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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 10, 2013/ 1 Sivan, 5773

Why Benghazi is biggest coverup since Watergate

By Deroy Murdock




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy," President Barack Obama told the United Nations last Sept. 25. A fortnight after the deadly attack on America's mission in Benghazi, Libya, Obama surely knew that an al-Qaida-propelled assault, not a YouTube recording, killed U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

As Wednesday's sworn testimony by three State Department whistleblowers demonstrated, this was just one of many lies deployed by Obama and other top officials. These lies nurtured the myth that "al-Qaida is on the path to defeat," as Obama claimed the day after Benghazi. With the truth conveniently obscured beyond Nov. 6, Obama won re-election as the man who supposedly killed both Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. In fact, only the former is dead.

Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, these diplomats shattered Team Obama's carefully crafted post-Benghazi narrative.

From the very start of this episode, U.S. officials called it an attack rather than a video-driven protest.


  • "Greg, we are under attack," Stevens said in his last words to Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Hicks, just before Stevens' cell phone clicked off on the night of Sept. 11.

  • In a newly revealed Sept. 12 e-mail to State Department staffers, a top Middle Eastern specialist named Elizabeth Jones recalls consulting Libya's ambassador in Washington. Jones wrote: "I told him that the group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic terrorists."

  • "The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya," Hicks testified under oath Wednesday. "The only report that our mission made through every channel was that there had been an attack on our consulate. ... No protest."

    In the May 13 issue of Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes carefully documents how Team Obama sanitized the CIA's initial talking points to erase al-Qaida's fingerprints from this attack. A Sept. 14 version of this document stated, "...we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qaida participated in the attack. ... Ansar al-Sharia's Facebook page aims to spread Sharia in Libya and emphasizes the need for jihad to counter what it views as false interpretations of Islam. ..."

    By the time the State Department and White House had whitewashed these talking points, a third version on Sept. 15 blandly explained: "There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations."

    The next day, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday morning talk shows. Relying on these doctored talking points, she told Fox News' Chris Wallace: "What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet." Rice added, "It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States."

    "I was stunned," Hicks testified, when Rice spoke on TV. "My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed." He added that Rice never spoke with him before doing her news interviews, even though -- after Stevens' assassination -- Hicks had become America's top diplomat in Libya.

    Team Obama has hindered Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, as he has tried to solve the Benghazi puzzle.

    Hicks testified that State Department officials ordered that "we were not to be personally interviewed by Congressman Chaffetz." He added that Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Miller, called after he met with Chaffetz. "She was very upset with me," Hicks said. "She delivered a blistering critique of my management style."

    Perhaps because he has failed to toe the Obama line, Hicks testified that "I've been effectively demoted from deputy chief of mission to desk officer."

    So, why this abundance of lies and obstruction?

    An al-Qaida-affiliated terror group targeted an American diplomatic facility and killed four U.S. public servants, including Washington's first ambassador to be murdered on duty since 1979. These facts completely undermined the myth that al-Qaida was in retreat since SEAL Team Six liquidated Osama bin Laden in May 2011. So, Team Obama buried these inconvenient truths beneath a sand dune of lies.

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    Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.



    Previously:

    05/03/13: Obama puts U.S. at risk to slam GOP

    04/25/13: U.S.-Mexican border welcomes terrorists

    04/19/13: In Boston bombing, left wrongly blames right

    04/12/13: U.S. tax code, 74,000 pages, lots of laughs

    04/05/13: Obama should share in Americans' sacrifices

    03/29/13: Karl Rove has no right to lecture conservatives

    03/22/13: Black votes could be GOP's secret weapon

    03/15/13: Dems, choose between rhetoric, reality

    03/08/13: GOP leaders need courage and stagecraft

    03/01/13: Sequester should chop federal fat, not bone

    02/22/13: Chuck Hagel's Greatest Hits

    02/08/13: Control government's guns

    02/01/13: GOP lacks guts, imagination on spending cuts

    01/25/13: How to guarantee the rich flee

    01/18/13: Limitless and lawless bipartisanship

    01/11/13: The most frightful environmental nightmare isn't

    01/04/13: 'Fiscal cliff' leaves GOP dazed, confused and fractured

    12/21/12: How sad that nearly every Democrat and too many Republicans cannot grasp a concept self-evident even to a Cuban Communist

