Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Are we on?

The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region.
The Daily Beast
 beep beep beep
"Are we all here?"
"[indecipherable]"
"Ayman, we're going to need you to talk a little louder, Bob had some trouble hearing you."
"-and then we, wait are we on?"
"Is everybody here?"
"Great so if we could just--"
[cellophane wrapper slowly crumpled]
"Hey, just a favor, if you're on the call, could you hit * to mute if you're not speaking that'd be great. Thanks."
"..."
"Are we on?"