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er and better every week. so it gave you an indication it will be there for a little while. thank you for joining us today. we're going to go to do the after the show show online. here is america questions news room. we have breaking news. another arrest after the terrorist attacks in police tracking down a suspected acome this of the kouachi brothers further east in the country of bulgaria. good morning ongoing story today in "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. martha: i know you are in a very good mood this morning. a week after the tragic attacks targeting the french satirical magazine, "charlie hebdo" taking a stands against terrorism. they published the first edition since the slaughter of their colleagues and it features
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another mohammed cartoon. the prophet holds another temperature je suis charlie sign. the headline said in french, all is forgiven. bill: the french government deploying thousands across the country to keep it safe. what are they worried about now? >> reporter: we are in the town of nownlt rouge one of receive -- town of mount rouge one of 700 jewish schools getting protection. this school may have been the target. police say amedy coulibaly may have been intending to attack this school. he attacked a police officer nearby, then he attacked the
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jewish market nearby. one man arrested in bull fair what a french citizen with ties to the brother. hayat boumeddiene was caught on an airport camera in istanbul. she is now believed to be in syria. bill: what is the information you have on the next edition of the newspaper? >> reporter: this is in keeping with sunday's mass demonstrations of liberty and mass demonstration. the "charlie hebdo" cover image is a cartoon of the prophet
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muhammad with a je suis charlie sign. the publishers of the newspapers are determined to maintain their spirit and liberty. they are publishing 3 million copies tomorrow in 16 different languages and will distribute it around the world. martha: funeral services are beginning for the victims of last week's attacks. in paris president francois holland leading in the an emotional service. he told their grieving families the whole of france shares your pain. in jerusalem a funeral for the four jewish victims is being held. prime minister benjamin netanyahu are among those who
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attended. bill: are there six or more than six. you have got to talk to family members and friends and close that ring. there was an obvious getaway plan. martha: this fox news alert on the cyber breach that happened at u.s. central command. a group of hackers claiming allegiance to the islamic state took control of the cents come's twitter and youtube tweeting isis is already here. we are in your pcs teach military base. the breach happened as president obama delivered a speech simultaneously about the importance of cyber-security. peter, what can you tell us about what's going on here? >> reporter: its looks like a
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possibility isis was not directly involved even though isis was written all over the krernts -- all overthe krernt all over the centsover -- all over the centcom feeds. but they don't call themselves isis. they call themselves the islamic state. but cyber experts warning attacks like this are tough to track. >> i can make myself come from any demographic i want to to make it look like it's coming from somebody else or i can bounce myself around several different internet cafes. >> reporter: youtube clips of
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anti-isis airstrikes were posted as well but the pentagon insists their servers were not breached. and they say they see this as cyber vandalism not cyber war. nothing classified hit the web. so a d.o.d. spokesperson said this is little more than a prank or vandalism. it's inconvenience and an annoyance but that's all it is. it in no way compromises our operations in any way shape or form. president obama is going to talk about cyber security again at a dhs facility in virginia. bill: this now an image from paris which is live. these are the surviving reporters from the newspaper holding their first what appears
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to be their first press conference. we are going to work on some translation and once we get that we'll pass that to you. but that's happening now live in paris. we want to get to the story about the white house admitting it made a mistake. tons much criticism from around the world, across the political spectrum now that the white house said this was a misstep. >> i think it's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile. we want to send a clear message even in a symbolic context like this one that the american people and shoulder to showed were our allies in france. sending a high-level, highly visible senior administration official with a high profile to that march would have done that. bill: my next guest says this was not an oversight.
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byron york with the washington "examiner." in part you write the administration into-snows were not a fall of the optics or diplomatic misstep but a result of the president's year's longest to down grade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. >> as far as terrorism is concerned, the president defined the enemy as al qaeda. he kills usama bin laden in 2011. in 2013 the president goes to the national defense facility and says our victory over al qaeda is now nearly complete. in january 2014 he gives an interview to "the new yorker" and says just because the jv team wears the uniform doesn't mean they are kobe bryant. the message is clear.
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future terrorist enemies will be maul and it's time to move on. the president viewed last week as his week to travel. he's going to michigan, arizona tennessee some roll out his 8 of the union plan. and events intervene in terms of this violence in france and the president just sticks with his schedule. says very little about it and when sunday happens he doesn't go himself or send the vice president or the secretary of state. it's clear it seem it wasn't a mistake, it wasn't a p.r. misstep. it was the logical extension of the down playing attitude the president has taken the last several years. bill: you conclude it was obama's actual attitude toward the terror threat facing europe and the united states. we have dealt with the big tough obama declared now let's move on.
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"tonight co" says they were so off guard bile presence of all the world leaders they had not even asked president obama if he wanted to go. is that a defenses? >> it's possible. but it's because of the atmosphere and the priorities the president himself had set. you have to remember, the terrorists who attack "charlie hebdo" and who attacked the kosher market in paris would qualify as jv team terrorists under the president's classification. on the other hand the attacks were enough to touch all of europe and motivate more than a million people to come out for this march and many, many heads of state to show up for it. i think there is a reason that the president and the white house just didn't get it, didn't get this was up a big deal to people and that is because the president has spent years down playing the threat of terrorism
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beyond al qaeda itself. martha: it was an awful commute that turned even deadly in one case in our nation's capital as a subway tunnel filled with smoke yesterday afternoon. watch this. frightening and awful situation. thick smoke billow into one of the busiest metro stations in d.c. one person lost her life, dozen were injured. bill: are we in the country readier to a cyber war? how easy is it to hack pentagon cyber accounts. martha: an nfl player survives 16 hours surviving swimming in the middle of the social with sharks circling and jelly fish biting. >> i shouldn't be here.
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martha: mitt romney who swore up and down he wasn't going to run again is inching his way towards
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a third run for the presidency. there are reports that he told a member of the gop that he most certainly will. lots of staffers have had conversations about whether they would get back into this thing and be involved again. paul ryan has made his decision. he said he will not throw his hat in the presidential ring. he says he made that decision weeks ago. bill: u.s. central command out of tampa social media accounts apparently have been hacked by terrorists. the hackers taking control of centscentscentcom's twitter feed. we won't stop.
