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.
Thank you George W. Bush for starting this whollleee entire middle eastern mess.
You are conveniently ignoring the attacks on U.S. embassies and the U.S. Cole during Clinton's administration. The Islamic terrorists have been targeting American interests long before Bush II. I recommend you put your hate of Bush aside and learn some history.
Right, not to mention the whole Iranian revolution and taking of our embassy during Carter's watch.
Or the Beirut marine barracks under REAGAN.
Basically, all US presidents are useless puppets. Let's abolish the 'president' role.Let's have a Prime Minister elected by the state and capitol representatives across the country.
What's different, is that after these other criminal acts the entire US government didn't knee jerk react and blunder into two illegal, unwinnable, ignorant Middle East wars while wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on ineffective "Homeland Security".
Well said, Iggy. In fact, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama are war criminals who need to be brought to justice for prosecuting these obscene wars!
I'm pretty sure you don't know the meaning of 'war criminal', 'obscene' or 'prosecuting'. But keep trying anyhow...
'prosecuting' an 'obscene' war?? What are you illiterate?
How about "illegal, ignorant, obscene wars".
iggy or id i ot? All his fault? Nothing to do with Clinton, right? Guess you cant fix s t up id.
Thank you!!! Finally someone with some brains speaking.
Ayman, you really aren't much anymore without Moe and Larry,
"Do something" ... sounds like a rant from a boss who's fed up with the inaction of an underling.
Of course, it's not as if the boss is actually doing any work himself. if Zawahiri isn't careful, his underlings may turn him in just to get him off their backs.
Now that would be celebrated by people everywhere who can't stand their demanding – and lazy – bosses.
Sounds like desparation and frustration...leadership is getting killed, losing in Africa, stalemate in Yemman. And if indeed the terrorists cannot cause significant violence worldwide during the 30-day Ramaden, it will be even more embarassing and humilitating.
Do Something? Al Zawarhiri reminds me of Hitler .....Maybe one of the Jailbreaks they freed will turn him in for a cash payout.
It almost sounds like when Charlie Manson told his followers to go out and do "something witchy".....
They really need to kill this guy.... Find him and kill him ASAP..... I can't believe we haven't....
Such is to be expected from someone like you with your obvious limitations, KAG. You sound like another run of the mill, ignorant Tea Partier with a 4th grade education by what you posted above! Then again, you ignoramuses do have a right to your opinion just like the rest of us.
I don't get it, that's what your hero Obama did with Bin Laden right? Double standard much?
Big dark X on his forehead and don't miss the prop AK on the side. Its a joke.
I bet ole Grandpa Ayman has 5+ women held hostage, along with some retarded Al Qaeda follower wannabe idiots too stupid to turn him in for money. They would rather shove a bomb up their but. Brainwashing at its best.
Sounds more like al-Zawahiri is telling his cronies, if I may paraphrase, "Get off your ass and do something, anything, just do something." But of course that's just my humble opinion.
"Do Something" ?? This sounds like a Home Depot ad!! Time for the wilted old man to go to a nursing home!! Drone him already..
I have not read the Koran, but i am really worried about the violence in Islam! A Hindu once said even if all of us were to become Muslim there would be no end to conflict in the world. There seems to be no natural love, peace, and freedom amongst Muslims! Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran which appear stable are an unsustainable illusion because they rule over their People using fear inspiring tactics. I heard one S/Arabian guy tell about how they make them watch sword executions after prayers. That is not Love, that is not religion, and it ain't peace!!! It is not from the arch angel Gabriel!
Shiites and Sunnis call each other false/harem, fight and murder each other viciously in the Middle East. It appears Muslim teachers and Leaders do not reprimand murderous satanic al-qaeda and Taliban accordingly, which reminds me how rascism was subtley encouraged in the formative years of the USA so as to make it easier to control the masses. DOES ALLAH ENCOURAGE MURDER OF THE INNOCENTS BY ANYONE(USA. S/ARABIA, UK, al-qaeda and Taliban OR ANYONE)? THE ANSWER IS A BIG NOOOO!!!
Just as much blood has been shed by Christians over the centuries.
Christians continue to kill to this day. Take the Wisconsin Sikh Temple massacre last year. Or how about The Knoxville Unitarian Universalist Church shooting in 2008. Then there was the murder of Dr. Tiller. We could go on and on. Christians will argue – and rightfully so – that this is the work of a few deranged heretics. Muslims could argue – rightfully so – the same thing.
Christians have not even come close to the number of deaths caused by Islam. Besides the Crusades, what war was fought in the name of Christ? But, for a moment, let's say that I accept your premise. What will it take for Mulsims to stop killing in the name of their 'religion'? Will you stop when you pass the total killed by Christians? How about after killing all Jews? After killing all Shiites or Sunni's?
