Stu Blog: Glenn's wacky ideas on Egypt *Updated

**Don't miss the updates at the bottom**

Glenn is saying wacky-crazy-nutty things about Egypt lately--eh?  Like--it might not turn out particularly well.  And that bad people might try to take control of a chaotic movement.  And, that Islamic extremists want a caliphate!  A caliphate!!!??  Is that even a real word??

These wild points have angered a few noted conservatives.  Glenn most famously (infamously to some) outlined his commentary on Egypt in these three bullet points, so that lazy right and left wing commentators wouldn't have to actually commit multiple minutes to understand what he was saying.

  • Groups from the hardcore socialist left,  and extreme Islam will work together because of the common enemy of Israel.
  • Groups from the hardcore socialist left,  and extreme Islam will work together because of the common enemy of capitalism.
  • Groups from the hardcore socialist left, and extreme Islam will work together to overturn relative stability, because in the status quo, they are both ostracized from power and the mainstream in most of the world.

Since most of those attacking Glenn don't even commit the time for these three points, let me boil it down further.  Sometimes, disparate groups work together towards similarly held short term goals, regardless of how different their long term goals are.

Let me give you an example.

Bill Kristol recycled years of attacks from some of the least creative liberal hacks in America in his recent hit piece on Glenn.  But, that doesn't mean that Bill Kristol has the same vision of America that Media Matters has.  It just means that both don't like Glenn and will do whatever they have to in order to take a shot at him.

By the way, this isn't new.  Kristol's invisible magazine has been calling Glenn a dangerous crazy Bircher maniac for close to a year. There's not a ton of nuance with all of this--old school beltway republicans don't like Glenn.  They never have.  Yes, they've occasionally try to kiss his ass when they want stuff, but there's not a lot of love going in either direction.  Far from something worth hiding, it's something we're happy to trumpet, and it's also most of the reason Glenn doesn't bore America into a blue-suit-red-tie-induced coma.

It's fairly clear- when your priority is the party instead of principle- you aren't going to be in love with Glenn.   How that is a news story in 2011 is beyond me.

More importantly, as it relates to Egypt, what part of this is so crazy?  That Islamic extremists want a caliphate?  Someone should tell Hamas how crazy that idea is.  Glenn's point (which he buried in bullet point three) is that groups out of power usually try to further chaos.  Why?  Because it gives them at least the possibility of a gain in power, where the status quo does not.   What is wrong with acknowledging and taking seriously someones stated intent?

Forgive Glenn for expressing a bit of skepticism when looking at a situation where Code Pink protesters and the Muslim Brotherhood are teaming up.  Perhaps, these protests will be successful.  Perhaps, neither Code Pink nor the Muslim Brotherhood nor someone worse will win out.  Perhaps, a beautiful new free market paradise will be born with commercials for the Shake Weight lighting up Egyptian TV for generations to come.  But seriously, who is the one embracing  ideas that seem crazy?

*UPDATE: Democrat Diane Feinstein worries about Islamic extremists "taking over" Egypt.

**UPDATE 2: Donald Rumsfeld tells Rush "Radical Islamists intend to 'create a caliphate'

***UPDATE 3: Former commander of CENTCOM John Abizaid, 2005:

General Abizaid was dire, too. "They will try to re-establish a caliphate throughout the entire Muslim world," he told the House Armed Services Committee in September, adding that the caliphate's goals would include the destruction of Israel. "Just as we had the opportunity to learn what the Nazis were going to do, from Hitler's word in 'Mein Kampf,"'Abizaid said, "we need to learn what these people intend to do from their own words."

****UPDATE 4:  You just have to love this.  Where did this crazy idea of a caliphate in Egypt come from?  Hmmmmm...

The term "caliphate" has been used internally by policy hawks in the Pentagon since the planning stages for the war in Iraq, but the administration's public use of the word has increased this summer and fall, around the time that American forces obtained a letter from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the No. 2 leader in Al Qaeda, to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. The 6,000-word letter, dated early in July, called for the establishment of a militant Islamic caliphate across Iraq before Al Qaeda's moving on to Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and then a battle against Israel.

*****UPDATE 5: Here is the translation of the letter from Ayman al-Zawahiri referenced in update 4.  Just for fun I have linked to the translation given on the website of Bill Kristol's magazine.

It has always been my belief that the victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established in the manner of the Prophet in the heart of the Islamic world, specifically in the Levant, Egypt, and the neighboring states of the Peninsula and Iraq; however, the center would be in the Levant and Egypt.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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