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CBN NewsWatch: May 27, 2013

On Newswatch, May 27: Flooding, snow plague Midwest, Northeast states; Fort Hood shooter still getting Army paycheck, and more. Read Transcript


> THANKS FOR JOINING US ON

THE CBN NEWS CHANNEL. TODAY THE

FOCUS IS NOT SO MUCH

CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY BUT

COPING WITH SEVERE WEATHER.

THERE IS MASSIVE FLOODS AND

SNOW.

IN SOUTH TEXAS THIS WEEKEND

FLASH FLOODING KILLED THREE. A

17-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS OVERWHELMED

AS HE TRIED TO CROSS THE CREEK.

THEY RESPONDED TO 250 RESCUE

CALLS. THEY HAD TO RESCUE MANY

PEOPLE BY BOAT. THE MAYOR OF

SAN ANTONIO URGED PEOPLE TO

STAY OFF THE ROADS.

IT'S FRUSTRATING.

IN IOWA, ALSO PEOPLE ARE

UNDER WATER. VOLUNTEERS ARE

LAYING DOWN SAND BAGS.

IT'S REALLY BAD. I HAVE

NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD. IT'S

ALL UNDER WATER.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT'S BEEN

SNOWING. MORE THAN THREE FEET

HAVE COME DOWN IN NEW YORK AND

IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEXTER HAS A

NEW LOOK. IN WASHINGTON WEATHER

TOOK A BACKSEAT TO CELEBRATION

HONORING OUR MEN AND WOMEN.

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE

ISSUED TODAY TO PARTS OF IOWA

AND ILLINOIS AS WELL AS SOUTH

DAKOTA. IT'S A WEEK AGO SINCE

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN

OKLAHOMA.

WHEN WE SAY WE ARE GOING TO

BE THERE, UNTIL YOU COMPLETELY

REBUILD WE MEAN IT. WE ARE

GOING TO BE THE SHELTER FROM

THE STORM. WHEN WE SAY THAT WE

HAVE YOUR BACK, I PROMISE YOU

THAT WE KEEP OUR WORD.

DURING THIS TIME T PRESIDENT

URGED AMERICANS TO GIVE MONEY

TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY T

DAMAGE IS PRETTY TOUGH TO

COMPREHEND. THEY HAVE PROVIDED

$47 MILLION IN REBATE AND ARE

PREPARED TO BUILD STORM

SHELTERS IN OKLAHOMA. THE

CHURCHES ARE HELPING TO BRING

RELIEF TO THE COMMUNITY. MANY

VOLUNTEERS HAVE COME OUT TO

HELP IN THE EFFORT. THEY HAVE

SERVED MORE THAN 800 MEALS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING MORE SUPPORT. THE

TORNADO THAT HIT THE TOWN WAS

DESTROYED 17 MILES WIDE.

HIS FIRST PLAN OF ACTION WAS

TO GO SCHOOL AND GET TO HIS

KIDS.

I HAD TO PICK UP MY KIDS

FROM THE ELEMENTARY TO GET THEM

BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WOULD BE

SAFEST WITH ME.

FROM A DISTANCE HE MANAGED

TO CATCH THIS VIDEO FROM THE EF

5 TORNADO. THEN HE MADE HIS WAY

TO 4TH STREET WHERE HE SPENT A

LOT OF TIME ON THIS GOLF COURSE

WHICH TORNADOS DESTROYED. HE

WAS AMONG THE FIRST PEOPLE ON

THE SCENE.

I KNEW THERE WERE PEOPLE

THAT WERE HURT.

THERE HE FOUND A 29-YEAR-OLD

MOTHER WHO DIED ALONG WITH HER

BOY. HE TRIED TO HELP HER BUT

IT WAS TOO LATE AND FOR A

MOMENT HE REGRETTED HAVING HIS

TWO CHILDREN WITH HIM.

UNFORTUNATELY WITH THEM

BEING WITH ME, THEY GOT TO SEE

SOME THINGS THEY SHOULDN'T

HAVE.

HE BELIEVES IT CHANGED THEIR

LIVES FOR THE BETTER.

I HOPE IT MAKES THEM

STRONGER.

IT'S THE LESSON THEY ARE

LEARNING FROM THEIR PARENTS

FIRSTHAND. EVER SINCE THE STORM

HIM HIT, SPARKY AND HIS WIFE

HAVE BEEN HELPING PEOPLE. HE

SPENT HIS NEXT RENT CHECK,

$1300 TO HELP WITH FOOD AND

WATER AND SUPPLIES AND THEIR

NEIGHBORS NEEDS. REALLY JUST

BEING HERE YOU BEGIN TO SEE

THAT IT TAKES A TEAM OF

VOLUNTEERS, THOSE FROM THE

COMMUNITY AND THOSE WHO AREN'T

TO REALLY MAKE THE RECOVERY

POSSIBLE. REPORTING IN MOORE,

OKLAHOMA.

