Thailand Miracle: Boys soccer team rescued and airlifted to safety

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A trenching rain batters the dense tropical forest of Northern Thailand, a seasonal rain that streams downward. The resultant flash floods have filled the caves in the area, part of a rainy season that lasts through October.

Twelve boys and their 25-year-old coach find themselves trapped in one of these caves, 2.5 miles from the entrance.

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Inside the cave, it's dark, and cold, and the boys can hear the clamor of rain stomping onto the earth outside, can hear the slow creep of water inching upward. The boys hunch, cold in their red jerseys, each with a number over the upper left side. To remain calm, the boys meditate. Their coach trained in meditation as a Buddhist monk for a decade, went to live at a monastery when he was 12 after being orphaned.

The boys, ranging in age from 11 to 16 "and their coach are known to be a tight-knit group who go on adventures, including swimming in waterfalls, cycling trips through the mountains, river rafting and cave exploring." They survived for 10 days before they were discovered.

Imagine it. Two weeks in a cave. Muddy, clouded, dark water. The haunted green murk, the stalactite prowl, like tiny spires underwater. Perhaps it would be beautiful if it weren't a matter of life and death.

In the middle, a narrow, flooded passage, the winding, sharp fangs of the cave and the engulfing caverns, the rescue effort began Sunday. A former Thai Navy SEAL died last week setting up the escape route.

Monks in saffron robes and wooden slippers meditate over the boys, praying for health, for calm, for peace.

Seasonal rains have continually ravaged the dense jungles, relenting only long enough for a thick fog to drape over the area. A squad of more than 100 divers, in dark uniforms with tinges of the reflective ultraviolet yellow of safety gear, with bright yellow helmets and headlamps. The divers followed a thick yellow oxygen tube the width of a bumper.

At the mid-point, the divers had to climb a sharp, slippery jut of rock using full climbing gear.

Each boy had to wear scuba gear, with breathing tanks, as they swam through the curvatures of the dark, cavernous waters, through cramped chambers and spiked passageways, one of which was a mere two feet in height, too narrow for scuba tanks. Each boy was escorted by two divers.

The boys emerged from the cave, draped in hypothermia blankets. Some of the boys were well enough to ask for their favorite dish, spicy pork stir-fried with basil.

"We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave," said a post on the Thai Navy Seals Facebook page, referring to the name of the boys' soccer team. "Everyone is safe."

Monks in saffron robes and wooden slippers meditate over the boys, praying for health, for calm, for peace.

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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