During a hearing (note: what hearing?) Democrats complained that Republicans were obstructing the process — what was that process? The appointing of bureaucrats who would belong to something Libs said would never come: death panels. They try to skirt around the issue by playing politically correct games with titles- but there is no avoiding the truth. Glenn shows the progressive pattern on radio today.
On radio today, Glenn mentioned the shocking video that hit the internet which appears to show Syrian rebel army leader Abu Sakkar cutting the heart out of a dead Syrian soldier and eating it. These are the radical rebels Obama is arming — so what does that mean for the new Syria when Assad is ousted?
“There’s two stories here that most people will just avoid. On the front page above the fold, Russians send better missiles to help Assad. The second story is war’s pressure is causing Syria to break apart. Even if Assad leaves, deep splits imperil the nation’s integrity. That’s good for Turkey, and remember who the best friend of the president is: Turkey. It’s good for Turkey, it is good for Iran, it is horrible, horrible for the Middle East.”
“We are fomenting democratic revolution and we are helping them break these things apart so there can be a new Caliphate. This will end up hurting Jordan and whatever crazy stability Saudi Arabia actually supplies.”
“Now, there’s one other story and I’m trying to confirm, I’m trying to confirm if this is one of the rebels or the rebel groups that we are actually supporting, and I just got this in. Human‑based ‑‑ or U.S.‑based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, well known rebel leader from the city of Homs, according to BBC News,” Glenn said. “This, we’re going to post, and I warn you it is absolutely horrific. Came to my attention yesterday afternoon. It is a Syrian rebel shooting a Syrian soldier and then coming over, taking a knife, jamming it into his chest, ripping his chest cavity open, cutting his heart out and then eating it. And it has been as confirmed as you can possibly get.”
“Now, what nobody is talking about is I believe these are the rebels we are arming. If you think you can have a better regime from a group of people who will actually eat soldiers’ hearts, you’re out of your mind. And this is what ‑‑ this is bigger than the scandal. This goes to your security. Are we arming the Syrian rebels? If we are, we’re in a de facto war with Russia because Russia is arming the Syrian army, and we are certainly on the wrong side!”
“This thing is going to turn into an absolute nightmare. Christians and Christian churches, you should be opening up your arms to any, any Christian that wants to come ‑‑ you should be reaching out to any Christian that wants to get out of the Middle East, any Jew that wants to get out of the Middle East, although I think the Jews are probably in the safest place. I was thinking about actually getting a place, someplace right in Jerusalem because at least I know God will protect that. We are ‑‑ we are battling powers of darkness beyond your wildest understanding.”
Glenn aired some of the Congressional hearing of the biased treatment of conservative groups by the IRS during his radio program today and it was a pretty sad spectacle. Ousted acting Commissioner Steven Miller tried to argue there were no politics at play whatsoever, it was just them trying to be more ‘efficient’ with their work. Riiiight.
“They are saying that ‘targeting; is a harsh word and we didn’t target anybody. Can you imagine if this was about gays? Jonah Goldberg just brought this up: This was about gays or women or anything like that what people would say. Do you think if they said that you were targeting civil rights organizations,” Glenn said.
Perhaps the most scathing comments to the IRS came from Rep. Michael Kelly, a Pennsylvania Republican.
“If you think it’s uncomfortable sitting over there you ought to be a private individual when the IRS is across from you asking you questions,” Kelly said.
TheBlaze put together some highlights from his speech, below are some of the best:
• “This kind of reconfirms that, you know what, they [the IRS] can do almost anything they want to anybody they want, anytime they want. This is very chilling for the American people.”
• “This is a Pandora’s Box that has been opened and I don’t think we can get the lid back on it.”
• “I don’t believe the White House just found out about this in a news report.”
• “I got to tell you, where you’re sitting, you should be outraged — and you’re not. The American people should be outraged, and they are.”
• “This reconfirms everything the American public believes! This is a huge blow to the faith and trust the American people have in their government!”
• “And when the IRS comes in, you’re not allowed to be shoddy, you’re not allowed to be run horribly, you’re not allowed to make mistakes, you’re not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn’t come in compliance. If you do, you’re held responsible right then.”
In light of the extraordinary news this week, Glenn decided to lift the ‘that guy’ audio ban and play some clips from the President on radio today. The sheer amount of lies and distortions coming out of the administration this week has been astounding.
“We have to go to Turkey and the press conference that the president had yesterday where, by the way, banning the moratorium on audio of his, no frivolous audio of his but have to be able to cover the scandals with him and his responses to the press and the press’ questions. I don’t know what happened to these people. It’s like the reverse, you know, invasion of the body snatchers happened. All of a sudden pods appeared and started spewing out a few good questions from these reporters,” Glenn said.
In 2010, along with Obamacare, the federal government also passed student loan reform legislation. Now all student loans come straight from the federal government.
