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>> i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syr syria. >> happening now the cnn "newsro "newsroom," president obama admitting he underestimated the isis threat but says america is the indispensable nation in this fight. so what's the plan now? >> the result is going to be an assassination. i'm afraid the only way we're going to have a change. >> protecting the president. the secret service up to the task? a blistering new report picks apart how the agency handled a shooting at the white house. >> protests, tear gas, pepper
spray. we're live on the streets of hong kong as tens of thousands of people fight for democracy. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning, i'm randi kaye incostello this morning. we begin in hong kong were more than 40 people have been injured. protesters are demanding beijing reverse course on new election rules limiting the number of candidates running for the city's chief executive post. this video from the south china "morning post" shows protesters trying to escape suffocating clouds of tear gas. just look at that. police say they have used "suitable force" which included pepper spray and rubber bullets. some protesters have covered
themselves in plastic wrap and goggles to protect themselves from that tear gas. meanwhile, the prime time newscast on cctv, china's state run news station, avoided all mention of these protests and the only time hong kong came up is when discussing joint celebrations for independence day, which is wednesday. hard to imagine. ivan watson is live in hong kong for us. ivan is there in that square surrounded by all those people. ivan, what's happening around you right now? >> randi, there's been a boycer theous rally where the hordes of demonstrators were singing "anthems" and chanting "resign" the local government in hong kong but fortunately this day, monday, and the night here, has been peaceful. we have not seen signs of clashes or the tear gas that the security forces were using in
there t pre-dawn hours and last night against demonstrators. if anything, there's a real volunteer grass-roots youth driven effort. i'm standing next to piles of donated things. everything from bottles of water, it's sweltering hot out here, to surgical masks and fever strips to the crowds of people. food. people just walk up and hand you food here in the streets here. it's important to give you a sense of place. i'm standing in the middle of what's supposed to be an eight-lane highway, the most important road transportation line, artery, through the heart of this commercial financial hub and it has been occupied now for more than 24 hours. but what is largely a youth driven movement. these are teenagers. they are people in their early 20s who are repeating one demand over and over again, for more
democracy for free and fair elections in 2017 and they're standing up not only to their own authorities here in hong kong but to the much more powerful entity of the chinese central government, the ruling communist party which on mainland china uses much more draconian methods and much more violence to shut down immediately public shows of disse dissent, methods that have not been used here in this this former british colony. randi? >> given what's happening there, are they getting traction? has there been any response from beijing on the protesters' demands? >> the central government has declared, as the hong kong government has, that this -- these actions are illegal. that these are the works of a group of radicals.
what i've seen a remarkably well-behaved, enormous group of young people. nobody's even smoking cigarettes or drinking beer in the crowd. and there's a roar now coming through the crowd but, again, in mainland china, this simply wouldn't be tolerated and there is much more censorship, much more authoritarian system of government in mainland china and that is what these young people are worried will be imposed on them as they say that they have seen some of their freedoms chipped away at over the course of the past year by the hong kong officials and by the central government. so this is really a large group of young people standing up to a
very powerful government that has shown very little reluctance to use force in the past to crush people who challenge it. randi? >> i van, how long were they able to stay there? you were hit with tear gas, how long before police try to disperse this crowd again? >> well, we saw a much bigger police presence sunday night and in the early morning hours, much more willing to use force against these demonstrators and then they pulled back throughout the day so there is a token police presence here. police officers who are not armed, who are not wearing riot control -- riot protective gear but for the most part those security forces have pulled back. when the police used more heavy handed methods, when they used
pepper spray on demonstrators on friday, when they detained dozens and arrested dozens of protest ledders it seemed to only add more fuel to this fire of civil disobedience here and brought more people out. when people were hit with tear gas, as we were last night here on these very streets, it only made people angry and after they initially dispersed they came back in larger numbers. those methods basically become fired. those non-lethal crowd control methods and in the wake of that, the hong kong authorities have released some of the demonstrators and the student leaders that they had detained in a clear sign of cooperation. that also hasn't reduced the anger and the show of defiance that you see around me. >> ivan watwatson, an ahas amaz
scene o. think that's supposed to be a highway, eight lanes, so amazing. an oklahoma man is expected to be charged with murder after going on a knife attack decapitating his co-worker. the man has been in trouble for years. now the oklahoma state trooper says he wishes she had taken steps to prevent him from harming anyone else. >> i wish i'd have killed him, you know? i -- i never -- i was never afraid of him or i would have. my thoughts and prayers are with those victims. i can't help but think i just wish things were different, that's all.
