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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palmereldritch's picture

Al Qaeda's 22 tips from the AP rebroadcast on the 22nd.

Given AP and Reuter's clear penchant for the number 33 in so many of their headlines citing bombing and war they secretly long for a month with 33 days?

One can only suspect, we amuse them....

Bandit und Buster's picture

33 IS a favored Illuminati number...FWIW.

palmereldritch's picture

You have a BINGO*!

* I presume the Illuminati themselves don't play formal BINGO.  Why would they when the world is their playground?....

GMadScientist's picture

Sure they do.

Brazil India Nepal Ghana Oman


palmereldritch's picture

And don't forget today's ultimate Bingo markers....Asteroids!!

Cathartes Aura's picture

hahahhh, nice one, thanks for the visual.

Pure Evil's picture

It's the highest office you can hold in the Masons, publicly anyway.


33 degree Masons

Zap Powerz's picture

Back in the day  of D & D I became a 35th level paladin. I could kill demigods.  Fuckin awesome times.  Then I found how great pussy was.

palmereldritch's picture

'Cause there's no pussy like Argumentum ad hominem pussy.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Back in the day  of D & D I became a 35th level paladin. I could kill demigods.  Fuckin awesome times.  Then I found how great pussy was.


Sure you did. I make my wisdom check and disbelieve.

Cathartes Aura's picture

hah, so spending all day on ZH (your D & D substitute) gets you pussy?

who knew?  I thought most of the posters were middle aged dudes, just like gamers.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

The fact that it is the Associated Press that is publishing this story makes it suspect right from the get go. It looks like blatant disinformation.

Just use a little bit of critical thinking here.

Take these two for example

4. Placing a group of skilled snipers to hunt the drone, especially the reconnaissance ones because they fly low, about six kilometers or less.

Lets do some basic math.

1 km = 1000 meters so 6 km = 6000 meters

The gun people can correct me here but my understanding is sniper rifles only have a max range of about 2,000 to 2,300 meters depending upon the cartridge used.

14. To deceive the drone by entering places of multiple entrances and exits.

Does anyone in their right mind think the operator of the drone that is not doing survelliance is going to care. They will just level the building.

I can debunk more of these but some should be obvious.

MrX's picture

no way in hell any human can make that shot.  I watched that Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch documentary on Netflicks. 

gwar5's picture

I agree. AP is probably putting this out so DHS traitors can get internet feedback from American citizens whom they consider the enemy, not their employers. 


But I think this item refers to low flying recon drones which may be surveilling transport roads where shooters may be on adjacent high hill ground. Would be hard not to try, unless you're low on ammo...






Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Let us work under the assumption the military is not stupid enough to fly these (the large drones) low enough for survelliance or otherwise were they could be shot down with small arms fire period. They sure as hell are not talking about the ones that are like equivalent of remote control helicopters your kids would play with. The 6 km flight height is a dead giveaway they are referring to the large drones.

spanish inquisition's picture

I think the key to this is they have mentioned Russian tech twice. Looks like they are laying groundwork to link Russia to AQ.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

"Lets do some basic math.

1 km = 1000 meters so 6 km = 6000 meters"

.50 SMG to drone: please stay put and I will be there in about 7 seconds..


Savyindallas's picture

bullshit  disinformation   -probably. Al Quada is the most reliable Division of CIA/MI6/Mossad.

RideTheWalrus's picture

The next-gen 'smart drones' are fitted with special optics which can directly target only the people who are jealous of our freedoms, while leaving those who don't really want to be involved safe and sound.
The Pentagon is advising Pakistani brides to make sure no one at their wedding is jealous as that may give false-positives in which case the Pentagon will NOT be responsible if they confuse jealous bridesmaids for a Taliban training camp.

booboo's picture

who needs drones when your neighbors, bankers and children's teachers are being groomed to be rats for Uncle Sugar.

Muppet's picture

To avoid a drone?  Wear a hat.

CaptainObvious's picture

I'm going to skip the whole hat thing and just spray paint a bullseye on my head.

Falconsixone's picture

maybe a Dick Chaney skullcap wig with a dbl barrel over the shoulder and a bird bag with a pheasant or two sticking out?

Zap Powerz's picture

I use the force to avoid drones.

I say: "I am not the person these drones are looking for."

PUD's picture

Do understand that radical fundamental islam would like nothing more than your head to play soccer with. Do understand that that it is either them or you. Debate all you wish how this came to be but understand that you cannot win their hearts or their irrational delusional minds and they are to be hunted down like religious murdering vermin or they'll hunt you down. Debate the tactics if you like but do not fool yourself about the nature of this enemy that will not stop until their way of life prevails over everyone and everything or until all dissenters are dead.

Bandit und Buster's picture

About the same can be said of the Zionists!

Falconsixone's picture



The zionist fucking US military kills more Americans everyday than the evil muslim horde by far.

Pure Evil's picture

Of course, that's why the US imports them by the thousands every year.

And, why wouldn't they want them as citizens? They fit right into the current DHS paradigm, they hate the US Constitution, they don't believe in the Bill of Rights or any type of liberty, they're used to living in a military police state, and as a sheeple they're pretty easy to manipulate, just defame the Koran and watch them go on a rampage.

Pure Evil's picture

Sen. McCain: Ok, everybody sing, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Iran...............

Selah's picture

Do understand that our "president" was raised as a Muslim.


Everything you wrote makes total sense.

