Al-Qaeda's 22 Tips For Evading Drones

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This document is one of several found by The Associated Press in buildings recently occupied by Al-Qaeda fighters in Timbuktu, Mali. Written by Abdullah bin Mohammed, apparently with God’s help, with the goal "of disabling the new strategy of the American army at the medium or long-range levels," through three methods: the formation of a public opinion to stand against the attacks, deterring of spies, and tactics of deception and blurring. These 22 tactics are as follows...

  1. It is possible to know the intention and the mission of the drone by using the Russian-made “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 kilometers or less.
  5. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter 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.


In case there are any other tactics or deterring means, please add them here so that the benefit will be wider and I pray to God to save us from the American intrigues and turn these intrigues against them.

Written by Abdullah bin Mohammed

Date 15 Rajab, 1432 (Islamic calendar) corresponding to 17 June, 2011.


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seek's picture

I have thermal, and this will work.

Falconsixone's picture

also thermal imaging those 4"x 4" space blankets you put in you glovebox packets made in to poncho.

villainvomit's picture

Don't Drone Me Bro !  Unbelievable what this country is turning into.  PrezzO fake crying over alleged 20 child deaths at the Hoax while over 4000 deaths by drone ???? AYFKM ?  F U Sotero.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

Child Casualties As a Result of U.S. Drone Strikes:

178 children in Pakistan and Yemen

my tag for the link:

drones, obama, hypocrite, nobel price, fascism


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

TD recent letters from .gov to some of our vets....gun owners alert.

"How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.

What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?

That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) I have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are appalling."

nmewn's picture


Saw that...apparently the bureacrats now believe themselves to be above the law.

Oh, wait ;-)

Cathartes Aura's picture

there was bound to be "blowback" from almost half of new vets applying for disability payments.

if anyone should know how tight the system webs can be, it would be a "vet" - hardly surprising that those who seek support for such things as PTSD are also being targeted for increased survelliance, and less "rights" to carry arms.  most on gov bennies realise they are infected with parasites, aka gov drones, working for the hive mind. . .

(this is not an opinion, mine or otherwise, merely an observation from the overlord perspective)

nmewn's picture

Well, its true that when one joins the military they must leave (suspend) some rights and leave them at the door, so to speak. It's also true that government has this odd proclivity for "testing" whatever social experiment they have dreamed up in academia on them, first, before trying it out on the general population.

Vets are aware of this, especially old timers.

However, once you are out, all your rights (as civilians know them) are include and not limited to...a court order stating (after weighing evidence in a court of law) that someone is mentally unfit to own a firearm or even care for themselves. It would seem to me, being logical and bolting down their ridiculous gun grabbing path, they would not want them in society at all, possessing gasoline, diesel, fertilizer, cars or anything else that can be used to harm. Or the knowledge of how to convert these items into death.

If they were, of course, truly "mentally unstable". I don't believe this bullshit is what its about though.

But, it gets down to this, it's a matter of the judicial process and constitutional law, not some flavor of the year bureaucratic whim. An American citizen cannot be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.

If they are going to go down this road we had all (including leftards) better start sharpening the knives ;-)

Cathartes Aura's picture

I guess the point I'm making is if one signs on the .gov dotted line to offer up service, or benefit from .gov services of the dole-ish kind, then one might want to be aware that some measure of personal sovereignty is being surrendered.

anyone who doesn't fully understand this is a lesson waiting to happen.

dance with the devil. . .

nmewn's picture


They don't have to avail themselves of the VA though. I lived next to a WWII vet who refused to use it, swore up & down they were some of the worst doctors on the planet...being government doctors I supposed. He was a Navy gunner, a Catalina if I remember right.

But as I said, whatever sovereignty "suspended" is done for the term of their service only. All rights revert back when they come back out as civilians again. Otherwise the military (and the state itself by extension) would be in the preposterous position of saying some of their men (and women) in uniform can "legally" possess/own a gun during its ordered missions but not sane enough carry one at home ;-)

Cathartes Aura's picture

the point I'm making extends to non-military, to anyone who applies for government benefits - not just those who signed up for a job & post-bennies via military.  if one gives information to the government for the purposes of receiving something from the government, one should be prepared for being subjected to their webs of information sharing.  this particularly applies to anyone using mind-pharma, which is one in ten amrkns right now, apparently.

just so I'm clear, I'm not advocating any position, merely pointing to issues bringing up reactions.

from the linked article,

Think about it, the men and women who have laid their lives on the line to defend us and our Constitution are now having their own Constitutional rights denied.

this is a traditional way of viewing reality, in desperate need of an upgrade to the truth.  perhaps some of what is happening now will assist that upgrade.



nmewn's picture

Ahhh, yes. I get you now.

if one gives information to the government for the purposes of receiving something from the government, one should be prepared for being subjected to their webs of information sharing.