>> nolen's mother speaking out saying the man accused is not the son she knows and loves. >> i know what they're saying that he done but i'm going to tell you this, that's not my son. there's two sides to every story and we're only hearing one. his family, our hearts bleed right now. because what they're saying alton has done, i want to apologize to both families because this is not alton. >> joining me now, cnn justice correspondent pamela brown is in washington and criminal defense attorney danny a value los is in philadelphia. pam, let me start with you. the feds say they don't see a link between that case and terrorism. where do things stand in the investigation at this point? >> that's right. we know they have interviewed
alton knoll len and at this point they're saying it doesn't appear his action this is friday when he allegedly beheaded one of his co-workers was not motivated by terrorist ideology. i'm become told it doesn't appear he was motivated by any terrorist groups, including isis. we expect him to be charged today with murder and attempted murder. but we are being told that there were some alarming facts that investigators have uncovered as part of this investigation that is concerning. we have learned that nolen converted to islam in prison and he was trying to convert his co-workers to become muslim and we're also being told that there was a koran and two prayer rugs found in his car and there were also some alarming facebook postings showing his extremist views. but beyond that, i'm being told, randi, that this was more of a workplace violence issue, a crime of passion. he was fired just before that. it was for a combination of
factors, i'm being told, due to his work performance as well as his disruptive behavior trying to convert his co-workers to islam. but at this point, again, i'm being told there is no connection to terrorism, randi. >> danny, nolen is expected to be charged with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. he also has a pretty extensive rap sheet. is there a chance that because of that these charges could be upgraded? >> well, they can't be upgraded any more than first degree murder. that's the most of the most. however, when that will come into play is if he is convicted the potential penalties in oklahoma for first degree murder are death, life without parole, or life with the possibility of parole. then the court will look at, as they do in many jurisdictions, aggravating factors. one of the main aggravating factors is your prior record. specifically in o.k. fok you've been convicted of a crime of violence, which it appears this
defendant will have been convicted of a prior crime of violence. there's other aggravating factors like causing a substantial risk of harm to other people which clearly sounds like the case here. so what that will effect, if he is convicted of first degree murder, is the aggravation or the penalty phase and that will be, believe me, a substantial aggravating factor leaning towards the death penalty. >> and, pam, oklahoma city police now are probing -- which is hard to believe given what we're already hearing in this case -- a second separate beheading threat. what do you know about that one? >> we just received the affidavit from my colleague deb debra fay rick and a man threatened one of his colleagues telling her she was part of isis and saying to her that isis kills people and at that point he was on the authority's radar, they were investigating him but the charges were elevated after
this incident in moore, oklahoma, friday to a terrorist charge. before that it was a misdemeanor so, of course, this is really concerning in light of what happened in moore, of course. investigators are going to figure out if there's a connection between these two men, whether they attended the same mosque, anything connecting them. i'm being told at this point there's no connection but it's certainly bizarre that we have two incidents, one alleged beheading the other a threat of beheading in the workplace in the same vicinity. it's very curious. this is something investigators will want to look at. >> let me ask you about that. the second individual was arrested on this terrorism threat and his colleagues said the man told her he actually represented isis in this case which is different from the other case inolen. is that enough to show a link to terrorism? how will the officials make their case on this one? >> it's a really interesting issue because the federal government is not -- we need to understand, the federal
government's nexus, they have control or jurisdiction other acts of terrorism but they have the discretion over whether or not to prosecute. so they have to analyze whether his intent is sufficiently tied to terrorism to give the federal government that connection so they can exercise their jurisdiction and if they can, do they actually want to? the reality is the federal government arguably has jurisdiction over all kinds of threats that involve any act of terrorism. the real question is do they have the resources or the inclination to prosecute all of them? so they'll look at whether, in fact, he has any connection to isis or if just the mere threat alone is enough that the federal government will choose to exercise its substantial jurisdiction over acts of terrorism. but because this is likely a local crime as well, the federal government might do what it does in many instances which is leave a threat like this to the local law that prosecutes it and
decline to extend jurisdiction. >> danny zef value los, pamela brown, thank you both. still to come, president obama makes a strong statement on isis saying his team underestimated the growing terror group. we'll talk to congresswoman marcia black burn about all of that coming up next. come on! let's hide in the attic. no. in the basement. why can't we just get in the running car? are you crazy? let's hide behind the chainsaws. smart. yeah. ok. if you're in a horror movie, you make poor decisions. it's what you do. this was a good idea. shhhh. be quiet. i'm being quiet. you're breathing on me! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. head for the cemetery!
