Officials: Intercepted Al Qaeda Message Prompted Embassy Closures

A leak that justifies NSA surveillance. Let's see if the administration tries to track that one down.


Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies.

A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat said al-Zawahri's message was picked up several weeks ago and appeared to initially target Yemeni interests.