Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Where Did the Threats Originate?
  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?
  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures
  • Which Embassies Are Closed?
  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?

Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), a ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, also appeared on Meet the Press, where he described the intercepted message from al-Qaida as "very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11." "This is the most serious threat that I've seen in the last several years," he added, pointing out that the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs helped to “listen in on the bad guys.”

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