August 5th, 2013
06:04 PM ET

Source: al Qaeda leader urged affiliate to 'do something'

By Barbara Starr

A message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to his second in command in Yemen told him to "do something," causing U.S. and Yemeni officials to fear imminent terrorist action, CNN has learned.

For weeks, U.S. and Yemeni officials watched a rising stream of intelligence about the possibility of a major terrorist attack in Yemen but grew increasingly alarmed after intercepting a message within the past several days said to be from al-Zawahiri, who is believed to be in Pakistan. The message was sent to Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's Yemeni affiliate. U.S. intelligence believes al-Wuhayshi has recently been appointed the overall terror organization's No. 2 leader.

U.S. officials cautioned that there may be multiple sources of intelligence including intercepts of electronic information from phone calls, web postings, but also interrogation of couriers or other operatives.

CNN had the information over the weekend and decided not to report the details about al-Zawahiri's involvement based on U.S. government concerns about the sensitivity of the information. Now that it has been widely reported in other media, including the New York Times and McClatchy, CNN has now decided to report it as well.

The United States has heightened its security stance by issuing a worldwide travel alert and closing a number of embassies and consulates over a large area of the Middle East and Africa this week.

The White House said the substantial security steps reflect an "abundance of caution" over intelligence information that indicated final planning by al Qaeda in Yemen for possible terrorist attacks on Western targets to coincide with the end of Ramadan this week.

The intercepted message further intensified concerns already heightened by increased terrorist chatter detected by intelligence agencies, as well as a series of prison breaks that freed al Qaeda figures.

A senior official with Iraq's interior ministry told CNN on condition of not being identified that top officials of al Qaeda in Iraq, including Adnan Ismail Najim Abdullah al-Dulaimi, escaped from Abu Ghraib prison during a jailbreak there last month and remain at large.

Yemen is an area of particular concern.

Three sources said the United States has information that members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are in the final stages of planning for an unspecified attack.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Monday that U.S. anti-terrorism efforts had decimated al Qaeda's global leadership and greatly diminished its core in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. But the threat still posed "has shifted to some of these affiliates, in particular AQAP."

Over the weekend, Interpol warned that al Qaeda has been tied to the prison breaks on July 23 in Iraq, on July 26 in Libya and four days later in Pakistan.

Separately, American special forces units overseas have been on alert for the past several days for a mission to attack potential al Qaeda targets if those behind the most recent terror threats against U.S. interests can be identified, a senior Obama administration official told CNN.

The official declined to identify the units or their locations because of the sensitive nature of the information.

The units, along with several others, were put on heightened alert by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week.

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soundoff (962 Responses)
  1. Major Tom

    For the past 7 years or so, the life expectancy of an al Qaeda "no. 2" has been 6-12 months. Let's see how long this one lasts.

    August 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  2. wb

    "Do Something"? That's it? That's what this is all about? Al Qaeda must be over there laughing there a**es off. They have us in fear and under their complete control now. Mark my words...NOTHING will happen.

    August 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Reply
    • Yon

      Us? Maybe you, I laugh at anyone that takes Obama seriously. Are you listening to this NSA? I thought you used to be Americans. F you!

      August 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  3. Brian

    Yeah, before the election, Al Qaida was "on the run" and coming apart, remember? No longer a threat. The ruse cost US lives, when politics came first and nothing high-profile could be done to reinforce Benghazi. The press, as tame, face-licking lapdogs they are when a Democrat's liabilities are concerned, looked the other way and helped Obama cover it all up (or so they thought). Such a pathetic pack of yellow-rag, partisan Democratic cheerleaders now, instead of a free press looking for the truth first. The press are the defenders of our liberties NO MORE. They needn't attempt to flatter themselves. They are a pathetic shell of the old profession of true journalism.

    August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Larry L

      You complain about journalism yet you remain a fountain of mindless, Faux News sound-bites. You vomit the conspiracies and distortions of a news service that doesn't even pretend to be honest. Who's the fool here? So every news service on the planet is wrong – except FOX? Really?

      You're either tremendously easy to brainwash or you purposefully pass along foolish, right-wing comments because of hatred for the President. Either way I suspect you'd be happier at a Klan Rally than in a war-fighting command TOC...

      Like the path through 44MEDBDE/AMEDDC&S/USACHPPM/CENTCOM/SOCOM? Gotcha!

      August 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  4. onebro5

    Obama is coming to Arizona tomorrow... our Governor will eat him for lunch again!! Obama is so ignorant to think Arizona actually likes him? NOT!

    August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      Your governor is senile and has trouble tying her shoes.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Reply
      • Yon

        And so does Obama. But at least she is not spying on all Americans.

        August 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm |
  5. weezer

    So al-Zawahiri says to al-Wuhayski, "You know, all the other men of al Qaeda are working really hard to improve our image: working ice cream socials, trying hard not to blow up school buses and throw acid in little schoolgirl's faces, helping to coach little league basebomb...I mean ball..And you do nothing but sit around all day, polishing your weapon and watching American reality TV. I mean, Honey Boo Boo??? C'mon. I want you to get off your lazy camel butt and DO SOMETHING!!!"

    And then it started.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      Well done.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Reply
  6. schaz

    Isn't this typical of how they operate?

    Number 1 tells number 2 to do something, number 2 tells number 3 and so on down the line until some dumb schumck at the bottom blows himself up, thinking that he has a ticket straight to heaven, maybe or maybe not killing a bunch of innocent people.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
    • TiredOfPaying

      Well, yeah, but its all in the name of the Religion of Peace. So its OK.

      August 6, 2013 at 11:46 am | Reply
  7. Profit_More_Ham_id

    Al needs to use more Sunscreen

    August 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  8. onebro5

    I thought Obama told us the war on Terror was winding down and we had Al Qaeda on the run?!! Oh, that's right more BS Lies from the Socialist in charge.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      He didn't.