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we know everything about you your wives and your children. let's ask retired four-star general jack keane the chairman of the institute for the study of war and fox news analyst. big deal here or not? >> if isis did do this. and there is information it might just be a hack ear prank. but let's make the assumption they did do it. they did not penetrate military networks or gain operational information. but they have scored a propaganda coup in the sense they are embarrassing and humiliating the very command prosecuting a war against them. any public relations plus they get helps them with recruiting and helps them with financing.
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so it's a game for them and i'm sure the command is very frustrated by it. bill: this what else we heard from the fall foliage this always quote now it's little moral than a cyber prank it's an annoyance it in no way compromises our operations in any way shape or form. 15-minute. >> i agree it didn't do harm to our military networks or limit information. but i think it's a plus for isis if they are involved because it aids and abets what they are trying to accomplish. they are totally depend department on getting new recruits and finance together prosecute this long war they are going to be involved in with us and every indication we have is that they are still recruiting and they still have money. we haven't been able to counter either one of those effective live yet though that is a major objective we are working
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towards. bill: how prepared are we for cyber war today? >> i don't think we are prepared overall. we have a large number of critical control infrastructure pieces going unprotected and we know have been infected with malware. a lot of the russian actors have launched malware since 2011 that we know of called black energy and that's infected some of our major systems. bill: martin dempsey says the other side is a pier of ours. -- is a peer of ours. this is where the playing field is even. >> they have teams of hackers spending all their time trying to infiltrate our networks. unless we spends the money to
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beef up our infrastructure we won't be able to get a handle on this. this is a serious and critical points. this country has to get into a point of spending money to beef up our securities. bill: are we moving toward that or not? >> it's hard to say. there are so many different pieces that wee continuously finds that aren't secure. it's easy to points a finger and say why aren't you securing these networks. maybe the funding isn't there. there are so many pieces to secure it's hard to say whether we are prop early moving in that direction. bill: let me get back to jack dempsey. how often is that talked about general? >> i was on the secretary of defense's policy board for almost 10 years and it was our number of one subject throughout moments of that time frame. here is the real issue. if you were talk together director of the national security agency who runs sieb
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sister commands as opposed to knee and asked what else your number one concern snow would tell you this, a terrorist organization that is able to finance a states of the art cyber attack probably using russian or iranian capability to attack our financial system or you've tilt grid and accomplish something that would be dramatically worse than 9/11. 21 past. >> so the white house says they will not fly the banner of a global war against islamic radicalism because there are so many other groups that they are also worried about. really? like who. bill: they got it right martha. the committee got the right. the winner of the first ever national championship game has been decided. there is no debate.
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centcom. martha: these are the surviving journalists of "charlie hebdo." they are holding a news conference and they are thanking every bun * who everyone who embraced "charlie hebdo." they seem to uphold the values they have been professing. it's the first type since the islamic gunman killed 12 of their colleagues. why it warned the -- egypt warned the magazine they should not go forward with this magazine cover. arguments among the children of martin luther king jr. are to be held in court.
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the dispute is who owns his peace prize medal and his traveling bible. his sons want theres to surrender the items for a possible sale. court officials say there is no legal ground to keep them in jail after he was cleared of killing protesters after the uprising that ousted him three years ago. dozens of vehicle submerged and trees knocked down. there is flooding after heavy downpours. martha: calvin cochran was fired after he passed around a religious self-help book that con depped homosexuality.
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them say he wasn't fired for his beliefs, but for his lack of judgment. >> reporter: calvin cochran is fighting back after awas terminated for publishing a handbook of christian values that grew out his bible study book. he describes uncleanness as anything that's the opposite of sodomy and all other forms of sexual perversion. he describes sex with multiple partners and sex outside of marriage as vulgar, vili and inaproper -- vile and inappropriate. the reverend franklin graham
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says this is another case of bullying of christians. >> he's being persecuted for what i believe are his religious views. this should not be tolerated. we need to come together and support men like this. >> reporter: the atlanta mayor says cochran was not fired for what he wrote but because he did not ask him for permission to publish the handbook. >> i have my own deep faith in god. i am a christian. kevin cochran was terminated because he didn't get clearance to publish a book much the way you would go through a clearance at fox. cochran may consider legal action against the city.
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martha: cochran says diamonds. >> reporter: cochran was told he needed to seek permission from the mayor then come back to the ethics board which the official says never happened. so that's an open question whether he got permission. bill: did you hear about the rush hour in washington, d.c.? a crowded train filled with smoke? what happened here that left one person dead. martha: are we at war with a simple question that the white house says requires a complex answer. why won't the administration answer that question? >> all of of those threats you just mentioned are from different groups and different places. >> do you believe there is a common thread in everything i just mentioned? is there a common thread?
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bill: one person dead, others injured as a crowded metro station in d.c. filled up with smoke. there were dozens of passengers strand in the dark train car. they were covering their mouths and noses while crouching in the train to avoid the smoke. >> reporter: we have not seen a great deal of activity in the way of investigation but we know the national transportation safety boards have been on the
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scene to investigate what caused the sneak on the yellow line. to give you an at-home example. an arcing event is what happens when you get a spark and black smoke when you put a plug in the wall. it has been lighter than expected obviously with the yellow line out of service for the day. we did also hear from an investigator about what happened and he said at a minimum we can tell you it was not fire related. >> at that point there were reports of a lot of smoke smoke getting into the train and people self-evacuate. they started opening up the doors and getting off. my understanding is they mostly they went toward the tunnel portal and up what's called the
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vent shaft. >> reporter: panic as you might imagine. fortunately the vast majority of people injured seemed to be at this point from mild to somewhat serious injuries. we are continuing to monitor at situation. just the one fatality thus far. bill: kevin cork on scene in washington. martha: the obama administration resists calling for a global war against radical islamists something the leaders of canada, paris and egypt said it's a reality we may not want to recognize but we must. i asked the state department's marie hart why it's so hard to give it that name. >> it's not hard to say but it's not the only kind of extremism we face. much much it is islamic.
