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rule. his war against the syrian people is the primary root cause of this crises. what is different this time and what gives us some degree of hope is that, as i said, for the first time all the major countries on all sides of the syrian conflict agree on a process that is needed to end this war. and so while we are very clear-eyed about the very, very difficult road still ahead, the united states in partnership with our coalition is going to remain relentless on all fronts, military, humanitarian, and diplomatic. we have the right strategy and we're going to see it through. with that i'm going to take some questions and i will begin with jerome cartillia of afp. >> thank you, mr. president.
129 people were killed in paris on friday night. isil claimed responsibility for the massacre, sending the message that they could now target civilians all over the world. the equation has changed. isn't it time for your strategy to change? >> keep in mind what we have been doing. we have a military strategy that involves putting enormous pressure on isil through air strikes that has put assistance and training on the ground with iraqi forces. we're now working with syrian forces to squeeze isil, cut off their supply lines. we've been coordinating internationally to reduce their financing capabilities. the oil that they're trying to ship outside. we are taking strikes against high value targets, including
most recently against the individual who was caught on video executing americans. on the military front, we are continuing to accelerate what we do as we find additional partners on the ground that are effective, we work with them more closely. i've already authorized additional special forces on the ground who are going to be able to improve that coordination. on the counter-terrorism front, keep in mind that since i came into office, we have been worried about these kinds of attacks. the vigilance that the united states government maintains and the cooperation that we're consistently expanding with our
european and other partners in going after every single terrorist network is robust and constant. every few weeks i meet with my entire national security team and we go over every single threat stream that is presented, and where we have relevant information we share it immediately with our counterparts around the world, including our european partners. on aviation security, we have over the last several years been working so that at various airport sites, not just in the united states but overseas, we are strengthening our mechanisms to screen and discover passengers who should not be boarding flights, and improving the manners in which we are screening luggage that is going on board. and on the diplomatic front we've been consistently working to try to get all the parties
together to recognize that there is a moderate opposition inside of syria that can form the basis for a transition government and to reach out not only to our friends but also to the russians and the iranians who are on the other side of this equation to explain to them that ultimately an organization like isil is the greatest danger to them as well as to us. so there will be an intensification of the strategy that we put forward, but the strategy that we are putting forward is the strategy that ultimately is going to work. but as i said from the start, it's going to take time. and what's been interesting is in the after math of paris, as i listen to those who suggest something else needs to be done, typically the things they suggest need to be done are things we are already doing.
the one exception is that there have been a few who suggested that we should put large numbers of u.s. troops on the ground. and keep in mind that we have the finest military in the world and we have the finest military minds in the world. and i've been meeting with them intensively for years now discussing these various options, and it is not just my view but the view of my closest military and civilian advisors that that would be a mistake, not because our military could not march into mosul or raqqa or ramadi and temporarily clear out isil but because we would see a
repetition of what we've seen before, which is if you do not have local populations that are committed inclusive governance and who are pushing back against idealogical extremes, that they resurface, unless we're prepared to have a permanent okccupation of these countries. let's assume we were to send 50,000 troops into syria. what happens when there's a terrorist attack generated from yemen? do we then send more troops into there? or libya perhaps. or if there's a terrorist network that's operating anywhere else in north africa or in southeast asia. so a strategy has to be one that can be sustained. and the strategy that we're pursuing which focuses on going
after targets, limiting wherever possible the capabilities of isil on the ground, systemically going after their leadership, their infrastructure, strengthening shia -- strengthening syria and iraqi forces and kurdish forces that are prepared to fight them, cutting off their borders, and squeezing the space in which they can operate until ultimately we're able to defeat them, that's the strategy we're going to have to pursue, and we will continue to generate more partners for that strategy and there are going to be some things that we try that don't work and some strategies that do work. when we find strategies that work, we will double down on those. margaret brennan, cbs. >>. >> thank you, mr. president.
a more than year-long bombing campaign in iraq and in syria has failed to contain the ambition and the ability of isis to launch attacks in the west. have you underestimated their abilities, and will you widen the rules of engagement for u.s. forces to take more aggressive action? >> no, we haven't underestimated our abilities. this is precisely why we're in iraq as we speak and why we're operating in syria as we seek. it's precisely why we have mobilized 65 countries to go after isil, and why i hosted at the united nations an entire discussion of counter-terrorism strategies and curbing the flow of foreign fighters and why we've been putting pressure on those countries that have not been as robust as they need to in tracking the flow of foreign fighters in and out of syria and
iraq. and so, there has been an acute awareness on the part of my administration from the start that it is possible for an organization like isil that has such a twisted ideology and has shown such extraordinary brutality and complete disregard for innocent lives that they would have the capabilities to potentially strike in the west and because thousands of fighters have flowed from the west and are european citizens, a few hundred from the united states but far more from europe, that when those foreign fighters returned, it posed a significant danger. and we have consistently worked
with our european partners disrupting plots in some cases. sadly, this one was not disrupted in time. but understand that one of the challenges we have in this situation is that if you have a handful of people who don't mind dying, they can kill a lot of people. that's one of the challenges of terrorism. it's not their sophistication or the particular weaponry that they possess but it is the ideology that they carry with them and their willingness to die. and in those circumstances, tracking each individual, making sure that we are disrupting and preventing these attacks is a constant effort in vigilance and
requires extraordinary coordination. part of the reason that it is important what we do in iraq and syria is that the narrative that isil developed of creating this cal afate makes it more attractive to potential recruits. so when i said that we are containing their spread in iraq and syria, in fact, they control less territory than they did last year. and the more we shrink that territory, the less they can pretend that they are somehow a functioning state and the more it becomes apparent that they are simply a network of killers who are brutalizing local populations, that allows us to reduce the flow of foreign fighters which then over time
will lessen the numbers of terrorists who can potentially carry out terrible acts like they did in paris. and that's what we did with al qaeda. that doesn't mean, by the way, that al qaeda no longer possesses the capabilities of potentially striking the west. al qaeda and the peninsula that operates primarily in yemen we know has consistently tried to target the west, and we are consistently working to disrupt those acts. but despite the fact that they have not gotten as much attention as isil, they still pose a danger as well. and so, our goals here consistently have to be aggressive and to leave no stone unturned, but also recognize this is not conventional
