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CBN NewsWatch: March 13, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, March 13: Three Years: Syria's war the 'worst humanitarian crisis,' Gaza rocket fire on Israel is the largest barrage in two years, and New lead widens search for missing Malaysia jet, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

THREE YEARS OF FIGHTING.

A LOOK AT THE DEADLY SYRIAN

CIVIL WAR.

PLUS, WHAT HAPPENED TO

FLIGHT 370, MORE THEORIES

EMERGE AS THE SEARCH FOR THE

MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE

CONTINUES.

Mark: AND HOW

CYBERTERRORISM COULD POSE

THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE

AMERICAN ECONOMY.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THIS WEEKEND MARKS THE THIRD

ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIA'S CIVIL

WAR.

Mark: WHAT BEGAN AS

ISOLATED PROTESTS AGAINST

THE ASSAD GOVERNMENT HAS

BECOME WHAT SOME ARE CALLING

THE WORST HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS AND MODERN TIMES.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: EARLY IN

2011, WHILE SEAS OF THE ARAB

SPRING WERE GERMINATING,

SIGNS OF SYRIAN UPRISINGS.

PROTESTS AGAINST THE

COUNTRY'S DICTATOR,

PRESIDENT BASHAR

al-ASSAD, BEGAN TO

APPEAR AND YouTube.

THOSE PROTESTS WOULD

MUSHROOM INTO A FULL-SCALE,

THREE-YEAR CIVIL WAR WITH

STAGGERING COSTS.

MORE THAN 140,000 DEAD, AND

AT LEAST A THIRD OF THE

COUNTRY'S 23 MILLION PEOPLE

FORCED TO FLEE THEIR HOMES.

MILLIONS OF REFUGEES ARE NOW

LIVING IN CAMPS IN TURKEY,

LEBANON, AND JORDAN.

SYRIA IS RATED ONE OF THE

WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS

PLACES FOR CHILDREN, AND

THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN

MURDERED.

THE WAR ALSO HELP PRODUCE

CHAOS IN U.S. FOREIGN

POLICY.

President Obama: TO USE

POTENTIAL WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION ON CIVILIAN

POPULATIONS CROSSES ANOTHER

LINE, AND THAT IS GOING TO

BE A GAME CHANGE ARE.

Reporter: ONE RESULT,

REDUCED U.S. INFLUENCE IN

THE MIDDLE EAST, AND ALLIED

SKEPTICISM THAT AMERICA WILL

MAKE GOOD ON ITS

COMMITMENTS.

ASSAD RESURFACED IN DEM

DAMASCUS, A SIGN HE IS NOT

OVERLY WORRIED.

AND IT MAKES LIFE DANGEROUS

FOR CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

SYRIAN MINORITIES.

THEY HELD A GROUP OF

ORTHODOX NUNS HOSTAGE FOR

MONIES, RECENTLY LETING THEM

GO AFTER RECEIVING A

RANSOM.

AND THEY HAVE TARGETED

CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES.

IN THE TOWN OF ROCK, THEY'RE

FORCING CHRISTIANS TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM, PAY A TAX

OR, QUOTE,"FACE THE SWORD."

MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE DIED

AND THOUSANDS, SUCH AS

NICHOLAS GEORGE, HAVE FLED.

BECAUSE OF THE FIGHTING,

EVERYONE IN MY AREA WAS

STUCK INSIDE THEIR HOUSE.

THEY COULD NOT BUY

ANYTHING.

IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS FOR ME

EVEN TO TRY TO OPEN MY

SHOP.

Reporter: DIPLOMATS

MEETING IN EUROPE HAVE TRIED

TO FORGE AN AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE WARING FACTIONS,

BUT PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING

IN SYRIAN CITIES SIGNAL THAT

THE END TO THE CRISIS IS NOT

AT HAND.

IF YOU WERE, I THINK, A

CHRISTIAN FATHER IN SYRIA,

LOOKING AT YOUR CHILDREN AND

THEIR FUTURE, I THINK YOU

WOULD WANT THEM TO GET OUT.

AND NOT JUST NOW FOR SAFETY,

BUT FOR THE FUTURE, TOO.