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but we'll focus on people who do this falsely in the name of islam. martha: what other forms of extremism are particularly compelling and troubling to you right now? >> there are people out there who want to kill other people in the name of a variety of causes. of course, we are most focused on people doing this in the name of islam. it's not as easy defining it the way you just did. how you talk about these groups is different in terms of combating them based on where they are and the threat they pose and how you fight them. >> martha: let's break this down with congressman kissing congressman kiss -- kissinger. marie hart says there are so many other groups that also want to do people harm and they think
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it won't be right to label it that. but she struggled to name any other groups they were concerned about at this point. and she said it's overly simplistic to see a common thread between what happened in pakistan or boko haram or the actions of hamas and sydney and boston and paris. she said that was wrong to show a common thread. what do you think? >> it's unreal. you did a great job last night. i come from illinois. i know the chicago democrats and that berkeley democrat. this is a left-wing view of the world is we can't call it what it is. the reality is this. this is islamism, islamic extremism we have been at war with. they have been at war with us for a long time. this is not declaring the whole religion of islamabad.
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this is saying there is as strain of that religion that seeks to kill every last one of us and create another caliphate which is this false memory of how things used to be. and it's time we recognize it now when it's some the what manageable or we'll recognize it when it's brought on to our shores with what happened in paris and 9/11 and even on a bigger scale. up wear the name of a guy named christopher horton who was killed in afghanistan. he was not killed by christian or buddhist extremists, he was killed by islamists. martha: i understand what you are saying. when you look at the words of egypt's leader al-sisi who is a muslim who says islam is being corrupted by these radical islamists, i wonder why we
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haven't seen a more forceful outreach on behalf of the white house to say thank you this is the kind of language we have been hoping to hear in order to bridge this gap and band together against what he everybody understands is the fringe and radical bran everybody of this religion. >> they just want to do the bare minimum to get through president obama's next two years. we have eastern this all over. you receive it with isis. initially he called isis the jv team. i don't have access to the intelligence information he does. now he's attacking them which i give him credit for but not as intensely as you need to be. it's the lack of a desire to call it what it is. it's a disservice to the men and women i serve with and the men and women of all the u.s. military who put their lives on the line.
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young people will walk into the recruiters' office and say i want to defend the united states and it would be helpful to say yes we have an enemy. butlet's recognize who they are. martha: how troubling is it the leaders of paris and france have talked about this in a different language and how difficult does it make it for president obama and john kerry when they get together to discuss these things. >> it's embarrassing. when i watched the march and saw there was no american presence. when i heard the prime minister of canada who is fantastic by the way. the boss in australia telling putin he needs to get out of ukraine. this is the kind of leadership coming forward. the leadership vacuum -- we ought to be proud people look to the united states. but there is a huge vacuum.
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15-minute when i travel to the world and talk to diplomats they say where has america gone? i tell them i'll do the best i can in congress to bring that leadership back but it will take another president and unfortunately it's still two years away. bill: ohio are national champs in what is considered the new playoff era. the buckeyes pulling away from oregon. they were under dogs. 42-20. wish can the national title -- winning the national title. the committee got it right. first time out they did it. ohio state beat three great teams in a month with a third-string quarterback. the coach receiving the trophy on behalf of his buckeyes in the
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city of columbus. they know how to party in columbus. police used pepper spray to break up the crowds but that was about the extent of the reports we got about damage. this morning's "columbus dispatch" sums it up, undisputed champs. undisputed champions is what they wore on their hats and shirts. martha: you always like to run the statistics. i think you felt oregon was going to win. but i could tell from what i heard in from voice that the heart and momentum was with ohio. heart always wins out. bill: i love that analysis, spot-on again. any time you stay up to 1 there are morning you better win.
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>> where was the president? where was the vice president? where was the secretary of state? where was the attorney general who had been there moments before? but chose to get on a plane and fly back home. bill: president obama under a lot of heat across the political spectrum for not sending a representative to the unity rally in paris. >> how could the u.s. not be there when representatives of
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such beacons of freedom and lack of censorship as journalists punishing russia was there. journalists jailing turkey was there. egypt is upset. palestinian jailing israel was there and our greatest ally saudi arabia was there though a little out of breath after just days ago having flogged a blogger. bill: hard to defend. >> i don't think even the white house has been defending it. the white house admitted it as a mistake and said they should have sent somebody at a higher level. most importantly is the reaction from the french. the french has parades the president for his reaction for what he said and for visiting
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the embassy the next day. it was a mistake but the most important thing is we are in complete solidarity with the french and they have said that. bill: i think it's optics. when you know the attorney general was at a meeting that day and people hop attended that meeting -- the people who attended that meeting actually went to the march and he chose not to. that is a conscious decision not to be present. >> they completely missed the importance of this. and i think the underlying issue, this an administration that is not into the war on terror. he never ran on the war on terror. he gave a speech a couple years ago on how it's basically over. whether it's isis take egg over parts of iraq for his horrible
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attack they do the bare minimum to make the right sound and leave it at that. bill: byron york wrote a piece "because ready to move on." jay carney says fit was anything sort of president obama we would have been criticized. >> i don't think that's true. i think he could have sent the secretary of state. saying the administration doesn't prosecute the war on terror is not true. they have been stopping attacks on the united states over and over again from the current administration and the bush administration. bill: it would appear that you are soft and terror. it appears to be that way.
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rich, are they gety that way? >> they say we devastated core al qaeda. they define the group based on the borders of pakistan. and everyone else is the jv team. then they won't even say islamic terrorism. this whole march of symbolism. but symbolism is important. when bush was standing on the rubble, that was symbolism. but when he flew over katrina and didn't stop, that was symbolism. bill: we'll get cut off by a computer. if we don't stop talking they will interrupt us. martha: democrats calling it wealth distribution. we'll be right back on that.
