagine' the police? Go ahead! Until the White House stops this nonsense, walk."

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A shocking report from Yahoo News recently exposed a covert operation to track Americans' social media posts for "inflammatory" content — carried out by the U.S. Postal Service.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere broke down what we know about the USPS' surveillance effort, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (or iCOP), and the role it plays in providing other federal agencies with information on "right-wing leaning" accounts, among other data, and asked: Who exactly authorized the U.S. Postal Service to monitor the internet?

"It was found out yesterday and released in a story by Yahoo News, the United States Postal Service is apparently tracking social media posts as part of a clandestine program, searching for inflammatory messages," Glenn began. "Wait, the Postal Service has a clandestine operation going on?"

Glenn read highlights from the Yahoo report, noting that iCOP has quietly had analysts combing through various social media sites, particularly those considered "right-wing leaning," looking for "inflammatory" postings and then sharing information with other government agencies.

"The Postal Service is now spying on you. But no big deal, right?" Glenn added sarcastically.

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