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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:20 PM

Yemen: Al Qaeda Offers Bounty For U.S. Ambassador, Soldiers

Source: Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country.

An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it was offering 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of gold, worth $160,000, for killing the ambassador.

The group said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) to anyone who kills an American soldier inside Yemen.

It said the offer is valid for six months. The bounties were set to “inspire and encourage our Muslim nation for jihad,” the statement said.


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Reply Yemen: Al Qaeda Offers Bounty For U.S. Ambassador, Soldiers (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
WhoWoodaKnew Dec 2012 #1
Enrique Dec 2012 #2
Tien1985 Dec 2012 #3
slackmaster Dec 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #5
socialindependocrat Dec 2012 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. Well that's just great.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:38 PM

3. Is this surprising?

It is war, after all. What were we expecting? A ticker-tape parade?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:38 PM

4. That's because they're assholes

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. They may be assholes, but they have their reasons to be irritated with us.

If they're assholes, what do you call the guys who order drone strikes on motorcycles from the other side of the planet? I'd go with chickenshits.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:30 PM

6. Somebody got up on the wrong side of the futon today!

Why don't drones have machine guns so they don't have to waste a bomb on a motorcycle?

I know! Let's stand in two rows and fire muskets at the the other guys...

Just to be fair...

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