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CBN NewsWatch: January 23, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 23: Clinton grilled on U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi; Netanyahu wins Israeli elections but Left makes gains; American pastor jailed in Iran barred from trial; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

CLINTON ON CAPITOL HILL.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE ANSWERS

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BENGHAZI

CONSULATE ATTACK.

PLUS THE RESULTS SURPRISED MANY

IN ISRAEL.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE IN

THAT NATION.

AND WHY PORN IS NO LONGER A

PROBLEM FOR MEN.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE

SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK IN BENGHAZI,

SECRETARY OF STATE HILARY

CLINTON ANSWERED QUESTIONS ON

CAPITOL HILL.

SHE SAID HER PARTY IS COMMITTED.

THIS MAYBE HER LAST APPEARANCE

REPORTER: SHE WAS

COMBATIVE, BUSINESS LIKE AND

SOMETIMES EMOTIONAL.

I STOOD NEXT TO PRESIDENT

OBAMA AS THE MARINES CARRIED THE

CASKETS, I PUT MY ARMS AROUND

THE MOTHERS AND WIVES LEFT

BEHIND TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN

REPORTER: THEY WANTED TO KNOW

WHETHER THE WHITE HOUSE

PERCEIVED THE MAGNITUDE OF THE

GROWING DANGER FROM AL-QAEDA.

DESPITE THE THINKING OF WHEN

OSAMA BIN LADEN GONE IT WAS THE

END OF AL-QAEDA.

NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM

THE TRUTH.

THE ARAB SPRING IS USHERED A

TRUTH AL-QAEDA IS ON THE RISE.

THE WORLD IS EVEN MORE

DANGEROUS.

REPORTER: THE EXCHANGE CAME

WHEN WISCONSIN SENATOR RON

JOHNSON, THE MURDERS STRIKED

DURING RIOTS OF AN ANTI-MUSLIM

FILM.

AGAIN, WE WERE MISLED AND

THERE WERE PROTESTS AND

SOMETHING SPRANG OUT OF THAT.

THAT WAS EASILY NOT THE FACT.

THE FACT IS WE HAD FOUR DEAD

AMERICANS, BECAUSE OF A PROTEST

OF GUYS OUT FOR A WALK ONE NIGHT

DECIDED THEY WOULD KILL

AMERICANS, WHAT DIFFERENCE AT

THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE?

REPORTER: SECRETARY CLINTON

STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS

BEEFING UP SECURITY AROUND THE

WORLD.

HER LIKELY SUCCESSOR JOHN KERRY

WILL HAVE TO DETERMINE THE SIZE

OF THE GROWING THREAT OF

AL-QAEDA AND WHAT IF ANYTHING

UNITED STATES IS GOING TO DO

ABOUT IT, JOHN WAAGE, CBN NEWS.

THANKS, JOHN.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS TRY TO PASS A

PLAN.

LEGISLATION WILL GIVE THE

GOVERNMENT ENOUGH LEEWAY TO MEET

THREE MORE MONTHS OF OBLIGATIONS

AND A DEFAULT.

DEMOCRATS LIKE THE PLAN.

WHITE HOUSE WON'T OPPOSE IT.

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE PENTAGON,

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON

PANETTA LIFTS THE BAN ON WOMEN

IN COMBAT MEANING THEY CAN SERVE

ON THE FRONT LINES IN BATTLE.

1995 RULE KEEPING WOMEN OUT OF

SMALLER GROUND COMBAT UNITS.

AMERICAS TOP COMMANDER IN

AFGHANISTAN HAS BEEN CLEAR THAT

LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF FORMER

CIA GENERAL DAVID PATRAEUS.

THE PENTAGON SAYS GENERAL JOHN

ALLEN DID NOT ENGAGE WITH A

WOMAN LINKED TO THE PATRAEUS

SCANDAL.

ALLEN ALWAYS MAINTAINED HE DID

NOTHING WRONG.

WHITE HOUSE SAID TODAY ALLEN'S

NOMINATION WILL GO FWORD.

PRIME MINISTER DAVID KAMERON IF

RE-ELECTED HE PLANS TO

RENEGOTIATE WITH THE EU WITH A

CHOICE TO STAY IN OR GET OUT.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT BROUGHT ON

WARNINGS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES.

