BOMBSHELL: Under guise of foreign aid, USAID funding terror groups with taxpayer money

The larger a government gets, the more corrupt it tends to become, and in America our government has gotten so big that no one even seems to know exactly how many government agencies exist. If you ask the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the answer is 60. The Administration Conference of the United States says it's 115, and the Department of Justice reports there are at least 252.

The truth is we have a bureaucracy of unknown number and size side-stepping Congress and pursuing policies the American taxpayers would never approve. Case in point, a National Review report last week revealed that the Obama Administration knowingly approved a grant of at least $115,000 (provided by tax dollars) to fund a designated terror organization with direct links to Osama bin Laden.

The story goes back 14 years when the US Treasury Department caught a group called the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) raising funds to help Jihadist groups, including $5 million for Osama bin Laden himself. The ISRA even reportedly helped "relocate [bin Laden] to secure safe harbor for him." The Treasury Department designated ISRA as a "terror-financing organization."

But, wait, there's more …

The story doesn't end there. Ten years after the terrorist-financing designation, the Obama administration specifically approved a grant of at least $115,000 to the ISRA — even after learning of its connections to Osama bin Laden.

The agency within the Obama administration that officially signed off on the dubious grant was a group called the U.S. Agency for International Development, otherwise known as USAID. In July 2014, USAID awarded $723,405 to an international evangelical charity, World Vision Inc., of which $200,000 was to be directed to ISRA. According to USAID, World Vision alerted the granter of the ISRA's terrorist-financing designation but, incredibly, $125,000 of the original grant amount was still authorized.

Who is USAID?

According to their website, USAID "leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance." So, they're a foreign aid group — that's good, right? But if that's the case, why were they running a top-secret espionage program in Cuba to push people toward dissent, as was disclosed during the Obama administration? Isn't that why we have the CIA, an intelligence agency that faces oversight by Congress and reports directly to the president?

"One government agency consistently pops up right at the center of some of our darkest and most closely guarded secrets … It is the United States Agency for International Development," said Glenn Beck on today's show. "The more you look into USAID, the more shocked you will become."

USAID's dubious undertakings go all the way back to the Cold War. In the late 1950's, a USAID official named Dan Mitrione became notorious throughout Latin America for giving South American police forces "instruction in torture and techniques [that] were copied from the Nazis." This included genital mutilation and forced sterilization.

From 1996 and 1998, at least 300,000 Peruvian women — all from poor backgrounds — were sterilized against their will during a campaign that "came about as a poverty reduction strategy." The campaign received $35 million in funding from USAID.

"I told you this gets dark, but we're just getting started," explained Glenn.

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This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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