When Obama first announced the embassy closings on August fifth, I was immediately suspicious and I wrote a column in which I said I didn’t believe the story from the WH. When I posted it to Facebook, I asked if it was wag the dog, since just two days before we learned that we may well have been running arms through Benghazi to Syria. It looks like I may have been correct.
A high ranking Yemeni official told McClatchy that the story of a foiled Al Qaeda attack and warnings of an attack were false and based on one remark made by an official who wanted to play down America’s drone attacks. The rumored attack was the basis for closing embassies across the world.
Eighteen of the initial nineteen embassies have been reopened, with just the one in Sanaa, Yemen, remaining closed. The embassy in Lahore, Pakistan also remains closed until further notice.