warfare. we play into the isil narrative when we act as if they're a state, and we use routine military tactics that are designed to fight a state that is attacking another state. that's not what's going on here. these are killers with fantasies of glory, who are very savvy when it comes to social media and are able to infiltrate the minds of not just iraqis or syrians but diseffected individuals around the world. and when they activate those individuals, those individuals can do a lot of damage. and so we have to take the approach of being rigorous on our counter-terrorism efforts and consistently improve and figure out how we can get more
information, how we can infiltrate these networks, how we can reduce their operational space even as we also try to shrink the amount of territory they control to defeat their narrative. ultimately to reclaim territory from them is going to require, however, an ending of the syrian civil war, which is why the diplomatic efforts are so important, and it's going to require an effective iraqi effort that bridges shia and sunni differences, which is why our diplomatic efforts inside of iraq are so important as well. jim avila. >> thank you, mr. president. in the days and weeks before the paris attacks, did you receive a warning in your daily intelligence briefing that an attack was imminent? if not, does that not call into
question the current assessment that there is no immediate specific credible threat to the united states today? and secondly, if i could ask you to address your critics who say that your reluctance to enter another middle east war and your preference of diplomacy overusing the military makes the united states weaker and emboldens our enemies. >> jim, every day we have threat streams coming through the intelligence transit, and as i said, every several weeks we sit down with all my national security intelligence and military teams to discuss various threat streams that may be generated. and the concerns about potential isil attacks in the west have
been there for over a year now and they come through periodically. there were no specific mentions of this particular attack that would give us a sense of something that we need -- that we could provide french authorities, for example, or act on ourselves. but typically the way the intelligence work is there will be a threat stream that is from one source, how reliable is that source, perhaps some signal intelligence gets picked up. it's evaluated. some of it is extraordinary vague and unspecific and there's no clear timetable. some of it may be more specific and then folks chase down that threat to see what happens.
i'm not aware of anything that was specific in the sense that would have given a premonition about a particular action in paris that would allow for law enforcement or military actions to disrupt it. with respect to the broader issue of my critics, to some degree i answered the question earlier. i think that when you listen to what they actually have to say, what they're proposing, most of the time when pressed they describe things that we're already doing. maybe they're not aware that we're already doing them. some of them seem to think that if i were just more bellicose in expressing what we're doing that would make a difference because that seems to be the only thing
that they're doing is talking as if they're tough, but i haven't seen particular strategies that they would suggest that would make a real difference. now, there are a few exceptions and as i said, the primary exception is those who would deploy u.s. troops on a large scale to retake territory either in iraq or now in syria. at least they have their honesty to say that's what they would do. i just addressed why i think they're wrong. there have been some who are well meaning and i don't doubt their sincerity when it comes to the issue of the dire humanitarian situation in syria, who for example, call for a no fly zone or a safe zone of some
sort, and this is an example of the kind of issue where i will sit down with our top military and intelligence advisors and we will painstakingly go through what does something like that look like. and typically, after we've gone through a lot of planning and a lot of discussion and really working it through, it is determined that it would be counter productive to take those steps, in part because isil does not have planes so the attacks are on the ground. a true safe zone requires us to set up ground operations. the bulk of the deaths that have occurred in syria, for example, have come about not because of regime bombing but because of on-the-ground casualties. who would come in, who would
come out of that safe zone, how would it work, would it become a magnet for further terrorist attacks, how many personnel would be required and how would it end, there's a whole set of questions that have to be answered there. i guess my point is this, jim. my only interest is to end suffering and keep the american people safe, and if there's a good idea out there, then we're going to do it. i don't think i've shown hesitation to act, whether it's with respect to bin laden or with respect to sending additional troops into afghanistan or keeping them there, if it is determined that it's actually going to work. but what we do not do, what i do not do, is to take actions
either because it is going to work politically or it is going to somehow in the abstract make america look tough or make me look tough. and maybe part of the reason is because every few months i go to walter reed and i see a 25-year-old kid who's paralyzed or who has lost his limbs, and some of those are people i've ordered into battle. so i can't afford to play some of the political games that others may. we'll do what's required to keep the american people safe. i think it's entirely appropriate in a democracy to have a serious debate about
these issues. folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan. if they think that somehow their advisors are better than the chairmen of my joint chiefs of staff and the folks who were actually on the ground, i want to meet them. we can have that debate. but what i'm not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of american leadership or america winning or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the american people and to protect people in the region
who are getting killed and to protect our allies and people like france. i'm too busy for that. jim acosta. >> thank you very much, mr. president. i want to go back to something that you said to margaret earlier when you said that you had not underestimated isis' abilities. this is an organization that you once described as a j.v. team that has now occupied forces in iraq and syria. how is that not underestimating their capabilities and how is that contained quite frankly? i think a lot of americans have a frustration that they see that the united states has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly every other country in the world when it comes to taking on isis. i guess the question is, and if you'll forgive the language, why can't we take out those
bastards? >> jim, i just spent the last three questions answering that very question, so i don't know what more you want me to add. i think i've described very specifically what our strategy is and i've described very specifically why we do not pursue some of the other strategies that have been suggested. this is not, as i said, a traditional military opponent. we can retake territory, and as long as we leave our troops there, we can hold it but that does not solve the underlying problem of eliminating the dynamics that are producing these kinds of violent extremist groups. so we are going to continue to
pursue the strategy that has the best chance of working, even though it does not offer the satisfaction, i guess, of a neat headline or an immediate resolution. part of the reason, as i said, jim, is because there are costs to the other side. i just want to remind people this is not an abstraction. when we send troops in, those troops get injured. they get killed. they're away from their families. our country spends hundreds of billions of dollars, and so given the fact that there are enormous sacrifices involved in any military action, it's best that we don't shoot first and aim later.
