Glenn Beck warned America in the strongest of terms on Tuesday that military intervention in Syria could lead to World War III, with the United States squaring off against China, Russia and Iran.
Beck's warning came as Secretary of State John Kerry said it is "undeniable" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, something President Barack Obama has called a "red line" that would change our approach to the nation's civil war.
"I learned my lesson [in Iraq], he didn't," Beck said. "[John Kerry is] now going to repeat exactly the same thing."
But unlike with Iraq, when it was asserted that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was a clear and present threat to the United States, Beck said he hasn't heard the second part of that case made yet. If anything, it can be argued that intervention is what poses the threat.
"Why?" Beck asked. "Because today Russia and now China have added their name to the list of, 'Don't do anything in Syria.' So now we have Russia, Iran and China telling us, 'mind your own business.'"
Unless the U.S. is willing to get into World War III against the aforementioned powers and poke "another hornet's nest" of Islamic extremism, Beck said, you have to be "out of your mind" to intervene.
"We don't survive that," he said.
"You go against China, who buys all of our debt?" he asked, adding that Russia has already begun turning arms shipments from America to the Middle East.
"Don't screw with this," he said. "This is World War III in the making."
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Earlier in the program, Beck examined how we arrived at this point.
"What caused this? What caused the 100,000 to die?" he asked. "What caused the 100,000 to die was making the Tunisian cart guy into Rosa Parks, and allowing that to spread into Egypt. Now I'm saying we should stop people from wanting to be free, they have every right to want to be free...however, that's not what we did. We went in and destabilized - intentionally destabilized - the entire Middle East, and we did so with this crazy thought that everybody's the same. 'There's nothing unique about America, the American experiment, the American revolution -- that's nothing, that happens all the time...'"
And while many were cheering on the Arab Spring, Beck said, some were saying, "I don't like dictators in the Middle East and we should not be in bed with them, but to cheer this on is insanity because it will spread across the Middle East..."
"And so what happened?" he continued. "It spread across the Middle East, and they started to destabilize Syria...how many people have to die? We, our government, is partially responsible, and I think in large part responsible, for what is happening in the Middle East. Now when are we going to learn our lesson? Ever? Or will it be too late?"
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