THE LEGISLATION WILL BE DRAFTED

BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION SO IF

IT PARTY WINS IT CAN BE DRAFTED

QUICKLY.

ISRAELIS WENT TO THE POLLS

VOTING FOR A CHANGE IN THE

GOVERNMENT.

CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS ON THE

SURPRISING RESULTS ON AN

ELECTION THAT SAW THE HIGHEST

TURNOUT IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

REPORTER: AS EXPECTED

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU'S PARTY

RECEIVED THE MOST SEATS.

CENTER LEFT PARTIES RECEIVED THE

MOST SEATS.

SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE AS 60 SEAT

AS PEACE.

BIG NEWS IS EMERGENCE OF YAIR

LAPID.

IT IS THE BIG NEWS, THAT IS

WHAT IS COMING OUT, THAT IS WHAT

THE ISRAELI ELECTORATE IS COMING

OUT.

HE GOES INTO NEGOTIATIONS

WEAKER.

SOME BELIEVE LAPID CAN HELP.

OTHERS ARE UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHAT

THE NEXT ISRAELI GOVERNMENT WILL

LOOK LIKE.

WITH A DIVIDED ELECTORATE

ISRAELIS WILL BE GOING TO THE

POLLS IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT

FUTURE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, TEL

AVIV.

JOINING US NOW IS DAVID

RUBEN, FROM THE BIBLICAL HEART

LAND AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

"ISLAMIC TSUNAMI ISRAEL AND

AMERICA IN THE AGE OF OBAMA."

.

THANK YOU, GOOD TO BE WITH

YOU.

NETANYAHU WON, HOW DIFFICULT

IS IT GOING TO BE RULING FOR

HIM?

IT IS GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT

TASK.

WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS FORM A

COALITION WHICH WILL CONSIST OF

A COMBINATION OF RIGHT WINGED

AND LEFT OF CENTER AND RELIGIOUS

PARTIES AND IT IS GOING TO TAKE

A FEW PARTIES TO GET TO THAT

MAJORITY IN THE ISRAELI

PARLIAMENT.

HE HAS BEEN PRIME MINISTER A

COUPLE OF TIMES ALREADY, SO I

THINK HE IS UP TO THE TASK.

WILL NETANYAHU STRUGGLE AND

BE IMPACTED BY THIS ELECTION?

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE

TWO MAIN, TWO TO THREE MAIN

POLITICAL PARTIES THAT ARE GOING

TO BE IN THE COALITION MOST

LIKELY, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO

GIVE IN TO THE IRANIANS WHATEVER

THE WORLD PRESSURES MIGHT BE FOR

ISRAEL NOT TO TAKE GRANT OF

ACTION.

CHANCES ARE LIKELY ISRAEL WILL

BE TAKING PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION

SOME TIME WITHIN THE YEAR UNLESS

SOMEONE ELSE DOES IT FOR US.

YOU THINK IT COULD BE THE

YEAR?

I AM NOT THE ONE WATCHING THE

CLOCK.

PRIME MINISTER AND HEADS OF

SECURITY ARE WATCHING THE CLOCK

CAREFULLY.

THEY ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT

THAT OFTEN.

SOME TIME IN 2013 OR AT THE

LATEST, SOME TIME IN 2014, WE

ARE GOING TO SEE THE IRANIANS

PASSING THE NUCLEAR THRESHOLD.

THAT IS A MORTAL DANGER FOR

ISRAEL AND DANGER FOR THE REST

OF THE WORLD AS WELL AS WESTERN

CIVILIZATION.

DAVID IN A FEW SECONDS

REMAINING, HOW WILL THIS

ELECTION IMPACT U.S.-ISRAEL

RELATIONSHIP?

THE YESHATI PARTY WHICH

SHARES VIEWS WITH NETANYAHU AND

RELIGIOUS DIE NAS OF THE JEWISH

HOME PARTY ARE THE TWO MOST

LIKELY PARTICIPANTS.

IF THEY ARE THEN YOU ARE GOING

TO SEE ISRAEL STANDING STRONG BY

ITS PRINCIPLES.

MAYBE FRICTION WITH THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION AS IT WAS IN THE

FIRST FOUR YEARS.

