As world tension with Putin/Russia continue to rise, is the Biden administration quietly preparing for a possible nuclear war? Glenn and Stu discuss 2 recent signs that the U.S. is gearing up for a worst-case scenario: First, President Biden himself spoke of ‘Armageddon’ during a speech last week. And, second, a new HHS press release detailed a recent, $290 million government purchase of an ANTI-RADIATION MEDICINE! In this clip, Glenn details what exactly this drug does and what it could mean for the US moving forward…
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GLENN: So yesterday, in an address to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, he said the country, under his leadership, is as close to Armageddon as it has been since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s.
Now, I don't know if that gets a crowd all whipped up. Oh, my gosh. Yes!
I want to give. I want more senators.
So he was in New York. And he started talking about Vladimir Putin, threatening to use a nuclear weapon. And he said, Putin was not joking.
When he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons, or biological and chemical weapons.
We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon like this, since Kennedy, and the missile crisis. Now, Russia has been backed into a corner. And you don't take a lion, and back it into a corner.
With no escape. White House says the Biden administration has communicated directly with Russian officials about what kind of response using a nuclear weapon would bring. Officials aren't going to share publicly what the U.S. response would look like, but they said it would be catastrophic.
I don't think there's any such thing as the ability to use a tactical weapon, and not end up with Armageddon.
This is what Biden said last night. So I think we know what the response would be. It's not like, you know what, we're just going to -- we're going to write a strongly worded letter. That's right. We'll have the UN get together.
There's not such a thing as the ability to easily use a tactical weapon, and not end up with Armageddon. Okay. My question is: Can we have a conversation about this?
Is Ukraine really worth vaporization! Are we really sure the guy who has been called -- and I'm quoting, the wrongest man on foreign policy ever, are we really -- we're really just going to do this, and have no discussion about it? Don't you think we should just stop?
A very disturbing thing came out yesterday. The HHS put out a press release. Hey, just, you know, normal stuff here. Just normal stuff. We're just buying some stuff in case everybody is eradiated. What?
We do this all the time. No. No. No.
Actually, you don't. The press release, they announced, they had purchased 290 million dollars' worth of a -- an anti-radiation drug. Now, you think of -- what are those pills that you get for thyroid?
GLENN: Iodine pills.
Okay. We have a bunch of those. We have a bunch of those. That's not this. That's not this. This is $290 million worth of acute radiation sickness medication. These are not potassium iodine pills.
You know, you can get those in your go bag. It's well-known that the state and federal government agencies have been stockpiling that since the 1950s.
The state of Delaware, just announced -- the state of Delaware -- gee, who is from there?
Just announced, it will be handing out free potassium iodine tablets to residents on October 13th.
What? So potassium iodine.
Or iodate, is the stuff that you take to prevent your thyroid from absorbing radiation from the dust that you might breathe in. Now, apparently we have -- the U.S. government has enough potassium iodine, for every American to have three days worth of doses. So there are 330 million of us. That would mean we would have a billion tablets. So I think we're covered on that. So what did we spend $300 million on?
Well, the -- the drug that the HHS says it just purchased, was called N-plate.
And it's made by a company named Amgen. I'm looking into the company now.
I'm trying to see if there's any other way to explain this, other than, they know something that we don't know.
Now, this drug is used to treat acute ARS. That's Acute Radiation Syndrome.
It's used to treat blood cell injuries, from severe radiation poisoning. So if you don't take the thyroid blocker stuff, you end up with acute radiation blood poisoning, I guess.
So here's what's interesting: Until this press release, there is no evidence of any kind that our research could find, that Health and Human Services have ever had anti-radiation poisoned medication, just sitting around on hand.
We don't carry of a stockpile of this. Now, here's the other interesting thing.
If you look at the MDSS. The material at that time safety sheet, you look for this drug from -- from Amgen. The storage half-life for N plate, which is in an IV bag, is required to be refrigerated at all times. And it only has a shelf life of 18 months.
Why did we just spend 300 million dollars on something we've never purchased before?
It is for serious radiation poisoning. It has to be refrigerated at all times. And it only has a shelf life of 18 months.
This isn't some pill, that we're buying and tossing in some warehouse. And store it for the next 50 years. This drug goes bad in 2024.
Hmm. Now, we have stuff like this -- insulin, has to kept cold, until it's used.
And it lasts as long as about the average goodly fish. And our government just bought 300 million dollars of this stuff.
Huh. Why? I can come up with two answers. Now, I -- we are researching this. This is based on initial research.
So things could change. But the two things, that I think of is, who is Amgen?
What did we just give $300 million for? Who is this company? How are they connected?
Is this another pharmaceutical company? Okay. That's the first one. I don't think that's really right. I am afraid, that our government, either knows nukes are coming, or is itching for nukes to come.
I -- I just -- I can't explain what we're doing. We are antagonizing every step of the way in this war. And, by the way, we started some more tough talk, against China yesterday.
Now, if I'm China, think this through with me. And I could be -- this is just off the top of my head, ridiculous. You know, Glenn. This is the kind of stuff I throw out in meetings. So no thoughts on this one yet. If I'm China, and I've cozied up to Russia. Is it in my best interest to keep Russia from using a tactical nuke?
STU: I would say yes.
STU: Because you don't want to start a world war, and wipe out not only the global economy, but something that could obviously spread to your country as well.
So MSNBC is reporting right now: Biden warning about nuclear Armageddon. But if you look at all of the ways this plays out, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, clean. Nothing happens to them. Okay?
It's just nuclear -- nuclear nightmare. Global warming to about 7,000 degrees, in Europe, Russia, and the United States.
Now, you need them as buyers. But what will they need?
