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Qaeda Messages Prompt U.S. Terror Warning
The New York Times ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | Eric Schmitt

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; embassy; falseflag; nsa; terrorthreat; usembassy

1 posted on 08/02/2013 8:44:28 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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.


2 posted on 08/02/2013 8:46:42 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: kristinn

At Eid-Al-Fathir, the end of Ramadan?

But it’s a Religion of Peace! /sarc


3 posted on 08/02/2013 8:47:39 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: kristinn

Geeeee, Islam sure is peaceful! So, muslims will get violent after ramadam celebrations?


4 posted on 08/02/2013 8:47:40 PM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: kristinn

Did you notice that this warning came with a day after the CNN report on Benghazi?


5 posted on 08/02/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: kristinn

NSA PROPAGANDA ALERT


6 posted on 08/02/2013 8:49:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: Shadowstrike

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.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 8:50:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg
gee I wonder who'll get credit for ferreting out this info.......the NSA...or Charlie the Boolfrog?






8 posted on 08/02/2013 8:51:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: BenLurkin
now... were in the ballpark!




9 posted on 08/02/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: Perdogg
Did you notice that this warning came with a day after the CNN report on Benghazi?

It does smack of 'convenience'.

What better way to 'justify' the use of spying/listening in/reading emails, etc., and chance the conversation/news headlines?
10 posted on 08/02/2013 8:54:47 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

Wag the dog?


11 posted on 08/02/2013 8:56:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: kristinn

Obama Bin Laden going to kill some more diplomats?


12 posted on 08/02/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn

Time for that false flag attack?


13 posted on 08/02/2013 9:02:13 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: kristinn

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!!


14 posted on 08/02/2013 9:03:55 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: kristinn

During nervous times like these i thank my lord that we have our President Barrack H. Obama in office to protect our helpless souls...


15 posted on 08/02/2013 9:04:50 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Perdogg

“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


16 posted on 08/02/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TomGuy

Yep. My very first thought also. What a crock huh?


17 posted on 08/02/2013 9:07:44 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: mowowie

Can’t wait until we dig Obama out of some rabbit hole like we did Saddam Hussein.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 9:08:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: kristinn

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...


19 posted on 08/02/2013 9:15:30 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: doc1019

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.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 9:16:39 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: kristinn

Shovel Ready them green shoots,,,

I miss those color coded warnings.


21 posted on 08/02/2013 9:16:45 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ("don't hurt me , G 'man!")
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To: EEGator

The kids video “Winnie the Pooh and the Jagular” explains it perfectly.

(For those not familiar, Tigger creates a phony monster called the “jagular” which he unviels from time to time—whenever he needs more food, etc, from the terrified smaller critters)


22 posted on 08/02/2013 9:17:07 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: kristinn
American officials said Friday.

I am more concerned about the CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi, who gave the order to stand-down (it could ONLY come from Caligula) and about the gun-running in Benghazi.

23 posted on 08/02/2013 9:27:14 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: doc1019

yep. The sheeple and obama, a$$ sucking press are eating it with a darned spoon while the islamakazis are laughing and looking forward to the end of Ram a dude.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 9:31:54 PM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: kristinn

What a coinkydink. They are in trouble for spying on us with the NSA, and also for not protecting an embassy. And BADA BING, they suddenly found a huge plot, and are shutting down 120 embassies to keep them safe.

LOL,, the government really is this lame, aren’t they?


25 posted on 08/02/2013 9:32:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Stayfree

AND in true democratic fashion a day off with pay is just a benny.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 9:33:15 PM PDT by ping jockey (Justice is blind)
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To: Jemian

this embassy closing is window dressing

didnt a congressmen just announce the fact that several CIA survivors of that attack in libya get NEW IDENTITIES ana have been moved to new locations across the USA?

Didnt we just hear that there were 35 CIA people at Benghazi when it was attacked?

obama and his boys are playing the good cop...


27 posted on 08/02/2013 9:34:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: 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.

This looks like a REALLY clumsy attempt to justify NSA surveillance of Americans.

28 posted on 08/02/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Perdogg

Did you notice that this warning came with a day after the CNN report on Benghazi?

AND

At.a time when the need to demonstrate the usefulness of PRISM is paramount?


29 posted on 08/02/2013 10:07:08 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That is exactly my point. I do not believe anything that the government says.


30 posted on 08/02/2013 10:20:35 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: kristinn

How about announcing to the Muslim world that Mecca will be nuked if we’re attacked...?


31 posted on 08/03/2013 12:27:08 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: kristinn

This story is bogus. Al Qaeda doesn’t exist anymore. Obama said so.


32 posted on 08/03/2013 12:51:22 AM PDT by pallis
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To: kristinn
Let's e how this works....

We shut down all the embassies and then there is no attack. So we can conclude that Obama stopped attacks on all our embassies.

There's something vry wrong with this picture.

33 posted on 08/03/2013 1:44:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

BTTT.


34 posted on 08/03/2013 3:09:50 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: kristinn

Why should we believe a government that habitually lies to its constituents? Sounds more like a publicity stunt for BAM and his secret police,the NSA, to have folks think they are on the case.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 4:36:46 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t this cute???

The NSA and the US gov’t actually SUPPORT and ARM al Qaeda
but now can pretend again they are the ‘enemy’.
BS. They created the Boston Atrocities by ignoring warnings.

Therefore, this is probably a false flag
to get attention away from their
attacks on the American (innocent) people.


36 posted on 08/03/2013 5:18:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: DesertRhino

“LOL,, the government really is this lame, aren’t they?”

Trump forces you to provide a birth certificate, you throw out a completely fake document that only a racist would challenge you on and then you claim to kill the most wanted man on earth ( even though he’s already dead ) that only a racist would challenge you on.... rinse and repeat.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 5:29:57 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: kristinn

But...but...but...I thought Obamugabe said AQ had been defeated, and was no longer a threat.


38 posted on 08/03/2013 5:40:54 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, I thought it was to clear the decks over the weekend. That way we won’t be talking about Benghazi.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 5:46:19 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: lightman

I’m willing to guess that using fear to control people is very, very ancient.


40 posted on 08/03/2013 6:00:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: FreedomStar3028
Time for that false flag attack?

They have found an easy way to yank our chain.................

41 posted on 08/03/2013 6:23:35 AM PDT by varon ( cum tyrannis para bellum)
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