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Fox News learned as we've been reporting this morning.
Troubling new details about another attempt to blow a USG.
US bound jetliner out of the sky.
With perhaps an underwear bomb and it turns out the Obama administration knew about it but kept the information under wraps for awhile so did we deserve to know about the plot.
Talked to Fox News legal analyst -- Johnson junior.
-- the rate for the CIA really huge when they did it again the United States and and saved lives the issue becomes is this an ongoing investigation.
Should the public bill.
Should airports -- should airport authorities know at that point.
Will it compromise the investigation that the answer is easy it's gonna compromise an investigation now break but the second issue is.
Well if it helps the public give it helps the traveling public if it helps law enforcement should there be -- general awareness of the situation.
That makes the public understand that they should be more vigilant pumped about some -- well obviously this was of occurring in in in the Middle East so.
Having people know what in the general public the United States would it really matter the issue now going -- -- it is.
Can this type -- be detected by metal detector we know we can't write what can it be detected by a scanner.
Now the FBI is testing that right now according to published reports.
And see whether in fact.
This type of underwear bomb which is.
Detonated by the passing of -- Through choose -- -- called PET and which is the ingredient in semtex a plastic explosive right can that be detected.
By a scanner and we don't have a lot of those scanners those scanners been mired in controversy.
And we certainly don't have a lot of them in the Europe.
And -- and mideast that's right so what will our officials be doing to ensure that airline travel reasoned fact safe.
And she did this now we get into the scary part because apparently that they've worked up a new detonator right there are no metal parts and that's right the metal detectors don't show what.
But apparently this guy who is the bomb maker not the -- we -- -- -- in the run.
He's the same guy who blew up his own brother killed his own brother as his brother was standing next to -- the high ranking at the security guys in Saudi Arabia.
So if they've got a bomb that you can put in your body.
-- body cavity.
And it is not -- rental.
Clear -- -- borderline of being terrified.
-- on -- clearly the prototype exists to do it possibly there are others that have been made that are in the mideast or other places we do not know.
But terrified is is is the operative word here -- -- terrorists had not become terrified by this we have to become aware of the risk.
No one understands technology or to manipulate technology.
Then the American people -- so we will be able to come up.
With a six through this and then at six for the next one and a -- for the next one -- the CIA is on top of this.
But at the same time we need I think as the American people and awareness of the risks and how we can be part of the fight.
In terror and how we can be part of responding to this clearly needs to be secrecy ongoing investigation.
But otherwise we need as much information as possible reduce fear reduced hair terrific good to see -- Peter Johnson giving us something else to think about that think.
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