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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 September 24, 2012/ 8 Tishrei, 5773

How long can Obama and the media bodyguard his lies?

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | On Sept. 11, a mob -- some of whose members were armed with AK-47 automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades -- attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Chris Stevens, our ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans.

Leaders of that mob, and of another that attacked the U.S. embassy in Cairo, said they were motivated by outrage over a video posted on YouTube that mocked the Prophet Muhammad.

That was just a pretext, said Noman Benotman, a Libyan-born analyst at a British think tank devoted to anti-terrorism research. The attack had been planned for months. It's purpose was to avenge Abu Yaya al-Libi, al-Qaida's No. 2, who was killed in a drone strike in June. Col. Wolfgang Pusztai, who until last month was the defense attache of Austria's mission to Libya, agreed.

The attack appeared planned because it was so extensive and because of the "proliferation" of small and medium weapons at the scene, Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy told members of Congress.

The protest in Egypt was planned well before news of the video circulated, Eric Trager of the Washington Center for Near East Policy told USA Today. Its purpose was to demand the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheikh," who is serving a life sentence for having masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

The attack on the consulate was a well-organized, two-part operation that used civilians protesting the video as cover, said Wanis el-Sharef, deputy interior minister for eastern Libya.

"It was planned, definitely," Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf told Bob Schieffer of CBS Sunday. "It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago."

But last Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said: "This is not a case of protests directed at the United States, writ large, or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive and -- to Muslims."

"This was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack," U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said Sunday. "What happened initially was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video."

Why did Ms. Rice and Mr. Carney say what so obviously is false?

D-Day -- the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy -- succeeded in large part because the Allies convinced the Nazis the invasion would come at the Pas de Calais, on a different date.

"In war-time, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," said Winston Churchill.

President Obama has had his own bodyguard of lies, which has kept his candidacy afloat. The president can't run for re-election on his record, because it's been so poor. So he's strived to make the campaign about Mitt Romney. The major media have done all they can to help.

"Over the past several months, there hasn't been one major political story line pushed by the mainstream press that hasn't been perfectly in sync with the Obama campaign's strategic messaging plan," said Investors' Business Daily in an editorial last Friday.

News that reflects poorly on the president is downplayed or ignored. Both the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve have warned that the massive increase in the national debt since Mr. Obama assumed office has put us at the edge of the fiscal cliff. But the broadcast and cable television networks have devoted more air time to Mitt Romney's tax returns.

The events of 9/11/12 make it plain President Obama's policy of outreach to Islamists is an epic fail. But for ABC, NBC and CBS, the big story last week wasn't the collapse of Mr. Obama's Mideast policy; it was Mitt Romney's criticism of it. The day after the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi, the broadcast networks devoted 20 times as many broadcast minutes to criticisms of Mr. Romney as to the consequences of the collapse of the administration's policy. No wonder Mr. Obama and his aides think they can lie with impunity.

But sometimes the truth is so important it can't be ignored, so obvious it can't be obfuscated. The powerful pictures coming out of the Middle East, and what they portend, will be hard for the president's bodyguard of liars to spin.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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