Last night, we brought you Glenn Beck’s commentary regarding the establishment of an Islamic caliphate (something he says Islamists “are succeeding” at accomplishing).
Now, we have a report by Beck’s expert panel on radical Islam, including Retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, CBN News’ Erick Stakelbeck and Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy. The group discussed the potential calamity and international unrest that may be coming as a result of the growing prominence of radical Islamists. And it’s a segment that Beck categorized as “scary” on Thursday morning.
The segment, called “What’s Coming?,” explored what’s occurred in the past year and what, based on the events and rhetoric we’re seeing, may be on the way. The discussion opened with what Boykin called America’s achilles heel — the nation’s dependence on foreign oil — and the dangers this weak-spot poses to the country’s survival.
“If we lose Persian Gulf oil and then if Chavez was to cut off our oil coming out of Venezuela, we could not fight — we couldn’t re-open the Persian Gulf,” Boykin said.
While this, in itself, was concerning, Stakelbeck’s signaled warnings about Iran’s potential plans to seek the destruction of both Israel and America.
“I believe this is the year of reckoning for Iran’s nuclear weapons program,” he said. “I also believe that Iran might get this started off by instigating a proxy war on Israel’s borders.”
Later, Stakelbeck reiterated this warning and said that America, not Israel, is Iran’s main target.
“Our own Pentagon issued a report in 2010 saying that by the year 2015, Iran may have intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the East Coast of the United States within three years,” he said. “Those missiles will be nuclear-tipped. We are the ultimate prize. Israel is a bump in the road.”
Gaffney’s words mirrored these warnings.
“One of the things that the Iranians have repeatedly said in the person of the president is — not only do they want to wipe Israel off the map — that’s old news — but that a world without America is not only desirable, it’s achievable,” Gaffney claimed.
He continued, claiming that there is truly only be one way that such a demolition would be possible. Unfortunately, he said the method — electromagnetic pulse — is something the world has been watching Iran publicly prepare to have the capability to achieve. Back in November, Stakelbeck explained this method on the CBN News web site as follows:
A nuclear weapon detonated above the U.S. would emit powerful electromagnetic pulses, frying America’s electrical grid and shutting down necessities from cars to computers to airplanes and refrigerators.
“If you take a missile and you launch it over the United States and you detonate it with a nuclear warhead outside the atmosphere, you can crater this country,” Gaffney explained.
“I’m with these guys that there’s a war on,” he continued, referring to his co-panelists. “I don’t know where and I don’t know whether we’re in it — but it’s not going to be good for freedom.”
In describing the caliphate that may be forming, Boykin said that Turkey is going to be key. He said:
“What this Arab Spring…is also resulting in, is a huge power struggle that ultimately is going to bring about change in Turkey. Because Turkey wants very much to be the center of the caliphate as it is being established — as does Iran. We are going to see a substantially different turkey a year from now than we do now.”
Stakelbeck went on to claim that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “viciously anti-Israel” and that he all-too-frequently advises President Obama on issues related to the Arab Spring. According to Stakelbeck, the Turkish leader continues to assure the president that the Islamist movements are moderate and harmless, despite their potential dangers.
Boykin, too, said that Erdogan may prove to be a problem, as he was welcomed by the Muslim Brotherhood as the new head of the Islamic world — yet another clue that the caliphate may be on the horizon.
While the segment may be horrifying and concerning to some, it provided a great deal of information, especially concerning the infiltration of Islamist influence here in America. This, of course, is a subject we’ve discussed in detail on the Blaze.
Despite these warnings, Beck had a message about faith and the way in which all Americans can help stem the impending chaos.
“I will tell you the only answer…is God. Only turning back to him, doing the right things according to him,” he said. “He is begging us ‘get behind me, just get behind me…I’ll take care of it.’ A lot of pain coming. But miracles are coming as well.”
Watch this important segment, below: