Second beheaded American was grandson of Holocaust survivors

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American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels  west of Misrata in 2011. jihadist video in which fellow US journalist James Foley was executed.   In the video the militant form the Islamic State (IS) threatens to kill Sotloff next if the US continues its aerial campaign against the insurgency.  (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels west of Misrata in 2011. Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

How much suffering does one family have to endure?

Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who wrote for Time and Foreign Policy, didn’t “cower from danger, he flew right into it, intent on telling the stories he believed would shape history,” Danielle Berrin, a childhood friend, notes in her Hollywood Jew blog. Continue reading

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Novelist who predicted Benghazi is dead

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His spy thrillers tantalized readers with violence and sex but intrigued foreign diplomats and CIA officials with his insider knowledge of hot spots.

Gérard de Villiers, a French conservative who was a reporter before he started churning out pulp fiction with a James Bond-like hero, seemed to have the gift of prophecy. Continue reading

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Benghazi whistleblower

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There were two attacks on U.S. posts in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11 and early morning of Sept. 12. The attacks were hours apart.

According to excerpts released Monday from private testimony given to congressional investigators, the deputy of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the first attack, said that Special Forces in Tripoli were told they didn’t have the authority for a rescue mission. Continue reading

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