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Al-Qaeda plots in the works even as a CIA breaks up another -- And underwear bomb.
This time confiscated.
In Yemen according to these reports it is similar to device that was worn by the attempted Christmas Day bomber back in 2009.
And there wasn't any metal in this one and the thinking is it that would have allowed it to get through airport security.
That is the tip of the iceberg honest when folks that's how we start -- brand -- -- of America's Newsroom I'm Martha MacCallum.
I'm Bill Hemmer good morning to CIA saying that no Americans were ever in danger but congresswoman Michelle Bachmann telling us last hour.
I -- and America's Newsroom she does not necessarily believe that that is the case.
The threat level is probably higher than ever before and we need to make sure that we're on top of it because there's.
What we have the entire world to cover and that's why it's important that we are on top of these that's.
Peter King is chairman of the house homeland security committee and he joins me now good morning congressman king good to have you today -- with it.
So you know one -- the first questions that popped into everyone's mind when we started to hear more about this story.
Was that there was no concern that the plot was able to be carried out and that it was stopped in its tracks so that raise -- question.
Why why was no one arrested in this in this entire operation.
I'm Martha there's a lot that still -- -- on this fact is that from.
The first moment.
We fell are intelligent people felt that bomb could not be brought onto the plane.
That award more -- -- any -- at all and or can say is that the person who have the bomb.
When I was told by the white house on this is that he no longer is of concern to us now we can interpret that different ways.
But the reason is no arrest is that person one reason or another.
Is no longer of any concern how we don't know there's been an era.
This is still an ongoing operation that is important.
To note that.
Understand I and is a couple things in that -- of interest here.
One is the drone attack that killed -- CE and do we know that any of the intelligence that led to this.
To this story coming out came from that.
I could say that the killing of whose seat.
Was part of this overall operation that was one aspect of the operation.
-- the -- -- him over the weekend.
Is part of the same intelligence gathering out operation that allowed us to work -- the bomb from going onto the plane.
And also allows us keep possession of the bomb where it's being tested and analyzed by our FBI -- it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- And also you know the other person that figures into this is Siri who is the bomb maker who become very familiar with -- -- throughout this whole process.
What really think he played in this -- that was uncovered.
We have to.
I'm convinced Syria was behind this he is the evil genius when it comes to bomb making.
-- at the the 2009.
Christmas bombing the attempted it plots -- bombing.
Clearly he -- used the -- he's a genius -- this and that's what we do what we can we are doing everything we can't get him.
But he is again the person who was.
The one most responsible for the traditions that -- Also in Yemen there aren't doctors and other sciences we're working to constantly -- our security -- Couple of you know wanna mention -- one is that we know that -- credit goes back contrasting his again you know that this underwear bomber was thwarted he was arrested.
So I guess it should come as no surprise to us that they efforts to do a better job in a bomb attack like that.
Would be under way back I want -- ask you one more time about how all of this unfolded it our -- to believe that perhaps there was an insider or that we infiltrated.
This cell in the middle of this operation and were able to to stop -- Well.
-- -- can say we do have sources we have reason.
That's -- being monitored from early on.
And CIA -- Very good to have people on the ground -- to leave it at that but this was this was mainly -- intelligence gathering operation and let it that we got human intelligence.
-- Anderson Anderson Hannity can't talk about this in great detail but if it does turn out.
That that's what we did that sounds like it would be huge step in the right direction absolutely our intelligence gathering south.
-- to and I feel good about Peter King always contractions are thank you thank you that is one does this victory for the -- that.
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