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Intelligence reports today linking Syria the chemical weapons the Obama administration response.
The more definitive proof is required and calling -- a United Nations investigation.
Joining us now is Andrew McCarthy former federal prosecutor.
Who convicted the blind -- a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fox News contributor Judith Miller.
Thank you both for being here.
I -- blind has been crossed seemingly may be perhaps.
Our we've got intelligence firm quote unquote the top.
We have been.
I mean what does this mean in and how do we get -- that these kinds of positions.
It means almost nothing I mean they said they had and I don't mean to say that it that we shouldn't be alarmed at the possibility of of chemical weapons being used but they said.
I mean it was not very coherent but varying degrees.
Of no lack of confidence or was something along those lines are -- -- confidence again I'm that was an incoherent statement -- an incoherent.
But but a week ago they had you know.
Total confidence that that -- and I have.
The older brother was not involved in in terrorism -- that we -- they were they were looking around after.
Right wing extremists so.
But of course that was the same Homeland Security Department secretary.
Declared -- 2009.
That any threat to the homeland would come from.
Right we terrorists we.
You know this is.
This is a terrible moment for the the because.
Rightly or wrongly -- are being accused of of this season's here.
Handling information from -- poorly multiple indications to.
-- the CIA and the FBI.
That the older disarmament.
-- was a radical.
And that was and he was a potential threat.
I think it's interesting that all of this time after 9/11.
After the 9/11 commission specifically.
Highlighted the stove piping of information the lack of sharing of information.
Within the government.
Not only that -- there was no Department of Homeland Security about Homeland Security officials and intelligence officials and said.
That is the problem that needs to be fixed it's clear we still haven't solved that problem -- And indeed the idea that the president has drawn a red line in Syria.
That there is this that you can see the tension in the conflict within the administration has -- how to deal.
With an act of terror -- -- On our -- -- If there is a confused it seems unsteady is perhaps the kinder way to put it an unsteady foreign policy and a -- shaky.
To describing what occurred in Boston.
What do you make all it's an ideological response on on two counts first.
For twenty years this is not just an Obama problem this is -- a bipartisan problem administrations going back to the early nineties.
They will not big knowledge the ideological.
Fundamentals of the threat against us the straight line nexus between.
And ideology rooted in Islamic scripture which is a lot more mainstream than we like to acknowledge.
And the threat against the United States they can't bring themselves to do that and on the other side of.
Let's say the word.
Or words radical islamists.
-- this administration refused to even say terror and suddenly the cause of one.
The tragic events in Boston.
Was faced with thing for the first time having to say.
Roger and finally acknowledge that although he did not in the initial statements.
And in second -- There were people in the left in the media and elsewhere were paying for.
This to be a quarter cloaked Caucasian.
-- -- -- of terrorists I mean it was it was a well they -- they all get a cup implications as an experimental stroke caucasians is Kevin Williamson issue.
Right and -- There are some people who even.
Were openly saying gee we hope it's going to be -- right looking extremist meaning was astonishing from the media.
But this they could hardly call an episode of workplace.
Violence which is what it called the -- the Husain shipments were.
So where are we.
And camera when.
Sorry I have -- was radicalized.
His mother apparently.
May have known as early as 2011.
When you look at that sort of thing why isn't there.
Why is there not more of -- response from the community why isn't there more of -- -- -- an effort.
On the part of those who live in that neighborhood and -- -- that home to -- to authorities this is very dangerous.
Your -- In that home I mean the -- I have home doesn't exist any longer in fact it was frantic -- The neighborhood in the community and the community well I which community -- you're talking about Boston's we know is very ethnically divided and there are numbered to responses there -- been a strong response from the Muslim American community.
Condemning this but the real problem is I agree with Andrew in this unwillingness to look at this squarely and talk about what it is stated.
You can did look that it.
The Muslim community was was the one that knew he was radicalized Iraq and they say nothing and they say nothing in part because.
They're intimidated there is -- Sowing discord into the Muslim community is a death offense it's not like something they get angry -- you let that something they could actually WOR.
So there's intimidation that's that that underlies a lot of them.
I don't think we know that they said nothing I don't think we know that yet we don't know pulling that community I don't know what all we know that are fifty billion dollar.
For two years has investigated one of these guys and yet they had to put a picture route.
To the public last week to ask for help identifying so when they had been investigating for two years that's what we now.
-- and can.
Not to put -- final line on it.
He was not just the intelligence community -- -- from a specifically of the domestic services were talking about the FBI we're talking about Homeland Security.
And those are the folks.
You know the responsibility for acting on intelligence when it is delivered to them in this case by the Russians.
And a gesture that was -- apparently.
We'll soon find out of days and weeks ahead.
Good to see you thank you very much appreciate it good to -- you we.
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