Video: Israel breaks up al-Qaeda plot against American embassy

posted at 8:01 am on January 23, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Wolf Blitzer called this report “very disturbing” on CNN yesterday, especially since it relates to the so-called “core al-Qaeda” that has supposedly gotten sidelined for the junior varsity — at least as far as Barack Obama is concerned. Arrests in December uncovered an AQ plot to attack the American embassy in Tel Aviv and other targets in Israel, in a plot that came from the supposedly neutered Ayman al-Zawahiri himself. Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet announced the arrests and the plot yesterday:

It is the second time in recent months that authorities claim to have halted an al Qaeda attack planned by Palestinian militants, according to Israeli media. In November, authorities claimed three Palestinians with ties to al Qaeda were killed by Israeli troops during a gunfight in the West Bank, according to the reports.

The Israeli intelligence agency alleged Wednesday Iyad Halil Mohammad Abu Sara of East Jerusalem is “the relevant member” of the three-man operation, a statement released by Shin Bet’s media office said.

Abu Sara was allegedly recruited by al Qaeda to go to Syria for training and return to Israel, where he was to connect with others who were to have entered the country using forged Russian documents, the statement said. …

Abu Sara allegedly mapped routes to the convention center and had checked out the U.S. Embassy.

He also was accused of planning an shooting rampage on a bus going from Jerusalem to Ma’ale Adumim, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. As part of the plan, according to Shin Bet, the attack would include shooting out the wheels of the bus in an attempt to overturn it.

The connection to the jihadis in Syria has Israel worried:

Oreg said Israel would be particularly disturbed by the role of the Syrian-backed jihadists in the alleged plot.

“It seems that the three recruitees were about to go to Syria, where they would have been trained to construct explosive mobile devices and would be joined, on their return, by foreigners, who are attracted to the Syrian jihadi arena,” Oreg said. “This isn’t a lone wolf. We know what al-Qaeda is capable of, so this is a big development.”

Exactly. This demonstrates why so many here in the US were skeptical of American intervention on behalf of the rebels in Syria at all. Advocates insisted that they could distinguish between true rebels against Bashar al-Assad and the AQ-linked jihadis with whom they allied, but John McCain unwittingly demonstrated what a fool’s errand that would be. The so-called moderates ended up engulfed by the jihadis, who are now running rampant and using Syria as a base of operations against Israel.

And contrary to what Obama claims, these “jayvee” networks are taking orders from the captain of the varsity squad:

Three Palestinians plotted with Al Qaeda to attack the U.S. Embassy in in Tel Aviv and storm other targets in Israel, authorities announced Wednesday.

The men — two from Jerusalem and one from the West Bank — were recruited by an operative based in the Gaza Strip who worked for Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet said, describing the plans for mayhem as “advanced.” …

Shin Bet said they plotted to kidnap a soldier and shoot up an Israeli bus in the occupied West Bank. Another plan allegedly involved shooting out the tires of a bus and then gunning down passengers and ambulance workers.

One of the suspects also plotted to set up an Al Qaeda cell in Palestine, Shin Bet said.

Thankfully, the Israelis seem a little more up to speed on the threat of AQ than Obama is.


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Wait a tic, I thought AQ was DEAD,

and GM is ALIVE!!

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

“al Qaeda is on the run.”
/Barky

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Maybe NSA should stop snooping citizens
emails and what-nots,…and pay attention to
AQ Communications!!

Jus say’n!!!

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Maybe NSA should stop snooping citizens
emails and what-nots,…and pay attention to
AQ Communications!!

Jus say’n!!!

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM

But why would the ObamiNation stop attacking its true class enemies?

Steve Eggleston on January 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

“al Qaeda is on the run.”
/Barky

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Running to greener pastures like Libya and Syria.

Steve Eggleston on January 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Arrests in December uncovered an AQ plot to attack the American embassy in Tel Aviv and other targets in Israel, in a plot that came from the supposedly neutered Ayman al-Zawahiri himself. Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet announced the arrests and the plot yesterday:

…at least SOME GOVERNMENT is looking out for American lives!
Any videos?

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Another 3 years of this crapola
Cripe

cmsinaz on January 23, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Thankfully, the Israelis seem a little more up to speed on the threat of AQ than Obama is.

Three more years………………….

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Another 3 years of this crapola
Cripe

cmsinaz on January 23, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Three more years………………….

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Beat me to it!!

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Thankfully, the Israelis seem a little more up to speed on the threat of AQ than Obama is.
===========================

Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East

BY LAURA WASHINGTON LauraSWashington@aol.com October 7, 2012 4:04PM
*******

Eleven years later,

“they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd.

The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added.

They’re coming back.

“I chose this subject because, one,

I can’t stand,

that there is a major lie being propagated . . .”