Why? Well, the Obama administration claimed that “big banks” were earning “evil” profits off of the backs of students who are just trying to get an education. Yes, the “evil big banks” are yet again to blame. If you believe that, you’re probably not going to like what Glenn exposed this morning.
It seems the “big govt” is making more bank of the backs of America’s college students than “big banks”. After putting private banks out of the student loan business, thereby eliminating all competition, they’ve earned more than $51 billion dollars in profits.
$51 billion dollars off of the debt of students.
“The student indebtedness in the last few years has now gone up under this president 250%,” Glenn said. “So, if you are a student, you are in more debt, 250% more debt, than before this guy got into office. And the profit for the United States of America is $51 billion.”
Here’s the real kicker. The combined total profit for the big banks — not just student loan profits — is $51.9 billion.
“All of the big banks, Citi, Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, last year made a profit of $51.9 billion. The United States government, just on student loans, made $51 billion,” Glenn said.
That’s even more than the “evil” Exxon Mobile, who earned about $45 billion.
“This is why we can’t be soft spoken anymore,” Glenn noted. “And I don’t mean that we need to start yelling and screaming. I mean, we have to be bold. We have to be bold because ‑‑ no, no, no. We have to tell the truth. The power of the truth. There’s power behind the words of truth. And so you can shout them or you can softly speak them, but it is not you but the truth that gives those things power. So we have to just start telling the truth.”
TheBlaze.com broke a story this morning that has gained a surprisingly small amount of additional media attention.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan allegedly invited a special personal guest to accompany him on his visit to the U.S. this week.
According to Turkish media, the father of one of the radical Islamist activists killed in Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara in 2010 (the Gaza flotilla) was included as an invited guest in the prime minister’s delegation in the hopes he might be able to meet President Barack Obama.
Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old with both Turkish and U.S. citizenship, joined the Gaza flotilla where he expressed his desire for “martyrdom.” His father now wants the U.S. government to sue Israel over the raid in which the IDF says its forces were defending themselves from what appeared to them to be an organized attack launched by passengers armed with knives and metal bars as the commandos boarded the ship.
“According to Turkish media, the father of one of the radical Islamist activists killed in Israel’s raid on the Gaza flotilla was included as an invited guest in the prime minister’s delegation in hopes that he might meet the President,” Glenn said.
According to the report, the father wanted to give a letter to President Obama, so the Prime Minister added him to his entourage for the trip. While the Prime Minister said that he could give the letter to Obama, but it would be better for the father to give the letter to the President himself.
One of the major focuses of this meeting between the Turkish Prime Minister and President Obama was to improve Turkish/Israeli relations…and no one thought this was an important detail to report.
“No one, no one reported about this? No one knew? No one?” Glenn asked. ”Can we get some answers from the White House? Did you receive a letter from a, quote, martyr’s father about suing Israel on the same trip where you come out into the rose garden and you say you’re trying to normalize relations between Israel and Turkey and you’re standing next to the prime minister of Turkey who says that’s what he’s there for and yet the prime minister of Turkey has a guy on the delegation who he wanted to introduce to the president so he could ask him to sue Israel for the Gaza flotilla.”
As of this morning, the only outlets reporting on this story were Turkish media and the Jerusalem Post.
“Turkey is no doubt proud of it,” Pat commented. “And in Jerusalem they are reporting it because they’re aghast over it,” he later added.
While this administration may take a strong stance against Al Qaeda, they’re stance against terror is faulty, Glenn explained. He explained that while the average American following what it is happening in the Middle East put all terror groups into the evil category, that does not seem to be the case in the White House.
“Make no mistake: We are not against terror. We are against Al‑Qaeda. We are for terror. We really are. This administration, you have to understand, we lump ‑‑ we lump Al‑Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. You and I, we lump it together. This administration does not. We understand. It comes from the same root. It comes from Saudi Arabia. But one said, “Wait a minute. Saudi Arabia, you know, you’re off the ‑‑ you’re off the beaten course here and you’re with America.” And we helped design them. We helped fund them. We helped arm them, and we’re doing it again,” He said.
Tonight on The Glenn Beck program, Glenn discussed the abortion doctor in Houston and played video of women speaking out about what they saw. As horrible as the story is, it really is just the latest example of the larger spiritual darkness sweeping the country, something that Glenn spoke out against at the NRA. Get the story in the clip above from TheBlaze TV.
And below, Glenn and a panel of faith leaders discuss combating the spiritual darkness in America, and the discussion kicked off in a very rare fashion for a TV show:
Recent news has once again shed light onto the ever increasing need to engage your cyber security with the same vigilance as your personal security. All too often, our own complacency leaves us vulnerable to the exploitation efforts of the less than noble. You don’t need to be a skilled practitioner of computer science or a tech guru to keep yourself safe. You just need to know and employ the basics as discussed below:
Following these everyday practices will reduce your own likelihood of being victimized, and will help you to prepare today for a safer tomorrow.