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CBN NewsWatch: October 22, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Oct 22: US drone strike investigations point to civilian deaths, Lawmakers vow to fight EPA's 'war on coal', 'Hero' teacher dies confronting school shooter, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THE DEBATE OVER DRONE

STRIKES.

WHY SOME SAY THE U.S. HAS

CARRIED OUT WAR CRIMES WITH

DEADLY DRONES.

Wendy: PLUS, HOW THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY WENT AROUND CONGRESS

TO HELP WAGE A WAR ON COAL.

Mark: AND CBN NEWS

TRAVELS TO GREECE TO LOOK AT

THE NEO NAZI GROUP GOLDEN

DAWN AND THEIR PLAN FOR

THEIR COUNTRY.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

NEW SCRUTINY TONIGHT

DIRECTED AT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S USE OF

DRONE STRIKES.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THIS TIME PEOPLE ARE CALLING

INTO QUESTION THE CIVILIAN

DEATHS DRONES HAVE

REPORTEDLY CAUSED, BOTH

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH HAVE

RELEASED REPORTS DOCUMENTING

THE DEATHS OF DOZENS OF

CIVILIANS IN PAKISTAN AND

YEMEN.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

Reporter: ON THE GROUND

INVESTIGATIONS SHOW NOT ONLY

THE AFTERMATH OF DRONE

KILLINGS, BUT THE SURVIVING

FAMILY MEMBERS' GRIEF,

ANGER, AND CONFUSION.

THIS YEMEN MOTHER SAYS HER

TAXI DRIVER SON HAD NO IDEA

HE WAS TRANSPORTING

SUSPECTED MILITANTS.

HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE WAS

EXCITED FOR AN OPPORTUNITY

TO EARN SOME MONEY.

AND THIS WOMAN EXPLAINS THE

INJURIES OF THIS LITTLE

GIRL, WHO WAS HIT BY

SHRAPNEL FROM A MISSILE.

SHE IS ILL.

SHE VOMITS AND SCREAMS

BECAUSE OF HER STOMACH.

Reporter: IN ALL, HUMAN

RIGHTS WATCH HAS CONCLUDED

THAT U.S. DRONES KILLED 57

CIVILIANS IN YEMEN SINCE

2009.

IN PAKISTAN, AMNESTY

INTERNATIONAL SAYS IT HAS

EVIDENCE THAT DRONE STRIKES

KILLED MORE THAN 30 INNOCENT

PEOPLE SINCE 2012.

THE U.S. MAY HAVE

COMMITTED WAR CRIMES OR

EXECUTED EXECUTIONS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

KILLING OF A GRANDMOTHER IN

FRONT OF HER GRANDCHILDREN

IN A FIELD.

Reporter: AMNESTY AND

HUMAN RIGHTS ASKS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO

INVESTIGATE.

WE'RE CALLING FOR TRARNS

TRANSPARENCY INTO THE

KILLINGS WE HAVE

IDENTIFIED.

SO THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED

IN THOSE STRIKES CAN HAVE

SOME UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT

HAPPENED, THE PEOPLE CAN BE

HELD ACCOUNTABLE, AND WE

HOPE THOSE INVESTIGATIONS

WILL HELP SHAPE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY

GOING FORWARD.

Reporter: IN MAY, THE

PRESIDENT SAYS DRONE STRIKES

ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNLESS

THERE IS NEAR CERTAINTY THAT

CIVILIANS WILL NOT BE

HARMED, AND HE DEFENDED THE

USE OF DRONES.

President Obama:

CONVENTIONAL AIR POWER OR

MISSILES ARE FAR LESS

PRECISE THAN DRONES AND ARE

LIKELY TO CAUSE MORE

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES AND MORE

LOCAL OUTRAGE.

