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good morning. i'm chris jansing. coming to you live from the place de la bourse. the crowds have been growing since 31 people died in the terrorist bombing. they continue to leave flowers and notes. now we have breaking news and we'll come back to talk about more developing information. first, pete williams.
pete? >> the director of the fbi and a very unusual case here, the justice department filing public criminal charges against seven men in iran that it says were computer hackers working for two companies that did work for the iranian government, including the iranian revolutionary guard. what the charges say -- and they will actually be naming these individuals and showing their mugshots. this is very unusual. they say that they targeted several american banks and did what's known as a denial of service attacks. flooding the banks with incoming messages that prevented bank customers from getting online around 2012, 2013. some of the banks were capital one, nasdaq and bank of america and the stock exchange. it doesn't accuse them of hacking in and stealing data but
it cost millions for the companies to shore up their defenses. the other thing they will accuse them of is trying to hack and successfully hacking into a dam outside of new york city. this is a dam about 20 feet tall that had sa slew case that didn't work. it's alarming that hackers in iran were trying to get into american infrastructure. we'll see these very unusual charges here in a couple of minutes, chris. the other thing that's notable here, no one expects the u.s. marshal service to be putting handcuffs on anyone in tehran but this is a recent development to name and shame these people. two things going on here. one, the american government publicly saying, we know what you're up to, hoping that this will discourage this kind of thing and, also, putting these folks on notice that the government not only can attribute these attacks to certain regions or certain countries but to actual individuals in those countries.
so that's represents enormous detective work. we'll here shortly from the u.s. attorney in new york and the fbi director. >> pete, do we expect any comments about what happened here in brussels? >> yes. i would not be surprised if the attorney general begins her remarks by, again, expressing the condolences of the american people for what's happened in brussels pledging law enforcement support and probably saying, again, that what u.s. officials have been saying since tuesday, that there's no specific or credible intelligence information about an attack like in brussels here in the u.s. >> thank you, pete williams. we're following
developments. a massive search continues for a terrorist seen at the airport. the investigation itself may be expanding. belgian and french media reporting a second man is now suspected in the subway bombing. those reports say he was captured on surveillance video carrying a large bag but investigators are not sure if he died at the scene or if he remains on the run. nbc news working to independently confirm these reports. meantime, this man at the airport with the two suicide bombers, he remains the most wanted man in belgium and is referred to as the man in white because we've yet to officially learn his name or anything about his background. he left the third and largest bomb at the airport but it didn't go off as planned. also today, we know a lot more about the other men seen at the airport. the man on the left, najim laachraoui, believed to be the bomb maker in paris as well, police found his dna at the airport where he died. prosecutors say the man in the
middle is ibrahim el bakraoui. he's also a suicide bomber and died at the airport. belgian police on wednesday found a will of sorts he left behind. in it, it was clear he felt the noose tightening around him. he wrote that he, quote, needed to rush and that he no longer felt safe. it was ibrahim's brother, khalid, who attacked the subway system here on tuesday. earlier this morning, the belgian prosecutor put out a press release saying two separate searches have been carried out. one at each of the brother's homes. nothing of value was found. the prosecutor also confirmed two arrest warrants were issued for khalid back in december. this morning, a senior counterterrorism official tells nbc news both brothers aided in the terror attacks back in november, including the weapons and renting a safehouse as a meeting for the attackers. of course, the person who could help put all of those clues together is salah abdeslam, the
paris attacker who was arrested last week. his lawyer says he's no longer cooperating with the police. we have a team of reporters here in brussels. i want to start by bringing in nbc's keir simmons in brussels. we should note, we'll hear from president obama at any moment in buenos aires. keir, what is happening right now? >> reporter: they continue to hunt for one suspect. there may be another suspect they are trying to find. that's the most pressing thing because that's the issue here, whether they are planning another attack somewhere. the fact that they believe they have found a bomb-making factory, if you'd like, where all of those explosives were still there waiting to be used in some stage or perhaps were going to be used and then
weren't, the fact that the bomb maker may have been killed in that airport attack, all of that goes towards suggesting a theory for the investigators that this attack here in brussels began because salah abdeslam was arrested, they felt under pressure and were worried and they prepared those bombs but acted more quickly than they would have done. that, i guess -- i guess, perhaps that suggests that the threat is a little lower for those who might be on the run but intelligence officials in europe are being very, very clear that they say that they have likely underestimated the size of the threat. one european police official senior telling the european news organization that perhaps 5,000 europeans have been recruited to isis. some of them going to syria. the threat is very real.
