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  • Paul to Hold Brennan Nomination (wants more info on drone use)

    02/13/2013 5:41:24 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 13, 2013 - 11:52 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just announced that he’ll be placing a hold on the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director until he receives answers to his questions about the administration’s use of drones. “I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered. I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share,” Paul said. “These issues must be discussed...
  • Cleric Who Denounced Al Qeada Drone Striked

    02/06/2013 6:40:39 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | ROBERT F. WORTH, MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    Late last August, a 40-year-old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen. It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed. Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection. As the five men stood...
  • Iran fired at US drone, Pentagon says (Nov. 1)

    11/08/2012 11:34:21 AM PST · by Raebie · 76 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Fosx News
    Iran has fired at a U.S. drone, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET, Pentagon spokesman George Little said. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the drone was not in Iranian airspace.
  • Iran Mocks Obama Who ‘Begged' for Drone

    12/13/2011 11:55:18 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran is having a field day over the latest downed Drone, saying that President Barack Obama “begs to give him back his toy plane.” “Obama is hoping that the Iranian government is in a Christmas mood because he has asked Tehran to send him his Christmas present. Iran mocks Obama who ‘begged' for [his] Drone back,” chided the semi-official Fars News Agency. "We have asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said following a meeting at the White House with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
  • Pakistan drone attack 'kills' top militants (South Waziristan)

    10/27/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/11 | BBC News
    A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan has killed two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say. They say that among the four people killed is the brother of top Taliban leader Maulvi Nazir. Maulvi Nazir's Taliban faction is based in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region where the drone attack on Thursday took place. His forces are blamed for attacks on Nato troops in nearby Afghanistan. The militants were killed when four missiles were fired at a pick-up truck they were driving in Azam Warsak, 20km (13 miles) west of Wana, the main town in...
  • Exclusive Video: Drone Attack On Key Al-Qaida Leader!

    10/18/2011 9:06:29 AM PDT · by TheFreedomator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/01/11 | Santiago
    Exclusive Video: Drone Attack On Key Al-Qaida Leader! Cartoon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMQtQrApil0
  • We are fighting jihad against terrorist, Foreign countries didn’t dictate us, Chief Minister KPK

    04/16/2011 2:53:17 AM PDT · by musarratullah
    own ^ | 16 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, April 16, 2011, chief minister Khyber Pukhtoon khawa has inaugurate new flyover at Peshawar, after inauguration ceremony CM KPK talk with media. CM KPK Amir Haider Khan Hoti said that our nation and army has given a lot sacrifice during fighting against terror. No one give us certificate for clearance, if foreign countries want help us they must support us in development work. Chief Minister of KPK has criticized previous government and said during their regime terrorist active in region. But our government has take action against terrorism and we lost our leader in war of terror. Chief Minister...
  • Drone attack in south wazirstan, 30 killed in attack

    03/17/2011 5:48:09 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 7 replies
    local ^ | 17 march 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 17 March 2011, according to local sources us drone fire missile in Data Khel area of south wazirstan that is 45 kilometer west from Miran Shah Area. Political management confirm the accidents in Data Khel area and says that 4 missile fire on terrorist groups , which hit more then 30 terrorist in attack. According to local sources the meeting of local militants was held in Data Khel area and all the militant from Hafiz Gul Bahadr Group was on meeting and drone fire 4 missiles on them. That hit the meeting place and 30 militants are died in...
  • Officials: Airstrike kills 3 militants in Pakistan

    09/11/2010 8:48:15 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | September 11, 2010 | RASOOL DAWAR
    MIR ALI, Pakistan – A suspected U.S. missile strike early Sunday killed at least three suspected associates of a warlord who is fighting Western troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.
  • US missile strike kills 12 in Pakistan

    03/10/2010 4:14:10 PM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 168+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 11, 2010
    Two US missile strikes on Wednesday killed at least 12 militants in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The first strike took place at 8pm local time in Mizar Madakhel village, some 50 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, followed swiftly by a second attack. Eight militants were killed when the drone fired four missiles, hitting a vehicle and a compound which were being used by the insurgents, a senior security official in the area said. He added that the second strike, which killed another four, took place after a brief interval. It...
  • Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Drone Attack (breaking video report)

    12/10/2009 2:01:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,726+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec.10, 2009
    "We are told by U.S. officials that a high ranking member of Al Qaeda, not Osama Bin Laden, has been killed today by a U.S. Predator Drone attack."
  • Death Of Taliban Leader Would Be A U.S. Coup

    08/07/2009 3:37:32 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    NPR ^ | August 7, 2009 | Corey Flintoff
    Reports from Pakistan say one of the country's most-wanted Taliban leaders is dead — killed by a rocket attack from a U.S. drone. If confirmed, the death of Baitullah Mehsud could be a significant blow to the Islamist militants linked under his umbrella group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. "There's every indication that it is true," says Daniel Markey, an expert on South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. "And it could be quite significant." Markey says Mehsud was "above all, the face of the Pakistani Taliban, which was becoming a more serious collective organization, one that U.S. officials saw as being...
  • DOSSIER OF (AMERICAN) SACRAMENTO STATE UNIV. STUDENT REPORTED KILLED IN YEMENI C.I.A. DRONE ATTACK

    11/07/2002 10:54:40 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 131 replies · 1,285+ views
    State Hornet Student Newspaper ^ | 27 November 2001 (Originally) | State Hornet Student Newspaper
    Original Article: Accused Terrorist on Trial in Jordan Attended Classes at Sac State; Initiation to Terrorism May Have Started in Sacramento, According to Published Reports. Layla Bohm State Hornet (Student Newspaper) November 27, 2001 Former Sacramento State student Raed Hijazi at his trial in Jordan Nov. 26. Hijazi pleaded innocent to nine charges stemming from a plot to execute terrorist attacks on America and Israel during Millenium celebrations in December 1999. Courtesy Photo/A He was a typical California student. Born in San Jose Dec. 3, 1968, Raed Hijazi eventually attended Sacramento City College, took a Sacramento State extension course...