tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN September 9, 2013 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
didn't exist. and. >> i love your confidence in the intelligence agency. >> fortunately, we're double checking, and we have it on tape. >> here's another thing we do agree on. your opinion matters. you can weigh in on our fire back question via facebook or twitter. if you are are congress, would you authorize a vote to strike syria? right now only 19% say yes. 81% say no. >> the debate continues online. from the left i'm stephanie cutter. >> on the right, i'm newt gingrich. erin burnett out front starts right now. out front, will america lead a military strike against syria. president obama spoke with wolf blitzer today. and we're going to take you inside the bomb lab.
and george zimmerman detained by police after his wife said he threatened her with a gun. we have the 911 call with right here. good evening, everyone. i'm erin bush nit. the president backs off from a strike on syria. president obama tells cnn he's leaving the door open to averting a military strike but that the u.s. must keep up the pressure on syrian president assad. you are going to hear wolf blitzer's interview with the president in a moment. and we hear from marco rubio. did the president convince him? is he on board with this new idea? we'll hear from marco rubio. and then -- >> he can turn over every single
bit of his weapons in the next week. all of it. without delay and allow a full and total accounting for that. but he isn't about it do it, and it can't be done, obviously. >> he isn't about to do it and can't be done obviously, sort of walking the proposal back. it got a lot of momentum. russia, and france jumped on it. meanwhile, assad also on television today with charlie rose, defiant and warning america of retaliation if there is a strike. >> you would expect everything, not necessarily through the government. it's not only the governments are not the only player in this region. >> tell me what you mean by expect everything. >> expect every action. >> expect every action. senator rubio is standing by. we begin, though, with the president's conversation with
wolf blitzer. >> mr. president, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> this latest idea floated by john kerry picked up by the russians, is it possible this could avert a u.s. military strike on syria? >> it's possible if it's real. and, you know, i think it's certainly a positive development with the russians and the syrians both make gestures towards dealing with these chemical weapons. this is what we've been asking for not just over the last week or the last month, but for the last couple of years, because these chemical weapons pose a significant threat to all nations and to the united states in particular. that's why 98% of humanity has said we don't use these. that protects our troops. and it protects children like the ones that we saw in those videos inside of syria. so it is a potentially positive development. i have to say that it's unlikely that we would have arrived at that point where there were public statements like that
without a credible military threat to deal with the chemical weapons used inside of syria, but we're going to run this to ground. and john kerry and the rest of my national security team will engage with the russians and the international community to see, can we arrive at something that is enforceable and serious, you know, one reason that this may have a chance of success is even syria's allies like iran detest chemical weapon, iran, unfortunately was the target of chemical weapons at the hands of saddam hussein during the iraq/iran war. we may be able to arrive at a consensus where it doesn't solve the underlying problems of a civil war in syria, but the problem that i'm worried about right now where you don't have 400 children gassed indiscriminately by these chemical weapons. >> not only control the stockpiles of chemical weapons,
but then go ahead and destroy them. he's ready to take that to the u.n. security council. that's a whole lot better than deterring the syrians from going ahead and using these chemical weapons. >> absolutely. and we're going to take this seriously, but i have to consistently point out that we have not seen these kinds of gestures up until now. and in part, the fact that the u.s. administration and i have said we are serious about this, i think, has prompted some interesting conversations. and these are conversations that i've had directly with mr. putin. when i was at the g-20 we had some time to discuss this, and i believe that mr. putin does not see that use of chemical weapons as a good thing inside of syria or any place else, so it's possible that we can get a breakthrough, but it's going to have to be followed up on, and we don't want just a stalling or delaying tactic to put off the pressure that we have on there
right now. we have to maintain this pressure, which is why i'll still be speaking to the nation tomorrow about why i think this is so important. >> is this bashar al-assad's last chance? >> i think it is important for assad to understand that you know, the chemical weapons ban, which has been in place, is one that the entire civilized world, just about, respects and observes. it's something that protects our troops. even when we're in the toughest war theaters, from being threatened by these chemical weapons. it's something that protects women and children and civilians, because these weapons, by definition are indiscriminate. they don't just target somebody in uniform. and, you know, i suspect that some of assad's allies recognize the mistake he made in using these weapons, and it may be that he is under pressure from
them as well. you know, again, this doesn't solve the underlying terrible conflict inside of syria, but if we can accomplish this limited goal without taking military action, that would be my preference. on the other hand, if we don't maintain and move forward with a credible threat of military pressure, i do not think we will actually get the kind of agreement i'd like to see. >> you're being seen right now on cnn and on cnn international around the world. >> right. >> including in damascus. >> right. >> what i'd like to you do, mr. president, if you're amenable to doing it, look directly into the camera, speak specifically to bashar al-assad. tell him what he must do to avert a military strike. >> i don't need to talk into the camera, he's got people watching this. we' we've been very clear about what we expect. and that is do not use chemical weapons.
