The couple accused of carrying out the San Bernadino attack was reportedly viewing ISIS propaganda prior to their deadly rampage.
A source told CBS News that the pair were looking at ISIS propaganda online.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2015
Chaz Harrison, a friend of attacker Syed Farook, described the Muslim man as “very passionate” about his religion. “I never knew he would be this extreme,” Harrison told CBS News. “I know he didn’t want to be here, his wife didn’t want to be here (USA). She was a pharmacist in her country,” he added.
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Former CIA operative Robert Baer told CNN the couple employed ISIS tactics. “The tactics that they adopted in taking down this place were exactly ISIS tactics,” he said. “Now I’m not saying ISIS was behind this, inspired it, they haven’t claimed it or anything like that, but the tactics suggest they were taught in the Middle East or they simply were on websites and got some sort of training,” Baer explained to CNN.
“What disturbs me is this was a military assault. The fake pipe-bomb that was thrown out of the car to break contact with the police; the remote-controlled detonated device left inside the building; two shooters; a lot of ammunition. These people had some training, some sort of commitment to this,” Baer said.
The intelligence analyst further observed, “[I]t’s clear to me that when they decide to take on the police and fire back on them that they were ready to die. They looked like they were martyrs to me. And I’ll go out on a limb, I’m convinced right now until proven otherwise, that this was international terrorism.”
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