Yeah... that's what I thought. Since there is no end to the killing as long as there are Muslims, its pretty obvious who needs killing.
I think we need to ask "The Army of God" what it would take for them to quit killing Americans on American soil.
You sound so full of information and facts. I bet you are definitely one of those bright Indians from south east asia 🙂
Don't even start defending GWB for ANYTHING....he should have been executed for needlessly sending thousands of American soldiers to their death in Iraq.
Okay! Let us know where you are, and we will send you a drone.
So, you Yanks are all smart after the fact? It would be nice to see you soil your knickers if you had to do the job of President.
OK boss, do you want a pizza?
Truly ridiculous comments on here. Obama does "nothing" on Benghazi. Let's put his feet in the fire on it. Obama goes on the alert, tail wagging the dog. Let's put his feet to the fire. George Bush and Condi Rice COMPLETELY IGNORE intelligence about an imminent attack, and we get 9/11 and two wars following. Bush gets a cool leather jacket and a library. And Conservatives wonder why most of the media thinks they are idiots, and those idiots to idiotic things? Yet it's the "liberal media's" fault Conservatives get a bad rap. Truly outrageous behavior.
This from a president who just a few weeks ago told the American public the terrorist were on the run. What a bunch of constant B.S. that stream from this administration
Wow he doesn't do what you like its B.S. he acts to save lives its B.S. he makes the attempt to give all Americans a shot at some kind of health care its B.S. he ends Osama's life its B.S. I smell something here and its not the Presidents actions but low brow Neanderthal's like yourself. So painfully slow is the extinction of your kind and the B.S. you bring with you.
I agree, Rob. He should have made a speech on the deck of an aircraft carrier with a banner in the background declaring "mission accomplished". That would have been much better.
What's outrageous, Brian is your misinformed commentary. Like many leftist who conveniently "blame" the GWB admin., the issue of terrorism , esp. surrounding Al Qaeda, was in Clinton's hands since his first inauguration. You think 12 month into Bush's tenure, and all of a sudden there's a terrorist threat? Clinton knew about all of this well before GW could even spell Al Qaeda, FACT – he had Bin Laden in his sights, literally, back in 1997 and did nothing....Look it up. Gotta get back to work, but give me time and I'll support this with literature you can research yourself. Or, you could be like most of your ilk and go watch Racheal Maddow or something...
Fin this clown and drone him
It is only natural that WAR PRONE, TRIGGER HAPPY America gets punished from time to time for its atrocities and systematic THEFT of property and private information from people, business and governments all over the planet where allies receive the same treatment as enemies!
Human Justice just expects that the punishment is as comparable as possible to the BARBARIANS CRIMES Americans commit all over the planet!
This country hasn't been that trigger happy ever since the Iraq war.
So let me get this straight... Because of spying like the NSA you think its ok for radicals to attack western interests. Ok, let's go with that... let's see you destroy the new NSA data storage facilites that hold all that information. You might even win some 'hearts and minds' of the world for doing so.
I have a suggestion for this head case but CNN will probably censor it.
Humm...I hope this is not justification for Obamas peeping addiction.
Mr. Nail, you've been hit on the head by Smarter Than U. Great comment.
What happened to this "abundance of caution" when Obama and The Hilla-Beast denied Ambassador Stevens additional security, leading to their deaths? Now they have caution? Smells like Wag The Dog to me.
I really think from now on, perhaps Obama and The Hilla-Beast should take threats seriously instead of sitting on their laurels. I'll be glad when Obama's term ends so the investigations can begin. Certainly Obama and The Hilla-Beast should be brought before Congress and forced to comply with Congressional hearings as to their activities ranging from gun smuggling with Mexican cartels, to Benghazi. What an incompetent and corrupt Administration.
And I'm sure you ask the same be done for the previous administration, when they openly lied to the country that led to a war in Iraq, right? Phone outrage. Is your name Riley Cooper?
JJ – You're an idiot. The President didn't turn down additional security. Facts are the the State Department has requested for three years in a row for additional funding for security because of increased threats. These requests were included in the President budget request to Congress, which the republican controlled House, who controls the budget, refused each and every year. So if you want to blame someone and hold them accountable for this tragedy, why don't you place the blame where it deserves, on the republicans in the House of Representatives. Please check your facts before you look stupid by making false and inaccurate claims.
Brian – blaming "the previous administration" is becoming a bit laughable five years and two terms in. It doesnt work. Put on your big boy pants, stop whining and start taking some responsibility for the worst president of our lifetime.
mehohman- you're the idiot. Everyone now knows that the Benghazi attack lasted for hours and that help could have been sent to arrive in 20 mins. Requests for help were ignored and the Obama administration led by Hillary "what difference does it make" Clinton, lied to the world and said the Sept 11 attack was caused by a YouTube video and not a planned terrorist attack in order to not hurt Obama's reelection bid a few weeks later. It could have been stopped.