it's important for us to get the strategy right and the strategy that we are pursuing is the right one. ron allen. >> thank you, mr. president. i think a lot of people around the world and in america are concerned because given the strategy that you're pursuing and it's been more than a year now, isis' capability seems to be expanding. were you aware that they had the capability of pulling off the kind of attack that they did in paris? are you concerned, and do you think they have that same capability to strike in the united states? and do you think that given all you've learned about isis over the past year or so and given all the criticism about your underestimating them, do you think you really understand this enemy well enough to defeat them and to protect the homeland? >> all right, so this is another variation on the same question.
and i guess let me try it one last time. we have been fully aware of the potential capability of them to carry out a terrorist attack. that's precisely why we have been mounting a very aggressive strategy to go after them. as i said before, when you're talking about the ability of a handful of people with not wildly sophisticated military equipment, weapons, who are willing to die, they can kill a lot of people and preventing them from doing so is
challenging for every country. if there was a swift and quick solution to this, i assure you that not just the united states but france and turkey and others who have been subject to these terrorist attacks would have implemented those strategies. there are certain advantages that the united states has in preventing these kinds of attacks. obviously after 9/11 we hardened the homeland, set up a whole series of additional steps to protect aviation, to apply lessons learned. we've seen much better cooperation between the fbi, state governments, local governments. there is some advantages to
geography with respect to the united states, but having said that, we've seen the possibility of terrorist attacks on our soil. there was the boston marathon bombers. obviously, it did not result in the scale of death that we saw in paris, but that was a serious attempt at killing a lot of people by two brothers and a crock pot. it gives you some sense of, i think, the kinds of challenges that are going to be involved in this going forward. so again, isil has serious capabilities. its capabilities are not unique. they're capabilities that other terrorist organizations that we track and are paying attention to possess as well. we are going after all of them. what is unique about isil is the
degree to which it has been able to control territory that then allows them to attract additional recruits, and the greater effectiveness they have on social media and their ability to use that to not only attract recruits to fight in syria but also potentially to carry out attacks in the homeland and in europe and in other parts of the world. and so, our ability to shrink the space in which they can operate, combined with a resolution of the syria situation which will reduce the freedom with which they feel that they can operate and getting local forces who are able to hold and keep them out over the long term, that ultimately is going to be what's going to make a difference and it's going to take some time but it's not something that at any stage in this process have we not been aware needs to be done.
victims of terrorism over the last several years and certainly the overwhelming majority of victims of isil are themselves muslims. isil does not represent islam. it is not representative in any way of the attitudes of the overwhelming majority of muslims. this is something that's been emphasized by muslim leaders, whether it's president erdogan or the president of indonesia or malaysia, countries that are majority muslim but have shown themselves to be tolerant and to work to be inclusive in their political process. and so to the degree that anyone would equate the terrible actions that took place in paris
with the views of islam, those kinds of stereotypes are counter productive. they're wrong. they will lead, i think, to greater recruitment in the terrorist organizations over time if this becomes somehow defined as a muslim problem as opposed to a terrorist problem. now, what is also true is that the most vicious terrorist organizations at the moment are ones that claim to be speaking on behalf of true muslims. i do think that muslims around the world, religious leaders,
political leaders, ordinary people, have to ask very serious questions about how did these extremists ideologies take root, even if it's only affecting a very small fraction of the population. it is real. and it is dangerous. and it is built up over time and with social media it is now accelerating. and so i think on the one hand, non-muslims cannot stereotype, but i also think the muslim community has to think about how we make sure that children are not being infected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people and that that is justified by religion. to some degree that is something that has to come from within the
muslim community itself, and i think there have been times where there has not been enough pushback against extremism. there's been pushback -- there are some who say we don't believe in violence but are not as willing to challenge some of the extremist thoughts or rationales for why muslims feel oppressed and i think those ideas have to be challenged. let me make one last point about this, and then unfortunately, i have to take a flight to manila. i'm looking forward to seeing mani manila, but i hope i can come back to turkey when i'm not so busy. one of the places that you're seeing this debate play itself out is on the refugee issue, both in europe and, i gather, it started popping up while i was gone back in the united states.
the people who are fleeing syria are the most harmed by terrorism. they are the most vulnerable as a consequence of civil war and strife. they are parents. they are children. they are orphans. and it is very important -- and i was glad to see that this was affirmed again and again by the g20 -- that we do not close our hearts to these victims of such violen violence and somehow start equating the issue of refugees with the issue of terrorism.
in europe i think people like chancellor merkel have taken a very courageous stance in saying it is our moral obligation as fellow human beings to help people who are in such vulnerable situations. and i know that it is putting enormous strains on the resources of the people of europe. nobody has been carrying a bigger burden than the people here in turkey with 2.5 million refugees, and the people of jordan and lebanon who are also admitting refugees. the fact that they've kept their borders open to these refugees is a signal of their belief in a common humanity. and so we have to, each of us, do our part, and the united states has to step up and do its
part. when i hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the christians but not the muslims, when i hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who's fleeing from a war torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefitted from protection when they were fleeing political persecution, that's shameful. that's not american. that's not who we are. we don't have religious tests to our compassion. when pope francis came to visit
the united states and gave a speech before congress, he didn't just speak about christians who were being persecuted. he didn't call on catholic parishes just to admit those who were of the same religious faith. he said protect people who were vulnerable. and so i think it is very important for us right now, particularly those who are in leadership, particularly those who have a platform and can be heard, not to fall into that trap, not to feed that dark impulse inside of us. i had a lot of disagreements with george w. bush on policy, but i was very proud after 9/11 when he was adamant and clear about the fact that this is not a war on islam.
