WASHINGTON — U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an “immediate, specific threat,” a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts, who note that the alert covers an incongruous set of nations from the Middle East to an island off the southern coast of Africa. Analysts don’t dispute the Obama administration’s narrative that it’s gleaned intelligence on a plot involving al Qaida’s most active affiliate, the Yemen-based Arabian Peninsula branch. That would explain why most U.S. posts in the Persian Gulf are on lockdown, including the U.
#3 I believe Saturday, the 10th. My thoughts exactly. Zippy will be partying at the Iftar dinner at the WH then, I assure you, with thoughts of Islamic extremism banished from the event. You watch, it will be surreal.
Everything about this administration is bizarre. We are under this alleged severe terrorist threat and Obama is on the Tonight Show yucking it up with Leno? He inspires no confidence; nothing but disdain.
We are being scammed while the country is dismantled, from the inside out.
What #8 said! The American Public in general and the Lo/Fo´s specifically have been played like a badly tuned violin. Those of us here on LDot knew what was coming and commented on this from day one. The current administration, the major media, and sadly the FNC are all to blame........
Obama, the NSA, the Senators and Congressmen who are telling us " the sky is falling" have lost all credibility. This specific threat is not specific at all when it might be in 22 countries or in the US or on forms of transportation. These people are not serious, they are clowns. Does it make us safe? No.
Wag the dog! If there had been a real threat, would the Obama´s be going on a million dollar vacation? Of course. Would he go on Jay Leno for laughs? Of course. Would he fly to Las Vegas the day our Am. gets slaughtered? Yes. He is not leading from behind; he is not leading at all.
But I thought Snowden´s expose seriously dmnaged our ability to collect intel and protect our "national security"? Mike Hayden was all over the talk shows this past weekend whining about the damage to out intel capabilities beause of Mr. Snowden. I guess it slowed down the intel collection on US citizens here in the US but not Al Qaeda overseas - what a relief. /sarc
I still believe it´s as simple as drawing attention from his all boy birthday party which included the Choom Gang from Hawaii bringing "fish and poi" and his boyfriend from college plus the ever present Reggie Love.
In addition, he´s leaving this week for Martha´s Vineyard and wants a bright shiny object for the lo fos to concentrate on while he cavorts with the rich, famous and gay elite on his very expensive vacay with his adoring wife and children.
Is al Qaeda dumb enough to repeat the same pattern of chatter that NSA observed before 9/11. They know they´re being watched. I think they´d be more circumspect for a serious attack. More likely they´ve just discovered they can scare us and make us react with chatter. Striking terror is the purpose of terrorists no matter how they do it.
The regime´s reaction is something else. Probably a bit of "forget about Benghazi and watch us perform on this terror threat!"
Obama took the marching band approach to the unprecedented embassy closures. This is not the way leaders operate. To me this move has all the earmarks of mental instability. We better begin looking at Obama in the light of King Ludwig. Now we´re hearing that it wasn´t even he who closed the embassies. It was Susan Rice. Yesterday we heard that Valerie Jarrett may have given the stand down order at Benghazi. All the while he gives speeches to children and interviews to comedy hosts. We may need to break out the straitjacket soon.
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mc squared, 8/7/2013 10:57:21 AM (No. 9462532)
During WW II planes dropped aluminum foil called chaff to confuse Nazi radar sites so they couldn´t find our planes among all the ´noise´. We have enough evidence that Obama is a pathological liar and will say or do anything to distract us from what´s really happening. It may all be chaff.
All this happening just as they were sending the idiot TSA wanna be cops out amongst us. Is this another piece of his little army? Then when the threat is supposedly stopped by the Gay blade Pres... the TSA army will be accepted as an everyday thing..Mission accomplished.
Every time an article comes out like this one or Obozo does something like this, I get the feeling that Obozo doesn´t really do anything or make any decisions. He seems to take the attitude that all of that hard work is supposed to be done by others. He just makes some comment of what he would like to happen, and "Volia", some unfathomable action is set in motion. The man (if he really is one) is dangerous the the nation and everyone he comes in contact with.
Over the previous couple of days...On Fox News there were some short discussions that the Embassy Shut-Down was due to an overabundance of caution on the part of Susan Rice; She was responsible ´for pulling the trigger´ at the State Dept on this "INTEL". Since she is is now THE National Security Adviser to El Presidente.
It´s crazy pants suits. I wonder how many pairs of black pants suits Hillary has in her closet. Then we have the Easter Eggs colors and then the earth tone ensembles and let´s not forget the grey tones and whites. Colors for all occasions. She probably has more P/S´s than Imelda Marcus has shoes.
The chances of getting snuffed by a m&*&%ie jihaddistapproaches zero, but an encounter with our feral fascist regimes jack booted SS is almost a certainty. Keep you pets, assets and children locked up.
Within a week, the ne will proclaim his masterful leadership prevented any attacks. The Useless Media will agree and demand another 4 years for our Warrior from Hawaii. (AKA, the Community Organizer From the Slums of Chicago.)
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