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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AnAnonymous's picture

'Americanism' spreads everywhere.

This guy could send this page as an application to an 'american' group. They will recognize him as one of their own.

akak's picture

Chinese shitizenism spreads everywhere --- and stinks.

This AnAnnoyingUs guy could send this page as an application to a Chinese Communist Sharty insanitational group. They will recognize him as one of their own .... droppings.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

I'm AnAnonymized
Obsessive urges make me say
I'm AnAnonymized
It's up my butt, the USA
I'm AnAnonymized
'americans' are blobbing up
I'm AnAnonymized
I'm hypocritical, but still you suck

U.S.A. -- I blame the whole damned nation
U.S.A. -- for my insanitation

I'm AnAnonymized
With facts as firm as quicksand
I'm AnAnonymized
Rewriting history of Easter Island
I'm AnAnonymized
Beware my skills in cooking
I'm AnAnonymized
I'll wok your dog when you're not looking

U.S.A. -- I blame the whole damned nation
U.S.A. -- for my insanitation

Drop a load
Drop a load
Squatting down beside the road
Give a push
Crack a smile
Repeat this several times a mile

akak's picture


I am laughing so damned hard right now, I might need an immediate roadside squat!

Talk about 'make me laugh'!

FourthStoogeing, you have truly outdone yourself in your US 'american' citizenism monolization of the humoring means and comical blobbing-uppityness.

DaveyJones's picture

excrement is such a handy analogy with our subjects   

akak's picture

It is indeed difficult to avoid stepping into such analogies when our subjects' refuse to scat, or even flush in embareassment, after having their specious and nonsensical arguments repeatedly tossed into the intellectual dungheap.  Their every idiotic, prejudicial, and irrational attempt to smear their opponents and soil the conversation only and inevitably causes them to waste their time and go back to curling into the fecal position

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Amazing what a few weeks at a C.I.A. training camp will teach you"


Absolutely true! Ze French paper "Le canard enchaîné" reported that the CIA trained some Malian troops to the art of modern warfare... These troops were then the first to join the ranks of AQMI!


Well done Panetta!

hooligan2009's picture

dated june 2011...a year before it "blew up" in timbuktu...i woner how things are going now..maybe that's why the boots had to go in on the ground...drone free zones?

PUD's picture

Islamic agenda in America and the world...

I urge all of you to view this as well as any debate between Hitchens, Dawkins or Harris and members of the Islamic "faith"

Read the Q'ran

Draw a picture or cartoon of the "prophet" and clearly write your full name and address on it

Visit Iran or Afghanistan and profess your desire to bond with the Taliban

Criticize islams treatment of women publicly anyplace that islam is dominant 

Become a Muslim and then renounce your "faith" openly....make sure will is completed as that is a non-negotiable death sentence are welcome to debate prior US policy, blowback, tactics or anything you wish but the fundamental fact remains..

Islam has an agenda that includes Sharia law, the eradication of all other religious and secular views and they are dead serious when they say "we value death more than you value life"

You do not and cannot negotiate with this. It is non-negotiable by their decree. It is them or it is you and that is the way it is regardless of whether or not you like it or don't.

Islamo fascists want to impose by force their views on the world. The blow up children, shoot them in the face, throw acid in the face of their women, conducted 5000 honor killings of females, blow themselves up in crowded markets, destroy world heritage sites and indocrinate generations of new recruits into their mindless irrational superstitious bronze age death cult.

I do not like drones but given the truth, we do not have nearly enough of them. It's your culture or theirs, your life or theirs, you or them and that's just how it is.

PUD's picture

I'll repeat myself to anyone who down arrows me...if you cannot offer intelligent rebuttal or evidence to the contrary...keep your stupid "opinion" to yourself. When i post a comment here I do so with the full weight of evidence on my side. I do not post meaningless mindless opinion, i back up my claims. You would be well advised to do the same or remain silent

PUD's picture

Cowards. Use your words. Demonstrate your mastery of the subject and how i am so wrong and misguided. You can't. You're as bad as any fundamentalist hiding behind group think irrationality. You mark my will rue the day you do not take a stand against the gravest threat to civilization. The day they get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction will be a day of shame on you for your indifference and ignorance. Religion poisons everything but none more so than these insane barbaric bronze age bastard vermin that pull for a return to barbarism while you make jokes about western civilizations attempt to preserve your way of life

pocomotion's picture

PUD, are you a ZIONist or an Israeli?

I do NOT DEBATE either. [ in the spirit of George Galloway, British PM ]


Iran has not attacked anyone in the past 300 years.  The NPAC had a plan to take resources in middle east and gain control of ear-Asia.

Look at Syria and you have Christians living just fine with Muslims.  If you disrespect others, yes, they become pissed.  Let me pee on your Sunday shoes, I think you would take offense.

Ok, broke my own rule, never engage a Zionist, nor an israeli.

PUD's picture

You are obviously ignorant and illiterate too making false assumptions about my religious leanings. Rest assured stupid one, I have none. I am the enemy of all religions, all dogma, all superstitions. You clearly do not understand the Islamic agenda at all. 

dwdollar's picture


Do you really thing this tripe will go far here?

Maybe if people like you hadn't had your foot up their ass for the last 100 years while simultaneously kissing the ass of the Jews, we wouldn't be in this "predicament". I say "predicament" because it's really not a predicament at all (as it could easily be rectified by removing your foot from their ass), but just another distraction on the road to economic hell.

On a side note, the good people of Oklahoma voted to keep Sharia Law from being practiced in the state of Oklahoma, but your beloved Jew infested federal court system struck it down. Could you remind us what the Jews say about Goyim?