I THINK YOU WOULD BE SAYING,

GO TO EUROPE, GO TO

AMERICA.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS

WE TURN TO TONY MADRON, HE

IS A RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE

FOUNDATION FOR THE DEFENSE

OF DEMOCRACIES.

TONY, IS THERE ANY END IN

SIGHT OF THE CIVIL WAR IN

SYRIA?

THIS SEEMS TO BE A

PROTRACTED CONFLICT,

ESPECIALLY IN THE ABSENCE OF

A DECISIVE INTERFERENCE.

THE REGIME HAS OUTSIDE

SUPPORTERS ON ITS SIDE.

BUT IT HAS NOT TILTED THE

BATTLE DECISIVELY IN ITS

FAVOR.

ON THE OPPOSITION SIDE,

HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN NO

DECISIVE OUTSIDE FACTOR TO

HELP PUSH IT IN THE OPPOSITE

DIRECTION.

Mark: TONY, THE ASAD

REGIME HAS USED CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ON ITS OWN.

SHOULD THE WORLD BE DOING

MORE?

WITHOUT QUESTION.

THIS IS A REGIME THAT HAS

USED ALL KINDS OF ILLEGAL

METHODS OF WARFARE AGAINST

ITS OWN PEOPLE, MIND YOU,

NOT AGAINST AN OUTSIDE

ENEMY.

FROM CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO

INDISCRIMINATE BOMBING OF

CIVILIAN NATIONS.

THE WEST HAS TALKED A BIG

GAME, BUT HAS DONE LITTLE TO

NOTHING TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT

THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE.

BECAUSE IT REALLY DOESN'T

HAVE YET, I DON'T THINK, A

CLEAR END GAME OF WHAT IT

WANTS TO SEE IN SYRIA.

IT SAYS IT WANTS THE ASSAD

REGIME OUT, BUT THEN ALSO IT

SAYS IT WANTS TO HAVE SOME

CONTINUITY IN THE SO-CALLED

INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE,

WHICH REALLY DON'T EXIST

ANYMORE.

SO THERE IS REALLY A LOT OF

STRATEGIC CONFUSION ON THE

SIDE OF THE UNITED STATES IN

PARTICULAR, AND THAT HAS

TRANSLATED ON THE GROUND IN

SYRIA AS WELL.

Mark: WHAT DO YOU THINK

COMES NEXT FOR SYRIA?

I THINK FOR NOW WE ARE

GOING TO SEE CONTINUED

BLOODSHED AND PROTRACTED

CONFLICT.

THE REGIME, LIKE I SAID, HAS

BEEN MAKING CERTAIN GAINS IN

CERTAIN AREAS.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT

THAT IT HAS REALLY A FREE

HAND TO DO WHATEVER IT

WANTS.

EVER SINCE IT SIGNED THAT

CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGREEMENT

WITH THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY, IT HAS BEEN GIVEN

LEEWAY TO PURSUE WARFARE AS

IT PLEASES.

IT WILL CONTINUE TO TACK

ADVANTAGTAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THAT.

BACKED BY MALITIAS ON ITS

SIDE, AS WELL AS THE

RUSSIANS.

IT IS TAKING BITE BY BITE,

INCH BY INCH, AS OPPOSED TO

A MASSIVE BATTLE THAT TILTS

THE WHOLE MOMENTUM TO ITS

FAVOR.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO

CONTINUE TO SEE THIS KIND OF

DRAGGED OUT, GRUELING,

BLOODY PROCESS WE'VE BEEN

SEEING FOR THE PAST THREE

YEARS, UNFORTUNATELY.

Mark: THANKS FOR YOUR

TIME, SIR.

MY PLEASURE.

Wendy: THE ISLAMIC

JIHAD GROUP IS AGREEING TO A

CEASE-FIRE, THAT AFTER

FIRING MORE ROCKETS INTO

SOUTHERN ISRAEL.

THE MILITANT GROUP BEGAN

THEIR ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY,

JUST AS THE BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER VISITED THE AREA TO

PROMOTE PEACE.

Reporter: ISLAMIC JIHAD

TERRORISTS, BACKED BY IRAN,

LAUNCHED DOZENS OF ROCKETS

FROM THE HEART OF GAZA ON

WEDNESDAY.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID

ISRAEL WOULDN'T TOLERATE

TERROR FROM A

HAMAS-CONTROLLED GAZA

STRIP.

