Thursday, August 08, 2013
FOX NEWS: Reports that top-level communications among Al Qaeda operatives prompted the ongoing security alert affecting U.S. embassies around the world have raised even more questions about the Obama administration’s repeated claims that Al Qaeda is “on the run.”
The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that sources said it was a massive conference call of more than 20 Al Qaeda leaders that tipped off the U.S. to the alleged terror plot. In The Daily Beast report, one intelligence officer reportedly described the communication of top Al Qaeda leaders as “like a meeting of the Legion of Doom.” .” One intelligence official said it was “far-fetched” to think that many leaders would consider a conference call of that size secure — the official speculated it was more likely the operatives were talking in some kind of chat room.
But he said that if even one core Al Qaeda member was on it, “that shows that even a decimated Al Qaeda core can still cause trouble for the U.S.” “It shows that despite what we may have heard, that Al Qaeda core has diminished … they’re very much alive and well,” Josh Rogin, who co-wrote the article, told Fox News. “It’s a much more cohesive organizatin than we previously realized.”