Al Qaeda's influence on the decline?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:38
- Date Nov 21, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Well in the it to defeat.
My first job as commander in chief Bob is keep the American people safe and that's what we've done over the last four years.
We ended the war in Iraq refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on nine elevenths.
And as a consequence Al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated al-Qaeda.
-- -- -- Repeatedly and we taped it Al qaeda's influence has been -- the time for the last four years but yesterday's arrest of four men from Southern California.
Show that that may not be the case gently according to the FBI the four men are accused of plotting to join al-Qaeda and travel to Afghanistan to kill.
American soldiers one of which served in the air force so what does this tell us about the so -- war on terror which would not allowed to call anymore.
Fox News legal analyst Peter -- -- -- what do you what do you conclude league -- the rhetoric to reality all we got trouble we got trouble in Riverside County California for people who have been charged one American.
Three others -- who were citizens nuts -- but the residents.
Fell from the Philippines.
And Mexico as well.
And they were charged with getting ready to be part of Jihad in Afghanistan.
One of the men a 34 years old the oldest.
Has been detained in Afghanistan and the others charged here in in California.
It was based on the sting operation involving a confidential informant FBI doing -- joint terrorist task force.
In those Southern California.
These folks were -- going to target practice they're going to paint ball practice.
They were talking about whether their interest in those suicide bombing was C four -- on the line as a sniper.
And how much money they had to give to get to Afghanistan.
They were shaving their heads and -- an end and taking off their beards and or mustaches to be clean cut so they didn't arouse suspicion.
Based on the complaint of the FBI 177 page affidavit this was a full blown effort.
To go to Afghanistan.
To kill Americans and others and local Americans -- equally Sheikh -- in jail bin Laden dead Ramzi bin she needs to grab the woods but -- the spirit.
And the Montrae and that doctrine is will we got to worry about this been -- in mother is something we we we should worry about and obviously to declare that the war on al-Qaeda is over before it's over.
Is wrong and to engage in a narrative that we try and.
Cover that up is -- I think it's also dangerous -- is dangerous but it's also dangerous -- to be complacent and the FBI and you'll agree.
Did a phenomenal.
Job I believe in reading this affidavit.
There is a problem with lone wolves this country there is a problem with homegrown terrorism there is a problem with what the Rand Corp.
-- stray dogs.
Those people 2728.
Years old Americans people who are -- here people who are high school drop out.
People are disaffected people who maybe from South Asian communities may in -- -- Muslim.
That is the.
Community that is very often involved with these types of of lone wolf or or stray dog attacks and these four folks.
According to the FBI complaint wanted to fight against Americans.
And an Afghani forces in Afghanistan and become part about -- nobody is still people in New York -- -- the subway -- of the Times Square -- and everybody else targeting a still Peter just say you got the FB great job right thanks so much for joining us today and have a great thanks heavy -- and I publishing if they -- But I meanwhile.