and what they are really worried about is what they don't know about other cells that they haven't been exposed to yet. >> yeah. and there's obviously been a lot of conversation about whether or not this could have been stopped. i want to talk about the breakdown in intelligence. >> right. yeah. >> turkey saying they detained onof the older brothers and warned both belgian and the folks in the netherlands about this. give us the backstory on all of that. how did that unfold and what do we know? >> reporter: yeah. look, i don't think it's controversial anymore to say that there has been intelligence failures. it's pretty clear there's been a series of attacks all apparently interconnected, all the way back to the "charlie hebdo" attack. you remember the attack on the train that ran between belgium and france that got thwarted, including by some civilians who were american civilians and then, of course, an attack in paris. all of those attacks have thrown up evidence, if you'd like, and
some of that evidence has not been used as effectively as if it might have been. the truth is, police officials here in belgium were making clear, even before the paris attacks, that they didn't have the resources that they needed to deal with the size of the numbers of people who had gone to syria and were coming back. and chris, the issue here is this. aside from the numbers, what you're talking about is a group of people who have been able to go to a failing place like syria, who have been able to carry out attacks, who have been able -- if you like practice, to use explosives and weapons. then have come back to europe and at the same time here, because of the open borders and because of some of the places they can get to, perhaps eastern europe, they have been able to get their hands on automatic weapons and have known how to -- so there are people that are very, very angry here and upset.
[ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: it's inevitable that some of the unhappiness will turn to anger in the next coming days. >> i will have to say, most of the time that i have been there, it's been peaceful. people spontaneously have been breaking into "we shall overcome." keir, thank you. there are a series of investigations going on simultaneously. now i want to bring in ayman. there are teenagers that have left to join isis? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. we've had a chance to speand few hours here and getting people to talk on camera is very difficult. people are very open with the cameras turned off. when you tell them you want to speak with them on camera, they get very kind of reserved.
there are some reasons for that. they are aware that this district has the largest number of, if you will, isis fighters that have left from any european district to join the battlefield of syria. i spoke to two fathers who have children that are vulnerable, in terms of their age group. these are young men, in their teens or early 20s. some of them unemployed, some of them educated. but it's a very difficult situation. when i asked them, why is this happening? why is this phenomena happening here? they gave me three reasons. the socioeconomic zone, not a lot of job opportunities, they complain of discrimination in the job market. they also talk about rising isla
islamaphone ohio. i spoke to a person who works at the zaventem airport. i please a moroccan man who has worked there and he talks about the suspicions he gets. he's dreading going back to work. he's going to be the target of a lot of suspicions from his colleagues and others. but there was another component to that. the young youth are being radicalized and recruited because they are being moved by what they are seeing overseas, the lack of tension with the ongoing conflicts in the middle east and it's been a major factor for the young people here and a challenge for officials to try to get a grip on it. officials in this particular district have launched a deradicalization program. they want to create job opportunities for a lot of the young people but they know it's an uphill battle to try and overcome the head start, if you will, that recruiters will have.