      Next dumb talking point?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Reply
    • Dover

      The socialist that got Bin Laden to you, you puny butthurt conservative. Still licking your wounds from Bush's disastrous failures?

      August 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Reply
      • kingofkingz

        obama did say that he just another lier in the white house

        August 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm |
    • Jeremy

      As usual somebody needs to translate FOX ... He said WINDING DOWN, not OVER!!! Hope that helps you understand better bagger!!

      August 6, 2013 at 1:45 am | Reply
  9. Profit_More_Ham_id

    What did Kim Kardashian do today?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • John

      Polished my knob.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Reply
    • kyle

      could ed snowden be workin with inside nsa i mean come on somebody was going to break the ice anyway

      August 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  10. Krakalakin

    What? The NSA knew that someone phoned someone else to say "do something" but didn't know about a coordinated middle-east-wide attack that released thousands of prisoners/terrorists? C'mon bessie, it's time for a good milking.....

    August 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • Cambridge Ray

      You only know that we know what we tell you we know....

      -Signed: NSA

      August 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  11. JohnathanA

    It is scary to think that these guys spend all day every day trying to figure out how to kill human beings.
    Then, off they go for a camel steak and some couscous.
    Another tough day at work.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Reply
    • Profit_More_Ham_id

      Yew INSULT IS'LAME!

      August 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • smdahl

      It's so funny to see the manufactured fear take hold.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  12. awetmedic

    His number 2, a gamer, was eating cheetos and playing an x-box predator game that he kept losing to, by being blown up by hellfire missiles and still had done nothing. He told his boss that he preferred to be call by his name, Duckin Cover and not to be referred to as number 2.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  13. johnny _m_mustard

    It is time for a newsbreaker, like kiiiling al-Zawahiri , that would give CNN an excuse to torture with the headlines for a week or 2.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  14. Profit_More_Ham_id

    Obama got Osama – and RepubTards so mad it sad.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      Get serious. If not for the Bush/Cheney intel which eventually led to him, Obama would still look like the clueless clown he really is. He could not pass, let alone teach, Leadership 101. He's a pathetic non-leader who has yet to learn lesson number one: You can delegate authority, but never responsibility. You low-information "voters" manipulated by the Democratic press, the tame, Obama's face-licking lapdogs they are, will be the death of this country.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Reply
      • Larry L

        Really Brian? You're a living stereotype of the mindless right-winger – spouting sound-bites from Rush & Sean but saying nothing worth hearing. President Obama actually listens to his Joint Staff, and has the brains to use intelligence information – not just cherry-pick the stuff he likes. The President leverages technology rather than creating great land-wars from the past era. The President has made some bold moves and the results have been outstanding. "W" and "Uncle Dick" made their moves to impress daddy and to keep Halliburton fat & happy. Go on back to Faux News and STFU.

        August 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
      • Dover

        It is eating you alive that Bush couldn't get Osama. A Democratic administration is responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden and you can't say one thing that will change that history.

        August 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm |
      • Jeremy

        Wow... Do some research before babbling nonsense!! Bush and Cheney actually were not going to even check that area, they were told by that government, he was not there and that they did a search for us.. Obama said.. we will search anyways!

        August 6, 2013 at 1:50 am |
    • kyle

      the economy will collapse bernake will taper down obamacare will be estblished shortly bring more borrowed revenue than the 85 billion til cuurency crisis or ponzi scheme is over

      August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • HeLearnsFromOurStatesGovernors

      Obama shot Osama? Or did he just take credit for it?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  15. I'mvotingforHillary

    I thought this was the religion of peace?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  16. HeLearnsFromOurStatesGovernors

    So, this 'Do Something' from psycho #1 to psycho #2 is very 'hush hush', but the Obama administration figured it was a good thing to share with the press? The wisdom of this eludes me, unless maybe the figured the press might actually report on it anyway for a few advertising hits, while they bolster the liberal left in office, and what...distract a few folks from all the messes that are adding up? Bush may not have been bright enough to discriminate between bad intel and good, but he seemed a lot more well intentioned, heartfelt, and honest.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Reply
    • Wynter

      Eh? You think that closing all the affected embassies wouldn't give the press a clue? Why is it politics if we get blindsided by an attack, but if we prepare for it you still pull politics out? Just put a sock in it where lives are involved.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Dover

      Obamas tactics worked with Bin Laden. Bush's didn't. Maybe you should just sit back and keep your uniformed opinions to yourself, while others work to actually DO something.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  17. johnny _m_mustard

    Bullit ? Head ?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  18. RichardSRussell

    "Who are you?"
    "The new #2."
    "Who is #1?"
    "YOU are #6."
    "I am not a number! I am a free man!"
    —The Prisoner

    August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  19. Pockets

    And they have nuclear weapons just sitting there, put them to good use and get rid of #1 and #2 real quick. Come on US drop a couple on them. Time to roll.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      Folks, this is what a steady diet of Faux News and Rush Limbough does to the brain.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
      • mike ockslong

        folks this is what a steady diet of MSNBC and Rachel Maddow does to your brain as well.... stupidity.....

        August 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
      • Dover

        @ Mike. So you think using a nuke to kill one person is a great idea? No wonder you guys can't make your way into the white house. You are all bone stupid.

        August 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm |
    • brown

      It's far more complicated than dropping an atomic bomb.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  20. Profit_More_Ham_id

    Al's A Wierdie

    August 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  21. Phantom

    Will they attack. Maybe yes.... maybe no. But either way , they win because they got us to react. My bet is that nothing will happen because there would be no element of surprise.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      And you would do what exactly?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • bill

        I think we can take much more aggressive pro-active action. If they can intercept their communication, they can find out where they are. Al-Qaeda leaders are breaking out of prison. Maybe we should do some terrorist action and blow these prisons up while they are in there! When they close Guantanamo, those guys are going right backto their terror activities. It is a vicious cycle. There has to be a way to deal these guys a knock out punch. It seems like we are on our heels waiting for them to make their strike.