Reporter: BUT THE HUMAN

RIGHTS GROUPS SAY THE

ADMINISTRATION HAS SINCE

FAILED TO PROVIDE

TRANSPARENCY ABOUT ITS DRONE

ATTACKS AND MUST COME

CLEAN.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE

SIGNAL IT IS SENDING TO THE

REST OF THE WORLD.

IS KILLING PEOPLE WITH DRONE

TECHNOLOGY, WITH IMPUNITY,

WITH SECRECY, THE MESSAGE

THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO SEND

TO ALL OTHER GOVERNMENTS

THAT WILL ACQUIRE THIS

TECHNOLOGY?

Reporter: ON FRIDAY A

U.N. REPORT ALSO CALLED ON

THE ADMINISTRATION TO REVEAL

THE NUMBER OF CIVILIANS

KILLED BY AMERICAN DRONES.

SO FAR THE ADMINISTRATION

HAS NOT RESPONDED TO ANY OF

THE REPORTS.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: JOINING US NOW

WITH MORE IS CLIFF MAY, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION

FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES.

CLIFF, DRONE STRIKES HAVE

BEEN AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON

AGAINST KNOWN TERRORISTS.

SHOULD THESE CIVILIAN

CASUALTIES CAUSE US TO

RE-THINK THE USE OF DRONE

STRIKES?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES ARE

ALWAYS TRAGIC.

THEY HAPPEN EN ALL WARS.

WHAT WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE

THIS IS A WAR.

WE HAVE TO GO AFTER

AL-QAEDA AND SIMILAR

ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE WAGING

A WAR AGAINST US.

DRONES ARE PROBABLY THE MOST

PRECISE WAY OF DOING THAT

WITH THE LEAST POSSIBLE

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES YOU CAN

HAVE.

THE DRONES ARE VERY

ACCURATE.

YOU CAN BE WATCHING

BEFOREHAND MOST OF THE

PIME.

WHA TIME.

WHAT THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE

ATTEMPTS TO DO IS MAKE SURE

THAT THE TARGET IS ALONE AND

IN AN ISOLATED AREA.

PART OF THE PROBLEM IS

DEFINING WHAT IS A

CIVILIAN.

al-QAEDA TERRORISTS PUT

THEMSELVES INTO THE MIDDLE

OF VILLAGES, THEY HIRE

COOKS, THEY HIRE DRIVERS,

AND PEOPLE TO DO THEIR

WASH.

THEY HAVE RELATIVES AROUND

THEM.

ARE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE

CIVILIANS?

OR ARE THEY NOT?

I'M AFRAID THAT THOSE WHO

TELL US NOT TO USE DRONES

SAY THERE IS NO OTHER WEAPON

YOU CAN USE, AND THEREFORE

YOU HAVE TO DISARM, EVEN

THOUGH WE KNOW VERY WELL

THAT AL-QAEDA DOES NOT

INTEND TO DISARM.

IT IS WAGING A WAR AGAINST

US.

Mark: CLIFF, SHOULD

MORE BE DONE TO PREVENT

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES?

I SUSPECT EVERYTHING THAT

CAN BE DONE IS BEING DONE.

I SUSPECT FURTHER THAT

CIVILIANS ARE BEING USED AS

HUMAN SHIELDS BY

AL-QAEDA.

THAT IS AGAINST THE MOST

BASIC LAWS OF WAR.

BUT, AGAIN, IF YOU SAY,

OKAY, WE'RE DOING ANYTHING

WE CAN, BUT ANY TIME WE SEE

A WOMAN OR A CHILD OR

SOMEONE WE CANNOT IDENTIFY

AS AN al-QAEDA OPERATIVE

WE WILL NOT STRIKE, I

GUARANTEE YOU al-QAEDA

PEOPLE WILL HAVE WITH THEM

TWO OR THREE WOMEN OR

CHILDREN ALL OF THE TIME.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL DO IF

THEY KNOW THAT'S A WAY TO

PREVENT US FROM KILLING

THEM.