This guy is The Face of Terror, literally. He makes zombies look like Marilyn Monroe.
Let's see, We hear "do something", from a group that Obozo says is "decimated", from an old man living in hiding and we close 19 embassies? Sure sounds like this entire administration in totally incompetent and fill of people who "mis-speak" (i.e. liars).
I guess you preferred GWB's approach. Don't interrupt my August vacation with these annoying security alerts.
The way you figure it, you win either way. Obama closes the embassies, which you consider to be a stupid reason. Obama is a fool. Or Obama leaves the embassies open and diplomatic personnel are killed. Again Obama is a fool for ignoring the alert. Either way, you get to claim to be a geopolitical genius.
What we should be really talking about is how we ended up in a world where the fkg Muslims get to pull the strings to make all of us marionettes dance. They fkg own us. We have had to turn our world upside down to accomodate these mthrfkrs. We all pay a huge tax in order to live in world with these fkrs.
Trust Jesus not people
Actually you're not that smart, rather a willing stooge for the Democrats. Actual history about GWB is that he gave up golf, and contracted vacations out of respect for those who serve in harm's way. He also did and continues to personally honor those hurt serving. Where's your guy?
Only the Republicans act the way the terrorists want. They turn on their own government at the drop of a hat (no matter whose hat it is).
Actually you're not that smart, rather a willing stooge for the Democrats. Actual history about GWB is that he gave up golf, and contracted vacations out of respect for those who serve in harm's way. He also did and continues to personally honor those hurt serving. Where's your guy?
LOL – Another GOP supporter rewriting history, GWB did indeed say he was giving up golf after a citizen questioned him on how he was sacrificing since the soldiers were sacrificing their lives to fight his war. So he didn't stop playing golf on his own but because he looked like a fool talking about sacrifice when he was out playing golf during wartime. Unfortunately, "his sacrifice only lasted a week or so because he was caught playing golf after his PR stunt. Where was GWB a month before 9/11, he was on his ranch in Texas where he spent a considerable amount of time during his administration. History has already shown that GWB spent more vacation time then any president. So before you talk about be a stooge for the democrats perhaps you should turn off Fox and research the facts.
GWB never gave a crap about American soldiers because if he did he would have never sent them to Iraq, held their pay and told the military (through Rumsfield) that this is the Army you have and shut up about asking for armored protection.
...Or, it "could" have something to do with the fact that certain politicians of a certain political party decided to politicize the Benghazi embassy attack and milk it for everything they could, ensuring that any government in power will now have to "over-react" to any potential incident.
By the way, there were more embassy attacks and deaths under GWB's presidency than "Obozos". Don't believe me? Look it up.
Yes, there were more embassies attacked under Bush. THat is because WE WERE AT WAR WITH TERRORISTS!
But according to Obama, the war is pretty much over, we have won and Al Qaeda is decimated (his and Biden's words, not mine).
So exactly why are we shutting down a record number of embassies again? See, I agree with the shutting down of the embassies, just like we should have supported and closed Benghazi consulate. Because we should still be at war with the terrorists and it is VERY OBVIOUS that Al Qaeda is ALIVE AND WELL!
So lets hear Obama come on TV and admit he was wrong. What? You mean that wont ever happen! Say it isn't so! I thought he was going to be the most transparent President we ever had!
never pass up an oppertunity to bash the president. he can do no right – in your eyes. you probably don't have any problem cashing that government disability check you get each month.......
Yeah. I think this is the new terror attack. Misinformation. They say they are going to do something. They do nothing. We spend millions moving assets and closing down locations. The new strategy is to bankrupt us.
That has been part of the strategy all along. Another part being reducing our freedoms here at home.
"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."
Sure you did, CNN. The statement above is like nails on a chalkboard. Since when do reporters not report because of 'sensitivity" issues? Stop blowing your own horn and get a real job.
There was a time when journalists were expected to keep secrets. When they purposely sat on stories until the informaton they released would not endanger their countrymen. But, that was all before the Corporations took over. Now all that matters is getting Profit, so even Lies are published if it sells newspapers.
If CNN actually did sit on the information in defference to National Security then I think they deserve a round of applause.
It is always easier to try to get others to do your bidding. How about you come out and play little man? Oh yeah, you might get killed....hahahahaha
" Do something", sounds like he is desperate for attention.
One thing they can do is to make huge posters of his face hanging from buildings, this will cause a mass vomiting and possibly heart attack for older people hence flooding the hospitals and creating a nationwide crisis in yemen. LOL
Embassies closing, US citizens fleeing countries, the government shaking in its boots...