        August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm |
  22. bill

    The whole terror warning thing is almost a joke. Bin Laden hid in Pakistan. Now the other top leaders are there. And Pakistan has about 50 nukes? How long will it take? More serious action needs to be taken. Destruction of Pakistan's nuclear facilities. Maybe backing India in a war against Pakistan. Are they really considered an ally?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      stop offering your opinion.
      your comment deserves ridicule.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  23. hz

    I guess obama's plan is
    if something dopes happen, he can say: see, told you so.
    if nothing happens, then he can claim credit about prevent a serious terror attack which nobody knows when,where, who and what is....

    August 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • erickson55345

      I guess you have to describe it that way, because if you described it as, "1) warn the public, 2) close the embassies temporarily, 3) continue intelligence and offensive strikes against terrorists as we find them," it would be harder to complain about.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • Dover

      Because Obama has been far more effective at eliminating terrorists than the past administration, maybe you, burger flipper, should just observe and learn.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Reply
  24. PDXSerric

    So... the nation gets irate because of the NSA's snooping into our private lives, insisting that it is to stop terrorism, then this comes out. Coincidence? I doubt it.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Praveen

      I doubt it too..

      August 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  25. Profit_More_Ham_id

    Is'Lame means PIECE! A piece of you here a piece of you there. "All-in-SNack-bar!" (Snacks are great)

    August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Reply
    • ygnabb

      Not to mention the 72 pieces in heaven.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  26. Jack Hollis

    Did Ayman al-Zawahiri really urge any of his affiliates to "do something" or was this story too made up by the stinking C.I.A.? I guess we'll never know!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Reply
    • Dover

      QUICK! Go to infowars dot com and get the REAL answers! Bring your tinfoil!

      August 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  27. Is A Slam Dunk

    News Update: Authorities now believe that, based on the exact time that the phrase "Do Something" was said, Thing One and Thing Two were watching a cliff hanger episode of "Honey Boo Boo" in the middle of a sandstorm that was wrecking havoc with their satellite signal and expectedly making for a very excruciating viewing experience. It was at this point that Thing One jumped out of his choir chair and screamed the phrase : "Do Something".

    August 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Reply
  28. Pixie

    I really don't understand this type of thinking. Snowden gives us evidence of government abuse of wiretapping and illegal domestic spying and he's labeled a "traitor" by the government. This is the same government feeding propoganda to CNN reporters so they can use their biggest, boldest font EVA to frighten americans into thinking that an attack is imminent. If an attack were planning to occur, why not deal with it silently instead of informing "The Terrorists (TM)" that's we're on to their plans,thus making them use contingency measures if possible? It's not working anymore guys, I hope every one of the lawbreakers from the highest official downwards is held to account and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      glad at least one person in the comments section has a functioning brain

      August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  29. Wolf! Wolf!

    And I say again, WOLF!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  30. brown

    You Americans didn't have an Islamic issue until the jews hijacked your government.

    Your Congress has placed Israeli foreign policy objectives at a higher priority than America's interests.

    Your citizens represent an outrageously uninformed electorate.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      And you Muslims were humans before you read your Koran. What happened after that?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      you're a fool.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Reply
    • bob

      You mean to tell me Britney Spears doesn't vote?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • Even4601

      I agree Americans at large are uninformed but don't you go confusing us with the facts! If your people and our people really practiced love we wouldn't have all this trouble. Religion is the worst.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  31. Balls of Steel

    You never want to have your boss tell you to do something. I think #2 is going to be #1 soon.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  32. drturi

    What about offering the world a very specific date... I will do so very soon Google Dr. Turi

    August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      you are full of shiye... dont give him any gogle hits

      August 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • RichardSRussell

      Harold Camping, you old scoundrel!
      Long time, no hear from.
      What's with the new screen name?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  33. Darkheart11

    So we are goign to get hit again. Why not? All it took for the first 9-11 was slick willie Klinton to be in office. After watching him in action(!) Bin Lauden know he could attack us and get away with it. So he took his shot.

    The good news for us is, slicky boy was no longer in office.

    Now we have Jimmy Carter 2.0, Obama, in office and another terrorist sees him in action and also knows, he can attack with impunity and get away with it. Hold on people thanks to Obama the next attack is as inevitable as the next sun rise. And so is Obama impotent non-reply!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      you are a fool... lol

      August 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      "A wise man told me, 'Don't argue with fools...'"

      August 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      That's right. Clinton went against the the terrorists whom Reagan loved, funded and called them "freedom fighters". So, of course, those terrorists had to be mad at Clinton. Reagan invited Haqqani the terrorist to the White House and honored him. Clinton bombed the terrorists instead.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • bob

      What would your solution to this problem be?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  34. Naren

    So #2 is in Pakistan where #1 was also present. Keep it up with this nice Ally. Keep it up.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  35. Wrick

    CNN had the information over the weekend and decided not to report the details about al-Zawahiri's involvement based on U.S. government concerns about the sensitivity of the information. Now that it has been widely reported in other media, including the New York Times and McClatchy, CNN has now decided to report it as well.

    Doesn't it have its own opinion?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
    • Darkheart11

      Sure it has its opinion, whatever Obama wants it to have.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
  36. Reggie

    This is a freak n joke! The way it is the only safe place is a U.S. Embassy. America is business as usual. Somebody needs to get these freak n idiots out of the U.S. Government. Off the top over reacting Rice & under reacting Obama who should have pushed the button a long time ago need to step down if not removed from office period. This is all IF you asked me. I am sure someone else has a different point of view right or wrong.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      Prez Obama got the right guy – Bin Laden. So, I trust him that he is capable of getting this new scu m bag too instead of invading the wrong country (Iraq) for the wrong reason (WMD).

