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Intercepted al Qaeda message led to closing embassies, consulates


An intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives in the last several days raised alarm bells that led to the closing of embassies and consulates Sunday across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN has learned.

CNN has agreed to a request from an Obama administration official not to publish or broadcast additional details because of the sensitivity of the information.

Emphasis mine. 

This is an example of CNN doing PR and stenography for the White House. They did it when Bush was president, and they’re doing it now. The Obama administration is, rightly, under tremendous pressure and scrutiny because of the NSA spying program. So wouldn’t it be really great if suddenly there was some great evidence that the program works and stopped the bad guys? Well, what do you know, right after it’s been shown that the White House and NSA lied — again — about the spying program, a HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS TERRORISM story breaks, and thank god for the NSA spying, because it’s the only thing between Us and Them.

I don’t believe it for a second, and it reeks of the same cynical manipulation of the stupid terror alert system during the Bush years. CNN played along with the script then, dutifully doing its part in the propagandizing of Americans, and it’s doing its part again, now. 

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