Guess we're not doing too well in the war on terrorism.
Love the disclaimer: We at CNN had no intention or performing journalism and informing the public of a newsworthy event because it might make our government masters upset...poo, poo. You guys are a complete joke.
"Do something" sounds like they had nothing planned, but the leader wanted him to start planning something.
When the USA goes around the world trying to rule/conquer nations we will have problems.
FACT. Some people in the nations don't want to be part of the USA. Question. Would you want people from the Middle East to rule the USA. The USA has been in the Middle East since the mid 1920's. So far we have not done so well.
You might have a small point to make I'm sure, but your vast over-exaggerations about the USA wanting to rule the world diminish anything you have to say to the realm of absurdity.
The is only interested in their security and economic interests like any other country. AS far as I can read and hear we have no interest in wasting anymore of our limited resources in ruling other countries. If the US wanted to it could destroy most countries three times over without any regard for human life and seize control but our values are such we would not cause unnecessary harm to others.
I say we came close to breaking the back but they figured out a way to get their ranks back up, no training necessary and its also a recruitment tool. So its pretty much starting all over again.
Time to send out a drone with al-Zawahiri's name on it.
Zawahiri says "Do Something"
Obama closes the embassies
The sky is falling. The sky is falling." Nothing locks down a country and justifies a police state more than an invisible enemy with no known origin. "
Obama's Message To Al-Qaeda: "Threaten The U.S. And We Will Run Away."
I'm guessing that you have ragged on President Obama about Benghazi. So now when steps are taken to protect U.S. embassies you're complaining, too. Which way do you want it? Of course, you just type on a computer and, I'm sure, have no responsibilities so it's easy to complain. Drones killed four militants in Yemen. What else do you think we should do? Nuke Sana'a? (That's the capital of Yemen.)
For most people I know, we do not really care so much about the closures as opposed to where in Bengazi we did not send in additional troops either before the attack or during there was actual shooting. That was the big deal.. no one is asking for closures. Lol
Pretty sure you are the same type of person who would be all over the president's back he he left the embassies open and Americans died as a result. Shame
NO one wants closures. They want some USMC and additional troops either stationed before or able to respond during an attack.
Male hormones still busy after thousand's of years... deep in stupidity!
remember the date 09/11/2001 when they had the terror attack....
this time they might be doing it again possibly in 08/08/2013 to 13/08/2013 in your time.
so beware of the time and the number.............
Al Qaeda is the boogie man the news is trying to create to further an agenda. Sort your own country out before you invade others. Peace from the Heart of Mamma Africa.
I agree... no more invasions but many more Predator Drones, Cruise missiles and the occasional sniper shot in the dark. Terror attacks against Americans demands action but yes it does not have to be boots on the ground. Just be happy no nukes were used.
This is a scenario made by the US government to show the people the need of the NSA , and to give them self permission to spy on people , same scenario happened in Iraq war .
Go s u c k AJ's d i i i ii ick, a s s hole. INFOSH I TS . com!
Could someone pretend Jake is human and show him a shred of attention.that's all he ever wanted... its not his fault he was thrown away in a dumpster by his parents. Of course we all would have done the same thing in the shoes..
Please Jake, do cut out that filthy Tea Party lingo of yours. It has absolutely no place here!
I think you may have the tin foil hat on just a little too tight. You do remember that AQ killed numerous sailors in the USS Cole attack and thousands of civilians on 9/11, or do you consider those to be staged events made in a Hollywood studio on the back lot?
Go youtube WTC building #7 and get back to us.
The buddist monk's the 696 have a great way of dealing with muslium's.
It must be so fun manipulating a gullible public all day long. Being a politician/modern journalist must be fun.
So much for AL Qaeda being "on the RUN" eh?
I only scrolled through the first page of comments, so if this was already addressed please bear with me..... But am I the only one that finds humor in the fact that CNN comes right out like a little tattle tale and says WE HAD THIS INFORMATION OVER THE WEEKEND BUT WE DECIDED NOT TO REPORT IT BECAUSE THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT U.S. GOVERNMENT CONCERNS ABOUT ATTACHING THE NAMES TO THIS STORY......BUT 24 HOURS LATER, LET US BE CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT TO OUR VIEWERS.... A NUMBER OF U.S. NEWS AGENTS(then they name a few)HAVE REPORTED THIS INFORMATION..... THIS IS NOW OUT IN THE PUBLIC ARENA........... So please please please people don't forget, CNN new it first, but chose not to tell us because they were told by the government not to....BUT now that its out, they want EVERYONE to know they weren't scooped....... BECAUSE that must be a major part of this story.... YAY CNN .....YOU ALREADY HAD THE STORY BUT SUPPRESSED IT..... WHAT ELSE DO YOU SUPPRESS PER THE GOVERNMENT??????