      August 5, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Reply
      • Brian

        Obama NEVER would have had the option of saying "yes" to the intel community and US military if it were not for the Bush/Cheney intel which eventually led to bin Laden. This is widely known by anyone who is not willfully blind to the way such things work. That is literally all Obama had to do to "get" bin Laden: he said "yes, go for it." If that makes him a "hero" of some sort, they come pretty cheaply nowadays. Obama could not pass, let alone teach, Leadership 101.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm |
    • Anon Ymouse

      They have no proof Al-qaeda even made an announcement. They are well known for never using forms of communication that can be intercepted by the US. They would even go so far as using couriers.

      Either the US is lying through their teeth to scare people into thinking its ok for them to listen to our phone calls, or Al-Qaeda is messing with them. The more likely scenario is the first one.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      wut?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  37. pjoe

    Do something? How about giving the U.S. the address of the weird doctor dude?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  38. Clarke

    Yemen should have always been a concern, not only know, but all the way back to 9/11.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  39. Toronto

    ...They knew it before the NY Times and other media? Who is CNN to be brief on matters of national intelligence. If they knew it they should have reported it, otherwise they should not have known it at all. Certainly Not News or Come-on Nobody is Naive.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Reply
    • Jack Black

      They have been repeatedly citing additional information that they would not release due to the sensitivity of it, haven't you read Any of their other articles regarding this subject? Your hypocrisy is astounding if you bother reading their articles just so you can disregard it for any other reason than to Troll.

      As a News Network, it is their duty to report RESPONSIBLY, not just for the sake of having released the information first. The information having been "sensitive" could be for any number of reasons, which includes compromising the operation that led to the interception of the message.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  40. Bastet11

    Why are they telling us this, exactly?
    I thought loose lips sink ships or something like that.,

    August 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • HZ

      that's because Obama administration wants to make his spy on citizen work looks like right thing to do.
      sorry, Obama, it won't work. stop spying on us unless you have a probably cause.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Reply
      • Interesting

        Psssst. here is a Clue... Right Wing Troll.. this has been going on for about 50 YEARS. Get a Clue before you Post propaganda next time ok?

        August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm |
      • Brian

        Hey, "Interesting," catch a clue. It is the Leftists who need to wise up. What part of the crash of Leftist ideology in the 80s and 90s did you miss? Obviously, Obama must have toked his way through those years, because he is as clueless as the next Middle School student in line.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm |
    • Brian

      True. This level of detail should never have been leaked. This level of specificity sheds too much light on sources and methods, and more of our sensitive sources will now likely be denied in the future. I suspect someone in the Administration (again) wanting to appear tough on terrorism. This pack of naïve clowns will be the death of us yet. I thought we learned our lesson about naïve Liberal Democrats when we were plagued by the shenanigans of Jimmy Carter, Mr. Bunny Farm dweller himself.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  41. jamie

    Still does not give the USA the right to Spy on its own citizens living in the USA. Sorry .... not gonna work. Try another angle.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      Yo, spy on me all you want – I have nothing to hide. They are welcome to spy on my pets and plants as well. Whoever can get bin Laden and his buddies will have my full support.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Reply
      • TiredOfPaying

        'If you have nothing to hide' is a very lame reasoning. All it would take is one minor change to a law and suddenly you'd 'have something to hide.' But since you're squeaky-clean, I'm sure you won't mind me rummaging around in your house/papers/communications on a little witch hunt. Don't worry... I'm sure I won't find anything at all.

        August 6, 2013 at 11:54 am |
  42. billhilly

    Think they wipe their butts with each others beards? I mean they don't have tp in their crappy little caves

    August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  43. HZ

    well, "do something" is something every boss tells his subordinates if not everyday, certainly every week, if CIA doesn't know the al-quada boss said it before, that's because CIA is incompetent, does Obama administration want to close all embassies in middle east for all infinity?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  44. Diplomad

    Why is this information being leaked?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Mandingo

      Because it fake?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  45. Mandingo

    LINDBERGH, CHARLES. 20th century American aviator, writer.

    Thursday, May 1, 1941

    "The pressure for war is high and mounting. The people are opposed to it, but the Administration seems to have 'the bit in its teeth' and is hell-bent on its way to war. Most of the Jewish interests in the country are behind war, and they control a huge part of our press and radio and most of our motion pictures. There are the 'intellectuals' and the 'Anglophiles,' and the British agents who are allowed free rein, the international financial interests, and many others." (The Wartime Journals)

    August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  46. Jeb

    We got attacked and Republicans whined about it for months.

    We take steps to avoid an eminent attack and they whine some more.

    What do Republicans do when they're not whining?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  47. Chuck

    Dear Racist Crack-Pots,
    Well, I guess you really must miss ol' Dubya since under his watch we took out Bin Laden!
    Oh, wait...

    August 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      Yeah under Obama; Bin Laden was died a second time!

      August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  48. brown

    Sometimes I wonder if we are specatators during the early days leading up to another Great War.

    One day these "terrorists" are going to get a real weapon of mass destruction, they will use it on us.

    I do not believe the propaganda from our elected representatives, they are far too slick to be truthful

    We need to change our elected representation and the organizations (State Dept, CIA, DIA, etc.)

    that support them. I'm am finally convinced that it is our leaders who have created this mess in the first

    place.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      foolish. do you think you should be president?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  49. are122

    Ayman al-Zawahiri to his second in command in Yemen told him to "do something," <~~ Plastic surgery might be a good start.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      For reasons best known only to them, Muslims believe that their beard makes them look good. Could there be anyone in the world who could possibly be so mistaken?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  50. José Peña

    Attempted Jew false-flag in Mexico
    Mexican Congress Incident
    As reported by La Vox De Atzlan, two men posing as press photographers, but in reality being Israeli Mossad agents, were arrested INSIDE the Mexican congress on October 10, 2001 armed with 9mm pistols, 9 grenades, explosives, three detonators, and 58 bullets, but were RELEASED from custody because of pressure from the Israeli embassy.

