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United states army lieutenant colonel Robert Maginnis and doctor Walid Farris Fox News Middle East and terrorism -- he also serves as a farm policy senior advisor to governor Romney.
He's also -- throw the book becoming a revolution struggle for freedom in the Middle East.
But the first let me begin review as we continue to get more details.
All of the events prior to the bank does he attack as we pull away the layers that appears in the days the weeks in the months prior there were plenty of warning signs why is it do you think that these work.
Well at the very least perhaps ignored is that because we're in -- political.
Well first of all the main problem that the adminstration had in Libya.
What's being unable to connect.
The information they get from the various agencies and monitors that is a -- as active.
And connect that with the fact that they are militia on the ground that have been perceived as metals.
And in fact are penetrated by a -- he's not Jihad -- militias and because -- -- was not visible.
And the administration.
Could diminish that fact they would actually penetrated by a -- -- an error of judgment and massive error of judgment.
Go to -- let me bring you -- -- -- one of the most dangerous places in the world you're very familiar with the region of North Africa I note -- hindsight is 20/20 but in your opinion.
Was security adequate enough based on the warnings it would now finding out about.
Evidently not actually clearly you do -- security assessment you bring all your.
Activities and your agency representatives here military representatives then of course you look at all the imagery and so forth.
Good Intel assessment is going to point this out you know every indicator that is in this letter they sent to the secretary of state.
Is a good indicator what I'd like to see our the cables that are classified.
Far more detail and show a very clear indication that something is building an Indian -- -- you know that the examples you've heard thus far fairly significant but I suspect there's far weren't given month.
You know you have to -- Thousand man -- that release than -- there you have.
Tens of thousands of extra weapons and of course a lot of the people from -- God's -- known to have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight -- hardened.
-- so this is not a nice place and -- only have a couple people for security is ludicrous.
-- to flares lit the Obama administration claims that al-Qaeda is on the Paulson declined.
And defeat following the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Is that perhaps all of this that they did not want to blame al-Qaeda for this attack because all of those previous statements.
Yes if they make this statement that al-Qaeda is on the path to decline and make it as part of a political campaign.
Then of course went on the ground we see just the opposite that al-Qaeda is an expansion in Yemen that it is still fighting in Somalia.
That it -- north of Miami.
And that is droning on the borders between Libya and most of the North African countries it definitely is that first statement is going to be attacked and criticized so maybe.
And the attitude what this is not terrorism because this is not a product because -- of Carter is on on the path of decline and now it has been proving that that is not true.
We'll -- perhaps -- question to you is can we -- defeat al-Qaeda in a region that is so violently unstable.
-- keep in mind there's a dividing line and this -- -- -- hell.
Now -- between Christians and Muslims and you have in Nigeria good example.
Of all they're terrible atrocities and violence is taking place along that line but it begins in Somalia and goes all the way to the West Coast.
You know -- AQ I am also Bob.
Al-Qaeda vocal -- all of these are being outfitted to a large degree by all the weapons they stole out of Libya.
And of course the every indication over the last two years especially since.
We've went into and help to defeat Qaddafi things that just gone in a very very bad direction you think Yemen is bad wait do you see what's going to happen in North Africa unless we really get serious about this catastrophe.
-- do you think dot professors via Obama administration as it stands is getting serious about North Africa.
Well V -- better be serious because -- the as the kind of have that if we look at the map not statements al-Qaeda.
As roaming between shut out of Somalia and -- got.
That's as big as the entire continental United States -- better be very serious about it what about Afghanistan.
Up to -- -- mean that's a place where we've.
You know the Russians before -- I mean it's a very difficult place and continues to be a very challenging environment.
What the reason for why there is no defeat the -- got all the target band in Afghanistan.
It's because the administration even the last two years of the previous administration we're not interested in working with civil society to create an Afghan -- to work with the younger generation with the mom -- -- features and unfortunately we get it was draw.
And -- to talk -- gonna come back and try to see that much as they -- from civil society which brings me about special Dakota -- you know the Arab Spring we've been watching this unfold before our very -- but what challenges does -- -- with regard to security in the region.
Most serious and civil war -- -- contaminating Turkey and Jordan.
And I had Lebanon clearly is a lost cause to a large degree and course the Israelis are watching.
You know look at Iraq is going the wrong direction the president has no solution for what's going on -- Iran who is contaminating the entire region.
We have a policy that is absolutely bankrupt.
It's going to lead to -- How far broader problems across that part of the world and also the underbelly of Europe.
So you think we had -- batten the last ten years at this rate is gonna get much worse.
We will finish -- that sobering -- thought all right thank you so much colonel Robert Maginnis and doctor Walid Farris thank you so much.