THERE MAY NEED TO BE FRICTION.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ISRAEL TO

STAND BY ITS PRINCIPLES AND NOT

CAVE TO PRESSURE.

DAVID RUBIN, THANKS FOR BEING

WITH US.

THANK YOU, WENDY.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

WENDY: HERE AT HOME,

RESIDENTS FROM THE DAKOTAS TO

THE EAST COAST, EXPERTS WARN THE

FREEZING TEMPS CAN BE DANGEROUS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.

I DON'T WANT TO GO OUT OF THE

HOUSE.

IT IS LIKE NEEDLES STICKING

IN YOUR FACE.

REPORTER: MORE THAN 100

MILLION PEOPLE WAKING UP IN AN

ICEBOX THIS MORNING.

WIND CHILL ADVISORIES POSTED IN

15 STATES FROM MIDWEST TO EAST

COAST.

ON TUESDAY, WIND CHILL IN MAINE

50 BELOW, GREAT LAKES, MINUS 40,

NORTH CAROLINA, 10 BELOW.

EXTREME IS BLAMED FOR AT LEAST

FOUR DEATHS.

A 150 CAR PILE UP IN OHIO.

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE AT RISK

FOR HYPOTHERMIA OR FROSTBITE.

YOU CAN EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS

OF FROSTBITE 5-10 MINUTES.

REPORTER: COLD TEMPERATURES

CAN MAKE IT UNCOMFORTABLE

INSIDE.

IT SIMPLY FROZE THE WATER

SERVICE.

YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

WASH YOUR HANDS, CAN'T DO THAT,

NO COFFEE, NO TOILET.

CAN'T.

REPORTER: METEOROLOGIST SAYS

THE WEATHER IS LIKELY TO GET

WORSE, COLDER CONDITIONS COMING

IN BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

THIS AIR MASS SET IN FROM THE

PLAINS FROM THE MID ATLANTIC IN

AT LEAST A COUPLE OF YEARS.

REPORTER: HIGH TEMPERATURES

ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW

FREEZING UNTIL AT LEAST THE

WEEKEND.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

WENDY: SURE IS COLD IN

VIRGINIA.

THE DIRE FLU SEASON COULD BE

WORSE.

THE GERMS ARE MORE LIKELY TO

SPREAD TO OTHERS INSIDE.

COMING UP, WE SPEAK TO THE WIFE

ON AN AMERICAN PASTOR IMPRISONED

IN IRAN.

STAY WITH US.

WENDY: WELCOME BACK.

A FAMILY FRIEND TRYING TO

ARRANGE BAIL FOR PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI HAS BEEN THREATENED BY

THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT.

HE WAS TOLD IF HE DOESN'T STOP

TRYING TO ASSIST THE FAMILY HIS

HOUSE WOULD RAIDED.

THE PASTOR'S BAIL WAS DENIED.

HE IS CHARGED WITH UNDERMINING

NATIONAL SECURITY STARTING HOUSE

CHURCHES IN THE ISLAMIC

REPUBLIC.

HIS CASE IS BEING HEARD BY A

NOTORIOUS FOR THIS.

I SPOKE WITH HIS WIFE.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE IRANIAN

GOVERNMENT IS TARGETING YOUR

HUSBAND?

TO USE HIM AN EXAMPLE.

HIS CONVERSION WAS SO RADICAL.

HE WAS SO PASSIONATE AND IT WAS

WIDESPREAD.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAME TO KNOW

CHRIST WITHIN A FEW YEAR'S

PERIOD.

THEY SEE HIM AS A THREAT.

THEY SEE YOUNG PEOPLE BECOMING

CHRISTIANS AND SEE THAT AS A

HUGE THREAT TO THEIR SECURITY

AND SEE SAEED AS A THREAT.

WENDY: WHY DO YOU THINK THEY

ARE NOT FIGHTING MORE FOR YOUR

BEHALF?

THEY HAVE TAKEN MORE ACTION.

WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH

THEM AND ASKED THEM TO DO MORE

AND TO -- WE ASKED THEM TO

DEMAND SAEED ABEDINI'S RELEASE.

HIM BEING HELD FOR FOUR MONTHS

WITH NO FORMAL CHARGES.

IT IS JUST BASED ON HIS FAITH

AND CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY.

