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Now from Los Angeles is Christian white.
Is it wicker white and Sawyer and -- latter right they are you very much a former state department's senior advisor principal DC international advisory and we're talking today about the since one year anniversary guess you could say sometimes it's weird to use the word anniversary its twists like this but I guess we should be celebrating.
-- Osama bin Laden's death.
Very quickly I guess I guess the first -- to use the obvious question.
You know how did you feel when you found out.
That he was -- -- killed.
Well I was ecstatic guy you know this that was in the Bush Administration this is something that we enlarged.
Over asylum well hill -- was -- that we all have our stories of where we were on 9/11 I was in New York just before then working that summer not far from.
The World Trade Center and you know wanted to this man dead very much in your right I think it agree with your your viewer poll that it did make.
America safer and of course.
You know who couldn't have been how you know who couldn't have not been proud of our Navy SEALs an excellent job they did.
And also impressed by our intelligence community it took them.
A long time but when they had you know pick out bin Laden in hiding in in garrison town in Pakistan -- you understood why it taken so long.
Yeah there's I think one of our panelists mentioned -- scissors and such a haunting image when you see that that picture that infamous picture iconic picture now of you know the president in all the important people kind of gathered around watching the greatest it's going down.
You -- police say that it's much more about al-Qaeda.
We should recognize the conflict on nine elevenths -- who recognized as much more about al-Qaeda would anybody that.
But -- little concerned that you've seen rhetoric out of the administration lately first starting with the president himself saying the tide of war.
Is receding and he was referring somewhat to the and of operations in Iraq in the drawing down of operations in Afghanistan.
But also more recently when you combine that with an anonymous statement from a senior administration official that the war is basically over.
You know al-Qaeda has banned.
You know defeated not quite defeated but certainly has been.
Diminish significantly but Islam is -- that the ideology that gave rise to 9/11 and that motivates terrorist groups that unifies terrorist groups and also.
Adversarial regimes like the Iranian regime that's alive and well in fact Islam is and is doing very well politically.
Across North Africa and most of the countries that went through Arab Spring -- Fined if they -- -- dissident has changed though it's it's shifted a bit you don't have the you know we're not so much looking for these these cells all of it was and we are but.
-- we hear so much about these these sort of lone wolf types that are inspired by.
You know these these web sites these crazy website to tell you had a -- -- and so forth it is that the face now.
The real terrorist threat to us.
Now I think the real face our our other groups like I'll -- Bob in the Horn of Africa.
You have all -- terrorist groups like Hezbollah backed by the Iranian government the Syrian government operates in Lebanon.
Directs most of its attention -- Israel but also directs a lot of its -- that Americans.
But more importantly a you know you have if you dial that back and not -- if you if you look at the red army in the Cold War will what's behind that it's the Soviet government and is communism.
If you make an analogy to today it's islamists in the political ideology that wants to unify mosque and state and you know -- so you have these.
These terrorist groups on the one hand but you also have governments that are.
Apparently coming together across the Middle East Egypt looks very much like it's going to be under the control have the executive branch there be under the control of an Islamist governments.
Which is kind of scary is the only -- only a few other instances of that in the other instance in the big one is Iran so.
You know potential to have a lot more adversaries.
Blossom at the very same time we're saying that -- you know we have the upper hand on his feet.
We'll vote on Fox News Channel today I was watching FOX & Friends this morning they were talking about a terror warning.
Warning about Al -- bomb maker who.
Perhaps has been able to sort of find to bomb making skills so much so that he's able to put bombs inside human beings potential terrorists.
-- it cannot be detected by X ray machines at the airports going through security so.
These folks will be able to go onto -- plane -- -- the plane and what do you make of this.
Yeah I've I've often wondered when that would happen you know we put so much reliance on.
Defensive screening and the TSA and anyone who's dealt with the TS AI think has real concerns that that is going to.
Keep us safe in especially if you look at the amount of attention they spend hassling.
You know elderly people -- -- -- children.
You know if you look at the Israelis they do not everything right but a lot of things they certainly do right.
-- looking at behavior this doesn't necessarily mean racial profiling but looking at people's travel patterns and behavior.
Asking them questions indeed -- using common sense least we used to do that a little -- think a lot more American life.
I know and I get on people on started -- but I notice that when I get on to planes now all of a sudden seems in the last I guess six months or year or so.
Now you know the big rule -- they really changed their policy.
You know you -- you that's the un security gate and they say what's your name.
-- are you going I mean not exactly courses are gonna trip you -- if you're a terrorist.
Now it's not and you know leave their names just basically -- the choke choke point from the metal detector to the I.
Any it just did it it's good people who lack the training it was so we apply very low level.
Of screening and training to everyone who comes in rather than focusing on people who meet certain risk factors and subjecting them to a high level of screening.
And it's unfortunate because it makes travel a tremendous hassle and it may not be making us a whole lot safer we have our.
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