As he has monitored the rise of ISIS, the resurgence of Russia and the collapse of the West’s moral order, radio host Glenn Beck has long warned the world that it is drifting closer to World War III.
“I wish we would have been wrong,” Beck said. “But we’re not.”
Beck warned that countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization might soon start calling for the invocation of Article Five, which requires all of NATO to respond if one member state is attacked. Turkey, which shot down a Russian jet on Tuesday near the Turkey-Syria border, is a NATO member.
“If anybody is talking about Article (Five) — and this could be brought up by France. I don’t think it will be brought up by Turkey, but it could be,” Beck said. “If anybody starts talking about Article (Five), that is the article in the NATO alliance that brings us all to war.”
Article Five was last invoked after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Beck also revealed the extent to which the Obama administration is complicit in ISIS’ rise to power. He shared a 2012 declassified Department of Defense document that discussed the possibility of a radical Islamic group opposing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
“If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist (orthodox Sunni) principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime,” the document states.
Beck said the Obama administration let ISIS flourish because “this president wanted an extremist Islamic group fighting Assad.”
“Team Obama would have you believe that ISIS caught them by surprise and we’re doing everything we can to destroy them,” Beck said. “In reality, they saw ISIS coming. They wanted ISIS to come.”
America is now “reaping what has been sown by our own president,” Beck said.