Here we go again. Another smoke and mirrors operation by the US and its allies as the US government issues no less than a GLOBAL security alert, prompting western nations to close many of their embassies in the Middle-East.
By chance, in the middle of Edward Snowden’s revelations about worldwide surveillance networks, and controversy resulting from nations spying on every communication activity of their citizens, the US states that it has intercepted communications indicating that an unspecified attack is imminent.
In all the years that al-Qaeda has supposedly posed a threat to the US and other nations, never before has it been revealed that a communication has been intercepted predicting a major terrorist incident. It certainly didn’t happen before 9/11, or any other terrorist plot since. But as soon as the full extent of global surveillance programmes are revealed they allegedly detect a major incident.
If a lie is to be told let it be a big one – so big that no one could disbelieve it.
If an incident(s) does happen we can be damn sure that the US will have a hand in it somewhere.
According to mainstream media reports, the global alert follows the mass breakout of (according to Interpol) “hundreds of terrorists” from prisons in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan.
With extensive involvement in the Middle-East (including assisting the Free Syria Army and its al-Qaeda affiliates) the CIA and NSA never intercepted communications relating to prison breakouts in Iraq, Libya, or Pakistan, where the intelligence agencies also have a significant presence and have infiltrated every major organisation in those countries.
We are to believe that with worldwide news coverage about the extent of surveillance programmes operated by the US and western governments, al-Qaeda decided to discuss highly sensitive information about a major upcoming operation without taking additional precautions to ensure their own communication security.
The reports indicate that there could be multiple targets both inside and outside Yemen, prompting the British government to close its embassy in the country and to advise all British citizens to leave as soon as possible.
A Foreign Office spokesman said the closure was a “precautionary measure” and would not say if it was due to a specific threat, but a number of British embassies in the Middle East have been warned about increased risks.
The US government said it is closing 21 embassies, including Tripoli, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Baghdad, Riyadh and Doha. France, the Netherlands, and Germany have also closed their embassies in Yemen.
US joint chiefs of staff chairman General Martin Dempsey said there was a “significant threat”, describing it as “more specific” than previous threats.
The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports, train stations and other transportation hubs, and expanding scrutiny of visitors coming into the United States, two officials told ABC News.
Edward Snowden’s revelations have been a thorn in the side of the US government – exposing the extent of surveillance programmes and the secret agreements and arrangements with other countries, in particular the UK. The US have attempted to persuade their allies to block any attempt by Snowden to travel or seek asylum, sometimes attempting straightforward bullying. They have failed to catch him, and they are up against a very powerful adversary in Russia, where Snowden will be staying for the immediate future.
Perhaps they are afraid of what Snowden will reveal next. Snowden has already stated that he has other information which will be much bigger than his revelations so far.
Since the exposure of our surveillance world, other governments have questioned how deep the spying of the US goes into their sovereign domains. Germany has cancelled several mutual arrangements for information sharing as a direct result.
The US administration has lost face and power, and it doesn’t like it.
It could be that the US government have created yet another false operation in an attempt to regain some of its perceived credibility and power. A global warning is much more dramatic than issuing localised warnings, and it also gives the US an excuse to keep its population in a state of fear as it boosts domestic security measures. Fear = control, and it doesn’t like to lose control.
The warning is due to expire at the end of August, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on international developments in the meantime. Stand-by for more false flag operations.