A US military drone aircraft has crashed onto the Mosul offices of a major Iraqi Islamist political party, which last year cut off all official relations with America. The US forces said the crash was "coincidence". The Shadow unmanned aircraft being prepared for launch Fortunately the Shadow is fairly small. AP reports that …
I wouldn't stand there mate.
Ha ha, wonder what they were watching...not very subtle eh?
Just goes to show sometimes it's easier just to use people!
Of course it was an accident, they would much rather hit it with a missile!
Perfect Precision Non Lethal Command and Control Strike
It is certainly an Inventive Business Calling Card, from the Most Wise in Engaging Deologue.
One of those New Fangled Entangling Olive Branches to SMART Insurgency Leadership.... and Caliphs
Sounds awfully suspicious, this. This looks like a last resort way of disrupting a meeting or other event without doing something blindingly obvious like dropping a bomb.
The US forces said the crash was "coincidence".
One hell of a coincidence!
Perhaps they were just trying to say...
"Hello Boys, we're still out there and keeping an eye on you" ?
Perhaps they could have been less subtle, like writing something on the side...
"IF WE REALLY WANTED YOU DEAD, WE'D HAVE ARMED THIS BIRD"
(There was talk of putting weapons on Shadow drones a while back, did this ever happen ?)
If this had happened with another country flying an unmanned drone into, say, the whitehouse, it would be an act of evil terrorism that justified bringing the whole of the American military to bear.
If it happens in another country, it's simply "An accident, to be forgotten about."
Accident, but not a coincidence
Perhaps the crash itself was an accident - but the drone's presence near the Party HQ would hard;y be a "coincidence".
"Oh yes, we just *coincidentally* happened to have a spy-plane in the vicinity of the HQ of a political organisation which has declared itself opposed to us. Who'd have thought it?"
But they must have been terrorists - the US wouldn't be spying on innocent people in a newly democratic country that is "a beacon of hope in the middle east" would it ?
anyone else remember Belgrade?
Just an accident, mate, move along, nothing to see here. And standing too close would be a really bad idea. Especially between midnight and dawn anytime in the next week.
Mine's the one with the laser designator in the pocket, thanks.
No Big Deal
Just trying to get a better look through the window --- and no pilot for the militants to capture and torture into making a video. What a shame.
From the USA.