THAT IN ITSELF IS THEY HAVE BEEN

HOLDING HIM ILLEGALLY.

WENDY: FOUR MONTHS.

WITH INTERNATIONAL LAWS THEY

PROMISED.

WENDY: WHAT IS YOUR HUSBAND'S

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STATE?

I UNDERSTAND YOU DO GET TO TALK

TO HIM BY PHONE?

I HAVE SPOKEN TO HIM THREE

TIMES IN FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS.

IF I DO TALK TO HIM, WEDNESDAY

MORNINGS.

HE IS HOLDING ON.

HE SAID THE JOY OF THE LORD IS

HIS STRENGTH.

HE COUNTS ALL JOY THAT HE IS

SUFFERING FOR CHRIST, HE HAS

BEEN ABUSED.

IN A LETTER HE WROTE TO ME, HE

IS CONSIDERED UNCLEAN AND FILTHY

BECAUSE HE IS A CONVERT AND A

CHRISTIAN.

HE DOESN'T GET THE MEDICAL

TREATMENT OTHER PRISONERS GET.

HE DOESN'T GET PAIN MEDICATION

OTHER PRISONERS GET.

HE CAN'T SLEEP SOMETIMES BECAUSE

OF THE INTENSE PAIN.

ONE THING HE CONTINUALLY TALKS

ABOUT IS HE HAS IMMENSE JOY

BECAUSE THAT THIS IS FOR CHRIST.

IN HIS LETTERS THE JOY OF THE

LORD IS HIS STRENGTH AND THE

LORD IS MEETING HIM THERE.

WENDY: HOW ARE YOU STAYING

STRONG, HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?

CLINGING TO GOD AND NOT

LETTING GO.

HIS PEACE AND JOY AND CALM, ONCE

YOU CONNECT TO HIM AND CLING TO

HIM, TO STORM THAT COMES YOUR

WAY, ALL OF US HAVE STORMS, HE

IS IN CONTROL.

HE WILL BRING EVERYTHING FOR

GOOD AND HIS GLORY WHICH IS WHAT

WE WANT.

I AM TEACHING THE KIDS TO DO

THAT.

WE WORSHIP, PRAY AND TRUST

JESUS.

WENDY: WHAT A GREAT

INSPIRATION AND EXAMPLE OF

COURAGE.

WE HAVE MORE OF PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI'S STORY AT CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT THE SECRET STORY OF

WOMEN AND PORN.

WENDY: MOTHER OF POP

SUPERSTAR JUSTIN BIEBER IS PRO

PROMOTING A MOVIE, PATTY MALET

BECAME PREGNANT WITH BIEBER AT

17 AND SINGLE.

SHE BELIEVES IT WILL OFFER

ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHER YOUNG

EXPECTANT MOTHERS.

SHE VIDEO-TAPE A MESSAGE.

HELLO, MY NAME IS PATTY

MALET.

I AM THE MOTHER OF JUSTIN

BIEBER.

WE BOTH KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF

THE WORK AT THE PREGNANCY

CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WENDY: "CRESCENDO" HOPES TO

MAKE -- 50 SHADES OF GRAY, A

THIRD OF THE MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS WHO VISIT PORN SITES

ARE WOMEN.

PAUL STRAND EXPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

REPORTER: PORNOGRAPHY IS A

SERIOUS PROBLEMS FOR DECADES.

IT HAS SKYROCKETED EVEN AMONG

CHRISTIAN MEN.

THESE DAYS IT IS DEFINITELY A

PROBLEM FOR THE FEMALES AS WELL.

A PROBLEM THAT TURNED PERSONAL

FOR CHRISTIAN WRITER SHELLY

HITS.

SHE SECRETLY BATTLED HER OWN

ADDICTION.

WE WERE IN MINISTRY.

I WOULD GET BEAT UP BY THE ENEMY

AND MYSELF.

REPORTER: IT STARTED OFF SLOW

CORE.

IF SATAN WOULD HAVE COME TO

ME, SHELLY, LOOK AT THIS HARD

CORE PORN, I WOULD HAVE BEEN

LIKE THE FROG, I WOULD HAVE

JUMPED OUT.

NO WAY.

