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The two raids are being called a victory an -- and terrorism but you know northern Africa has recently seen increased violence from jihadist and Islamist terrorists.
Libya and Somalia especially have become growing and havens for these terror cells and the growing Jihad movement.
There weak governments almost daily clash with the terrorists so what do these raids.
And the increase in Islamist terrorist groups in several African countries mean for our security.
Here at home.
Joining us as it is always about this time -- former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton who was us who is senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute ambassador good morning.
Good morning Eric let you do it with these -- is it fair to say that Africa has and has since become the new Afghanistan the home of Islamist terrorism.
Well I think it's certainly an area where al-Qaeda and its affiliates have been growing in Somalia it's -- Anarchy for twenty plus years in between the pirates and -- -- Bob who I think are more closely linked than people of them have understood.
That this is this is a real Madison that's why this raid today in retaliation for the -- should Bob.
Seizure of that shopping mall in Nigeria some -- we may not have gotten.
The person we were after but it took place just a week -- shortly more than a week after the attack itself in Nairobi.
Kenya is a major non NATO ally declared such by the Obama administration.
Drag it is to say -- that when -- got a determination to act.
We can still act quickly with respect to the capture of Al liberty and triple -- there's some real significance here.
Two getting somebody we've been after for fifteen years it really -- calls the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Two years ago.
That ten years in preparation planning to get Osama bin Laden fifteen years.
To get out Libya shows we've still got the capacity do it a lot more significance there and -- well.
They don't had a sounds like Miami the Israeli air raid back in the early 1960s -- -- Eichmann.
Off the streets look at captured him and brought him back to Israel to face justice we're told that he may now come.
To new York and face justice here where there have been the trials dealing with a 1998 bombing of the embassies in Africa.
-- -- are two aspects this the first is the capture of Al -- itself on himself and we we don't have the details but at least as of this morning the government of Libya is complaining we didn't give them advance notice perhaps we.
Told them as it was happening.
But this was say -- the use of an armed force inside another country without their permission.
Picking up as somebody who was in that country in taking them away somewhere where we don't know at this point.
You know in the bad old days of the Bush Administration.
That was called rendition.
And President Obama campaigned against rendition described that is.
Of recruiting tool for al-Qaeda so I'm glad that the Obama administration has now overcome its opposition to rendition I look forward to a lot more.
But but more importantly going forward.
We've gone back -- a time machine the administration apparently wants to.
Two under the indictment that was issued against Al -- after the embassy bombings they wanna try and then a federal court that that's exactly the wrong thing to do that this is the ideology of the Obama administration.
Looking at this through -- law enforcement perspective.
When we should be looking at it through the law of war perspective we should take now living at Guantanamo and interrogating for as long as we want to over there -- prop.
They say there have been successful civilian federal terrorist -- cases including the embassy bombings that have been carried out.
In the civilian court and I expect him to probably come there and go through that.
Well every once -- -- but you know gathering evidence.
Of these terrorist attacks in Kenya and Tanzania is not the same is gathering evidence of a bank robbery in New York number one and number two.
It wouldn't it be that terrorist bombings of the embassies were heinous crimes but to be able to interrogate somebody like Al Libby fifteen years of knowledge of what Al -- been up to.
Could save many many more.
Lives are at least that give us a base of information that takes a long time this is not a question of the day or two.
That this man ought to be in gitmo for years under interrogation but I'm afraid.
That perhaps the FBI hostage rescue team has already read him his Miranda rights perhaps he's already gotten a lawyer in which case we're gonna learn next enough.
Man we've got to go through that again the broader issue finally ambassador has to do with the war on terrorism and the fact that differential in tamale.
You've got to British girls who are blinded by acid in Zanzibar.
And it just increases and increases -- -- course in 2002.
The Islamist attack on a hotel that is owned by the Israelis and try to shoot down a Boeing 757.
I really get a handle on these groups that threaten us and threaten our values and and and it could grow and Africa.
Well I think the first thing you have to do is acknowledge that we are still in a global war on terrorism that al-Qaeda and its wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliates is growing it may not have a corporate style.
But the threat of terrorism continues to expand that and North Africa.
But there's -- -- across the northern part of the continent between the saharan.
Muslim world and the sub saharan.
And the radicals the terrorist right across the board Algerian -- hostage taking in January -- as you mentioned.
In Libya in Sudan and Somalia in Egypt and Tunisia.
That this war is is not getting smaller it's getting larger and we need a strategy.
Starting with acknowledging that they're still at war with us all right ambassador getting and that's smaller but larger warns -- -- -- -- thank you so much as always for joining us.
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