Shut the f v ck up, r e t a r d.
Leave your lack of intelligent out of this JAKEtheDINGDONG
Its pretty shameful, but then again so is 24 hour news.
Obama is our world comedian... he resembles Alfred E. Neuman and his antic's. These other world characters are jealous.
While im in a lame ass club and my girl is looking at other guys im stuck in california incapable of doing anything to help the country i love. I hate my life, feel like a scrub who got out of the military too early
Obama i think its time to take out al-Zawahiri now
If they are going to assassinate anyone, now is the time to do it!
It is interesting how the non-specific information Edward Norton revealed put our country in danger...yet this specific information does not. Do we think the terrorists cannot figure out how we may have obtained it and won't find ways around it in the future? Gee, maybe they were even testing us here in light of new reports to see if we're really listening. Well, now they know.
Yeah I was like hang on....I swear that guy's name was Snowden! hahaha
Snowdens information did put the american Government in danger; now they have their own people to be afraid of... were getting really fed up with not being apart of the system (because only the rich can actually get there)
We need a mass electronic voting systems, with reps...
im pretty sure that if you have enough IT guys on top of there job, it will work
by reps i mean representatives... not a congress, however the president can temporary enact a law for no longer than a week. (this is true checks and balances)
dude, you're such a R E T A R D!
Ayman: "Do Something!"
Nasir: "I do a pretty good Cagney or Jimmy Stewart"
Ayman: "No eediot!! Attack something!
Nasir: "Oh. My bad"
The govenment are the terrorists!
wiy dent ye bend over and stick finjer in own a s s ????
I'm pretty sure that Jake Dingdong is a non-american pretending to be american to imply americans are morons. I'll start my own conspiracy theories.
Too be quiet honest... Id do something too. if my enemy had a brainwashed nation, a lack of social morals, and a torture program that is accepted by not only Americans but other countries as well.
Oh and don't forget how our rights are being systematically taken... i mean we already lost privacy........
So essentially you are saying "Go al Qaeda!". That's why it's good that the NSA keep's an eye on you.
good, i want my opinion heard... im a american who never got invited to vote on these programs...
next it will be firearms... or maybe speech/assembly.....
Firearms because of video game violence, or a mass shooting...
Assembly because were getting fed up with not being apart of the legal system.. i mean did we get to vote on pot? did we get to vote on torture? did we get to vote on privacy? how about taxes???
Ultimately as we evolve so does our government, checks and balances dont really apply. because the rules set by the previous legislator/executor will either be strengthened or destroyed (leading to even more laws being made)
All governments fail, its all because the succeeding generation evolves.
Sounds like the Jewdian peoples front from Monty Python, JUST DO SOMETHING !!!
Talk about crazy, there was a day when we would have told them to bring your ass on. But with Obama we close and run.
Once you start running you need to be very fast because your enemy will chase and think you are a coward!
Oh please. You whackos who think everything is Obama's fault are the same ones who blamed him for NOT pulling everyone out and shutting down during the last Embassy attack and blamed the attack on him. I can't think of a more appropriate situation of "danged if you do, danged if you don't".
I mean, even someone blinded by hate hasn't lost all reason, have they? You do see the inconsistency here?
i agree, but the news now a days tries to not be bias, by being the opposite of the popular opinion,, in a way that makes sense, but some people just dont get it.
No, we blame him because the Benghazi embassy ASKED for more security and the request was ignored, and if they could not supply security, then they should have pulled them out, and again, they were ignored. It's good he closed the ones down this week, his hindsight is a perfect 20/20.
No one is blaming Obama for the attacks. Many of us do blame his administration for their lack of support and lack of response. And many certainly blame him for covering up much of it since it was right at election time and it went against his mantra of the war is over, we won, AQ is decimated, etc.
I agree with the closings. My question is, why didnt they do the same in Benghazi when there was a credible threat?
How do we know what he means? Maybe he got bad Qabeli Palau. It is a rice dish. Or maybe his tickets to see the Yankees were not on the third base line like he wanted? Elton John Canceled a private concert? Or maybe his favorite camel won't reproduce? Or he want's to be on the next Bachelor for his 13th wife? Who knows? Yes I am using humor a bit to get my point across but my point is that the News HAS TO MAKE EVERYTHING AS BIG AND BAD AS POSSIBLE. A guy won the lottery and what does the press do? they run a story on how he was behind on his child support. They spun it into him being a deadbeat dad when in fact he was laid off doing his best. They should have said Great News for divorced Father, he can now catch up on child support!
too true man, second hand experience is damaging humanity.
