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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 Oct. 12, 2012/ 26 Tishrei, 5773

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

By Deroy Murdock




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | An anonymous State Department official told the Associated Press last Tuesday: "That was not our conclusion" -- namely that a notorious YouTube video that lampooned the Islamic prophet Mohammed unleashed deadly mayhem upon America's consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

This denial should shock anyone who watched the news after U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were murdered on the 11th anniversary of September 11.

That anti-Islamic video's culpability certainly was the "conclusion" among top administration officials, including President Barack Obama. They fingered this video for eight days, even as evidence mounted that these Americans were slain in a commando-style operation that involved machine guns and mortar shells, not banners and placards.

As Fox News Channel's Bret Baier and Bill O'Reilly each detailed on Wednesday, Team Obama energetically promoted this now-repudiated "conclusion."

September 11: Despite anti-video demonstrations in Cairo, Benghazi is tranquil. According to U.S. diplomats, "everything is calm. There's nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside. No protests all day."

At 9:40 PM local time, however, gunfire and explosions rock the consulate.

September 12: As these homicides become clear, Obama says, "We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence. None." Obama then skips his daily intelligence briefing and jets to a Las Vegas fundraiser.

September 13: "The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares. "We absolutely reject its content and message."

September 14: "The unrest we've seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announces.

That day, as the murdered Americans' remains reach Andrews Air Force Base, Clinton says: "We have seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

September 16: United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice calls the violence "a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video."

September 18: Obama tells comedian David Letterman that he rejects the "extremely offensive video directed at Mohammed and Islam." Obama adds that "extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the consulate in Libya."

September 19: Team Obama abruptly changes tunes. National Counterterrorism Director Matthew Olsen informs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, "I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy."

Why would Team Obama essentially accuse a video of these murders, even as Lt. Col. Andrew Wood -- leader of a 16-man, dedicated military unit withdrawn from Libya last August -- called the hit "instantly recognizable" as terrorism?

During Obama's difficult campaign, that fantasy was far more palatable than this reality: a pre-meditated, well-executed al-Qaida strike on a U.S. mission eradicated four Americans, even after they longed for the security assistance that might have prevented them from coming home in caskets.

Amb. Stevens warned Washington that Libya "remains unpredictable, volatile, and violent."

Eric Nordstrom, a former U.S. security officer in Libya, told the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Wednesday that State documented 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012. Nordstrom consequently requested 12 more security personnel.

"You're asking for the sun, moon and the stars," a regional director complained. Nordstrom concluded that "we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident." He wondered, "How thin does the ice need to get until someone falls through?"

These inconvenient truths would have obviated Team Obama's "bin Laden is dead/al Qaida is comatose" re-election theme. Thus, the same government that apparently leaks secrets to make the president look tough evidently oozed falsehoods to keep him from looking weak.

In short: People died, Obama lied.

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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:

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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