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Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen
SFGate.com ^ | 12/12/13 | Ahemd Al-Haj - Associated Press

Posted on 12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said.

The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city.

There were no immediate details on who was killed in the strike, and there were conflicting reports about whether there were militants traveling with the wedding convoy.

A military official said initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy. He said tribesmen known to the villagers were among the dead.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; dronestrike; killerweddings; kills; strike; yemen
Some days terrorists, some days, wedding partiers..

Don't ya love our Middle East diplomacy policy?

Collateral damage happens.

1 posted on 12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like Amazon is testing their delivery systems for wedding gifts.

It's a hit.

2 posted on 12/12/2013 2:21:20 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: NormsRevenge

Unless it was terrorists headed to a wedding.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 2:21:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let Allah sort them out!

4 posted on 12/12/2013 2:22:44 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: NormsRevenge

These folk sure do get married a lot!
Honey, what would you like for your honeymoon?
Not to die.


5 posted on 12/12/2013 2:23:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

For folks what don’t drink, those fellas sure spend a lot of time going to weddings.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 2:24:21 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Thanks for the best laugh of the day!

Looks like Amazon is testing their delivery systems for wedding gifts.

It's a hit.

7 posted on 12/12/2013 2:24:22 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare, It’s a Wonderful Lie! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Weddings are dangerous in the mideast.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 2:24:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NormsRevenge

initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy.

Skynet comes to Yemen.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 2:24:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Virgins all around for the 13 martyrs!

To be honest after the third or fourth virgin I’d be begging Allah for a pro.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 2:26:38 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama: I Make the Drone Decisions

I'm suuuurrrrrre Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan and Code Pinko are going to be outraged about this ....!


11 posted on 12/12/2013 2:29:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NormsRevenge

Drones seem to be attracted to wedding parties.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 2:31:36 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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I love happy endings....


13 posted on 12/12/2013 2:32:07 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wait until they have the funerals.. Oy vey.. no rest for the old joysticks then..


14 posted on 12/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Target practice for 2014 ?


15 posted on 12/12/2013 2:34:40 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh the outrage! Oh the condemnations! All the world’s leaders are condemning it. NOT!

But they would be if Bush were president!


16 posted on 12/12/2013 2:42:35 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fellow islamists barry doesn’t like.


17 posted on 12/12/2013 2:55:44 PM PST by onedoug
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To: I want the USA back

Simple, Bush wasn’t a muslim.

It’s the same muslim propaganda voice that contributed to bringing Bush down and simultaneously propelling their man into the White House.


18 posted on 12/12/2013 2:57:23 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: tet68

Maybe they should just live together like good liberals do.

Avoids travelling, expenses and drones.

What’s not to like?

Hey, what’s under these burquas? Why it’s “beans and franks” (Hattip to “CSI: Las Vegas”)


19 posted on 12/12/2013 3:12:08 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: NormsRevenge

‘til death do us blown apart.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 3:12:45 PM PST by moovova
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To: NormsRevenge

Was the goat hit?


21 posted on 12/12/2013 3:15:56 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: NormsRevenge
If this was truly a wedding party and there were no terrorists in the convoy. The U.S. is guilty of a crime.

So they better come up with a confirmed name of a terrorist…

22 posted on 12/12/2013 3:18:10 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ah. Congrats, Ahmed. Welcome to Paradise... Meet your first two virgins!


23 posted on 12/12/2013 3:46:50 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

Considering this regime, that name will be Ted Cruz.


24 posted on 12/12/2013 3:50:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: NormsRevenge
There were no immediate details on who was killed in the strike, and there were conflicting reports about whether there were militants traveling with the wedding convoy.

You know, if we're gonna go Dresden on this country, let's put on our big boy pants and do it right.

For Phoque's sake; let's stop dicking around and play war like it was meant to be played.....Unconditionally.

25 posted on 12/12/2013 3:54:18 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That’s what you get for registering for gifts at Lockheed Martin, Fatima.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 5:14:12 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Some days terrorists, some days, wedding partiers..
Don’t ya love our Middle East diplomacy policy?

Collateral damage happens.

Yahoo! Our resident is king of the drones, after all he said he’s really good at killing people. Well actually Obamapuss is really good at having other people do his killing, no matter what the cost.


27 posted on 12/12/2013 5:28:21 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The U.S. used to be the good guys. Everyone knew the U.S. would never do what the USSR would do. It’s sad that our government is using our military to murder innocent people and they don’t care.


28 posted on 12/13/2013 11:11:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: himno hero
Simple, Bush wasn’t a muslim.

Are you sure about that. President Bush seemed clear that Islam was the superior to Christianity. Remember, Islam is the religion of peace, not a religion of peace. Meaning Christianity is not a religion of peace. Did Bush ever say anything positive about Christianity?

The only thing I remember Bush saying is that Jesus was his favorite philosopher. Which is interesting, because he doesn't say anything about his divinity. And Muslims are always say how Jesus was a great prophet etc., but he is not divine. So, Bush's beliefs about Jesus seem to be in line with what Muslim's beliefs. Has Bush ever come out and denied he was a Muslim?

29 posted on 12/13/2013 11:24:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, Hey, Hey! Funny you mentioned that...


30 posted on 12/13/2013 11:32:34 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: nickcarraway

... the muslim voice has told us.

Conversely, that is why Obama can operate with relative impunity from the muslims.


31 posted on 12/14/2013 6:25:43 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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