YOU WOULD LIKE THE PEOPLE IN

THESE VILLAGES TO KNOW IT IS

VERY DANGEROUS TO BE AROUND

THESE al-QAEDA TYPES, THAT

THEY DO BRING MISSILES DOWN

ON THEM AND ON THESE

VILLAGES.

ALTHOUGH, TO BE FAIR, THEY

MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO

ANYTHING TO GET THESE PEOPLE

TO LEAVE.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE WEAPONS

AND THEY'RE BRUTAL.

COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM, AND

THEY'LL PROBABLY KILL YOU.

AND THAT KIND OF KILLING

THAT GOES ON CONSTANTLY, AS

WELL AS THE BOMBING OF

CHURCHES AND SHIIA MOSQUES,

I'M AFRAID HUMAN RIGHTS AND

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DON'T

HAVE A LOT OF TIME OR

ATTENTION TO THAT.

Mark: DO YOU THINK

DRONE STRIKES HAVE SAVED

AMERICAN LIVES BY STOPPING

TERROR ATTACKS BEFORE THEY

CAN BE CARRIED OUT?

NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

DRONES ARE A WEAPON.

IN A WAR, YOU MUST UTILIZE

WEAPONS.

DRONES ARE A TACTIC.

THEY ARE NOT A STRATEGY.

BUT THEY ARE A USEFUL

WEAPON.

WE KNOW THAT THE VARIOUS

TERRORISTS WHO ARE PLOTTING

AGAINST US, THERE MUST BE

PRESSURE ON THEM AT ALL

TIMES.

THEY NEED TO BE WORRYING

THAT A MISSILE IS GOING TO

BE SITTING ON THEM ON THEIR

BREAKFAST TABLE.

IF WE DON'T GO AFTER THEM,

IF THEY'RE ABLE TO PLOT AND

CONSPIRE IN PEACE AND

SECURITY, THEN WE SHOULD

EXPECT MORE 9/11s BECAUSE

9/11 HAPPENED EXACTLY THAT

WAY.

WE DIDN'T GO AFTER THEM.

WE LET THEM PLOT, AND WE LET

THEM DO IT FOR A VERY LONG

TIME, AND THEN THEY HIT US

MASSIVELY, KILLING 3,000

PEOPLE, AS YOU KNOW, IN A

SINGLE DAY.

THEY ARE STILL HITTING US IN

PLACES LIKE BENGHAZI.

IF WE DO NOT TAKE THE WAR TO

THEM, I GUARANTEE YOU THEY

WILL DO BETTER TAKING THE

WAR TO US.

Mark: CLIFF MAY, THANKS

FOR BEING WITH US TODAY,

SIR.

THANK YOU, MARK.

Wendy: WELL, THE RECENT

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS LEFT

CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL AT A

40-YEAR LOW.

THE NEW POLL SHOWS ONLY 12%

OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF THE

JOB CONGRESS IS DOING.

AND ONLY 43% APPROVE OF

THEIR OWN REPRESENTATIVES IN

WASHINGTON.

77% DISAPPROVE OF THE WAY

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

HANDLED THE BUDGET TALKS.

SOME LAWMAKERS SHARE THE

SAME FEELING.

I JOIN THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE IN THEIR DISGUST OF

WHAT HAPPENED IN TERMS OF

THE SHUTDOWN OF GOVERNMENT.

SHUTTING DOWN THE

GOVERNMENT IN MY VIEW IS NOT

CONSERVATIVE POLICY.

SO THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT.

Wendy: EVEN SO, WITH

MID-TERM ELECTIONS NEXT

YEAR, TWO-THIRDS OF VOTERS

SAY THEY'RE LIKELY TO VOTE

FOR NEW REPRESENTATIVES.

Mark: THE SEPTEMBER

JOBS REPORT WAS TWO WEEKS

LATE DUE TO THE SHUTDOWN,

AND IT WAS DISAPPOINTING TO

THE ECONOMY.

