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U.S. missile in Yemen kills key suspect in USS Cole bombing.
MSNBC.Com ^ | SAN'A, Yemen, Nov. 4 | NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES

Posted on 11/04/2002 10:19:25 AM PST by Bobby777

Car explosion kill 6 alleged al-Qaida members

NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES

SAN'A, Yemen, Nov. 4 — Six al-Qaida suspects were killed Monday when the car they were traveling in blew up in northwest Yemen in an area where authorities believe the terror group is active, Yemeni security officials said. They included a suspect in the al-Qaida linked attack two years ago on the U.S. warship in a Yemeni port.

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To: hchutch
The car could have been a Mercedes made by one of the Allies in Europe of the Islamofascists, Germany.

Mercedes stands to lose a lot of customers in the Islamofascist car market this year and in 2003. Chrysler Dammler might not be a good investment as these Opecker Jihadists get blasted to eternity.
101 posted on 11/04/2002 2:34:14 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
Then a woman's voice in their language starts a count down saying that wild pigs await their arrival in hell. She starts the countdown and they hear wild pigs oinking and grunting. Just before the bomb goes off, her voice says "Enjoy your eternity in hell, you maggots! The pigs of hell are ready for you."

Good ideas, Darth Vader might have an opening on his staff. You'd be a good fit:)

102 posted on 11/04/2002 2:34:33 PM PST by Centurion2000
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To: LoneGOPinCT
Aw shucks, we killed the terrorists but missed the tent with the camel's butt.
103 posted on 11/04/2002 2:35:05 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: FreeTheHostages
Can you imagine the hand-wringing and inaction that would have been displayed by an AL GORE administration?

Scary.

Remember and vote for Republicans in the Senate and House TOMORROW!

104 posted on 11/04/2002 2:35:12 PM PST by J. Semper Paratus
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To: Grampa Dave
.....bzzzz zzzz zzzz ZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ.....POW!!!!!!

"Ali Mahq Bar chit chit chit we're hit."

105 posted on 11/04/2002 2:35:32 PM PST by mikhailovich
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To: PLOM...NOT!
with a Hellfire missile fired from a CIA-operated drone in northwest Yemen,

Yup...confirmed :)

Thank you Allah.

106 posted on 11/04/2002 2:40:34 PM PST by evad
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To: Centurion2000
I only work for the good guys not the Darth Vader types.

These crazed Islamofascists and their mentally deficient Islamakazis are perfect Intel targets for pysc warfare like any member of a whacked out sect.
107 posted on 11/04/2002 2:40:37 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: mikhailovich
I don't think that they even knew that they were blown up let alone able to holler "Chit, Ali Mahq Bar!"

One hopes the Russians have a lot similiar successes with their Islamofascist/Islamakazi problems the next few weeks.
108 posted on 11/04/2002 2:43:35 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: J. Semper Paratus
Amen Brother Paratus:

Remember and vote for Republicans in the Senate and House TOMORROW!

A vote for the rats is the same as a free pass for the al Qaeda thugs in the world.

Da$$hole, Leaky Leahy, Kennedy, etc need to become the real minority party as this war is fought by our adults who want to save America not have it destroyed by the Islamofascists and their Islamakazis!

109 posted on 11/04/2002 2:47:17 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: aristeides; Travis McGee; Blueflag
My kind of ping. Aristeides. Thanks.

This would never have happened under, Bill, Al, or little tommie.
110 posted on 11/04/2002 2:49:10 PM PST by xzins
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To: The Ghost of Richard Nixon
Oh, please, Lord, let this be true.
111 posted on 11/04/2002 2:49:29 PM PST by Let's Roll
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To: Grampa Dave
.....ouch.....

.....That's gonna leave a mark.....

.....LOL.....

112 posted on 11/04/2002 2:52:18 PM PST by cyberaxe
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To: Bobby777
Very, very satisfactory.
113 posted on 11/04/2002 2:52:25 PM PST by w.t.sherman
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To: J. Semper Paratus
Re: "Can you imagine the hand-wringing and inaction that would have been displayed by an AL GORE administration?"