IF THERE IS NO CALM IN

THE SOUTH, THERE WILL BE NO

CALM IN GAZA, AND THAT'S AN

UNDERSTATEMENT.

I CALL UPON THE RESIDENTS OF

THE SOUTH TO FOLLOW THE

INSTRUCTIONS.

THE PEOPLE WILL DO ITS JOB.

Reporter: THE ISRAELI

AIR FORCE STRUCK NEARLY 30

TERROR SITES IN RETALIATION

FOR THE BARAGE.

THE I.D. SAID IT TARGETED

FRACTURES THE TERRORISTS

USED FOR TRAINING AND

CARRYING OUT ATTACKS.

AT LEAST 30 ROCKETS

EXPLODED, BUT CAUSED INTO

INJURIES.

SEVERAL ROCKETS WERE

INTERCEPTED BY THE IRON DOME

INTERCEPTION SYSTEM.

ISLAM JIHAD CLAIMED IT FIRED

THE ROCKETS IN RETALIATION

FOR THE DEATH OF THREE OF

ITS MEMBERS KILLED IN AN

ISRAELI AIR STRIKE.

THE I.D. F. RELEASED THIS

VIDEO, IT SAYS CLEARLY SHOWS

THOSE THREE TERRORISTS

LAUNCHING A MORTER SHELL AT

ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND RUNNING

FROM THE SITE.

DAVID CAMERON SAYS HIS

COUNTRY STANDS WITH ISRAEL

ON SECURITY MATTERS.

LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT

THESE ATTACKS FROM GAZA, WE

CONDEMN THEM COMPLETELY.

THEY'RE A REMINDER, ONCE

AGAIN, OF THE IMPORTANCE OF

MAINTAINING AND SECURING

ISRAEL'S FUTURE, AND THE

SECURITY THREATS THAT YOU

FACE.

AND YOU HAVE BRITAIN'S

SUPPORT IN FACING THOSE

SECURITY TESTS.

Reporter: CAMERON IS

HERE ON A 30-HOUR VISIT IN

PART TO PROMOTE THE U.S.

SPONSORED

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

TALKS.

NETANYAHU SAID THERE CAN

ONLY BE GENUINE PEACE IF

IRAN-BACKED TERRORISTS CAN'T

FIRE ROCKETS AT ISRAEL.

CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Mark: IRAN IS CALLING

THE RECENT SHACKLING OF

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI A

MISTAKE.

HE IS IMPRISONED THERE FOR

HIS FAITH.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE REPORTS HE WAS

RECENTLY TAKEN FROM HIS JAIL

TO A HOSPITAL FOR

MUCH-NEEDED MEDICAL

TREATMENT.

BUT INSTEAD OF RECEIVING

HELP, HE WAS SHACKLED AND

NOT GIVEN ANY CARE.

THE ACLJ SAYS THE

INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY OVER

PASTOR SAEED'S TREATMENT

MADE IRAN REMOVE THE

SHACKLES.

FOR MORE ON HOW YOU CAN HELP

CALL FOR HIS RELEASE, VISIT

OUR WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: RUSSIA IS

GATHERING THOUSANDS OF

TROOPS AT THE BORDER WITH

UKRAINE, CALLING THE MOVE

PRACTICE FOR COMBAT

MISSIONS.

THE RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER

SAYS ABOUT 10,000 TROOPS ARE

INVOLVED, ALONG WITH VARIOUS

ROCKET LAUNCHERS, TANKS, AND

OTHER WEAPONS.

THE EXERCISE COMES AS THE

PENINSULA OF CRIMEA IS STILL

UNCLEAR.

ON SUNDAY, VOTERS WILL

DECIDE WHETHER TO REMAIN

PART OF UKRAINE OR TO SPLIT

AND JOIN RUSSIA.

WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE

WARNING RUSSIA IT WILL FACE

BACKLASH IF IT DOESN'T BACK

DOWN IN UKRAINE.

Mark: MORE QUESTIONS

TONIGHT OVER THE MISSING

MALAYSIAN PLANE.

