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Very difficult to believe that these two could -- carried out this level of attack.
With this level of sophistication of precision acting by themselves in without training from overseas.
Are having at least facilitators.
Here at home.
-- mean that I think that had to be assistance and that's why the FBI and it is going -- -- so vigorously and effectively congressman Peter King.
-- Sunday a top Republican on the house homeland security committee saying that the two suspects in the Boston bombings had help -- did not act alone.
What about that Tom Ridge former Homeland Security secretary Pennsylvania governor with me now out of Washington sir good morning to you vertigo -- back to America's Newsroom.
What do you think what Peter King -- out there.
Well bill I happen to share his point of view for several reasons are one.
You know Peter is on the intelligence community it committee so I suspect he may have a little bit more information and is available to -- either one of us.
But there's some other factual circumstances that we could lead -- -- the same conclusion.
Remember they discovered a.
Cash they have weapons several hundred rounds of ammunition almost -- in many bomb factory there.
One could also -- recall that that they referred to the inspire magazine has been victims.
Giving directions with regard to construction of these -- but it did not have instructions -- -- a fairly sophisticated device remote control.
And then finally.
-- you know he's in their aggression Dagestan Flores six months these older brother.
Doubtful that he was sightseeing spending that much time -- Is.
With his family so there's a lot of things that point to either assistance here in the United States or indoctrination and training overseas and he went further -- say that the FBI failed on a number of fronts including talking to people who were members of a mosque perhaps.
And Cambridge Massachusetts that Camilleri may have attended.
And this whole issue about student visas how -- -- in the country how you're leaving the country and whether or not we know about it or -- flies under the radar.
I mean this is stuff we've been trying to work out for twelve years.
America it goes back to your absolutely right two and 9/11 and that -- use -- euphemism connect the dots I think.
There is legitimate they're questioning around.
The nature of -- the initial investigation by the FBI how thorough was it.
With whom did you speak.
I know they had this individual under surveillance for a month or two.
And then they dropped it I can understand that but I I still on the back my mind wonder how often.
That the -- -- SS was just the the equivalent which used to be the KGB.
Identifies somebody within the United States and actually as I understand it and satellite or over two and FBI agent in in Moscow so I think.
Looking at that -- with the FBI did initially but I also wonder what kind of information did the FBI put on.
The alert system the tax system that would being given to Homeland Security I mean I would think that it -- that kind of notification.
That you would want to know whether this individual who left the country and returned and again these are legitimate questions.
And -- no doubt in my mind that the FBI did everything they thought they should do under the circumstances but that they pick up the phone call their counterparts in Moscow did they give information to the homeland security's so that they would be told if he leaves the country let us know because we went may wanna go back to their development and.
-- -- -- rebuilding some sort of trail for that won't there be you know whispered throwing me we we should have the information on that we can figured out what you know what was followed up on what was not Iraq.
Well I think it should be and I think those are their allotment seeing it pieces of this puzzle I think they are legitimate it's legitimate inquiry and again not to find fault or responsibility if there are gaps they're gaps we got a close them.
-- twelve years after 9/11 the fact that there are reports that we haven't connected these databases.
It's really rather remarkable what -- -- that technology -- to -- -- what would explain that why not.
I don't know the technology exists there where's the will -- the congressional oversight to me like you can't -- this -- -- the executive branch are certain things that congress.
I probably should have been doing over the past ten years to see that these databases were connected -- the challenge I think we have.
Is that everybody decided whether we get this infrastructure there's a in a medium and a -- -- compliance regiment let's just check the box and move on every once in awhile people have to do with use their discretion in use.
Common -- and a little more judgment -- I don't understand in this incident why there wasn't further inquiry.
After the Russians identify this individual as a potential problem notwithstanding the Russians -- have had their old.
Political motivation to do it that's not enough for me to suggest we just -- to a minimalist investigation I'm not saying they did but I think these are legitimate questions for the congressional committee based on your experience how long before we get those answers.
Be interesting to see how -- rigorously cross examine the examination and cross examination is later on net.
This week in and down the road but I think these are questions that.
Deserve public answers time will tell weeks or months -- thing.
I suspect months.
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