and the notion that some of those who have taken on leadership in his party would ignore all of that, that's not who we are. on this they should follow his example. it was the right one. it was the right impulse. it's our better impulse. whether you are european or american, the values that we are defending -- the values that we're fighting against isil for are precisely that we don't discriminate against people because of their faith. we don't kill people because they're different than us. that's what separates us from
them. and we don't feed that kind of notion that somehow christians and muslims are at war. if we want to be successful defeating isil, that's a good place to start, by not promoting that kind of ideology, that kind of attitude. in the same way that the muslim community has an obligation not to in any way excuse anti-western or anti-christian sentiment, we have the same obligation as christians. and we are -- it is good to remember that the united states does not have a religious test and we are a nation of many peoples of different faiths. which means that we show compassion to everybody. those are the universal values we stand for. that's what my administration intends to stand for.
all right? thank you very much, everybody. president obama wrapping up a press conference there, went almost an hour, just short of an hour there in turkey before he heads to asia, getting fired up at the end of that press conference as he suggested some suggestions by other candidates say we should have a religious test. on that the president opening up the press conference saying we are united against the threat from isil, saying it is the face of evil and facing a series of questions on his strategy. i want to bring in abc news jon karl on this. the president facing a lot of pressure saying in the face of these attacks in paris he must alter his strategy and his responses pretty much the same, the strategy we put forward is going to work and he hasn't heard a better idea. >> reporter: george, it was a striking press conference in how defensive the president was about his strategy, saying that he has the right strategy in the battle against isil, that it is a strategy that is working.
all he said is that there would be an intensification of that strategy but he was defensive. he was irritated by the questions and made it clear that he is doing the right thing. it was interesting, by far the most passion that you saw in that press conference is not about what happened in paris but in response to his critics specifically on that refugee issue. >> that question right there is responding to a question that's come from the republican presidential candidate, ted cruz, who has suggested that the refugees should be p screened and christians admitted. >> reporter: the president made it clear that that and suggestions that there should be -- that we should cut off the flow of syrian refugees into the united states were wrong. he said slamming the door on the refugees would be a betrayal of our values. but let me tell you, george, that is exactly where the republicans are going on this. they are saying it would be a mistake to allow syrian refugees. >> the president drawing a line in the sand against the idea
that several thousand more ground troops should be sent into that region. >> reporter: that's right. absolutely almost ridiculing ideas that have come in for an intensification of the u.s. military response in terms of ground troops to syria. the overall tone here was that this is going to take a long time, we need to be patient. of course that is a very hard case to make right now in the after math of an attack as vicious as we saw in paris. >> jon karl, thanks. there have been a lot of developments, especially in belgium. terry moran is there. we've seen several arrests in that siege where police thought the 8th attacker was holeed up. turned out it wasn't so. >> reporter: that's right, george. that will happen in this wide ranging and accelerating investigation. that siege three hours this morning, police just a few blocks from here surrounding a building, cordoning off a whole neighborhood, telling people to
stay indoors and going in, hoping that they would find 26-year-old salah abdeslam, hoping that they would be able to arrest him. he wouldn't there. his brother however is right behind me. belgian authorities arrested several people in connection with those paris terrorist attacks on friday. today they released five of them, and they have charged two men that they arrested with participating in the paris attacks but released five, including the brother of salah abdeslam. this is mohammed abdeslam. he has been ruled by the authorities not to have been involved so he right now is talking about his brother, the most wanted man in the world right now, and he is himself not been charged and in fact released and authorities were saying he is not involved. very dramatic developments today surrounding one family at the heart of those attacks. >> while the president was
speaking the french president hollande was speaking saying these attacks were organized in syria, carried out in belgium. i want to go to david muir. >> reporter: saying they planned to send an aircraft carrier on thursday. he said this will triple the defense in france. he talked about the air strikes. in raqqa, strong hold in syria. the ten planes carrying them out. he went on to thank the americans for their provided assistance for these operations. he said assad is not the conclusi solution in syria but added that the true enemy is in fact isis. something the president said there that will be listened to very closely here in paris and exactly what we're hearing as we travel through this city. when you have a handful of people who are willing to give up their lives, they can do a lot of damage, and that is precisely what we've seen over the last several days and now with the video coming out of the
true scope of the horror here when you learn that seven of these attackers had identical suicide belts on and this plan had been in the works for some time and relatively undetected under the radar, it's the new reality. the deputy mayor telling me despite the fact that they went through this in january with "charlie hebdo," this is clearly a new front. >> david will have a full report on "world news." we'll return to our regular programming. for many
they believe he's the mastermind but it was all directed by top leaders of isis who have made a decision to go global with their terror tactics planning to carry out attacks across europe and in the u.s. and in the last hour or two, george, isis has released a new video that says as we attack france and its capital in france
we will attack the u.s. and its capital in washington, d.c. >> the president saying he had not seen any specific intelligence relating to this attack. >> that's what he said but at the same time this morning the director of the cia said this should be a wakeup call to the u.s. about the tactics of isis and he said he believes, this is the director of the cia, that there are more terror attacks in the isis pipeline. >> thanks very much. pierre thomas is in washington. our senior justice correspondent. the president also getting questions about the threat to the homeland. that is everyone's top concern and of homeland security officials for the last year. >> i was struck by the president mentioning social media and how isis has been using social media over and over to reach out around the world including inside the united states. in the last two years they have arrested more than 70 people associated with isis in some way. i can tell you in the years
since 9/11 i cannot remember that many suspected radicals being arrested in that short of time. it tells you the nature of the threat and itself intensify. >> we heard the french president talk how the planning that went into this and it doesn't necessarily take sophisticated planning but it was organize theed in belgium and the cell appeared to go dark. that's the big fear here in the united states as well. >> indeed. i spoke with a senior official over the weekend and he expressed concern that this was not detected and perhaps they were able to communicate off line, inviceable. >> thanks very much and to our whole team. a morning of many big developments in france, belgium, the united states. the president moving on now to asia as well and we're going to continue our coverage. we'll take a quick break and be back with more "good morning america" at the top of the hour.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. new details on the attacks on paris. a city on edge. >> right now, everybody is running. they're saying leave, leave. >> this morning, an international manhunt for the mastermind behind the attacks. raids across france and belgium. authorities race to find a fugitive terrorist. and in a city trying to recover. eyewitness accounts of the moments of terror and the world come together with messages of prayer, solidarity, and hope. we're live this morning from new york and paris. and we do say, good morning, america. to our viewers in the west. thanks for being with us on the monday morning.
