So apparently the US has been listening in on Al Qaeda conference calls (which is a good thing) and it was information from this conference call that led to the closing of the embassies. What I don't understand is why someone in the government leaked the specific method of how they gathered this intelligence to the public. That wasn't information the public needed to know and leaking that information damages our national security; now Al Qaeda will find a new method to communicate.
This seems like an incredibly damaging leak, to me. When does the investigation start?Al Qaeda leaders had assumed the conference calls, which give Zawahiri the ability to manage his organization from a remote location, were secure. But leaks about the original intercepts have likely exposed the operation that allowed the U.S. intelligence community to listen in on the al Qaeda board meetings.
This is infuriating. This leak actually damages our national interests and absolutely nothing will happen. But if you leak something that embarrasses the government, THAT is a crime, even if it doesn't harm our national security at all. Fuck Obama and his "transparent" administration.