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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 extremist 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 rat -- 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 -- 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 do you think you're watching what what do you hope to gain from -- 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 or maybe he was and we just didn't learn of it into a little bit later.
Yeah obviously mother is a lot more than has to be learned here with a concern that I have -- chairman -- call us -- and I cosigned the letter that cute together.
Is that this information was made available by Russian intelligence which you know what -- would the other Russians have an excellent intelligence service.
And yet the FBI when they examined them or investigated him in 2011.
Didn't find anything it's -- risk 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 now to -- you know to reopen this and then when -- started posting YouTube videos -- radical imam.
When he started acting in a radical way it is -- 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 -- -- 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 too is how much corporation is that -- these cases.
Between the FBI and the Boston Police 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 I'm not talking about getting a search warrant or breaking and entry.
We're talking about just monitoring or following staying -- check on the website going to community as it's more questions.
To -- talk to his uncle for instance is up Romero 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 EU had hearings last year -- 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 SoundBite from Tom Brokaw on meet the press and then ask you if if any of this makes you feel like people up front is starting to pay attention to even sang.
Here's Tom Brokaw.
With the death of Osama bin Laden.
Islamic -- to not go away in fact in some ways it's more dangerous this is a perfect example.
You can't get Intel on the lone operator -- 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 that -- paying.
Well you know fired its -- -- that strongly to a user of the New York Times -- -- for -- to -- -- from -- -- congress but very seriously I reworked Tom Brokaw said the fact is that an Islamist Jihad is increasing.
It's no longer just coming from its national level al-Qaeda recruits people uses people in our own country who -- beneath the radar screen.
And there's no sign of it all no lessening in intensity.
And we're not -- just we can't just rely and the FBI the CIA.
To get national and international intelligence since -- 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 counter terrorism going into the communities monitoring if you well following and not be afraid of political correctness.
Because that's where that stretches from -- example many times when I would after the -- they went the entire neighborhoods they're going if the worst teams that went the Irish neighborhoods.
If you go to the corporate planning -- look -- 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.
How does McCain thank you so much and -- -- swine thank you.
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