powerful images from paris, the city banding together and the whole world banding together remembering the victims who lost their lives. >> and president obama just finishing up a press conference in turkey. see him taking a series of questions on his strategy, whether he needs to change his strategy, but the president saying he believes the strategy he's following will work. >> we're going to get right to the latest right now. the investigation moving quickly. the siege in belgium earlier. police hunting for the 8th attacker and two suspects detained over the weekend have been charged. abc's terry moran is on the scene for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning robin. an incredibly dramatic day here in brussels which has become the focus of this intense investigation into the attacks on pariss. they were hatched, plotted an launched from this neighborhood. many of the plots dating back to the 2004 terror attack in madrid were traced back to here.
you mentioned the siege. for three hours today police surrounded a building just a few blocks from here believing that that 8th attacker the missing attacker right now, salah abdeslam was in that building. they raided it. he was not there. but his brother does live here and was one of five people who was arrested who were released today. his brother just coming out making a statement for the family saying that the family did not know that the two brothers who were involved according to prosecutors in the paris attacks they had been radicalized. this man says he was completely innocent. however authorities have charged two other men from this neighborhood with participating and planning in the attacks. the bottom line, the missing attacker is still on the loose. police say he is armed and very dangerous and warned people don't even try to approach him.
robin and george. >> there was such high hopes early this morning when they thought they did have him. >> and the president, french president saying that clearly even though these attacks were directed from syria they were organized in belgium. a lot more focus this morning. isis releasing a new video threatening to strike washington next and the cia director calling paris a wakeup call for the world and the united states. brian ross is here with more on that. good morning. >> the director of the cia said this morning he believes more isis attacks are in the pipeline while isis issued that new video with a direct threat that washington, d.c. is next all this as it becomes very clear isis has gone global with the french attacks organized by top isis leaders in syria who hand-picked the men to carry out the plot using a belgium isis recruit to lead the effort. this is the man french authorities believe was the
mastermind. featured in a number of isis propaganda videos. he's from the brussels subber b and been back and forth between syria and belgium with a number of attempted plots to his credit including the foiled shooting on a high speed european train earlier this year. the french believe carrying out attacks in europe and the u.s. at least one attacker in parse was smuggled into europe posing as a refugee presenting this syrian passport to greek officials. he then travelled in early october from greece to serbia to croatia as he made his way to france and officials say he was part of the team that attacked the paris stadium and was the first to detonate his suicide vest. another attacker was a 29-year-old french citizen identified five years ago as a possible terrorist but never
charged with serious crimes. >> they have them as sleepers and then activate them. >> france was warned the day before that isis was about to strike. according to officials who confirmed to abc news a report by the associated press. the officials say intelligence sent an alert there would be 24 people involved. 19 attackers and 5 others in charge of logistics and the iraqis warned the isis leader ordered attacks on u.s. coalition countries through bombings, or hostage taking in the coming days. >> this morning french officials do not dispute receiving the warning but say they get such generalized warnings every day. a spokesman declined to comment. >> a lot of people want to know what about here at home. well the fbi has arrested dozens of isis sympathizers in the u.s. this year. keeping an eye on hundreds of
others. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas is tracking that homeland threat joining us from d.c. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even though no credible threat to the u.s. has been identified today the fbi is intensifying surveillance here at home taking no chances. >> in the wake of the massacres security officials are expanding police presence around the nation including in times square. today americans should expect to see additional security near mass transit. while this is a visible show of force nearly 1,000 investigations are under way right now in 50 states many involving isis. >> isis is much more capable, there are more of them. this is a much bigger threat. >> more than 70 suspected were confronted in the last two years. many identified after their communications were interpreted.
a boston man shot after he was wielding a knife. a florida man authorities linked to isis plotting to plant a bomb in the busy key west beach. a suspected sail of isis radicals accused to attack the georgia washington bridge. one suspect stabbed an fbi agent in a chest during the search of his home. senior security officials say the sophisticated attack in france may have revealed a new tactic by isis. they're worried a isis deployed new encryption technology allowing them to communicate off the grid. >> the ability to go dark will play a significant factor in this event. very interested to see what type of phones they're equipped with and what type of apps they had on those phones. >> we don't know why this went undetected. it could be something was missed or they did not use smartphones
or computers but if they're using new technology, a key security official said it's a game changer. >> right now no credible threats here in the u.s.? >> no credible threat connected to isis so far robin. no credible threat but u.s. law enforcement is on high alert looking for any hint of a problem. >> thank you. >> we saw a lot of ramped up security in times square. >> as we have been hearing the attacks in paris are raising so many concerns here at home. texas and arkansas joining michigan and alabama refusing to accept syrian refugees. security concerns prompted that decision and one of the paris attackers is believed to have slipped into europe as a refugee. just this past hour president obama saying shutting the door on refugee is a quote betrayal of our values and called it unamerican to suggest that only christian refugees should be accepted. we have learned of a connection
in another attack, 11 people, most from syria have been arrested for the twin suicide bombings in lebanon last week where 43 people were killed. this morning wall street is reacting to the attacks with stocks trading mostly higher today. to honor the victims president obama ordered u.s. flags at all public buildings to be flown at half staff on thursday. americans coast to coast are paying tribute to the victims of paris. in north carolina some 300 people gathered for a memorial there. among the dead was a 23-year-old french student who was joining her best friend at a college and then there were the tributes at nfl stadiums with moments of silence held before the games. in philadelphia a bald eagle flew on to the field after the national anthem. you see there the majestic view of the american flag on the field down below so many
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jesse palmer with more on the american band who was playing that night. hey, jesse? >> reporter: hey, george. the california band, the eagles of death metal were at the start of their european tour. they've canceled the other dates. heading home. the chaos unfolding on stage at the bataclan theater during the eagles of death metal show. the american rock band singer stunned by the sound of gunfire. the drummer ducking for cover. >> he said they heard automatic machine gunfire. and they all hit the stage floor. they saw men with machine guns just kind of shooting at anything and everything. there was a door, at back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door. >> reporter: their merchandise manager, 36-year-old nick alexander, among the nearly 90 killed inside the theater. his girlfriend posted you are and always will be the love of my life.
