As seen on â€œThe 700 Club,â€ Nov 13.: Deadliest Fire in CA History: Remains Found in Burnt-Out Cars Tell Tragedy of Attempted Escape; Gaza-Based Rocket Assault Forces Israelis to Brace for War; Canada Becoming a Potential Base for Terrorists ...
- Welcome folks, to thisedition of the 700 Club.
It's like the fires of hell.
We can't conceive of anything as awful.
The latest outbreak ofwildfires in California
is now the deadliestin the state's history.
At least 44 people are dead
as fires consume both ends of the state.
And many people are still missing.
- Most perished in thenorthern California fire
that devastated the town of Paradise.
As Caitlin Burke reports,
many of the victims lost their lives
trying to flee the coming inferno.
- The search for bodiesin northern California
tells the terrifying story
of the victims attempts to escape.
Rescue personnel finding the dead
in or next to burned out cars,
apparently overcome by smoke and flames,
before they could get away.
- [Megan] I'm surrounded by fire!
I'm surrounded by fire rightnow, I don't know what to do!
- It was just constant explosions.
And cars are trying togo around on the side
and bursting into flames
and people are gettingout of their burning cars
and running down the middle of the road.
- [Caitlin] Allyn Pierce is a nurse.
He risked his life evacuating patients
from a hospital near Paradise, California,
a town that has been completelyburned to the ground.
Authorities there, still searching
for more than 200 missing people.
Meanwhile, in southern California,
firefighters are gainingground on the Woolsey fire.
But heavy winds are still a major issue,
and crews are stretched thin.
- This hits home on the fact
that we are still insignificant fire weather
and the existing fireis not our only concern.
- [Caitlin] Celebrities were among
the hundreds of thousandsforced to evacuate
in the Malibu area,
and they're also among thosewho are coming home to nothing.
Actor Gerard Butler posted this photo
of his burnt out home on Instagram,
thanking the Los Angeles FireDepartment for their service.
- It's gone.
Everybody I know lost everything.
It's real sad.
- Across California,
there are more than 8000 firefighters
battling these wildfires,
and trying to save as many homesand structures as possible.
Caitlin Burke, CBN News.
- Again I say pray for those people.
It's just horrible.
We can't conceive of it
and the thing that you don't realize
is how fast those things can spread.
Those flames and sparks jump across
and there's some people that are saying
it may be some explosionsoff the electric power lines
that are causing someof the problems as well.
But I don't know that answer to that,
but it's been speculated.
But it doesn't matter where it came from,
whether it was a campfire or whatever,
right now it's spreading so rapidly
and the winds don't seem to be abating.
They're up to 50, 60 miles an hour,
and Santa Ana winds blowingacross that whole area,
and dry tinder, it's just horrible.
And again, I would say prayfor the people in California
and realize what it would be like.
You've lost everything.
Somebody said, "This is my life.
"It's a couple of bags of stuff
"in the back of my pickup truck.
"This is everything."
Well, it can't be everything.
You know, we've gotta havehope in something else
besides our possessions,
but just put your treasure wheremoth and rust won't corrode
and where thieves don'tbreak in and steal.
Well in other news, oneweek after votes were cast,
the Florida senate raceis still not decided.
Efrem Graham has more of our top stories
from the CBN Newsroom.
- Pat, Republican Rick Scott's lead
is just down to 13000 votes
over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
67 counties are recounting morethan eight million ballots.
Scott claims Nelson is trying
to steal the election through fraud,
citing irregularitiesand failure to comply
with the law in Broward County.
President Donald Trump even tweeted,
the election is quote, infected,
and called for an end to the recount.
A judge ruled there isno evidence of fraud
and called on both sidesto tone down the rhetoric.
On CBN's Faith Nation program,
Ken Blackwell of the FamilyResearch Council said,
"There are serious questionsabout the count in Broward."
- I think there's enough
lack of transparency,
there're enough missed deadlines
that it really does raise the question
as to how they, in fact, found 83000 votes
after the deadline was established
for them to at least give a vote count.
- Former Florida governor Jeb Bush
said Broward electionsupervisor, Brenda Snipe,
should be fired for incompetence.
Another loss for the GOPas Democrat Kyrsten Sinema
wins Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat.
She beat Republican Martha McSally.
Sinema's win makes her
Arizona's first Democraticsenator since 1994.
She replaces RepublicanSenator Jeff Flake,
who opted not to run.
McSally might still makeit to the senate, however.
John Kyl, who is fillingJohn McCain's senate seat
is expected to step down in January.
And there is speculationArizona's governor,
Doug Ducey, could appoint McSally.
- Well, we wanna takea look at that election
because I think it's important.
When we look at the ultimate result,
it looks as if the Republicansare gonna lose 40 seats
in the House of Representatives.
It looks like they may win
one extra seat in the senate,
possibly two, if thatFlorida race comes through
and Bill Nelson goes down.
But that will be it.
Now, they're talking about 32 right now,
but I think it'll go to 40.
