June 14, 2011

Note to Abu Risaas: Watch Your Six

Well Samir, not exactly your six. We're talking three dimensions here so I'm not sure what what directional to give for the Predator drone above your head?


The CIA is expected to begin operating armed drone aircraft over Yemen, expanding the hunt for al-Qaeda operatives in a country where counter-terrorism efforts have been disrupted by political chaos, U.S. officials said.

The plan to move CIA-operated Predator and other unmanned aircraft into the region reflects a decision by President Obama that the al-Qaeda threat in Yemen has grown so serious that patrols by U.S. military drones are not enough....

One of the key figures in the group is an American-born cleric, Anwar al-Aulaqi, who escaped a drone strike targeting him in Yemen last month. That strike was the first by the United States in Yemen since 2002, punctuating a long drought that U.S. officials have attributed to a lack of solid intelligence on the whereabouts of AQAP operatives who went into hiding after a flurry of conventional airstrikes in late 2009 and early 2010.

You may just get your wish and inshallah a shaheed (pun intended). When you and your homo friend Awlaki are killed Samir, just remember who made you famous.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:28 PM | Comments |