THE MAN CHARGED IN TERROR

ATTACK IS STILL GETTING A

PAYCHECK FROM THE U.S.

MILITARY. HE'S ACCUSED OF

KILLING 13 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING

MANY OORS OTHERS. THE

WASHINGTON TIMES HE STILL

RECEIVED $278,000 IN PAY.

MEANWHILE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE

SHOT ARE NOT GETTING PAID

BECAUSE IT WAS CLASSIFIED AS A

WARTIME VIOLENCE.

THIS STORY IS SHOCKING. THE MAN

ACCUSED OF KILLING MEN AND

WOMEN IS STILL GETTING A LARGE

MILITARY SALARY. SHOULDN'T THE

MILITARY HOLD IT'S UNIFORM

KOED OF JUSTICE.

YES. A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU

ARE CHARGED WITH A CRIME YOU

ARE STILL PAID IN THE

CONVICTED. WITH THIS CASE, I

THINK IT WOULD BE A TIME FOR

PEOPLE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT

WHAT OUR CURRENT POLICY STAND

AS.

THIS WAS CLEARLY A TERRORIST

ATTACK. HE WAS INSPIRED TO DO

THIS BECAUSE OF -- AN AL-QAIDA

TERRORIST.

ONCE THEY DETERMINE THIS WAS

A TERRORIST ACT, HE WILL BE

RECLASSIFIED. THIS IS MAYBE

MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION

AND HOPEFULLY ALL THE VICTIMS

WILL RECEIVE THE BENEFITS AND

THE PURPLE HEARTS THAT THEY

JUSTIFIABLY EARNED.

THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THAT

WE ARE NOW FIGHTING A WAR

AGAINST EXTREMIST. ARE WE

MAKING A MISTAKE WHEN WE LOOK

AT SLAMMIST

DEFINITELY. HE HAD A LOT OF

CORRESPOND ENS WITH HIM AND I

THINK A LOT OF FLAGS WERE

IGNORED. WE HAVE TO TAKE NOTE

OF PEOPLE MAKING CONTACT WITH

THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE

PRACTICING THIS TYPE OF

BEHAVIOR.

THERE IS ANOTHER INJUSTICE

THAT OTHER VETERANS ARE FACING

NOW. TELL US ABOUT THE BACKLOG.

THIS IS TERRIBLE WITH THE

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. THERE

IS MANY PEOPLE WAITING FOR

THEIR MEDICAL SERVICES TO BE

ADDRESSED. THEY ARE WAITING FOR

MONEY ALLOCATED FROM THEIR

DUTIES. SO WE HAVE OVER 600,000

OF VETERANS WAITING OVER A

YEAR, 20,000 VETERANS A YEAR

ARE DYING BEFORE THEY RECEIVE

THEIR CLAIMS. 55 A DAY.

THAT IS UNREAL. WHAT CAN

VIEWERS DO, VETERANS?

WE HAVE A PETITION CALLED

MILL MILLION VET BACKLOG.COM.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET THIS

MOVING FORWARD. BASICALLY IN

THE FIVE YEARS THAT HE'S BEEN

IN PLACE AS THE VETERANS

ADMINISTRATION SECRETARY T

CLAIMS HAVE GONE BY 2,000

PERCENT. THEY ARE NOT DONE

ELECTRONICALLY. WE MUST GET

THIS CHANGED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

FOR MORE ON THIS STORY, YOU

CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

WWW.CBN.COM.

> A PROTEST FOR A NEW GAY

MARRIAGE LAW. ALTHOUGH IT WENT

MORE THAN A WEEK AGO, THEY

CONTINUED TO SHOW OPPOSITION.

IT WAS PEACEFUL BUT AS NIGHT

FELL SEVERAL PROTESTERS CLASHED

WITH POLICE. MANY REFUSED TO

LEAVE AFTER THE DEMONSTRATION.

FRANCE'S DEBATE ON MARRIAGE.

NEW DETAIL TODAY ON AN ATTACK

ON A BRITISH SOLDIER. MICHAEL,

WAS GETTING READY TO TRAIN AND

FIGHT WITH THE AL QAIDA LINK

TERRORIST WHEN HE WAS TAKEN

CUSTODY AND HANDED TO BRITISH

AUTHORITIES. LEAVING MANY TO

ASK WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT THE

SUSPECTS IN THE APPARENT TALK.