Logan declared in her native South African accent.
==================================================

http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/15581902-452/reporter-lara-logan-brings-ominous-news-from-middle-east.html

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Bush’s fault!!!”

cmsinaz on January 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Boston Marathon, Israel and the American embassy…..

Snowden’s a traitor! Long Live the NSA!

WryTrvllr on January 23, 2014 at 8:17 AM

guess with all the NSA “secret” spy’n bad press it’s time for a puppet to speak so Barry’s GubRmint can continue to stomp their boot on the the face of Americans forever.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 23, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Thank God for Israeli intelligence.

Just wish we had some.

AZCoyote on January 23, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Another 3 years of this crapola
Cripe

cmsinaz on January 23, 2014 at 8:11 AM

cmsinaz:0
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Time left until Obama leaves office

Time until Friday, January 20, 2017 (Washington DC time)
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http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=263&iso=20170120T00&msg=Time%20left%20until%20Obama%20leaves%20office

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM

That’s more than Jon Cary could do.

vityas on January 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Thankfully, the Israelis seem everyone else seems a little more up to speed on the threat of AQ than Obama is.

Better

WryTrvllr on January 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Tweets All / No replies
Reuters Live ‏@ReutersLive 4m

Happening Now: Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks at Davos – http://reut.rs/wef14 #wef14
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canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:25 AM

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM

But why would the ObamiNation stop attacking its true class enemies?

Steve Eggleston on January 23, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Steve Eggleston:Its an Enigma,..me thinks,,,(sarc):0

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Great minds BC

cmsinaz on January 23, 2014 at 8:28 AM

That’s more than Jon Cary could do.

vityas on January 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

It’s amazing the clown show we have running the government these days. The Israelis do intel better then we do now, Kerry negotiates a “dismantling” of Iranian nukes except that the Iranians say “we never agreed to dismantle” plus we can’t even pass a tougher sanctions bill lest we upset the Iranians who are walking off scot-free.

Bitter Clinger on January 23, 2014 at 8:29 AM

*Cough-Cough*:

Reuters U.S. News ‏@ReutersUS 52m

U.S. privacy board says NSA phone program illegal, should end: reports http://reut.rs/LY8q8E
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Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:27am EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-usa-security-privacy-idUSBREA0M0TI20140123?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The Olympics within a few hundred miles of a region in religious turmoil. The Middle East in flames. Iran already reneging on the much hyped pathway to peace……..

Mark my words, we are within weeks if not days of a major attack by the religion of peace.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Mark my words, we are within weeks if not days of a major attack by the religion of peace.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Happy Nomad:0

*Puts on Progressive hat*,

thats Pure Loony Crazy Speak!!
(snark)

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Was it the Kobe Bryant jersees that these AQ jayvees were pulling on that tipped off the Israelis???

ted c on January 23, 2014 at 8:38 AM

The Olympics within a few hundred miles of a region in religious turmoil. The Middle East in flames. Iran already reneging on the much hyped pathway to peace……..

Mark my words, we are within weeks if not days of a major attack by the religion of peace.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Three guesses who’s fault it won’t be.

docflash on January 23, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Three guesses who’s fault it won’t be.

docflash on January 23, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Oh! I’m sure somebody is scouring YouTube for a scapegoat even as we speak.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Davos World Economic Forum 2014
57s
Israeli PM Netanyahu says Iran must match its words with actions, says of recent easing of tensions ‘it sounds good, I wish it was real’ – live video
end of bulletin

canopfor on January 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

The U.S. would not have done this, had the roles been reversed.

Pork-Chop on January 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That’s why they got caught…they were the “jayvee” alQaeda…

albill on January 23, 2014 at 9:32 AM

The phrase “John McCain unwittingly demonstrated what a fools errand that could be” is reusable, and applies generally to anything he says. The birth of a meme.

MTF on January 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

…but….but…but Al Qaeda has been decimated and is on the run….Obama said so…..

easyt65 on January 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Remember tha jayvees spelled backwards is VeeJay (Valerie Jarrett).

onlineanalyst on January 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Dang it! Why won’t anybody tell his royalness Obama what is going on? Poor little Prezy I Dunno.

ghostwalker1 on January 23, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Bush/Cheney/Haliburton/torture!!

I think that about covers the liberal response to this.

Jack_Burton on January 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Don’t worry. obama is all over this. If any American is killed at the hands of an Al Qaeda terrorist, this administration will be all over concocting a story to completely dismiss it. Your death will be in vain, and America will continue on as usual. There will not be an investigation. Your murderers will not be brought to justice. obama will probably go on vacation so he can clear his mind of you.

“But what happens when the media/public don’t let your death go quietly into that good night?”

Don’t worry friend, you will ultimately be blamed and discarded as nothing more than used toilet paper.

There are 300 million of us. What’s the big deal losing a few at a time?

JAGonzo on January 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM