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.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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