SEARCH CREWS ARE EXPANDING

THEIR TERRITORY, THAT AS

U.S. OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE THEY

THINK THE FLIGHT WAS IN THE

AIR HOURS AFTER CHECKING IN

AT ITS LAST KNOWN LOCATION.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: INVESTIGATORS

NOW BELIEVE THAT THE MISSING

MALAYSIAN PLANE MAY HAVE

FLOWN FOR FIVE HOURS, THAT'S

FOUR MORE THAN THEY FIRST

THOUGHT.

THE THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

REPORTS THE CLUE IS BASED ON

DATA AUTOMATICALLY

TRANSMITTED FROM THE

BOEING'S ENGINES.

THIS LATEST LEAD RAISES ALL

KINDS OF NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT

WHO AND WHY SOMEONE ON BOARD

MAY HAVE DIVERTED THE PLANE,

AND IT ALSO EXPANDS THE

SEARCH AREA AGAIN.

IF THE PLANE FLEW FOR FOUR

MORE HOURS AFTER LAST MAKING

CONTACT, THAT IS AN EXTRA

2200 NAUTICAL MILES.

BUT MALAYSIA'S ACTING

DEFENSE MINISTER DENIES THAT

THE ENGINE'S DATA SHOWS AN

EXTRA FOUR HOURS OF FLIGHT.

THOSE REPORTS ARE

INACCURATE.

THE LAST TRANSMISSION WAS AT

0127, WHICH INDICATES THAT

EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL.

Reporter: AUTHORITIES

HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR SIX

DAYS NOW, WITH NOTHING TO

SHOW.

TODAY PLANES CHECKED OUT AN

AREA WERE CHINESE SATELLITE

IMAGES SHOWED POSSIBLE

DEBRIS, BUT THEY FOUND

NOTHING.

MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES ARE

FACING TOUGH QUESTIONS FOR

THEIR HANDLING OF THE

INVESTIGATION.

AT TIMES THEY HAVE ISSUED

CONFLICTING AND CONFUSING

STATEMENTS.

FOR FAMILIES OF THE MISSING

PASSENGERS, THE WAIT IS

EXCRUCIATING.

THERE IS NOTHING.

IT JUST DISAPPEARED OFF THE

FACE OF THE EARTH.

AND IF WE COULD JUST FIND

SOME WRECKAGE OR SOMETHING,

IT WOULD BE A HELP,

PROBABLY.

BUT NOT THIS.

Reporter: AMERICAN

EXPERTS FROM THE NATIONAL

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

AND THE FEDERAL AVIATION

ADMINISTRATION HAVE NOW

JOINED THE INVESTIGATION,

AFTER BEING SHUT OUT FOR

DAYS.

SO FAR AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT

RULED OUT ANY POSSIBLE

CAUSE.

THAT INCLUDES MECHANICAL

FAILURE, PILOT ERROR,

SABOTAGE, AND TERRORISM.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: COMING UP, CBN

NEWS SITS DOWN WITH

ARIZONA'S HEADLINE-MAKING

GOVERNOR, JAN BREWER.

Mark: CATHOLIC GROUPS

IN OKLAHOMA HAVE FILED A NEW

CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT TO

BLOCK PORTIONS OF

OBAMACARE'S CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE.

THE CATHOLIC BENEFITS

ASSOCIATION IS A GROUP OF

NEARLY 200 CATHOLIC

EMPLOYERS.

THEY WANT TO STOP THE

MANDATE FORCING EMPLOYERS TO

PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE

COVERAGE FOR BIRTH CONTROL

AND ABORTION-INDUCING

DRUGS.

CATHOLIC LEADERS SAY THOSE

VIOLATE CATHOLIC TEACHING.

CATHOLIC BUSINESSES ARE NOT

EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATE.

Wendy: ARIZONA GOVERNOR

JAN BREWER WILL RETIRE AT

THE END OF THIS TERM.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT ENDS MONTHS

OF SPECULATION OVER A

POSSIBLE CHALLENGE TO

CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED

TERM LIMITS IN THE STATE.

ALTHOUGH SHE WON'T BE

FIGHTING FOR A THIRD TERM,

BREWER ISN'T KNOWN FOR

BACKING DOWN FROM WHAT SHE

BELIEVES.