For years & years people would look at me as some sort of "radical"...some "weirdo rabble rouser", some paranoid schizophrenic even, when I told them I stood by my right to NOT give out my SS number or any other personal information just because some idiot, gum snapping store clerk or some local/state clerk functionary asked for it.

My pat question back to them...or anyone who was not my employer or tax preparer or IRS agent was..."Why are you asking for my federal tax ID number?"

Back in the day, "the asker" knew perfectly well they were treading on thin ice just for asking. They knew the number or any other personal information that was not required was an attempt to pry unneeded or unrequired information from the one standing in front of them.

I feel somewhat vindicated these days (with the advent of the inter-connectedness between corporation & state) and a small sense of generational pride that some of the younger folks among us have also found their spine...the ability to question just say NO!

For the ones who are meeker or less confrontational...I would advise...just lie to them. Afterall, they are asking for the info under false pretense, whether the clerk in front of you knows it or not. You're not lying to him/'re lying to "the machine" that forces the clerk to ask, at risk of their job.

It is no more immoral or unethical to do this than it is to le to the knife weilding thief who has you at a disadvantage in traffic. Yes Mr.Thief, my wallet is right here under the seat.

As you're reaching down there and producing, not a wallet...but your gun ;-)

Whiner's picture

Page Two. 23. "Go outside and shout 'AllaAhkbar' while pointing upward middle finger. Most satisfying. Go directly to paradise to your promised twenty virgins and six ruddy cheeked boys... And hash-heesh! Ees very goohd!"

kaiserhoff's picture

According to the latest German scholarship, this was mistranslated in the middle ages, and the error was brought forward in successive copies.

It is NOT 76 dark eyed virgins.  What you get is 76 plump raisins.  Carry on;)

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

It's "figs", not 'raisins'.  And you know what a 'fig' is a metaphor for, don't you?  Think of an Italian plum, with the part down the middle.

In any case... if you think it through:  Where is the attraction of trading sex later for sex now?  Notice that only the dumb ones are used historically as cannon fodder by all leaders, despots and totalitarian scum (secular or religious).  Oh, and they then give them the cost-free and labor-free label of 'Heroes' or 'Saints'.  Yeah! 

How's that line go from Johnny Hates Jazz?  "I don't want to be a hero... I don't want to die for you...".

toys for tits's picture

All we need is 10 story copper pole. Probably so the drone can fly into it.

magpie's picture

What - no wires and barrage balloons ?

kaiserhoff's picture

Can't help but wonder what a localized, targeted EMP would do to those Mofos.

Hey Junior.  Got your science project right here.

Acidtest Dummy's picture

And kites with glass embeded string. (A traditional favorite)

syntaxterror's picture

Good tips for living here in the police state. Thanks for the heads up.

Bad Attitude's picture

Doesn't "Allahu Akbar" mean "off with their heads." In all the beheading videos, they say "Allahu Akbar" and then start chopping.

Cabreado's picture

Certainly the malleability of humans meets up with the controlling variety, and there will be chaos.


MrX's picture

the NSA is already monitoring this thread very intensely.

luckily I am monitoring them with the help of my Chinese buddy.

ebworthen's picture

If they are monitoring us armchair patriots they are dumber than I thought.

MrX's picture

dude, don't piss them off.  I think I hear a plane already, and the snowstorm has covered the reflective material on my roof.  gotta go

Teamtc321's picture

Good point. I'm going to go drink a 12 pack, then crawl up on the snow covered roof and take a horse piss spelling...........


>>>>>>>>     DONT DRONE ME BRO!!     <<<<<<<<


<<<<<<< HE WENT THAT WAY NUT SACK <<<<<<<<<

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

LMFAO.  Almost fell out of my chair.  Good one!

americanspirit's picture

At least somebody is trying to take action against the global terrorist network operated by the US. Yes, the US is the terrorist. Anybody been to a wedding in Afghanistan lately?

GubbermintWorker's picture

Is there any hope with this shit? There are States that are waking up, but will the Federal Gov't yet again hold the States hostage to subsidies?

nmewn's picture

We're pushing back down here too.

