Glenn Beck asked on Tuesday why exactly we are not discussing treason or impeachment with regard to the president’s recent decision to waive restrictions under a federal law that prohibits arming terrorists.
“Just so we are all clear on this, let me read article 3, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution about treason,” Beck said. “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
Beck noted that he recently said in a New York Times article that he has never called for the impeachment of President Obama.
“At the time I said that, I suspected that we were giving aid and comfort and weapons to Al Qaeda, but I was still holding out some sort of hope that you could never really prove it, I guess, he wasn’t knowinglydoing it,” Beck said. “But by him waiving this law, he has admitted that he knows he is giving aid and comfort to a global terrorist organization, because there’s no other reason to waive that law!”
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Beck brought in Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, to weigh in on the issue.
“It is certainly likely, not just possible, likely that we will have a regional conflagration in the Middle East within the year,” Gaffney agreed. “And will that translate – you point back to 1914 – will that translate to a world war? It’s entirely possible.”
With regard to the law being waived, Gaffney remarked: “At a minimum, he is aiding unspecified terrorists and in practice, because the principle terrorist elements in Syria at the moment are Al Qaeda and their kissing cousins…the Muslim Brotherhood.”
“So yes, he knows that’s who’s getting arms and probably funds and training, and he has to put this [little] law out of the way,” Gaffney added. “It’s kind of refreshing that he actually notices there is a legal impediment to this kind of misconduct, but it does raise [the question], I think you’re absolutely right — has he crossed the red line into treason?”
Gaffney also spoke out about a man named Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security advisory council who he says has “extensive ties and unmistakable sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Despite the numerous red flags — including Elibiary’s successful efforts to have certain explanations of radical Islam purged from the training documents for members of the military and intelligence community — it seems Elbiary just received a promotion.
“We’ve got an interview coming up [with] him in which he makes clear his affinity for the Muslim Brotherhood. He makes clear it is his purpose to stop the prosecution of people in connection with material support for terrorism,” Gaffney said. “That’s not something, I believe, we need informing our Homeland Security Department.”
Beck concluded by strongly urging viewers enough to watch Gaffney’s entire course on the Muslim Brotherhood at MuslimBrotherhoodInAmerica.com.
You can also see more of Gaffney’s discussion of Elibiary on TheBlaze TV, below:
- Glenn Beck: “I personally am calling to impeach the POTUS” (therightscoop.com)
- 50 Shades of Treason (trevorloudon.com)
- Obama waives ban on arming terrorists, Glenn Beck calls for impeachment (bizpacreview.com)
- Beck: Impeach Obama, McCain (politico.com)
- Glenn Beck Calls for Obama Impeachment (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Glenn Beck: ‘I Personally Am Calling for the Impeachment of the President of the United States’ (mediaite.com)