Wiered Al Gore would have STILL been on larry King with charts and graphs explaining what a taliban is, and how we shouldn't do anything to attack them.

114 posted on 11/04/2002 2:53:37 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: xzins
No it wouldn't, and no it didn't. Remembering the 17 sailors that died on the USS Cole, and the incredible work of the sailors to safe that ship after the attck; and remembering that one of our ships was attacked which was an act of war against our country and the government of the United States took no action in response. This is a good day. May there be many more on a regular basis and, like this one, may we have knowledge of it.
115 posted on 11/04/2002 2:57:42 PM PST by maranatha
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To: Bobby777
Called by yours truly HERE.
116 posted on 11/04/2002 2:59:30 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: cyberaxe
Just think about the loss of all those endangered sand fleas. GW is so evil. He allowed the loss of these innocent sand fleas.
117 posted on 11/04/2002 3:00:19 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: jpthomas


Contact: Cyndi Wegerbauer
 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(858) 455-2294

26 February 2001

RQ-1 PREDATOR® HELLFIRE MISSILE TESTS “TOTALLY SUCCESSFUL”.

26 February 2001 -- San Diego, California. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft surveillance systems, is pleased to announce the re-release of the following article published and written by Ms. Sue Baker, Aeronautical Systems Center, Public Affairs, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio), USAF:

Aerospace history was made Feb. 21 with the successful launch of a live missile from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The Air Force’s Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program is evolving from a non-lethal, reconnaissance asset, to an armed, highly accurate tank-killer, according to senior program officials from Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) here.

“Capping a three-part series of demonstration flight tests on Feb. 21, Predator successfully aimed and launched a ‘live’ Hellfire-C, laser-guided missile that struck an unmanned, stationary Army tank on the ground at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Airfield near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.,” said Major Ray Pry, Predator program manager, Big Safari Program Office at ASC’s Reconnaissance Aircraft System Program Office (SPO).

“Flown by two ACC crew-members, a pilot and sensor-operator from the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis, who were located in a nearby Ground Control Station (GCS), Predator launched the missile using Line-of-Sight (LOS) communication, inflicting heavy damage to the tank,” Major Pry said. The final flight, part of a Phase I feasibility demonstration that began in August 2000, was preceded by two similar, completely successful Hellfire launches on Feb. 16 and earlier on Feb. 21, according to the major.

“This first recorded missile launch from a UAV took place on Feb. 16 at approximately 11:05 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT),” he said. “Equipped with a single, inert Hellfire-C missile, the Predator, using its LOS communication band and infrared ‘Kosovo’ laser-ball, aimed and struck the tank-turret about six inches to the right of dead-center, spinning the turret around about 30 degrees. It made a big, gray dent in the turret— just beautiful.”

Following the first launch, the Predator/Hellfire launch team reviewed telemetry data and camera footage captured by the GCS crew and a helicopter from the Nellis Range, Major Pry said.

“We wanted to be sure that we had captured what we thought we had seen— that the stress and loads were within Predator’s limits, and that the guides worked perfectly,” he explained. “With two shots planned for Feb. 21 using both satellite and LOS communications links, we wanted to ensure we could use the satellite link to fire the missile.”

Assembling at 4:30 a.m. local Nellis time, the team flew the Predator for 10 to 15 practice runs, doing simulated set-ups and launches of the missile, Major Pry said. “At approximately 9:30 a.m., the conditions were favorable for a live run, and the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group operators were ready. We executed the launch using the satellite link for the first mission. This successful launch met a key goal of the first phase of the demonstration. “We came in on final approach, about seven kilometers from the tank, turned the laser off just shy of five kilometers, launched the inert Hellfire,” Major Pry said. “About seventeen seconds later, the missile impacted the side of the tank, hit the turret dead-square in the middle, and spun it partially around.”

