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A Suggestion to Use Remote Control Airplanes for Bombing Operations
By SITE Institute
May 5, 2006

A member of a password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum posted yesterday, May 4, 2006, a suggestion to the mujahideen in Iraq and Afghanistan to use remote-controlled airplanes laden with explosives, rather than suicide bombers, to target enemy forces. Inspired by the rocket depicted in the Mujahideen Shura Council?s release Tuesday, April 25, 2006 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?s video speech, the author states: ?I told myself if they can make a rocket, what prevents them from making an armored vehicle, tank or a plane to achieve the targeted goal? This is to defeat the cross and its helpers.? He suggests where the planes may be purchase and provides technical specifications and ideas for expanding the load they may carry.

Members responding to the suggestion to execute suicide operations, but without a ?suicider,? take two different views of the idea being tenable and ?magnificent,? and others which question the motive. On members states his belief that there is a larger goal implicit in a suicide operation than striking the enemy, and this is a love to have their ?bodies torn for the Sake of Allah?.

A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.


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