    12/07/12: A simple fact on which every American should meditate

    11/30/12: GOP should hammer Left about racism

    11/21/12: How Squanto became a Thanksgiving symbol

    11/09/12: Obama's re-election bewilders

    11/05/12: Actually, Obama is growing the economy

    10/26/12: Romney's ignored Mitt-zvahs

    10/19/12: Obama's most dangerous disappointment

    10/12/12: About Behghazi, Obama lied, people died --- and few bother to cry (out)

    10/05//12: Obama the exacerbater

    09/28/12: Barack Obama, slacker-in-chief

    09/24/12: Citizens or subjects? Candidates offer choice

    08/17/12: Dems ignore own issues with Medicare

    08/13/12: Speech Romney should give on Bain

    07/20/12: Obama's green projects bleeding red

    07/13/12: EPA, why fine oil firms over fantasy biofuel?

    07/06/12: How about remembering Mexican victims of 'Fast and Furious'?

    06/29/12: Health-care victory will give Obama headaches

    06/22/12: Mitt Romney, get on bus

    06/18/12: The 'racist' Florida vote purge obeys federal law

    06/08/12: Scott Walker's win should propel big reforms, stiffen pols' spines

    06/01/12: Regulators regulate, and that's a problem

    05/25/12: WWII hero Karski to receive U.S. Medal of Freedom

    05/18/12: Not the behavior of normal Americans

    05/18/12: Spacemen to NASA: Cool it on global warming

    05/04/12: Libs want to plunge the penthouse

    04/27/12: Obama and company are pushing hard on the pedal for deadlier cars

    04/20/12: We don't need no stinkin' budget?

    04/14/12: New Reasons to Hate Obamacare

    04/06/12: Team Obama plays energy policy for laughs

    03/30/12: Twitchy Dems need to let workers put tax-cut money in retirement funds

    03/23/12: Why not $100-an-hour minimum wage?

    03/15/12: The real (high) cost of Obama's health care act

    03/09/12: Race-baiting Dems oppose voter ID

    03/02/12: Forget kids --- today's debt hurts adults

    02/24/12: Dems arise against Obamacare

    02/17/12: The voting dead are understated

    02/10/12: Holder takes on 'racist' photo-ID cards: Prejudice is widespread --- even Obama backed them

    02/03/12: On tax plans, Gingrich trumps Romney

    01/27/12: Photo IDs can protect elections, let dead rest

    01/20/12: Romney runs hot and cold on global warming

    01/13/12: Economic freedom declines in U.S.

    01/06/12: Time to yank off Mitt's mask

    12/23/11: Boehner hands Dems a gift

    12/15/11: The U.S. could learn much from Hong Kong

    12/09/11:$687 billion is available to Congress free of strings

    12/02/11: Obama criticizes Wall Street but takes money from it

    11/18/11: Puerto Rico shows Washington the way

    11/11/11: Take heed, America: In Ohio even left-wing unionists voted to repeal ObamaCare

    10/28/11: Thanks, Netanyahu, for surge of hardened terrorists

    10/24/11:The Obama Spend-O-Rama

    10/17/11: Cain stakes his viable claim just by showing up

    10/07/11: Green jobs are national scandal

    10/04/11: Obama proudly declares class war

    09/23/11: Obama wrong about ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress

    09/16/11: Obama needs Ryan's vision on jobs

    09/09/11: Reaganomics trounces Obamanomics

    09/02/11: Labor leaders to Obama: Stop killing jobs

    08/26/11: Pro-market Perry vaults over Romney in GOP race

    08/19/11: Some rich Americans will not rest until Washington boosts their taxes

    08/12/11: Hope, change and free birth control for all

    08/05/11: Debt deal does virtually nothing

    07/21/11: Dems pro-choice on abortion but little else

    07/15/11: Debt deception: If only Dems were honest and GOPers were courageous

    07/08/11: Congress' war on light bulb blows up





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