Skip to comments.Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
Posted on 04/15/2014 11:14:08 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Washington (CNN) -- A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.
In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.
The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.
"This is quite an extraordinary video," Paul Cruickshank, CNN terrorism analyst, said.
The video shows al-Wuhayshi addressing more than 100 fighters somewhere within Yemen, Cruickshank said, a restive nation on the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. The al Qaeda leader, he said, is "taking a big risk in doing this."
But he doesn't mince words about his mission.
In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he's going after the United States, saying "We must eliminate the cross. ... The bearer of the cross is America!"
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If you look closely, you can see they are on the run
Was Hussein the keynote speaker.
Like the left says, fighting terrorism only creates more terrorists. Obama’s tough stance on terrorism, his thwarting of the Benghazi attack, and generally stamping out Al Qaeda cells all over the middle east has now infuriated them to the point that they just meet in the open now. We should have listened to Bush and just surrendered the war on terror, and maybe they would have liked us instead.
An Obama fund raiser
No,Eric Holder was
He was there to help them find the best crossing point across the southern border from Mexico,told them not to worry the border patrol has been ordered to look the other way,and if they need protection on their journey they can pick up some ak 47s from the local drug cartel,he has the phone number
How many billions does this punk as posers gub mint spend on intelligence?
Hey boys the soviet union imploded. Huh?
Hey boys the Baston marathon is gonna get bombed. Huh?
Spending a lot on them troublesome Christians.
Hey boys, ya gots your heads up your asses.
The CIA either did NOT know about the al Qaeda gathering or were given orders to “stand down” if they indeed DID KNOW. A MAJOR MISSED OPPORTUNTY!
I do NOT trust ANYTHING this gubmint does.
We didn’t have a drone handy we could have utilized? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot???