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U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Sig
ABC News ^ | August 4,2013 | Martha Raddatz U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘S

Posted on 08/04/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT by SE Mom

Edited on 08/04/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.” “The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty,” the official said, adding that the group — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; falseflag; terror; terrorattack; terrorism; terrorthreat; usembassy
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It appears they have a MEDIA PLAN for after the attack???
1 posted on 08/04/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

I just don’t believe anything this government says anymore, nor it’s lapdog media. We shall see.


2 posted on 08/04/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Admin Moderator

ACTUAL headline begins with “Senior U.S. Official:” but it wouldn’t fit


3 posted on 08/04/2013 8:37:53 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Gaffer

I know- neither do I but I’m starting to think this is real.


4 posted on 08/04/2013 8:38:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Why not?

The Muslims may be evil — but some of them are also pretty smart.


5 posted on 08/04/2013 8:39:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SE Mom
So now Al Qaeda needs to do is run a “war game” about an attack on the Internet and the US shuts down its embassies? Meanwhile, the real attack is being planned using couriers and disappearing ink!
6 posted on 08/04/2013 8:39:47 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SE Mom

No, the more “senior” officials talk about it the more I think it’s pure distraction BS.


7 posted on 08/04/2013 8:40:44 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Benghazi Rice ?


8 posted on 08/04/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SE Mom

Eh... it may or may not be real. I don’t even think the gov’t knows any more.


9 posted on 08/04/2013 8:42:38 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: SE Mom

I don’t think they’re this obvious.

The real Muslim we have to worry about is the one in the White House.


10 posted on 08/04/2013 8:43:06 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SE Mom
“The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty,” the official said, adding that the group — Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.

AQ has been racking up success after sucess with no pushback from the sympathizer/enabler in the WH. They killed a US Ambassador and the perpetrators are having coffee klatches with the media in public places - what's not to be confident about? Omedia himself will be glad to oblige AQ after any attack with lots of jaw-flapping, self-agrandizing TV time ... thus giving them plenty of publicity.

11 posted on 08/04/2013 8:43:23 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: SubMareener

Yeah..and maybe it’s for the mainland and not overseas..


12 posted on 08/04/2013 8:43:40 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Viennacon

Amen to that.


13 posted on 08/04/2013 8:43:40 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SE Mom

I’d be willing to say that if this government thinks it has to do with their embassies, it is totally something else, if that.

I honestly believe this is a blown-out-of-portion exercise meant to instill a sense of confidence that they have their eye on the ball and that there is no way they could have done as whispered around this country that they intentionally let those embassy people die in Benghazi to cover up a CIA operation to move SAMs from Libya to Syria....

Actual history and events will have to prove me wrong. Attack, or no attack. But there is still a high chance that even when nothing happens this administration can claim “preemptive victory” because they were so vigil...either way for Obama - Win, win, right?


14 posted on 08/04/2013 8:44:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SE Mom
Woo hoo! Wait till Obama hears about this! They'll be in big trouble then.

Hey. Anybody seen Obama? Anybody?

15 posted on 08/04/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Gaffer

It is funny (weird funny, not ha ha funny) that no one I’ve spoken to this weekend believes any of this. It will be sad if they hit us hard and we are taken by “surprise.” But I just don’t believe what they tell me. Everything lately has been geared towards distraction or deflection.

Anyway...if they hit ME I will take it like a man.


16 posted on 08/04/2013 8:45:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: SE Mom

Talk about a non nuclear weapon. Now the USA can be brought to its knees with a cell phone call. WTG Administration!!!


17 posted on 08/04/2013 8:46:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: John W

The tail is wagging the crap out of the dog.


18 posted on 08/04/2013 8:46:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Viennacon

Spot on. Next we will find out how helpful the NSA was in uncovering this plot. Blah Blah Blah


19 posted on 08/04/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by magua
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To: Vermont Lt

Ditto for here too. I’ll take it like a man, too, but I’ll give it like one also. Obama won’t be anywhere around, as usual.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 8:48:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SE Mom

Must be a lot of chatter too.

21 posted on 08/04/2013 8:48:18 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: SE Mom

Feeling like we are living in a episode of “Alias”...TEOTWAWKI


22 posted on 08/04/2013 8:49:19 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: SE Mom

While “this hand is getting our attention”...what is the government’s “other hand doing?” (I think I smell a rat).


23 posted on 08/04/2013 8:50:48 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Gaffer

I’m thinking possible false flag incident.


24 posted on 08/04/2013 8:52:38 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

the chatter came from the WEST WING

This is Obamas way of Honoring Mohammad on the mooselim Night Of Power


25 posted on 08/04/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: SE Mom
It appears they have a MEDIA PLAN for after the attack???

"This is for Trayvon!"

26 posted on 08/04/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Texas Eagle
"Hey. Anybody seen Obama? Anybody?"

Birthday-Boy's at Camp David playing golf today.

Figures!

27 posted on 08/04/2013 8:54:12 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: mkmensinger

There may have been some “chatter” as they call it and might well be false flag by the enemy.

But I’m thinking they’re not Obama’s enemy, and this is just one big bullsh!t diversion from this administration.


28 posted on 08/04/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SE Mom
So, we get this high level intelligence about a serious, strategic attack be Al Quida this weekend...and we announce it to the world?

These people (the Obama administration) are not interested in defeating the Jihadists. They are more interested in warning them and helping them avoid defeat.

Who Really is Barack Hussein Obama?

29 posted on 08/04/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Gaffer

Actually, I meant a false flag by this Administration.


30 posted on 08/04/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Gaffer

OK - guess I am alright with this administration and friends reading my email and having my medical records... 8)


31 posted on 08/04/2013 8:57:06 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: skimbell
"...Birthday-Boy's at Camp David playing golf today...."

Hey, hey, hey, don't forget skeetin'.


32 posted on 08/04/2013 8:59:15 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: SE Mom

They work with the OMG to plan their events. Axelrod and Plouffe are their contacts.


33 posted on 08/04/2013 9:01:54 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Jeff Head

Who? Obama has officially become George W Bush. At least the left’s caricature of him.


34 posted on 08/04/2013 9:03:45 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Vermont Lt

If the collaborators in the state controlled media are trumpeting it, I assume there is some “angle” to it. Even if something does happen, it’s probably coordinated in some way to suit their propaganda narrative.


35 posted on 08/04/2013 9:04:25 AM PDT by virgil
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I know- neither do I but I’m starting to think this is real.

Or they could be "wagging the dog".

there has been an unending flow of breathless stories from Jolie's mastectomy to Zimmerman to the 3 girls escaping their captor that have been crowding out all of the phony scandals Obama is trying to avoid.

36 posted on 08/04/2013 9:07:02 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: SE Mom

I heard the intel came from an aspirin factory in Sudan. The chatter translated says something about “wagging the dog”


37 posted on 08/04/2013 9:14:03 AM PDT by Cyman
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HA!


38 posted on 08/04/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: SE Mom

Sick to DEATH of this traitor that inhabits the people’s house putting every bit of intel we have out for public consumption. There is a reason things like this are supposed to be kept confidential. Grrrr - how people could reelect this traitor is beyond me.


39 posted on 08/04/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Which islamists is Juan hanging out with this weekend?


40 posted on 08/04/2013 9:19:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jeff Head

Well, yes. Although in the article it says our Intel people were surprised that Al Q broke their operational security and pretty much allowed or maybe wanted us to know.

The one thing I know is nothing makes sense and I don’t trust this administration. Maybe these guys in Al Q don’t care WHAT kind of help subtle and otherwise O has given them- they laugh at him and carry on.


41 posted on 08/04/2013 9:20:05 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Quite amazing how STUPID this administration is, regarding the handling of intel.

“Hey everybody, lookout for something!”

Now that is real helpful.....NOT!

The preferred approach is to place your intel gathering and response teams on high alert, WITHOUT NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC!!!

That is because for the public at large, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TELL THEM, THAT IS OF ANY USE!!!

All you’ve accomplished is to let your enemy know you’re listening.


42 posted on 08/04/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: SE Mom
t appears they have a MEDIA PLAN for after the attack???

It's a media plan to justify the NSA monitoring every domestic communication.

43 posted on 08/04/2013 9:24:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: SE Mom

Now, if Obama were to declare the US an islamic republic, that would be a media event. And strategically significant as well.


44 posted on 08/04/2013 9:25:01 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: SE Mom

Remember:

“Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” That was Vice President Biden’s answer to the question of why President Obama should be given a second term.”

Examiner Editorial: Al Qaeda is alive and GM is half-dead

Sept 2012

http://washingtonexaminer.com/examiner-editorial-al-qaeda-is-alive-and-gm-is-half-dead/article/2508252


45 posted on 08/04/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: SE Mom

Oh, everything is planned these days yaknow.. like a cheap HollyWeeD script.. Wag Yur Poodle Part DeuX


46 posted on 08/04/2013 9:29:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: SE Mom
The WWII chatter they hear is our American Grannies phone messages saying that they are going to kick this Admins posterior for spying on us for the personal gain of the DC power structure.

AlQaeda, on the other hand, ditched their "phones" for old fashioned face to face years ago. Yes..some of us know and remember what has occurred.

D@mn manipulators....

47 posted on 08/04/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Squirrel

Squirrel!

They’re NUTS!


48 posted on 08/04/2013 9:44:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: SE Mom

So now that we are past the election, Obama has “more flexibility” to actually blame Al Qaeda embassy attacks on Al Qaeda?


49 posted on 08/04/2013 9:45:25 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Gaffer

When the government lies as much as the US government does, it should not be surprised if thinking people no longer accept what it says at face value.

However, the ruling elite are quite familiar with the moral of the “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. They just understand that a large number of people simply don’t think, and their numbers are sufficient sustain a state of fear.


50 posted on 08/04/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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