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-- -- searching with us now but he's -- former assistant.
Director of the FBI's counterterrorism division.
-- joins us live teary good afternoon what's your sense of things now regarding.
What's happened over the past couple of years.
I show up well there's been a lot of developments and I think what we're seeing is the very type -- problem that we talked about before.
We've set up a very very elaborate infrastructure after 9/11.
To deal with.
The idea of trying to find indicators of al-Qaeda involvement.
But that that's good for that but it doesn't help us try to identify people who psychologically have something wrong.
And are going to act against this is a lone bomber and that's exactly what I think as more information comes out.
You're going to see here you going to see so many parallels.
Both operationally and psychologically.
Between these Brothers and the likes of Eric Robert Rudolph -- -- -- Olympic bomber and obviously Theodore Kaczynski the the unabomber and I just add this and then I'll stop for a minute.
It was very interesting when we went into kaczynski's cabin and took out between thirty and 50000 pages of notes.
And he had literally accounted for every day of his life.
And then one of those notes he he said this he said people are gonna prescribe a lot of -- to what I did.
And why I did it but basically I'm just very very angry.
And so he latched onto an ideology and then he used these bombings to ideally is anger.
I think we're going to see these people latched onto the ideology of very very radical Islam.
And because of the psychological issues embarked upon what became a very very terrible tragedy.
There are a lot of places that people who were filled with anger and maybe in some cases don't have the mental capacity that they might want to.
There are a lot of places where they can latch on.
There's radical Islam -- a lot of different ways that you can get radicalized in this country you've said that we're not very good at spotting those people.
What do we do to get better at that.
Well I think this week we're learning a lot and we did a study in the winter of 2000.
And into 2001.
On these types of people.
Doctor Kathleen pocket was a bureau agent who worked on unabomber also worked on the Eric Robert Rudolph case and also a clinical psychologist.
She had access to FBI files into the files of the US Secret Service she had.
Unfettered access and cooperation -- here's what she found and I think it's very interesting.
She said these people.
Were -- able to belong they tried to belong to organizations they tried to have a sense of belonging with people they thought they shared similarities with.
But they were never able to make that connection every one of the serial bomber she looked at.
Had that that situation or that type of our problem now when we first started hearing more about these Brothers and particularly in talking about -- and.
It was almost haunting.
To hear that ball from his family both back in Russia and also here in the US.
And also from some of -- friends that he was starting to express he'd had trouble feeling.
That he was belonging in -- fitting in anywhere and I think that's really going to be more telling as the days and weeks go on.
Yeah we even heard that a column my high school to some degree Terry -- -- yes Terry Turkey raid inside and thank you very much for the level headed.
Thought process here appreciate it.
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