Tag Archive: Drone Strike


Somali Officials Say U.S. Struck Where al Shabaab Were Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An air strike by U.S. military forces struck an area where leaders of Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked militants were meeting, intelligence sources said on Tuesday, but it was unclear whether any insurgent commanders were killed.

  The strike prompted rumors among Somali government officials that it had targeted al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane and other leaders who were suspected to have been at the location, but there was no confirmation they were hit.

  If he were killed, it would be a major victory against the group.

  Since taking charge in 2008, Godane has restyled the group as a global player in the al Qaeda franchise – a transformation that was highlighted when it killed at least 67 people in an attack on a Kenyan shopping mall in September. “

 

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Onboard Footage Of An RAF Drone Unleashing Hell On Taliban

 

 

Drone's Eye View

 

 

 

” RAF Pilot Unleashes Hell on Taliban From The Comfort in Lincolnshire First Glimpse Inside Drone HQ

  Sitting before a bank of flickering computer screens and controls, the RAF pilot flies a drone in the skies above Afghanistan.

  But the airman is not operating the £10million Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the warzone — or even the US.

  Instead, he is 8,000 miles away in a hi-tech control hub in a remote part of East Anglia — poised to order the controversial robot to carry out airstrikes using its fearsome array of Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Screwed Up Drone Strike Leaves 13 Dead In Yemen

 

 

 

” Today in Yemen, 13 people were killed in what was reportedly an erroneous drone strike by the American government. According to Yemeni officials, a caravan was traveling in central Yemen on its way to a wedding when it was hit by missiles fired from a drone, leaving bodies burned and vehicles ablaze in the middle of the road.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Top Pakistani Taliban Commander

 

 

” A suspected U.S. drone strike Wednesday killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistani intelligence officials said, although the militant group denied he was killed.

If confirmed, the death of Waliur Rehman would be a strong blow to the militant group responsible for hundreds of bombings and shootings across Pakistan. Officials said the strike, in the country’s tribal areas, killed a total of four people.”

 

 

 

 

 

AIR FORCE ERASES DRONE STRIKE DATA

 

 

” (Foreign Policy) – Quietly and without much notice, the Air Force has reversed its policy of publishing statistics on drone strikes in Afghanistan as the debate about drone warfare hits a fever pitch in Washington. In addition, it has erased previously published drone strike statistics from its website.”

 

 

 

 

A veteran of the Reagan administration’s national security infrastructure envisions an 11th hour surprise which could re-elect Obama.

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” During a weekly briefing of Tea Party Patriots local coordinators on Sunday evening, a veteran of the Reagan administration’s national security infrastructure pointed activists to the work of Pat Caddell at Breitbart.com. “Caddell was George McGovern’s pollster in 1972, and Jimmy Carter’s pollster in 1976 and 1980. The man knows the inner workings of the high command of the Democratic Party as an inside operator, so his insight is particularly valuable.” From Breitbart: October Surprises,” real and imagined, have been recurrent in US political history. The term can be thought of two ways: First, it is the simple reality that the unexpected “black swan” can emerge at any time, including on the eve of an election. Second, there’s the more nefarious idea that an incumbent could use the power of his office to affect the election. And such possible abuse by an incumbent has provoked challengers in elections to use the October Surprise phrase preemptively, as a way of warning voters to discount some last-minute bombshell. Caddell anticipates a move by the Obama administration which could serve such a “nefarious” purpose: “