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U.S. missile in Yemen kills key suspect in USS Cole bombing.

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

Car explosion kill 6 alleged al-Qaida members


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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: terror; usscole; waronterror
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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?


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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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

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


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


(858) 455-2294

26 February 2001


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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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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