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Iraqi Drones May Target U.S. Cities
FoxNews ^ | Feb. 24, 2003 | FoxNews

Posted on 02/24/2003 1:18:27 PM PST by FairOpinion

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON Iraq could be planning a chemical or biological attack on American cities through the use of remote-controlled "drone" planes equipped with GPS tracking maps, according to U.S. intelligence.

The information about Iraq's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program has caused a "real concern" among defense personnel, senior U.S. officials tell Fox News. They're worried that these vehicles have already been, or could be, transported inside the United States to be used in an attack, although there is no proof that this has happened.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biological; chemical; cities; defense; drones; dronesus; homeland; iraq; nuclear; terrorism; uav; weapons; wmd
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Is this what the liberals are waiting for?!
1 posted on 02/24/2003 1:18:27 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
They won't change their minds until confronted, personally, with a very painful death... Then again, maybe not even then.
2 posted on 02/24/2003 1:21:39 PM PST by RoughDobermann
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To: FairOpinion
Nope, h*ll has not frozen over yet.
3 posted on 02/24/2003 1:23:40 PM PST by abnegation (They're not just anti-Bush, they are just plain anti-American.)
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To: FairOpinion; SLB; Squantos; Travis McGee; harpseal
Also, UAVs are fairly difficult to knock out unless you have a very dedicated effort. I'm not certain, but I believe the best weapon system against a UAV is an attack helicopter.
4 posted on 02/24/2003 1:23:59 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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Is this what the liberals are waiting for?!

Nothing will convince them. If terrorists attack they will argue that we deserved it.

5 posted on 02/24/2003 1:24:25 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (This space left intentionally blank.)
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To: FairOpinion
Well, the bright side of this is that the liberal bastions supporting the obstructionist tactics on Iraq are the targets.

They may be dead useless idiots.

6 posted on 02/24/2003 1:24:28 PM PST by pfflier
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To: FairOpinion
Boo alert.
7 posted on 02/24/2003 1:24:34 PM PST by Russell Scott
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To: RoughDobermann
The liberals will not change their minds...(severe cognitive dissonance)
They would simply blame Bush and his cabal claiming they bombed America to gain Iraqi oil fields never mind 90 qadrillion tons of evidence to the contrary...
I suggest we nuetron bomb them asap and short out their electronics
8 posted on 02/24/2003 1:24:43 PM PST by joesnuffy
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To: FairOpinion
This will not convince the liberals...

If such a thing were to occur and thousands of people were to suffer they would blame Mr Bush for not securing the borders. Simultaneously, they would complain because of Racial Profiling and demand multicultural treatment for Islamists.

So I hope you arent holding your breath waiting for liberals to 'come around'. It will not happen.

Vigilia pretium libertatis
9 posted on 02/24/2003 1:26:11 PM PST by Samurai_Jack
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To: FairOpinion
Already posted herehttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850747/posts
10 posted on 02/24/2003 1:26:16 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("when I was in junior high school, everyone wanted to be a Knight", KNIGHTS RULE!...)
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To: FairOpinion
This is a very real threat and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Saddam Hussein would love to take credit for any type of homeland attack against the USA.

11 posted on 02/24/2003 1:27:04 PM PST by Reagan Man
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To: RoughDobermann
They won't change their minds until confronted, personally, with a very painful death... Then again, maybe not even then.

When faced with that prospect they'll just blame Bush.

12 posted on 02/24/2003 1:27:33 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: FairOpinion
Already in a thread here
13 posted on 02/24/2003 1:30:19 PM PST by Eala
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To: Carry_Okie
Bush needs to announce, publicly, and clearly, what the immediate, unilateral American response to any such attack would be.
14 posted on 02/24/2003 1:30:37 PM PST by TheConservator (Homines libenter quod volunt credunt.)
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To: FairOpinion
"These technologies are not terribly well proven," F. Whitten Peters, a former Air Force Secretary, told Fox News, referring to vehicles that can be used to disperse harmful agents.

Remote control and aerosol spraying are not well proven? Good grief. These things could be assembled and launched from a tiny stretch of quiet road almost anywhere, then controlled by a person in a trailing car. Scary.

MM

15 posted on 02/24/2003 1:30:43 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: FairOpinion
Is this what the liberals are waiting for?!

They will just say we pushed them to it.

16 posted on 02/24/2003 1:31:27 PM PST by cardinal4 (Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN!!)
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To: FairOpinion
Is this what the liberals are waiting for?!

Not quite. They want to see one of these "baby milk sprayers" in action over a town like Cincinatti so they can blame it on Bush.

17 posted on 02/24/2003 1:32:45 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Newbomb Turk
That was apparently just the initial "breaking news", this is the entire article.
18 posted on 02/24/2003 1:33:12 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: pfflier
Yep, Hussein is killing the voters who want him to stay in power.
19 posted on 02/24/2003 1:35:01 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: FairOpinion
"These technologies are not terribly well proven," F. Whitten Peters, a former Air Force Secretary, told Fox News, referring to vehicles that can be used to disperse harmful agents.

Make 100 teams of 3 agents (Iraqi or AQ), give them 100,000 or even 500,000 dollars and 5 litres of anthrax. Each team builds 5 devices (for about 10K each) and keeps them in a safe house (300,000 dollars for property and food).

We invade Iraq and 100 teams launch 5 of these puppies with a litre of anthrax in each from a rural area.

Even with 10% success rate SH's teams have just hit 50 cities with a litre of anthrax EACH for 50 million dollars in weapons deployment costs.

Don't say it can't be done.

20 posted on 02/24/2003 1:35:35 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Take charge of your destiny, or someone else will)
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