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That is the impact segment tonight lots to talk about in the security area 38 oil workers dead in Algeria including three Americans after an al-Qaeda terror attack.
The Obama administration announcing it will send for high tech fighter jets to Egypt even though that countries now and militant hands.
And of course Hillary Clinton it's testimony about Libya -- -- Ronald down force lieutenant colonel Ralph Peters joins us from Washington.
What's the headline of the Hillary Clinton testimony for you.
Hillary -- floor with congressman and senators.
-- she was as James Rosen pointed out she was prepared she had a down she had cancer is anticipatory answers ready.
And the congressman and senators.
Didn't do their homework they made speeches again as James Rosen pointed out they.
There -- -- questions were ill focused they went down the red Herring -- with Susan Rice as you pointed out again it was a mess they needed to ask Hillary.
Why when it went down when she was aware there was an attack why she did not immediately.
Asked for urgent military help.
They needed ask her specifically who and when.
Denied the request from Libya for greater embassy's security.
And they need to ask I would ask -- this question.
Were you ask -- -- madame secretary to go on the Sunday talk shows before Susan Rice was asked and did you do.
No why would Susan Rice put out there by the Obama administration not use insure the boss.
Of the ambassador who was killed that's an excellent question as well so all in all you do learn much today right.
-- -- I came away with deeper respect for Hillary Clinton Clinton's.
Bureaucratic lawyerly brilliance I mean she was just tough and good and Republicans looks like -- OK but I still don't know what happened I'd like to have a narrative when I'm when I'm when you know I mean Kamal.
-- guys -- the key to this story which you know what happened.
Then you can go back and correct the problems he Hillary Clinton's awful we want to correct the problem we don't want to happen again but I'm not gonna tell any guys that really happened and if she doesn't know by now.
Then Rand Paul the senator from Kentucky is right you should have been sacked.
She knows she didn't tell.
Bottom line Egypt.
All right so where is set and off for F -- -- -- high tech fighter jets over there.
They're not -- inform my guess and I Bynum when he's given a -- right jets' mark.
Well they are buying them.
With money we give them a cat -- are -- -- of the foreign sales we have you know why don't they like and I haven't done that -- -- -- right Smart.
I would suspend.
Military aid to Egypt not handed -- suspended and let the military know that we're watching what they're doing.
But the -- administration.
Is a deer caught in the headlights of history.
They have no idea how to deal with their multiple multi -- ramifications of the Arab Spring.
They don't know how to deal with -- -- in the Muslim Brotherhood speed winds.
And they're hoping to keep ties open to Egyptian military so that if necessary it will eventually.
Be -- check.
On Muslim -- if that's the bottom line here and going and correct me if I'm wrong but the Egyptian military pretty much operates autonomously I mean they don't do -- more she tells -- the do they do what they want.
And and they want for jet so were basically given it to the military not to the civilian government.
By saying look we're gonna still be friends with you because we may after calling you to get these not -- there at some point.
So we want your loyalty to beat us so maybe it's not such a dumb.
Thing to do well two things.
It not sort of a stupid thing to do I would do a little differently.
But these -- export model F sixteens.
And they're no match for the Israeli Air Force accident -- going to -- -- it is not okay yet also very important bill.
That these foreign military sales credit to stuff that we -- to Egypt over billion dollars a year you know really comes back the United States.
And congress won't stop this they won't stop giving stuff Egypt because.
It benefits US defense industry contractors who make a lot of money on this.
How bonds -- is that economic well being but we still want the Egyptian military alike -- and I think that's the bottom line.
Smart and Algeria grant them in Algeria at the site Qaeda al-Qaeda offshoot to attack a -- -- Lil.
Facility out there -- three Americans dead 38 foreigners in total dead.
Lot of criticism of the air raid that the Algerian -- negotiated with al-Qaeda and you say.
I think the -- got it as right as you possibly could get it they responded quickly.
They respond in force I think -- terrorists were taken -- they they're quick response saved over a hundred foreign workers we shouldn't forget that.
They -- in quick -- to terrorists off gave him a brief chance to surrender did an assessment on the ground and hit them with everything they had.
And yes unfortunately the terrorists got to kill.
Almost three -- about three dozen -- foreign workers but that terrorists are dead.
It's a few of them are captured three and oh by the way the college here -- military.
Is he a curious interrogators aren't gonna worry too much about the ethics of waterboarding -- they do that we got a good and a lot of this if it's really getting it right.
If anybody knows history you know that the Algerian government never negotiates with terrorists and they just -- in and they kill everybody.
And if they want to torture you you'd be hanging by your ankles somewhere.
In the desert I -- that's the way they operate the French Algerian war he's you know -- student of history -- One of those -- rule.
And then and that's carried over a -- it is not mess around so you though it's interesting you say they did the right thing and that the other Jerious went in there.
They solve the problem even though the loss of life the substantial at -- Well.
Yes and the this is clearly -- carefully planned.
Terrorist attack on the Dow may be moved may be moved up a bit -- of the French intervention Molly -- planned for months.
And the algerians did the right thing they denied the terrorist a prolonged victory.
And actually embarrassed the terrorist -- killing.
-- Carol thank you.
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