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CBN NewsWatch: October 7, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Oct. 7: U.S. raids in Africa highlight al Qaeda threat; Stakes get higher as shutdown drags on; Justice Scalia: 'Devil at work' in U.S. society; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON NE AND

"NEWSWATCH," TARGETING

TERRORISTS AROUND THE

WORLD.

MORE ON THE HIGH-RISK RAID

THE U.S. CARRIED ON OVER THE

WEEKEND.

Wendy: AND NO END IN

SIGHT FOR THE GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN.

Mark: AND MEET THE MEN

AND WOMEN WHO ARE PROTECTING

US FROM TSUNAMIS.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

TWO ANTI-TERRORIST RAIDS BY

U.S. FORCES IN AFRICA

PRODUCED MIXED RESULTS THIS

WEEKEND.

Mark: IN MIBIA, THEY

CAPTURED A SUSPECT, BUT A

RAID AGAINST al-SHABAAB

FOR THE RECENT KENYA MALL

BOMBING FAILED.

Wendy: JOHN WAGGI HAS

THE DETAILS.

Reporter: THE TWO RAIDS

WENT DOWN ALMOST AT THE SAME

TIME, AND NEARLY 3,000 MILES

APART IN AL-QAEDA HOTBEDS

IN TWO VERY DIFFERENT RAIDS

IN AFRICA.

FIRST, FORCES FROM SEAL TEAM

SIX STORMED MOGADISHU.

THE TARGET WAS AN OPERATIVE

FROM al-SHABAAB, HE IS

ABDUL CADIR MOHAMMED.

WANTED FOR PLANNING ATTACKS

ON WESTERN INTEREST.

THE U.S. WAS CONCERNED HI

COULD BE ORCHESTRATING

ANOTHER BRUTAL ATTACK, SUCH

AS THE ONE THAT KILLED 70

PEOPLE AND WOUNDED NEARLY

200 OTHERS AT A KENYAN MALL

LAST MONTH.

IT APPEARS THE SEALS WERE

UNHARMED, BUT ENDED THE

ATTACK AFTER A FIERCE

FIREFIGHT WITHOUT GETTING

THEIR MAN.

THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE

THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF

CASUALTIES.

Reporter: THE AMERICAN

FORCES HAD MORE SUCCESS IN

LIBYA, CAPTURING THE

ARCHITECT OF TWO U.S.

EMBASSY BOMBINGS 15 YEARS

AGO IN KENYA AND TANZANIA.

THE U.S. HAD INDICTED AND

OFFERED A $500,000 AWARD FOR

ABDUL ABLIBI.

ALLIBI WAS TAKEN WITH NO

SHOTS FIRED.

THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA WILL NEVER STOP IN

ITS EFFORT TO HOLD THOSE

ACCOUNTABLE WHO CONDUCT ACTS

OF TERROR, AND THOSE MEMBERS

OF al-QAEDA AND OTHER

TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

LITERALLY CAN RUN, BUT THEY

CAN'T HIDE.

Reporter: ALIBI SPENT

TIME WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN.

I THINK THERE IS A LOT HE

CAN SAY AND A LOT OF GAPS HE

CAN FILL.

Reporter: BUT THE MIXED

MIXED RESULTS OF THE

U.S.-AFRICA RAIDS SHOWS THE

DANGERS POSED.

AND THE MILITARY

INTERVENTION COULD TRIGGER

MORE ATTEMPTS BY RADICAL

ISLAMISTS TO ATTACK WESTERN

INTERESTS.

JOHN WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS,

WE ARE JOINED BY CLIFF MAY,

THE PRESIDENT FOR THE

FOUNDATION FOR THE DEFENSE

OF DEMOCRACIES.

CLIFF, IS THE WESTERN WORLD

IN MORE DANGER OF TERRORISM

THAN IT EVER HAS BEEN.

IT IS A HARD THING TO

QUANTIFY ACCURATELY.

BUT THERE ARE MULTIPLE

DANGERS FROM JIHADISM,

ISLAMISTS, CALL IT WHAT YOU

WILL.

