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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 Sept. 12, 2013/ 8 Tishrei, 5774

Asking Questions About Benghazi, One Year Later

By Bob Tyrrell



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It has now been just over a year since a group of terrorists overwhelmed our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and killed four Americans, one of whom was our ambassador, two of whom were former SEALs. Today, we know little more than we did then, despite the bluster of the then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and of President Barack Obama, who has gone on to other problems. Incidentally, former Secretary of State Clinton is now in retirement and ceaselessly roaming the country lecturing for enormous honoraria. She is, according to the press, the "inevitable" Democratic nominee, and, according to the likes of Time magazine's Joe Klein, the most talented and credentialed candidate for the presidency in "many a moon."

Still, she has not seen to it that the American people have been informed about the circumstances surrounding the death of Americans in Benghazi, and apparently in her travels around the country, no one has seen fit to discomfit her with questions about the State Department's handling of Benghazi. Maybe they fear she would shut them down the way she shut down an inquiring United States senator with her witty riposte "What does it matter?" When she said that, she appeared to be ranting.

The troubling fact is that we know little more today about Benghazi than we did a year ago, and Benghazi is now in danger of being erased from memory by all the subsequent Obama administration scandals. The Prophet Obama did not respond to questions about Benghazi even during his campaign, when he should have been held accountable. Moreover, his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, was depicted by the press as boorish and vaguely misguided for even raising a question about Benghazi during the campaign.


I have put reporters on the case, and they have not been able to get a response or even an acknowledgment from the White House. For instance, the indefatigable Robert Stacy McCain has asked the White House without getting a response where the president was the night of Benghazi. Could he see a timeline? "We still have not gotten an answer," he writes, "and most of the media seem to have lost all interest in the question. White House correspondents have let themselves be played like chumps, treated like court stenographers whose job is to transcribe the administration's talking points." Chris Wallace of Fox News did make bold to ask the president's senior advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, about the president's whereabouts that night. Yet, Pfeiffer was evasive.

There are other questions to ask. Someone dragged into the White House's talking points an anti-Muslim tape. Who did this? That cannot be too hard to discover. Allegedly, the head of CIA, General David Petraeus, and his colleagues prepared talking points that did not include the tape. Who was responsible for inserting the tape into the talking points? Why did the White House try to deny that the attack was a premeditated terrorist attack? The former Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf said last Sept. 16 that the attack was planned, but the administration continued for days to say there was no evidence it was a planned attack. Who was responsible for this misinformation? Did it come from the State Department or the White House?

What about embassy security? Has there been a record of weak security at diplomatic complexes? I am told there is. Who is responsible for that security? I am told that an old Clinton administration aide, Patrick F. Kennedy, is responsible. Is this so? Is it true that he divides his duties between embassy security and something laughably called the State Department's "Greening Council," a project to improve the environmental sustainability of the State Department's facilities? Is there evidence that then-Secretary of State Clinton knew that the embassies and consulates in the region were in danger? Maybe after a thorough inquiry her presidential prospects will not be quite so promising. By the way, what about rescuing our people in Benghazi that night in September 2012? Were there troops on the ground capable of doing it? How about nearby, say in Italy? Who was responsible for those troops? Did someone countermand their orders?

Obviously there are important questions here, and I am sure Congress can come up with additional ones. Congress's problem, and ours, is that the Obama administration keeps accumulating scandals.

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