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Two different views on this joining us from Boston Fox News military analyst colonel David Hunt author of the big new book terror red.
And from Washington lieutenant colonel Tony Shaffer now before we talk about CIA -- want to address these embassy closings this weekend the primarily in Egypt Afghanistan and Iraq.
Colonel hunt why do you think this is happening now in -- do we tell everyone about it.
First of all we get threats every day.
Bobby -- it where these embassies and I'll being close what's happening in this one.
Is our agencies intelligence community in combination.
-- collaborates with other mideast and other intelligent Jesus said.
There's a real likelihood of that happening out what we've done -- is is extend the the ban on travel to the end of the month.
It might so there is some concern but there's also a political aspect of this.
That it that that pops up every day every other time this happens -- What do you mean politically.
Well it's I'd like the color scheme that at the end of not -- right -- the -- they said you couldn't you good.
-- you get up every -- glows in the Middle East every day based on threats to tell sometimes is -- from my view.
Is about timing is not that they want threats in our to our embassies.
It is why he got the -- them now and this length of time and these specific numbers he's like Cairo got our gross -- I got -- wondered though.
If you -- if you if you say you're closing them don't the -- go all right well I come back Monday when they're open.
At the partial victory exactly and the good to follow what Dave said.
We haven't closed embassies like this since right after 9/11 to sends the wrong signal -- -- Dave's a great friend.
But I disagree with them -- completely we're sending a very wrong signal.
We get threats all the time that's true people like Dave and I should be outside the war going into these guys to take them out and let -- kind of come out we spent.
Billions of dollars Craig on security and all these indices.
-- you telling me that a couple of guys with a very crude device.
May get close to to do something and worried about that yeah I think we gotta be going -- them getting into their little loophole they think so we can prevent this this tells me.
That were not out there like we should penetrating these groups and getting ahead of them.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I -- they -- dead what does that mean who.
Observed -- and decide to act brutal -- it's an air force term for turning inside your enemies.
Radius try to get ahead of them to get ahead of them in turn get get -- get them before they get you.
I'm gonna use up tomorrow night Paris.
I'm a little embarrassed my friend Tony right.
-- case oh my god -- -- not what I wanted to ask Obama questioned why -- we have yet these embassies if we can't protect them I mean.
There aren't they supposed to be just like an extension of the United States.
-- it what does it say that we have to close them make it basically says we have no confidence in protecting our people.
That's true and -- -- -- their effort influence and it does say we can't protect them.
I I my money my point is I think is some politics being played here because they've been here because any time.
Tony not a present right about how we should be aggressive and we haven't -- where we've gotten a little bit embarrassing all the middle east policy has been going.
This doesn't help odd thing is a reason now all the people I've talked to had to be comfortable with the confluence of a lot of intelligence agencies agreeing.
That -- a -- good idea but I wanna move on to this CIA intimidation.
Story colonel -- what do you make of this I mean we've been told that this is that.
A phony scandal put -- this is a phony scandal could you imagine what a real one would be like what.
No I can't I mean this is really gets and and and don't forget -- was way ahead of this the very things that CNN's not talking about.
-- reporting on within a week of the event it's just taken CNN this time that they got the thing is this about the polygraphs were quick.
You don't take polygraphs every month is there something dreadfully wrong you take a polygraph to be read into a new special program -- I -- took special polygraphs for special programs we get a new access.
But you don't do that for assuming it happens in the past and -- that issue.
And the issue here clearly is that they're trying to figure out if they're talking to the media.
And and who they're talking to a they -- and and by the way the try to get dirt on -- yeah I took homicide -- a staple.
And that to be a horrible fence you stole something so this is trying to get leverage on these guys to intimidate him.
But put make sure that they know that their families are at risk.
And to make them not do what they should which is to fill their oath of office by going to congress and telling what happened.
-- it is -- cut it seems like the government is spending more time trying to keep personnel quiet rather than actually tracking those responsible for the attack.
-- -- -- -- It -- -- criminal intent here on the part of administration and thank god see from policy didn't -- lack of even trying to help save our guys.
On the CIA being held a couple of things.
They did they operators take Paula -- five years.
That some of the guys who have had to -- bought or taken a citing these letters were trying to write books.
The agency where her -- -- that night it wasn't for the Arab work coming from there embassy -- the GI compound.
To the consulate won't be more of -- they actually want to tell the story that yeah all of this that they have gotten congress is not forcing them.
To put the agency -- State Department to go in part.
Right gentlemen thanks a lots.
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