Al-Qaeda’s Top 22 Tips For Avoiding Drones Revealed

The find reveals that the terrorist network has been anticipating drone-based quasi-war by the United States for a long time. Via the Telegraph:

Found by the Associated Press in a building in Timbuktu, the ancient city in Mali occupied by Islamists last year, the document is believed to have been abandoned as extremists fled a French military intervention last month. Hidden inside a manila envelope, it is a Xeroxed copy of a tipsheet authored by Abdallah bin Muhammad, a senior commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

“These are not dumb techniques. It shows that they are acting pretty astutely,” said Col Cedric Leighton, a 26-year-veteran of the United States Air Force, who helped set up the Predator drone program.

The tips include:

Hide under thick trees.

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

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

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

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.

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 computerknow-how.

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.”

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  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    We may need these techniques for American drones in the future.

    • Hadrian999

      beat me to it

    • Hadrian999

      beat me to it

  • JaceD

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

    This is pretty concerning. If a drone “pilot” can be fooled by inanimate objects, then the true amount of innocent people killed in drone strikes must really be staggering.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      well it could fool the autopilot drones they don’t tell you about. These hypothetical beasts would certainly use some of that person-shape-recognition type software.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      well it could fool the autopilot drones they don’t tell you about. These hypothetical beasts would certainly use some of that person-shape-recognition type software.

      • JaceD

        lol “person-shape-recognition type software” fucking sweet bit of tech right there. If they’re shaped like humans, move like humans, gather in groups like humans, kill them…

      • JaceD

        lol “person-shape-recognition type software” fucking sweet bit of tech right there. If they’re shaped like humans, move like humans, gather in groups like humans, kill them…

    • Hadrian999

      it depends on the type of cameras they have, many military craft’s cameras dont have very high resolution, some you only see silhouettes.

      • JaceD

        Some can only see silhouettes? Yeh, like I said, it’s pretty concerning.

  • I_abide

    For $2595 that must be one hell of a sky grabber rig.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andybev1 Andy Beveridge

    Why is disinfo disseminating the idea that al quaeda is a real terrorist group rather than a propaganda idea set up by the US govt? Otherwise, not bad aritcle. :)

  • nedmorlef

    The cops are watching us all now in ways most wouldn’t believe. If you have a land line they can turn it on. As well as your cell. Track your movement through your cell. Infrared of your house and buildings. Night searches while you sleep or are away. Post cameras that watch your property or into certain windows. Listening devices on the outside walls of your home. Registered garbage cans. Drug tests. Your urine tells your life story not just how long it’s been since you smoked a joint.

    What most don’t understand is they only need a warrant to confront you. They are free to violate you day and night as long as they don’t get caught at something that can be PROVEN in a court of law.

  • nedmorlef

    The cops are watching us all now in ways most wouldn’t believe. If you have a land line they can turn it on. As well as your cell. Track your movement through your cell. Infrared of your house and buildings. Night searches while you sleep or are away. Post cameras that watch your property or into certain windows. Listening devices on the outside walls of your home. Registered garbage cans. Drug tests. Your urine tells your life story not just how long it’s been since you smoked a joint.

    What most don’t understand is they only need a warrant to confront you. They are free to violate you day and night as long as they don’t get caught at something that can be PROVEN in a court of law.

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