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2012-08-09 Arabia
Yemen Strike Kills Key Al-Qaeda Leader, Foreign Militants
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-09 07:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [975 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia 

#1 How is it that it's always 'foreign militants' getting killed? In Iraq, then A & P'stan, now in Yemen. They could save on transportation costs and all just stay home to get killed.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-08-09 12:36||   2012-08-09 12:36|| Front Page Top

#2 Hey Rantburg ... those comments about Arclight are dating you! Hahahahaha!! That's old stuff ... old stuff indeed.

And in refernece to the other comment - the presence of foreign militants shows that local AQ either has high goals, or lacks essential abilities for its jobs. They are bringing in foreign fighters with more experience in certain operations, because the locals don't have enough depth. Hence the locals are getting hammeed. However, as this article shows .. somebody smart has figured out the process. Because now the foreigners are gettign hammered too. :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-08-09 15:22||   2012-08-09 15:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Raider, some Rantburgers (not me, of course) fondly remember Arclights, and have commented on their effectiveness in installing a proper attitude in the foe. Have commented often enough, in fact, that the mere mention is good for a free imaginary beer in the O Club. See you there!
Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-09 15:39||   2012-08-09 15:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Arclight: (ark-lite) An aerial bombing strategy when carried out by the United States is generally characterized by Jane Fonda as genocidal baby killing and a war crime.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-09 17:17||   2012-08-09 17:17|| Front Page Top

#5 an arclight strike by a series of F-150's in sortie is a beautiful thing. Smells like...victory. Drink up!
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-09 18:09||   2012-08-09 18:09|| Front Page Top

#6 Ooooh! Arclights!!
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-09 19:12||   2012-08-09 19:12|| Front Page Top

#7 Somebody needs to make a bar called "The Arclight". Just saying.
Posted by Charles 2012-08-09 20:11||   2012-08-09 20:11|| Front Page Top

#8 "The Arclight"
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-08-09 21:02||   2012-08-09 21:02|| Front Page Top

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