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Arabia
Saudi jets bolster US drone attacks on Yemen
2013-01-04
Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday.
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US drones are backing Yemeni forces combating militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The group's Yemen branch is considered by Washington to be the most active and deadliest franchise of the global jihadist network.

The Times cited a US intelligence source as saying that "some of the so-called drone missions are actually Saudi Air Force missions".

US drone attacks in Yemen nearly tripled in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the Washington-based think tank New America Foundation, and for the first time totalled more than in Pakistan last year.
Posted by:Steve White

#3  ...Some - SOME - of the RSAF's stick actuators are pretty good, at least as good as our guys. One of 'em got two kills during Desert Storm, tho there's some evidence to indicate he was handed the second one to make the RSAF look good. On the other hand, they never forget they're Muslim first and 21st century human beings second. During DS, a bunch of Saudi Tornado crews had a bad habit of salvoing their bombs into the desert rather than drop them on a fellow Muslim.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski   2013-01-04 22:21  

#2  Sounds like something Lyndon would say.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305   2013-01-04 16:16  

#1  While I sure the Kingdoms AF is just honky dory, there's something way, way, way back in my mind that sez:

Those fuckers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.
Yes, that would be Lyndon
Posted by: Shipman   2013-01-04 09:57  

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