IT IS NOT JUST FROM ONE BASE

IN AFGHANISTAN ANYMORE.

IT HAS PROLIFERATED.

AND THERE ARE THE IRANIAN

JIHADISTS AND ALL OF THOSE

THAT THE REGIME IN TEHRAN

SUPPORTS.

SO TERRORISM AND JIHADISM,

WHICH IS THE IDEOLOGY

MOVEMENTS AND REGIMES BEHIND

IT, REMAINS THE MOST

IMPORTANT NATIONAL SECURITY

THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES,

AND REALLY TO ANOTHER FREE

NATIONS.

Mark: IS THE U.S.

PROJECTING SUCH A WEAK IMAGE

IN THE WORLD THAT TERRORISTS

ARE EMBOLDENED?

CERTAINLY THAT CAN BE THE

CASE.

I WOULD SAY THE TWO ATTACKS

OVER THE WEEKEND IN LIBYA

AND SOMALIA ARE CONTRARY TO

THAT.

I THINK THAT IS WHY THOSE

WERE GOOD THINGS.

WE WERE GOING ON THE

OFFENSIVE.

AND TOO OFTEN WE DON'T GO ON

THE OFFENSIVE.

WE SAY, I GUESS WE NEED MORE

MEDICAL DETECTORS, AND I

GUESS WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO

TAKE OFF THEIR SHOES AND

BELTS, BUT WE DON'T GO ON

THE ATTACK AGAINST THE

TERRORISTS, KILLING THEM,

AND PROBABLY MORE

IMPORTANTLY, CAPTURING THEM

AND INTERROGATEING THEM

BECAUSE ONLY THROUGH THAT

INTERROGATION CAN YOU GET

THE INTELLIGENCE YOU NEED TO

MOUNT A GOOD WAR AGAINST

THOSE WHO HAVE DECLARED WAR

AGAINST YOU.

Mark: TALK A LITTLE

MORE ABOUT THOSE ATTACKS,

WHEN THE U.S. WENT ON THE

OFFENSIVE?

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE

MIXED RESULTS OF THE TERROR

RAIDS OVER THE WEEKEND, AND

WHAT MESSAGE DOES IT SEND

TO al-QAEDA AND OTHERS?

LOOK, THESE GUYS ARE VERY

CAPABLE.

THIS IS NOT A VERY SIMPLE

THING.

EVERY TIME WE DO A RAID, I

WOULD LIKE TO THINK IT IS

GOING TO BE TOTALLY

SUCCESSFUL, BUT THAT'S NOT

THE CASE.

THE U.S. TOOK NO

CASUALTIES.

WE HAD NOBODY KILLED OR

WOUNDED, IN LIBYA, WE GOT

THE TARGET.

IN SOMALIA, THE ATTACKS WERE

MORE FORMIDABLE THAN HAD

BEEN EXPECTED, AND THERE WAS

THE FEAR OF INJURING

CIVILIANS.

WE DON'T LIKE TO DO THAT.

OUR ENEMIES LOVE TO DO

THAT.

YOU GO INTO BATTLE, AND YOU

DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW IT IS

GOING TO COME OUT.

BUT I THINK THE IMPORTANT

THING IS TO GO INTO BATTLE.

I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

THAT THE TERRORISTS OUT

THERE UNDERSTAND WE ARE

COMING FOR THEM.

WE'RE NOT JUST SIMPLY TRYING

TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND

TRYING TO STRIKE BACK AFTER

THEY HIT US.

WE ARE GOING TO

AFFIRMATIVELY AND

AGGRESSIVELY GO OUT AND FIND

THEM, WHERE THEY WORK, WHERE

THEY PLAY, WHERE THEY COLUDE

AGAINST US.

THEY SHOULD ALWAYS KNOW AT

ANY MOMENT WE CAN BE

BURSTINGTHROUGH THE

DOORWAY.

THAT WAY THEY CAN'T PUT

TOGETHER SOPHISTICATED

PLOTS.

