No longer a secret…

September 22, 2011

US builds drone bases in Africa, Arab Peninsula-report

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United States is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials.

One base for the unmanned aircraft is being established in Ethiopia and another base has been installed in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the newspaper reported.

I was disappointed that you reported on the secret Air Bases being built by the CIA in Africa.

Is the country’s national security not sacred?

Your reporter and Reuters crossed the line and may have put our troops at these bases in danger, not to mention that you gave away important intelligence information to the enemy who wishes to harm the Western world.


This morning I read an article that I feel should not have been published more now than ever. How is this a secret if it is the first thing on my homepage?

Would common sense not dictate that a secret is something not to be repeated?


Why are you putting stories out about (Secret US Drone Bases) It’s Secret and we don’t want everyone, especially our enemies, to know about our inner workings. What is wrong with you guys?


A number of readers objected to this story. It was a pick-up from the front page of the Washington Post, as the lede indicated, so at that point it was no longer a secret to anybody. GBU Editor

An employee displays the assembly of an unmanned aerial vehicle at the Integrated Dynamics research and development center in Karachi June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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