A TOTAL OF 9 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

ARRESTED IN RELATION TO THE

KILLING.

COMING UP, AMERICA'S ELITE

FORCES. WE TAKE YOU TO

AFGHANISTAN FOR A SECRET

OPERATION.

THE U.S. MAYBE WINDING DOWN

IT'S INVOLVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN

BUT THE U.S. WILL BE A WHILE

BEFORE THEY PULL OUT. THEY GOT

A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT A SECRET

OPERATION.

FLYING OVER AFGHANISTAN IT'S

EASY TO FACE THE CHALLENGES

AND ALSO WHY MANY AFGHANS HAVE

NEVER SEEN U.S. TROOPS. THIS

ALLOWS THEM TO MOVE WEAPONS AND

CONTINUE FIGHTING WHILE ALSO

SMUGGLING THE OPIUM THAT COMES

THEIR WAY. ONE ASPECT IS THE

U.S. INTELLIGENCE GATHERING.

THEY ALLOW FORCES TO PENETRATE

AREAS AND LIGHTNING FAST RAIDS.

I TRAVELED WHERE A SPECIAL

OPERATION TASK FORCE IS

FIGHTING THE ENEMY WHERE

SOLDIERS HAVE NEVER BEEN

BEFORE. CLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE

FOUND A CROSSROADS FOR DRUGS

AND THESE SPECIAL OPERATORS

PLANNED A MIDNIGHT RAID THAT

CAUGHT THE TALIBAN BY SURPRISE.

TONIGHT WE ARE GOING ON A

MISSION IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN

AND WE ARE TARGETING AN

INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS BEEN

DETERMINED AND ENGAGED IN THE

DISTRIBUTION IN THE NARCOTICS

AS WELL AS IMPORTATIONS OF

WEAPONS INTO AFGHANISTAN FOR

INSURGENCY. WE ARE HOPING TO

SEIZE ANY NARCOTICS AND ANY

EVIDENCE WE CAN USE TO

PROSECUTE AGAINST THEM.

> WE BOARDED THREE

HELICOPTERS AND THEN PEAKED

INTO ENEMY TERRITORY. WITHIN

MINUTES, THE COMMANDOS HAD IT

SURROUNDED AND DIFFICULT TO SEE

EVEN WITH SOPHISTICATED NIGHT

VISION EQUIPMENT. THEY BEGAN

THE DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS JOB

OF REVIEWING THE COMPOUND WHILE

TRANSLATORS ASSURED WOMEN AND

CHILDREN THERE WAS NO HARM.

SOME PERSONS OF INTEREST WERE

FOUND THOSE IT WAS NOT

IMMEDIATELY KNOWN THE MAN THEY

WERE SEARCHING FOR WAS FOUR

THEN THE UNIT PREPARES TO

LEAVE.

MAKE SURE WE HAVE PROPER

COUNT.

THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS

PART OF THE MISSION, GETTING

OUT BEFORE DAYBREAK. THE

ELEMENT OF SURPRISE THE LONG

GONE AND HELICOPTERS FULL OF

SOLDIERS MAKE A TEMPTING

TARGET. AFTER THE THEY LOADED

THEIR PRISONERS, THEY HEAD OFF

BACK TO BACK. THE SPECIAL

FORCES ARE EXECUTING THESE

KINDS OF MISSIONS ON A DAILY

BASIS TRAINING THE AFGHAN ARMY

TO MAKE THE LEAD. TO SHOW THEM

ALTHOUGH THE TALIBAN MAY RUN,

THEY CAN'T HIDE FOREVER. IN

AFGHANISTAN.

UP NEXT, WOUNDED WARRIORS

TAKE ON A NEW CHALLENGE. WATCH

THESE HEROES MAKE IT TO THE

MOUNTAIN TOP WHEN WE COME BACK.

THE PENS -- THE SCARS CAN

BE LINGERING FOR A LIFETIME.

THEY ARE PUSHING THEMSELVES TO

THE LIMIT. IT'S A LOOK AT ONE

OF THE MEMORIAL DAY'S CLASSIC

STORIES.

THEY PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE

LINE FOR OUR SAFETY AND

FREEDOM. MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

MAKE A TREMENDOUS SACRIFICE ON

THE BATTLEFIELD AND MANY RETURN

HOME WOUNDED AND BROKEN. MORE

THAN TWO MILLION U.S. VETERANS

LIVE IN THE U.S. AND THAT

NUMBER GROWS EVERYDAY.

WE START EVERYDAY.

HE FORCED WITH THE U.S. ARMY

IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE AN IED

CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER.