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martha: democratic congressman chris van hallen calling for wealth redistribution. joining us is stuart varney. it sounds like the democrats said one of the reasons they lost their following is they hadn't focused enough on increasing taxes on the wealthy and moving money from the more well off to the less well off in this country. >> they concluded they didn't play the redistribution card heavily enough. had they got for more redistribution they would have won last november. i think they are wrong on that. we are in the middle of the best
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stimulus the country has seen in the form of cheap gas. along come the democrats they say we want to take some of that back. we want the government to have it so we can redistribute it to the middle class. specifically in van hollen wants a bonus for putting money into an ira if you are under $100,000 a year. he wants a tax credit, a bigger tax credit for children. he wants to give all that away, and at the same time tax wall street on every single transaction and do away with business tax credits for businesses. you take it off this group and up gift to that group. you redistribute and they think that's a winning political message. martha: if you want to give people another $1,000. why not just take it from somewhere else in the budget. why not find somewhere to cut. >> reporter: cut here and give
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there as opposed to raise taxes and give there. they will not cut anything. that's from the left. this is the emerging position of the left before the election in 201. it's being -- election in 2016. it's being led by senator elizabeth warren who hates wall street and the banks. i think it's a failing proposition. martha: now they are going to have less of it. it doesn't make a lot of sense. keep what you got stuart. keep what you got. we'll see you next time. bill: there is a high profile meeting at the white house. president obama meeting with the new republican leadership. new developments from paris. several suspects said to be still on the run.
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attacks. welcome, everybody, to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm martha maccallum. bill: and i'm belle -- bill hemmer, good morning. police announcing the arrest of a french citizen. this as french authorities scouring for a man seen driving the garre ballooning to the widow 06 one of the gunman. martha: greg talcott has the latest. >> reporter: martha, the hunt is not letting up at all. it is intensifying. as you just reported, there has been an arrest announced, that was a man nabbed on the border going from bulgaria trying to get into turkey. it is believed he is linked to cherif kouachi one of the two individuals along with said who did the terrible slaughter at the charlie hebdo newspaper office last wednesday. as you know, at least six, maybe as high as eight suspects or accomplices still being sought.
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10,000 french soldiers out in the streets around paris and in france defending sensitive sites, and we're getting more details about hayat boumeddiene she is the partner of the now-dead ahmedty call badly believed to be responsible for the slaughter at the kosher supermarket. she was spotted on her way into isis-held syria, she is with another man, and we earned that he too has a terror record, martha. the plot thickens. martha: yeah. the hunt continues. and meanwhile the families of those who were killed in the grocery store and also in, at the charlie hebdo offices, the funerals are underway today in paris and also in israel right? >> reporter: very moving, martha. today we watch as there was a ceremony at the police headquarters here in paris. three police officers were killed in these various attacks.
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they were given the award to join the legion of honor, that's the highest accolade one can receive here in france by the french president. the families were present. it was, obviously, a very emotional scene. and over in israel the four jewish victims of that kosher supermarket attack, they were also buried, a lengthy and moving ceremony there as well presided over by the israeli president. and, martha, we just heard from the lawyer of the wife of one of the terror suspects she claims that his last words as he headed off to slaughter 12 people "bye honey, i'm going into paris to see a sick person. see you soon." no and no. back to you. martha: incredible. greg, thank you very much. bill: also some new information about the older brother as well meeting up with a notorious american terrorist in 'em. 'em -- yemen. anwar al-awlaki was culled in
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september -- killed in september of 2011. what are you learning this morning, catherine herridge? >> a government official briefed on the investigation confirms to fox news that the 34-year-old suspect, said kouachi, did meet with the consumerrish in 2011 at an al-qaeda camp east of morocco. the official who's not authorized to speak on the record confirmed the 34-year-old suspect in the charlie hebdo massacre came to study at an arab language center, the same center where american john walker lynn and the underwear bomber studied. in the spring-summer of 2011 anwar al-awlaki had moved to the al-qaeda camps in the east for security reasons. he was a talent spotter for al-qaeda in yemen, and according to u.s. government sources, the head of the plotting against the u.s. and western europe. the 34-year-old suspect, we're told, came to yemen on a visa to attend an islamic school but was
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kicked out in part because he failed to show up. separately a former pentagon official tells fox news the intelligence community believes at least 300 operatives trained at these camps in yemen and about 50% were foreign fighters including some of them americans. bill: you've got this arrest in bull gaer or ya, well east of paris, france. what does that tell us about the size of the in everything? >> reporter: french investigators are searching for members of the broader network or support network. they weren't the ones that killed the hostages last wednesday, but they were the ones that made the massacre possible by providing shelter transportation and more significantly the weapons. hayat boumeddiene the common law wife of the kosher deli hostage taker has fled to syria, and she began her journey just before the massacre. and one of the six suspects thought to be sought by french police was reportedly seen driving beam dean's car in paris. -- boumediene's car in
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paris. now now a suspect who is accused of contact with the kouachi brothers, and it is not a coincidence investigators believe that he was also fleeing to syria. now, take a look once again at the massacre video, because investigators, we're told, are really keying in on the weapons that were used in the attack. the ak-47s, the rocket-propelled grenades and the explosives which were likely provided by a weapons-smuggling network that was connected to syria, bill. bill: catherine, thank you. more every day. catherine herridge in washington. martha? martha: tomorrow charlie hebdo magazine will release their first issue, and editors are not giving in to fear. the muslim prophet muhammad will be holding a sign held by so many french people and really around the world yes swee charlie. the text above reads "all is forgiven."
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the magazine planning to print up to three million copies this round. their usual print run is only about 65,000. katie pavlich is the news editor for townhall come and a fox news -- townhall.com and a fox news distributer, and she has written a piece. but what's your reaction, first of all, to this publication, katie? >> i think it's a strong stance for what the editors who were killed last week really believed in. you know, they weren't going to cower in fear despite being under attack since 2011 for simply drawing and publishing cartoons that a lot of radical islamists thought were offensive. and i think that the fact their going to publish three million copies shows not only are they getting support in france but really globally people are standing up to this and finally saying enough is enough. martha: yeah. you go through so many other examples including jim foley and stephen so sotloff and many others that we need to start to think of perhaps, as a larger piece
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of the threat that exists to freedom around the world. >> well, you know, martha, as horrific as the attacks were last week in paris, they, unfortunately, weren't an isolated incident. when you go back to 2014 and look at everything that happened that year, there is a jihad against free speech whether it's isis beheading american journalists and sending that message, or whether it's hamas intimidating and threaten journalists who are in gaza trying to report objectively there about what is going on and exposing that for what it is. i mean, obviously, they think that speech is powerful because they use it themselves. they produce propaganda videos, but they don't want people who are against what they're doing to speak out because they know it's very powerful and it goes down to the issue of changing that culture and changing how, you know, people look at the world and understanding that there is life outside of hate and fear and killing people just because they have a different point of view. i mean the list goes on and on.
