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Well as you heard Catherine Herridge reported the top of the hour the intelligence community is saying there were no warnings of any kind leading up to these bombings.
But that does not rule out international involvement.
Most recent version of Al qaeda's propaganda magazine calls for exactly this style of attack.
By loners by loans sympathizers.
Is this something investigators are looking at right now.
Steve Emerson is the founder of the investigative project on terrorism with me now Steve.
It they they recommended exactly this kind of thing hit hitting a sporting events.
And it was -- By al-Qaeda strategist Abu Musab Al -- and so do we believe that this is something that they'll look -- and could prove it's if it's potentially connect it.
Well not only did they issue those type of scenarios but they also issued a magazine called uninspired that was founded by John walk -- the late on -- hockey.
That whole issue on how to create explosives in your kitchen.
And they were designed to make sure that lone wolves could do it now having said that.
The al-Qaeda modus operandi is to hit large numbers of people.
Concentrations that are in -- new York Times Square -- airplanes buses stadiums.
This didn't do that and also we're back to square one in terms of suspects because the Saudi suspect has been ruled out.
Even though they did a search warrant he's been cooperating and they have found nothing in his apartment.
I don't know that he's I don't I haven't heard that Steve he's been ruled out what we heard earlier was that they -- they had no hits.
Based on the evidence that they received so far they said he was cooperating.
I didn't hear officially that he had been ruled out yet.
-- a I heard that from a senior in law enforcement source about a half hour ago.
That was the words he ruled that that was the words he used that he was ruled out as a significant development it if it is the case self.
Let -- it is the case then let me ask you Steve -- -- they go about I mean obviously obviously.
In the wake of 9/11 and everything we've seen since.
I think most Americans mine goes to al-Qaeda -- al-Qaeda affiliated or inspired groups when they see something like this but how do we go about.
Well it was very difficult first -- -- claiming responsibility as Catherine pointed out there hasn't been in this -- it doesn't mean there won't be in the future or doesn't mean there hasn't been.
On an obscure -- Qaeda web site.
And the NSA is going through lots of these sites as well as going -- signal intelligence intercepts that they in the last several weeks that may have referred to some type of bombing.
-- they're also had access to all the video camcorders that are new basically in the last decade in cities across the United States especially in Boston.
In commercial videos as well as municipal videos so they can see who might have planted the bomb.
They're also going to all the pharmacy stores all the chemical stores.
All the stores that might sell improvised explosives -- -- who might -- them.
The the actual fragments which were -- nails and and ball bearings.
Which is a hallmark by the way of jihadist.
Those seem to have been Perkins in the United States they're gonna try to find that out so they've got a lot of tools to work with but a lot of leg work.
And a lot of should work to go through.
On the other hand you have a week in which historically we've had unfortunately.
More than our fair share of domestic terrorism you know April 19 from column -- to Waco.
At the Oklahoma City bombing and so -- so that -- you know that there is a possibility it's not a foreign jihadist group but Steve.
I mean what does it tell you if it is an al-Qaeda inspired -- -- dirt you know jihadist type group behind this.
What does it say -- you.
Remember that those news -- those domestic extremist groups the white extremist groups or individuals.
To carry out their attacks and then they committed suicide.
Or they were caught this is the first of all the sitting on -- bombing -- -- -- that that's it that's actually very true but this is the first time since 9/11.
That an actual bombing has occurred successfully -- the FBI's is protected and the United States we would -- protection rate of 98%.
Infiltrating all of the Islamic terrorist groups and other groups to stop these types of bombing -- -- -- -- to remember because it's so disconcerting -- a day like this.
We'll update -- it's easy they targeted at very high profile.
You know event that was guaranteed to get attention.
That's that is a classic case of terrorism.
But more likely people with a political motive.
The did the bomb signature.
Which is very critical is going to be taken apart piece by piece and they had individuals who reelect.
We're sons and let me ask why shouldn't let me ask you question because at where we're coming up against the -- and I -- -- get this and they did yesterday they were all sorts of reports about two at at least two bombs that.
They found that weren't detonated that they had that would be a treasure trove of information.
Now both -- and those reports were rebuffed today by authorities say it's not true we don't have any and detonated bombs that we found but let me just say Steve.
Yesterday those that that the -- The organization's reporting that -- of the US senior US intelligence official.
I was somebody on the homeland security committee who said two other -- -- devices were found.
Somebody citing a federal bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms -- explosives expert who said two additional devices were found.
And so I just ask you whether you accept today's turnaround on that is just you know what happens or whether we need to be a little.
Suspicious I think.
I think we have to be a little bit cautious and expect except except -- those statements because they wouldn't be beyond the realm of good forensic work to do it to deny the existence.
Of -- detonated bombs which would clearly provide a much -- signature on how it was constructed and who constructed it.
So like I could see them we -- -- on that deliberately designed to try to find the bomber I think they will find them I'm positive and -- -- the truth.
Didn't considering all the -- events all the investigations I've worked -- all the investigation the FBI as they will do it the next 36 hours.
We -- hope you're right Steve Emerson always glad to get your information -- your expertise thank you so much there.
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