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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US Building Secret Drone Bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula

Why not, its not like Al Qaida and its rejects want to come here and kill us if they could.

Predators are a great deterrent and an equalizer in the fight against terrorism, when they fly around a suspected terrorist camp or hold up, the sound of the engine keeps these halfwits from sleeping very well, and the thought of being taken out with a hellfire enema at any given moment has to do wonders for their stress and anxiety levels.

The United States is reported to be expanding a secret drone program in east Africa and the Arabian peninsula in order to gather intelligence and strike al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia and Yemen.

Citing U.S. defense officials, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. is building a new military installation to host the unmanned aircraft in Ethiopia, where drones can more easily attack members of the militant group al-Shabab that is fighting for control of neighboring Somalia.

The report also said the U.S. has re-opened a drone base in the Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of "hunter-killer" drones resumed operations this month after a test mission determined that aircraft based there could patrol Somalia.

In addition, the report said the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret airstrip somehwere in the Arabian subcontinent in order to carry out drone missions against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. U.S. officials say the group, based in Yemen, is al-Qaida's most active branch, and is responsible for several attempted attacks on U.S. targets.

The U.S. is reported to have already flown drones over Somalia and Yemen from installations in Djibouti

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