Tuesday, August 6, 2013

More Suspicion on the Timing of the Al Qaeda Threats

Jamie Wearing Fool is also suspicious of the timing of releasing information on alleged plots to attack U.S. embassies, since the alleged plots have been known for months. The suspicion is that it was timed to distract the media ("squirrel!") and the public from the Benghazi scandal.

I noted how convenient it was that the announcements cited electronic surveillance similar to that used by the NSA for domestic spying. The AP reports, however:
But an intelligence official said the controversial NSA programs that gather data on American phone calls or track Internet communications with suspected terrorists played no part in detecting the initial tip. That official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the spying publicly.

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