REPORTER: AFTER YEARS OF

BEING TRAPPED AND DISKUSED SHE

CONFESSED TO HUSBAND CJ.

I SAID I NEED HELP.

THIS IS GOING TO DESTROY ME.

IT COULD DESTROY OUR MARRIAGE.

I ASKED IF I COULD GO TO

COUNSELING.

REPORTER: THEN CAME ANOTHER

SURPRISE FOR SHELLY, CJ WAS

BATTLING HIS OWN ADDICTION.

I WAS ABLE TO SHOW HER GRACE

BECAUSE I FELT SO DIRTY

REALIZING THE SHAME OF THE

ADDICTION

REPORTER: HE NEVER PLANNED TO

TELL HIS WIFE.

THERE IS NO WAY I'LL TELL

SHELLY

REPORTER: THEY BEGAN A

STEADY BATTLE TO HEAL THEIR

MARRIAGE.

THEY LEANED MORE ON GOD THAN

EVER BEFORE.

FILTERS ON COMPUTERS, CAREFULLY

GUARDING SENSES AND ENLISTING

ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS.

SOMEBODY I COULD TRUST AND

ASK THE QUESTIONS.

THERE IS HEALING WHEN YOU CAN

PRAY WITH A BROTHER AND RELATE

TO YOUR STRUGGLE.

REPORTER: SHELLY SENSED GOD

WANTED HER TO GO PUBLIC.

THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO.

THIS YEAR I OBEYED.

[LAUGHTER].

REPORTER: THAT LED TO A BOOK.

EVERY TIME I WOULD SHARE IT,

IT NEVER FAILED, A WOMAN, MANY

TIMES CONFESS FOR THE FIRST TIME

THEY ALSO STRUGGLED

REPORTER: ONE YOUNG LADY

SHOCKED SHELLY.

I AM ON THE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

CAMPUS, I AM THE CHAPLAIN.

ALMOST EVERY GIRL ON OUR FLOOR

STRUGGLES WITH PORNOGRAPHY.

REPORTER: IT LED TO CHRISTIAN

BASED WITHER SPOON INSTITUTE TO

SPEAK A SOLUTION.

LEADING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

THERAPIST JILL MANNING.

FEMALES REPRESENT 30% OF

INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY CONSUMERS.

REPORTER: SHELLY AND

CO-AUTHOR SURVEYED CHRISTIAN

WOMEN.

STUNNING WOMENS.

19% OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN ARE

ADDI

ADDICTED.

OF THOSE THAT WERE EXPOSED TO

PORNOGRAPHY, 44% FELT HOPELESS

IN OVERCOMING IT.

REPORTER: SHELLY AND CJ ARE A

LIVING TESTIMONY.

I HAVE BEEN THERE, CHRIST HAS

SET ME FREE.

IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT.

I STILL AT TIMES STRUGGLE.

REPORTER: THIS FREEDOM HAS

BROUGHT A NEW LEVEL TO THEIR

MARRIAGE.

THERE IS AN ECSTASY AND PEACE

AND JOY AND AN ELATION THAT

PORNOGRAPHY NEVER WILL BRING.

REPORTER: THE GOOD NEWS, NO

MATTER HOW DEEP AND ADDICTED,

THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS

DELIVERANCE, PAUL STRAND,

REPORTING FROM COLORADO SPRINGS,

COLORADO.

WENDY: THANK YOU, PAUL.

UP NEXT, MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER

IS REUNITED WITH HIS REWARD

SEVERAL YEARS LATER.

WENDY: FINALLY A WAR VETERAN

AND PURPLE HEART REUNITED AFTER

ALMOST 70 YEARS, 90-YEAR-OLD

GEORGE HEMPHILL WAS STILL

RECOVERING AT A FRENCH HOSPITAL.

HE MAILED THE AWARD HOME.

A STRANGER FOUND IT.

I'LL MAKE AN INVESTMENT.

WHEN I LOOKED AT IT, IT HAD A

NAME ON IT.

WENDY: THE ANTIQUE BUYER

WORKED WITH ORGANIZATION PURPLE

HEARTS REUNITED TO FIND GEORGE

AND HONOR HIM AGAIN FOR HIS

SACRIFICE.

WELL DONE TO BOTH OF THOSE MEN.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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