control the chemical weapons, and because now we've seen the willingness to use chemical weapons, we're going to have to go further and give the international community assurances that they will not be used, potentially by getting them out of there. at minimum making sure that international control over those chemical weapons takes place. that can be accomplished. and it does not solve the broader political situation. i would say to mr. assad, we need a political settlement so that you're not slaughtering your own people. and by the way, encouraging some elements of the opposition to engage in some terrible behavior as well. you know, what i'm thinking about is right now, though, how do we make sure that we can verify that we do not have chemical weapons that can be used not only inside of syria, but potentially could drift outside of syria. >> he said in an interview with charlie rose, that if you, the united states, attack, launch military strikes, he says he will respond anything, he said
expect anything. >> yeah. >> not only from him, but from his allies. that sounds like a threat to the united states. >> yeah. mr. assad doesn't have a lot of capability. he has capability relative to children. he has capability relative to an opposition that is still getting itself organized. and or not professional, trained fighters. he doesn't have a credible means to threaten the united states. his allies, iran, and hezbollah, could potentially engage in asymmetrical strikes against us. but frankly, the kind of threats that they could pose against us are typical. kinds of threats that we're dealing with around the world that i've spoken of recently, which is embassies that are being threatened. u.s. personnel in the region. those are threats that we deal with on an ongoing basis. they are always of concern, obviously we saw the situation in yemen just a few weeks ago
where we wanted to respond by getting some of our folks out of there. but the notion that mr. assad could significantly threaten the united states is just not the case. >> one final quick question. 9/11. the anniversary their wednesday. should the americans expect some sort of attack? >> i think we are always on heightened alert on 9/11. and we will continue to be. you know, what we've seen over the last decade is because of the heroism of our troops. because of enormous sacrifices of them and their families, america is safer than it was right before 9/11. but we still have threats out there, particularly outside of the homeland. and we also have lone wolf threats as we saw during the boss tomorrow marathon bombing. so we have to remain vigilant. we're not going to be able to protect ourselves 100% of the time against every threat.
but what we can do is make sure that we understand these threats are real. we have to be prepared. but, not overreact in ways that boy tensionally compromise our values and ideals over the long run. >> mr. president, thank you. >> thank you. wolf blitzer is out front. the president in your interview appeared to be backing away from aggressive military response to syria. we thought he was going to be trying to make the case, but instead, it seemed to be very different, talking about this proposal from john kerry, things have changed in the past few hours it seems. >> yeah. it's changed dramatically from the past few hours when the secretary of state floated this idea of some sort of diplomatic solution to the russians formally putting it on the table. then getting them to go ahead saying he's open to that.