    "We believe that the two Jew terrorist were going to blow up the Mexican Congress. The second phase was to mobilize both the Mexican and US press to blame Osama bin Laden. Most likely then Mexico would declare war on Afghanistan as well, commit troops and all the oil it could spare to combat Islamic terrorism."

    The Jewish terrorists names were Salvador Guersson Smecke, age 34, and Saur Ben Zvi, age 27. These Jew terrorists were released because of a very high level emergency meetings took place between Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Jorge Gutman, General Macedo de la Concha and a top Ariel Sharon envoy who flew to Mexico City specially for that purpose. Jorge Gutman is of the Jewish descent. Unsurprisingly the Jewed media failed to report on this incident.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Reply
    • Even4601

      Really? If they really wanted to blow it up, it would have happened. Mossad has competent force.

      August 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  51. lol

    I never realized the al Qaeda #2 was a member of Congress

    August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  52. Dorian

    I am sorry that I voted Obama :(

    August 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • paul

      you must live with the lie

      August 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      I feel sorry for your parents.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • Jeffn

      NO .YOU DID NOT VOTE OBAMA. You are just one of the good old tea baggers trying to be funny here.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Lance

      Sorry is not enough, how about you're not allowed to vote for the next 10 years. :)

      August 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  53. jim jimson

    So the 'terrorists' have won – don't bother fighting any more, just send an email and the US cowers in the corner... Pathetic

    August 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      We get attacked and you whine about it for months. We take measures to avoid an eminent attack and you whine about that too.

      What do Republicans do when they're not whining?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Reply
      • jim jimson

        I assume you mean imminent not eminent but who knows – education was never a strong suit of liberals.
        We should nuke these people out of existence and if the Pakistan govt complains then nuke them too. That will send a clear message that housing terrorists = death from the skies.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
      • Peter

        Jim Jimson, that way of thinking is why there're so many people that hate the US

        August 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
  54. johnny _m_mustard

    Somebody needs to put a bullet in al-Zawahiri brown mark.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  55. octopus

    do something

    August 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Reply
    • lmao

      LMAO...

      well played

      August 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Vox

      Do something?
      Leaves are fallin' all around, time I was on my way
      Thanks to you, I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay
      but now it's time for me to go, the autumn moon lights my way
      for now I smell the rain, and with it, pain
      and it's headed my way
      Aw, sometimes I grow so tired
      but I know I've got one thing I got to do

      A-ramble on, and now's the time, the time is now
      Sing my song, I'm goin' 'round the world, I gotta find my girl
      On my way, I've been this way ten years to the day
      Ramble on, gotta find the queen of all my dreams

      Got no time to for spreadin' roots, the time has come to be gone
      And though our health we drank a thousand times
      it's time to ramble on

      A-ramble on, and now's the time, the time is now
      Sing my song, I'm goin' 'round the world
      I've gotta find my girl
      On my way, I've been this way ten years to the day
      I gotta ramble on, I gotta find the queen of all my dreams
      I tell you no lie

      Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear
      How years ago in days of old when magic filled the air
      'twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, mm-I met a girl so fair
      but Gollum and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her
      her, her, yeah, and ain't nothin' I can do, no

      I guess I'll keep on ramblin', I'm gonna
      Sing my song/Sh-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, I've gotta find my baby
      I'm gonna ramble on, sing my song
      Gonna work my way all around the world
      Baby, baby/Ramble on, yeah

      A-do-do-n-do-n-do-n-do, my baby/Baby
      A-ramble on, baby
      A-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-de-do-de-do-de-do-de-do-de, yeah, yeah/
      I can't stop this feelin' in my heart
      Everytime I feel I will leave, I really gotta part
      Gotta keep searchin' for my baby/
      Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, babe
      I've gotta keep a-searchin'for my baby
      My, my, my, my, my, my, my baby/
      Yeah-yeah, a-yeah-yeah, a-yeah-yeah
      My, my, my, my, my, my baby/
      Yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah
      Ooh, my, my, my-my, my-my, my-my, yeah/
      I can't find my bluebird, I'd listen to my bluebird sing
      but I, I can't find my bluebird
      I keep a-ramblin' baby/ Ah, ah, yeah
      I keep a-ramblin', baby/I keep, keep, keep, keep, keep
      Babe, babe, babe, babe/
      I keep a-ramblin', baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
      My, my babe
      Bay-ya-by/A-goodbye, goodbye, a-goodbye, baby
      Well, something's wrong

      August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Reply
      • Peter

        Dude, stop doing drugs ._.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm |
  56. omeany

    Do something? WOW! 2 words can shut down all those embassies. Sounds like the NSA is really reaching on this one!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • pologrounds625

      So, if the govt didnt act to terrorist telling another terrorist who has a proven record of killing folks in the name of jihad, omeany your telling me that you wouldnt compliain the govt didnt do anything?your probably one of those that criticized the govt about the benghazy. The truth is people like you live to monday morning judge others whoare in the position and hold the responsibilities of protecting people.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Reply
      • Jeb

        They'll pretty much whine no matter What Obama does.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm |
    • lmao

      agreed.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  57. Larry Silverstein

    Cossiga: "Jews did 9/11"
    Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy's oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies. In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:

    "All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Jew world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."

    August 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Reply
    • Jeremy Johnson

      Larry, and I am really not trying to be harsh when I say this, but you really need to get more sleep and stop staying up all night listening to those conspiracy theory AM talk shows. You just sound retarded man.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Reply
      • Jeffn

        Thanks Jeremy. The tea bagger needs to get some sleep.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm |
      • lmao

        The comments are hilarious here.

        thanks

        August 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm |
      • Larry L

        Sadly, we see the tragic flaw in democracy. He gets to vote.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm |
    • panz4ever

      ...and we never landed on the moon, and the Earth is really flat!

