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Al Qaeda in Timbuktu has MANPADS
06-12-2013, 08:41 AM #1
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Quote:TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class.

Except that the students in this case were al-Qaida fighters in Mali. And the manual was a detailed guide, with diagrams and photographs, on how to use a weapon that particularly concerns the United States: A surface-to-air missile capable of taking down a commercial airplane.

The 26-page document in Arabic, recovered by The Associated Press in a building that had been occupied by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu, strongly suggests the group now possesses the SA-7 surface-to-air missile, known to the Pentagon as the Grail, according to terrorism specialists. And it confirms that the al-Qaida cell is actively training its fighters to use these weapons, also called man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS, which likely came from the arms depots of ex-Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

"The existence of what apparently constitutes a 'Dummies Guide to MANPADS' is strong circumstantial evidence of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb having the missiles," said Atlantic Council analyst Peter Pham, a former adviser to the United States' military command in Africa and an instructor to U.S. Special Forces. "

http://news.yahoo.com/mali-manual-sugges...58976.html

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What he would have given for a MANPAD.

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06-12-2013, 11:09 AM #2
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Wow, for a second I thought this was a masculine napkin thread. chuckle.gif

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06-12-2013, 11:27 AM #3
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06-13-2013, 04:03 AM #4
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(06-12-2013, 11:09 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Wow, for a second I thought this was a masculine napkin thread. chuckle.gif


They got 'em JR...

http://www.rad-pads.com/ManPad/

And ManPons...

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If you look closely, there is a fuseuhoh.gif

Another Air Defense System commonly employed by Al Qaeda:

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06-13-2013, 04:15 AM #5
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rofl.gif I don't wanna' know where you put those. damned.gif

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