EMPLOYERS ADDED ONLY 148,000

JOBS IN SEPTEMBER.

40,000 LESS THAN WHAT

ECONOMISTS EXPECTED.

THE REPORT FROM THE LABOR

DEPARTMENT IS BASED ON DATA

COLLECTED BEFORE THE

SHUTDOWN STARTED, SO IT

DOESN'T FACTOR IN THE

RESULTING FURLOUGHS.

MORE RECENT INDICATORS

SUGGEST WORSENING IN

OCTOBER.

Wendy: A BATTLE AGAINST

OBAMACARE'S CONSCEPTION

MANDATE COULD BE FOUGHT IN

THE SUPREME COURT.

THE MANDATE REQUIRES

BUSINESSES TO PROVIDE

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR

MORNING AFTER ABORTION PILLS

AND MORE.

HOHOBBY LOBBY IS ASKING THE

COURT TO HEAR THEIR CASE.

THEY SAY THE POLICY FORCES

THEM TO VIOLATE THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR PAY

MILLIONS IN FINES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES FILED A

NOTICE IN FEDERAL COURT TO

APPEAL THAT DECISION.

Mark: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN

KNOWN TO ENACT REGULATIONS

WHEN IT CAN'T GET WHAT IT

WANTS THROUGH LEGISLATION.

ONE OF THE LATEST EXAMPLES

INVOLVES THE E.P.A. GOING

AROUND CONGRESS WITH WHAT

MANY LAWMAKERS COMPLAIN IS A

WAR ON COAL.

A WAR THAT COULD KILL JOBS

AND MAKE YOUR ENERGY BILLS

HIGHER.

PAUL STRAND TELLS US HOW.

Reporter: THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY DECIDED IN LATE 2009

THAT CARBON DIOXIDE IS A

POLLUTANT, AND THEREFORE THE

AGENCY COULD REGULATE IT

UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT.

THE SUPREME COURT BACKED

THIS CONTROVERSIAL IDEA, AND

THAT SET THE E.P.A. LOOSE TO

IMPOSE NUMEROUS REGULATIONS

ON IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES.

IT HAS COME OUT WITH

REGULATIONS SO STRICT ON NEW

COAL PLANTS, SOME IN

CONGRESS SAY IT AMOUNTS TO A

WAR ON COAL.

THIS WAR ON COAL IS GOING

TO COST THOUSANDS OF JOBS.

THOSE THAT WORK IN THE

MINING INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS

THOSE THAT ARE DEPENDENT

UPON THE AFFORDABLE,

RELIABLE ELECTRICITY THAT

COAL PROVIDES.

IF THE E.P.A. THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY OR DOES IT STAND FOR

THE EMPLOYMENT PREVENTION

AGENCY.

IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY

IMMORAL FOR THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO PUT

HARD-WORKING, MIDDLE-CLASS

AMERICAN FAMILIES INTO

ECONOMIC DISTRESS, AND THAT

IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS WAR ON

COAL DOES.

LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR

SENIOR CITIZENS ON FIXED

INCOMES.

IF THESE REGULATIONS GO

FORTH, IT IS GOING TO BE

IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO COOL

THEIR HOMES IN THE SUMMER

AND HEAT THEM IN THE

WINTER.

SO IF YOU WANT TO TAKE

LOW-INCOME AND WORKING MOMS

AND DADS, SINGLE PARENTS,

AND MAKE THEIR LIVES MORE

MISERABLE, MORE DIFFICULT,

MAKE THEIR PAYCHECKS GO LESS

FAR, THESE ARE THE

REGULATIONS THAT WILL DO IT

IS.

Reporter: BUT THE

E.P.A. AND ITS ALLIES WARN

UNFETTERED GLOBAL WARMING

WILL UNLEASH SUPER STORMS

EVEN WORSE THAN SANDY AND BE

MUCH MORE DEVASTATING TO THE

ECONOMY.

