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Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:09:27 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/al-qaeda-meeting-video/index.html

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Washington (CNN) -- A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.



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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 11:56:19 AM »
US intelligence have missed most of the big things over recent decades, why not miss this, too?
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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 05:39:54 PM »
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. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
Yeah, like they're going to do anything!   **nononono*
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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 06:17:05 PM »
A gathering such as this used to be call a "target rich environment"....

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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 06:25:54 PM »
US intelligence have missed most of the big things over recent decades, why not miss this, too?

Because the CIC assured us that AQ was decimated and on the run?   :nometalk:
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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 06:41:34 PM »
Yeah, like they're going to do anything!   **nononono*

I'm sure the Obama Administration thought they were just there to fish for Salmon.  Theirs is a peaceful religion, you know.
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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 08:56:22 PM »
I thought that al Qaeda was on the run..
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Re: Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 10:51:22 PM »
A gathering such as this used to be call a "target rich environment"....

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Too bad we have a coward as CinC, who only sends drones to kill innocents........
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