Skip to comments.U.S. Nearly Assassinated Top Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Sources Say
Posted on 07/19/2011 7:12:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
The U.S. nearly took out Anwar Al-Awlaki, a top Al Qaeda target in Yemen, in an assassination attempt days after the killing of Usama bin Laden, senior U.S. defense and intelligence sources tell Fox News.
On May 5, Marine Harrier jets were sent on a mission to follow Awlaki using intelligence provided by Yemenis hoping to keep President Ali Abdullah Saleh in power.
The aircraft were able to locate Awlaki traveling in a truck. But fuel storage and technical problems with the jets Griffin missiles a new and improved version of a Hellfire missile -- caused the operation to fail and allowed him to escape.
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The Israelis wouldn’t have screwed up.
And we need to know this why??
Because almost no one can keep their traps shut anymore, so our government has to release secrets before someone else does.
Somebody send Fleabaghead a case of DEPENDS because I’m sure he really shit his pants when the first missile hit.
Don’t worry, Ali asskisser, we’re gonna get you. As the newsman in the original movie of “The Thing”, said in his broadcast, “Look to the skies.”
Yep, ragpicker, it’s death from above coming at you at about 400-500 mph. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.
Love Tobey Keith.
He’s probably not sleeping all that well these days.
They never had mechanical malfunctions? Go figure.
a top Al Qaeda target in Yemen. thanks Pan_Yan.
They are just checking to see if this leaked information will bump Odumbos numbers.
It’s not a near-miss, it’s a hit.
It’s not an “almost assassinated”, it’s... didn’t.
Why not wait until he comes back to Fairfax, VA in August for summer vacation? Andrews AFB or Quantico would be a short sortie.
It won’t help for more than a week, if that.
Don’t tell me the Marine Corps is going the way of the FBI.
If at first you don’t succeed...try, try again.
I love all this nearly stuff. Another nearly ... The republicans nearly avoided folding in the debt crisis defending us from new taxes ... But alas they are republicans. Gutless republicans true to their colors... Yellow
I'm like you: in fact, a pet peeve of mine is when a football announcer says, "That pass was ALMOST INTERCEPTED!" I always say, "It's equally valid to say: 'The cornerback ALMOST MESSED UP THAT PLAY EVEN WORSE THAN HE DID!'"
As a matter of fact, that "almost intercepted", "almost assassinated" idea is both a real victory and a moral victory for the other side -- and thus it's a negative to even mention it as such.
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
- Yoda -
..........absolutely! and, the boys flying those planes did their courageous best and deserve our praise!
I’m sure the pilots did not work on or load the missiles!
There’s a few proud dads out there! Kudo’s to all you guys too!
Nah, the Griffin is a super new and tiny missile —maybe just 40 pounds. You can carry two or more for every hellfire.
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