SOME LAWMAKERS SAY THERE IS

A DEEPER ISSUE, THAT RULE BY

REGULATION, RATHER THAN

LEGISLATION FROM CONGRESS IS

ALSO DANGEROUS FROM

DEMOCRACY.

WHEN WE SEPARATE POWERS,

MONISKU SAID IF YOU LET THE

EXECUTIVE LEGISLATE, THERE

WILL BE A TYPE OF TYRANNY.

THIS IS A TYPE OF TYRANNY.

AND WE WILL FIGHT IT.

NOT JUST BECAUSE IT IS BAD

FOR JOBS AND COAL, BUT IT

GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING WE

STAND FOR.

Reporter: SOME SAY IN

THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY ARE

CHEERING NOW.

THE NATURAL INDUSTRY FELT

THEY'RE VERY CLEVER.

WE HAVE KNEE-CAPPED COAL,

AND EVERYTHING WILL SWITCH

AND WE'LL MAKE A FORTUNATE.

THE SIERRA CLUB HAS SINCE

ANNOUNCED THE SEEK QUAL

SEQUEL TO THEIR BEYOND COAL

CANE, AN CAMPAIGN.

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA GOT

ELECTED, HE CAMPAIGNED UNDER

A PLAN THAT SAID, UNDER MY

PLAN, ELECTRICITY RATES WILL

NECESSARILY SKYROCKET.

RECENTLY A CHIEF ADVISOR

SAID THAT A WAR ON COAL IS

EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED.

AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE

FIGHTING IN A BIPARTISAN WAY

TO BLOCK THE A OB

ADMINISTRATIOOBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S FIGHT ON

COAL.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

CONSENSUS IN CONGRESS ON HOW

MUCH MAN CAN REALLY FIGHT

THE THREAT OR EVEN HOW REAL

IT IS.

BUT THE E.P.A. BELIEVES

WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN THAT

THREAT, WHICH CARPIN THINKS

IS AMAZING BECAUSE IT IS

BASED ON COMPUTER REASONING

THAT MAY NOT BE RIGHT.

TO MAKE PEOPLE PAY HIGHER

BILLS EVERY MONTH BECAUSE OF

A COMPUTER MODEL THAT COULD

BE WRONG -- IT IS A CRAZY

WAY TO DO BUSINESS.

THE MODELS GET CHANGED ALL

OF THE TIME.

THE NEXT VERSION COULD SAY

SOMETHING TOTALLY

DIFFERENT.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Wendy: SYRIAN REBELS

ARE TRYING TO CAPTURE A

CHRISTIAN TOWN NEAR

DAMASCUS.

THE al-QAEDA-ING LINKED

REBELS HAVE DAMAGED AND

DISCRATED CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

IN THAT AREA, AND SI SEEM

TO BE TARGETING A MAIN

HOSPITAL.

A GROUP MET TO DISCUSS HOW

TO END THE WAR.

INCLUDING U.S. SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY.

Mark: ISLAMIC SHARI'A

LAW WILL SOON BE THE LAW OF

THE LAND IN BRUNEI.

HE SAYS IT SHOULD BE A FORM

OF SPECIAL GUIDANCE FROM

ALLAH AND WILL

BE, QUOTE,"PART OF THE SMALL

GREAT HISTORY OF THE

COUNTRY."

THE SULTAN SAYS THE LAW WILL

BE ENFORCED IN SIX MONTHS.

IT COULD INCLUDE PENALTIES

LIKE AMPUTATION FOR THEFT

AND STONING FOR ADULTERY.

THE SULTAN HAS BEEN HOPING

TO BOOST THE INFLUENCE OF

ISLAM.

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN

BRUNEI ARE MAINLY BUDDHISTS,

CHRISTIANS, AND PEOPLE AND

INDIGENOUS BELIEFS.

Wendy: HURRICANE

RAYMOND IS HOVERING OVER THE

PACIFIC COAST.

