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The investigation goes on you're looking at teams of FBI federal and police investigators.
Going over the boat that it is in the backyard of that home in Watertown Massachusetts.
This is where it all ended this is the boat in which Joseph -- -- man was found hiding.
They -- in a bomb proof truck to rip the cover off the thing as he was hiding inside.
Lobbed a bunch of what appeared to be flash bang grenades at him and he ultimately.
Gave himself up although it is thought that he tried to commit suicide perhaps by putting a bullet.
Through his own head he may have missed the vital organs and the bullet went through the back of his throat at any rate.
They are still investigating what's going on there with that -- police citizens and advanced technology.
All receiving credit for bringing in Joseph hearts -- -- -- alive in the Boston terror attacks -- his older brother was killed -- during a shootout with police on Thursday.
He's younger brother Joseph -- captured Friday just days after the initial attack which seems very fast for -- an investigation of this magnitude.
But could police have brought him in sooner.
Stephen Yates is a former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs and CEO of DC.
International advisory Stephen thank you for taking the time to join us today.
What about this these questions.
Being directed toward the FBI that the FBI usually up.
A highly regarded and pretty popular agency on Capitol Hill.
But there are questions being asked by some very important members of congress saying.
We apparently had a heads up the talents -- may have may have been involved in some shady stuff the FBI talked to him investigated.
And cleared him what do you think about that.
Well indeed there are number of very very important questions that come out of this and I think they're too.
Major areas that need to be revisited investigators.
Indeed did have very quick job of taking down the two suspects but -- -- -- that started from a cold start.
One wonders why that may have been the case if it was the other is will we ever get any information from the younger suspect that leads us.
To future acts or other organizations and remain active and I think the way this was carried out leaves those as gaping questions.
But how someone who had been on a watch list -- had been investigated.
Had a younger brother received permanent residency.
So soon is a major major question a number of levels it goes beyond the FBI.
When you say this thing started from a cold start you're you're referring to the fact that in your view the FBI should have at least had some kind of the list a reminder file something that would have set off -- bombs at the marathon -- -- -- are Naia.
Well in the wake of 2001 -- 9/11 tragedy.
There were a lot of heat on mechanisms put in place together in a wider net of intelligence.
They try to have the federal government cooperate more local authorities provide security at major public events -- obviously.
If these guys had been washed even if just one of them had been watched before.
You would think that we would continue to monitor any communications they had with overseas actors.
-- there are a lot of things under the Patriot Act and other kinds of surveillance you think might it continues I guess the biggest question.
Many of us would have now is have counterterrorism -- weekend.
In the and an era where we thought that the tide of war was -- There are no full body scans or TSA pat downs via the Internet and it seems that these days a lot of communication with.
Agents in this country.
Witnessed Nadal Hassan for instant.
For instance are taking place via the Internet.
There's no doubt there's a lot of -- radicalization.
Planning and other kinds of activity is going on by the Internet and of course everyone knows the Internet that doesn't isn't the sovereign space.
You can be anywhere in the world and still have an effect anywhere else in the world.
And it's one of those major areas where I'm sure intelligence agencies were very very hard.
And our laws at home.
May not -- up to speed with what our national security needs are -- we're trying to preserve a relatively free society.
It appears that these two Brothers were the only ones involved in the actual bombing and then all of that crazy aftermath -- shootouts with police and so forth.
But what about a wider support structure I mean who paid for all of this.
You know well obviously that though we need to know a lot of these kinds of -- I think is just very implausible.
That these two I operated an isolation.
It even if you just take the simple.
Notion that they seemed to have planned very methodically how to get there but somehow escape didn't work at all as if there was a plan.
Which leads some to wonder maybe they were just directed by others and left basically to -- by whoever helped try don't put them in place.
That would be consistent with a surprise Times Square attempted bomber who thought it ought to work.
Consistent with an underwear bomber who -- surprised it didn't work.
It seems to me a lot of signals that these guys were unlikely to have operated alone.
And we need to know whether there are others operating took -- to perpetuate further attacks.
-- -- -- to knows quite a bit about intelligence and security out of Washington Stephen thank you.
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