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Tom Johnson is -- terrorism act analyst and senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies let's talk to him for a few minutes he's in New York tonight.
Tom let's start with.
What you think about what you've seen so four but the history of these two men what they've put up on their.
They're web sites -- respectively.
And the tie between Chechnya and radical Islam.
Well it's gonna take some time for us to -- the full story there's still a lot of facts out there that we don't know including their travels abroad.
But the key window into their ideology really comes from the social media web web pages.
And -- particularly older brother on his YouTube page had a number of jihadist videos some of which are very similar to the type of propaganda of al-Qaeda puts out.
Now you say that what kind of stuff.
Well in particular one video talks but the black flags from the course on okay now a key part of the al-Qaeda ideology get jihadist ideology.
Is this idea that this battle's going to be fought -- the course on which includes Afghanistan.
Pakistan Iran and parts of Central Asia and this is really the first battle there Armageddon and it.
Really done their success against the western -- starts there.
This is a very -- type of propaganda it's an eerie -- -- partner ideology in this was clearly on the older Brothers YouTube page.
And we should point out that this does not mean that they are al-Qaeda it does not mean that anyone.
Outside the country is giving them.
Direction they could be too.
Lone wolves if you will working together.
But we have seen some some radicalization.
Towards the ideology where they think they're going after eight the ultimate goal of the Jihad against America before.
That's right it's actually right this is just one part of the story really have to piece together a number of other dots we have to really put together and connect before we can tell full story.
And it's just suggested of their lease on some occasions the Brothers were actually sympathetic -- same underlying G -- ideology that al-Qaeda exports around the globe.
As you say it doesn't necessarily mean they are al-Qaeda doesn't mean they're connected to al-Qaeda group but it certainly suggestive -- the type of ideology that they share.
-- and the fact that.
As you heard the chairman of the Homeland Security.
A committee say that he's suspicious of this six months last year where temelin goes to.
Russia but if it sees his father in the Chechnya area.
Your thoughts on that.
Well that's clearly sticks out as the number one most suspicious red flag so far what we're hearing about the Brothers biographies.
One of the common things we seen terrorist plots this is -- a -- successful terrorist plots in the west.
Is this necessity to really travel abroad or she training -- think about the 77 bombers you think about some of the other successful plots we've seen over time.
There's this common pattern where more often than not and on every occasion there's really -- necessity go abroad receive the training you need to actually -- come back and executed.
And what about the radicalization within families.
And how this younger -- just par.
May have been well I guess recruited for a better word.
By his older brother.
That the family is important throughout the -- world including al-Qaeda and related terrorist groups.
I found in my data said one of export family connections and about fifteen -- percent of the time.
Joint family members will also join the scene terrorist organizations -- will be recruited to Jihad by their felt -- -- numbers.
I don't know if you've heard you heard the press conference but they've lifted the shelter in place they've they've started the mass transportation in Boston again.
Your thoughts about this next steps forge your heart if in fact he has had some kind of training.
By terrorists or others.
Well you know most troubling thing -- -- so far as actually would congressman calls that you just earlier in the last segment.
Is the presence of these suicide bombs jackets that's very troubling because that suggests that they are thinking about the -- -- thinking about basically going out with a fight.
And taking I was with them that's we don't know that for sure but that's really -- troubling thing I've heard so far.
And the other thing Carson call said they think is really -- important is that it does take training it does take expertise to build a successful suicide jacket or belt.
Com and so we don't know that for a fact but that's something we really have to pay attention to as this goes for.
-- my attention to Tom Johnson thank you very much.
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