Now, ladies and gentlemen,
I want you to think a little bit with me,
as to what's going on in the world.
What was the major issue in this election?
Was it the caravan?
Was it immigration?
Was it the wall?
None of those things.
And despite the fact
that we have had tremendous tax cuts
to the average citizen,
what really counts is healthcare.
Now, here is the deal.
There was something calledthe Affordable Care Act.
There was a man named Jonathan Gruber
who said basically, it was set up to fail.
We set it to fail.
That we knew those exchanges wouldn't work
and we know they would ultimately collapse
and when they did,
we would then go to asingle payer health system
with the government running it.
The Speaker of the House,Nancy Pelosi, said,
"It's 2300 pages,
"and they said we'll have to pass it
"so we can understand what's in it."
There wasn't one single,
all this talk about bi-partisanship,
there wasn't one single Republican vote
in favor of that healthcare.
It was an abomination
and the Republicans as a man,
ran against it.
And they said, "We'regoing to replace Obamacare,
"and we're gonna"
Excuse me, revoke it,
"and then we will replaceit with something better."
The House of Representatives
had a tremendous bill all passed.
And certainly they had provisionfor pre-existing illness,
they had something thatwould not in any way
count pregnancy as some kind of a
and they had everything ready.
Well, it came before the senate.
Came before the senateand there was one vote.
Maybe we've got apicture of that one vote.
And here he is right now,
Senator John McCain of Arizona
stood before the Senate
and he was the deciding vote
and he turned his hand down and he killed,
there you see that, hekilled that measure.
That one vote took it outta the Senate.
And they dropped it
because then they had to getJudge Kavanaugh confirmed.
They wanted to pass tax cuts and so forth.
But they didn't return to it.
And what did theDemocrats use as an issue?
They used healthcare, healthcare,healthcare, healthcare.
And in the process, they took down 40,
that's the total when all the counts over,
very distinguished congressmen
who'd been serving just with distinction
for a number of years.
They took 'em all out
and they only won oneextra seat in the Senate,
unless maybe the RickScott thing turns out
and Bill Nelson goes down,
that would only be two.
Other than that it was a disaster.
I'm not sure how many governors,but what happened was,
they were not able to turn
the major states in the midwest,
you know, for example,
the governor of Wisconsin was defeated.
The labor unions went after him.
They did not succeed in Michigan,
they did not succeed in the midwest,
and a lot of congressmen were defeated.
So, what happened?
Well, that's the result ofthat particular election.
But would they ever have a chance
to do something else, we don't know.
But what I do know,
is the democrats have socialists
running a major part of their party.
Bernie Sanders is a socialist.
And they're others whoare turning to socialists
and the young people in our society
don't understand the difference.
And I think back toEngland after World War II.
Churchill led a coalitionthat beat the Nazis
and brought forth a great victory.
He comes home
and the people said,
well we don't think thatyou're exactly running
the way we like you to.
They turned him out of his seat
and they took over, thelabor party took over.
They socialized the railroadsand they socialized the steel
and they socialized the coal.
And they ruined the economy!
That's what's happening here in America,
ladies and gentlemen.
But remember, one personwho was on a vendetta
against Donald Trump.
Now the thing that's coming up,
he's got a couple of years left to go
until the general election,
and unless something is done to change it,
he is not going to be re-elected.
Unless he can win suburban women
and you know, get back,and those Hispanics.
Nevada, they lost the senate seat.
Arizona, they lose a senate seat.
Texas they almost lost the senate seat.
These are heavily Hispanic neighborhoods
and he's got to do somethingto reach out to those people
and he sure has got todo something to reach out
to suburban women.
- Well, it certainlyshows us the significance
of midterm elections,
and the ongoing-ness ofwhat we choose there,
but also the impact that's coming.
Two years flies by.
- You can't miss the mode of the election.
They missed it on healthcare
and the democratsdemagogued the whole thing
over and over and over again.
But one man,
and I'm not supposed tospeak ill of the dead
'cause he's passed on,
but one vote by one mankilled the repeal of Obamacare
which he had run on
and which all of therepublicans had run on
and by failing to take care of that,
you leave a vacancy, you leave a vacuum,
and you don't deal with it
and it comes back to haunt you.
So, I hope as a nation
we'll take a lesson from this
before it's too late.
But it seems like theyoung people in America
don't have a clue about how bad socialism.
They don't have a clue about what it is
and they think that,
oh isn't this wonderful,
all this rhetoric and all this hoopla.
- Well, there's been a lotdone in the education area
that has emptied out the truth of the past
and even the merit of ourcountry's moorings, you know?
Well, the educators have,
the older generation, you know,
they were racist, they were fascist,
they were this, that, and the other.
Well, I just pointed that out.
one vote cost the republicans 40 seats.
it's gonna take a heroic effort
to turn that around at this point.
- Pat, wanna turn now to the middle east
where Israelis armed forces are responding
to more than 400 rocket attacksfrom Gaza over the last day.
