In what may have been the first space battle in the history of mankind, Israel has shot down a ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels which had left the atmosphere. Glenn and Stu discuss this development and how unexpected it is that the Houthis are involved: "Star Wars has begun ... who knew?" Glenn and Stu also break down the weekend's anti-Israel protest at the White House and why the Biden administration waited to paint over the vandalism the protesters left on the White House's gates.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Hey, here's a first. Never before has any country in battle shot out of the sky a -- a ballistic missile. Outside of the atmosphere.
Apparently, the Houthis launched from Yemen, a missile that flew a thousand miles over the Arabian Peninsula, on the way to its target.
It left our atmosphere. Was in space. And Israel used its arrow missile defense system, to shoot down a ballistic missile outside of earth's atmosphere. Believed to be the first combat ever to take place in space. So whoever had first battle in space, the Houthis, versus Israel. You're a winner. Come claim your prize.
STU: Star Wars has become. Who knew?
GLENN: Oh, my God. That would be a very -- the odds that, would be very high.
I feel like Houthis would not be the top of the list of that particular equation. But there you go.
GLENN: Yemen's Houthis also released footage purporting to show the missile being launched as part of a barrage of drones and other long range records aimed at other Israeli towns and cities.
Can I ask you, the Houthis.
GLENN: What is their main source of income there?
I mean, what is it that they produce that allows them to have a defense industry. That is working on ballistic missile systems.
I'm just -- I'm only -- I mean, I know, what the Houthis do for a living.
You know, that big business in Yemen. Which is --
STU: Oil and gas.
GLENN: Oil and gas.
GLENN: Their oil and gasp.
STU: Income from oil production constitutes 70 to 75 percent governor revenue, and 90 percent of exports. That's not necessarily specific to the Houthis. But that's specific to Yemen.
GLENN: Yeah. But the Houthis are rebels.
STU: I mean --
GLENN: I think the Houthis are rebels. I mean, I just keep Seattle sand scenes from Star Wars.
You know, with the animals that go (sound effect), and they're riding on the back. That's how I'm picturing now. And I know that's very ignorant of me. But (sound effect).
I have a feeling has been heard somewhere in the Houthi range at some point.
STU: Sure. Yes. They're rebels. But I don't -- that's where they -- you have to think theory coming -- it's funding from inside the country still. And that funding comes --
GLENN: Yeah. Or maybe Iran. Iran. Iran.
Now, if Iran -- if the Houthis have a ballistic missile. And they're getting maybe technology. I don't know.
I'm sure the Houthis have an unbelievable scientific community.
STU: Great IT department. At the Houthis.
GLENN: Sure. Sure. Sure.
And so if the Houthis have it, I would imagine the Iranians would put a ballistic missile into the sky.
STU: One would believe, yes.
GLENN: And they also have a -- you know, a nuke.
STU: Well, not -- not confirmed, right?
GLENN: Well, I don't know.
I remember reading about it a year ago, that they were like 20 days away from being able to --
STU: Yeah. Being able to. Right.
GLENN: Build it. So that was about a year ago.
STU: But they don't have it today. They'll have it soon, I'm sure. And they can also get them from places like North Korea. Or probably China or Russia.
GLENN: Yeah. So that's good.
So we have that going for you. Now, in just a personal note, you know, the pro-Palestinian supporters that were swarming outside the White House, chanting Allahu Akbar. You know, something that I just love, especially this time of year. To hear the chants of Allahu Akbar, ring through the streets. You know, and off those American maples. Oh. It's so beautiful.
So, anyway, as they were trying to take down the gates of the White House. And then they went to the back gate. Or the side gate of the White House.
And they had these two big, you know, white columns. And then the gates that actually open up.
And they took red paint, and everybody dipped their hands in red paint. And then put that red paint on the two columns on each side.
Now, that happened Saturday night. Now, I've seen a picture of it. Which I would assume was Sunday.
Because it was daylight.
Was it the union rules that stopped the White House from having that painted at two o'clock in the morning.
Why would you leave bloody handprints all over the gates of the White House?
You get somebody with a gallon of white paint, and you painted that at 2 o'clock in the morning.
Or are the union rules?
I don't know. Maybe union we just -- you're not going to get a union guy to do that.
Okay. I would have volunteered. It's the Biden White House.
I'm not a fan. I would have volunteered to take the bloody handprints off of the gates of the White House.
What the hell is wrong with these people?
STU: You would think, at least someone gets out there with a power washer and gives it a go. I mean, the whole point. This is symbolism, right?
Symbolism. The fact that they were out there, shaking the fences of the White House grounds.
GLENN: What are you going to do? What are you going to do? Honestly.
STU: Is that a question you want an answer to.
Look, it's fascinating to watch.
You mentioned. Let me go back to your comments last hour on what you would do, if you were a leftist activist extremist type, looking to create chaos.
You empower a movement like the pro-Hamas movement. That is apparently alive and well in this country. To go out there and shake the fences of the White House.
Let's just say, and this has happened many times. Protests like that, spiral out of control.
You would argue, some people say, that's what happened on January 6th. People were very upset. It didn't plan on going into the Capitol. It did.
Black Lives Matter rallies. We know there are some people there, looking to burn down buildings.
Many though, were just pissed off about what happened, and they got involved
Fired up. Things spiraled out of control.
If something like that happened at the White House, if they rushed the White House.
GLENN: They would be shot.
STU: They would be shot. But there might be thousands of them.
GLENN: And they would be shot.
STU: I -- I home we still have a Secret Service who would shoot a bunch of people, who tried to rush the White House, and kill the president. I hope that still exists.
That's the way it should be. What's going to happen in that situation, is the American people, I think. Even with their distaste for that particular president. Would support.
STU: Would rally behind him, number one.
At some level.
And number two, would support Draconian steps to make sure that does not happen again.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. You would lose your freedom to protest in the streets, I think.
STU: You would go back to the -- I would hate to bring up the Nazis. You have to do it. Forty-six times per episode on the Glenn Beck Program, contractually obligated to do so.
And if you go back to the Nazis. Remember, how did Hitler really claim to take that mantel, that he had to take power.
It was the Reichstag fire.
And it was the groups under him, that initially supported Hitler.
That came along, and started doing terrible things. And he said, I have to step up. I have to do something here.
I have to expel these groups -- I have to break the Constitution because of what they are doing. People are supposedly on his side.
GLENN: This is top down, bottom up, inside out.
This is exactly what I've been warning about since 2008.
You empower the people on the streets. They're useful idiots.
You allow them to create chaos.
And then when the people cry out and say, enough is enough, then the government comes down with Draconian measures to crush them first.
But crush everyone else as well.
So they'll take control.
That is -- that's -- that's the plan, of leftists.
Top-down. Bottom-up. Inside out.
That's what it is.
You know, the other thing on it is, the Bubba Effect.
We have a terrorist problem in this country.
If they God forbid, do something like, I don't even want to say it. They do something that has been done before, in this country.
People will lose their mind.
And do you think the federal government is going to -- the one who just said, you know, hey, we care about Islamophobia. Over anti-Semitism. Do you think those people, who opened up our border, are going to have any credibility?
This is what the military had been planning for. I've been telling you that since 2008 too. Called the Bubba Effect.
And we are prime for all of those things.
That's why we just have to get down on our knees and pray. Because this is going to take a miracle. That only the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob could pull off.
It is. And we've got to -- we've got to stop putting our faith in men. And start putting our faith in God again. Let's do everything we can, to win the election. Let's do everything we can, to make sure that we are stable in our own lives.
But I would get down on your knees and pray. Because God is the only answer, to this particular problem, I believe.