WASHINGTON, DC – What a difference a day makes. On Thursday, President Obama was sitting in the White House praising Yemen`s president for cutting into al-Qaeda operations in the Arab Peninsula.
‘What we’ve seen is Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula, or AQAP, move back move back out of territories that it was controlling.’
That was then, and this is now.
“So the Department of State has instructed certain US embassies and consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations on Sunday, August 4th.’
That was State Department spokesperson Marie Harf explaining that the folks at Foggy Bottom are closing embassies and issuing a world-wide travel warning because of reliable chatter picked up by our spies, chatter that leads them to believe that al-Qaeda is ready to launch deadly terror attacks with a variety of weapons on US interests around the world, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt and Israel.
The State Department is not being specific, but if you plan on traveling anywhere around the world, it might be a good thing to think about revising those plans, or at least check the State Department`s web site for updates.