we were down visiting the mosque and one of the individuals told me that it was very common to see a recruiter come out of this mosque and literally hand out flyers to people that would begin the process of recruitment. it was happening in plain sight, nothing being done to stop it. those individuals in the last couple of months, according to the residents of this neighborhood, have been taken off the street. there's an attempt by the belgian authorities to try to turn the tide against radicalization taking place here. it's going to be an uphill battle to get the young folks here employed, try to get them better education and resources and make them feel better integrated into society. chris? >> ayman mohyeldin, thank you. james comey and loretta lynch are talking about
cyber charges in iran. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones, both those who perished and suffered and all those touched by this. the department of justice is in constant communication with our counterparts in belgium. we are committed to any and all assistance as we move forward with unity and strength. now, i also want to make clear that while we have received no specific credible threats to the homeland, we will continue to remain vigilant in order to keep the american people safe from harm. thank you. now, i am joined by fbi director james comey, by the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york and the assistant attorney general for national security john carlin. we are here to announce a major law enforcement action as part of our ongoing efforts to disrupt cyberthreats and protect our national security. today, we have unsealed an indictment against seven alleged experienced hackers employed by
computer security companies working on behalf of the iranian government, including the islamic revolutionary arm corps. these seven individuals conspired together and with others to conduct a series of cyberattacks against civilian targets in the united states financial service industry that in total or all in sum cost the victims tens of millions of dollars. now, between late 2011 and mid-2013, the financial sector suffered a large-scale and coordinated campaign of distributed denial of service or ddos attacks. this is a particular kind of cyberattack in which multiple, compromised targets overwhelm a single system. through these attacks, the servers are 46 financial institutions flooded with traffic over the course of 176 days. as a result of this ddos attack,
online services were disrupted, hundreds of thousands of americans were unable to access bank accounts online. these attacks were relentless, they were systematic and they were widespread. they threatened our economic well-being and ability to compete fairly in the global marketplace, both which are directly linked to our national security. we believe they were conducted with the sole purpose of undermining the targeted companies and damaging the online operation of america's free markets. in addition to the actions that we have detailed, one of the defendants is also charged with illegally obtaining access to the supervisory control and data acquisition system of the bowman dam in new york. at the time of this alleged intrusion, the dam was undergoing maintenance and actually had been disconnected from the system. but for that fact, that access would have given this defendant the ability to control water levels, to control flow rates and outcome that clearly could have posed a clear and present
danger to the public health and safety of americans. and i'd also like to thank the department of homeland security as well as the city of new york for their assistance in managing that particular incident. in unsealing this indictment, we will not allow any individual, group or nation to sabotage american financial institutions or undermine the integrity of fair competition in the operation of the free market. through the work of our national security division, the fbi and u.s. attorneys offices around the country, we will continue to pursue national security cyberthreats through the use of all available tools, including public criminal charges. and as today's unsealing makes clear, individuals who engage in computer hacking will be exposed for their criminal conduct and
sought for justice in the u.s. the public criminal charges represent a groundbreaking step forward in addressing that threat. we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to investigates the cyberactors to attribute it down to the government agency, the organization and individuals involved and charge them publicly. now, i'd like to thank all of those who work so diligently to bring the investigation to this point. including, particularly the targeted private companies and others in the private sector, who were integral partners throughout this investigation. this case highlights the significance of what we can accomplish by working together. holding bad actors accountable and protecting the american people. at this time, let me introduce to you the director of the fbi, james comey, who will give us additional details on today's announcement. mr. director? >> and so we're going to
continue to listen in to this. pete williams is there and he will update us again but it's a huge breaking story coming from the attorney general's office and the office of the fbi. seven iranians, alleged hackers, who have been indicted for potentially a serious -- what could have been a disastrous disruption in financial institutions across the country. 46 financial institutions involved over a course of about a half a year. in addition to that, a threat to the dam in new york, a bedroom community of new york city up in westchester, about 25 miles away. we'll continue to listen in to this and get updates from pete williams who will continue to follow this news conference. meantime, back here in belgium, so much ahead this hour, live from brussels, we're continuing to follow breaking news in the terror manhunt still under way. updates as we get them throughout the hour. a lot of different nationalities
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the local hospitals where the victims are being treated. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good to be with you, chris. we were able to get a new update from hospital officials here. this facility is one of the higher level trauma hospitals, as we would describe it back home, and they have had 15 patients and four of them remain in critical condition in the intensive care unit and they are very concerned about their well-being. one official said it's really between life and death. all of the patients here are accounted for, identified. that's not the case at some other hospitals. but no americans are here. again, all of these patients from the metro. more of the americans, it seems, were at the airport. one of the interesting things here, chris, which gives you a sense of the outpouring support from the community, this hospital made an appeal for
blood shortly after the attacks. the response was so great that they have had to hold off. the response was so great, they are really at capacity for their ability to take blood donations for patients who are being treated. one of the things we can tell you is there are three belgians and a british citizen who remain in intensive care and speaking more broadly about the other hospitals involved, there are 61 patients who continue to be in intensive care and four are in a coma. and that is making it difficult for officials to come up with an identification, because, as you can imagine in these crisis situations, people don't necessarily have their personal effects with them, don't have i.d. on them when they are brought in to these trauma centers. that remains a big question as just in the 48 hours that this has happened. caring for the victims but also trying to make sure to get the word out to families.
