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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
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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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