Skip to comments.Qaeda Messages Prompt U.S. Terror Warning
Posted on 08/02/2013 8:44:28 PM PDT by kristinn
The United States intercepted electronic communications this week among senior operatives of Al Qaeda, in which the terrorists discussed attacks against American interests in the Middle East and North Africa, American officials said Friday.
The intercepts and a subsequent analysis of them by American intelligence agencies prompted the United States to issue an unusual global travel alert to American citizens on Friday, warning of the potential for terrorist attacks by operatives of Al Qaeda and their associates beginning Sunday through the end of August.
The bulletin to travelers and expatriates, issued by the State Department, came less than a day after the department announced that it was closing nearly two dozen American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa, including facilities in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Britain said Friday that it would close its embassy in Yemen on Monday and Tuesday because of increased security concerns.
It is unusual for the United States to come across discussions among senior Qaeda operatives about operational planning through informants, intercepted e-mails or eavesdropping on cellphone calls. So when the high-level intercepts were collected and analyzed this week, senior officials at the C.I.A., State Department and White House immediately seized on their significance. Members of Congress have been provided classified briefings on the matter, officials said Friday.
This was a lot more than the usual chatter, said one senior American official who had been briefed on the information but would not provide details. Spokesmen for the State Department and the C.I.A. also declined to comment on the intercepts.
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if they are saying Middle East and Africa I’d be more worried about somewhere in the middle of America, but maybe I’m nuts.
At Eid-Al-Fathir, the end of Ramadan?
But it’s a Religion of Peace! /sarc
Geeeee, Islam sure is peaceful! So, muslims will get violent after ramadam celebrations?
Did you notice that this warning came with a day after the CNN report on Benghazi?
NSA PROPAGANDA ALERT
Could be the bad guys have heard — as has everyone else — that everything is being eavesdropped on.
With that knowledge, why not start sending fake communications just in order to test the limits of the eavesdropping.
Meanwhile plan the actual intended dirty deeds stateside vie old fashioned dead drops and book cyphers.
Wag the dog?
Obama Bin Laden going to kill some more diplomats?
Time for that false flag attack?
In the midst of numerous scandals which should bring down most governments, the Obama administration goes to the Clinton playbook for another Elián González type story about shutting down Mid-east embassies because of a terrorist threat )that incidentally happens every day). It gives the liberal media another opportunity to obscure what is really being done by the White House commie to destroy America!!
During nervous times like these i thank my lord that we have our President Barrack H. Obama in office to protect our helpless souls...
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken
Yep. My very first thought also. What a crock huh?
Can’t wait until we dig Obama out of some rabbit hole like we did Saddam Hussein.
Getting caught running THOUSANDS of guns to Mexican drug cartels sure didn’t slow down this crew did it?
IF BO isn’t exiled or sitting in Levenworth before i die i will be VERY upset...
What has happened is we tried to buy back stinger missiles from the AL Qaeda in Libya that were used to shoot down Qaddafi aircraft. Hillary was so stupid to push for giving the Al Qaeda these shoulder fires missiles like the one that brought down TWA 800 and we were trying to buy them back . Ambassador Stevens was dispatched from his office in Tripoli with millions of dollars to retrieve the stinger missiles with two body guards ( both died as well as Stevens)on 9/11 at the demand of the Al Qaeda. Cia had ground personnel to retrieve them. Nothing was going to Syria. They killed Stevens and his guards— Took the money and now the Al Qaeda had threatened to shoot down passenger air craft ( maximum altitude is 17,000 feet) using our own shoulder fire missiles given to them by none other than Barack Obama at the urging of lying Hillary ( who says it was all a video on you tube!!) . That is my opinion. God bless all flying in aircraft.
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