Is China preparing to invade Taiwan? Leaked audio that appears to be legit would seem to point to that as a strong possibility. Jason Buttrill joined Glenn to discuss and analyze what the timetable might be. It may not be tomorrow but it's happening soon... ish.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Jason Buttrill is with us. He is the main writer, researcher for the Glenn Beck television program.
And he is also our national security expert. He was with naval intelligence for a long time. And can tell us about a new audio tape that has come out of China. Smuggled out of China. That apparently shows that they are preparing for an invasion of Taiwan.
I've got several questions on this. First, Jason, why don't you bring everybody up to speed, on what it is, what they're saying.
JASON: Well, so first a quick little correction. You say naval intelligence. I'm about to invade your office, because Marine Corps intelligence.
GLENN: Same thing. You're on boats.
GLENN: My apologies. My apologies to every marine. Just said it to set him off. Go ahead.
JASON: Yeah. So this is -- this is -- like a council meeting of their war mobilization.
So I want to make that clarification. Because this does appear to be legitimate. They are talking about a massive war mobilization effort, on basically this is theory crafting. What do we need to do?
So where do we need to get conscripts. How do we retrofit ships to get the amount? Which they're guessing in this meeting, will take about 953 ships, which is oddly very specific.
And they also talk about 140,000 soldiers. They're talking about private companies, that need to be utilized. Yeah. I say private in air quotes. Public/private. Nobody.
GLENN: Yeah, no, it's a partnership. It's a public partnership. It's what we will be soon. But go ahead.
JASON: 140,000 soldiers. They just go on. Very good detail. It goes on for about 56 minutes. I've looked at some of the -- well, I've looked at all the nations. I've matched up all the faces. These are real people. This does appear to be legitimate. I do want to say though, that they're just one part of this massive -- you know -- you know, structure that's within China. That's looking at invading Taiwan. And make no mistake. Invading Taiwan is a national security necessity for China. They will try it eventually. When is up to, you know, interpretation. I think they're still very far off. At least ten years off.
GLENN: Yeah. Now, wait a minute. Hang on just a second. And I think anybody in the intelligence community. Because I've talked to several of them. Would agree with you. We're at least five years off. Between five and ten. Is this different than what we do with the pentagon?
I mean, we should have a plan on, you know, invading Canada, in case they went crazy. That's what they should do, is have a plan for anything. Is that what this is?
JASON: Yes. I think that's what this is. But it has a little more teeth. So when I was in the intelligence community, we did a lot of war gaming. You know, for multiple different countries stop we had to plan in place. If it was -- you know, we needed.
I think the difference here is that this is their -- let's say, it was our national security imperative, that we invade Cuba. And we -- and everyone knew we were going to do it at some point. Then this would be a lot more worrisome. That showed we were this far ahead in the planning. That's a different tear. They will do this soon. They will, in the future.
GLENN: Yeah. So soon for the Chinese, which could be 500 years away.
Let me ask you the next obvious question. In a state, that has total surveillance, total surveillance, and records of everybody, cell phone, what it's doing. Where it's been.
Who smuggled this out? How did it get out? And is it intentionally let out?
JASON: Yeah. Yeah. So there's -- so I was kind of getting to this a little bit earlier. But there's multiple different factions that are looking at this. There's the war mobilization faction like this. Like, their job is to make sure that if we do this, we're prepared to do it. Now, there are other factions in the Communist Party, that are like, are you looking at the geopolitical perspective right now. Are you looking at what's happening in Russia with Ukraine.
We're trying to get our economy going the way it's been going, the past ten, 15 years. That's not going to happen. That's a full stop. Everything they want to get done. What's -- can you imagine what happens to (inaudible), if what happens to Russia happens to them? It completely goes away.
So there are those factions in the CCP. That say, wait a minute. Let's take a step back. Yes. We agree. We have to do this in the future. But this is not something we should be thinking about in the near term.
GLENN: Do you really think it goes -- do you really think that all goes away?
If they take Taiwan, and somebody doesn't blow up the high-tech plants, they control like 99 percent of every chip, and most importantly, the hardest chips to make. That's all in Taiwan.
You really think that, you know, countries fold all the time, because they need something.
And the issue with Taiwan, looking at the economic perspective, it's almost mutually assured destruction. If you go after Taiwan. You're also critically damaging the Chinese economy. They do a massive amount of business with Taiwan. It's almost like an Achilles' heel that kind of shoves this invasion way down the line, because China is just not ready for it right now.
They don't have a purely, you know, domestic economy. It's purely based off of exports. Purely based off of exports.
And massive amounts of Taiwan. So they're just not ready. I do believe the United States -- I don't think that they can take Taiwan. Not as long as the United States navy is what it is. In the -- I do not believe they can do it. And look at what these numbers.
What they're talking about. 140,000 soldiers. Over 20 airfields and docks. 953 ships. That is -- look at the mobilization that happened in Russia and Ukraine. We were able to see that, you know, months ahead of schedule. This amount of mobilization. I mean, they're going to start, six months later, they'll be ready.
So what will happen, once this starts going down. The United States navy is going to push massive amounts of hardware, you know. Multiple fleets into that area.
GLENN: If we have the fuel. If we had the fuel.
JASON: Start blocking everything off. Yeah. That's right.
GLENN: So did you read my Davos, EF executive summary that I got?
GLENN: Okay. Can we go through this a bit?