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we could talk about c.a.r.e. and their efforts to shut down a human rights activist who has spoken out against sharia law and how the impact on women is. i mean, here at home, it's overseas, and i think it's time we come to grips with this thing, a long-term problem that needs to be addressed immediately. martha: yeah. and who is championing that charge? i mean, where is the voice sort of pulling these things together and saying regardless of what your speech is, we have to protect your freedom to say it? >> well, i think, you know, charlie hebdo in the efforts to publish three million copies of their latest edition is a start, but i think that, you know, unfortunately the united states not being at the rally for unity on sunday really sends a very poor message when it comes to the value of free speech the value of freedom of expression. i think that the obama administration by not sending someone more high profile actually cheapened the value of
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free speech, and that's really unfortunate. if america, which has the first amendment in its constitution, isn't going to stand up at that level for freedom of expression, we're in big trouble. and that's not to say that other countries, of course have much more work to do than we do on this issue. but i think that overall it's the journalists who are going to have to stand up and say i'm not afraid radical islam is completely contrary to what we do, and we have to make it stop by standing up to it and saying it is wrong to kill just because you're offended. martha: yeah. well, as the charlie hebdo editor said, i would rather die standing up than live on my knees. and that really is the universal question that's being asked of so many of us around the globe in the wake of all of this. katie, thank you very much. great piece, i encourage everybody to take a look at it. >> thank you very much. bill: really stark and stunning headlines on that newspaper, the way they portrayed it. they might need more than three million tomorrow. they may have to double that. martha: yep.
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bill: ten minutes past the hour. another fox news alert live look at capitol hill. both house republicans and house democrats set to hold their weekly news conferences, and a lot to talk about there. congressional leaders will meet next hour at the white house with president obama. the new congress gets going now, and -- well it's on the job, and there's plenty to do including funding the department of homeland security that expires this spring. republicans want to use that to roll back a lot of executive actions taken on immigration last year. as remarks happen, we will bring you the headlines from washington. martha: and they are informally called no-gosons parts of france that the government designated as quote sensitive urban zones. >> a ten minute cab ride from the eiffel tower, you can be walking through streets that feel like baghdad. >> you see young men wearing osama bin laden t-shirts. martha: we're going to fill you in and why experts are warning
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these areas could be a breeding ground for radical islamism. bill: hackers get into centcom's twitter account. the fbi's investigating, but the question is, how vulnerable are we? we'll have that, plus we'll have this pleasure -- this -- martha: a police officer breaks down in tears. we'll show you what happened. [container door opening] ♪ what makes it an suv is what you can get into it. ♪ [container door closing] what makes it an nx is what you can get out of it. ♪ introducing the first-ever lexus nx turbo and hybrid. once you go beyond utility there's no going back.
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♪ ♪ martha: the scenes of radical islam brewing in certain parts of france designated as, quote sensitive urban zones. there are over 750 of these areas that are informally known as no-go zones. in these areas of europe's largest immigrant population surrounded by rampant unemployment and where the government sometimes has no real authority. one retired air force captain says this about it. >> in a ten minute cab ride from the eiffel tower, you can be walking through streets that feel like baghdad. you see young men wearing osama bin laden t-shirts in a hookah shop. i saw a speech bilal sa caw by who was leading an insurgency
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against troops in iraq at the time, and it seems very mainstream and very accepted. this is the efforts of islamists like the muslim brotherhood or al-qaeda to recruit off the streets of the no-go zone. martha: john bolton is a former ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. good to have you here. how official are these zones? is it true that the police won't go into them and sharia law is really in existence in these pockets all over france? >> i think it depends on the zones. these were not created by the french government, they were basically self-created by the immigrants and have attracted others as they have come into france. and it's true in other cities throughout europe as well. it's not a problem unique to france. very definitely in some of the suburbs around paris in particular the police are very reluctant to go in as are nonmuslim french citizens.
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they've seen in particular jewish-french citizens attacked, cars have been burned it's very dangerous. but the real trouble is to the extent these zones, in effect, become self-governing and normal french law that's applicable to everybody else in france doesn't apply there, there are some islamists, again across europe who say this is the pattern they want. you others can have your law, we want sharia law in our areases, and that's a prescription for disaster. martha: yeah. once you allow certain regions of your country to be governed by another set of laws, do you still have a country? >> well, i think you're well on the way to losing the country. it is a basic precept of democratic government that you have equal justice under one law. the same law applies to everybody, everybody has to be treated the same under it. so when you say that this group or that group or the other group somehow has a different law applicable to them, you've broken down a fundamental foundation of a free government. we haven't had as much of that in this country, buck see it
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beginning to emerge -- but you can see it beginning to emerge. martha: why is that? why have we not had these kind of no-go zones emerging in the united states when they do seem to be cropping up in so many cities in europe? >> because of american exceptionalism. we are a very different country. we have a history of assimilating immigrants, that's what the melting pot is all about. we used to call that process americanization, and we didn't apologize for it. the french the germans other cultures in europe don't have that history, they're not as good at it. you know our national motto is e pluribus unum, out of many, one. and we've done a pretty good job of it, not perfect. they've had very little experience and very little success with it in europe. if you think of the london transportation bombings of 2005, for example the people who perpetrated that murder were born and raised in great britain. they had seen all the advantages of a free society but refused to adapt to it. martha: is there anything that these areas can do to combat
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this? better assimilate to open up these no-go zones and help them to become part of the larger society? is that possible at this point? >> yes, i think it's possible but it requires the french and others to make decisions that they've been very reluctant to make. and i think the first step is to apply their own authority in those zones. when the police themselves, when the authorities are not willing to treat these zones just like the rest of france it's no surprise citizens who don't have weapons in most french countries are afraid to trade with people there as well. so i think it's really going to require a cultural revolution in europe. i'm not sure they're ready for it. i'm not sure, sadly that the charlie hebdo massacre's going to change that large demonstration in paris or not. martha: all right. ambassador john bolton thanks very much. >> thank you martha. bill: there's a new debate over patients' rights. an american teenager with cancer says she does not want chemotherapy. her parents support her
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decision, but the state of connecticut does not. so who's right? we'll debate both sides in a moment. martha: and new clues this morning that mitt romney is taking even more steps toward a presidential run in 2016. could the former republican nominee be changing his mind? >> the reality is this and i'll say it the same way i have for quite some time which is i'm not running, i'm not planning on running, but i'm not going to add anything else to that story.