♪ you didn't want to ♪ but then you got the itch >> reporter: the band's name intended to be tongue in cheek. not a death metal band at all. a self-described fun group. appearing on "jimmy kimmel" just weeks ago. best known for the catchy blues rock songs. ♪ like this one, featured in a nike commercial. they have four albums, including one just released in october. ♪ it's so easy without complexity ♪ >> reporter: their sold-out show at the bataclan was part of the group's european tour. the band canceling remaining shows after the shootings. another band, the deftones, was set to play at the bataclan on saturday. a member of the band's team, telling abc's matt gutman, that he left the venue just moments before the gunmen arrived. >> when did you realize that you escaped death? >> when we got back, we heard the ambulances. coming down the street and seen all the police. >> reporter: the 1500-seat bataclan theater is one of paris' most popular and beloved
concert halls built in the 1960's. and becoming a hot spot. recently becoming a favorite to shows like prince, the roots, and 30 seconds to mars. ♪ don't say a prayer for me now ♪ >> reporter: now, music lovers everywhere sharing this cover of duran duran's "save a prayer," the eagles of death metal praying for a brighter day. no word on when or if the band plans on playing again. instead of playing their concert saturday, many people saw the moving images of bono and his band mates laying flowers at a candlelight memorial saturday night. >> they canceled their performances in paris. we want to go to brad garrett again. an fbi negotiator. now an abc news consultant. you were talking to the eyewitnesses before. those people trapped in the bataclan concert center. and, brad, it seems like there's no rhyme or reason to survive things like this. some people play dead, some run, some attack. any rules here?
>> the rules are, george, that you have to do something. inaction may get you killed. if you're trapped, figure out a way to temporarily hide. if that's not going to work, and the last resort, you're going to have to go after the guy doing the shooting. >> but generally, the first thing to do is if you're close to an exit, take it. >> absolutely. fleeing is the number one thing to do. in many times. and i think that is the reason, george, we don't have the bigger numbers we could have had inside that concert hall. because people were able to get out the exits. >> brad, what you have often said and what others have said, ahead of time, know your exits in a public place like that. >> absolutely, robin. the key is, you don't have to be paranoid. you walk into a room, a mall, a school, wherever it might be. look around. where could i go if something happened? it's about raising your awareness so that becomes automatic as you move around. >> brad, when does it make sense
to attack? we remember the story of the americans on the train who brought down the attacker. when does it make sense? >> when you know you're going to be harmed, george. and this is what you have to think about. what do you have on you? a pen, a pocket knife, a bottle? whatever you have and this is when numbers are important. if you have three or four people around you, everybody go at him. because what do you have to lose if he's got a weapon pointed at you? the key is, distraction, go for his face, eyes, groin. see if you can take him down. but clearly, i want to make a point here. that is the last resort for you. >> first thing, always go for that exit whenever you can. >> absolutely. now to lara. paris is still a city on edge. plenty of evidence of that. panic at several sites where people had come together to remember the victims of friday's takes. matt gutman has more on that from paris. matt?
>> reporter: lara, the french are showing the stiff upper lip. presenting courage. beneath that, it's a tremendous amount of fear. we were at one of the biggest stampedes yesterday. a plaza filled with people suddenly emptying. you looked at the faces of the people, they thought they were under attack. overnight, panic triggering stampedes in the streets of paris. a mass of humanity trampling through these carefully laid memorials. crashing into the flowers and the candles. the biggest of the five reported stampedes happened right outside our hotel. outside, chaos. right now, everybody is running. they're saying, leave, leave. let's see what's going on. running for their lives. crouching under restaurant tables. doing anything to protect themselves. we saw police taking positions, aiming their rifles. those officers who are armed have taken up position. they think they see probably something across the street. moments ago, this entire square was filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of people.
it's been entirely emptied. we heard screams and cries. people fleeing the area. still don't know what's going on. as we took cover, this man telling me, watch out for the police. they're jittery after not sleeping for days. many caught underfoot. including this man. medics arrived soon. the threat? false alarms triggered by the unnerving sound of firecrackers. you have to wonder why anybody would set off firecrackers in paris now. police are investigating that. there's a significant security threat in the city. lara? >> all right, matt, thank you so much. those feelings of fear and concern are not just isolated to paris. people are concerned all around the world. joining us now to talk about how to cope with them is psychiatrist dr. janet taylor. so good to have you here. >> thank you. >> cannot imagine. can't begin to imagine what it must have been like to actually have been there. even if you were not there, the fear that many of us have and it just plays with your mind.
>> it's real. our brains are wired to constantly assess for our safety or whether we should flee. you have a horrific event that happened. that disruption puts you on edge. and for good reason. the reality is, most of us have either witnessed or suffered or been exposed to trauma. the more you have, you'll have a reaction to it. the uncertainty that we're all feeling are normal. a loud sound. a thought. a threat. triggers the feelings over and over again. >> when they were having those vigils and the firecrackers went off. the fireworks, you saw the reactions. >> so natural. >> ordinary, you go, that sounds like something. for them, they were there, many of them. it's like, oh, no. >> here we go again. >> here we go again. >> we're talking about adults. our reactions. my children were watching on friday. their big question was, could it happen here? what do we say as parents to our children? >> you tell the truth. the reality is, we don't know
what could happen. you can say, that must make you feel a certain way. you can share your own feelings. talk about a safety plan. do something good. do something. help other people. but for kids, think about it, talking to them in a way that is age-appropriate. we don't want to scare them. we want them to be sure of the reality. why we lock our doors, wear seat belts, know where the fire exits are. keep it where they are. convey the sense that things are uncertain. but here are ways that you can be safe. one of those things that you can do is certainly to teach them from an early age how to balance themselves when they feel anxiety. share your own times when you have coped and found healthy resources and help them be able to find those same tools. >> age-appropriate is so important. it's different for different ages. >> it is. and certainly, they're exposed to things with smartphones and television. we think that because they're exposed, they know on a certain level. keep it simple. ask them how they feel. let them talk to you. answer in a way that doesn't
scare them, but informs them. >> you just made a great point. listen to them. dr. taylor and i were talking about this before everybody came over. how we cope. we're all being inundated with all the information. viewers, us. things like flying. i never worried about. but need to tomorrow. i'm scared. you know? >> here's the thing. terrorism is primarily psychological. people have lost lives and do not want to discount that. but it's the normalcy. the things you take for granted. you're going for a walk. >> you're going on the subway. >> you're going on the subway. you're taking your kids out and something could happen to you. that is real. that aftermath. but the focus is to think about your own ways that you keep yourself safe. think about your own strengths and resources that you have. primarily, your mind. you start feeling the terror or feelings, acknowledge it. but say, i'm going to be okay. i flew last night from l.a. i had the same feelings. >> you did? >> of course. you look around. you have safety checks. >> brad garrett was saying, you
have to -- it's a new reality. >> but it's not easy to do. because you bring up very good points. we have always heard, the terrorists win if we change our lifestyle. but it's hard not to when you're gripped so soon from something like this happening. >> we can't afford to change our lifestyle. we have to work. our kids have to go to school. there are things that we have to do. it's important to acknowledge the feelings. not what you're thinking but the feelings. focus on what your strengths are. if you need to talk to somebody, call a friend. if you need to pray, pray. if you need to talk to a therapist, talk to a therapist. it's about coping in healthy ways. exercise. find support. do those things that you like to do. and realize that you're not alone in it. these, for the most part are small events that happen. we have other daily disruptions and traumas that happen in our lives. most of us are safe. and thank goodness that we are. >> that's so helpful. thank you. we hope it helped you at home as well. thank you. let's get outside to ginger.
>> behind me a picture of a tornado just east of the bay area in california. yes, they get annual average of one tornado in november every year. look at san francisco. good monday morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. bay area microclimate forecast. look at all the sunshine. watch out for crisp breezes, temperatures below average today. clear tonight. bone dry air and a slow warming trend on the way. won't be a fourth consecutive weekend with rain. low to mid-60s in most neighborhoods. half moon bay, 59. more 30s and 40s tonight than this morning. accuweather seven-day forecast. near 70 just about everywhere wednesday, t >> so much more on "gma" coming up.
good morning. i'm kristen sze, oakland police say how police shot and killed a man say walked towards officers tolling cars at a massive side show and pointed a gun at them. the shooting took place near 90th avenue and bancroft. the gun was a replica. how the morning commute is going. here's leyla. >> solano county, a are the roed ground fire. burning right off eastbound 80, the connector. farther to the south, aing who, westbound 80, tough going. a 75-minute commute to head away from hercules into the city. and in the clearing stages an
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9:00 until 7:00. tapering again tonight. 30s and 40s tomorrow morning. slow warming trend through friday. welcome back to "gma." and look at these images coming in from around the world right now. solidarity with the people of paris. as that city begins to get back to normal, though they may never be normal again after the deadly attacks on friday night. breaking news from belgium. authorities still hunting the eighth attacker. terry moran on the scene of the siege where the plot was believed to be planned. terry that siege is coming to an end now terry? >> reporter: it is robin. and it's coming to an end in disappoint. the kind of thing that can happen. intensive, wide-ranging, and sometimes misfiring the. the local mayor went on the radio. prosecutors are confirming to abc news, that siege is over.
police withdrawing. the man they hoped to capture or kill was not there. 26-year-old salah abdeslam, suspected of being with the eighth gunman wasn't there. it was a very intense scene. the police cord donned off several blocks and ordered residents to stay inside. asked us not to broadcast live and when they made their move he wasn't there. he's still on the loose. perhaps the most wanted man in the world right now. armed and very dangerous. very dangerous. police say don't approach him under any circumstances. they hoped to capture him here. they didn't. the search goes on. >> he may have slipped through the net a second time. he was driving across after the attacks. they stopped him. he got through. >> his face is everywhere. we'll have continuing coverage on all abc platforms. david muir is live in paris. he'll be there for "world news." right now, to ginger for the weather.