      August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  58. pyusmc66

    Do NOT suspend drone strikes until these kind of vermin are exterminated. Kill them all, even if it takes tac-nukes.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  59. Poob

    Read through all these comments and ask yourselves: Is it any wonder there are people that consider America a cesspool of idiots?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • Interesting

      Cesspool of Idiots? I bet you got online and said the same thing about the Nazis ..umm Wait the Idiots bailed your behinds out of their domination. Why don't you go to France or any other part of Europe and look at all the "Idiots" grave markers..

      August 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Reply
      • gg

        Idiot

        August 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm |
    • lmao

      theres idiots in every country but Ill agree that the comments are funny

      August 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  60. Gill

    "Do something" is what Obama needs to be told.... do something legit. for a change besides sell this country out.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      Right, because if you say it's not legit, then it can't be legit.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • Bob Johnson

      Wow how convenient an event to justify the government tapping our phones!!

      August 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Reply
      • Jeb

        Settle down Cletus. No one's coming for your midget porn collection.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm |
  61. Kevin

    LOL "do something"

    I mean when they lie they aren't even trying to sound sophisticated or convincing anymore. Our govt lies while they know we don't believe them and they still do it.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  62. patty

    c'mon don't you get it? All the hoopla about spying on private citizen phone calls, e-mails, etc. and now... suddenly an imminent terrorist attack?? Wake UP people.... governments like ours find ways to manipulate people just so they fall in line.... just like lambs to slaughter. If its perceived an attack is coming and suddenly with all the "intelligence" we're told it was thwarted....well suddenly the people don't complain so much anymore about their phone calls, e-mails, etc. being hacked and spyed upon. When are we going to wake up and STOP worrying so much about the Kardashians and START worrying about the freedoms being taken from us right before our eyes while they keep us distracted with this nonsense???

    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      Really?! You've been watching way too many movies. Maybe the Snowden leaks are also just a conspiracy... For something even more sinister. Ooooo, scary. See how stupid you sound! Get real.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Reply
      • Pixie

        You do realize they politicized the color coded threat level during the Bush years??

        "Orange alert ya'll!!!111!!! OMG!"

        http://www.salon.com/2009/08/20/ridge_4/

        It's not a conspiracy theory. It's history.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:36 pm |
  63. ericgoestoholland

    After a while, the line between gangs and terrorists organizations starts to blur....

    August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  64. rob0rah

    But boss! Im afraid that I will get a drone up my butt!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  65. CIA

    Time to drone the twin Bozo's.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  66. DebEd

    I can picture Obama in the White House going around in circles while wringing his hands and saying "Don't do this while I'm president, don't do this while I'm president. I won't know what to do!".

    August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • ugottabkidn

      That's why I never had a problem with Clinton getting bj's from an intern. It let him stay focused on important things

      August 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  67. Van Krunk

    Why would this even be public?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  68. Nick

    Yeah, Obama..do something. We're tried of all the false flags from the gov't.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Nick

      tired* :)

      August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  69. CIA

    That's a stretch ....

    August 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  70. breater1

    Ok boss, I will do something, but first look out of the window and tell me if there're any funny objects in the sky?

    August 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  71. Fredrik

    news . bbc . co . uk/2/hi/middle_east/1559151.stm

    Hijack 'suspects' alive and well

    9-11 was a Jew job and Jew run media took part in covering up Jew crimes. From Murder, to theft of trillions ..to removing crime scene evidence and selling it to Asian smelters.

    If people but knew!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • breater1

      Oy! You sound like you could use some zoup. Tell me, you have a girlfriend; you should get married, and have sum children, den let me tell you, you'll stop be sating so much bad things.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • ugottabkidn

      it would be simple to tell if it was a jew or an arab – look for a foreskin

      August 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  72. DW

    Al Queda is obviously sophisticated and deadly. This message proves it.

    August 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  73. Spgfld Tom

    "Do something" ,,,,,isn't this the same message Obama sends to Biden daily? Oops, that's "do something to not embarass me today". Hey, didn't the Prez declare the War on Terror was over? Guess the Prez forgot to tell the bad guys..........whatever happens Hillary can blame it on an internet video (oops, already used that lame excuse).

    August 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • ugottabkidn

      Does anybody else remember Bush on an aircraft carrier talking about the war in Iraq being over.....?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  74. wildbill

    I would not be alarmed about this,because they pray to a man that was gay!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  75. Jeb

    I agree with closing down U.S. embassies. We don't want to give Republicans the opportunity to create another "Spinghazi".

    August 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      Good point. I can see the Redumbicans getting their theories together already.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
      • kyle

        left wing or right wing they both belong to the same bird

        August 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
  76. Jim Jones

    The message the world has been waiting for from "al qaeda": 'do something'

    LMAO Good lord all mighty people are stupid!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Reply
    • FOCK

      Its a slap on the public's face. What sort of an intelligent is this what sort of Fkn News is this " Do Something" and we closed our embassies.

      Great CNN.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • ugottabkidn

      perhaps the message was really "take your tactical nukes and attack these locations – kill as many innocents as you can. Spread your biological weapons everywhere." Perhaps this was intercepted, and knowing that people would wonder why they were closing targeted embassies, they decided to "dumb down" the message so that even some idiots on here could understand it.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  77. Tim

    So my question is: If we know who and where the leaders of Al-Qaeda are, why are they still alive? If we are invested in this Middle East war and have troops over there already, why not focus our aim at them? Leave Afghanistan and all the other countries over there, send over some going away gifts to these terrorist leaders and call it a wash before we look like a buncha losers. Oh wait.....

    August 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      This has nothing to do with why you look like a loser.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Reply
      • Tim

        You don't see me signing up to go fight in a war for oil so billionaires can make more billions. If I felt our country was in dire need of my service, like to protect OUR borders, I'd go. But you will gladly shell out tax dollars to make rich men richer, eh Jeb?

        August 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm |
    • erickson55345

      Gee Tim, when you put it that way, you're right! We should just go get them! Why didn't anyone else who does that job every day of their lives think of that?