I'M ENCOURAGED, EVEN THOUGH

ONE OF THE TWO ASSAULTS OVER

THE WEEKEND WAS NOT ENTIRELY

A MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Mark: CLIFF MAY, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION

FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES.

THANKS, CLIFF.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: A GROUP OF

EGYPTIAN JUDGES SAYS THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD'S

POLITICAL PARTY SHOULD BE

DISSOLVED.

THEIR RECOMMENDATION WILL BE

PRESENTED TO A CAIRO COURT

LATER THIS MONTH.

IT IS THE LATEST MEASURE IN

A COUNTRY-WIDE CRACKDOWN

AGAINST THE BROTHERHOOD.

IT COMES AFTER A WEEKEND OF

DEADLY CLASHES ACROSS

EGYPT.

MORE THAN 51 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED.

SUPPORTERS OF THE MILITARY

GOVERNMENT FOUGHT IN THE

STREETS WITH SUPPORTERS OF

OUSTED PRESIDENT MORSI.

THEY LEFT SEVERAL

NEIGHBORHOODS IN CAIRO

LOOKING LIKE WAR ZONES.

Mark: SYRIA HAS BEGUN

DESTROYING THE COUNTRY'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

JOHN KERRY ACKNOWLEDGED THE

ASSAD REGIME FOR THEIR RAPID

COMPLIANCE.

BUT MANY ARE CAUTIOUS ABOUT

GIVING FULL PRAISE THIS

EARLY IN THE DISMANTLING

PROCESS.

ASSAD GOVERNMENT FORCES AND

REBELS HAVE CONTINUED

FIGHTING WITH CONVENTIONAL

WEAPONS, AND THE ONGOING

CONFLICT COULD HINDER

SYRIA'S ABILITY TO MEET

FUTURE DEADLINES.

Wendy: TURNING TO

WASHINGTON WHERE THE

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

CONTINUES.

SO FAR NEITHER SIDE IS

BUDGING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID TODAY

THERE ARE ENOUGH VOTES IN

THE HOUSE TO PASS A CLEAN

SPENDING MEASURE, BUT JOHN

BOEHNER DISAGREES.

MEANWHILE, TIME IS RUNNING

OUT EVEN BEFORE A

HIGHER-STAKES DEADLINE

HITS.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: AS THE

GOVERNMENT CONTINUES IN

PARTIAL SHUTDOWN MODE, MORE

THAN WARNINGS THAT AN

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE COULD BE

ON THE HORIZON.

IT IS VERY DANGEROUS.

THE REALITY IS THERE ARE NO

GOOD CHOICES IF WE RUN OUT

OF BOR BORROWING CAPACITY

AND WE RUN OUT OF CASH.

Reporter: THE COMING

DATE HAS MANY ON WALL STREET

BEGINNING TO WORRY, WITH

INVESTORS GROWING MORE

CONCERNED THAT THE U.S. WILL

DEFAULT.

President Obama: NEVER

BEFORE HAS A PARTY

THREATENED TO NOT PAY OUR

BILLS, EXCEPT FOR 2011.

THE LAST TIME THAT SPEAKER

BOEHNER AND SOME OF THE SAME

PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES THOUGHT THAT

IT MIGHT GIVE THEM MORE

LEVERAGE IN NEGOTIATIONS.

Reporter: BUT IN AN

INTERVIEW WITH CBN, "WALL

STREET JOURNAL" COLUMNIST

STEVEN MOORE SAYS OBAMA IS

JUST TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE

WITH THE THREAT OF A

DEFAULT.

I BELIEVE IT IS HIGHLY

IRRESPONSIBLE FOR THIS

PRESIDENT TO BE RUNNING

AROUND SAYING WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO DEFAULT ON A DEBT,

TELLING PEOPLE TO SELL THEIR

STOCKS.

CAN YOU IMAGINE, PAT, IF A

C.E.O. OF A COMPANY STARTED

TALKING DOWN THEIR STOCK AND

THEIR BONDS.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES IS DOING RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: STILL, FOR

PROGRESS TO BE MADE, HOUSE

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS

THERE MUST FIRST BE A

CONVERSATION.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

EXPECT IN WASHINGTON, WHEN

WE HAVE A CRISIS LIKE THIS,

THE LEADERS WILL SIT DOWN

AND HAVE A CONVERSATION.