>> a serious setup for severe storms. from texas through oklahoma. late afternoon through the overnight hours. from oklahoma city back to abilene has to be on the lookout. you could see damaging winds and tornadoes. that line comes through overnight. may be when many of you are sleeping. by wednesday, moves into the gulf. look at louisiana. light it up. baton rouge down to new orleans. the strong winds, large hail, and tornadoes. that is the big picture. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. total sunshine today and low to mid-60s. a breeze out there. feeling cooler than that. accuweather seven-day forecast. 30s and 40s at night and warming temperatures, but dry through sunday. >> all right. now it's time for "gma's" football countdown. i'm here with the soaring eagles. the team, the cheerleaders from union city high in union city, new jersey. as we count down to tonight's
"monday night football" game. on espn. the texans take on the undefeated bengals. who will come out on top? for mike and mike, they say it's unanimous. bengals got to win. you agree? >> all: yeah. >> they do. let's check out the forecast. if you're planning to tailgate or if you're out there, you can expect this, the temperature at kickoff around 55 degrees. cloudy. a light south wind. all before the rain moves off to the north and east. the game is tonight at 8:15 on espn. check out the unsung hero of the game in the gruden grinder. amy? well, it's time to yahoo! your day. this morning, tips on staying healthy this fall from yahoo!'s health editor in chief. ♪ yahoo! >> it's fall. so you know what that means. it's cold and flu season. the average adult comes down
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up got gorgeous recipes in honor of thanksgiving. let's start here. >> i have three daughters. i do not get a free pass. this is tough. it -- these dishes are full of color to attract their attention. in this pan, i've brazed some chopped sweet potatoes and made them nice and shiny by having the kids pick the ingredients from the market, that helps to get them into the idea that they might taste what you have made at home. >> cabbage, a beautiful color. >> the idea is to use cold weather ingredients. to make them bright and fresh. this is not a long recipe. rather than braising the cabbage, let's saute it in the olive oil and set in smashed cloves of garlic and some salt. that gives us a chance to -- >> how long you to saute? >> literally just until it's wilted. when it's wilted -- we can take a few of these. >> take a lit bit of the sweet potatoes. is this acorn squash?
>> we'll serve this with the cabbage, pine nuts, raisins. brings on the sweetness of the vegetables. in this dish, we have roasted the, simply, open the squash. this is delicata. look at the beautiful thing. we cut it in half. scooped out the seeds. the acorn squash, a touch of butter. a little bit of honey. this is called kabocha squash. it's yorjly -- originally a japan niece squash. >> not only for the cornucopia on the table but for your plate. >> it makes a full meal. s toed with sauteed swiss chard. wild rice. >> a nice bite to it. >> lemon and olive oil starts to bring out the flavors. in the cold weather, makes it -- >> that does look really good. save my plate, please.
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saturday's the london session. presented by apple music. >> this is where it all started for us. >> reporter: the band telling us the favorite new tracks. >> i really like olivia. >> love you, good-bye. the more i sing it, the more i like it. >> reporter: the guys bringing contest winners to the intimate show. ♪ nobody can drag me down >> fans like emma bailey. >> i read books with my grandma. took a dip in the pool. >> reporter: the 16-year-old from indiana winning the big "gma" contest. >> i've been a fan for four years now. i'm really excited to see them. >> and one direction is helping us celebrate our 40th anniversary this week with a big concert we'll be live-streaming on tuesday. lara will be there. >> i'll be there with the boy. asking all your questions. >> and you saw hunger games on friday. >> thumb's up. >> everyone getting ready for the finale.
and elizabeth banks opened up to rachel smith about what it's like to be part of this massive hit. >> everyone will want to kiss you, kill you, or be you. >> reporter: far from the district, in the heart of times square, lies "the hunger games" exhibition. what do you make of all of it? >> it's remarkable. a walk down memory lane, for sure. eyes bright. chins up. smiles on. >> reporter: i met up with effie, aka elizabeth banks. >> those are works of art. i want to say they were designed by an architect. it was a collaboration between an architect and a shoe designer. >> what are you doing here? >> i'm a political refugee. >> reporter: she reflects on effie's return. the films were a departure. effie was m.i.a.
>> i think after catching fire, everybody disagreed effie was a fan favorite. she had a connection with katniss that you couldn't see in the books. >> reporter: now for a lightning round. >> may the odds be ever in your favor. >> reporter: a game we're calling what are effie's odds? what are the odds of effie wearing sneakers? >> low. very low odds. unless they become a big deal in the capital. she really likes a heel. >> reporter: what are the odds of her being on social media? >> high odds. she understands the power of a great media presence. >> reporter: what are the odds of effie and hay mitch striking up a romance. >> you have to see where that i goes. i don't miss a chance to make out with woody harrelson. >> wave to the crowds and enjoy your time in the spotlight. >> reporter: she says effie will always have a place in her heart. are you going miss her? >> i loved her.
she's really iconic and there's a lot of creativity in effie. i'll miss that for sure. >> history was made here. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> and "the hunger games, mockingjay part 2" opens nationwide on friday. >> three thumbs up. elizabeth is fantastic. >> thanks for watching everyone. stay tuned to abc all day long for coverage of the attacks in paris. we'll have all the latest developments. >> as we say good-bye this monday morning, moving images and the emotional tribute, john lennon's "imagine." ♪ ♪
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. developing news out of richmond where a fire ripped through a grocery store. gopro video of firefighters battling the tham near 23rd street and barrett avenue. fire crews quickly got the fire under control. no one hurt. >> good thing the winds didn't hinder. starting to pick up a little as we expect and now the sun is up from 9:00 now until about 7:00. we'll see these winds get up around 15 to 25 miles per hour. temperatures today around 60 to 64 degrees. maybe upper 50s along the coast. my accuweather seven-day forecast, not as breezy. >> winds, and also a new peak wind advisory. good to that. a sig-alert, your drive heting into an mateo all mi real.
and crystal springs road, alternate. high-wind advisory over t >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, recording artist, blake shelton. and from the new film, "carol," kyle chandler. and the co-hosts take the french test as we kick off "we said whaaat week." and an announcement that could put $10,000 in the pocket of someone you know. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] and now, here are your emmy award hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan up-- j.p. [cheers and applause] ♪