      Hmm, maybe there's a difference between "intercepting a message" (likely involving couriers) and "knowing where they are..."

      August 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Reply
      • Tim

        So, the article doesn't mention the leader most likely residing in Pakistan and his #2 in Yemen? Doesn't say that anywhere eh?

        August 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
      • erickson55345

        "Tim

        So, the article doesn't mention the leader most likely residing in Pakistan and his #2 in Yemen? Doesn't say that anywhere eh?

        August 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
        "

        (sigh) – yes, Tim. the article does name two countries. And since you are prone to over-simplification, I guess in your mind that is equivalent to knowing where to drop the bomb or send the snipers.

        I will vote for you next election, if you promise to use as your campaign slogan, "Keep it simple with Tim!"

        August 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm |
  78. Nick

    These terrorists, like varmint rodents in their underground tunnels in the mid-east, got themselves more than two thirds wiped out by the most powerful army in the world after 9/11. They at one time claimed that Bin Laden would never be found. He ended up with a bullet in the head (he was defenseless when we shot him ha ha) Now they've managed to repopulate enough to send a threatening message that has actually turned the heads of Americans. They'll get nowhere.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  79. Winston Smith

    I'm confused, is the same al Qaeda that was on the run according to Obama and crazy uncle Joe in the 2012 POTUS race that ended the war on terror?

    August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • QUALITYcontroll

      One thing you have right...you are confused...

      August 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      You are confused. This POTUS never declared victory in the War on Terror. No "Mission Accomplished" moments unlike his predecessor.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Reply
    • Jeb

      We agree. You are confused.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  80. BHOAH

    I wish we had a strong president that had some guts to do something? Of course these are his people.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • Qualitycontroll

      BHLOYAH

      August 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      What exactly should he do? Please, tell me?

      August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Reply
      • Frank

        Resign and turn himself in for treason and murder.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
    • Larry L

      The President has directed more successful attacks on terrorists than any leader in our history. Do some research rather than listening to Faux News. Your moronic comments prove you've either been asleep for five years or you're just another right-wing bigot who hates our federal government more than al Qaeda.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply
    • Profit_More_Ham_id

      Obama got Osama- and you so mad it sad – lol

      August 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  81. Marilyn P

    Dick Dastardly says to his number 2 "Muttley, do something!"

    August 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  82. Susan

    Obama...Do something!

    August 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Larry L

      Susan, the POTUS is the best we've ever had at "doing something" about terrorism. Count the dead terrorists and you'll know why they've been subdued for five years. The al Qaeda terror organization is large, well-funded and fairly sophisticated in their use of information technology and clandestine operations. Regardless of our actions, our right-wing will create a idiotic conspiracy in an attempt to discredit the administration – distorting the facts and demanding the release of all classified intelligence data. For example – what would Rand paul say if, tonight, without his "permission", we kill Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone attack? You can bet the wingers would find echo his foolish comments and fault with the President's action. If we don't kill Ayman al-Zawahiri they'll claim we're "weak on terror".

      August 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  83. Onas

    When the police state and fascism comes to USA it won't be in a form of cross or some Muslim terrorist

    but rather Menora and 6 point star of moloch

    August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • ugottabkidn

      I thought the Mexicans were taking over America? Isn't that why we want to build a better fence? I never knew they were jewish.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  84. Onas

    #2 bla bla #2 gets killed in pakistan #2 gets killed in yemen #2 gets killed in somalia #2 gets killed in iraq #2 gets killed in afghanistan ..repeat

    #2#2#2#2 ...yawn

    does jew run govt rly, rly thin kwe are as dumb as they assume? If so it is jews and their JWO who are dumb to assume such things.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • Nick

      Too funny! You're so right... it's always the #2! Never the #1 guy... always #2! I'd even be happy if it was #3 or #4... something different... but, no... always #2! Funny!

      August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  85. obamaplace

    There is no threat... this is just the NSA trying to convince us we need them.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      Another conspiracy theorists. How original.

      August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
      • Frank

        Another leftard shill. How unoriginal. Did you make $1.50 for that comment?

        August 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm |
    • wildbill

      I agree

      August 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • ConspiraciesEverywhere

      My conspiracy theory is that the conservative extremists are so easy to manipulate that all you have to do is cycle a few lines on a fake anti-obama blog and they will gobble it up as if it were the gospel and start regurgitating it everywhere.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  86. JC

    I love these official leaks. This follows right on the heals of all the bad press about the NSA, and is nothing more than a justification for whatever programs they want to hold on to. It's designed to clear the headlines. It doesn't matter how real the threat is; these words could simply mean that Al Qaeda is feeling a little desperate. This is exactly the kind of sleazy, obvious, underhanded distraction that causes me to classify politicians with pedophiles.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  87. Alex Santana

    why do all these middle eastern jerkwads, all look like they have not had a bath in years? they all look so filthy and probably stink to high heaven. Maybe that is why they are so crazy? their pores are all full of dirt and stench!

    August 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Alex

      These terrorist live in caves. Off course they don't take showers how the hell are they going to shower? Just like those rednecks in the southren states they are white but they stink like pig poo

      August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Reply
      • Frank

        Live in caves?

        TOO FUNNY!

        August 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm |
  88. robjh1

    It is because of these radicals that America has to always be on alert. Not only that we have to deal with the lacks of Snowden, Manning and Greenwald enemies of the state.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      What page of the shill handbook did you refer to, to come up with that drivel? These same so-called terrorists were the same bunch that the US Government provided arms to in Libya and now Syria. You are addicted to mainstream news and not capable of critical thought.

      You and your ilk suffer from Stockholm Syndrome...you are in love with your captors.

      August 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Reply
      • sasss31

        Frank = typical ignoramus. We never funded Al Qaeda in Libya or Syria. Nice try brainless. It is your type who are incapable of thought but project your own inadequacies on others.

