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How To Dodge A Drone Strike

February 25, 2013 by  

The Associated Press recently uncovered a trove of documents left behind by al-Qaida operatives in Timbuktu, Mali. A rough translation of one of the documents reveals instructions the terror group has compiled to help people in regions where the United States frequently uses drone strikes to take out key targets avoid being killed by the unmanned aerial vehicles.

While the list of 22 tips to avoid being killed by drones was compiled by a terrorist group in a foreign land, recent developments demonstrating the willingness of the U.S. government to order strikes against its own citizens prove, unfortunately, that there could be a time when U.S. citizens could benefit from the advice.


There have not yet been any drone strikes carried out on U.S. soil, but politicians such as Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) maintain that the government’s capability and past use of drone strikes against American citizens on foreign soil warrant cause for concern.

In a recent letter to Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan, who is currently being vetted by Congress for the top position at the CIA, Paul said he believes the government should provide concrete answers to the following questions, among others:

  • “Do you believe that the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil? What about the use of lethal force against a non-U.S. person on U.S. soil?”
  • “Do you believe that the prohibition on CIA participation in domestic law enforcement, first established by the National Security Act of 1947, would apply to the use of lethal force, especially lethal force directed at an individual on a targeting list, if a U.S. citizen on a targeting list was found to be operating on U.S. soil? What if the individual on the targeting list was a non-U.S. person but found to be operating on U.S. soil? Do you consider such an operation to be domestic law enforcement, or would it only be subject to the president’s wartime powers?”
  • “Have you personally been involved in either the decision to place a U.S. citizen on a targeting list, or the decision to set criteria by which U.S. citizens may be placed on a targeting list?”

Wyden had a similar question earlier this month during a confirmation hearing for Brennan: “I’ve asked you how much evidence the president needs to decide that a particular American can be lawfully killed and whether the administration believes that the president can use this authority inside the United States. What do you think needs to be done to ensure that members of the public understand more about when the government thinks it’s allowed to kill them, particularly with respect to those two issues: the question of evidence and the authority to use this power within the United States?”

Again, drone strikes have not yet been used to kill Americans on U.S. soil; but the public should certainly be worried that U.S. Senators even feel the need to ask questions about the prospect of it happening in the future.

In the event that the public fails to get angry enough to make clear to government officials that drone strikes on U.S. soil will never be tolerated, the following public service announcement is brought to you by al-Qaida.

Ways To Avoid Being Blown To Smithereens In An Extrajudicial Drone Strike Carried Out By Your Government:

1. It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the drone by using the Russianmade “sky grabber” device to infiltrate the drone’s waves and the frequencies. The device is available in the market for $2,595 and the one who operates it should be a computer know-how.

2. Using devices that broadcast frequencies or pack of frequencies to disconnect the contacts and confuse the frequencies used to control the drone. The Mujahideen have had successful experiments using the Russian-made “Racal.”

3. Spreading the reflective pieces of glass on a car or on the roof of the building.

4. Placing a group of skilled snipers to hunt the drone, especially the reconnaissance ones because they fly low, about six kilometres or less.

5. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-metre copper pole.

6. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using old equipment and keeping them 24-hour running because of their strong frequencies and it is possible using simple ideas of deception of equipment to attract the electronic waves devices similar to that used by the Yugoslav army when they used the microwave (oven) in attracting and confusing the Nato missiles fitted with electromagnetic searching devices.

7. Using general confusion methods and not to use permanent headquarters.

8. Discovering the presence of a drone through well-placed reconnaissance networks and to warn all the formations to halt any movement in the area.

9. To hide from being directly or indirectly spotted, especially at night.

10. To hide under thick trees because they are the best cover against the planes.

11. To stay in places unlit by the sun such as the shadows of the buildings or the trees.

12. Maintain complete silence of all wireless contacts.

13. Disembark of vehicles and keep away from them especially when being chased or during combat.

14. To deceive the drone by entering places of multiple entrances and exits.

15. Using underground shelters because the missiles fired by these planes are usually of the fragmented anti-personnel and not anti-buildings type.

16. To avoid gathering in open areas and in urgent cases, use building of multiple doors or exits.

17. Forming anti-spies groups to look for spies and agents.

18. Formation of fake gatherings such as using dolls and statutes to be placed outside false ditches to mislead the enemy.

19. When discovering that a drone is after a car, leave the car immediately and everyone should go in different direction because the planes are unable to get after everyone.

20. Using natural barricades like forests and caves when there is an urgent need for training or gathering.

21. In frequently targeted areas, use smoke as cover by burning tires.

22. As for the leaders or those sought after, they should not use communications equipment because the enemy usually keeps a voice tag through which they can identify the speaking person and then locate him.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • eddie47d

    The Associated Press which is the Mainstream Media is still the one finding out this information. Nice of you to give them credit because most facts that get exposed still comes from the regular news outlets. Wars create intelligence information and counter terrorism measures by each side. Naturally when you are being monitored or killed you will find ways to avoid those actions whether a large or small operation.

    • Hedgehog

      Eddie, as you well know, I am a Canadian and quite happy with my citizenship! I would not accept American citizenship if it were offered to me on a platter, smothered in diamonds! Thus I cannot commit treason against the US, as I am not a citizen! I try not to bully you. I try to wake you from your somnambulistic journey through a minefield, to no avail. With a few notable exceptions, I consider Americans to be good people, the salt of the earth! However, I have nothing but contempt for your government! Your government has abandoned the rule of law as set forth in your Constitution. I have no doubt in my mind that here in Canada we will soon be receiving a new wave of American refugees. I pray that they will be honest hard working conservatives and not sycophantic progressives and liberals.