AUTHORITIES HAVE EVACUATED

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FROM

LOW-LYING COASTAL

COMMUNITIES AND ARE ASKING

THAT PEOPLE STAY OFF THE

ROADS AND HIGHWAY.

THE CATEGORY 2 STORM IS NOT

EXPECTED TO COME FULLY

ASHORE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

ARE DEPLOYED TO THE AREA.

THEY'RE STANDING BY TO HELP

VICTIMS WITH 14 MOBILE

KITCHENS, THREE WATER

PURIFICATION UNITS, AND

DOZENS OF CLEANUP SUPPLIES.

AND FOR MORE ON WHAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING AND HOW CAN YOU HELP,

YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: COMING UP, THE

FIGHT OVER ABORTION HEATS UP

IN TEXAS.

HOW SOME ARE TRYING TO BLOCK

NEW PRO-LIFE MEASURES.

HOB

Wendy: A NEVADA

COMMUNITY IS LOOKING FOR

ANSWERS AFTER A MIDDLE

SCHOOL STUDENT OPENED FIRE

ON THIS CLASSROOM ON

MONDAY.

Mark: TONIGHT TWO

PEOPLE ARE DEAD, THE YOUNG

GUNMAN AND A TEACHER WHO

AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING A

HERO.

Reporter: THE DOORS ARE

CLOSED TODAY TO SPARKS

MIDDLE SCHOOL.

AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING

FOR CLUES, AND INTERVIEWING

THE 20 TO 30 WITNESSES OF

MONDAY'S SHOOTING.

I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST

GOING TO GET SUSPENDED FOR A

FAKE GUN.

Reporter: BUT IT BECAME

VERY REAL WHEN THE

UNIDENTIFIED GUNMAN FIRED A

SHOT THE.

LIKE A LITTLE KID, HE

TOOK THE GUN OUT OF HIS BACK

POCKET AND HE WAS

THREATENING TO KILL THE

TEACHER.

AT THAT POINT, MY HEART WAS

RACING.

Reporter: MATH TEACHER

MICHAEL LANDSBERRY TRIED TO

PERSUADE THE YOUNG SHOOTER

TO PUT DOWN HIS WEAPON.

EYE WITNESSES SAY HE DIED

PROTECTING THEM.

HE SHOT THE TEACHER, AND

THE TEACHER FELL STRAIGHT TO

THE GROUND.

WHEN THE TEACHER TRIED TO

PULL IT AWAY, HE SHOT THE

TMP.

WE PICKED HIM UP, AND

THEN WE LEFT HIM BECAUSE OUR

VICE PRINCIPLE SAID GO, GO,

GO, GET TO SAFETY.

Reporter: HE WAS A MATH

TEACHER AND A FORMER

MARINE.

THE DEADLY SHOOTING WAS OVER

BEFORE POLICE EVEN ARRIVED

ON THE SCENE.

THE GUNMAN SHOOTING TWO

OTHER STUDENTS BEFORE

TURNING THE GUN ON HIM.

THE TWO STUDENTS ARE

RECOVERING TONIGHT, ONE SHOT

IN THE ARM AND THE OTHER IN

THE STOMACH.

MEANWHILE, AUTHORITIES ARE

STILL SEARCHING FOR A

MOTIVE.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WHAT A TRAGIC

STORY.

Mark: BUT A HERO IN THE

MIDST OF THAT.

SOMEONE WHO DIED TRYING TO

SAVE THE LIVES OF YOUNG

PEOPLE.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A LOOK

AT THE GROWING NEO NAZI

MOVEMENT IN GREECE.

Mark: LAWMAKERS IN

GREECE ARE DECIDING WHETHER

TO SUSPEND STATE FUNDING FOR

A GROUP CALLED GOLDEN DAWN.

LEADERS OF THE POLITICAL

PARTY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH

CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES AND

TERRORISM.

