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Report: US official downplays 'Qaida plot to bomb embassy'
Jerusalem Post ^ | 24/1/14

Posted on 01/24/2014 4:37:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5

A US official downplayed on Thursday a Shin Bet announcement of an uncovered al-Qaida plot to attack the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, calling the cell's plans "aspirational," although the official did not rule out the possibility of danger.

On Wednesday, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said it had arrested three Palestinian suspects - two from east Jerusalem and one from the West Bank city of Jenin - who were preparing to bomb multiple targets in Israel, including the US mission and the Jerusalem Convention Center.

"The detainee probably said it but I don't think we give a lot of credence to that. We don't have anything to prove it," AFP quoted the unnamed official as saying.

While the United States was taking seriously the allegations, it had not yet confirmed any of the details, according to the official.

"We can't corroborate that; we probably don't," the official was quoted as saying.

"We see it as what we would call an aspirational plot. It does not mean that it is not dangerous, it does not mean that it is not something we and Israel take seriously."

According to the Shin Bet, arrests had been made of Khalil Abu-Sara, Ala Anam and Rubin Abu-Nagma who had allegedly been recruited by al-Qaida operative Ariv Al-Sham in Gaza.

Shin Bet said Abu-Sara and Abu-Nagma planned to provide bomb vests to foreign militants posing as Russian tourists for attacks on the Jerusalem Convention Center and the US Embassy. It said they also planned to kidnap a soldier and attack an Israeli bus in the West Bank.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; aspirational; embassy; shinbet
Well, isn't that special.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 4:37:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

The Israelis do us a big favor, save American lives, and President Obongo poo-poos them for it.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 4:38:55 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Eleutheria5

Did ANYONE make an investigation as to who was responsible for NOT preventing the BOSTON MARATHON MASSACRE after the warnings about the perps from Putin/Russia?
BOSTON STRONG AND STUPID????


3 posted on 01/24/2014 4:42:42 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Eleutheria5

I thought the NSA spying program was supposed to detect these threats. Maybe if they weren’t so worried about the Tea Party they might have some time to look into what the terrorists are planing.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 4:46:46 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Timber Rattler

obongo foiled.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 4:51:22 AM PST by onedoug (Denizen of the Blue Ridge)
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To: Eleutheria5

“We see it as what we would call an aspirational plot.”

I sse, so I guess our history of conspiracy laws is now not a concern. I bet if someone had plotted to do this to the whitehut it would be considered a rather serious event no matter how “asperational” they were.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 5:00:57 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: BilLies

Alfred E. Neuman is now an intelligence analyst. Boston Marathon bombing? Chechen Al Qaeda? What, me worry?


7 posted on 01/24/2014 5:03:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It wasn’t “Core” Al Qaeda so the bombs going off and killing people wouldn’t have counted.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 5:04:38 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Eleutheria5

—— aspirational plot-——

Ahhh.... words. What mischief we can do with words. Is there no guilt with aspiration?, aspiracy?

We have laws against conspiracy. Is there no law against aspiracy?

If two or more aspire, do they also conspire?


9 posted on 01/24/2014 5:09:29 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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Sure, the Israelis are lying to us for unknown purposes. Probably to embarrass the President, we all know al Qaida is defeated and exists only in neocons imaginations. Besides, palestinians are peaceful. They're our peace partners. They wouldn't do something link this. Bomb vests, palestinians can't make bomb vests, can they? They were probably framed.

On a more serious note, I find the nectssity to make comments like this bizarre. Thanks works. Related threads

US Hints Shin Bet Misled Government Over 'Al Qaeda Plot'

10 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:06 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: bert

Only if they commit an overt act in furtherance of their aspiracy.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:23 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama would rather pretend Al Qaida doesn’t exist, just as they ignore all ALL Islamic Terrorism.

Who has done more to destroy American freedom and suppress Christianity?

Obama or AQ?


12 posted on 01/24/2014 5:52:38 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, of course they would.

They’ve been caught with their britches down one more time.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 6:00:46 AM PST by moovova
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To: Eleutheria5

Anything Arab terrorists do to USA, Christians or Jews , or anybody else, is to be defended applauded supported financed and furnished with weapons. ( And send Kerry flying everywhere to muck things up even worse. ). The transformation of America. Alluh achbar!


14 posted on 01/24/2014 6:39:42 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Eleutheria5

Nuthin’ to see here folks, move along,... just keep moving,...


15 posted on 01/24/2014 8:14:38 AM PST by Gritty (Nobody wants to hear about American exceptionalism when the issue is American ineffectualism-MSteyn)
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To: Eleutheria5

Embassy, shmembassy. Just another ambassador here, ambassador there. What difference does it make?


16 posted on 01/24/2014 12:47:28 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

At least they won’t gang bang the ambassador first. That would be simply awful/sarc.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 11:31:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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