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♪ bill: there is a high profile meeting at the white house about an hour from now, president obama sitting down with congressional leaders for the first time since the new congress took other. and the president's facing republicans now fully in charge. only moments ago, house speaker john boehner talking about one of his top priorities in the new congress, and that is immigration.
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>> we're voting to block the president's overreach his executive overreach which i believe is beyond his constitutional duty and, frankly, violates the constitution itself. this is not about, this is not about, actually, the issue of immigration. what it is, it's about the president acting lawlessly. bill: more now from chief congressional correspondent, mike emanuel. gonna be a busy day for you what do we expect from the meeting at the white house? >> reporter: the real question seems to be what can get done before all the attention, all the focus shifts to the next presidential election. a number of influential republicans believe deals can get done on fixing the tax code and also changing trade policy but you can expect republicans to express some frustration with the president for starting off this new congress with multiple veto threats. the white house says it will focus on the positive. >> certainly think that there's
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been adequate attention given to those areas where we disagree. the president's looking forward to a robust, constructive discussion on those areas where we do agree. they do exist, and the president's looking forward to talking about them. >> reporter: that meeting set to get under way in less than 40 minutes. the top 16 congressional leaders will be around the table with the president and vice president in the boardroom. everybody seems to be onboard with the idea of funding homeland security, of course, there is that fight over immigration. let's take a look at the numbers in terms of the funding aspect. it's a $39.7 billion package to fund homeland security through september. $400 million higher than fiscal year 2014. it includes $10.7 billion for a customs and border protection, reduces money for tsa and the coast guard. there is that separate amendment that will be considered to go after the president on immigration, and republicans are defending that saying they're
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going against presidential overreach. >> i hope that we can come to an agreement that defending article i prerogatives is not synonymous with poking the president with a stick. i hope that it's bigger than that a. i hope that it is, is more substantial than that. >> reporter: that amendment in the overall package should easily pass the house this week the question is the senate. they have 54 republicans they need at least six democrats to pass the bill. bill? bill: thank you mike, something to watch next hour. mike emanuel from capitol hill. martha: hackers leaving a chilling message supposedly from isis. american soldiers, they said, we are coming watch your back. what the pentagon is doing now in the wake of an apparent cyber hack attack. bill: also today a message you might not expect from the new film "american sniper." >> these soldier ors come home -- soldiers come home 80% of them have no prospects for a job, 40% have no place to live.
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martha: so pro-isis hackers or someone who was posing as such seizing control of social media sites from u.s. central command. what a surprise it was when this popped up yesterday a group calling itself the cyber caliphate posted sensitive information along with threatening messages like these tweets on the centcom twitter account: american soldiers, we are coming. watch your back. and we won't stop. we know everything about you your wives and your children. chilling messages that you can see posted here. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has been looking into this. she reports live for us from the
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pentagon. jennifer, what have you learned about all this? >> reporter: well, defense officials who i've spoken to are viewing it as a prank. centcom is calling it cyber vandalism. they did not get into the military's classified computer system. this morning centcom went back online posting a tweet suggesting that they are back. the white house was downplaying what is now being seen as the embarrassing propaganda coup for isis sympathizers. >> this is something that we're, obviously, looking into and something that we take seriously. however, just a note of caution to folks as they're covering this story, this is a pretty significant difference between what is a large data breach and the hacking of a twitter account. >> reporter: none theless, whoever hacked the account posted the real phone numbers and home addresses and personal information of the nation's top army commanders, and the fbi is now looking into this attack. so who did this? the initial signs suggest a group believed to be responsible for a recent hack take against a
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newspaper in albuquerque and a local tv station in salisbury maryland. that attack occurred last week. evidence left by the hackers suggests they had been following a folk group that calls itself andrew jackson jihad. none of this sounds like it came from syria or iraq. the fbi will be looking into all of these clues martha. martha: very bizarre. jennifer, thank you very much. [laughter] bill: let's bring in senator dan coats on this republican on the intelligence committee. how are you, welcome back to "america's newsroom." the president's addressing this later today, this week. what are we to understand about this, about how prepared we are? >> well, i think, you know while we are militarily and from an intelligence standpoint far ahead of most of our adversaries, use of social media for recruiting, for funding for support of these organizations, these terrorist organizations they're at an equal level with us. and so even though this was probably, all evidence leads to
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what you just said in your report a prank use of the media by others it really ought to be a wake-up call in terms of where we stand here. there's a war going on through the cyber sphere and we need -- atmosphere, and we need to be prepared to deal with that. while this may be a prank, may not have penetrated our confidential information it's not that far away from being able to do so. bill: kind of chasing your tail on this. do we ever get to the point senator, where we can manage it, where we can deal with it, where we can stop it? >> well, it's a chess game, and there ar talented people on both sides of this that are trying to make the next move. we do need to take more action here in the congress and with the administration in terms of protection and information sharing, liability protection. it is a cooperative effort between the private sector and the government that has to take place in order to try to deter these things ask respond. bill: as you know, a sensitive
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line to the walk as well. >> it is. bill: how do woe do that? >> we have to find that balance i but we have to recognize given all these recent breaches whether it's in the private sector or whether it's through government assets or critical infrastructure, there's a lot at stake is here, and there's some real drastic consequences that can happen if we don't have the pieces in place to see this coming and to respond to it quickly. in doing so, we need coordination between the private sector and the public sector while respecting people's privacy. that's a very delicate balance to try to find. bill: indeed, it is. when you mentioned the phrase "drastic consequences," what are you referring to? >> attacks on our critical infrastructure the electric grid what's providing, you know, here we are in the middle of winter deep freezes and the electric grid is attacked. millions of people are out in the cold. our financial situation and other key critical areas of our utilities and financial system,
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banking, et, -- etc. can really take us down. we have to be aware this is vulnerable to cyber attacks and we have to be prepared to deal with it. bill: martin dempsey told chris wallace that on sunday, you can defeat the military, you can be years ahead of them, but when it comes to cyber warfare there's an even playing field. quickly, there's an item crossing out of paris now. the french are saying the weapons and the money that were used for that terrorist hit last week all came from outside france. i imagine -- >> i'm not a bit surprised that thats' true. there is outside -- that that's true. there is outside funding for this, and we are at a war. one of the devastating things was we didn't have a presence either the president or vice president, ranking official in that photo. arm in arm with the rest of europe and the rest of the world's leaders. that sends the wrong signal to our adversaries that the united states has taken a pass on this. i know we aren't but we should have been there, and it is not sending the right kind of
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signals. bill: senator, thank you for your time. dan coats from indiana. we'll talk again. >> thank you. martha: quite a story there. former miami dolphins store rob conrad beating incredible odds. he was thrown from the his fishing boat with no life vest and no other option but to swim nine miles -- nine miles -- to the florida shoreline. it took him 16 hours. he says he did it all with sharks circling and jellyfish stinging. he says his family was the motivation in the worst of those hours. >> i just said, look, i'm not dying tonight. and i'm going to make it to shore. followed the sun during the day and by the time night came, i could see the lights on the shore and pick out surgeon landmarks. -- certain landmarks. yeah look, i've got two beautiful daughters.