We inspected the damage to the turret and reset all parameters to use the LOS communications link for the live missile shot next,” Major Pry explained. “After a whole series of run-ins, to make sure the entire team was ‘in sync,’ we went through another pass with the same exact mission profile as the previous launch, and loosed the live Hellfire. The missile exploded as planned against the side of the tank.”

Now that the initial weaponization feasibility tests have been successfully completed, ACC Commander Gen. John Jumper will review the results to determine when Phase II of the effort will begin, according to Lt. Col. Tom Carlson, director of ACC’s Advanced Weapons Requirements Branch.

“Phase II will take the Predator/Hellfire combination to more realistic, operational altitudes and conditions, including the challenge of a moving target,” Colonel Carlson explained. “This will complete the demonstration of the objectives we set down at the beginning of this process, to demo the technology, and prove its operational feasibility.” There are still some challenges ahead, the colonel said. “We need to do some re-engineering on the missile, to take it up to higher altitudes. Once we’re given the ‘green light’ to proceed to Phase II -- and all indications are that we will - it will require another symphony of players, brought together by Major Pry and his team, to execute the second round of demonstration flights.

“The bottom line is that we are taking a Hellfire missile, normally launched from an Army helicopter with its landing-skids ‘in the trees’, or from the deck of a sea-borne Navy carrier, flying under 2,000 feet, and asking it to fly at higher altitudes,” Colonel Carlson said. “The recent Predator launches were done within the normal operating elevations for Hellfire.”

The UAV was equipped with “hard points” by General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems International (GA-ASI), the prime contractor in San Diego, Calif., according to Major Pry. “We knew we needed to reinforce the structural, weight-bearing capabilities of Predator, by adding composites to its forward and rear spars, plus some aluminum for attaching the hard points.

“Key to the success of this Predator/Hellfire demonstration was support from the Aviation, Rockets and Missiles program office at Red Stone Arsenal, Ala.,” Major Pry added. In addition to the prime contractor GA-ASI, Predator’s additional contractor team-members include Raytheon in McKinney, Texas, and L3 Communications in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Return to www.ga.com


Be sure and email or phone the above people for their hard work for making Aerospace history just this year.
118 posted on 11/04/2002 3:00:30 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: maranatha
I previewed that and missed two typos...sorry about that.
119 posted on 11/04/2002 3:00:51 PM PST by maranatha
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To: Bobby777
Six al-Qaida suspects

Well, they aren't 'suspects' anymore!

120 posted on 11/04/2002 3:01:27 PM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: Grampa Dave
"I'm waiting for some Watermelon Green Jihadist enviralists to complain about the blackened sand where the car used to be."

OOOH, and the poor little blades of grass, and the poor little stunted bushes...after all, grass and stunted bushes are people too!

121 posted on 11/04/2002 3:03:29 PM PST by cake_crumb
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To: Grampa Dave
.....kinda brings back back memories of that old 70 commercial.....

.....the one where there are a bunch of roaches huddled together.....

.....one of them says.....

....."RAID!?!?!".....

.....Ka-Blam.....

122 posted on 11/04/2002 3:04:51 PM PST by cyberaxe
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To: Highest Authority
W6OAA ..._._

LOL, roger on the silent key. KJ6II

123 posted on 11/04/2002 3:09:39 PM PST by Mark17
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To: MinorityRepublican

Like a famous scene from this movie, the guys and gals sitting back at their console monitors today must have watched the live video and said at the exact moment of impact, in unison, "Boom!"

:-)

It's Miller Time in the suburbs of D.C. tonight.

This one was for the little girl (and many little girls) who lost their daddies in the North or South Tower last year.

124 posted on 11/04/2002 3:20:12 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Imagine a few dozen of these loitering over your village, cave, or terrorist training camp. Imagine one of them being the REAL hell-fire-loaded and the rest being dummies and decoys for the RPGs to take pot shots at. Imagine them getting smaller, faster, cheaper with every update in computing and sensing technology. Imagine a few hundred being netowrked into a "beowolf cluster" of sencing technology and firepower delivery systems.