      • Native Blood

        Hedgehog, I doubt that anyone here is sweating a rush of Canadians coming down to crowd us out. I is too bad our southern neighbors have not taken your same views on
        migrating here. About 10 percent of our population is Mexican and they are here leechiing everything they can from us.

      • Dan Mancuso

        Mr. Hedgehog;
        I too am a Canadian. I recognize that the only country in the entire history of the world, the Constitutional Republic of America, is the only country to have ever had a constitution that clearly illustrates the idea and ideal of a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Since the communist, Pierre Trudeau, forced the so-called Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Canadians back in 1982, we have lost most rights guaranteed to us under Common Law, unalienable rights, God given rights. Free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion (if you are Christian), the right to property, and the right to protect ourselves our families and our property. We have never has a 2nd Amendment – which is the right and ability to protect all the other unalienable rights. The Conservative government under Prime Minister Harper is NOT a conservative government. He has clearly stated that the debate is closed and will not be reopened under his watch, on abortion and homosexual marriage, which, through the Charter and unelected activist judges and against the desire of most Canadians, was forced on us! He clearly supports having a central bank ( TheBank of Canada ) in place, enabling the scam of fiat issue currency and it’s theft of wealth of the people. In a Representative Parliamentary Democracy this is completely unacceptable! Canada, with the 1867 Constitution Act, basically invented Responsible Government. What we have now is a codified system of law that allows the government to give you rights and take them away.This is called socialism another word for communism! How can you you be so smug about being a Canadian and not being an American? I am not too happy with my citizenship and please don’t tell me to move somewhere else if I don’t like it here. All western countries are socialist today. Ronald Regan may have crushed the Soviet Union but unfortunately he didn’t beat communism. The same ‘people’ who pull the strings of the people in Washington are pulling the strings of the people in Ottawa. We are all being led to the slaughter on the road to a NWO, World Government, Totalitarian Global Fascism, whatever you want to call it. THE PEOPLE need to recognize this reality and work together to defeat the ‘governments that have abandoned the rule of law as set forth in our constitutions’. What happens in the States WILL happen here, what are you doing about it?

  • jopa

    Now you did it!!I always walked on the shady side of the sidewalk for the coolness in the daytime.Now I have to share it with all those Teabaggers hiding from drone strikes meteors, and pieces of the sky falling..Gee thanks.

    • Hedgehog

      You’re entirely welcome Jopa! That was one they missed! Always hide in a crowd, the more the merrier. Hide in a crowd of children, even better! Hide in a school, or other gun free zone. The ultimate place to hide of course is at an election rally or speech by a Obamanite politician. Congratulations America, you are now the supreme purveyor of TERROR on the planet! But, you are just begging for a preemptive nuclear, biological or chemical strike by anyone and everyone else. The schoolyard bully has no friends!

      • eddie47d

        Then why are you always the bully Hedgehog? You may talk tough but you still aren’t getting American citizenship. LOL!

      • Dave67


        Were you saying this about America on Sept 12, 2001? Just curious. Conservatives I know where busy acting like there was nothing America has done to deserve an attack such as that and any talk like yours by liberals would be considered treason and un-American.

        Its funny to see Conservatives do a 180 degree turn there. Extremely hypocritical but funny nonetheless/

      • jopa

        Hedghehog;Where have you been? We have been the Supreme Purveyor of Terror ever since the Dick Chaney and Tator Bush regime.Then we wonder why nobody likes us and they want to throw shoes and rocks our way.That shoe going at Bush’s head was one of the best visuals of my lifetime, totally awesome!!

      • WTS/JAY

        Dave67: Its funny to see Conservatives do a 180 degree turn there. Extremely hypocritical but funny nonetheless/

        You should have inserted Republicans rather than Conservatives. Big difference! And speaking of performing a 180 degree turn; i see no Democrats protesting the wars in middle-east as they did during the Bush-administration. Funny, isn’t it?

    • Jon

      Jopa, you really think the US being the big bullies on the block or the Purveyor of Terror started with Bush/Chenney, though I hold no love for them? We have been the big bullies way before that buddy!

      • Jana

        This is pathetic that you would actually think that the United States has been the bullies.
        Who is it that other countries come to when they are in trouble? Answer, THE UNITED STATES.
        Who is it that is the first to come to the aid of another country when they have had a disaster? Answer: THE UNITED STATES.
        You have a perverted measure of what a bully really is.

    • Jeff

      You gotta give W credit for those reflexes – like a high school kid playing dodgeball! Of course, his thinking process was at roughly a 9th grade level (the C students), so it’s all of a piece.

  • ibcamn

    great,so all the liberals and progressives that are shady will not be hit!?!ha ha ha,but really,…so in the future,just remember these little tips,kinda like the nuclear blast drills i did in school!!when the Obama wants you dead he will send his henchmen to get ya(IRS,DEA,FBI,LEO,or the NATL GUARD)…OOPS!…he already has,maybe he will use drones!?!!just remember the list people!

  • jopa

    How to dodge a Drone Strike.Sounds like something Dubya should write,”How To Dodge a Shoe.”

  • ToughGuy1

    Drone strike backfire on Mr. Sequester!

  • Ted Crawford

    This posses no problem One simply must dress in a loosely woven robe, prefferably with a similar overgarment and open sandals. A covering over the nose and mouth, and a diaper wrapped around one’s head, completes the emsemble! Stopping, peridocially to exclame “Allahu Akbar” is iceing on the cake! They wouldn’t DARE Profile anyone like that!
    Avoid, at all costs, disabled three year olds and anyone suffering from incontenence! You just never know what they may be hiding in those Depends and besides the odor is reminiscent of the air at their Political Rallies!


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