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i was hitting that shore. martha: i was hitting that shore. he says he did it all without a life preserver or a raft. he's now recovering from hypothermia and jellyfish stings and dehydration. it's an extraordinary story, and he says there were many times when he thought he wasn't going to make it, but he just kept swimming towards the lights. bill: he says i had the desire to live and survive. martha: thank goodness he was still in shape. [laughter] bill: that's a fact. right on. thank you, coach. martha: thank you, coach. bill: all right. a police officer's job is not easy. hard to watch. what happened that made this police officer break down in uniform? martha: and what do you think about this story? a judge has ruled that this young girl with cancer must undergo chemotherapy against her will. so where's the line between insuring the welfare of a child and the patient's right to choose? our legal panel debates coming
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up. >> you do not remove a mother and a child regardless of what their accusations are at this point. she's lost her hair she's sick, she's been in a hospital for four weeks. you do not separate a mother and a child when they're going through cancer.
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bill: a police officer breaking down in tears after he shoots and kills an unarmed suspect during a traffic stop is. >> jesus, grant. bill: heartbreaking. a billings police officer. this is montana, grant morrison killed a 38-year-old suspect when police say he was reaching for something in the backseat of his car. the suspect richard ramirez was a meth addict. he was told multiple times to raise his hands before he was shot. officers did not find a weapon they did find packets of meth
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and a syringe in the backseat, and there will be an investigation that comes out of that in billings. all these stories we've been talking about for months now shows you the heart ache and the human side of these police officers. martha: very very hard job. bill: on the line every day. martha: absolutely. all right, moving on this morning, listen to this -- ♪ >> she wants chemotherapy, that's her decision. again, this is her decision and her rights which is what we're here fighting about. this is not about me. dcf thinks it's about me. this is not about me. this is about my daughter wanting her rights back as a human being to do with what she wants with her body. martha: boy, this is a tough story. that's the mother of a teenager who has cancer or, the girl has cancer and the mom is defending her daughter's choice to refuse treatment. cassandra is 17 years old, she doesn't want chemotherapy, but the state of connecticut is forcing her to get it. jennifer brandt is a family law attorney and brian silver is a
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former prosecutor. welcome to both of you. i watched the harding that happened on this last week and -- the hearing that happened on this last week and, basically, because she's 17, the state must take control of her situation if they believe that the parent is not acting in her own best interests because many of the doctors are saying if she gets the treatment she needs, this chemotherapy, she can survive this hodgkins lymphoma. jennifer, what do you think? >> i think the state is making a mistake here because we're talking about a 17-year-old. i think you have to look at these cases on a case-by-case basis. she's mature she's expressed her opinion -- that she does not want chemotherapy -- and i think the state should obey her wishes and avoid giving her the chemotherapy. i mean, she turns 18 in september, and so, you know, she's almost an adult almost able to make that decision for herself, and i think she should be martha: yeah. but, you know, maybe if she has this treatment i heard peter johnson jr. speak about this so movingly last week on "fox &
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friends." he had the same disease, the same cancer as a teenager, and he says he believed he was going to die, and his parents thought that was a very real possibility as well, but the treatment saved his life and he is now a grown man with a family and children. so maybe the time that it takes her to turn from 17 to 18 in september may be crucial in her changing her mind about this, brian. >> well, i think there's two issues here that the public doesn't really clearly see the difference between. one is a question of philosophy. should we give this girl what she's asking for? she's 17. almost 18. maybe we should do what she wants. but then there's a legal question, and that's what the courts have addressed and they've correctly addressed it. number one did this parent provide the girl with the standard of care that's accepted by modern medicine? and the answer is, no. the second question is, is she legally old enough to give that consent? you know is she old enough to engage in certain sexual acts, enter into a contract and, of course, make decisions about her own health care, and the answer
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to that question is, no. and applying the standard of law that really is the law well established in this case, this is nothing new. the courts made the right decision, and they did it based on evidence. that's another case -- >> brian with, this is not a black and white case. this is a case you have to look at this case from the individual's perspective. >> i completely disagree with that. [inaudible conversations] martha: jennifer, let's hear her out. >> she's a smart girl. she clearly understands the points. she also has her mother on her side who's supporting her decision. and here you have the state actually forcing her to receive medicine that she doesn't want. >> that's correct. >> if you listen to her she wants quality of life not quantity. and she wants to enjoy whatever time she has. and let's face it no one here can know for sure how long this girl has to live whether she has chemo or she doesn't. so why not consider what she wants to do with her own body? martha: that's a very -- [inaudible conversations] >> decisions about their bodies. martha: we're going to talk about this more. i'm sorry we're short on time but i thank you, jennifer and
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brian, for coming, and we're going to grace this again. tough story. thank you very much. bill: 13 minutes before the hour, jenna lee's coming up on "happening now." good morning. jenna: france is on the hunt for at least six additional suspects in the terror attacks. it is certainly a country on edge, and we have fox team coverage on that. also a new issue of charlie hebdo goes to press. we're following the money as well, where are the terrorists getting their funding? we have a great panel coming up, and we'll tell you on "happening now." bill: all right, jenna see you at the top of the hour. in a moment the screen writer from a phenomenal new film taking us behind the scenes from "american sniper" revealing personal stories with a message you may not expect. >> hello? >> baby? >> chris? baby, i can't -- baby, i can't hear you, hello? >> i'm ready. ♪ ♪ >> baby, what's happening? >> i'm ready. >> baby? >> i'm ready to come home. ♪
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>> i'm ready to come home, baby.
