Chambliss: Potential Embassy Attacks ‘Most Serious Threat’ I’ve Seen in Years

While he couldn’t reveal too much information about what prompted the closing of American embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East, Senator Saxby Chambliss told David Gregory that the planning reminds him of what led up to the 9/11 attacks. “This is the most serious threat that I’ve seen in the last several years,” he said on Meet the Press this morning.

Chambliss said the intelligence community was aware of certain “chatter” of the plan, such as the specifics of the attack and individuals involved in its planning, but also admitted that elements such as its exact location were unknown, therefore prompting the widespread closings across the entire region.