Skip to comments.Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts
Posted on 08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT by don-o
t wasnt just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closuresbut a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report.
The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaedas senior leaders and representatives of several of the groups affiliates throughout the region.
Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaedas affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion between the two al Qaeda leaders happened in a conference call that included the leaders or representatives of the top leadership of al Qaeda and its affiliates calling in from different locations, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence. All told, said one U.S. intelligence official, more than 20 al Qaeda operatives were on the call.
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Not buying it. This is too well-planned/staged. The government’s not in the business of telling our enemies what we know.
This can’t be true. Dear Leader said that al Qaeda is “on the run”.
Fine. But not justification for archiving Americans phone calls and emails.
A conference call? This sounds pretty hokey, if you ask me. If they are into conference calls...that means no one is truly running the organization, and there has to be some consensus by the top players before anything happens.
I can see an entire Delbert episode over this. Mullah Joe (CEO), talking with the production guys, the guys down in research and development, the CFO Mullah Marty, and the engineers who hate being pushed.
No, I think this was a set-up, and some IT gurus are laughing over what they created as a joke.
Terrorist note to self:
1) throw away all cell and Sat phones
2) kill all current curriers
3) Change all safe houses
4) send thank you note to Susan Rice
Are you saying that these writers are tools of the Obama regime?
But remember, one of the biggies of alqueda is "creating" an early "pretend attack" to see what happens.
So even though embassies are "sorta closed"....they're watching.
And they're patient. One day turned into a week?? And then a month??
Exactly. Trying to wave this around to justify domestic surveillance of the entire US is ridiculous.
I read in the foreign press, btw, that the latest AQ explosive device is clothing that is soaked in an explosive solution and allowed to dry - and then makes its wearer into a walking bomb. I’m not sure how it’s triggered, but it’s apparently undetectable by any method we now use.
Yeah, that was my point.
So, they postpone the attack for a week, or two. Or until next year. No biggie.
This has 'false flag' written all over it.
Yeah sure still trying to get a cover up on all this bunch of filthy trash has done..all of a sudden they are sharing this stuff with us..
So NSA spying on Americans had nothing to do with gathering info on the alledged terrorism threat...got it.
This leak is worse than anything Snowden leaked.
To leak the super secret ability means there is panic. The need to appear to be doing something trumps national security
I heard the news about the liquid explosives - I don't know if I believe that either.
Its a shame we don't have a competent news media anymore.
This is an Onion article, right? So do we get to see the PowerPoint slide deck and promotional Slinky and coffee mugs passed out to all the participants?
If the regime revealed what info they got from where,tipping the terrorist off, its akin to selling the country out and being a traitor,IMHO.
It is difficult to believe that anything the government says isn’t obfuscating BS? Terrorists’ conference call???? Right.
Now 0bie said that he doesn’t spy on Americans on Leno so it must true. 0bie is going down as the most treasonous, tyrranical, lying POS president that has ever existed in the U.S. Also the first black president and probably last black president unless they’re someone with integrity like Allen West. But no more black thug loving presidents please.
I hear a lot of Republicans defending this blatant 4th amendment violation too.
Exaclty from now on intel like that will be next to impossible to get thanks to the regime. We now have terrorsits running the govt.
Maybe AQ knows how to run a PPT presentation from their laptop, ‘cause no one I ever worked for could manage it.
They are competent.
They just don't do fair and balanced.
They shill for the communist/terrorist left 24/7.
Sins of omission the worst of all.
I don’t understand why the details were released of who they heard talking. Now, they make Zawari change how he communicates.
Did they use gotomeeting or webex??
‘A conference call’?? LOL..sorry but that strikes me as ridiculous! If true though,it really puts the lie to Obama regime claim that AQ is on the run. Heck...if we are to believe this..the animals are scheduling conference calls and basically operating unmolested. So tell us again how useful the NSA domestic spying is again Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain? Sounds like the NSA should turn those ears to the Middle East and stop using the technology to coerce and harass the Statists political enemies on behalf of Obama.
Here is the big problem....they think most in this country are stupid enough to buy all the conflicting lies and perhaps they are right! Even Fox News seems to think the A Rod story is more important than getting to the bottom of Benghazi and the collapse of our foreign policy in Middle East.
Heaven help us!
The news media is to news as Cheez Wiz is to cheese. They don't do news. They do "processed news product." They are largely just stenographers for the government establishment and their advertisers.
An easy way to know if your "news" media source is not legitimate journalism is if they have regular one-on-one interviews with government officials and corporate execs. Access to those people is the leverage used to make sure those media outfits never go too fqr off script.
A conference call? Seriously??
So much for the GoToMeeting facetime meeting set up for the 10th after last prayer.
AQ and Taliban do not use telephone or internet to communicate - havent since the Bush years when they learned early on that when they used the telephone or internet to discuss terrorist business that a drone or Seal team would soon pay a visit. I suspect the bad guys are playing games with us and sitting back having a good laugh because of all the havoc they can cause.
Loose lips sink ships. If you have a direct link to their conference calls, why tell the enemy that you are listening in?
If they,the terrorists, know our top officialis are sympathectic to terrorism they are likely to try anything.
NSA? Organizing For America? Jarrett, Carney, and Hillary?
True that! Good point.
I agree. I just wonder what the panic is about. Could be two things- big attack planned, or Obama’s popularity.
If this is a false run and it’s August - it could be a plan for September. September is their favorite month.
After a while, the ‘team’ would admit to the CEO that they aren’t team-orientated, and they need an off-site to do team exercises, and get themselves back into the grove.
Then Warren would comment about the ethnic nature of the team, and there just enough Asians. The HR Mullah would look around and eventually agree. So a Asian recruitment officer would be appointed and given high priority to bring Asians onboard.
Later, Mullah Danny would comment about his promised status promotion, and the lack of new interns under his view.
Finally, someone would comment that the ISO 9000 rating was in jeopardy unless they spent $2 million on a audit and a review. Everyone would be scared about the lack of labels on drawers, and the general disrepair of the coffee machine....all of which could hurt their ratings attempt.
Yeah, sure.....and next week Al Queda will have a meeting of its board of directors to discuss plans for a convention in Tampa.
The topic of the “conference call” was: “How to React to the Cheezy Video” that no-one saw.
Why don’t they use one of the Internet meeting sites?
Call to Worship. Er Call to Meeting.com
Either this is a load of crap, or this Administration is even more stupid than we thought. Well, actually, I suppose it could be both...
We’re scarred to death of these camel humpers. It’s pathetic.
“God damn” soetoro.
See, NSA phone spying on everyone is necessary.
Reilly? Does anybody with half a brain believe this horse crap?
What’s next ?
Video conference via webcams ?
This was like a meeting of the Legion of Doom, one U.S. intelligence officer told The Daily Beast, referring to the coalition of villains featured in the Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends. The official said Zawahiri announced to the broader organization during the meeting that Wuhayshi had been promoted to Masul al-Amm, an Arabic term that roughly translates as general manager.
Gosh, yeah. Just like Dr. Evil. Please send in James Bond. Or Austin Powers. Yeaaaaaahhhh Baby!!!!
0bama: "This is why we closed our embassies."
MSM: "This is why we closed our embassies."
0bama: "We intercepted an al Qaeda conference call."
MSM: "We intercepted an al Qaeda conference call."
0bama: "There were more than 20 al Qaeda operatives including the top leadership of al Qaeda and its affiliates calling in from different locations."
MSM: "There were more than 20 al Qaeda operatives including the top leadership of al Qaeda and its affiliates calling in from different locations."