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New questions this morning about US counterterrorism efforts after the FBI failed to spot.
The security threat that was posed by one of the Boston bombing suspects the agency says -- temporal and Siam was.
-- two years ago.
By the Russian government according to some of these reports but after thorough investigation they failed to find anything that would prove that he had extremists leanings.
Now there's members on the house committee of Homeland Security -- want to know how that happens because we don't want that to happen again because clearly this person did pose.
-- the -- to the country.
So they say in a letter to top Intel officials that these incidents quote.
Raised the most serious concerns questions about the efficacy of the federal counterterrorism efforts.
Yes I have remained at liberty in this country to conduct the -- an attack and it took days to publicly identify him.
As a suspect that's one of the big questions -- -- -- that have happened had having been flagged to him a couple of years ago I'm joined now by Republican congressman Peter King.
Member of the committee that wrote that letter good morning Carson good to have you back.
What what -- you -- you very much -- what what do you hope to gain from this and in terms of the you know the last part of that because he was on the radar.
You know why wasn't he perhaps picked up more quickly -- or maybe he was and we just didn't learn of it until a little bit later.
Yeah obviously mother is a lot more than has to be learned here with a concern that I have written chairman -- call us unite cosigned the letter that -- together.
Is that this information was made available by Russian intelligence which you know what -- -- the other Russians have an excellent intelligence service.
And yet the FBI when they examine them or investigated him in 2011.
Didn't find anything it's -- -- people all information was made available to them and what went on during that investigation.
But then subsequent to that he did go to Russia for six months which is extended period of time.
And you would have thought that would have prompted the FBI and look back it up to -- -- to reopen this and then when he started posting YouTube videos -- radical imam.
When he started acting in a radical way it is mosque apparently -- -- ejected from the -- You would think that that would have prompted the FBI to come back.
I was I I had that in the great regard the FBI this is the fifth time and I'm aware of that this has happened with some reports the attention the FBI.
They investigative that clear and and then they go out and carry out terrorist -- Is this communications.
Issue I mean are they not flagging these people clearly enough to local law enforcement and saying look you know.
You know what I just keep an eye on this percent.
Again you know that raises the question -- is how much corporation is that -- these cases.
Between the FBI and the Boston -- resisted the FBI advised divorce from police of of the -- its mission it gotten from you know from the Russians.
And again the FBI overall this is a great job -- a phenomenal job last week.
But on this case and for -- I mention.
This seems to me is a blind spot that and so that's essential I think as we go forward should they change their -- should -- be more intense should they yet continue to monitor I don't think -- -- to our probable cause just to follow someone -- not -- why it's happening and not talking about getting a search warrant or breaking and entry.
We're talking about just monitoring or following saying we have checked on the website going to community -- more questions.
To the torch was uncle -- is -- Romero and he says he was ever spoken to where the FBI.
Yeah it was which is it dead definitely raises a lot of a lot of questions.
You know you had hearings last year that work.
Was somewhat controversial.
Radical Islamic terrorism that if you're gonna do that you got include a lot of different groups under that umbrella.
When you look back at that you know and -- and do you out of play this sound -- from Tom Brokaw on meet the press and then ask you if if any of this makes you feel like people are finally start to pay attention to even sang.
Here's Tom Brokaw.
It was the death of Osama bin Laden.
Islamic courage to not go away in fact in some ways it's more dangerous this is a perfect example.
You can't get -- on the lone operators -- a lot that we still need to know about what motivated him obviously.
He's attraction but they're beef is with Russia not with us but it also Muslim and the fact is that that Islamic religious author.
As sonic -- to sell out there he says the -- and paying.
Well you know fire -- -- -- that strongly to a -- of the New York Times or call for me to be.
And patients from out of congress but very seriously I reworked Tom Brokaw said the fact is that as Islamist Jihad is increasing.
It's no longer just come from -- its national level al-Qaeda recruits people and uses people in our own country who -- beneath the radar screen.
And there's no sign of it all a lessening in intensity.
And we're not -- just we can't just rely and the FBI the CIA to get national women's national intelligence since there's operating at the local level.
It's important that the police as they do New York where there's a thousand police officers.
Working on counterterrorism going into the communities monitoring.
If you well following and not be afraid of political correctness.
Because that's where the threat -- -- -- example many times.
When -- would after the market went the entire neighborhoods they're going if the worst teams that went the Irish neighborhood if you go to the corporate -- you don't look at all.
And to me if you're looking for Islamic jihadist after going to the malls and community make whatever contacts and connections you have.
And it turns out that there are certain mosques are being radical then find out what's going on those mosques.
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