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>> oh, that's not me, no. >> what's not you? >> i was just protecting my guys. they were trying to kill our soldiers, and i'm willing to meet my creator and answer for every shot that i took. bill: the new movie "american sniper," tells the incredible story of navy seal chris kyle, the deadliest military sniper in u.s. history. but beyond that -- and there is a lot beyond that -- it reveals the scars of war, emotional, mental and physical. thousands of american veterans living among us today. and jason hall wrote and produced the film "american sniper." i asked him about that message a bit earlier this week. >> the intention of the film was
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to show chris kyle and his sacrifice which is the sacrifice of every soldier, every two million guys, men and women that we sent over there. bill: and you come from a military background, and that's part of what drew you to this story. but it's not just kyle that you show in this film and the struggles he has. it's countless others. and i think that's something that we all can never lose sight of. >> yeah. correct. and, you know, it's also their families. i was struck by how much these families go through and for this war especially technology put those families almost into the war through the cell phone. these families were exposed to things that they were never exposed to through any other war, and like these soldiers, they went through it with them in a real visceral way. bill: yeah. i think that's a great point too, and that plays out as well. you said when you met with chris kyle that patriotism wasn't just
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some sort of corny idea to him. what did you mean by that? >> he actually said that himself, that it's something he really believed in. he believed in what he was fighting for, and, you know i have, i have a grandpa who was in world war ii, an uncle who was in vietnam, my brother fought in desert storm. and i wanted to understand especially from chris why he fought why he, why he felt compelled to do what he did and to join even before 9/11 happened. and it was, it was this need to protect. it was this intense need to fight for what he believed in and to protect what he loved. and i found that absolutely compelling as well as the sacrifices that he made. bill: you know and jason, too, i think the irony -- just to reflect a little bit on the point we were making earlier -- about making sure that we're aware and cognizant of the wounds and the scars, visible or not, that these men and women have brought home with them, and
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the irony of his death. when he was trying to help a member of the military that his heart reached out to, he had done that for a lot of men, often to the point where -- up until the point where he was killed. that irony is just stunning to me. >> yeah. it's an unfortunate incident that occurred. but, you know, these soldiers come home, 80 percent of them have no prospects for a job, 40 percent have no place to live 50 percent of the guys who seek help don't find the adequate help that they desire. and we have a national issue facing us with bringing these men home. chris found a purpose in helping these other soldiers and taking them out and, you know, taking them hunting and fishing and giving them some of the camaraderie that they lose when they leave the service. and it was, it was tragic that he helped this kid who was disturbed and who had sought
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help and didn't necessarily find the help he needed it appears. and it was, it was a tragedy. bill: jason hall, thank you from los angeles, and we appreciate your time with us today. not to give a lot away about the film, because i know a lot of you folks out there will go and see it, it opens nationwide this weekend, it's pretty phenomenal. and when you sit in a movie theater here in new york and nobody moves when the credits start rolling, you know it has an effect. martha: i had the opportunity to talk to his wife last night and she is an extraordinary woman. it will give you a real sense of the family and the support that they all have given each other. this is a great great film and highly recommend it. bill: how was she doing? martha: she's doing well, you know? i think she's been very much involved in this whole process. and the screenplay was signed off on by chris kyle a day or two before he was killed. and so this process was well underway for this movie when this awful tragedy happened, and they had to add that ending to
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it that they never expected to put on there in a million years. so we wish them all well. it's a great project and a wonderful family. bill: our best. ♪ ♪ martha: take a look at this. we've been watching the dow closely, up and down it's gone over the course of 2015, short as been so far, but today it's up, 257 points. alcoa with strong earnings numbers today, so that has put a sunny disposition on the earnings reports as they're going to come in over the next couple of weeks, and we'll see if they live up to it. that's what's popping the dow today. so this is also coming up, police in paris now hunting for at least six accomplices linked to the kouachi brothers behind last week's terror attacks. more on that straight ahead. hey, how's the college visit? you remembered. it's good. does it make the short list? you remembered that too. yea, i'm afraid so. knowing our clients personally is what we do. it's okay.
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>> that's the siberian husky.
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this is a dog named bella stuck in a storm drain in san diego. she retreated further in the sewer when animal control officers first tried to get her out so they managed to get her to a nearby grate and she's reunited. do not run away and climb in the sewer grates. >> she was just like hanging out. she looks kind of comfortable, doesn't she? i could hang here all day. san diego, the sun is too hot. >> make it a great tuesday. >> have a great day. >> go buckeyes. >> absolutely. why not? congratulations. >> bye-bye. >> bye, everybody. >> and new develops in the hunt for the terror suspects in france. at least they're searching for six accomplices linked to the attack. hi, everybody. welcome to "happening now." >> as authorities in bulgaria
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arrest a french citizen, the french president is deploying 10,000 troops to protect sensitive sites across france including schools synagogues mosques and travel hubs. rick is live with the latest for us. >> jon, we're south of paris in front of one of the 717 jewish schools across this country now getting 24-hour protection from french police and soldiers. as you mentioned, 10,000

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