PUD's picture

You're obviously quite a sick individual as well as very illiterate. I quite clearly condemned all religion but the focus of my comments were directed at the Islamic barbarians as this was the topic presented. I would happily lay waste to Christian and Jew if you would like.

dwdollar's picture

"I would happily lay waste to Christian and Jew if you would like."

Go right ahead... but are you sure that "laying waste" to all religions is really your agenda or just a "bold" remark in a pathetic attempt to save face?

PUD's picture

Save face? What the fuck are you babbling? This ZH post was about drones killing Muslims. My comments were about the righteousness and imperative of doing just that. i made no comments about Jew or Gentile, I addressed the topic presented. Are you daft? I clearly wrote and documented the threat that Islam presents to the civilized world and the absolute need to confront it head on. Nothing more, nothing less. What part are you missing?

dwdollar's picture

What a "surprise"... you didn't after you clearly stated you would.

PUD's picture

I will off of this site if you like because this is off topic isn't it?  If you care to provide a proper forum I will gladly expound...not here though in respect for ZH

dwdollar's picture

Nothing is off topic on ZH. You'd realize that if you actually read it instead of using it as a platform to peddle your Master's agenda. Still waiting...

PUD's picture

1. This is a clumsy platform for debate

2. The topic was drones/al quaeda

3. If you want me to dismember Jews or Christians provide a place to do so. I am equally effective against those cults as I am the muslim cult.

4. I have no master

NuYawkFrankie's picture

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Completely disorient that sucker with an assortment of quality aerosoled fecal-matter!

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Hobbleknee's picture

Skygrabber is only $100, not $2,595 as point one claims.

Venerability's picture

Blacole Trojan Exploit spreading all over the Internet via Zero Hedge, IMO.

Out of malice towards one's fellow human beings.

Headbanger's picture

No worries:

Now take two hundred aspirin and call us in the morning on Feb 25...  2034


Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Attack the messenger now. You guys must be desperate when you resort to that tactic. ZH wasn't the one who published this. They are just a tributary off the main river system not the source. Don't hate on the website for the peanut gallery.

Either that or you are giving MDB a run for the money for inverse trolling commentary.

Red Raspberry's picture

Whatever happen to MDB?  Is he warrenbuffettsr on Kitcocom?

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

I think we know who is just plain nuts and who works for who after reading some of the comments.

Venerability's picture

How can any human being be so cruel to another?

Stop sending viruses!


Hannibal's picture

Tip #23, move to Belem, Brasil

Venerability's picture

I am BEGGING you.

Do you have any idea what it is like to wake up to this every single morning?

There are seven billion people in the world.

To focus all of your malice on ME, for no reason whatsoever except pure sadism!


I am not a laboratory for testing computer viruses. I am a human being.


We had a wonderful truce for an entire year. We all benefited together.

And then all of a sudden, hurting me becomes the number one priority again. How can anyone be so cruel?


Venerability's picture

That's your latest route now?

The Sickie above means PT-BR keyboards and probably other facilities in their PT-BR versions.

Anyone who thinks it is just MY computer being hurt needs to go to CNET or one of the other reliable IT News sites NOW! This is already affecting millions upon millions of computers around the world.

I have no doubt whatsoever, though, that my computer was one of the first ones affected - because it ALWAYS is.

I am not a human being to these psychopaths. And neither are YOU, unless you are one of their designated Anointed Ones. The other 99.9999999999 percent of us are vermin to be experimented on.

And why should mere computer viruses matter to anyone?

Because they are always the start of much more serious problems. They are immediately exploited further by the HFTs. By unscrupulous "traders" of various sorts. By Organized Crime. And by entire Rogue Nations.

This is a very, very bad Internet-wide attack today.

But I'm concerned about my own computer. I do not have the time for this malicious nonsense.

I cannot have yet another weekend destroyed by this malice.


And while you are at it, STOP HURTING EVERYONE!

tuttisaluti's picture

They forgot: Move your activity in to the US

Venerability's picture


I don't have my Control Panel.

I don't have control of my mouse or my keyboard or anything else.


Because you sick, malicious, sadistic little bastards woke up this morning and said How Can We Hurt Her Today? How can we hurt half the computers in the world while we're at it?

Malice! Evil! Cruelty! Sadism! For NOTHING. You hurt just to hurt.

Payne's picture

they haven't discussed false targets.  Dummies dressed up with Silicon masks.

Monedas's picture

Glue crinkled tin foil to the roof and upper surfaces of your car .... confuses the hell out of them !

Shvanztanz's picture

O-Kayduh to Unleash Its Own Drones

O-Kayduh unveils plan to take control of American attention spans, as more and more Americans, fearful of their own government begin to comisserate with Al-Kayduh fugitives, which is the goal of Al-Kayduh fugitives to become sympathetic and attract support. O-kayduh human-drones begin downloading texts on how to resist PTB drone attacks, thereby attracting PTB web-spy-bots and joining real O-kayduh dummies on dummy lists. Skynet officials have confirmed this strategy, known as operation Fish In A Barrel, while twirling their mustachesand snickering at how easy it is to convert entire populations into text-twiddling drone targets.    

Case In Point: Discussion of Drones = Drone Target

Irony: I should know better

Venerability's picture

Virus has now spread to and is affecting Linked In. Since that is usually the safest of the social sites by far, all the other ones which are less safe are probably also affected.

If anyone decent and responsible and compassionate is reading this, PLEASE HELP!

This is the most vicious and malicious Internet virus I have seen in a very long time.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Junior High is on line here, they said they want their drama back.

boooyaaaah's picture


That dont eat grass?

rsnoble's picture

People in the US might want to copy this list.  I didn't sift thru the 10 pages of comments but I can't believe someone else hasn't said this lol.

Shvanztanz's picture

You make a great point, and I wish I had thought of that myself before I wrote what I did. Scroll up to see my embarrassing gaffe. Lol.