all families have been identified and many at the bedside of the patients being treated here. chris? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much for that update. we're obviously going to continue to follow that as well. there was a doctor at a military hospital who described some of the wounds that he was seeing are like war wounds with the shrapnels and the burns. we'll keep you posted. in the meantime, stories of heroism are starting to emerge and one particularly unique in that it proved critical to the investigation. i want to bring in christopher dickey. this is a great story that you wrote, christopher. it's about a cab driver. we always hear, if you see something, say something. this turned out to be pivotal. >> exactly. there was a driver who had a sedan and he picked up the suicide bombers, as it turned out. they couldn't fit all of their bags in the car. they ordered a van to begin with. he took them to the airport.
when he heard what had happened, he immediately contacted the police and took them back to the apartment where he picked them up and that's where they found the bomb-making factory. that's where they found 15 kilos of tatp and raw materials to make many more bombs. what is interesting about this, we believe that that driver, whose name hasn't been released, is of moroccan dissent. he comes from the same kind of general background that the terrorists did. he's on the side of society and civilization, not violent jihad. >> you and i were talking and i talk to a lot of people in this crowd. very deliberately muslims and christians, friends, coming here together because they want to make a showing that this is not something that people should make assumptions about. a -- what was it about the
bomber that made this cab driver suspicious? >> the bags were incredibly heavy and they didn't want him to touch it. tatp is an extremely volatile material. >> terrorists want people to take sides. >> sure. >> tell us about that. >> they want to take all of these people that we see, coming out here, muslims in europe, part of european society, what isis wants to do is separate them as much as possible from the european society by using terror to make nonmuslim europeans angry and hostile, to make these people feel more angry than ever, to take away the gray zone from those trying to live in both cultures and societies. that's what isis wants to destroy and create a civil war in europe, if they can. >> it often is people who live in this community who are muslims and have the information that will help the police. >> without their help, there's
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what is the scene like there, cal? >> reporter: it's very, very erie, i have to say. a few hours ago it was packed. all over the windows in this main square, all of the curtains are closed. and when you talk to people here, they say they are expecting raids in this neighborhood, as you mentioned, this is where the majority of sort of the muslim community here in this city resides. kids have just been let out of school and they look like they are headed straight home. door number 30, that's where the arrest took place last week of abdeslam. the mood here, i have to say, very, very quiet and erie. you talk to people, they worry that not only are the police going to come through this area again, they worry that the media is drawing negative attention to the community. we spoke of people here all day. and there's some criticism about
the international media descending on this place. they view it as a potential sort of stereotype. and they don't like it. they want people to focus not only on the conflicts in the middle east but the effect that it is having here. we met people from morocco, syria and iraq. there's a great deal of concern here and it seems to be growing throughout the day. i think people are expecting that there will be some police activity here as this investigation expands, chris. >> do they feel the sort of -- i guess it's what all the officials here have said, that this is a jihadi hotbed and they've put numbers to that. do they feel it's mistaken or want people to know that, in addition to that, there are other law-abiding citizens there? >> reporter: that's the critic that they have of the international media. when 30 europeans die in a bombing, it seems like everybody arrives.
what about syria? 8,000 people dead in one town. but i said this seems to be the place where attackers are coming from and people seem to brush that off. i think there is clearly an understanding that it is happening but not something people want to discuss on camera. it's not a message they want to put out. again, all you have to do is look at this balcony where five days ago we saw a terrorist dragged out and put on his knees and arrested and now potentially being extradicted to france. it's clearly something going on but people don't want to talk about it. >> cal perry, thank you so much. imagine being the mayor of that town. olivia sterns had a one-on-one with that mayor. >> power and authorities in belgium and the way the government is structured is really sliced and diced. it's very complicated. she has a civil authority and
anything to do with terrorism, that is the responsibility of the federal police. so when it comes to cracking down on terrorism, she said basically her hands were tied. i started the interview by asking her how the community was doing in the wake of the attacks. >> it's sad. it's shock about what has happened first in paris and now in brussels. and communities also anxious. anxious about what will happen in the next days and next month. >> several of the terrorists call this town their home. did you have any sense that they were under your nose for four months? >> well, they were very well organized. >> reporter: but did you hear anything? did you hear people say they were living here? >> no. absolutely nothing. >> reporter: so there is a list
of 80 names of people who live in your neighborhood with suspects and ties to terrorism. do you think the police are doing enough to look into these people? >> i think maybe their best but it's the radical movement and terrorism is a really new thing for us, for brussels. >> reporter: have you identified people that you feel are sympathetic to terrorism? >> well, we collect information but the investigation is the responsibility of the federal police, not of the local police. >> reporter: and are they doing enough to put a stop to it? >> well, they do what they can. >> reporter: with abdeslam, the main suspect of the paris terrorist attacks, do you feel like he could come out and walk around? would people protect him? in the last four months?