Ralph: "Don't just stand there, Norton!! Do something!^&^%^!!"
It blows my mind how many of you clearly lack any type of critical thinking skills or basic analytic abilities. You really think that the entire message was "do something?" You REALLY think that CNN has access to ALL the intelligence gathered? Months of information and data have been monitored. The only information released to CNN was that short snippet. If nothing was done and an attack happened you'd be freaking out too even if CNN reported that the same message was received. Get over yourselves.
Than your beloved CNN might refrain from publishing this nonsense? It blows my mind that people believe anything that is posted at this clearly influenced web site.
People will think for them selves, we forget that sometimes....
The part the NSA missed was this:
al-Zawahiri: Where the hell is the pizza? We ordered 2 hours ago!
Affiliate: Sir, I actually didn't order it.
Affiliate: The boys were arguing over whether we should have included pineapple on the toppings. They haven't decided yet.
al-Zawahiri: I'm hungry! I don't care what toppings are on it, just Do something!
can i get ahold of one of them?
I can't believe that stupid SOB is still alive !
Where is remake of the movie... "It's a Mad Mad Mad World"!!!
"Don't just stare at that Norwegian chick, DO SOMETHING!
It should be more than clear that the media and the new world order are one. CNN and other report propaganda and we are expected to believe this theater. While the Jhews are trying to take the world, this is why once great nations fall.
He looks a little like Harry Reid with a beard – they both look like giant hemorrhoids
Our President has failed us.
Do something. Translation. Stop playing video games in your parent's basement all day. Get a job, start a family, help an old lady cross the street.
Next time he should mix up the message a little to throw off the NSA, like "Don't do not the opposite of nothing." Something like that.
The administration kind of has it's back against the wall on a couple of issues (IRS targeting, NSA, etc.). Perhaps the al qaeda alert could be just a diversion.
The IRS was also targeting liberal groups, the NSA has been spying on Americans sense the Bush administration and al Qaeda is still a threat. Accept the truth, not just want you want to believe.
LOL targeting liberal groups...name one? You mean liberal groups that SOUNDED like conservative groups...then yes you are correct. The NSA wire tapping has been going on since the 50s...good play though trying to make it Bush's fault. Regardless....I thought Obama was going to "CHANGE" not expand and strengthen everything that is bad with the government.
Thank you for pointing all that out but they'll just ignore it. Just as they ignore how many people were killed in embassy attacks before Obama even considered running for president. I guess it's bad if it happens when he is in office but ok if it happens when someone else is in office.
Yes liberal groups. Any group that had "progressive" in the name, this was also a CNN story. Also the Obama administration did reduce the NSA spying from a computer program that filtered through every word of a conversation to one that just looks at who a person called and for how long they talked. The prior was a system that was set up under the Bush administration. By the way the command I was on when I was in the NAVY, Dec 01 to Dec 06 used the same system to filter e-mails.
Of course it is a diversion, it wasn't going to take long for them to try to justify NSA and PRISM and the fact that our representatives can't even get basic information about these programs. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! If you want real news information go to the UK site The Guardian, Our media is very tainted and barely touches on these very real issues. The "war on terror" is the campaign of fear brought to you by the U.S. government and sponsored by mainstream media. It is as if they stole the plot from "1984" and it is being played out for real. unfortunately most of America is asleep about this.
Our administration (repubs and democrats) scare me WAY more than Al Qaeda...isnt that sad? True nonetheless though. Worry about Al Qaeda...a secret organization that has AT BEST has killed 10,000 us citizens or Washington who has sent 10's of thousands of troops off to die in foreign lands to stop an enemy that hardly can be even identified. Thats not even counting here in the u.s. through simply bad policies, wasting of tax dollars, and general corruption including the violation of my rights under the guise of the Patriot Act. I say we target the politicians in D.C. first and Al Qaeda second.
We need a automatic spell checker to correct what is being said.
sadly i fall into that bucket on occasion...sorry. Unfortunately no Disqus here. Disqus lets you edit for grammar after hitting Post...
World of today!
So now the terrorists just have to send each other an e-mail or place a call and the United States will go into panic mode and close all Embassies and cower in fear? How low this once great country sunk because of spoiled and fearful people living here. The terrorists have won.
It is not the terrorists that have won, it is the elite big business military complex bombarding you with it that is winning.
Either way we...the U.S. is broken...use broken in almost any context and still it seems appropriate these days.
Smart phones are a million times more dangerous than al Oaeda is today. (Car crashes.)
This whole scare story, is cooked up by Washington and their Wall Street puppet masters, to divert attention from the NSA scandal, and to keep the girl scout portion of Americans, who are all paranoid about getting their soft little existence, disturbed, to passively continue to let the military/industrial/intelligence complex spend an ever increasing amount of money on hyper expensive, virtually useless, no public bid, digital spy equipment.
