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Glenn Beck on Why the Obama Admin. Is Leaving Out 'Al Qaeda' From Extremist Group's Name


"It is a very, very dangerous game."

President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Glenn Beck discussed President Barack Obama's statement about the recent airstrikes in Syria Monday, finding it noteworthy that President Obama spoke of a new extremist group -- Khorasan -- during his remarks.

The president said the United States took strikes to disrupt plotting against the United States Monday against operatives in Syria "known as the Khorasan group."

"What is Khorasan?" Beck said on his television program. "[Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper mentioned Khorasan for the first time last week. What is it? It's an Al Qaeda splinter group. Notice they're not saying 'Al Qaeda Khorasan.' They're just calling it Khorasan. Why?"

"The Pentagon claimed they have been watching Khorasan for a very long time, but it wasn't too long ago that this administration said Al Qaeda was decimated and on the run," Beck said. "But now they're an imminent threat? It doesn't add up, does it?"

President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Obama also said in his address that the United States will "ramp up" its effort to train and equip Syrian rebels since they are the "best counterweight to ISIL and the Assad regime."

"I'm telling you, we are assisting the overthrow of Assad and it is wildly dangerous," Beck said.

On his television program Thursday, Glenn Beck spoke about the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, which drew many of the borders in the Middle East that we see today. The agreement was designed to keep the Middle East divided, Beck said, so a caliphate could not rise up once more and threaten the power of the west. The Islamic State has openly stated that it is its goal to remove the borders of Sykes-Picot, and they are on their way to doing it in Syria and Iraq.

Beck has warned that, as longtime leaders lose power in the Middle East, Islamists are one step closer to erasing those borders and establishing a caliphate. Arming the Syrian rebels will make Syria one of the last "dominoes" to fall, Beck has said.

"I hope and I pray that this is not some part of a larger 'organizing the Arab world' adventure, but I'm afraid to tell you that I think it is," Beck concluded. "It is a very, very dangerous game because we have not learned anything from meddling in the Middle East."

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