Glenn Beck: Dead Heat




Dead Heat


by Joel C. Rosenberg

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. Glad you're here. All this week on television we have been featuring Joel Rosenberg's book ""Dead Heat"." If you don't know who Joel Rosenberg is, he is an amazing man, great writer. He started really his life as a political advisor and as he described it, he kind of sucked at it. Well, I mean, I don't want to put words in your mouth. Joel, are you on the phone with us yet?

ROSENBERG: Glenn, you captured it. I was a failed political consultant.

GLENN: Your failure was -- I mean, you were working for Benjamin Netanyahu and everything else.

ROSENBERG: It wasn't all my fault. I helped Steve Forbes lose two presidential campaigns on the comeback campaign of former Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Eight years later he hasn't quite come back but he is leading in the polls now and he has asked me to help him.

GLENN: Right. So you were failing at a very high level.

ROSENBERG: Well, you can do --

GLENN: So at one point Joel is also somebody who studies the scriptures and everything else and at one point he is looking at the events of the day, and if I'm not mistaken, you were on an airplane when this kind of clicked. Tell the story.

ROSENBERG: Well, yes. I'm an evangelical Christian from a Jewish background. Mother's gentile, father's orthodox Jewish, escaped out of Russia. So I was interested in Bible prophecy about Jews and about the rebirth of Israel, all these things that was parallel to my interest in geopolitics and working for these various political leaders.

So I'm working at that time in the fall of 2000, literally September 11th, 2000, one year before the attacks on the World Trade Center. I'm in a plane with former Israel deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky. Sharansky, I'm helping him do a media tour throughout the United States talking about the Middle East peace process. We're sitting on a plane and I'm asking him some questions and he starts telling me a story about when he was the -- a cabinet minister for then prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu calls him into his office and said, Sharansky, I need you to go to Moscow to meet with then KGB chief Vladimir Putin and take this dossier and explain to the Russians how worried we as Israelis are getting about the possibility of a Russian/Iranian military alliance, particularly a nuclear alliance.

And so we were talking about this and I thought, first of all, this is fascinating to be talking and get an inside picture of an Israel leader, a Russian leader and this diplomacy but then suddenly something clicked in the back of my mind and I thought, this sounds very much like a Bible prophecy. Ezekiel 38 and 39, what Bible scholars call the war of Gog and Magog predicts one day in something called the last days a Russian/Iranian military alliance that will attack Israel with a group of other countries.

Now, Russia and Iran have never had an alliance like this in 2500 years since Ezekiel wrote the prophecy. So nobody had really paid that much attention to that particular prophecy. Now I'm on this plane and I'm hearing an inside story of how the Israelis are getting deeply worried about a Russian/Iranian alliance and literally for the first time in my life, the hair stood up on the back of my head. I thought, I mean, I can't say that I know for sure this is going to happen in my lifetime but I'm getting an inside picture in this. I wonder if someday I could write a novel, a political thriller, a Tom Clancy-esque novel about what would happen if this prophecy did play out in our lifetime. That's what set this into motion.

GLENN: Okay. Now, let me just give you, just so you know, I set this up here with Joel. So you understand who this guy is and what he has said in the past. First page of that first thriller was the last jihad, and the first page you're in the cockpit of a hijacked jet coming in on a kamikaze attack into an American city. Fortunately for Joel, unfortunately that nobody paid attention to that, that was nine months before September 11th. As jihad unfolds, an American President finds himself at war with Saddam Hussein over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. But that was published five months before the actual war with Iraq began.

In the second novel, The Last Days, it opens up with an attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy headed into gauze. The death of Yasser Arafat and radical Islam terrorists trying to seize the West Bank and Gaza. Two weeks before this was published and believe me I've got a book coming out at Christmas and it's due next week. So it's not like you see things coming and you are like, oh, yeah, let me just write it down real quick. Two weeks before this was published, so months after it was written, a U.S. diplomatic convoy was attacked in Gaza. 13 months later Yasser Arafat was dead. Then Hamas seized control of Gaza. In the next book, "A Dictator Rises to Power in Russia," Putin, an Iranian leader vows to annihilate Israel. Russia and Iran form an unprecedented military alliance. On the very day the novel came out, Iran elected a new president who vowed to accelerate his country's nuclear program. Four months later he vowed to wipe Israel off the map, and Russia agreed to sell all the billion dollars worth of high-tech programs and now we see that they actually have an alliance.

This goes on and on and on in your books. "Dead Heat" again is fiction but you describe in "Dead Heat" why -- a possibility of why the United States does not play a role in the end of days. That's one of the biggest questions for Americans to answer. If you believe in the end of days, if you believe there's a possibility that this is coming, why doesn't America play a role? A lot of people will tell you because, oh, we're so Christian that we're all taken up and there's nobody here to man the tank. You have another possibility.

ROSENBERG: Well, "Dead Heat" is the fifth and final political thriller in this series that, as you said, Glenn, began with the last jihad. Let me just say based on what you've described, the first line of "Dead Heat" in the author's note is, I pray to God nothing in this novel ever comes true. I don't want people to think that I'm predicting the events of "Dead Heat" or I saw it in a vision in the middle of the night. I'm making this up. But I'm basing it on Bible prophecy, and in this case as you are alluding to, I'm basing it on the lack of biblical prophecy about the United States.

I personally believe based on what the scriptures say that we are, in fact, living in the last days before the Messiah comes back again, Jesus Christ. How soon that's going to happen, I have no idea. The Bible says don't even try to guess. But the Bible does give this list of things to watch for. What it doesn't say anywhere in the Old Testament or New is any indication of a country like the United States being a factor.

Now, this raises a big question because, you know, if I'm right that we are living in the last days and you and I, Glenn, are living in the wealthiest, most powerful country on the face of the planet in the history of mankind, the question is, well, what happens to us? How come we're not a factor when so many other countries are specifically mentioned as being major players in the last times, including Israel and Iraq, two countries that didn't even exist for 2,000 years?

President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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