August 4, 2013
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday warned of a stronger al Qaeda terrorist network, saying the administration made the right call in shutting down embassies and consulates and issuing a worldwide travel network.
“This is a wake-up call. Al Qaeda is in many ways stronger than it was before 9/11 because it’s mutated and it’s spread and it can come at us from different directions,” King, the chairman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula is probably the most deadly of all the al Qaeda affiliates.“
The White House has said the potential threat is “occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.”