They will need to rebuild, and remember who we rebuilt Europe? We did. And did that work out well for us? Or not so well?
If you're trying to destroy the United States, you think long-term. They've got a plan to destroy the United States. But wouldn't it be easier, if somebody else destroys -- destroys the United States, and in the same time, it takes out their other competition of Vladimir Putin. And it just kind of cleans everybody's clock. And gosh the world will need help. And we'll have to rebuild it. And gosh, we have the ships and everything. And, well, now we have Taiwan, so we have all the chips too. And we could just -- we'll go in there, and we're not occupying. No, no, no, no. We're not occupying. We're just rebuilding. We're helpers. Now, that's a crazy, out there theory, based in nothing, but my own, you know, fiction writing skills.
But I don't know if China is really all that opposed to this. Have your enemies wipe each other out.
So here we are, with Zelinsky yesterday, speaking at an Australian tank conference. I don't even know what a tank conference is. Is that what where they're selling tanks. Hey, let's talk tanks.
GLENN: I don't know. I don't know. But he suggested that NATO should engage in what he calls preemptive action, to dissuade them from using their nukes against Ukrainian soldiers. And he said, we should attack them first and show them what sort of things would happen if they choose to use nukes.
Now, I don't know if I've said this yet. I mean, for a while. And maybe we should like a cuckoo clock, at the top of every hour, just remind people. Zelinsky was a comedian. Zelinsky was a comedian. It's like if we elected Gilbert Gottfried, or Martin Lawrence. And like, hey, should we nuke them, or should we use F-35s? Maybe F-35s or F/A-18s, what do you think?
I don't know! I mean, what are we doing? Now, we have a comedian telling us how we should respond. We then have the Pentagon who brought us the wonderful debacle of Afghanistan. Put us into this confrontation. Is currently flexing its muscles. You know the Pentagon yesterday said, you know what, if China blocks the trade route, with Taiwan, don't worry about it. We have the air and sea power to break that -- that blockade. What!
Am I the only person in America that says, let's not go to war? This election is vital. It's the most important election -- shut up. We have a president who says, we're close to Armageddon. The guy doesn't know what time it is for pudding. And he's telling our Pentagon, the guy who is wrong about everything, telling our Pentagon what to do. And our Pentagon has completely lost their mind.
You -- you -- we are watching a play, except this time, you know, it's a -- it's a whodunit murder mystery. Let's go to the play. Except, the ones who get killed, are the audience.
You've got to go out and vote. Because if you don't, you'll have another. You know, you'll have another really, really deeply trained brain, like Fetterman.
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Oh, by the way. I just want to let you know. The Army has fallen short of their recruiting goal. But only by 25 percent.
STU: Oh, really?
That's good. Good news. Good news. So quick question on your theories here. Because I can understand why I -- I sensed a little bit. Why you went to many negative conclusions on this purchase.
GLENN: Let's start at the beginning. Why does the president give a speech at a fundraiser. And say, hey, we're so close to Armageddon.
STU: Right. And then you add on the fact that we're buying all this anti-radiation medication.
GLENN: That expires in 18 months.
STU: In 18 months.
So in a -- let me just put this in a different world. For just a second.
GLENN: Okay. Like a sane one.
STU: Let's say we were in a sane world.
GLENN: We're not. But okay.
STU: We were in a situation, where we believe, the right thing to do is to stop Russia from advancing.
We're on Ukraine's side. We're fighting them with missiles. And some really smart person in the room says, hey, guys, this could spin out of control.
We should, first of all, consider whether we should continue to do this the way we're doing it. And secondarily, we should start preparing for the worst. Right?
And if -- if we in this different world, there was an attack. Then we wound up getting nuclear weapons falling on our territories.
GLENN: We want those ventilators.
STU: We would say, hey, what a bunch of idiots in the White House, for not purchasing this medication in advance.
GLENN: Amen, brother, I'm with you. I'm with you.
STU: So could you make an argument, that in a different world, in a different administration, they're acting competently here and preparing for a worst-case situation?
GLENN: Sure. I could even argue that in this world. I could.
Now, you have to ask yourself: Then why aren't we having wall-to-wall conversations about nuclear war?
STU: Yeah. Because if they're taking it seriously enough to spend $300 million on medication.
GLENN: Are we?
STU: I mean, I think -- look, I don't -- I have no faith in the Biden administration to do the right thing in any situation. But there are a bunch of people in our military. Who look at these things. And are probably. Maybe we're skeptical of this entire operation.
GLENN: I'm saying. Are we, the people?
We are being led by the elites. And we are being led into death chambers, it seems, almost every day.
Look at what -- look at what we're doing. Look at what we're doing. On every front.
Well, you know what, we're not going to prosecute criminals. Oh, okay. All right.
Streets are on fire. In some cities. Literally. Really bad idea.
You know what, we're just going to keep printing money. Yeah. That's fine.
Are you kidding me?
How are you going to afford food in a year. And they just keep spending. They just keep spending.
How about gas?
We're depleting the strategic oil reserve. The lowest it's been in 40 years.
That not only ties to what we're doing with gasoline and the environment. But it also goes right directly to war. The strategic oil reserve is for that. So he's saying we have Armageddon possibly coming. And 25 percent of our goals not being metaphor recruiting people in the military. And we are depleting our strategic oil reserve. Shouldn't we have a conversation about this?
Shouldn't half the America -- half of America, who is only watching CNN, and all the New York Times -- shouldn't they be involved in this? Shouldn't they know? Shouldn't they know? Shouldn't somebody be talking on those channels going, hey, hey. Guys. I just want to let you know. Here's the real picture. Now, what do we do about it?
They're not having that conversation.
They're hearing, Putin, bad.