then getting ban ki moon to look at it. now all of a sudden the president's saying that could potentially be a breakthrough, could avert a u.s. military strike. so it's a dramatic shift in developments. i don't know how realistic this is. but certainly he's leaving that option open. if you were listening closely, he did say that when he met on the so-called margins on the sidelines at the g-20 summit with president putin, they talk billion this very idea. he said mr. putin does not see the use of chemical weapons as a good thing inside of syria or any place else. he says he discussed it with him. maybe there's more that happened behind the scenes. if assad is willing to do what we're proposing, that wouldn't resolve the whole crisis by any
means but it would avert any military strikes. >> you know john kerry's sentence then is well of course this is basically ridiculous and impossible to do. but everyone seems to be jumping on it. this is a president under a lot of pressure on this issue, going to be addressing the american people tomorrow. obviously was doing the television interviews today to try to set up with the american people. what struck you about what the president did not say? >> well, he didn't say anything in the sense that if for example the congress, the house and the senate rejected, rejected this resolution, authorizing the use of military force he would then either go ahead or not do it, he didn't get into any of that, because the slightest, dramatic diplomatic development certainly changed the tone of not only my interview, but the five other interviews that he did with other news anchors on this day before he delivers his address to the nation tomorrow night.
so, you know, it wasn't the same kind of interview we would have seen if there wouldn't have been their potential break through, and let me take you behind the scenes a little bit, erin. he seemed very relaxed. he seemed very at ease. he knows he's got a huge, if not impossible strug toll win a vote of confidence in the house of representatives. he almost seemed relieved that the russians have put this proposal forward. the syrians have apparently tentatively accepted it. he almost seemed to take a deep sigh of relief that maybe there was a possibility of reaching out and doing something without military strike which he clearly has no great stomach to do. >> thank you. and a reminder to our viewers, when john kerry put that idea out, he said basically, i'm just saying this. this is something that could absolutely never happen. well, could it? would it get support in congress? republican senator marco rubio,
exclusively next responds to the president. plus a look into america's top secret bomb lab. if syria was to strike, this is the place that would be the nerve center of finding out what happened. tonight, for the first time, cameras go inside. then to the man to was convicted of driving drunk. and george zimmerman wife calls 911 on him. >> is he inside now? >> no, he's in his car, and he continually has his hand on his gun. and he keeps saying step closer. he's just threatening all of us with his firearm. >> step closer and what? >> and he's going to shoot us.
our second story out front, exclusive, the republican response. now you just heard the president tell cnn he's open to not striking syria. one frontrunner for 2016 says -- i thought we were going to make the president make his case for a strike in these interviews. but instead we heard him say john kerry's proposal to avoid a streak on syria, which would be for syria to turn over else chemical weapons -- all of them -- is on the table. were you surprised? >> it was the first i'd heard of it. i think it's kind of early to react in depth about it because there's questions about it. it would be ideal if assad no longer had possession of chemical weapons. it is still a national security
interest of the unit to sigh the syrian people have a chance to remove assad from power. as far as the proposal that secretary kerry mentioned today, it's the first we've harold about it. there's a lot of questions i would want to ask about how that would work. but certainly anything to take chemical weapons out of the hands of assad is something we would consider. >> he said i could turn every bit of his chemical weapons over in the national community in the next week, but then i said he isn't about it do it and it can't be done obviously. so he basically said this is a ridiculous proi posal. but thin the president jumped onto it. is this a deal that you could see yourself supporting? i know you said it's complicated. >> there's a couple questions i would have. of course nobody's against a plan to would get chemical weapons out of the hands of assad. beyond that is correct there would be strong verification that it's happened.
syria's an active war zone. it's not exactly easy to go down there and patrol. i'd have concerns about how those weapons are transported out of there. these convoys could be ambushed. it's the first i hear of it. so i'm reacting to something we've only known about for a couple of hours. when secretary kerry mentioned it earlier today, he did it along the lines as you described, something that's not going to happen. >> is this the president's way of backing away from a strike? i know you're not for a strike. you've been for helping the rebels instead. does this make the president look unsure or ambivalent or worse, weak? >> i don't want to say anything that undermines the u.s.'s position. for two year, the administration has not made the case as to why
syria matters. and i will confess, there are people in my own party who have gone around for two years arguing that we shouldn't care what's happening in syria. we should care what's happening in syria. it is a vital security interest to the unit. the second question is what do we do about it. i always believe and continue to believe that the best outcome is for assad to be removed by his own people, and the u.s. should do what they can to make that facilitated. i thought it would have been a lot easier to do that a year ago, two years ago. accomplishing that has gotten more difficult because of these foreign fighters that have poured into syria. >> are you still open to arming the rebels? >> yeah. >> john kerry says 15 to 25% fighting there could be al qaeda linked. are you willing to let the winds get in their hands? >> that's the question. these fighters that are doing these horrible things weren't there two years ago.
they took advantage of a vacuum that existed. meanwhile, these foreign fighters were. i'm not in favor of arming groups that are conducting mass executions. i'm in favor of continuing to try to identify modern elements, train them, compass state them, and deliver weapons to them in a way that ensures a chain of custody. i think we should still try to explore that option. >> it looks like the senate vote on whether to strike syria is put on hold. as you know a few moments ago, majority leader harirry reid is delaying the process. do you think that will get to the floor?
>> i don't now. i know the president and the white house are worried about whether they would have enough vote does pass it and what it would mean to foreign policy agenda. i think it was wise to delay it, at least until we understand this proposal better. i have questions about this proposal that i'd like answered and learn more about its viability. but i still think it was prudent to delay it, given the president's new position on syria. >> now another question for you. obviously some of your colleagues as you're well aware of, said that this would be an act of war. the president said it's not an act of war. so he could have gone ahead with a strike without your approval in congress. but now he's asked for your approval. and some of your colleagues say that if he goes ahead with a strike after the congress votes no that would be an impeachable offense. >> i think republicans and democrats have the right to engage the military particularly in an urgent matter.
president reagan did it in libya and grenada. this president, given the distrust of the federal government, and the distrust of this administration, i think this president had to come before the congress and seek approval given those factors. >> which makes sense, but not a direct answer to my question. >> i think the president has the power to act in the national security interests of the united states, but i think this given president made the right choice in terms of submitting this to congress because of the lack of confidence and the suspicion that now exists by a growing number of americans. >> not non-impeachable is the bottom line. >> i think the president has the right to use military power. i think other presidents have done that. >> and now, you're seen as one of the republican frontrunners for 2016. most likely, you're going to have to vote on this issue, and
there's no way around it. some of your rivals, chris christi doesn't have to vote on it. he doesn't have to say anything. we remember how president obama didn't have to vote on iraq. hillary clinton had to vote, voted for the war and then had to justify that. and arguably it hurt her significantly during the election. are you jealous of chris christi? >> no. we're not debating on what to name a post office. this is a national security issue. if there's any issue that should be above politics, it's our national security. so this issue deals with that. i've already voted on this issue. i voted again this plan. i don't believe it's the right response. i do brief there needs to be a response and i outlined very clearly what that response should be. and that is an effort to arm rebels, creating a transition fund, providing more humanitarian support for rebels and for our allies in the region
that are taking on these refugees that are coming in. i mean humanitarian aid for refugees. >> thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. . >> and this all does come down to the votes. senator reid delaying the vote. out front tonight with the latest push on the capitol hill, john king. what happened today with these interviews where the president said here's a way where i would be open to not striking. it took everyone by surprise, including obviously people like marco rubio. and now you have this delay from hairy reid in the senate. so how much support does the president have when you look at the numbers? >> well, erin, senator rub yoi got it dead right. he said lettes give the russian proposal some time. at the moment, the administration doesn't have the vote. here's the senate count, the cnn count. the nos went up to 29.
51, you would need to pass it. so you can see the president is less than halfway there. this is the big group. 28 democrats among the undecided. a lot of those democrats don't want to take this vote. they might feel loyalty to vote yes for the president, but a lot of them think that might hurt back home. that's the senate. the president's reasonably confident it could get to 51. look at this in the house. 158 on the record nos. that's up ten just today. 25 yes. you have 242 undecided. 146 of those democrats. 96 republicans. this would be the key group if it gets there. but you can do the math. the president needs to get moist of these votes necessary to pass. two quick looks at who we're talking about here.
first, let's look at the congressional black kau cass. only 6 on the record saying no. this group for the president staying undecided. many of them would prefer not to take this vote. the other end of the spectrum, relatively new house republicans affiliated with the tea party. 33 already saying no. 18 undecided. so indefinite delay. at the moment, the senate within reach, the house still a very, very steep uncertain climb for the president. >> that's pretty amazing when you look at all those undecided. thanks to john king. still to come. america's top secret bomb lab. this would play a huge role if syria or anyone else were to launch a strike on america. for the very first time cameras are inside that lab.