THE WHOLE FLOOR BUBBLED UP

FROM THE ENERGY AND HEAT THAT

TRIED TO PENETRATE THROUGH.

DERRICK LOST HIS LEG IN THE

EXPLOSION. AN INJURY LIKE THIS

CAN BE DEBUILT TATING.

I HAVE JUMPED OFF AIRPLANES

AND NOW CLIMB A MOUNTAIN.

MOUNTAIN THAT PROVIDES THE

MOST CHALLENGING MOUNTAIN

CLIMBING EFFORTS. ONLY HALF

ABOUT THEM MAKE IT AND TWO OR

THREE DIE MAKING IT TO THE

SUMMIT. IT'S THE CHALLENGE FOR

THE MOST ABLE BODIED CLIMBER.

HE TAKES ON THIS CHALLENGE

INCLUDING ANOTHER AM PUTEY. HE

FOUNDED THIS. HE'S A VETERANS

HIMSELF WHOSE STRONG CHRISTIAN

FAITH GIVES HIM THE STRENGTH.

WE ARE CHRISTIANS AND WE

LOVE THEM AND CARE ABOUT THEM.

THAT'S THE BASE TO START FROM

AND THEN YOU CAN OPEN THE DOOR

TO POSSIBLY WITNESS TO THEM.

GOD, WE ASK THAT YOU PROTECT

US AS WE CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN.

THE TREK UP THE MOUNTAIN IS

GRUELING. CUSTOM MADE GRIPS

HELP THEM.

IT'S RAISE THAT GO BAR

AGAIN, SHOWING THEM THAT THEY

HAVE THE ABILITY AND NOT A

DISABILITY.

ACTING DIRECTORS AND GREEN

BERETS ARE THERE TO HELP.

I BELIEVE IT'S MY

RESPONSIBILITY TO DO IT. I AM

MY BROTHERS KEEPER. WHEN GUYS

COME BACK WOUNDED, IT'S NOT THE

GOVERNMENT'S JOB TO FIND THEM

AND TO ASSIST THEM. I THINK

EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS THAT

RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OUR

BROTHERS KEEPER.

RETIRED, GILL, IS ONE OF THE

DISABLED VETS MAKING THE CLIMB.

HE SAYS THESE CHALLENGES MAKE

THEM OVERCOME THE WAR.

THIS HELPS ME FROM BECOMING

A COUCH POTATO, DEPRESSION,

PTSD.

IT'S VERY QUICK TO REALIZE

THAT YOU FIND SOMEONE ELSE'S

FOOT PRINTS AND FOLLOW IN THEIR

STEPS. WE ARE OVER AN HOUR INTO

THIS. THE CLIMB AND EVEN THOUGH

THIS IS FAIRLY STEEPEST IN

SNOW, THIS IS THE EASY PART, WE

ARE TOLD.

THE SUMMIT ATTEMPT IS THE

MOST DEMANDING OF THE CLIMB.

THE MEN MUST WEAR ROPES AND

HARNESS. THE TEAM NAVIGATE

STEEP VOLCANIC RIDGES ALL WHILE

FIGHTING THE HIGH ALTITUDE FOR

EVERY BREATH OF THIN AIR. THE

TEAM EVENTUALLY MAKES IT TO THE

TOP, 14411 FEET. REIGNITING

THEIR FIGHTER IN INSTINCTS AND

PROVING TO THEMSELVES THAT

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

WHEN YOU SEE GUYS WITH ONE

LEG STOMPING TO THE TOP AND YOU

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN'T DO

IN LIFE, IT REALLY HUMBLES YOU.

THAT EARNS BACK WHAT THEY LOST

ON THAT DAY WHEN THEY GOT SHOT.

I AM REALLY GLAD I GOT TO

MEET THE GUYS I MET. I'M HOPING

TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN SO THE

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THESE GUYS.

RELATIONSHIPS CAN'T PATRIOT

USES THOSE WOUNDED IN THE WAR

WHILE SHOWING THEM THE LOVE OF

CHRIST. MOUNT RANNIER

WASHINGTON.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAM

HELPED AN AFRICAN ORPHANAGE.

TODAY SHE CARES FOR MANY

CHILDREN. THEY HELPED REPAIR

THE WALLS WITH CONCRETE AND

REPAIRS THE EXTERIOR AND

INTERIOR. THEY TOLD THE

"OPERATION BLESSING" STAFF, THE

WORK HAS FILLED THEIR HEARTS

WITH JOY. INDEED IT HAS. THAT'S

GOING TO DO IT FOR THIS CBN

NEWS CHANNEL. TAKE THE TIME TO

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THE STORIES YOU HAVE SEEN HERE

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TWITTER. SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

HAVE A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL DAY.

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