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as president obama and his international coalition strike isis strongholds inside iraq and syria, even the commander-in-chief now admits the terror group was more powerful than they first believed. >> well, i think our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper, has acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> he didn't say that -- just say that we underestimated isil. he said "we overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the iraqi army, to fight." >> that's true. that's absolutely true. >> that was the president last night on "60 minutes," placing the blame for isis 'un expected growth right on the shoulders of his director of national intelligence, claims clapper. you remember it was clapper who told the "washington post" this month earlier this "we underestimated isil and overestimated the fighting capability of the iraqi army. i didn't see the collapse of the
iraq security force in the north coming. i didn't see it." to talk more about this, i'm joined by tennessee come wo congresswoman marcia black burn. the president admits to underestimating isis. you heard it on "60 minutes." they have a plan in place which you supported. what more do you want them to do? >> well, first of all, i think it's important that we acknowledge that the president says they learned a lesson, they underestimated and my hope is that if it took him six years to get to this point that he is going to be aggressive going forward. now, we also know that general austin had briefed him that they needed to have that residual force in iraq and we're seeing now that they're going to leave a residual force in afghanistan. all of that is good. as we move forward, i think what we have to recognize is what we
are hearing is people are saying this is not going to be a few weeks or a couple of days of air strikes, this is going to take some time to deal with isis, isil, and khorasan and all the al qaeda splinter groups. so my hope is -- and i agree with senator barrasso and speaker boehner, congress should go back to d.c. we should have a debate on this. we should be given those classified briefings, because the american people want to make certain we take the steps to protect the homeland, that they are free to go about their daily lives living their lives here in a country that is safe and secure and there is nothing more important right now than the security agenda. and making certain that we do everything to protect this nation. >> well, congress seems to be very concerned right now, though, about getting the word out in the midterm election. so you're saying you're willing to go back?
>> absolutely i'm willing to go back. there is nothing more important than providing for the common defense and making certain that we are making wise decisions on that. we -- as i said, you look at what happened in iraq and the president did not listen to the command team and i have to tell you, randi, the american people aren't interested in blaming this one or blaming that one. what they want is the job done. we know that this is a threat, we know it's a growing threat, we know there are issues in syria, we know there are issues in iraq, we are looking at the prospect of the southern border, the impact there, terrorist linked individuals coming across that southern border or the northern border. people want to make certain that they are safe and secure and able to live their lives and that we are going to protect those freedoms here. >> so the president certainly wants the job done, too, as he says. he says to win this fight, though, iraqis have to hold up their end of the deal. so listen to what he said.