As Chris Mitchell reportsfrom southern Israel,
the Jewish state sits on a knife's edge
between a cease fire and a war.
- This is the sound ofwar in southern Israel.
(man yells in foreign language)
Gaza terrorists launchedsome 400 rockets at Israel.
The Iron Dome Anti-RocketSystem struck down about 100.
Some fell inside populated areas.
This is a building in Ashkelon
that took a direct hitfrom one of the rockets
fired out of Gaza, about12 miles to the south.
You can see the wallsthat have been blown out,
you can see this is the kitchen.
You can see cookies in the cupboards.
You can see the damage theyhad because of the rocket.
A man in his 40s died because of this.
Two women were seriously injured.
And this is just one ofthe hundreds of rockets
that have been firedout of Gaza into Israel
in the past 24 hours.
First responders removed theman's body from the rubble.
The barrage puts Israelis on the edge.
Bitton Maimon lives next door.
- The feeling is very bad.
I have a father, he'sold, he's 90 years old.
And he was terrible last night.
It was panic.
- [Chris] Israel Policespokesman Micky Rosenfeld said,
there were about onemillion Israelis affected
by this current round of violence.
- Well, the message to thepublic is to stay safe.
When the sirens go off,there are 15 seconds,
or 30 seconds, or 45seconds to take cover.
- [Chris] The IDF respondedby attacking some 150
Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad
military targets in Gaza.
Including a Hamas television station
and governmental structures.
- I think we're in a difficultperiod at the moment.
It could be 24 hours,48 hours, it will pass.
The IDF is doing everything they can.
The Israeli National Police are protecting
the civilians withinside the populated areas,
within side the all thecities in the south.
- [Chris] The U.S. led the condemnation
of the rocket barrages against Israel.
Jason Greenblatt tweeted,
Israel is forced onceagain into military action
to defend its citizens.
We stand with Israel as it defends itself
against these attacks.
As Israel teeters on the brink of war,
Maimon said, if it was up tohim, he'd know what to do.
- Tell Trump to tell Bibi and Lieberman
to work to finish this area, Gaza.
They don't want to leave it in peace.
They choose bread.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Ashkelon, Israel.
- Eye-opening words.
- You know, what does it say, the Bible,
wisdom is justified by its children.
And leaders make dumb mistakes
and then their citizensultimately have to pay for it.
Ariel Sharon, he was a friend of mine,
or if he's still alive,
but, he was very gracious,we got to know him.
But he decided that he wasgoing to make a gesture
toward the Palestinians.
And he was going to pull out of Gaza.
They had a number ofIsraeli settlers in there.
The theory was to populate the West Bank
with Jews and Israelis, and therefore,
you know, keep thepopulation from warfare.
But he pulled 'em out,and they were forcibly,
they were literally forced at gunpoint
away from their homes.
They were driven out, theIsraelis, to their own citizens.
And they left Gaza to the Palestinians.
What happened to the Palestinians?
Hamas took over, a radical group.
And now they're in Gaza.
And why would they wantto do what they're doing?
Well, they're radicals.
They wanna fight.
That's their M.O.
And so, D.N.A., I should say.
And so they want to have fights
so they launch all theserockets against Israel.
Well Israel can't stand that.
So what're they gonna have to do?
They're gonna have to send their troops in
and literally take back Gaza.
If they don't do it, they'regonna have a sore spot
over and over and over again.
So, all I can say is, theybetter get ready for war,
'cause that's what's gonna happen.
They could roll over Gazawithout a whole lot of problem.
I don't think it's gonna be any problem.
And they need to secure it again.
But the fact that theyhad all those settlements,
all those people,
had businesses and farms and everything,
taken out of all of 'em,
and it was a tragic, tragicmistake of leadership.
I just mentioned about
what happened to the republican party
and how they lost outon this last election.
This is how the Israelishave lost out in Gaza.
Now there's something else, by the way.
It has nothing to do with global warming.
It has nothing to do withautomobile emissions.
It has nothing to do with natural gas.
It has nothing to dowith coal-fired furnaces.
But according to the scientists,we're in for a record cold.
Efram, tell us about it.
- Pat, as you said,
scientists say this wintercould bring record cold,
and it's all because ofa lack of a sunspots.
Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com
says there's been practicallyno sunspots in 2018,
and that's causing earth'supper atmosphere to cool,
and even shrink.
If the trend continues,one NASA scientists says,
we could be seeingrecord cold temperatures
in just a matter of months.
Pat, for many of us it's already too cold.
- I'm looking forward to,I've got a few wool garments.
I'd just soon have a little cold.
But it can be really rough.
And you know, Job wasstarting, warned about this,
that they're forecasting,
this winter's gonna be something.
I don't know if we're startinga little ice age or anything,
but all this businessabout global warming,
now as climate change, and you know.
- Mm hmm. (laughs)
- Uh huh.
- Get your turtlenecks out.