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>> so wherever they're collected. if a bomb goes off, we would like to see them, no matter where it is around the world. >> reporter: this man runs the analytical center, america's bomb lab. bombs from new front lines come here. yemen? >> yes, of course. >> reporter: anything from syria yet? >> i don't want to discuss individual countries. >> reporter: but the latest worry is the threat of attacks in row tal yags for a u.s. strike on syria. >> without question, that's a concern. >> reporter: you have already taken a look at the supply networks in the middle east. you know what's out there. you know who the bomb-makers may be. >> we have a good idea. >> reporter: every day, the lab analyzes ieds from the war zone. this box arrived just 48 hours earlier from afghanistan. the wires, the pressure plate, it's all here. then there was boston. within hours of the attack on
the boston marathon, components of the bombs arrived very quickly here at the lab. and explosive residue was tested right here. here is the evidence from the underwear bomber. after analyzing it, the lab quickly warned this was a bomb with no metal parts, hard to detect at airports. for the first time, you see fingerprint technicians, scoured phone parts. food remnants. >> how often are you able to recover a print that's good enough to look for a match. >> approximately 60% of the time. >> reporter: details that have helped the lab identify terrorists from around the world. but budget cuts are on the horizon. they just hope the team will be here for the boxes that are certain to keep coming.
for out front, barbara starr, washington. how do terrorists keep getting money for all these bombs and attacks. author of a new book, the unleashing of a new era of financial warfare, that book is available tomorrow. thank you for coming on. so when you see this report about this bomb lab and you think about the boston marathon bombings, how are the terror groups, these al qaeda-linked groups and groups in syria getting their money right now? who's paying them? >> a lot of groups don't have sources of funding. these are localized individuals who frankly don't need a lot of money to construct the types of weapons that are destructive. in syria we are seeing a resurrection of some of the old funding networks, many of which we dismantled over the last ten, 12 years, deep pockets coming
out of the gulf. being revitalized. >> when you say coming out of the gulf, this is coming out of countries that are very close allies of the united states government. >> that's right. countries like saudi arabia that are funding rebel groups and sometimes extremists to fight against the assad ra jiem. and the problem here is that you have an inability to distinguish, often about money. money gets into the hands of these rebels, and they're not only to create bombs but bread and things to these people. >> is the u.s., did we get lax? start looking the other way? >> no, not at all. what you've had is a rejuvenation of this sense of conflict in the region, and in particular, the fight between sunni and shia regimes themselves. so what that's done is reenergized those in the middle
east that want to support the sunni fighters. and that has raised the risk and red flag about these groups that we had suppressed. >> you hear about some people that live there giving money to terror. you can buy that book tomorrow. it's fascinating. you look at this story, that is the front and center of it. still to come. dennis rodman back from north korea. he spoke exclusively to cnn. and george zimmerman detained by police after he threatened his wife with a gun. peace of mind is important when you're running a successful business. so we provide it services you can rely on. with centurylink as your trusted it partner, you'll experience reliable uptime for the network and services you depend on. he spoke exclusively to cnn.