Because Al Gore spoke at the Davos meeting yesterday. He was part of the panel, turning up the heat on green washing. And during the panel, Al Gore and other panelists lamented the fact that far too many companies pledged to lower their carbon emissions, but only a small percentage actually followed through with their commitment. It's what they call green washing. So his solution to dealing with the inaccurate reporting of CO2 conditions. A network of satellites that can track CO2 emissions, down to an incredibly detailed level.
He says, according to an S&P report, on more than 5,000 companies. Only 37 percent had any emissions target at all, for scope number one and scope number two emissions. Only 24 percent have net zero targets. And of the companies that have set emission targets. Less than half are aligned with the science-based approach. To even 2 degrees. Much less 1.5 degrees. 58 percent of the companies don't even report their scope, three emissions.
Let alone have a plan to reduce them. And in a recent poll, 1500 business executives from 16 cubs. Only 36 percent said their companies have tools to measure the progress on sustainability.
So he says, green washing is a major obstacle to solve the climate crisis, made up of falsehoods, clever PR. And it's got to stop.
Al Gore then shares the exciting news. We're about to enter the age of radical transparency.
Now, just hear this. And, Jason, chime in at any time. Entering an age of radical transparency. Not for you to be able to see into the government. Not for you to see into the elites. But for the elites to see into everything in your life. He said, I've been among those who have formed a new coalition called climate trace. Which stands for tracking realtime atmospheric carbon emissions. He says, it's a coalition of artificial intelligence. Technology companies. NGOs. And universities. Using data from 300 existing satellites from multiple countries. Ground, sea, and airbased sensors, and internet data streams, to machine learning. To create algorithms for every single sector and subsector of the economy.
This October will publish the world's first inventory of exactly where the greenhouse gas emissions are coming from. And in what amounts. He said, it's going to make a dramatic difference. So investors, supply chain managers, NGOs, prioritizing their campaigning activities, financial institutions. If they want to know where the emissions are coming from upstream and downstream, it's all going to be laid out for the world to see.
That's a little frightening.
JASON: Radical transparency. Why do you have to always add the word radical to everything? Come on, man. Yeah. This is not surprising to me. Next week, we will be talking about on the Glenn Beck special. About a lot of the executive orders. A lot of the transformation. Which already has gone down in the bureaucracy. Which they call, a, quote, all of government approach. Which a lot of us didn't pay attention to. But the more we've been looking into it. It is shocking the amount of the alphabetic bureaucratic agencies that are already moving in that direction.
So if they're talking about private companies, using satellites to do this, do we not think that, you know, the Department of Homeland Security is not already doing this as well?
GLENN: All of them are.
JASON: I mean, in their own words. That's their main priority right now. A couple of weeks ago, the FCC, just issued out sweeping new proposals on mandating -- I'm sorry. Public companies. To disclose their climate footprint and their carbon emissions. And it's hilarious that they even have to mandate it. Because there are groups, that we have a letter, directly from one of the biggest banks in the country. That says, they're already doing this. They say, we applaud you in you. Making it official. We've all been doing this now for several years. They're already doing it. They don't even have to green washing, whatever. A lot of these companies are already on board. Did you see the second half of those notes, Glenn, the first movers coalition?
GLENN: Yeah. Let me take a break, and come back on this. This is something that John Kerry talked about. The first movers coalition. That is the public/private partnership, that the White House announced a few months ago.
GLENN: This is the Glenn Beck Program. All right. So John Kerry, we're back with Jason Buttrill. And he is talking to us about the World Economic Forum. And Davos. Day three. Jason. The first movers coalition. This is John Kerry, yesterday. Talking about, you know, when we first got together a year ago, with Joe Biden. He announced 35 companies, that were coming in on the first movers. A public/private partner ship with the White House.
And now it's up to 55 companies. What does that mean?
JASON: And this was just the 55 companies that are publicly announcing that they're in this public/private.
JASON: We know there are far more than just 55.
GLENN: Well, no, but these 55. $9 trillion in worth. And these 55 represent 50 percent of all global GDP.
JASON: It's insane.
GLENN: That's a little crazy.
JASON: This is, again, something we will highlight in our show next week. It's a must watch show. You have to next week. But we will highlight some of the wordings they used, in Biden barrage of executive orders.
And reading some of this stuff, it's just blowing my mind. They're stating, and this coalition is all part of this.
Is they're intentionally trying to manipulate the markets. They don't care. I mean, they're trying to manipulate the markets. They know the United States government is actually the largest purchaser of goods in the entire world. In the entire world. So they're directing all these companies to judge on board what the federal government is already doing. Which is intentionally, only buying certain things that they agree with. Like only things they consider hoe carbon footprint. If you work in some of these industries, that are considered high carbon footprint. Or your social and governance is not on par than what they want. Then they are trying to intentional manipulate the market. To drive you out of business. Or, you know, if your business goes out. Then you are intentional driven out of a job. They really do not care. But that's what this is about. They're intentionally trying to manipulate the market. And radically transform the economy.
GLENN: And that's --
JASON: Not only the United States economy. The global economy.
GLENN: And that's the lie that Biden keeps saying, you know, none of his stuff is affecting the gas price.
GLENN: All of his stuff, including from the World Economic Forum and The Great Reset. That's the point of the great reset. Is to get rid of fossil fuels and oil and gas. And we're going to pay an extraordinary price in human lives, in starvation. Wealth. And progress. This is so dangerous. What they are doing right now.
We'll have all of those. Thank you, Jason. We'll have all of this. And updates on what every agency is doing. And wait until we tell you what FEMA is doing, next Wednesday, on the Glenn Beck special. Next Wednesday. Join us at BlazeTV.com/Glenn.