AIIEEEE!!! Al Qaeda Is Alive and Coming to Get Us!!!
Wow, those NSA spying programs REALLY REALLY work!!!
The US extends its embassy closures through August 10, State Department has announced. The Al-Qaeda threat that forced US and European embassies in the Middle East and North Africa to shut down is the most serious in years according to a US lawmaker.Funny-- note that the only number in the URL is 33: http://rt.com/news/us-embassies-closure-extended-033/
Although some of the US diplomatic posts are scheduled to reopen on Monday, including those in Kabul, Baghdad and Algiers, most of 22 US embassies that were shut down on Sunday will remain closed for another week.
The posts that will be closed through Saturday include: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dhahran, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Muscat, Sanaa, Tripoli, Antanarivo, Bujumbura, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali, and Port Louis.
The extension comes as an “exercise of caution” and not due to new threats, the US State Department emphasized.
The UK Foreign Office meanwhile announced the mission in the Yemeni capital Sanaa would remain closed until the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid on Thursday.
Over the weekend a number of US officials have described the threat as “big”, “strategically significant” and “the most serious in years” also claiming that the terror groups were allegedly in the final stages of planning the operation.
Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC’s Meet the Press that the “chatter” among suspected terrorists was reminiscent of the period running up to 9/11.
The terrorist “chatter” was picked up by a National Security Agency (NSA) program that electronically monitors communications through mobile phones and emails and was one of the surveillance programs leaked to the press by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.