The United States Department of State has issued a multinational terrorist threat security alert.
(CNN) — A global travel alert issued Friday by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks, a threat that prompted Sunday’s closure of 21 embassies and consulates.
The U.S. government’s actions are in response to growing intelligence that shows a potential for attacks in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East as well as North Africa, said U.S. officials who spoke to CNN on condition of not being identified.
“The threat appears to be much worse than it has (been) in a long time,” said a senior national security official in Yemen, where the government is “on high alert against possible attacks in the days to come.”
Various Western targets — not just those tied to the United States — are under threat, according to two U.S. officials.
According to three sources, the United States has information that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula members are in the final stages of planning for an unspecified attack.
One of the sources said that such preparations appeared to have increased in recent days with the approaching end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In particular, Sunday is Laylet al-Qadr, or the Night of Power, which is one of the holiest moments on the Muslim calendar.
Said one U.S. official: “It all leads us to believe something could happen in the near future.”
Before I go any further, please allow me to clarify something. I am not discounting the possibility that there is a genuine terrorist threat evolving that requires action by the State Department.
To quote Agent K from “Men in Black“…
“Kay: There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!”
And that folks is just the way it is. We do not live in a safe world, we have never lived in a safe world. Contrary to the fantasies that the liberal Marxist Democrats keep trying to impose on the world, we are never going to live in a safe world. As agent K said, there will always be an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet.
The problem with being alive, is that it’s a temporary situation at best. To quote Jim Morris “No one here gets out alive”… That having been said, there is no excuse for not taking reasonable precautions. This is where things get rather complicated.
Back in 2008, right after having been elected President, Barack Insane Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel let slip with the heart and soul of the Obamanation Administrations administrative strategic and tactical planning ideology “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,”.
It is and always has been the Obamanation Administrations first response to everything that transpires. Evaluate every situation to determine how it can be employed as a distraction so that other unpopular and odious aspects of the administrations agenda can be successfully implemented under the cover of said crises.
The significance of the announcement by the State Department of “Creditable Threats” is not that there are not creditable threats, there have been creditable threats against the entire developed western world by Islamic terrorists since 700 AD. No the significance of this announcement is in the timing.
The Obamanation Administration is under siege, revelations of incredible damaging nature are surfacing regarding one of the prominent “Phony Scandals” plaguing the administration.
What kind of panic are we talking about here? Actual quote from agency “insider” communications obtained by CNN: “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”
The word of the day is “unprecedented.” Phony scandal no more:
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings…
It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career…
Another [insider] says, “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.”…
Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.
A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.
While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency.
Thirty-five Americans on the ground, 21 at the CIA annex. Maybe the skeletal security crew at the consulate wasn’t as skeletal as thought. Is that what happened here — not so much a security vacuum as a security presence so secret that it couldn’t be revealed publicly, despite the White House being pounded over its failures for months afterwards? None of which is to say that they shouldn’t have had more security; the consulate and annex were overrun regardless, no matter how many people were there. But maybe that helps explain why the formal security presence wasn’t bigger: There was a lot of CIA in the area and maybe the White House didn’t want to attract attention to what they were doing there by inserting a squad of Marines to patrol the grounds. We already had an inkling of that, in fact, per this interesting but vague WSJ story from last November, which argued that the CIA’s role in the city appeared to be more important than thought. (“The consulate provided diplomatic cover for the classified CIA operations.”) CNN itself followed up in May by reporting that “the larger mission in Benghazi was covert” and alleging that there were more Americans there tied to the CIA — 20 of 30 in all — than to State’s diplomatic presence.
But what were they doing there to justify such agency paranoia now about people blabbing? Former CIA analyst Robert Baer tells CNN that agents are typically polygraphed ever few years, not every month. What could be so tippy top secret that it needs to be kept under wraps even if it means threatening agents’ families to buy their silence? On Twitter, Lachlan Markay points to this Business Insider piece, also from May, speculating that weapons were involved. Which isn’t surprising — everyone knows the feds are trying to round up loose arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles before jihadis get hold of them. What’s surprising is where the weapons might, might have been headed. To a depot back in the U.S.? Maybe not:
Now, to give the Fifth Column Treasonous Media the credit they deserve, they have managed to keep the American people completely in the dark with regards to what really happened in Benghazi for almost an entire year. They did this to ensure that Barack Insane Obama was reelected and that his Obamanation administration Marxist agenda continued to advance.
Now mind you, the tragic events in Benghazi that everyone knows about were not the only “Phony Scandals” plaguing the Obamanation administration during the 2012 campaign. The truth is that the Obamanation administration has been nothing but mired in scandals. Scandals which the Fifth Column Treasonous Media have courageously risked their very lives to hide, conceal and misreport to the American people.
Scandals which, (and I do love making this comparison, since it absolutely drives the brain-dead partisan liberal Marxist democrat sycophants out of their fucking minds) had they transpired under a republican administration, say, the administration of President Sarah Palin, would have resulted in an unending cacophony of cries of impeachment against President Palin by the Fifth Column Treasonous Media.
And now that, for reasons unknown, certain members of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media have decided to cast a small amount of light upon the Benghazi scandal, the beleaguered Obamanation Administration finds itself in need of a significant crises which they can use to distract the American people with so that the more serious aspects of this scandal do not get revealed to the general public.
In other words, while there is little if no doubt that Islamic terrorists are plotting to attack somewhere and soon. The Department of State making public this announcement is blatantly obvious in it’s intention that this announcement should serve as a bright light directed into the eyes of the American public so that they are blinded and cannot see the criminal scandalous actions of the Obamanation administration.