DAVID BRODY HAS MORE.

David: GOVERNOR JAN

BREWER ISN'T AFRAID TO TAKE

A STAND.

THAT HAS LED TO A NUMBER OF

POLITICAL ENEMIES, FROM

ABORTION TO IMMIGRATION.

[YELLING]

David: HER ENEMY LIST

HAS ALSO HELPED HER BECOME A

CONSERVATIVE SUPER HERO

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU HEAR THAT PHRASE,

WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR

MIND?

WELL, IT IS UNBELIEVABLE

TO ME.

I THINK THEY SAY THAT, AND

THEN THEY EXPECT SO MUCH

FROM ME THAT SOMETIMES I

FEEL LIKE I CAN'T LIVE UP TO

THEIR EXPECTATIONS.

David: SHE HAS LIVED

UP TO EXPECTATIONS BY

PUTTING HER GOVERNOR

SIGNATURE ON A NUMBER OF

ISSUES.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE BIBLE CAN

BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL.

SHE BALANCED THE BUDGET

THROUGH TOUGH BUDGET CUTS.

AND EVEN BROUGHT BACK THE

STATE CHRISTMAS TREE.

THEN THERE IS ABORTION.

DOZENS OF PRO-LIFE BILLS

HAVE BEEN MADE LAW,

INCLUDING BANNING MOST

ABORTIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS OF

PREGNANCY AND DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

IT WASN'T TOUGH, REALLY,

FOR ME BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN

WHAT I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE IN THE RIGHT TO

LIFE.

David: BREWER'S

TOUGHEST FIGHT CAME OVER

IMMIGRATION AND WENT TO THE

SUPREME COURT.

THE FAMOUS SENATE BILL 1070

ALLOWS ARIZONA LAW

ENFORCEMENT TO CHECK THE

IMMIGRATION STATUS OF ANYONE

DURING ROUTINE STOPS.

CRITICS CALL IT RACIAL

PROFILING, AND OPPONENTS SEE

IT AS ENFORCE U.S.

IMMIGRATION POLICY.

THE COURT HELD UP THAT PART

OF THE LAW.

THE SIGNING OF SENATE

BILL 1070 WAS A VERY

DIFFICULT TIME FOR ME,

PERSONALLY, BECAUSE I KNEW

IMMEDIATELY, ALTHOUGH WE

MONITORED THE BILL AND

AMENDED THE BILL IN THE

LEGISLATURE, IT WAS GOING TO

BE A LIGHTNING ROD.

HOWEVER, I DIDN'T KNOW OR

REALIZE AT THE TIME JUST HOW

BIG OF A LIGHTNING ROD IT

WAS GOING TO BE.

MANY A NIGHT I WOULD SIT ON

MY PATIO AND THINK, YOU

KNOW, JESUS, HOLD MY HAND.

YOU GOT ME HERE, AND NOW

YOU'VE GOT TO GET ME THROUGH

ALL OF THIS.

David: SHE RELIED ON

THAT DIVINE DEPENDENCE

OFTEN.

YOUR FAITH MUST HAVE GOTTEN

YOU THROUGH MANY OF THE

TOUGH TIMES, INCLUDING JOHN,

YOUR SON, WHO PASSED IN 2007

OF CANCER.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE AND HOW

DID YOU DEAL WITH IT,

ESPECIALLY FROM A FAITH

PERSPECTIVE?

GOD HAS ALWAYS GOTTEN ME

THROUGH IT.

HE HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN.

SOMETIMES I HAVEN'T

UNDERSTOOD WHY HE HAS DONE

THING OR WHY THINGS HAPPEN,

BUT I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN,

AND HE HAS OPENED UP SO MANY

DOORS TOR ME.

AND HE HAS GIVEN ME A SHIELD

ON SO MANY OCCASIONS WHERE I

THOUGHT THE WHOLE WORLD WAS

GOING TO FALL APART AROUND

ME AND I WOULD BE STANDING

THERE ALONE.

David: NOBODY KNOWS

EXACTLY WHAT THE FUTURE

HOLDS FOR JAN BREWER, BUT

SHE PLANS TO CONTINUE MOVING

ON THE ONLY WAY SHE KNOWS

HOW.

