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U.S. strike kills at least 4 in Pakistan: source
al-Reuters ^ | 9/17/08 | Simon Cameron-Moore

Posted on 09/17/2008 8:41:41 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter

A U.S. drone aircraft missile attack targeting a militant camp in Pakistan killed at least four people and wounded three, a Pakistani intelligence official in the South Waziristan region said.

Officials said the drone fired four missiles as dusk fell on Baghar, a village in the mountains 55 km (35 miles) west of Wana, the main town in the region.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; pakistan; predator; predatorb; taliban; uavs; whisperingdeath

1 posted on 09/17/2008 8:41:41 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

Booo yah. Nice shooting.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 8:42:51 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: mgc1122

Four missiles from a drone ?


3 posted on 09/17/2008 8:43:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Straight Vermonter
Baghar, a village in the mountains 55 km (35 miles) west of Wana...

FWIW, 55km west of Wana is well inside of Afghanistan.

4 posted on 09/17/2008 8:44:31 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

The drone fired four missiles as dusk fell on Baghar....wow this has got to have the Muzzies going even further insane. Just imagine living in this remote part of the world and having instant death waiting overhead, silently 24 & 7. Talk about Alah being unhappy with his followers!


5 posted on 09/17/2008 8:46:56 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Four missiles from a drone ?”

Likely a reporting error on the part of the journo ... or multiple drones. In either event, BOOM was the desired result.


6 posted on 09/17/2008 8:49:26 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: iopscusa

I wonder if the timing is meaningless or if they were waiting for the cooler temps at night to get an IR signature.


7 posted on 09/17/2008 8:51:00 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: mgc1122

It would be nice if the drone played Vera Lynn’s “We’ll meet again,” just as it released the missiles.


8 posted on 09/17/2008 8:53:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

LOL! That’d be a nice touch, but I would favor “Another one bites the dust” by Queen.

At any rate, good rootin’, tootin shootin’!!


9 posted on 09/17/2008 8:59:07 AM PDT by incredulous joe
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
FOUR hard points, bro..! Yeee-haw! PREDATOR *B*...!!!
10 posted on 09/17/2008 8:59:32 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; KlueLass; LucyT; ...

have a great day, all.

Drones reappear in Pak skies (Another UAV attack in Waziristan?)
Thenews.com | September 17, 2008
Posted on 09/16/2008 8:12:50 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2084018/posts


11 posted on 09/17/2008 8:59:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; All
"It would be nice if the drone played Vera Lynn’s “We’ll meet again,” just as it released the missiles.

IMHO,

#1. "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring

#2. "Hells Bells" by AC/DC or:

#3. "One Way Or Another" by Blondie with all to be played at around 140db at the lowest level.

12 posted on 09/17/2008 9:02:42 AM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Another "wedding" bombed....


13 posted on 09/17/2008 9:04:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mgc1122
Not necessarily an error - possibly a Reaper:

The MQ-9 Reaper has an operational ceiling of 50,000ft, a maximum internal payload of 800lb and external payload over 3,000lb. It can carry up to four Hellfire II anti-armour missiles and two laser-guided bombs (GBU-12 or EGBU-12) and 500lb GBU-38 JDAM (joint direct attack munition). In May 2008, a USAF Reaper successfully test dropped four Raytheon GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II 500lb bombs, which have laser and GPS guidance.

14 posted on 09/17/2008 9:04:35 AM PDT by naturalized
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To: Eric in the Ozarks


Four missiles from a drone ?

There’s been a picture posted on FR occassionally of a Predator with
something cluster of 2 (or 3) bombs/missles clustered under each wing.

I was uncertain if it was real...or a nice photoshop.

Maybe it’s real, as discovered by four dead men.


15 posted on 09/17/2008 9:06:21 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Straight Vermonter

I think you may be right. Most of the air attack videos I see on liveleak.com are using IR.


16 posted on 09/17/2008 9:06:51 AM PDT by freebird5850
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To: mgc1122
Something like this:


17 posted on 09/17/2008 9:09:40 AM PDT by naturalized
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To: naturalized

“Something like this:”

Mighty purdy ... unless you’re a target. LOL.


18 posted on 09/17/2008 9:10:50 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

From ... http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=122

“The MQ-1 Predator is a system, not just an aircraft. A fully operational system consists of four aircraft (with sensors), a ground control station, a Predator Primary Satellite Link, or PPSL, along with operations and maintenance crews for deployed 24-hour operations.”

and ...

“The MQ-1 Predator carries the Multi-spectral Targeting System which integrates electro-optical, infrared, laser designator and laser illuminator into a single sensor package. The aircraft can employ two laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles.”


19 posted on 09/17/2008 9:33:22 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Straight Vermonter
The strike was on an AQ training camp and ordnance depot. All killed were foreigners.

Many training camps are housed in tunnels dug under nearly every madrassa in Pakistan.

Many are within sight of a Paki Army camp.

AQ likes to hide in plain sight, among civilians and PA.

20 posted on 09/17/2008 9:34:33 AM PDT by gandalftb (America's highest office.....Patriot)
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