>> no. i don't think so. >> reporter: but his mom lives here? >> yes. >> reporter: and that's where the authorities found -- his mom lives right around here? >> yes. yes. yes. >> reporter: have you spoken with her? >> no. they live there just in the front of the house. >> reporter: so salah abdeslam's mom lives there on the square that she pointed out a moment ago. she said if anything good comes out of this, maybe the government will wake up to the fact that she really does have a problem in molenbeek which she says she's been trying to flag for two years she's been on the job. >> so what is being done to combat radicalization? >> the simple answer is, not enough. she's getting a few more police officers, 50 more police officers. there are going to be more surveillance cameras put in place, more intelligent police officers on the ground. a lot of that is just addressing the sim pymptoms, not the cause.
this is a very poor neighborhood. there's very little opportunity and the people who live there don't feel like they are integrated in belgium. they feel marginalized. >> olivia sterns, thanks so much. it's fascinating. up next, back at home a. brutal war of words erupting between republican candidates donald trump and ted cruz, getting so personal that now their wives are involved. steve kornacki has that including candidates talking tough on terror in the wake of the brussels attacks. we'll be right back. next for your business. accelerating innovation. accelerating next. hewlett packard enterprise. you're all set to book a flight using your airline credit card miles. and surprise! those seats sometimes cost a ridiculous number of miles, making it really hard to book the flight you want. luckily, there's a better way...
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>> here in belgium, we are far from this, but we also understand that it's unbelievable that trump has so much fans and i don't know how to say and it's -- i don't understand why. here in belgium, we are strong together and trump want to divide the person. >> and we -- with what he says with all of the speech that he has, i think it just quite unbelievable that he has so much people with him, people who listen to him, people who agree with him, for us in belgium, it's quite shocking. it's really shocking. >> have you been following the presidential race in the united states? donald trump? >> donald trump?
ah. i see him on the television. >> what do you think? >> he's a good man. i like him. i like him so much. he speak -- he have a good idea for the terrorists. >> and by the way, we just got word from the white house that the president got a new briefing this morning on what's going on here in brussels. there was a secure phone call with one of his counterterrorism officials, lisa monaco and he's directed her to keep him posted but also for the u.s. to provide whatever assistance they ask for over here. in the meantime, let me send it over to steve kornacki in new york for more of the growing number of republicans who want to take his job, especially donald trump and ted cruz. hey there, steve. >> chris, thank you for that. yes. as the primary battle moves to the next battleground, to the state of wisconsin, we have a new poll in that state this
morning showing a dead heat there. look at this. an emerson college poll shows ted cruz and donald trump neck-and-neck. cruz with a one-point advantage and john kasich a little farther back. wisconsin governor scott walker in an interview yesterday hinting that he's leaning towards a possible endorsement of ted cruz. let's go to hallie jackson in dane, wisconsin. she's been following ted cruz throughout this campaign. hallie, donald trump is ahead in this thing but if you're a republican, if you're ted cruz and you want to stop him, it looks like you have a real opportunity to stop him in wisconsin. >> reporter: that's why you've seen ted cruz put time and resources in this state and john kasich, too, for that matter. this is a place, as you talk about in that poll, it looks like it could be a three-way race. what does that mean for ted cruz who is headed here to this manufacturing facility in just a little bit? he's looking for support, not
just from voters here but obviously from the governor, from scott walker. you mentioned those comments that walker has made indicating that he believes that cruz is a good, solid conservative choice. and i'm paraphrasing here. walker saying that in the next few days or possibly right after easter he will make an endorsement decision. he wants to make sure his endorsement has an impact. what you will see the cruz campaign do, point to the endorsements that they've been receiving. the governor of utah, senator mike lee, the cruz campaign are trying to say these endorsements prove that we have coalesced a bunch of the conservative party. that's not something that is translated yet in polling. cruz has not yet picked up states that are less conservative. for example, devery well in utah. the real test for him will be wisconsin which can be seen as
more moderate and on its surface may not be a state where cruz was thought to have played well. if he can do well in wisconsin, the state has more ammo to say, yeah, we can win a general election. we can pull together different segments of the party. all of this coming to a head in less than two weeks, steve. hopefully when it does, there will be better weather in april. >> hallie jackson on the cruz beat. thanks for that. let me bring in nick, a poll l political reporter. wisconsin has been going for democrats for a while now but i think it's a state that holds strongly in two directions. the republicans are pretty conservative and the democrats are pretty liberal. >> i think you're going to see a very split decision. it's not just the republicans but the democrats and a very split republican party in
