Skip to comments.US Hints Shin Bet Misled Government Over 'Al Qaeda Plot'
Posted on 01/23/2014 8:46:49 AM PST by Nachum
Israeli security forces announced Wednesday that they had foiled a global jihad plot to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem's Convention Center. But U.S. officials told NBC News they couldn't confirm the threat, and hinted that the Shin Bet may even be misleading the Israeli government regarding the link between the cell and Al Qaeda.
The Shin Bet went public Wednesday with the arrests of three Palestinian Arabs who were captured a month earlier, and said that the suspects had been recruited by Al Qaeda over the Internet by an operative working for Ayman al-Zawahiri the man who took over Al Qaeda after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
Several US officials, however, told NBC News they hadn't been able to verify the Israeli report particularly the purported link to Al Qaeda even though US and Israeli intelligence agencies communicate closely and frequently.
NBC said that the officials noted that the arrests came three weeks ago and were only now being made public, for unknown reasons.
Referring to the Israeli government, a senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, "We don't have a reason to doubt that it's information that they've been given."
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I think the US government should say, “Thanks!”.
Right. The Benghazi group in the US confirms this.
That’s because our folks are led by a panty waist pos potus...al queda what al queera..I said they are gone , it is said, so it is...lol..what a dork..
I have doubts in the OBAMA administration regarding ANYTHING having to do with terrorism...
Methinks the Lady doth protest too much.
Was the State Dept involved in this, too?
My money is on the Israelis.
NBC said that the officials noted that the arrests came three weeks ago and were only now being made public,for unknown reasons.
I bet it had something to do with water and a board.
Because our current administration would have used that information to damage Israel in the greatest way possible if it had been timely. Any additional conspirators would have scattered to the four winds when SoS Kerry warned them "in the interests of peace in our time".
US Hints Shin Bet Misled Government Over 'Al Qaeda Plot'
What a surprise!
Translation: we hate Jews. They can’t do anything right.
OBama is not big on thanking people. Too much ego.
For the US to admit that Israeli security forces thwarted a terrorist attack would be an admission of incompetence.
I’ll take the Israeli assessment over that of O’s bootlicks
He’s not big on thanking people because he stabs our friends in the back and bows to our enemies...