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Mali manual suggests al-Qaida has feared weapon
Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/2013 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI

Posted on 06/12/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class.

Except that the students in this case were al-Qaida fighters in Mali. And the manual was a detailed guide, with diagrams and photographs, on how to use a weapon that particularly concerns the United States: A surface-to-air missile capable of taking down a commercial airplane.

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Wonderful.......
1 posted on 06/12/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

wonder where they got those? /s


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd
The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF's blackberry messages?
3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I suppose they’ve got the Groovy too.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:39:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Just the sort of thing with which to comfort yourself as you board your flight to London.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

As long as they don’t get Scala.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Maybe they’re just grail-shaped beacons.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Welcome to Benghazi.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 8:43:36 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

You mean Hillary and Obama screwed around in Libya to make themselves some money, and now we’re all at risk? I wonder why the Democrats don’t want anyone looking at Benghazi?


9 posted on 06/12/2013 8:55:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: william clark

“Maybe they’re just grail-shaped beacons.”

I’ll bet they’ve got some holy handgrenades also.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 8:55:50 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
They've had those since July 17, 1996. TWA 800
11 posted on 06/12/2013 8:56:41 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I’ll worry when they get a shrubbery


12 posted on 06/12/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded
Oh, wait, that Grail. Nevermind. /Latella
13 posted on 06/12/2013 8:58:49 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Well yes, after we switched sides and gave it to them.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:04:19 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: IncPen

Welcome to the Middle East. Russia is selling these right now to Assad in Syria. If his regime falls, AQ will get their hands on newer versions that inevitably will be used to shoot down airliners and double or triple the costs of airport security in Europe and throughout the West and possibly Asia.

Russia is making a few million doing this and Putin is most likely profiting directly. The real question - will the West blame Russia/Putin when the first airliner is downed in Europe and the horrible pictures are broadcast to the world? Russia has been warned about this by several NATO nations. Will Americans place blame on the Obama administration for fostering the Arab Spring or is our populace so ignorant and insulated from world events that they fail to connect the dots?

It is difficult to rationalize the risks that Putin has chosen by doing this because the potential ramifications are far worse than the short-term profit. It is impossible to rationalize why the Obama administration supported the Arab Spring given accepted strategic policy and thinking.

While this is speculation about what might happen, it would interestingly isolate Russia from the West and push Russia into a tighter alliance with the same nations referenced in the bible that will attack Israel. This is occurring at the same time we have an administration that is openly hostile to Israel’s interests. Congress is increasingly becoming hostile to Israel’s interests. Our State Department has been hostile to Israel for awhile. Look at Obama’s recent appointees - Rice and Power.

We live in interesting times.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:14:14 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Obama’s war in Libya just keeps on giving.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:19:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BubbaBasher

Couldn’t have been a MANPAD. Flight 800 was too high for the missile to reach it. Had to have been a larger SAM.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:23:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

thanks hillary


18 posted on 06/12/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: NonValueAdded

Now THAT’S funny.....


19 posted on 06/12/2013 12:06:27 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: ballplayer

Yeah, and by all means, let’s get involved in Syria too. I don’t really understand the angst over Syria. It’s the best we could hope for. Rags killing Rags.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 12:06:27 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Psssssst.......Got any stingers?


21 posted on 06/12/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” - Orwell)
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To: IncPen

Bingo


22 posted on 06/12/2013 7:13:56 PM PDT by gandalftb
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To: lwd

Barak Obama’s Libyan Fire Sale. Everything Must Go.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 6:42:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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