>> with the allies, with their ground troops and if we do our job right and the iraqis fight then over time our role can slow down and taper off. the iraqis have to be willing to fight. >> now, americans say they don't want a ground war and, in fact, a new cnn/orc poll shows six out of ten oppose ground troops in the fight against isis. so do you think in terms of how this conflict can be won, can it be won without american boots on the ground? >> we need all options on the table at this point in time. and the president needs to talk a little bit more about who all is going to be in the broad coalition. it's coming to us in bits and pieces and we welcome every country, every country comes in. >> are you opposed to boots on the ground or would you welcome it? >> we need to leave all options on the table and there again it's inappropriate to say i'm
for this or against this or we're going to do this or not do this and we don't need to have everybody in congress and the senate trying to be a commander in chief. we have one commander-in-chief, we have one joint chiefs of staff, we need to be listening to those that are there and then taking the advice of the commanders in the field. as i said, go back to when we came out of iraq and general austin had recommended 24,000 troops be left in iraq. having that presence around the globe, that makes stones the american people. because they have family members that are deployed all around the globe helping keep the peace. we are the ones that take the lead in keeping the peace. and we know much of that peace comes through strength. so right now what you need is open minds, throng the wisdom of those that are a part of the
command team and then thoughtful, wise decisions being made with the end goal in mind, annihilate isis, keep the homeland safe, get rid of this al qaeda and this terrorist threat. now, what the recipe is going to be i don't know. >> i understand you're keeping your options open. we heard that loud and clear. congresswoman marsha black burn of tennessee, thank you. >> isis fighters are setting their sights on a city that would allow them to establish a key supply route. officials in kobani fear if their city falls a massacre could occur. residents are out of water, have no electricity and food supplies are running low. there have been u.s. air strikes in the area but witnesses say those strikes have been limited and not at all well targeted. kurdish fighters near the turkish border have been calling for more effective air strikes to help them stop the advance of isis. joining me now, retired brigadier general mark kimmet. general, the u.s. and its allies
have conducted at least 275 air strikes against isis, 75 of those in syria. certainly sounds like a lot of firepower. why are they not as effective in syria? >> well, i think the main reason is because there hasn't been any follow-up from either the rebel forces or any other ground forces and i think congresswoman blackburn in your previous segment talked about that quite a bit. quitar tick letly. >> we know president obama has said no u.s. boots on the ground in the fight against isis but what about special ops forces. would that help to designate the sites in syria? is that a possibility? kimmi kimmitt. >> well, we have almost 1,500 to 2,000 troops in baghdad in a combat environment. perhaps not in a direct combat but certainly a combat environment and at risk of being
seriously wounded, maimed, or killed. as regards additional forces to come in, if we're going to enable the iraqi forces and the syrian rebels, we can't just lead from behind. it's important we enable where we can and in a specific situation that you're discussing, this notion of providing joint tactical air controllers, that could be a significant assistance to number one, make sure that the air strikes to go where we want them and, number two, that they're done with a level of precision that would mitigate the chance for collateral damage which will turn everyone against us. >> would you say isis has some sort of advantage in syria versus iraq? >> well, they certainly do. they find sanctuary, they find safe haven. it is an ungoverned space where they can operate freely without any worry about being attacked by anything more than a fairly non-robust syrian air force. that's why they chose syria. that's why they're operating out
of the syria. that's why the khorasan group moved into syria because they can operate generally with impunity. >> brigadier general mark kimmitt, thank you very much for your time. i'll be right back. slait your customers, our financing. your aspirations, our analytics. your goals, our technology. introducing synchrony financial,
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costello today. in an interview drawing a lot of scrutiny, president obama is opening up ant his administration and how it has handled isis. >> well, i think our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper, has acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> he didn't say that -- just say that we underestimated isil. he said we overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the iraqi army, to fight. >> that's true. that's absolutely true. >> but a former senior pentagon official is leveling sharp criticism at the president over those comments telling the daily beast "either the president doesn't read the intelligence he's getting or he's bsing." so let's talk about this. maria cardona is a cnn political commentator. ross due that the is an op-ed
