FactReal

QUICK FACTS: Politics, News, Economy, Religion, History…for busy people!

Al Qaeda Got Bad News Days before Embassy Attacks in Libya, Egypt (AP Tweets)

Posted by FactReal on September 21, 2012

Al Qaeda was dealing with the death of two of their top leaders days before the U.S. consulate in Libya and the embassy in Egypt were attacked by Islamists. These are the tweets in chronological order from the Associated Press (AP) leading to the embassy attacks on 9/11/2012:
DEATH OF SAEED AL-SHIHRI
Deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

AP reported: “Yemeni officials say a missile believed to have been fired by a U.S. operated drone on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 has killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car. Al-Qaida’s Yemen branch is seen as the world’s most active, planning and carrying out attacks against targets in and outside U.S. territory.”

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245257882361294850

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245260222891954178

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245402227353739264

DEATH OF ABU YAHYA AL-LIBI
Group’s second-in-command:

AP reported: “Abu Yahya al-Libi whose death was confirmed by al-Qaida chief Ayman Al-Zawahri in a video posted late Monday, Sept. 10, 2011. Al-Libi…was killed in a U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan in June…The killing of al-Libi, who was Libyan by birth, was the biggest setback to al-Qaida since the death of Osama bin Laden. Al-Zawahri also urged Libyans…to attack Americans to avenge the late militant’s death, saying his “blood is calling, urging and inciting you to fight and kill the Crusaders.””

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245474184124305408

RETALIATIONS…TERROR ATTACKS
Targets: US base in Afghanistan, US Embassy in Egypt, US Consulate in Libya

Note how the AP starts blaming the film for the embassy attacks, even though the day before they reported that Al-Zawahri had urged Libyans to attack Americans to avenge the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi.

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245527667976323072

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245577949171044352

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245581221323743233

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245611116619759616
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0M5czyyKoM

http://twitter.com/ap/status/245638579525664769

http://twitter.com/AP/status/245674676746084352

http://twitter.com/AP/status/245722518613266432

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s