I TOLD MY MEMBERS THE OTHER

DAY, THERE MAY BE A BACK

ROOM SOMEWHERE, BUT THERE IS

NOBODY IN IT.

Reporter: THE HOUSE DID

TAKE A STEP TO RELIEVE THE

FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY OF

FURLOUGHED FEDERAL

EMPLOYEES.

THIS WEEKEND THEY APPROVED

BACK PAY FOR THOSE WORKERS.

THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE

APPEAR WILLING TO GO ALONG.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES SENT A

STRONG MESSAGE TO THE

MILITARY: DON'T CANCEL

RELIGIOUS SERVICES DURING

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

THE NON-SPENDING-RELATED

RESOLUTION PASSED BY 400-1.

THOSE WHO PERFORM SERVICES

WHEN RELIGIOUS CHAPELS ARE

NOT AVAILABLE.

WHILE CATHOLICS MAKE UP 28%

OF THE MILITARY, ONLY 8% OF

CATHOLIC PRIESTS.

THAT MEANS CIVILIAN PRIESTS

ARE CALLED UPON TO HOLD MASS

OR PERFORM BAPTISM.

MANY HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO

KEEP MINISTERING WITHOUT

PAY.

Wendy: COMING UP, THE

SUPREME COURT IS BACK IN

SESSION.

A LOOK AT THE CASES THEY'LL

BE HEARING.

Mark: SUPREME COURT

JUSTICE ANTHONY SCALICE SAYS

THE DEVIL IS AT WORK IN

AMERICAN SOCIETY.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW

YORK MAGAZINE, THE

LONGEST-SERVING HIGH COURT

JUSTICE OPENED UP ABOUT HIS

CATHOLIC FAITH.

HE SAYS EVEN THOUGH THE

DEVIL ISN'T DOING THE SAME

THINGS FROM THE BIBLE, HE IS

VERY MUCH STILL WORKING.

HE SAYS WHAT HE IS DOING NOW

IS GETTING PEOPLE NOT TO

BELIEVE IN HIM AND IN GOD.

HE IS MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL

THAT WAY.

SCALIA'S COMMENTS COME AS

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT OPENS

FOR BUSINESS.

AND THAT'S DESPITE THE

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT HAS

CLOSED OTHER PARTS OF

WASHINGTON.

THE JUSTICES TOOK THE BENCH

THIS MORNING FOR THEIR NEW

TERM, QUICKLY DECIDING ON

HUNDREDS OF CASES ON WHICH

THEY WON'T RULE.

BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

IMPORTANT CASES THE COURT

WILL BE TAKING UP.

AMONG THE CASES THE

CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY COURT

WILL LIKELY HEAR THIS TERM,

ARGUMENTS AGAINST EMPLOYERS

HAVING TO PROVIDE CONCEPT

IVES UNDER THE HEALTH CARE

LAW.

Wendy: AND FOR MORE ON

THE SUPREME COURT'S NEW

TERM, WE TURN TO TOM FINTEN,

THE PRESIDENT OF JUDICIAL

WATCH.

TOM, LAST TERM THE HIGH

COURT TOOK ON THE SOCIAL

ISSUE OF GAY MARRIAGE.

TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE

SOCIAL ISSUES THE COURT WILL

BE RULING ON THIS TERM.

THEY WILL BE TALKING

ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,

WHETHER THEY CONTINUE TO

OPEN SOME OF ITS LOCAL

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS WITH

PRAYERS.

THEY WILL ALSO BE TALKING

ABOUT THE RIGHT TO ABORTION

AGAIN, AND WHETHER OR NOT

OKLAHOMA CAN RESTRICT

CERTAIN DRUGS THAT CAUSE

ABORTIONS.

AND IN MASSACHUSETTS, THERE

IS A CASE RELATED TO WHETHER

PRO-LIFE PROTESTORS, THEIR

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE

BEING INFRINGED UPON BY

ENFORCING A BUZZE BUFFER

ZONE ABOUT ABORTION CLINICS

THAT DOESN'T APPLY TO ANYONE

BUT PRO-LIFERS.

Wendy: SOME SAY EVEN

THOUGH THIS SESSION DOESN'T

HAVE AS MANY HIGH-PROFILE

CASES, IT WILL HAVE MANY

CASES THAT COULD CHANGE

LEGAL PRECEDENT.

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?

BECAUSE THEY ARE CASES

THAT AFFECT YOUR DAY TO DAY

ABILITY TO HAVE A VOICE IN

DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS.

THERE IS A CASE RELATED TO

CAMPAIGN FINANCE, WHICH A

LOT OF PEOPLE KIND OF ROLL

THEIR EYES AT BECAUSE IT IS

NOT SOMETHING THEY USUALLY

GET INVOLVED IN, BUT THERE

ARE RESTRICTIONS THAT MANY

STATES HAVE AND THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT HAS ON YOUR

ABILITY TO FUND CANDIDATES

OF YOUR CHOICE.

AND THERE IS GOING TO BE A

CHALLENGE TO THAT THAT THE

SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO

HEAR.

Wendy: TOM, THIS IS A

CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY COURT,

BUT SOME SAY THEIR DECISIONS

HAVEN'T ALWAYS REFLECTED

THAT IN THE PAST.

DO YOU THINK THIS TERM WILL

BE ANY DIFFERENT?

WELL, I THINK YOU'RE

GOING TO GET SOME GOOD

CONSERVATIVE DECISIONS ON

ISSUES RELATED TO, FOR

INSTANCE, THE FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF PRO-LIFE

PROTESTORS.

YOU MAY GET A DECISION KIND

OF SCALING BACK PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S ABILITY TO BYPASS

THE WILL OF CONGRESS BY

DOING ILLICIT APPOINTMENTS

OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS,

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS RECESS

APPOINTMENTS.

SO CONSERVATIVES CAN BE

MILDLY HOPEFUL.

THE COURT HASN'T DECIDED ON

WHETHER TO TAKE ON NEW LAWS

PROTECTING TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE AT THE STATE LEVEL,

AND THAT MAY COME UP LATER

IN THE TERM.

THE COURT WAS NOT MUCH OF A

FRIEND OF THOSE WANTING TO

PROTECT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

LAST TERM.

Wendy: NO, IT WASN'T.

TOM FINTON, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

MARK?

Mark: UP NEXT, COULD A

TSUNAMI TAKE OUT AN AMERICAN

COASTLINE?

CBN NEWS SITS DOWN WITH SOME

SCIENTISTS WHO ARE WORKING

TO MAKE THE U.S.

TSUNAMI-READY.

Mark: TWO YEARS AGO A

TSUNAMI CRUSHED JAPAN WITH

WAVES THAT TOPPED 130 FEET.

Wendy: IT WAS SO

SCARY.

IN 2004 A TSUNAMI KILLED

MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE.

THAT ONE WAS AS POWERFUL AS

23,000 ATOMIC BOMBS.

COAST LINES AROUND THE WORLD

LIVE IN FEAR BECAUSE

TSUNAMIS COULD HIT AT ANY

MOMENT.

Mark: SO IS THE UNITED

STATES READY FOR SUCH A

DISASTER?

FOR TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

I TRAVELLED TO ALASKA TO

FIND OUT.

DECEMBER 26, 2004, A

MAGNITUDE 9 EARTHQUAKE

GENERATES THE WORLD'S

DEADLIEST TSUNAMI IN

RECORDED HISTORY.

THE QUAKE HAPPENED AROUND

7:00 IN THE MORNING.

BY NOON, THE INDONESIAN

TSUNAMI KILLED MORE THAN

230,000 PEOPLE AS HUGE WAVES

FLOODED COAST LINES AROUND

THE INDIAN OCEAN BASIN.

IT WAS A WAKEUP CALL FOR

SCIENTISTS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

LEARNED FROM THAT IS ALL

COASTAL AREAS, NO MATTER

WHAT WE CONSIDER THE THREAT,

SHOULD BE PROTECTED BY A

TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM.

Mark: SCIENTISTS AT THE

WEST COAST AND ALASKA

TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER NOW

MONITOR THE EAST COAST, THE

GULF COAST, PUERTO RICO, AND

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

THE U.S. STATIONED TWO

SCIENTISTS, 24 HOURS A DAY,

AT OUR WARNING CENTERS, AND

THE GOVERNMENT INVESTED

HEAVILY IN TSUNAMI

EQUIPMENT.

THE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR

TSUNAMIS HAS IMPROVED

DRAMATICALLY SINCE 2004,

THANKS IN PART TO NEW

FORECASTING SOFTWARE AND

COMPUTER MODELING

TECHNIQUES, WARNINGS TIMES

HAVE IMPROVED.

WHEN I FIRST STARTED HERE

IN 198 1986, OUR

REQUIREMENT WAS TO GET

WARNINGS OUT IN 15 MINUTES.

AND NOW WE ARE AT LESS THAN

THREE MINUTES FOR OUR U.S.

AND CANADIAN AREAS.

Mark: ONE EXAMPLE OF

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS

IMPROVED WARNING SPEED AND

ACCURACY IS THE DART BUOY,

IT STANDS FOR DEEP OCEAN

ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING OF

A TSUNAMI.

BEFORE THE 2006 TSUNAMI,

ONLY SIX FLOATED IN THE

OCEAN.

NOW THEY HAVE CLOSE TO 40.

THE INFORMATION IS SENT BACK

TO A WARNING CENTER, WHERE

SCIENTISTS USE COMPUTER

TECHNOLOGY TO PROCESS IT AND

THEN ISSUE A FORECAST.

TODAY WE CAN DO A MUCH

BETTER JOB OF SAYING, YOU

KNOW, YOUR WAVE IS GOING TO

ARRIVE IN TWO HOURS, 35

MINUTES, APPROXIMATELY, AND

IT IS GOING TO BE THREE FEET

HIGH.

Mark: NO MATTER HOW

PHY SOPHISTICATED THE

TECHNOLOGY, IF PEOPLE IGNORE

THE WARNINGS, LIVES WILL BE

LOST.

THAT'S WHERE INFORMATION

COMES IN.

AS THE NOAH PROGRAM

COORDINATOR, IT IS CINDY'S

JOB TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN

THE SCHOOLS WITH THE KIDS

BECAUSE WE'VE LEARNED THAT

CHILDREN ARE THE BEST

TEACHERS.

WE REALLY WORK WITH THE KIDS

AS MUCH AS WE CAN BECAUSE

THE KIDS WILL ACTUALLY TEACH

THEIR PARENTS.

Mark: LESSONS INCLUDE

IF YOU FEEL THE GROUND

SHAKING, DUCK, COVER, HOLD,

AND COUNT FOR 20 SECONDS.

AND IF YOU'RE NEAR THE

OCEAN, EVACUATE QUICKLY.

WE HAVE, IN JAPAN'S CASE,

IN 2011, LESS THAN TWO

MINUTES WHEN THE WAVE WAS

ACTUALLY ARRIVING.

SO YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT TO

DO IMMEDIATELY, AS SOON AS

YOU FEEL THE GROUND

SHAKING.

Mark: SCIENTISTS SAY A

GOOD RULE TO FOLLOW IS TO

HEAD 100 FEET ABOVE SEA

LEVEL OR A MILE INLAND.

DON'T WAIT FOR SIRENS OR

OTHER WARNINGS.

NO COMMUNITY IS

TSUNAMI-PROOF.

BUT POPULATION CENTERS CAN

BECOME WHAT IS CALLED

TSUNAMI-READY.

I'M HERE IN SEWER, ALASKA,

WHERE CITY LEADERS HAVE SET

THE EXAMPLE IN MAKING SURE

RESIDENTS ARE PREPARED.

DAVID SQUIRES IS A PRETIRED

RETIRED FIRE CHIEF.

