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The suspect was a so called lone wolf.
Motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As well as inspired by al-Qaeda propaganda that was -- New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg late last night describing an accused al-Qaeda fanatic by the name of Jose and Intel.
Accused of plotting to use pipe bombs who attacked police and attacked soldiers.
Returning home from overseas now his lawyer is talking.
The lawyer for the accused while neighbors say they're just -- -- this was happening right under their -- it with -- here.
There's nothing you sleeper or -- -- about this whatsoever it does not.
Com -- it would not have required.
Difficult investigation if this is what we're coming up with.
Then then we're not where we have to get.
It's pretty -- actually it's three friends is close to home all former CIA officer Peter Brooks back -- a senior fellow Heritage Foundation Peter good morning.
The morning what do you make of what we know at the moment.
Well the fact of the matter is is that ways we still have a threat here.
It's very disturbing is that this individual didn't have to travel overseas for training.
He was able probably became radicalized online learned how to build this bomb on line from al-Qaeda is magazine inspire.
And you know it's happened -- once again we build this is that.
Plot against the United States since 9/11.
And 13 of those plots have taken place in the last two and a half years so the idea of us becoming complacent.
-- is the holidays are approaching I mean this is Thanksgiving week.
That we really really need to be thinking about that and understand the threat.
To -- still exist licensing wanna get us in our licensee can be fatal to an average citizens as you point out.
Can play a role in all this but lone wolves are still an issue.
And ran as as far as I can tell Peter always will be right.
That's right and especially with -- -- ability to radicalize people over the Internet.
Anybody of using a computer can read these jihadist web sites and become decide they're going to take some sort of action in fact unfortunately now.
Through some of these other ways they other web sites they can figure out how to make a bomb in their basement which is basically what was going was going on here so very very troubling.
And at once again I you know despite you know some of the successes we've had.
Getting rid of Osama bin Laden killing -- -- lucky we still have this this threat still persists to this day in United States and New York City itself -- had fourteen plots against and of course I'm in Washington.
And we're another iconic city that could be in did the terrorists cross -- what does it say that he had loyalty to a locking in apparently was.
What was angered by the killing of the American born cleric in Yemen.
But I would say it's probably a good thing not a -- he's gone because he was a charismatic figure he had followers al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is still -- -- is probably the most dangerous affiliate of al-Qaeda today.
They're not all gone he was just one of the leaders of that of that organization.
And we have to worry about the rise of other charismatic terrorists who have.
Who want to do harm to Americans and American interest so this is something we really need to be considering despite the desire to kind of you know take it.
Aside you know it think about the holidays and other things American citizens and have to be vigilant and if they see something that doesn't look right especially as people are gathering in large numbers more -- -- or shopping or for other events they have to tell people they see -- this -- -- what more clear here in the legal sense -- federal authorities not called in on this why why is that a state matter.
Exclusively on not really quite sure that bill not a lawyer.
I guess for you know for the as a counterterrorism type or national security tab and just happy that somebody was on top of it I hope that they were the fact of the matter is is that they were in concert with the federal authorities is one of things we had to worry about after 9/11 was the stove piping of information in the lack of sharing so.
I would hope that there would have been coordination with federal authorities and others who needed to know to bring this case to a close because if you think about it we've had fourteen or fifteen -- last two and a half years.
If that trend line continues that means we're gonna have more of them and that information sharing is critical to preventing -- sort of accident -- it's just one time to Mattel's age 27.
US citizen originally from the Dominican Republic Peter Brooks thank you for your time.
I don't watch thank you bill happy Thanksgiving and he was well.
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