columnist in for the "new york times." nice to see both of you. maria to you first on this. the president has gone from calling isis a jv team to saying eight months later that the u.s. underestimated the threat of isis in light of that, how would you respond to that former pentagon official's critique? >> randi, it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for "unnamed officials" to be backseat commanders in chief. especially those that don't see the depth and breadth the of intelligence the president is seeing and i think it's refreshing the president is acknowledging what the head of intelligence has acknowledged, that they underestimated the threat but i think more importantly, the american people should be focused on what are we doing about this moving forward? we have seen tremendous coalition forces coming together to really help the united states and iraq fight this and the president is right on when he says that this is not a fight or a war between isis and the
united states this is an existential threat to the countries in the region who we are now seeing in a historic way that are stepping up and taking responsibility and helping the united states really fight this. and i think that's incredibly important to acknowledge. >> ross, when asked in that "60 minutes" interview, the president would not call this will a war. he says the u.s. is assisting iraq in a battle on their soil and that it is in our interest, our best interest to do so. but a majority of americans worry that military action will develop, of course, into a larger war. should the president just call it a war? he kept calling it a war environment in that interview. >> yeah. this has been a persistent phenomenon with this administration, the use of very strange lang twooj describe military operations. when we were fighting in libya there was a similar extreme discomfort saying the u.s. was at war and they used terms like this is a kinetic military
operation. and there are interesting constitutional reasons for that even though congress may ultimately vote in some way, maybe in the new year, who knows, to authorize military action. there isn't a congressional vote forthcoming any time soon and as in libya the president is claiming authority to conduct this operation in this case under existing authorizations for use of military force but there's a desire not to say this is a war because then maybe there would be questions about what congress should be doing to vote about it. to maria's point, i think it's a little too soon to sort of congratulate anyone. our allies our ourselves on everything that other countries in the middle east or the iraqi government such as it is are doing at the moment and i think that, you know, looking back and looking ahead, the big story here has been the inability of groups from the iraqi army to even kurdish forces who are now fighting better but perform disappointingly, to deal with asis. and that's been the story all
along and it's likely to continue to be the story which is why we're having this debate about the possibility of u.s. ground troops. there so far isn't evidence that regional actors -- well, there's evidence they're capable of containing isis, at least with american air support but there isn't evidence they're capable of rolling them back. >> you know what, rantddi, i wod agree with most of what ross said but we need to acknowledge the historic stepping up of our allies. whether that's going to continue to gel and actually to what we need them to do, yes, of course that's a question. but the fact that they have stepped up in a way that they never have before i think is important and in terms of the iraqi forces, yes, they completely fell apart but now we're seeing that with the new iraqi government in place, which is another huge step in the right direction, we saw that one of the reasons why this vacuum happened and let these jihadist forces really gain steam in the
last eight months is because maliki refused to put in place a coalition government that included the sunnis. that is now changing and it's changing at a rapid pace and that's also important to acknowledge moving forward. >> i would just say that that is an -- it's obviously encouraging. it's encouraging maliki stepped down and so on but in terms of looking back on the president's own choices and this administration's choices over the last two years, i think it's pretty hard to argue that the white house didn't in some sense take its eye off the ball around iraq. i mean, you had john kerry sending a huge amount of time shuttling around the region on a major and ultimately failed push to restart israel/palestine peace talks at exactly the moment when the maliki government was sowing the seeds for isis' rise. so saying we've achieved in much i think is an implicit indictment of what the president
has basically acknowledged what the united states has done the last few years. >> i would think that's right but, again, let's focus on the positive and making sure we're doing what we need together with our allies to move forward to where we need to get to. >> let's hope there's positive to focus on soon. >> absolutely. i'm with you on that. thank you so much, maria, ross, nice to see you. i will be right back. ing to do ? who's going to make it happen? discover a new energy source. turn ocean waves into power. design cars that capture their emissions. build bridges that fix themselves. get more clean water to everyone. who's going to take the leap? who's going to write the code? who's going to do it? engineers. that's who. that's what i want to do. be an engineer. ♪ [ male announcer ] join the scientists and engineers of exxonmobil in inspiring america's future engineers. energy lives here.