Demologos's picture

Mr. PUD, you aren't on this site peddling the "all muslims want to kill us" bullshit, are you?  Al Qaeda is a creation of US, British, Israeli and Saudi intelligence.  The vast majority of muslims want to be left alone to live their lives.  The fact that we use artificial groups to whip up a militant minority is just a way of creating more enemies to scare people like you, which in turn boosts the "defense" budgets of the four referenced entities and NATO.  Its a full-employment program for the military industrial complex and allows the Congress to look like he-men going after the muslim threat while acting like pussies in the face of the bankster's looting operation.

The US, and the other referenced entities are funding, through their surrogates in Qatar, Baharain, Turkey and UAE, the very terrorists who were killing our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan just a few months  ago.  Yes, Mr. PUD, your taxes are buying weaponry for the numbskulls you are afraid want to kill you.  They are numbskulls since they don't get that the Muslim Brotherhood is a fully-owned subsidiary of the CIA.  And it is entirely possible that Mr. Brennan, the likely new head of the CIA, is a muslim convert, of the militant kind.

So keep pounding your dick (PUD=dick) on the table while screaming about how the muslims "will not stop until their way of life prevails over everyone".  When in reality, the bankster faction of the CIA won't stop until their way of life prevails over everyone.

jeff montanye's picture

and don't forget the pernicious israeli settlers (who killed the only israeli government official assassinated in the history of the country).

Falconsixone's picture

I'll take my chances. Now all you have to do is talk all the governments into taking the rest of the millenium off.

TheGardener's picture

" all you have to do is talk all the governments into taking the rest of the millenium off "

No, please no ! That would be another dark ages, no mayor
conquests and other news from a peaceful peasantry with
benevolent aristocratic leadership on a local level !

No natural order, no , never , no monarchy that derives
from the best of aristocratic heroic action, no please
give me some democratic help ...

booboo's picture

"Debate the tactics if you like but do not fool yourself about the nature of this enemy that will not stop until their way of life prevails over everyone and everything or until all dissenters are dead."

Then I must ask, why is it that western governments are going out of thier way to allow hoards of them into our countries, feed them the grain seed stock from your childrens treasury and give them preferential treatment when getting schooling and jobs?

Don't tell me because I know. Government is there to create conflict, their main job in everything thy do is to create conflict, conflict at home, abroad, in your schools, in law. Examine EVERYTHING they do, they create conflict. Why? Because they have a monopoly on resolving conflict. They create it, the people beg for a resolution to conflict and boom, in steps GOVERNMENT, big daddy, uncle sugar, to change your diaper, wipe your ass, "Fix Immigration" when it was the government that was the guard at the border that let them in, put the bad mooslim on the plane bound for Detroit, responsible for runaway health care cost through their little monopolies in drug makers, FDA, Medicare, price fixing,  "growth".

So keep begging for fixes, government solutions, to the very problems they create and you are going to get it in spades, good and hard without the lube.


hannah's picture

23. american housewives/pregnant mothers should not congregate around the pta meetings or they might be hit by drones.

24. school playgrounds should have the kids spreadout to lesson the blast kill rate of us drone attacks.

25. bands playing in town squares should only be under cover of trees or the police/dhs might drone them on the 4th of july.

CaptainObvious's picture

Ah, but haven't you heard?  Pregnant women, kids, the elderly, and women with kids are now prime "No More Hesitation" targets for the drones. 

lakecity55's picture reproduce.....

IridiumRebel's picture

They double tapped the bassist.....shit.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

..Written by Abdullah bin Mohammed..

Can you pick an anymore generic and stereotypical muslim name?

They should've kept Hillary, I don't think she would have allowed such an amateurish piece of "public diplomacy" or at least spent 5 minutes running it past some fact checkers and polish it up a little bit more.

5. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter copper pole.

How the fuck does that do anything? You need to send an electrical signal through that pole somehow. Where is the medium that turns the potential energy from the water dynamo into kinetic energy?



Citxmech's picture

The big problem with any jamming technology is that it is like sending up a homing flare to the techies.  The could probably triangulate that shit in seconds.

Of course it could still be useful for small scale stuff on a verey temporary basis like disrupting radio voice communications.

Selah's picture

Don't shit where you sleep.

Set up your jamming devices a safe distance from patriots.

logically possible's picture

Those jamming devices can get a little bit bulky. Just how do you expect us to get over the White house fence with them?

RafterManFMJ's picture

I just ripped the doors off both my microwaves, turned them on, and aimed them at the sky.  That should draw some drone love, giving me time to escape and get a haircut.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Jamming from the ground wouldn't work on small scale like this. You don't have enough transmission power to cover a large enough area of airspace to keep it out of contact long enough to go into autopilot and return to base.

Jim in MN's picture

'Water-lifting dynamo' just means a motor.  They happen to be most commonly found on water well pumps.  Naturally there is already an electric or diesel (or, hey, solar!) power source for the motor, so plenty of kinetic energy, but more importantly, electromagnetic energy in the coil.

But having said that I have no idea what the fuck Mohammed is talking about in practice.  Sort of a big radio antenna in reverse I guess, a crude transmitter on a random frequency.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Maybe so but think about it. You need running water to move said motor aka buckets or paddles. Your water doesn't lift on it's own, if you are going to use a motor to lift water to generate a electricty that is asinine for obvious reasons. So assume you have all that now what? Wrapping coils around the pole is only going to generate electromagnetic energy. How does that help you from being droned? Someone please explain this to the rest of us.

Pure Evil's picture

Um, your supposed to run with these plans, form a group, have the FBI step in to provide materials and funding, then show up in NYC so the Feds can bust everyone to prove that they're protecting us from domestic terrorists.