We still don’t know who was behind the car bombing that killed the daughter of Aleksandr Dugin, a prominent Russian ultranationalist and alleged ally of President Vladimir Putin, on a highway outside of Moscow on Saturday. But whether it was a foreign strike or an inside job, it could have a devastating effect on the world.
On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck warned this could be an "Archduke Ferdinand" moment and talked about why he believes "we need to be very careful, very prayerful, and prepared."
"I believe this war with Russia, this proxy war, is going to end up being Biden's biggest failure and largest criminal scandal in American history," Glenn began, going on to suggest it could also lead to "the end of the western way of life if everything goes wrong, God forbid."
It appears that Dugin, who is often called "Putin's brain," was the intended target of the attack, but a last-minute decision to switch cars put Dugin's daughter, Daria Dugina, in the doomed vehicle at the time of the explosion. Now, Russia is blaming both America and Ukraine, while Dugin is calling for revenge and for Russia to ramp up attacks on Ukraine.
"[Ukraine President] Zelenskyy has warned of a nastier phase of war as Russia says the bombing was a contract killing from Ukraine," Glenn explained. "If Putin escalates this war ... I believe [the United States] will respond. I urge you to pray for the president and those in power around him," he added.
"A war at this time ... is the ultimate way to change the world," Glenn said. "Imagine if we had a devastating war. That's how worlds change. That's how everything changes."
He continued, "I hope this isn't it, and I don't think it is, but we don't know. I have been saying for a very long time that the next war will be fought in such a way that it will sneak up on you and we'll have an 'Archduke Ferdinand moment.' Nobody knew who Archduke Ferdinand was and we went into World War I over it. Nobody in the world really knows who Aleksandr Dugin is. I hope he's not the guy and this isn't the reason, but you need to know who he is because ... he is wildly dangerous."
"I tend to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Pray for your country, and pray for guidance and peace," Glenn said.
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