I GOT INVOLVED IN

POLITICS BECAUSE I BELIEVED

THAT I COULD MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

AND MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD

ME, AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE,

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR HOW

YOU DO IT, YOU LEAVE A

LITTLE FOOTPRINT.

AND THAT'S YOUR LEGACY.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS, IN PHOENIX,

ARIZONA.

Mark: UP NEXT, FIND OUT

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT

YOURSELF FROM

CYBERTERRORISM.

CHARGERS

Wendy: WELL, IN THIS

AGE OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY WITH

LIVE IN MEANS A NEW STYLE OF

WARFARE.

Mark: ATTACKS ON OUR

ECONOMY AND OUR FINANCES BY

COMPUTERS.

DALE HURD EXPLAINS.

Reporter: AMERICA FACES

MORE TERRORIST ATTACKS, BUT

NOT THE KIND YOU EXPECT.

SCYBERTERRORISTS ARE POSED

TO LAUNCH A MASSIVE ASSAULT

ON THE U.S. ECONOMY.

THAT'S THE CONCLUSION OF

SECURITY EXPERT KEVIN

FREEMAN.

HE SAYS THEY HAVE DONE IT

BEFORE AND THE SIGNS ARE IN

PLACE THEY CAN DO IT AGAIN,

HURTING THE FINANCES OF

ORDINARY AMERICANS.

IN THEIR RETIREMENT

ACCOUNTS, MORTGAGES AND

SAVINGS.

BUT HE ALSO SAYS YOU DON'T

NEED TO PANIC.

YOU CAN BE PREPARED.

IN HIS NEW BOOK, "GAME

PLAN," FREEMAN LAYS OUT

BASIC STEPS PEOPLE CAN TAKE

TO WITHSTAND THE COMING

STORM.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS,

EPHRAIM GRAHAM RECENTLY

SPOKE WITH KEVIN FREEMAN

ABOUT PROTECTING YOURSELF

AGAINST CYBERTERRORISM.

TAKE A LOOK.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE

THREATS WE FACE?

THERE ARE THREE THAT ARE

MAJOR.

ONE WOULD BE A CYBERATTACK.

SOMEONE WOULD HACK INTO THE

SYSTEMS AND CAUSE THEM TO

STOP WORKING.

THE SECOND WOULD BE AN

ELECTRIC MAGNETIC PULSE

ATTACK.

YOU WOULD BASICALLY WIPE OUR

ELECTRIC GRID AND ANYTHING

THAT USES COMPUTER CHIPS.

THE THIRD WOULD BE TO

SOMEHOW CRASH OUR DOLLAR BY

DUMPING BONDS.

THE CHINESE OR THE RUSSIANS

CAN DUMP ALL OF THE BONDS

AND PUT US IN THE POOR

HOUSE.

NUMBER ONE, WE NEED TO BUILD

RESILIENCY.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THE

CAPABILITY OF BRINGING IT

BACK UP QUICKLY IF WE GO

DOWN.

IT MEANS LOTS OF BACKUPS AND

SYSTEMS.

THE N.S.A. IS WORKING ON

THAT.

IN THE EVENT OF AN E.M.P.,

WE'VE GOT TO INCREASE THE

TRANSFORMER PROTECTION.

YOU CAN DO THAT.

IT COSTS A LITTLE BIT OF

MONEY, BUT WE HAVEN'T DONE

THAT YET.

IN THE CASE OF OUR DEBT, WE

NEED TO GET OUT OF IT.

WE NEED TO REDUCE OUR DEBT.

STOP SPENDING.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

ATTACKS ON THE POWER GRID.

WHAT EFFECT WOULD THAT HAVE

ON OUR FINANCIAL SYSTEM?

IF WE HAVE NO

ELECTRICITY, YOU CAN'T GET

MONEY FROM AN A.T.M., AND IT

STOPS THE STOCK MARKET FROM

WORKING.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO

MEDICINE, YOU DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO WATER.

YOU CAN'T GET GASOLINE FOR

YOUR CAR BECAUSE GASOLINE

PUMPS RUN ON ELECTRICITY.

THE E.M.P. COMMISSION

PROJECTED WITHIN SIX MONTHS

OR SO, A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF

THE U.S. POPULATION WOULD

DIE IF WE LOST ELECTRICITY.