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welcome back. let's check some top stories now. the faa is launching an internal review of security protocols at agency facilities. this after a fire broke out at the chicago air traffic center on friday. the faa hopes to have the chicago air traffic center back to full service in two weeks, october 13, they're saying. a u.s. doctor exposed to the ebola virus is now back on american soil. no details on the patient have been made available but officials at the national institutes of health say he was volunteering at an ebola treatment center in sierra le e leone. more than 30 people are dead after rescuers found their bodies at the summit of a japanese volcano that erupted saturday. crews started airlifting bodies out of an the summit of mount
ontake. cnn's will ripley has much more on that. >> reporter: this rose block is as close as we are safely allowed to get to mount ontake. you can see the emergency vehicles coming through here almost continuously that are carrying people who have been recovered from the mountain to the area where their bodies are identified. the ash continues to rain down on us here which is why we have helmets and we're wearing face masks at times when the air gets thick you can see the seismic activity continuing up on the mountain. the only people who are going up there are the rescuers who are putting their lives on the line to bring back injured survivors. and also bring back the victims, place them on ambulances, and carry them away. those ambulances come here to a former elementary school that has now turned into a morgue where the people who are pulled from the mountain are taken and identified. just a few minutes ago we watched another one of these
ambulances come and they pulled a body that was wrapped in cloth. it's a scene we've seen playing out here over and over again. after a body is positively identified, then it's time to notify the family. this man's son and girlfriend were on the summit just before the eruption. it's the same area where rescuers keep finding more bodies. you can feel his grief. it's a grief shared by so many families. their loved one climbed that mountain and now they're making their final journey home. will ripley, cnn, mount ontake, japan. >> incredible pictures. till to come, the world's largest diplomatic gathering and the leaders of two hot spots weighed into the escalating tensions in the middle east. a live report from the united nations. [ male announcer ] we all think about life insurance.
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we are watching the united nations general assembly. syria's deputy prime minister is going to speak any minute now and netanyahu is set to speak soon. let's bring in cnn's richard roth joining us live from the united nations. richard, from syria's deputy prime minister, what can we expect to hear? >> you can expect again probably denunciations about western involvement. it's going to be interesting to see whether the deputy prime minister refers and how he
refers to the air strikes. over 50 u.s. coalition air strikes inside syria against isis targets. in the past, the speeches from the general assembly roster by this same person have been strident against western involvement and backing rebel groups which syria likes to refer to as truces. >> on friday, palestinian leader mahmoud abbas spoke about genocide against the palestinians. are we expecting netanyahu to respond to that accusation directly today? >> oh, i'm sure he will. his foreign minister just issued some sharp criticism of abbas saying that everything to him is an insult but we believe that the israeli leader will target iran and its leadership much more. that's always been the bigger concern, despite the fighting in gaza that lasted for weeks and the heavy casualty totals there. israel still remains very firm in its criticism and its alarm
about iran and its nuclear program as talks and deals swirl on the sidelines regarding the nuclear program. israel is already saying it will be a bad deal if there is a deal. >> certainly things getting interesting there at the u.n.. richard roth, thank you very much. i will be right back. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is.
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because next thing you know, a photo of number 7 the calf was on number 7 the quarterback's official web page. >> each cow's markings are like fingerprints so no two cows have the same spots. >> reporter: this isn't the first time spots ended up in the spotlight. first there was mickey moo whose marks looked so much like mickey mouse that disney spent an undisclosed amount to acquire the cow. but the one who looked like she was metaphorically scratching her head was question mark. she has since gone on to the great unknown in the sky, but i had the honor of meeting the quizzical cow. does she have any other punctuation marks on her? any periods or exclamation points? question mark went on to have bit parts. >> the old cow we smeared with new cow scent. >> reporter: questionable roles in movies such as "someone like you." now that she's gone there's no question who's inherited the top spot. but, you know, baby ben 7 really is lucky.
i mean really, really lucky. as one poster noted, one day he will be used for some roethlisbergers. it's true that the daughterry farm where ben was born normally keeps the girls and sells the boys for eventual slaughter. but baby ben's 7 makes him so special he'll be spared and put on display. you're promising baby ben won't become a roth lisberger? >> not on our watch will he become roethlisbergers. >> lucky 7 saved from the grill. here's hoping he'll end up where old quarterbacks do -- put out to pasture. genie moose, cnn, new york. . >> let's hope he's put out to pasture. thanks so much for joining me today. i'm randi kaye. "@ this hour" starts right after a quick break. .
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