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Feinstein: 'Strong Probability' Russian Jet Brought Down by Bomb

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The Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said on "Meet the Press," that it is a strong probability" that a bomb took down Metrojet Flight 9268 after it took off from Egypt in route to Russia over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31st.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein also said she hoped this incident is a "wake-up call to Putin" and the United States. "I think the time has come for us also to begin to develop a joint strategy with Russia," she said.

She also expressed some frustration that perhaps the United States has not been sharing information about terrorist attacks with other countries. "It is my strong belief that the United States and our good allies should share information regarding terrorist attacks. We usually do this and it’s important we do this with Russia and with Egypt,” the Senator said. She went on to say that she's heard some of the sharing has resumed.

In reference to the larger fight against ISIS, Feinstein said she didn't think the president's announcement of a limited group of Special Forces on the ground in Syria was going to be enough to defeat the terrorist group. "Special forces are limited. I think 50. That won't do it. If we're really going to use special operations, quick in, quick out, you have to do it in a much more comprehensive way to get at [ISIS]," Feinstein said.

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