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-- former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Judith Miller.
-- first the administration holding the news that this incident.
Off the coast of Iran five days -- idea for the election I mean this is.
This is peculiar at best.
Well it's timing may be -- incidental having something to do with election but.
What George Little sad when I asked why this information wasn't at least -- That because of the class by nature of -- that activity that -- the drone was doing over there they normally would not release this information I -- at strains regularly available.
But I do think that the administration didn't want to make.
An act of war out of this or higher.
Inflate this to more than it was Iranians pro.
They tried to shoot it down they failed it doesn't say much for their capabilities.
-- -- -- -- Europe your thoughts.
Well I think it's outrageous that they justification.
For not releasing the information before the election was that the mission was classified but it's okay to release it today did it become unclassified.
In the past six days you.
I mean I think that demonstrates this was simply a pretax.
I think that that that what we have here is a clear indication.
That Iran is.
Prepared to tried to shoot down US -- you know it didn't find one US drone on its territory about a year ago they claim they shot it down.
But we claim it came down because of defects in the drone itself.
But obviously it would be a big prize for the Ryan's to it is should down one of buyers then and be able to prove -- this time.
Brussels graduate well I think he -- -- thinking information leaked spats with the administration is saying that they were responding to a news story.
Another cable from another cable news network and that that's why they responded at all but let's let's not have any illusions here we RE NA.
Not so Covert Cold War with Iran.
Someone is killing their scientists.
We already know that the Americans have been engaged in cyber warfare the stocks that virus sending yes they are gonna provoke we are going to probe.
Both sides don't want and on intended war I think that the important thing to remember -- that you could have a very very dangerous situation.
A dangerous situation any out some.
Air force sources are telling parts news.
That they are very suspicious.
Off of this incident as it's been recounted by the bush should that the Obama administration.
And that is.
That you know this is -- that apparently flies and about a 130 miles an hour.
As -- 25 fighter jets travel just below 600 miles an hour.
How is it even conceivable that they could not if -- seriously desired to shoot that down.
Avoid doing so.
But just one more point on the intelligence say issue you know the normal -- is you say we don't comment on intelligence matters period.
But in terms of the shoot down those who knows why they couldn't shoot it down it could be as simple incompetence that would actually be good news.
Are simple incompetence.
You know -- that -- is that has the smacking if you will of a fairy tale.
And the fact is that if they were firing to shoot it down.
It's interest thing that former military officials would have such review of the incidents self -- -- to.
-- -- another issue and that is served aborting a war and Israeli newspaper.
And AC BS local.
News department reporting that Valerie Jarrett has been actually talking with -- Iranians the White House has knocked that down.
But the rumors persist what do you make up.
Well there are lots of bloggers rainy an Israeli American an otherwise and these stories are floating around the people I've talked to.
From the administration who are actually involved in these talks.
Say that ms.
Jarrett has not been leading any delegation anywhere but.
Little as we discussed before the election I think one can expect a White House push very early.
And very intensively.
To get talks going whether or not not their bilateral talks -- is one on one or whether or not they involve the there will be talks in an effort to get a deal.
John they the Iranians are going to begin their there are -- of sizes.
Our air defense strolls over the weekend.
What do you make of it.
Well I think this is in part for domestic political consumption inside Iran to show that they're standing out today.
United States and Israel I think in part.
It's intended to intimidate the Obama administration.
But you know look at efforts to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles these drills the continued progress of the Iran in nuclear weapons program.
All go to show that they are not being slowed down by the sanctions they don't have any intention of giving up their nuclear ambitions.
And if you don't like these actions now.
Imagine how much more difficult Iran is to deal with -- it gets nuclear weapons.
I've been Ghazi -- is an open hearing scheduled for next Thursday armed and Ghazi.
Are you hopeful that we the American public -- learned something more and substantive about what happened and why.
The US government did not do more.
To save the lives of four America.
It's surely we should have learned more about this before the election but we're definitely going to learn more after this story is not gonna go away and though.
We will finally get some clarity.
Trouble to get the last were.
Well I think dead the administration is still gonna try and Stonewall you know we we know that -- number of cables.
In the CIA and other system had been pulled out under the guise of there's an investigation going on.
I think this could go on for quite some time.
It's interest -- that the State Department is making.
Those documents and cables available to lawmakers.
Through today and tomorrow when of course congress' not in Washington Post senators are not.
Ambassador thank you very much.
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