But you gotta watch em like a hawk (pardon the ALL state senators...they will try to slide in "law enforcement exemptions" for crowd control while making it seem like they are for the people by screaming "we will not be surveilled!!!".

They're pretty slimey.


...a ban on traffic cams passed through House committie down here...will probably die in the Senate because of the "revenue" ie...Highway brings into the state of Florida.

"I know what safety is," said Rep. Daphne Campbell, a Miami Democrat who is sponsoring the bill, after citing her experience as an emergency room nurse. "This law is strictly revenue-driven."

The state gets $83 of each $158 fine. That amounted to $51 million in the last full budget year. Local governments and camera contractors get the rest.

In the fiscal year ending last June, 73 agencies gave out nearly 1 million citations for violations at 404 intersections fitted with red light cameras, according to a state survey. Those agencies reported a 41 percent decline in rear-end collisions and 44 percent drop in side-impact crashes.

Local officials insist their cities and counties aren't getting rich on the fines. Kathy Russell, a lobbyist for Orlando, said that over a two year span her city collected $6.1 million in fines but netted only $300,000 after paying the state's share, the contractor that provides and operates the cameras and related expenses.

The attempted repeal is the third in as many years since the law was passed in 2010. The House narrowly passed a repeal bill in 2011, but it never got a floor vote in the Senate. Repeal bills failed to get out of committee in both chambers last year.

The Economic Affairs Committee voted 10-8 for the bill, which is on a fast track in the House with only one more committee stop — Appropriations — before a possible floor vote. It may have problems in the Senate, though, were no similar legislation yet has been filed.

Things that go bump's picture

Maybe people ought to take the matter into their own hands. Would paintball guns work?

Terrorist's picture

Quiet drive by
Agulia Super Colibri

nmewn's picture

Yeah...but I was thinking (theoretically) something more permanent.

Hypothetically of course, because I would never EVER advocate criminal vandalism against a private company making arrangements with state and local governments to use OUR PROPERTY as a platform to extract funds for itself and government from the PROPERTY OWNERS THEMSELVES...meaning us, the public...

...a pellet gun would work as well (quieter), as they would have to be replaced instead of just cleaned and they are all wired down through concrete boxes embedded in the sidewalk then over to the traffic box (usually silver colored) sitting at the intersection somewhere which also controls the red lights...then on back to Orwell Central Command.

All just hypothetical, of course ;-)

Calmyourself's picture

Most folks just give them the South African necklace treatment.. 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

nmewn, speaking hypothetically, said:

...a pellet gun would work as well (quieter), as they would have to be replaced instead of just cleaned

The Vandalised Gatsos site was inspirational. Sadly, it has been down for a few months (no idea why, or if it's permanently down). However, the Internet Archive does have one of the pages (with many photos) archived:

nmewn's picture

Yes, its good to know the struggle against oppression is international.

And I gotta have given me hours of enjoyment in your interactions with our resident Chi-Com lobbyist AnyMouse. I really don't know how you do it, crawling around inside his head like that, I couldn'

Well done sir! ;-)

GubbermintWorker's picture

Wow! Sounds like some palms getting greased there!

DaveyJones's picture

I find none of their slime pretty

willwork4food's picture

It would look mighty pretty drippin' from a tree...

gwar5's picture

In the USA, citizens can go to any one of the following drone-free zones:


Local mosque,

Communist party HQ,

Union HQ,


Mexican restaurants

Local democrat party HQ


Hot spots to avoid approaching:






ebworthen's picture

I am struck by the reasoned calm intelligence in this document.

It doesn't sound like someone wanting to kill, but to survive and protect themselves.

No, I don't condone Jihadists killing innocents, but I am ashamed by American drones killing innocents and even "combatants" in countries where we have no troops and have not declared war.

We never should have gone to war in the Middle East, a waste of life and has only added fuel to the fire.

cynicalskeptic's picture

But...but... we've ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia  

We have to be at war with SOMEONE to justify the CIA, NSA, etc. and a military budget larger than the rest of the world combined   Go back to Ike's farewell address - sadly what he warned against has come to pass.   Keep in mind these were warnings from a GENERAL who knew war personally, not some chickenhawk who reveled in the use of force, who sees war as 'politics by other means'

jeff montanye's picture

re: in countries where we have no troops and have not declared war.

the u.s. hasn't declared war since 1941 but it has troops in over 150 countries.