Has anyone else noticed the ongoing ‘see-we-need-the-NSA-to-spy-on-all-Americans’ meme being spread around? Everyone and his uncle are touting how necessary PRISM has become to protect us from terrorism. Forgotten in the hype is the simple fact none of the “new” info came from the US. Shutting down 19 Embassies until further notice was a result of overseas communication between the 2 top Al Qaeda members based in Pakistan and Yemen. Hello…..???
In terms of the scale of the threat, our embassies aren’t closing because of one particular AQ affiliate, either. When was the last time we closed 19 of our embassies in countries with normal diplomatic relations due to a wartime threat?
The threat from al-Qaeda hasn’t been diminished by the Obama administration. Thanks especially to its disastrous intervention in Libya, the threat from AQ has risen dramatically, perhaps exponentially, with the creation of the failed Libyan state and the metastasizing AQ presence in North Africa. Mali nearly paid the price for it, saved only by direct military intervention from France, but there will be a price yet to pay for it nonetheless.
BO spent most of the 2012 campaign telling anyone who would listen “Al Qaeda is decimated, Bin Laden is dead”. Then came the Libyan fiasco. Obama’s national security claims have gone up in smoke mostly due to the incompetence of his foreign policy. Intelligence Reports Warned of Possible Embassy Attacks for Months: “Why is this coming out now?”
Al Qaeda “chatter” about coming terrorist operations, mainly against 22 U.S. embassies and consulates, and threats to attack or bomb officials in the Middle East and elsewhere was widely reported in classified intelligence reports over several months. The report said an attack was planned for Sunday, although no attack was carried out.
The intelligence was based on electronic surveillance of al Qaeda communications indicating some type of spectacular bombing or other attacks was being planned and would in fact be carried out very soon.
The timing of the administration’s announced closure of numerous U.S. embassies in the Middle East has raised concerns among some U.S. officials that the Obama administration is politicizing intelligence to distract attention from the Benghazi and other scandals.
The lies told by BO and Shrillary about Benghazi have cost them credibility.
“If you would lie about Benghazi and make up the story about the cause being a YouTube video, what else wouldn’t you do?” he asked.
Great harm has been done to the credibility of U.S. intelligence agencies by politicizing intelligence and one effect is that when terrorist alerts are issued, people question the government’s motives, the former official said.
“In that context, I think we’ve reached the point where the two congressional intelligence oversight committee should take a look into this, just to put the public’s mind at rest,” the former official said. ….[snip]
Disclosure of the terrorist threat followed new reports that the CIA had begun giving polygraph or lie-detector tests to CIA contractors and officials involved in the covert action program in Benghazi to gather weapons circulating after the revolution that toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.
A CIA annex was attacked by the terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and two CIA contractors and former Navy SEALs.
The CIA was involved in shipping arms from Libya to Turkey and to Syrian rebels, according to U.S. officials.
Weren’t we told that once BO was elected, having lived in a Muslim country, the whole wide world would love us to pieces? His policies are causing us a great deal of harm along with a lot of other people (Christians). While the Muslim Brotherhood visits the White House, Christians are being murdered and burned out of their houses in Egypt.
- Lawmaker says al Qaeda threat most serious in years (reuters.com)
- On the Run: 19 Embassies Closed Due to Al Qaeda Threat (ijreview.com)
- Al-Qaeda’s psychological victory – Ynetnews (ynetnews.com)
- The Rise of Al Qaeda and Why the Administration Lied about Benghazi (pjmedia.com)
- Al-Qaeda to the Rescue (counterinformation.wordpress.com)