THEY ARE MEETING

COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY

REQUIREMENTS ACQUIRED BY

NOAH'S NATIONAL WEATHER

SERVICE.

IT IS NOT IF, IT'S WHEN.

IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.

WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR

THAT.

THERE IS AN EARTHQUAKE EVERY

DAY IN THE STATE OF ALASKA,

SOME PLACE.

Mark: AROUND TOWN

YOU'LL FIND SIRENS,

EVACUATION INFORMATION, AND

SIGNS MARKING THE TSUNAMI

VAEVACUATION ROUTE.

THEY TAKE IT VERY

SERIOUSLY.

ANNUALLY, WE DO A LIVE

CODE TEST TO COINCIDE WITH

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT

QUAKE IN '64.

Mark: MARCH 27, 1964, A

LARGE EARTHQUAKE GENERATED A

DEADLY TSUNAMI WHICH

DESTROYED THE COASTLINE.

W.C. CASEY WAS 12 YEARS OLD

AT THE TIME AND EVACUATED

WITH HIS FAMILY.

MY DAD, ACTUALLY,

AFTERWARDS SAID AS WE WERE

GOING THROUGH THE BOAT

HARBOR AREA AND UP THE HILL,

HE ACTUALLY SAW THE

TIDALWAVE COMING BEHIND US.

ANY COASTAL COMMUNITY, IT IS

DEVASTATING THE POWER AND

AWESOMENESS OF A TSUNAMI.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT THAT

POWER WILL DO IN REGARDS TO

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PEOPLE

ARE LIKE ANTS IN A TSUNAMI.

Mark: THAT'S WHY

SCIENTISTS WORK TO HONE

THEIR TSUNAMI FORECASTING

SKILLS, AND ENCOURAGE

COASTAL DWELLERS AND

VISITORS TO GET EDUCATED AND

HEED THE WARNINGS.

Wendy: MARK, WHAT A

FASINATING STORY.

IN ALASKA, THERE IS AN

EARTHQUAKE DEAFE EVERY DAY,

SO THEY'RE SUSCEPTIBLE TO

TSUNAMIS.

Mark: AND IT IS NOT A

QUESTION OF IF, IT IS WHEN.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO

MONITOR THE WAVES.

Wendy: AND LIVING HERE

ON VIRGINIA BEACH, WE NEED

TO BE EXTRA READY.

Mark: VIGILANT, YOU

BET.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A WORLD

WAR II VETERAN AND HIS WIFE

CELEBRATE A RARE MILESTONE

TOGETHER.

Mark: YOU MIGHT HAVE

HEARD OF THE GOLDEN

ANNIVERSARY, OF COURSE,

WHICH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF

MARRIAGE.

Wendy: BUT WHAT ABOUT

THE PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY?

A WORLD WAR II VETERAN AND

HIS WIFE RECENTLY CELEBRATED

70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

WILLIAM PARSON KNEW TO NOT

TAKE EVERYTHING ANYTHING FOR

GRANTED.

SO WHEN HE MET MERCEDES, HE

DIDN'T WAIT.

THEY MARRIED THREE DAYS

AFTER THEIR FIRST

CONVERSATION.

SUB MARRIAGE PEOPLE DON'T

WAIT AROUND, YOU SEE.

I T DIDN'T THINK ABOUT

THAT, THAT WE'D GET TO 70

YEARS.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

ARGUMENTS.

I DON'T CARE WHAT.

YOU JUST HAVE TO WORK

THROUGH IT.

THAT'S ABOUT IT.

THERE ARE NO MAGIC WORDS

TO IT.

IT IS JUST SOMETHING THAT

HAPPENED, AND WE'RE VERY

THANKFUL FOR IT.

Wendy: WOW, WE NEED TO

BRING BACK THOSE SUBMARINE

GUYS.

WILLIAM AND MERCEDES HAVE

FOUR CHILDREN, SIX

GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HALLELUJAH.

Mark: YOU LIVE IN A

MILITARY COMMUNITY, YOU CAN

FIND A SUBMARINE GUY.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

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