Glenn Beck Claims This Scary Prediction He Made Years Ago Is Now Coming True

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.

h/t: TheBlaze

BREAKING: Obama Just Responded To Downed Russian Plane With Startling Message To Putin

President Obama blamed Russia on Tuesday for its warplane being shot down by the Turkish air force.

Speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande, Obama said that officials are still gathering facts and urged the two sides to avoid escalating the situation.

“Turkey has a right to defend its territory and its airspace,” the president said.

“I do think that this points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations,” he added. “In the sense that they are operating very close to a Turkish border, and they are going after moderate opposition that are supported by not only Turkey but a wide range of countries.”

He said that if Russia directed its efforts toward the Islamic State, “some of those conflicts, or potentials for mistakes or escalation, are less likely to occur,” according to Fox News

(See minute 29:00 below regarding the Russian aircraft downing.)

As reported by Western Journalism, earlier today Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced Turkey’s actions as a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.” Putin warned of “significant consequences” for relations with the nation. 

Turkey and NATO had used similar language to alert Russia that if it continued to venture into Turkish airspace, it would be courting “extreme danger” and experience “serious consequences.”

NATO called a special emergency meeting to address the incident. “At the request of Turkey, the North Atlantic Council will hold an extraordinary meeting at (1600 GMT). The aim of this extraordinary NAC is for Turkey to inform Allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” a NATO official told AFP

Russia appears to be deciding its next move, but Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova informed the media on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has already cancelled an upcoming trip to Turkey as a result of the downed plane.

Breaking: Immediately After Turkey Downed The Russian Jet, Something ‘Extraordinary’ Is Happening

After the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish military, things have been developing quickly; and now NATO is planning what is being called an “extraordinary meeting” to address this touchy international situation.

The emergency meeting is set for 5 pm Brussels time to discuss a response to the shooting down of the Russian plane near the Syrian border, and was called at Turkey’s request.

“At the request of Turkey, the North Atlantic Council will hold an extraordinary meeting at (1600 GMT). The aim of this extraordinary NAC is for Turkey to inform Allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” a NATO official told AFP.

Russia appears to still be in the midst of deciding its next move. But Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova did tell the media today that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has already cancelled an upcoming trip to Turkey as a result of the downed plane.

Larov has also noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself has told his ministers that this is a turning point in relations with Turkey and that it “cannot but affect Russian-Turkish relations. In this regard, it decided to cancel the meeting, which was planned for tomorrow.”

The Syrians have called the downing of the jet a “new crime.” But the Turks insist that the Russian pilots transgressed Turkish airspace, and there is some evidence that the Turks are right.

“This isn’t an action against any specific country. Our F-16s took the necessary steps to defend Turkey’s sovereign territory,” a Turkish official said in an email sent to the media.

There is still the question of whether it was a surface-to-air missile that downed the warplane or if it was a Turkish F-16 that did the deed.

Both pilots of the Russian jet were seen ejecting from their plane, but Syrian rebels have already reported that at least one of those pilots is dead. There is still no information on the whereabouts of the second pilot, but there were also reports that the Syrian rebels were firing with small arms at the pilots as they descended in their parachutes.

The downing of the Russian jet is worrisome to many as it sets up the first direct confrontation between a NATO-allied country and non-NATO Russia.

The situation is fluid and still developing.

Look At The Chilling Warning Turkey Sent Russia Just 4 Days Before Shooting Down The Jet

Late last week, Turkey warned Russia it would face “serious consequences” if it did not cease bombing Turkmen villages near the country’s Syrian border.

The BBC reported that “the Russian ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to hear the protest.”

This warning came on top of one last month by NATO’s governing body, the North Atlantic Council, notifying Moscow that it was courting “extreme danger” by sending planes into Turkish air space, according to Fox News. Turkey is a NATO member nation.

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power launched a ground offensive on the mainly Turkmen villages in Bayir Bucak, in northwest Syria.

“[A] U.S. defense official [confirmed] that radar tracks validate Turkey’s claims that the aircraft entered its airspace and refused to leave, despite repeated warnings. The official added that two Turkish F-16s fired heat-seeking air-to-air missiles at the Russian aircraft,” according to Fox News.

“This will get complicated,” the official said

NATO has called an emergency meeting in Belgium to address the crisis.

The aim of this extraordinary North Atlantic Council meeting is for Turkey to inform allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” NATO deputy spokesperson Carmen Romero told the Associated Press.

As reported by Western Journalism, the act was denounced by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

Putin warned of “significant consequences” for relations with Turkey. He complained that Turkey first disclosed the incident to its NATO allies and not Russia.

Russia-Turkey relations will drop below zero,” said Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for the Study of Strategic Trends.

Russia, under Putin’s leadership, has taken an increasingly aggressive stand towards the West, including the invasion and annexation of Crimea, as well as military flights near the borders of the United States and other NATO allies.

Breaking: Putin Furious After Getting ‘Stabbed In The Back’ By Another Nation- Threatens Big ‘Consequences’

NATO warned Russia that this would happen. Now it has, and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is raging.

A Russian Sukhoi-24 jet was shot down Tuesday by Turkish forces after the jet crossed into Turkish airspace and refused demands to leave.

The act was denounced by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

Putin warned of “significant consequences” for relations with Turkey. He complained that Turkey first disclosed the incident to its NATO allies and not Russia.

Russia-Turkey relations will drop below zero,” said Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for the Study of Strategic Trends.

“It’s very much the last thing that’s needed right now, especially in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, when there was hope that Russia could form an alliance with France and with the United States against ISIS,” said Sajjan Gohel, international security director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

“This is a situation that unfortunately was almost inevitable at some point, because Turkey has long been accusing Russia of interfering in their airspace,” Gohel said. “They’ve threatened them in the past. And even though economic relations between the two countries are strong — politically, there have been tensions recently.”

Although Putin said the jet was in Syrian airspace, an American defense official told Fox News that radar validates Turkey’s claim that the incident happened over their country. A second official said the plane was warned three times to leave Turkish airspace.

Two Turkish F-16s fired heat-seeking air-to-air missiles at the Russian aircraft. Russia claimed that artillery fire downed the jet.

“The aircraft entered Turkish airspace over the town of Yaylidag, in the southeastern Hatay province,” a Turkish statement read. “The plane was warned 10 times in the space of 5 minutes before it was taken down.”

Syrian rebels later claimed they killed one of the Russian pilots after he ejected.

NATO had warned Russia in October of “extreme danger” in sending planes into Turkish air space.

“Understand this: Turkey is a country whose warnings should be taken seriously and listened to. Don’t test Turkey’s patience. Try to win its friendship,” tweeted Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States.

h/t: Fox News