Skip to comments.Al-Qaida tipsheet on avoiding drones found in Mali
Posted on 02/22/2013 10:12:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
TIMBUKTU, Mali One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.
The al-Qaida extremists bypassed the brightly colored, high-end synthetic floor coverings and stopped their pickup truck in front of a man selling more modest mats woven from desert grass, priced at $1.40 apiece. There they bought two bales of 25 mats each, and asked him to bundle them on top of the car, along with a stack of sticks.
"It's the first time someone has bought such a large amount," said the mat seller, Leitny Cisse al-Djoumat. "They didn't explain why they wanted so many."
Military officials can tell why: The fighters are stretching the mats across the tops of their cars on poles to form natural carports, so that drones cannot detect them from the air.
The instruction to camouflage cars is one of 22 tips on how to avoid drones, listed on a document left behind by the Islamic extremists as they fled northern Mali from a French military intervention last month. A Xeroxed copy of the document, which was first published on a jihadist forum two years ago, was found by The Associated Press in a manila envelope on the floor of a building here occupied by al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb.
The tipsheet reflects how al-Qaida's chapter in North Africa anticipated a military intervention that would make use of drones, as the battleground in the war on terror worldwide is shifting from boots on the ground to unmanned planes in the air.
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Unfortunately US citizens are probably going to have to learn how to avoid drones on our own soil in Obama’s America.
“#1. Stop being a stupid, angry s**thead and get a job.”
RE: Stop being a stupid, angry s**thead and get a job.
Terrorist response to the above: “I have a job. What do you think I am being trained, fed and paid for?”
Could someone please distribute a copy for domestic use?
Ha, ha, drones use sensors. All they are doing is fooling the sensors enough to make their escape.
Yes if someone was trying to kill a terrorist by using the information obtained by a drone I would think that any delay that would allow the terrorist to escape unharmed would be useful.