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GLENN: Visa issued to these personnel have been revoked or are in the process of being revoked.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

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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