Wendy: GOLDEN DAWN IS

ALSO BEHIND A GROWING NEO

NAZI MOVEMENT IN GREECE.

FOR TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

DALE HURD TRAVELLED TO

ATHENS TO BRING US A BETTER

LOOK AT THIS GROUP.

Reporter: IN THE GREEK

TOWN OF RAFINA, MEMBERS OF

THE GROUP GOLDEN DAWN

MARCHED INTO A MARKET GROUP

BY IMMIGRANTS TO SELL THEIR

WEARS.

GOLDEN DAWN CHECKS FOR

BUSINESS PERMITS AND THEN

DESTROYS THE STANDS OF THOSE

WHO CAN'T PRODUCE A

DOCUMENT.

ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE

RAID, WHO IS ALSO A SITTING

PARLIAMENT MEMBER, SAID THEY

DID IT TO HONOR THE VIRGIN

MARY.

MEANWHILE, ON A GREEK TALK

SHOW, THE GOLDEN DAWN

SPOKESMAN THROWS WATER IN

THE FACE OF ONE FEMALE GUEST

AND THEN STARTS HITTING

ANOTHER, CALLING HER AN OLD

COMMY.

THE SIGHT OF A MAN HITTING A

WOMAN COST GOLDEN DAWN IN

THE POLLS INITIALLY, BUT THE

PARTY HAS ALREADY REBOUNDED,

AS GREEK SOCIETY CONTINUES

TO UNRAVEL, GOLDEN DOWN IS

RISING UP.

GREEKS ARE FACING AN ACUTE

SHORT TAPE O SHORTAGE OF

JOBS, FOOD AND MEDICINE.

GREEKS WANT A SAVIOR.

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS HAS

CAUSED MORE AND MORE GREEKS

TO LOSE FAITH IN THE

POLITICAL CLASS, AND THEY'RE

LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR

ANSWERS.

NOTHING CHANGES.

ONLY WITH THE REVOLUTION CAN

THINGS CHANGE.

IF THIS POLITICAL SYSTEM

DOESN'T CHANGE FOR NEW

PEOPLE TO COME IN, GREECE

WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD.

WE ARE LIVING MOMENTS FROM

THE APOCALYPSE.

Reporter: UNEMPLOYMENT

AMONG YOUNG ADULTS HAS HIT

AN INCREDIBLE 55%.

AND EXPERTS FEAR A REPLAY OF

THE 1930s WHEN A

DEPRESSION IN GERMANY HELPED

USHER HITLER TO POWER.

GOLDEN DAWN'S INITIAL

SUPPORT IS BETWEEN 10% AND

12%, BUT IT IS POSSIBLY

HIGHER.

IN A NATION WHERE

POLITICIANS DON'T SEEM TO

HAVE THE ANSWER, THE APPEAL

TO GOLDEN DAWN IS THAT IT

HAS AN ANSWER, EVEN IF IT IS

THE WRONG ANSWER.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: GOLDEN DAWN

HAS BEGUN TO TAKE ON SOME

GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS, EVEN

GIVING OUT FOOD.

GREEK POLICE, WHO REPORTED

SUPPORT GOLDEN DAWN IN LARGE

NUMBERS, ARE TELLING

CITIZENS WHO NEED HELP TO GO

TO GOLDEN DAWN.

BUT FOR IMMIGRANTS AND

REFUGEES, GOLDEN DAWN IS A

NIGHTMARE.

WE INTERVIEWED IMMIGRANTS IN

ATHENS WHO HIDE IN THEIR

APARTMENT TO KEEP FROM BEING

ATTACKED.

THEY ESCAPED FROM

AFGHANISTAN BUT NOW WANT TO

GO HOME, SAYING COMING TO

GREECE WAS THE BIGGEST

MISTAKE THEY EVER MADE.

THIS IS VERY BAD.

ONE POLITICAL PARTY WILL

HAVE THE WEAPONS AND

KNIVES.

