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U.S. Missiles Missed Awlaki By Inches In Yemen - Awlaki and Zawhahiri Join Forces

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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 03:31 AM
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abcnews.go.com...


Just days after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. came within inches of taking out the next big target on their terror hit list, the man considered the biggest threat to America.



ABC News has learned that on May 5, the U.S. military dispatched a fearsome array of heavily armed warplanes including Marine Harrier jets, predator drones and a special operations aircraft carrying short range Griffin missiles to follow a pickup truck in which Awlaki was a passenger.


Apparently, something went wrong with the tageting laser on the AC-130 (I think), and the first missile missed. Awlaki then called in more "trucks" and was able to switch vehicles. The harriers and predators fired more missiles, hitting the truck once, but the truck kept on driving.Eventually, another missile was fired and finally destroyed the original truck, but missed Alwaki.

They got a little cartoon of how the failed strike went down.



Plus, the merging of Alwaki and Zawhahiri mission is to "hit US forces abroad" instead of targeting places inside the US.

Edit - The youtube video doesnt allow embedding. The video is the same story as the article, except with a cartoon.
edit on 20-7-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 06:38 AM
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makes you laugh at the americans seems like they can only get innocent civilians or farmers there better at getting there own with friendly fire

and why don't these terrorists get smart and use remote controlled planes to attack these drones strap a pound or two of explosives to a little remote controlled plane and explode them near these predator drones might stop america terroriseing the world



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by bauldrick
makes you laugh at the americans seems like they can only get innocent civilians or farmers there better at getting there own with friendly fire


Theres no such thing as an innocent just people with different degrees of guilt and we dont miss. We hit what we mean to hit, let me assure you my old 105 on the AC-130 gunship could target your nose hairs within 1/64 of an inch.



edit on 21-7-2011 by BMags because: bad grammar



posted on Jul, 21 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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lol lololollolololololololololololololol point taken



posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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ok....whats new




 
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