Thank you George W. Bush !

125 posted on 11/04/2002 3:26:47 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: cyberaxe
Or the roach motel ads. They check in but never check out!
126 posted on 11/04/2002 3:43:58 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: cake_crumb
You are so insensitive. You forgot about the poor endangered sand fleas that got incinerated thanks to the evil GW.

The next thing you will tell us is that your husband kills innocent trees to make a living and that you eat meat at least once a day.
127 posted on 11/04/2002 3:45:32 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Ranger
Thanks for more of the good news.
128 posted on 11/04/2002 3:47:30 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
Our Jihad to remove the Islamofascist and Islamakazi cancers from our planet have started. This is just the beginining!

I sincerely hope so. However remember that their are two sides in this war, and the other side is the type to leap and scream after events such as this. Expect the suicide bombings in the US to resume as soon as the Al Qaida can get the word out to their sleeper cells.

IOW, make sure your guns are sighted in, and keep your powder dry.

129 posted on 11/04/2002 3:48:13 PM PST by El Gato
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To: ChadGore

Nighty Night and Pleasant Dreams, Little Terrorist Towelheaded Ones!

130 posted on 11/04/2002 3:48:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: Diddle E. Squat
That's right!

GW told a group of senators that he was not going to waste a multi million $ cruise missile to blow an empty and used REI tent in the desert and blow up some poor camel's clymer.

One of the senators was the Hilldebeast, the WINO of the Clintoon, who fired multi million $ missiles into the desert and only hit an Aspirin factory!
131 posted on 11/04/2002 3:51:01 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Poohbah
Hehe... I read that book - William Johnstone, "Breakdown', I believe... good book ;0)
132 posted on 11/04/2002 3:51:53 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: ChadGore
What great news with no down side for our side in this reply of yours:

Imagine a few dozen of these loitering over your village, cave, or terrorist training camp. Imagine one of them being the REAL hell-fire-loaded and the rest being dummies and decoys for the RPGs to take pot shots at. Imagine them getting smaller, faster, cheaper with every update in computing and sensing technology. Imagine a few hundred being networked into a "beowolf cluster" of sencing technology and firepower delivery systems.

The Predators with their Hellfires would create a hell on earth for the Islamofascists and their mental defects, their Islamakazis.

133 posted on 11/04/2002 3:55:46 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: ChadGore
Al Gore invented the Taliban
134 posted on 11/04/2002 3:58:54 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: ChadGore
Imagine one of them being the REAL hell-fire-loaded and the rest being dummies and decoys for the RPGs to take pot shots at.

Why bother with dummies? Hell-Fires aren't that expensive and you might as well have all your assets loaded for bear. Besides these babies operate well out of RPG range, they can operate outside of the Stinger's envelope too, although that would also be a long shot for them.

135 posted on 11/04/2002 4:01:06 PM PST by El Gato
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To: El Gato
IOW, make sure your guns are sighted in

Of course I meant your rifles. If you have anything large enough to be considered a gun, such a howitzer, then make sure it's calibrated and the powder for it is dry.

136 posted on 11/04/2002 4:03:24 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Grampa Dave
The official told Reuters in Washington that a Central Intelligence Agency drone carried out Sunday's attack on a car carrying the six which Yemen said included one of two key suspects sought as leading al Qaeda operatives in the Arab country. The dead man, Qaed Senyan al-Harthi, also known as Abu Ali, was suspected of involvement in the 2000 suicide bombing of the U.S. warship Cole in a Yemeni port that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Washington blames that blast in Aden and the September 11 attacks in the United States on the Saudi-born bin Laden, whose ancestral home is Yemen.

Payback is a Bitch, is it Not?

137 posted on 11/04/2002 4:05:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: El Gato
A Hillary Bobble-Head Doll was also destroyed in the missle attack. Way to go.
138 posted on 11/04/2002 4:05:58 PM PST by TheExploited
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To: Ranger
A missile fired by an unmanned CIA drone hit a car believed to be carrying suspected al Qaeda members in Yemen Sunday and killed several occupants, a U.S. official said Monday.