        August 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm |
      • Frank

        It has been 100% proven that arms and munitions were given to these so-called terrorists to create an armed resistance against Gaddafi and Assad.

        You are the type who chooses to ignore the facts because your mind is made up. So sad!

        August 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm |
      • ugottabkidn

        Uhm Frank, they were actually given to Bin Laden and others in Afghanistan to drive out the Soviets

        August 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm |
  89. ug

    Oh bs! just lib media hype to cover ovomits behind to show how gutless he is...

    August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  90. EmilioDumphque

    WHY would our world-wide security apparatus admit they intercepted this call?? That's the one thing you want to keep hidden from your adversary! This is bogus!

    August 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  91. Onas

    I'm sick and tired of Jew run govtand pentagon making up these "#2" figrues ...Ive heard like 100 times same story

    #2 al qaida this and that ..and then gets killed, next few weeks another #2 and again #2 and #2 ...its obviously a lie

    9/11 is a jew job and sooner it comes out the better

    August 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Miss Trixie

      Hateful, hateful bigot.

      August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
    • Susan

      Well, let's at least keep killing them. It would be nice though if this was something the UN would take on whose member nations would support. Don't think that will happen though–not on this world of filthy rich vs. incredibly poor my God is better then your God crap going on.

      August 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Jeff Hayden

      Onas, you are an idiot. Purely moronic.

      August 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  92. Theseus

    BS. American politics and military lie. This is just more propaganda to try to scare the public into more Big Brother security. There hasn't been a serious threat since 9/11, now is no different. Whatever the U.S. can do to promote prolonged warfare, they will. This is all a lie.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Brandon

      The threats they are referring to is overseas threats. There have been more attacks since 9/11

      August 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Reply
      • priceofaMile

        If the attacks are overseas then how is it our problem? I almost forgot, were fighting for OUR freedom...overseas lmfao! Yeah right!

        August 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
  93. Darlene Buckingham

    "Do something" could mean anything – the terror plots are getting lamer and lamer. Keeping the fear going without incurring karma seems to be becoming more difficult for fear mongers and control freaks. In the end all we have is our self-respect. Are the fear mongers of the world prepared to start doing the right thing for themselves and to stop harming people? This is the time to evolve and understand we are here to take care of life: not to dominate, control and brutalize life

    August 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • gantry

      He could have meant get off your bu tt and do something slope head!

      August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  94. sloop

    They talk, we crap our pants. What the heck happened to this country?!

    August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Common Sense

      They talk, we take measures, not "crap our pants". Nothing happened to this country.

      The same people like you will cry foul if we did nothing. Yet complain and call it crapping our pants when we do something. Get a friggin' life!!!

      August 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Reply
      • JC

        Of course the government takes steps. We don't need to be kept in the loop about those steps; we assume that they are effective. Why does this administration feel the need to blab about something that is business as usual? Ever ask yourself that? No, of course you haven't. Why? Because you're a sheep, that's why.

        August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm |
  95. TheZel

    how bout stand outside with a "here I am" sign over your head for the next drone.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  96. Alex

    Oh great let's just tell the terrorists we know what they are saying and how we found out what they are saying.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  97. RedMaple

    Damned if ya do, and damned if ya don't! We missed the warning signs in Benghazi last year and everybody on these boards was so angry that we missed those warnings. But now we exercise the utmost caution to prevent it from happening again, and everybody is mad that we took precautions. Everybody in AQ is probably laughing their head off watching us run around like chickens trying to out guess them. Regardless of what we do...the terrorists win!

    August 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      Benghazi was an October surprised gone wrong. When POTUS issued a stand down order to the operatives set to rescue the victims, a criminal act was committed. Wake up and smell the coffee!

      August 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Reply
      • Common Sense

        Tell me Frank. What do you nut jobs use as hats these days, now that they no longer make tin foil?

        August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
      • Frank

        The tard is strong in this one!

        August 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm |
      • ugottabkidn

        Common Sense – they use Tea Pots

        August 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
  98. Frank

    This is all kabuki theater for mush minds meant to deflect from all of the Obama scandals:

    IRS Scandal
    Benghazi Scandal
    NSA Scandal
    Rosengate Scandal
    Fast and Furious Scandal

    I can go on but I have listed enough impeachable offenses to last a lifetime.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • Honestee

      Fast and Furious was pretty good.. I did not see the other ones though? Can you give us a review?

      August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
      • Frank

        Laugh it up shill!

        August 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
    • Think For Just A Moment

      With so many impeachable offenses, are you saying that all Republicans are protecting Mr Obama? Not even one dare to stand up and say impeach the President? Do you REALLY believe that??

      August 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Fruits linger

      Cue the buried heads who will retort by bringing up now-irrelevant past administrations and their failures. But yes.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  99. Steve

    World Trade Center attack occurred after George Walker Bush was informed by American intelligence agencies that terrorists were planning an attack. Contrast that by the current Administration which is being criticized by so-called conservatives for taking prudent action

    August 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Reply
    • Fruits linger

      Who cares about a previous failed administration. Live in the now. This one is a failure on whole new levels.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Bazinga

      Its B.S just to justify NSA spying on Americans. Read up on propaganda by govt.

      August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Reply
      • erickson55345

        So every time we have a government warning, the only possible explanation is that it is falsified to justify something nefarious by the government? "Read up on propaganda by the govt." – Also read up on national security by the government. It may be one, it may be the other, but somehow I'm doubting you have any proof either way.

        Besides, al Qaeda has their own propaganda machine and a neutral news organization in al Jazeera. If we were making this stuff up, they would have a field day mocking us openly. Instead, they just keep on their own message of endless jihad. Unless you're one of those that think the whole rest of the world is in on the NSA's secret tyranny plans...

        August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm |
  100. TeddyG

    My boss tells me that same message everyday. Who knew? I guess you've got to be somebody.

    August 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Reply
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