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Or at the -- right now in lower Manhattan and this is throughout the day heightened security a lot of police they saw us soldiers they're all year guarding.
Lower Manhattan ground zero as we now come to know it will be in virtual lockdown.
And early tomorrow morning.
Pretty much through Sunday.
Probably early Sunday afternoon.
That doesn't mean it's completely impenetrable but it will be darn close.
As the nation commemorates it remembers what happened here.
Ten years ago.
Our nation's first Homeland Security secretary the former governor that's -- -- -- hundreds joining us right now.
The governor it's always good having you.
-- god if you.
Thank you we've got as you know odds are this this heightened security watch -- always costs and about people going -- that they haven't raised the federal terror alert as of yet.
What would make them raise that alert itself.
I think -- if they found a source that.
Corroborated dead that that initial source.
And if they've found.
And India that are able to identify an individual to work to associated with the threat.
You know one of the most difficult challenges -- -- this whole effort to combat terrorism is separating the wheat from the chaff.
Even when you get information from a source that from time to time may have provided accurate information before.
There's a long long way to go from taking that.
And I understand this is hearsay.
And translating -- into something very so significant that you raised said the threat levels so I think right.
Now the response has been very appropriate I think -- Bloomberg.
And -- commissioner Kelly had said you're very appropriate don't make no mistake about it security we've been hi this is these are naturally significant days.
Nationally significant events that in addition to that you have this added threat -- Apparently a credible -- -- -- LA on another level or -- of security very appropriate -- -- about it but there area on the side of caution.
You know so many assume.
The governor that that that with the death of the some of that Lawton.
Al-Qaeda as we know it has has.
Just evaporated or been so badly weakened that it's sort of consulates.
I -- you would set a number of interviews that don't don't get so -- -- are sanguine about it.
But we do know that before He died and and collected from its -- We're all these notebooks that were almost reminiscent of sir odds are on the assassin of of Robert Kennedy He was writing repeatedly that is Osama bin Laden.
Of of his desire for a ten -- attack on the United States.
In -- in in -- in -- with this this anniversary.
So what do you make of al-Qaeda as we know it now vs what it was able to pull off than.
Well it for smaller Qaeda is that they had the leader -- bin Laden evaded it -- it's it's it's really good.
It's it's more than just -- hierarchy even though you know you -- zawahiri.
As sand and now he's in the -- shares of our military and intelligence.
But it's a broader network and I think what has happened since.
9/11 as we've seen demonstrably that the profile of terrorists have changed.
There -- new training areas new sanctuaries.
New leadership shows either body in an embrace that philosophy or spin off.
And then frankly -- we've seen over the past year -- so.
What -- hope never occur that I think we were right thinking that there would never be homegrown terrorists today reared their ugly anyway ads in other parts of the world so.
It's a more complicated -- Terrorist picture al-Qaeda is alive.
As we see on September 11 and only took nineteen people who who by the end of this say evil ideology wrapped themselves in this religious fervor.
And took -- the lives of 3000 plus innocent people so.
Bin Laden is dead -- still a target we -- need to be mindful of that not breathless about it when you get these that when this is significant enough.
It's credible enough to just send out the notice to all take it seriously and I think that's -- everybody's doing.
You know I know you're gonna be in Shanksville Pennsylvania to -- commemorate those brave souls on flight 93.
I know it's many many years after the fact governor but that we ever.
Been able to conclusively.
Realize what where that plane was was headed some say the White House others argue the capital.
I guess we'll never know for sure what but -- event.
Well as I understand from it the work of the 9/11 commission and did having discussions with the -- -- there including Lee Hamilton.
They really believe that the most is that -- what it was either one of the two iconic political targets.
Yet the military target the Pentagon yet the economic target the Twin Towers.
And I think they concluded it was probably for a lot of reasons the capitol building a much easier target to identify from the air.
And have probably the one most likely which the -- flight united flight 93 was attended.
Thank you for raising it to and we dedicate the first this section of the memorial.
On now on Saturday.
After those there were about ten million dollars short on Sunday we have the memorial service that starts.
Begins I think at 1003.
And if you're this -- helping it.
-- the delta itself honor flight 93 dot org that.
I appreciate you making Shanksville when I was there shortly and -- several hours after I was expected to see.
The commercial aviation.
Wreckage site would -- pieces of the plane crash arrived injured big smoldering hole.
We learned later it's 500 miles an hour -- severe angle so there's really no there's no pictures.
In this beautiful field in the middle of nowhere do.
-- memorial is going to be a testament to the courage.
And the heroism.
Of the men and women who were pastors and through that day because clearly it was heading to this town.
Washington DC -- You and others have heard.
The tapes of what was going on in that cockpit -- that plane.
You would probably bit exposed to much more than -- than the rest of us.
But it is it is clear as day to you ten years later that day thwarted.
What could have been a horrific attack.
No question about it no question about it down.
And you can hear these the terrorist.
Praising all as it descends at a rapid -- -- -- over 500 miles an hour an incredible and incredible angle.
And in it and it can you say to yourself.
-- hope you would have the courage and the resolve.
And they did I mean freedom obviously prevailed over fear.
And good over evil so it's a very special service in ceremony we're gonna have for two consecutive days in Shanksville.
Served thank you very much an understood that aren't we have been for you but you well thanks for your coverage all right for a -- --
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