WE'RE THAT DEPENDENT ON THE

ELECTRIC GRID.

Reporter: HOW

VULNERABLE IS THE POWER

GRID?

VERY VULNERABLE.

A YEAR AGO SOME TERRORISTS

BROKE INTO A SUBSTATION

OUTSIDE OF SILICON VALLEY,

AND THEY TOOK AK-47s AND

SHOT IT UP AND ALMOST CAUSED

A BLACK OUT.

THE PROBLEM IS IF ONE

SEGMENT GOES DOWN, IT CAN

CASCADE INTO FAILURE

FAILURES AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

WE CAN'T REPLACE THE

TRANSFORMERS FOR TWO OR

THREE YEARS.

Reporter: HOW LIKELY IS

IT THAT IRAN WOULD BE ABLE

TO CARRY OUT SUCH AN ATTACK

ON US?

THE IRANIANS HAVE

COMPUTER HACKERS.

THE SUPREME COURT LEADER

SHOWED A FULL POOL OF

ATTACKERS WHO IS DESTINED TO

BRING DOWN THE GREAT SATAN,

WHICH IS US, IS WHAT HE

SAID.

AND THEY CAN EXPLODE A

DEVICE ABOVE COLUMBUS, OHIO,

FOR EXECUTIVE, AN EXAMPLE,

AND THAT WOULD WIPE OUR

ELECTRIC GRID.

NORTH KOREA HAS THE

CAPABILITIES, RUSSIA, CHINA,

THEY COULD ALL DO IT.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL THEY

BE ABLE TO PULL IT OFF AND

WILL THEY WANT TO DO IT?

HOPEFULLY NEITHER OF THOSE

IS TRUE.

BUT THEY HAVE THE

CAPABILITY.

Reporter: HEARING THEY

HAVE THE CAPABILITY, WHAT

CAN BE DONE TO PROTECT THE

GRID AT THIS MOMENT?

WE COULD BACK UP THE

GRID, MINOR MODIFICATIONS

THAT WOULD ALLOW LARGER

VOLTAGE TO GO ACROSS THE

LINES AND NOT DESTROY THE

TRANSFORMERS.

WE COULD DO THAT FOR A

RELATIVELY SMALL COST.

AND WE COULD ALSO PUT IN A

MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM.

WE HAVE NO RADAR CAPABILITY

TO WATCH A LAUNCH FROM THE

GULF OF MEXICO RIGHT NOW.

Wendy: UP NEXT, AFTER

10 YEARS OF WAITING, THIS

COUPLE FINALLY GOT THEIR

DAUGHTER, BUT IN A VERY

UNIQUE WAY.

Wendy: ONE WASHINGTON

STATE COUPLE HAD ALWAYS

WANTED TO BE PARENTS, BUT

AFTER 10 YEARS WITH NO

SUCCESS, THEY WERE BEGINNING

TO ACCEPT THAT IT JUST

WOULDN'T HAPPEN.

Mark: THAT'S UNTIL THEY

HEARD ABOUT SOMETHING KNOWN

AS SNOWFLAKES.

THEY DISCOVERED A UNIQUE

AGENT SEE THAT TAKES FROZEN

EMBRYOS CREATED BY COUPLES

FOR THEIR OWN IN VITRO

FERTILIZATION.

THE DEVORS ADOPTED AN

EMBRYO, A LITTLE GIRL THEY

NAMED C.J.

RIGHT AWAY SHE HELD ON TO

MATT'S FINGER.

YOU TELL HER ALL.

SO SHE GROWS UP WITH IT SO

IT IS NEVER A SHOCK OR

SOMETHING THAT IS A SECRET.

Mark: THERE ARE

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

FROZEN EMBRYOS IN STORAGE

BANKS.

SNOWFLAKES ENCOURAGES OPEN

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE

FAMILIES.

Wendy: DID YOU SEE THE

CUTE, FAT CHEEKS ON THAT

LITTLE GIRL.

Mark: YOU JUST WANT TO

SQUEEZE THEM.

Wendy: IT IS JUST AN

AMAZING PROGRAM.

THAT WILL DO IT FOR THIS

EDITION OF "NEWSWATCH."

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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