They are hoping Benghazi goes away too, because something really shocking about one of our 'friends' is being hidden inside that story. The complete story is far more substantial than bureaucratic or military inefficiency. Even the Republicans are helping to hide something BIG about Benghazi. You've got to figure that many billions of dollars would be at risk, if they ever actually revealed the whole truth to the public. It might be very financially damaging to reveal whoever organized or funded the attack.
And if Obama or Hillary did call off a rescue mission (doubtful), the reason they did it, could have been to save a lot of very rich people a lot of money. Or it might have been to save us ALL a lot of money? Or the cover up may be to avoid taking a major step toward WW III? Major world powers sacrifice people all the time. "For the greater good", The lesser of two evils", that kind of stuff.
The truth might be revealed in 50 years.
Yes, leaders sometimes make decisions that cost people their lives even though they can prevent it. In WWII, Churchill knew that the Germans were going to bomb a city because the British had broken their codes. If he evacuated the city then the Germans would know their codes were broken. If he didn't, then hundreds of British would die ... but the reading of the German codes could continue. The video of Churchill touring the bombed city, and the haunting look on Churchill's face as he saw what he could have prevented, is fresh in my mind today.
That being said, Benghazi was NOT such a situation. If the administration truly hung those people out to dry then I would support their impeachment/prosecution. I won't, however, dignify their failure with some sort of conspiricy.
Do something? This is a reason for embassies closures? I can't imagine what would happen if number 1 farted on the phone. Most likely total mobilization would occur:)
is anyone else depressed that this is the state of the world? living in fear of our fellow humans? dehumanizing them? For all our accomplishments, we remain so very flawed. Will we ever be able to live in peace and enjoy life? is it even possible for humans to stop violence and senseless pain? It just feels so wrong. all of it.
War and murdering each other has been going on since the beginning of time....remember Cain and Able? It will never end.
They dehumanize themselves by their actions.
Conflict is essential for the advancement of humanity and for evolution. Sorry, but a totally Peaceful world would be one where nothing new ever happened. Only when individuals and society are stressed do new ideas occur and advancements happen.
There will never be 'Peace.' The best we can hope for is an extended cease-fire.
They are always so ugly and so primate looking, these guys. Bad desert people genes I guess. Pretty gross though.
They are caucasoids you know.
Al-Quada is funded by the CIA so the TSA can get a chance to violate Americans more while Janet Napelatano laughs at the public being hearassed.
Absloutly correct Mario and further more these criminals in office will use this to try and justify the illegal violation of our right by the NSA's spying on American citizens and if they really want to go for the gold they will stage another false flag terror attack probably with the shoulder launch heat seaking missiles they got out of the warehouse behind the Benghazi embassy on 9/11/12 so that our criminal government led by our criminal president who is really just a corporate puppet can use it as an excuse to take first our guns then the rest of our rights just like Hitler did and Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot and Castro and many other tyrants over the years its really sad how history is repeating it self as it does over and over again and the sheeple never seem to learn from it.
Yep an entire army of uneducated, over inflated egocentric morons with the power to really screw up the general public's travel day. I'd rather they fire them all and double the number of air marshals.
You have proof of this?
'Do something' hardly sounds like a plot. Must be other motives for trying to scare everyone.
As long as Americans remain indifferent and neglect to hold their government accountable for what is done
in their name, terrorism will continue to thrive.
Yes, we really should insist our government be more proactive and kill 'em all before they get the chance to become terrorists.
The mightiest slap to the face and also the biggest psychological reversal to Zawahiri's propaganda is the demonstrations by Egyptians against Muslim Brotherhood. It will take a long time for him to recover from this.
I'm surprised that more emphasis on this point hasn't happened yet. Radical Islam actually had control of a major country – achieved by non-military means – and was allowed to openly govern under Islamic law. The result was that the People of Egypt UTTERLY REJECTED AND REMOVED THEM. The Egyptians are mostly Muslim, yet they rejected Radical Islam. They are poor, yet they rejected Radical Islam. They suffered under a dictatorship, were tortured, felt oppressed by the US-supported Mubarik – yet they rejected Radical Islam. They saw Infidels such as the Coptic Christians being oppressed and rejected that too. Even the women stood up against Sharia law.
You have no idea how PROUD I am of the Egyptian people! They allowed Radical Islam to show its ugly face, then they peacefully protested and removed it all by themselves! I hope that their example is followed by ALL Muslim nations as the only true solution to Terrorism is for the Muslims to clean their own house!
Those cowardly terrorists can't bring themselves to do anything out of fear of getting droned.
I dont give a number two about number two... killll em !