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north korea. and a visit i call as friend. >> he has to do his job, but he's an i have good guy. >> reporter: he says he saw his softer side, claiming he held kim's baby daughter. >> for him to give me his daughter for the first time in history, i hold his kid. >> reporter: harsh words for president obama and his administration. when rodman was asked about skushing the release of imprisoned american. >> ask obama about that. ask hillary clinton. ask [ bleep ]. >> reporter: he referred to them using a derogatory term. do you stand by what you said about the former president and -- >> bill clinton, i love you. >> reporter: you refer to the dictator as a very good guyana
man who has to do his job. but how do you reconcile with the fact that this is man who's responsible for oppressing millions of his people. >> i said your grandfather and your father did some bad things, but i said you are trying to change something. >> reporter: some experts not convinced of rodman's efforts at diplomacy. >> here you have one of the weirdest guys in the world saying one of the weirdest li e leaders of the world wants to be normal. >> if i was used, it would be so different. >> reporter: you understand my question about the president and former secretary of state? do you think it was appropriate language to use? >> no, no, no, let me do this. i got it. the one thing, i don't agree with obama on certain things. but the one thing i do, you
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our story out front, george zimmerman detained, two months after he was found not guilty in the death of trayvon martin. authorities were questioning him. his soon to be ex-wife called police this afternoon, claiming that zimmerman was threatening her and her father with a gun. here is the 911 call. >> is he still there? >> yes, he is, trying to shut the garage door on me. >> is he inside now?
>> no, he is in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun, and continues to say step closer, just threatening all of us with his firearm. and he is going to shoot us. >> okay. >> he punched my dad in the nose, my dad has a mark on his face. >> now, zimmerman is no longer in police custody tonight. his wife file foved for divorce, declined to press charges, mark, this is pretty incredible when you think of the context these sorts of things would have provided in the trial. obviously, we have not heard of george zimmerman's side in this case. his wife filed for divorce. but the charges, does that surprise you? >> very little about this case comes to surprise me, erin, i think what we're seeing is really -- it is not an uncommon situation for volatile divorce situations, particularly when people are facing criminal charges.
in this case, we see one incident after another, a complete lack of good judgment, immaturity, lack of responsibility while continually carrying a firearm. it allows for a continuous volatile situation, if in fact he did have a gun it is a mandatory three years in prison, with aggravated assault with a firearm. if he did have a gun he is very fortunate he didn't get arrested. >> it is incredible, according to the 911 call which we just played right there. there are allegations of battery, threatening somebody, obviously, she talked about punching her father in the face. but shelly zimmerman talked about this, what would make you think twice about how this appears at first blush? >> yeah, i think you often see domestic violence cases just go away simply because you have the purported victim with a change of heart, a change of mind.
in fact, the majority of cases end up going away. so i think she did talk to her lawyer, i think you saw mark o 'mara coming in, and i think everybody just said let's calm down before it gets worse, calmer heads prevailed and they just decided to deal with it behind closed doors, instead of going public. >> all right, thank you, mark, of course more to the story as we get more information on what really happened. we'll keep following it. well, still to come, money and power, so japan won an olympics. i have to say i was shocked. here is the thing, a lot of people thought the idea was radioactive. and it could just be horrific. the reasons why, though, may just shock you. that is next. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights.
o'm our story out front, money and power. this weekend, the ioc officially announced that the 2020 olympic games will be held in tokyo. despite concerns about the fukushima radiation bomb, officials decided that tokyo was less risky than istanbul or madrid. that shocked some people, they were not always this expressive, but they took to the streets to celebrate a very expensive decision. and the celebrating may be a bit premature. because japan, already heavy
with debt is now on the hook for an estimated 6 billion to build the games venues. japanese officials think it will be worth it because it will stimulate japan's struggling economy. the budget just jumped from $12 billion to $50 billion, and it took montreal 30 years to pay off the 1976 games, no joke. hosting the biggest game in the world may be prestigious, but it is not the biggest bet financially. unlike the olympics, the conventions are a monster money deal. trade shows, corporate retreats are responsible for 6 million jobs. and like the olympics, many of the smaller events use a bid process to pick the next location. they use locations like the world science convention exhibit
to lure voters. sweet after sweet, yes, one of our producers was there, part of the sci-fi exhibit, and japan could have had those nerds, but as usual, they went with the jock. good evening, a new sign that a vote on using force against syria would be the vote that the president would lose, when a seemingly unhand remark by secretary of state john kerry changed the idea of use of force. also, george zimmerman's wife says he was threatening her with a gun. also later tonight, why some marathon swimmers are raising questions about diana nyad's epic swim, we'll tell you about that. we begin with