THIS IS POLITICS?

THIS IS NOT POLITICS.

Reporter: AT THIS

CHRISTIAN CENTER NEAR

ATHENS, ANWAR AND HIS WIFE

MINISTER TO IMMIGRANTS.

THE PEOPLE YOU TALK WITH

HAVE A FEAR, WHICH THEY

DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.

THEY ARE HESITANT TO COME

OUT OF THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE

THEY KNOW SOMEBODY MIGHT

COME UP AND BEAT THEM UP.

Reporter: THE FEAR IS

THAT THE ECONOMIC SITUATION

WILL GET SO BAD THAT GREEKS

WILL CHOOSE A NEW RADICAL

WAY, THE WAY OF GOLDEN

DAWN.

I THINK THERE IS A

GROWING FRUSTRATION, JUST

THAT SENSE THAT THE COUNTRY

IS BEING LOST, WHETHER THAT

IS BEING LOST TO FOREIGNERS

OR LOST TO HISTORY.

Reporter: AT THIS

CHRISTIAN CENTER, PASTORS

BRIAN VANDERVET AND GAIL AND

HIS STAFF MINISTER TO A

SOCIETY THAT IS BREAKING

DOWN, AND TO CHURCH MEMBERS

WHO COULD BE AT RISK TO

FAR-RIGHT VIOLENCE.

GREEKS ARE FEELING LESS

IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN

LIVES.

I THINK ANYWHERE THAT

HAPPENS, YOU HAVE A RISE IN

THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

WE KEPT TALKING IN THE

CHURCH THERE IS NO CRISIS

WITH GOD.

WE REALLY MUST TRUST HIM

BECAUSE HE HAS PROMISED US

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO TO BED

BEGGING BREAD.

THAT WE WILL HAVE WHAT WE

NEED FOR THE DAY.

Reporter: DANGEROUS

TIMES COULD BE AHEAD FOR

THESE CHRISTIANS AND FOR A

LOT OF GREEKS.

IF GOLDEN DAWN EVER RISES TO

POWER.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, ATHENS.

Wendy: THANKS, DALE.

UP NEXT, A MAGICAL

HOMECOMING FOR A MAN WHO

SERVED OUR COUNTRY.

SEE THE SURPRISE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

NE NATS

Wendy: WE ALL KNOW THAT

MILITARY FAMILIES SACRIFICE

A LOT WHEN A LOVED ONE IS

DEPLOYED.

Mark: THAT'S WHY ONE

SOLDIER WANTED TO MAKE HIS

HOMECOMING AS MAGICAL AS

POSSIBLE.

ANDREA HURT AND HER TWO

CHILDREN TRAVELLED ALL THE

WAY TO NEBRASKA TO THE

HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH,

DISNEY WORLD.

THE THREE MADE A WISH

TOGETHER OUTSIDE BEAUTY AND

THE BEAST'S "BE OUR GUEST"

RESTAURANT.

WHEN THE DOORS TO THE

RESTAURANT OPENED, THEIR

DREAMS CAME TRUE.

I WAS SEEING THE LOVE OF

MY LIFE AND MY KIDS AND IT'S

REAL, AND I CAN HOLD THEM

AND TOUCH THEM.

[APPLAUSE]

Wendy: WOW, WHAT A

MEMORY.

THIS WAS KEVIN'S FIRST

DEPLOYMENT AND THE FIRST

TIME HE HAS BEEN AWAY FROM

HIS KIDS.

Mark: IT MAKES THAT

REUNION ALL THE MORE SWEET.

Wendy: THEY HAD NO IDEA

HE WAS GOING TO BE THERE.

YET SHE WAS DRESSED SO

PERFECTLY.

MAKES ME WONDER IF SHE HAD A

LITTLE INKLING.

Mark: I THINK SHE DID.

Wendy: THAT'S GOING TO

DO IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

--------------------------

-PROMOS, OCTOBER 22, 2013.

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