Well the US had a chance to kill all the Al-Quada when they were in Afghanistan but they let them go and gave them gold bought by American tax payers.
I beleive taht !
This is where US policymakers can take a page or two from the operation manual of Sri Lankans. The Tamil terrorists, funded by the all TTD (Tamil Terrorist Diaspora) were evaporated in a classic operation, while rescuing 350,000 civilians taken hostage by the terrorists.
(Do not underestimate the power once wielded by the Tamil terrorists, who were ranked by the FBI as the deadliest terrorists ever to walk on the earth, and terrorized the Sri Lankans for over 30 years.)
However, the funny part is... those who funded the Tamil terrorists tactfully teamed up with some western hawks, are now calling for 'accountability' by the Sri Lankans, claiming that those who were decimated were 'innocent civilians'!
SO WHEN I TALK TO MYSELF WHOSE BUISNESS IS IT MINE, THE GOV., OR MINE AND THE GOV. WELL LETS SEE WHAT HAS MY OWN PERSONAL EXP. SHOWN ANSW: THE GOV. BUT THE GOV. WANTS ME TO THINK ITS ONLY ME TALKING TO MYSELF.
Scandals? What scandals?
SO AM I SUPPOSED TO CALL THE WOULD BE ILLEGAL ALIAN THAT WANTS ME TO CALL HIM AND MEET AT MCDONALDS TOMMAROW OR AM I NOT ABLE TO CALL HIM ON THE FORIEN CELL PHONE NUMBER HE GAVE ME WHICH I THREW AWAY BEFORE I EVEN LOOKED AT IT YOU KNOW THE ONE WHO WALKED UP TO ME AND SAID AT THE CAR SHOW IN THE MIDDLE of RNC CENTRAL "ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR OPTIONS OPEN" HMMMM...A FORIEN PHONE NUMBER WONDER HOW BAD THE POWERS THAT BE NEED AN EXUSE TO WATCH ME AFTER I DIAL A FORIGN PHONE NUBER HMMM...IM NOT GOING TO FIND OUT BECAUSE I CAN SEE A GOV. PLAN WHEN I SEE ONE. FBI THANKS BUT NOOOO THANKS.
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His number two?
Neocons and the middle eastern "royals" put on their thrones by the British Empire want the "war on terror" to be revived. More excuses for war, more excuses to look the other way while billions avoid taxation, more excuses to prioritize assets away from white collar crime and drug money funding "covert operations" More excuses to to lock everyone down in a police surveilliance state. More excuses to jail "traitors" who blow the whistle on war crimes and more crimes. More excuses to keep the bribery and corruption going.
My intuition tells me the shadow rogue intel traitors orchestrated the "jailbreaks" for the benefit of all the criminal "aristocrats" with the above interests. And now, just like they did before, they circulate reports about the "imminent attack" coming on orders from some guy who just can't be found while the NSA is collecting every word uttered on planet earth.
Same protection racket gangsters, different decade.
ANS: THE US GOV. CANT SEEM TOO TURN MY EMAIL, TWITTER, ABILITY TO BLOG ANYWHERE BUT HEAR BACK ON...GO FIGURE...
ever ask youself WHAT CANT THE US GOV. do?
Please tell me why we haven't flattened them all out yet? Oh and please don't say because there are innocent people there, because growing up, I was taught, sometimes the good have to suffer for the bad. Eliminate the threat and move on!
May a pi-g shlt in you turban al azzzshole.
May a pig shlt on your head
May a pig shlt in your bed
May a pig shlt
May a pig shlt , May a pig shlt until your dead.
Sadly, it would seem America needs to get hit again, only much harder.
America's dangerously uninformed electorate is oblivious to the threat
created by a relatively small group of elected and non elected government
beauracrates who have adulterated American foreign policy to the detriment
of her citizens. Half the population thinks the muslim world hate America because
of relative wealth and how we live. NOTHING could be further from the truth.
Many muslims hate America because American politicians, the State Department, CIA, etc.
are meddling in the affairs of muslim countries. Take a look at the Middle East, most of the
dictators were put in power by the U.S.A. This was done in your name.
Open your eyes, you are being deceived by your government. Muslims want the same things you want
in life ... a job, good medical care, a home and safe playgrounds for their kids.
America and many other Western countries created many of what we call radical islamists. We call them terrorists,
you would probably be called a terrorist too if a foreign country was doing what our politicians are doing in their
Open your eyes America, the true threat to your country, family and friends lives in Washington, D.C.
May a pig shlt on your turban AL Zawarhi !
THEY ALSO CALLED ME AND SAID THEY THE GOV. DID NOT KNOW WHERE I LIVE THE NEXT WEEK A PARTY LETTER ARRIVES