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Curious now is a man who's been on the show before guard commander Kirk -- called his the former commander of the USS call if you'll remember that was the ship.
That was attacked.
-- it seems like a long time ago but it really wasn't it was in the late nineteen.
In the late 198090s.
-- and he was a man who saved a ship from an al-Qaeda attack.
Now we have personally I had that you aren't here to talk about Syria but this year beer and -- and naval officer and you probably abandon that navy yard.
What what is your impression of what's going -- What we're seeing right now KT is that the navy base hit the Washington navy yard is reacting exactly as you'd expect them to.
They are probably going back -- -- -- said checking some of the videotapes.
To get into that building specifically having been there myself and actually -- on the floor where the shooter did take some rounds out because friend of mine have been texting with him.
They're still sheltered in place in the conference room in addition to that I have a Naval Academy classmate -- bullet holes in his office.
They're both alive and safe but they have not been able to account for all their staff.
Right now to get into that building it isn't just show an ID and walk on -- yet.
You have to go -- a specific access procedures swipe a badge.
Go through a series of turnstiles and get in so clearly the individual can even get into that building.
-- either shot his way in or did something that would allow people to get out of the way so that he'd jump over the turnstiles gain access.
And -- up on the third or fourth floor so.
To go up those things it's either taking an elevator or taking a series of stairs to get out there this was not a difficult task to do and in the meantime.
People trying to get out of the way and make sure they can be -- while this guy is unloading rounds into the building.
A -- where does -- its commander Kirk we Paul who is former navy commander commander of the USS call.
Not only can extract geo strategy but he certainly is somebody who knows what it's like and a tactical sense.
About the navy yard to get on the navy yard you -- probably flashed a badge that what you're saying is to get into this building.
This particular building would've had.
Yes it is not just you -- -- I -- normally when you will -- -- in your car.
You'll show and identification card either common access card -- retired military ID that shows that you in fact are authorized to get access to the base itself and get through the initial -- security.
From the civilian side under the military's.
Once you're on the base in order to get into this building.
Yeah to go to a parking garage need to park that is going to be wonderful surveillance then you have to walk into the building and as you walk in the front doors themselves.
You -- immediately greeted with the security area where they have turnstiles where you have to present -- be.
You can't you show regular writing getting you have to either be -- for an appointment or how pre authorized access.
They grants -- the ability to get through those turnstiles and into the building itself.
And evidently this is where the individual started out shooting and then began to work his way up the floors to the Hillary got the ulcers from my friends -- located.
Okay I'm Kirk guys -- for -- -- 23000 people who are joining our live chat now we're watching us and and we -- a number of questions from people like this is just the darn good question.
They want to know about weapons at the navy yard.
Can you -- -- this shooter Currie has some kind of a our rightful.
How was -- able to get -- this is not something he's walking around the navy yard with an assault rifle over his shoulder how would he have gotten it there.
That's an excellent question when you have access granted to get onto a base.
Normally they will do routine -- not routine -- random vehicle checks.
But most times if you show up in you're an employee there or you have access to -- and ID card.
You can show that and they are gonna stop your vehicle unless you exhibit suspicious behavior or there's something suspicious about the inside -- your vehicle.
So clearly the individual brought the weapons onto the base and got them through there parked the car and at that point.
Suited and armed up and decided to go on the shooting Rampage.
So that would lead you to -- saying man this is somebody who has access to the navy -- not somebody.
Who had an appointment somebody was shooting his -- -- he got through the initial date check.
And then got through.
The more secure area into the building -- selvin and started shooting.
Yes it appears that he would have had some type of -- that he showed.
Whether he has an employee on the base -- employee in that building that he was able to get onto the base we don't know that occasionally you'll get -- that can be forced her stolen.
We hopefully that did not happen but I think we're just gonna have to wait and see obviously -- very fluid and active criminal investigation going on right now.
Hope against hope that it is not an act of terrorism based upon the recent events in Syria.
Well when you look at this kind of -- you think this is the new norm for the united states military and I was in the Pentagon when we have the marine barracks bombing in 1981.
Where nobody thought this stuff was going to happen at all and it turned out suicide bombers trucks loaded with explosives drove right up to us.
-- Marines were sleeping had 241 American Marines were killed.
Is this now -- new normal and military installations around the world.
I don't think it's going to be yes KT I think you're gonna need to wait and see obviously it was says several years ago that we had the incident at Fort Hood.
We now have this incident I think we need to look and find out.
Was this an act of terrorism was this just a disgruntled employee he was this someone who just needed to express anger over -- domestic situation.
I think we're gonna need to everybody needs to calm down.
Stay focused let the investigation go through -- a very expeditious manner which we should be able to find out within a matter of but days not weeks.
And then be able to determine if any port protection measures directly related to the style attack.
Need to be put in place -- other bases throughout the united states of the world.
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