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-- we're seeing one of the first public threats against US diplomat's diplomat since that attack according to the US based.
Site intelligence group militants from the group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Have offered roughly a 160000.
Dollars worth of gold to anyone who kills this American ambassador.
They're also offering more than 23000.
For killing a US soldier remember intelligence analysts have called this branch of al-Qaeda the most dangerous terror group.
In the world.
Joining us now former Israeli special forces operative baron Cohen he is also a counterterrorism consultant any managing director at IMS security.
He's also the author of the book.
Brotherhood of warriors behind enemy lines with a commando and one of the world's most.
When you when you hear this bounties being placed on.
An American ambassador as well as American soldiers.
Is that tell you that this is upping the ante in a part.
What this tells me that the and is not only being up -- but that there are specific threats that are being made against specific representatives from our country.
Who have been sent to represent us and actually -- assist the Yemeni government two years ago.
We sent a very very large special operations contingent.
Including Navy SEALs -- to help prepare them in and help -- given the trading in and track down.
The actual founder of this terrorist organization -- into the killing in 2000 and and eleven in September about two weeks after the they.
The actual attacks on.
This is one of the most dangerous terrorist affiliates out there right now what's the message here when you hear these -- what what's the message being sent by.
Al-Qaeda in the Arab entrance of the message here being sent by any capital cut in the Arabian Peninsula is.
Global Jihad using Twitter using FaceBook using social media which we have very little control over to be able to spread this rhetoric.
And it's very very dangerous is something -- -- physical yes but also a propaganda war being fought by the huge propaganda war being fought by them they know how effective the Internet is it's cheap it's effective -- -- -- -- -- to drop their propaganda.
And get out to the millions and millions of potential -- he's out there it's a very dangerous time especially with a group that's this committed yet and how would you expect the US to respond to us that the US is gonna have to continue to respond but being aggressive by.
Being for what they're planning by making sure that the the ambassador in that region has the appropriate security that's needed which I think is the key thing to look at here.
We had four Americans were killed.
You know great great heroes who were killed and not been -- it was an unfortunate was unfortunate that it was because there was a lack of security that should have been in place and so I hope that -- security is going to be in that the layering that these guys need is gonna be provided.
How does this jibe with the administration statements in recent months saying that al-Qaeda has been decimated.
It's just not true and and it's just it's just not a fact it's not even close were so far away.
But you know the -- did the splintering effective we've seen since the process he would -- the apparent death of Osama bin Laden in the in the all of these affiliate organizations are popular terrorism is such an organic thing it's impossible to quell it it's always gonna continue to respond.
And this is something that we're going to be facing for the next you -- -- years as far as our national security is concerned and and I just think it's it's it's false I think it's misleading to tell Americans that that's the case when you say splintering effect do you do you mean to say that.
Yemen is now the hub for al-Qaeda I'm gonna say that Yemen is probably one of the most dangerous places in the world the terms of where terrorism is planned and carried out.
And it's absolutely one of the most significant hubs as far as the war on terror -- salute and -- conceive that you have -- your second here thank you.
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