The John Batchelor Show

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June 14, 2016

Monday 13 June 2016 / Hour 2, Block A: Devin Nunes, Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, in re:  The intell community has been predicting this for a y ear and a half, esp as fighters o east and return and tech improves with encrypted sealed chat rooms, which can’t really be found. Radical jihad all over the globe. Wannabees globally, esp this character, find a way to do it. This attack looks similar to the Paris concert hall – a dark room with loud music, easy to kill many, I fear that these attacks maybe become the norm. The more successful one such attack is, the more copies. I was in Paris a month ago and walked through the steps; they were easy to replicate.  In the summer of 2015 I was on your show and warned about this kind of attack – the FBI and other agencies with their hair on fire.   Conundrum: how does a free society deal with this?  Omar M was removed from the watch list because the FBI tracked down all the leads, decided he was a run-off-the-mil character and removed his name from the watch list. [If culling for cause were not done,] we could have thousands and thousands on a watch list.
The only way to deal with this is to eliminate the fundamental organizations. First, need a US president who acknowledges there’s a problem and doesn't insist there’s no such thing as radical Islam. Fact is, al Qaeda and ISIS are now larger than ever they were before. Europe is figuring this out. The strategy has to be global: incl North Africa and European partners, probably including Russia. These will not happen under this president or this Congress, which itself needs a new Authorization to Use Military Force. We have to design an overall strategy over the long run. It's never been an easy war and won’t be, but you won’t win if you don't start.  A battle between which way people shd live: freely or not?  Here, cannot simply cut off the head of a nation-state such as Nazi Germany. Obama’s mode of taking out a few leaders here and there doesn't work. Even in Syria and Iraq, we can't win with the way we’ve been fighting this war. 
Devin Gerald NunesOIH (born October 1, 1973) is the U.S. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district, serving since 2003. He is the twelfth and, at 42 years old, youngest Member of Congress in history to serve as chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.