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Projectiles launched at USN's ships in Jordan

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posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:18 AM
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AMMAN, Jordan — One of at least three missiles fired from a poor neighborhood of Aqaba, Jordan, narrowly missed a U.S. Navy ship docked at the city's port Friday, but left one Jordanian soldier dead and another wounded.

Jordanian officials searched for four suspects who may be tied to an Al Qaeda-linked group that claimed responsibility in an Internet statement.


www.foxnews.com...

Makes everyone aware that bad guys are still pretty much everywhere. But they suck they can't even hit amphibious assault carriers. It would have been even more tragic if they didn't miss the ships.




posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:34 AM
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The CIA did it.

George Bush did it.

It's Halliburton!!

Look at what the neo-cons are doing now!

It's all for oil!




posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:57 AM
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Coincidence that a pin-point missile cannot hit a 132 ton U.S. Naval ship, yet directly hits a Jordanian soldier smack in the middle of his body? Or could it be the commercially bragged about technology the military has TVM tracking which can "lock-on to something as small as a fly on your shoulder."

I have to agree on ferretman on this subject. I do believe this is a pretext to enter YET ANOTHER COUNTRY in combat and political takeover. It has all made sense, since many people have been questioning the administration.
This isn't the last time a 'threat' by 'Jordan' will occur and I can guarentee U.S. leaders have their eyes on Gaza.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:03 AM
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Most likely the attacker had a home-made device or an unguided RPG and didn't know how to use it very well. Those things are not deadly accurate. As for why they were shooting at a US ship, there are many reasons. The US stands behind Israel for the most part, the US is seen as a big bully, bragging rights to your friends.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by dbates
Most likely the attacker had a home-made device or an unguided RPG and didn't know how to use it very well. Those things are not deadly accurate. As for why they were shooting at a US ship, there are many reasons. The US stands behind Israel for the most part, the US is seen as a big bully, bragging rights to your friends.


So you assume because these people are 'terrorists' that this was 'home-made'? Why don't you do your research than come in here with facts cause opinions are a waste of ATS' upload space.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:15 AM
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I believe they were was a mortors which were fired not guided missles.....



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:18 AM
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AMMAN, Jordan - Attackers fired at least three rockets from Jordan early Friday, with one narrowly missing a docked U.S. Navy ship and killing a Jordanian soldier. It was the most serious militant attack on the Navy since the USS Cole was bombed in 2000.

Another rocket fell close to a nearby airport in neighboring Israel, officials said. Jordanian and Israeli authorities said militants fired the Katyusha rockets from a warehouse in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba.

A group linked to al-Qaida claimed responsibility in an Internet statement. The statement purportedly from the Abdullah Azzam Brigades could not immediately be verified.



The Abdullah Azzam group was among several that claimed responsibility for previous attacks on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, including the Oct. 7 car bombing of a hotel in the resort of Taba, which borders Israel, and the July 23 Sharm el-Sheik bombings that killed at least 64 people.

"A group of our holy warriors ... targeted a gathering of American military ships docking in Aqaba port and also in Eilat port with three Katyusha rockets and the warriors returned safe to their headquarters," the statement said.

The attacks come amid a time of tension in the region marked by Israel's withdrawal from the Palestinian Gaza Strip and the Egyptian attacks. Islamic extremists have long criticized Jordan's U.S.-allied moderate government for its peace treaty with Israel and close ties with the West.

The three Katyusha rockets — weapons routinely used by Palestinian militants and Lebanon's Hezbollah group in attacks against Israel — were fired from an Aqaba warehouse rented this week by four people holding Egyptian and Iraqi nationalities, Jordan's state-run Petra news agency reported citing preliminary investigations.

The warehouse is in an isolated, hilltop industrial district overlooking Aqaba.



sounds more like homemade to me. were u expecting a Russian Shipwreck missile? not to mention they are looking for these Egyptian and Iraqi nationals.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by PsychevolvedApe
So you assume because these people are 'terrorists' that this was 'home-made'? Why don't you do your research than come in here with facts cause opinions are a waste of ATS' upload space.


No I assummed that they would be using $10,000 Chinese silk-worm missles.


Of course these were ad-hack weapons! Just look at all the damage they did to the ships. Gosh! A simple rifle would have done more damage.


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One hit a nearby warehouse, killing a Jordanian soldier, wire service reports said. Another slammed into a taxi traveling near the airport in Israel's nearby Red Sea resort of Eilat, but did not explode


O wow! Those were some high quality weapons.




[edit on 19-8-2005 by dbates]



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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According to MSNBC these bombs/mortar are usually shot at like 40 at a time due to their inaccuracy. They figure if they fire enough of them they will eventually hit something.

The assumption is they were used due to the tremendous number of them on the black market and the ease of acquiring them. They are not hi-tech.

It sounds like a poorly organized and underfunded attempt. That fact that anyone was killed was sheer luck on their side.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 03:50 PM
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AMMAN, Jordan - A Syrian linked to an Iraqi-based terrorist group has been arrested as the prime suspect in the rocket attack that barely missed U.S. warships docked in the port of Aqaba, the Jordanian government said Monday.

The government statement, read on state television, said the suspect, Mohammed Hassan Abdullah al-Sihly, plotted and carried out the attack along with two of his sons and an Iraqi.

The statement said the plotters were part of an Iraq-based terrorist group, which was not named.


sounds to me Zarqawi's group or maybe Ansar Islam. in anicase im not surprise. in anicase good job by the Jordanian security forces.



[edit on 22-8-2005 by deltaboy]



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by PsychevolvedApe

So you assume because these people are 'terrorists' that this was 'home-made'? Why don't you do your research than come in here with facts cause opinions are a waste of ATS' upload space.


I don't want to harp here, but calm down a little bit. I think it may be you who needs to do a little research. It actually had all the earmarkings of low-tech/homemade artillary.



posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 04:33 PM
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Here is also another good story dealign with the arrest.

www.cnn.com...




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