wisconsin where you have ideological conservatives who would tend towards cruz and then you have, as you've seen in other states with donald trump, this sort of very angry, very active, very disgruntled group of voters which seem to be trending more towards donald trump. >> this was this morning, we talk about the establishment endorsements cruz is suddenly getting. this was lindsey graham on "morning joe" this morning be g making his case for ted cruz. he's been criticized a lot by cruz and they have said a lot of nasty things about cruz. this is how he's trying to explain it now. >> how can you raise money for ted cruz when you don't believe he would be that good of a president? >> i think he's a republican. i think he's conservative. i think donald trump is a con man. i think he would destroy the republican party. i have differences with ted cruz that are well known. but i think we share the same political dna and i think he's a
reliable conservative and mr. trump is not. john kasich would be the best nominee but doesn't have a chance. >> nick, is this a marriage that can work, the republican establishment that wants to stop donald trump with their one-time nemesis, ted cruz? will that work? >> no. there is chapter and verse on how much these people dislike personally and politically ted cruz over the years. i think voters turning and and flipping to back him as what it is, panic against donald trump. and i'm not sure that having all the party bigwigs and failed candidates at the campaign embrace this one guy who everyone knows they dislike is the recipe for beating donald trump or for persuading people he should not be the nominee. >> there's also this issue of the wives and their involvement or they have been brought into this by others. there was an ad from an anti
super pac in utah that showed pictures of donald trump's wife. he said that's the cruz campaign doing. the campaign says that wasn't us, that was a super pac. trump then retweeted last night this sort of crude depiction of his wife versus ted cruz's wife and then megyn kelly this morning, of course, they have had their differences, megyn kelly taking that trump retweet from last night and in the last hour saying, "seriously." what is the effect? is it an unlikely topic? i guess it become what is the effect of this? >> it puts off a lot of women voters and already ted cruz and donald trump have problems with women overall and there hasn't been a republican president who has won women since ronald reagan and have only won by mitigating the loss of women to 5 percentage points to democrats. so going back and forth and
talking about who hates women more, who loves women more and hitting so personally on their wives doesn't help at all. >> jane newton-small, nick, thanks for your time. up next, we're going to take you back to brussels. growing questions there about what went wrong and could the latest terrorist attacks could have been prevented? every day you read headlines about businesses being hacked and intellectual property being stolen. that is cyber-crime and it affects each and every one of us. microsoft created the digital crimes unit to fight cyber-crime. we use the microsoft cloud to visualize information so we can track down the criminals. when it comes to the cloud, trust and security are paramount. we're building what we learn back into the cloud to make people and organizations safer.
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fingerprints were found there which led them to the home on friday where the miraculous raid happened. everybody was celebrating. finally, we found the last guy and the cell. life might be easier in brussels, maybe safer and everybody let their guard down and four days later we have a big attack. now this is -- lockdown is the new normal here. >> this is your home. >> yes. >> how do you feel or what do you know about security, intelligence and about the ability to stop these kinds of things from happening? >> that's a really good question. i mean, i take the metro to work which is right below our officers. i go to the airport all the time. there are 19 different municipalities, communes within brussels. each one has their own mayor and police force. there's so much disorganization. >> and they are not sharing
whatever intelligence they may get, is the criticism? >> right. there's a criticism of just sharing information within europe but down to the microlevel of communes and mu s nis pal teas. in brussels, you have two people, flemish and french and they don't want to speak to each other in the same language. french people will -- flemish people respond in dutch and it's impossible to have the united front against this force, these terrorism cells. i obviously feel extremely vulnerable. i have to stay here and figure out how to live my life. does that mean not taking the subway anymore to work, does that mean walking, taking cabs? maybe choosing not to travel as much. it's like -- this is life in brussels. >> and one set of examples of the complexities of this problem. tara, thank you so much for talking to us. come back. >> thanks. that's going to do it for
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