Bet the rent, the drone got excellent video of this. Let's see the video!

139 posted on 11/04/2002 4:08:41 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Bobby777
Perhaps someone can explain to me why this isn't a contravention of the current policy against assassination? If you use a 6 foot long 100lb hellfire missle--and risk local civilians who fortunately were not harmed in this attack--that's a legal war action but if you use a sniper rifle that somehow distasteful? What a load of...

We could save tens of thousands of lives if we put a dozen or so CIA assassins in Iraq right now to effect 'regime change'. I've repeatedly come out against a war on this forum but I'd certainly support taking out Saddam while avoiding US and Iraqi civilian casualties.
140 posted on 11/04/2002 4:11:15 PM PST by Pitchfork
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To: El Gato
Re: "Why bother with dummies?"

The psyops value is priceless, and if one of these Osama-loving-sycophants *did* manage to shoot one down they'de have nothing more than braw straps, rubber bands, bulsa wood and duct tape to hold up on al-gasera Terrorist News Network.

141 posted on 11/04/2002 4:12:51 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: Pitchfork
Perhaps someone can explain to me why this isn't a contravention of the current policy against assassination?

Probably because, iirc, the policy against assassination is an executive order signed by a previous presidentthat most likely deals with foreign heads of state/members of government... Last I heard, Al Qaeda is not a government...

142 posted on 11/04/2002 4:24:06 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: AmericanInTokyo
You posted, "Payback is a Bitch, is it Not?

Actually, this is just a minor down payment towards total payback! First OBL became parts and pieces last December in some cold cave in Afghanistan.

Now one of his fellow al Qaeda top sand fleas just got roasted with 5 of his best buddies.

Many more significant payments will be paid off before we consider that our Payback is finished.

143 posted on 11/04/2002 4:25:03 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: All
A page right out of the Israelis' book, n'est ce pas?
144 posted on 11/04/2002 4:27:17 PM PST by Inkie
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To: Redleg Duke
Clintons zipper was stuck, he could not think stright.
145 posted on 11/04/2002 4:27:43 PM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: Pitchfork
You can thank some of the Rat Senators in our senate now for making the killing of the leaders who want to kill us a crime. Bidin, Leahy, Kennedy, Da$$hole.

I think that we are approaching a new page in warfare. That is we kill the despots who try and want to kill us instead of destroying all those around them including a lot of innocent people.

If we kill a thousand like the clymer killed today and about 10 to twenty top leaders in each nation who have funded terrorism the past two decades, this war on terrorism would basically be over. Jail and try every mullah of death who has preached kill Americans and Jews for the past two decades to free the middle east from their poison.
146 posted on 11/04/2002 4:31:57 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: Bobby777
I hope al-qeada reads this thread, or any other with this info. Let those bastards know they can be killed in a car, walking on the street or in a bordello. Let them know meals must be taken fast, prayers on different rugs in different mosques, and if they go home to their concubine, they may not emerge intact.

The embassies, the Cole, Kobar towers, 9-11 etc. will be remembered until all of the al-qeada meet their virgins in hell.

5.56mm

147 posted on 11/04/2002 4:32:47 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Z-28
According to this site, missile cost, it is only $8,000. Quite a bargain.
148 posted on 11/04/2002 4:34:09 PM PST by wooden nickel
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Probably because, iirc, the policy against assassination is an executive order signed by a previous presidentthat most likely deals with foreign heads of state/members of government... Last I heard, Al Qaeda is not a government...

No the first part is the key. It is an Executive Order (EO 12333). Now, boys and girls...which branch of the federal government do Executive Orders originate from? :o)

149 posted on 11/04/2002 4:34:46 PM PST by Poohbah
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To: Poohbah
Ummm.... the postal service? Oops... that's only for senate races. My bad... ;0)
150 posted on 11/04/2002 4:41:02 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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