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Thursday, May 16, 2019

CIA-DOD Hellfire R9X Flying Ginsu missile with spring-loaded razor blades warhead shreds Al-Qaeda boss Abu Khayr al-Masri minimizing collateral damage

 CIA-DOD Hellfire R9X Flying Ginsu missile with spring-loaded razor blades warhead shreds Al-Qaeda boss Abu Khayr al-Masri minimizing collateral damage. Apparently the R9X Flying Ginsu missile must lock onto the terrorist targets cell phone. The Flying Ginsu: A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, the Hellfire R9X weapon carries an inert warhead. Instead of exploding, it is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by. This is basically like dropping a rocket-assisted meteor full of swords on someone. The Hellfire R9X Flying Ginsu hit the KIA car of Abu Khayr al-Masri, deputy leader of Al-Qaeda. The drone-deployed R9X, which is also known as the Flying Ginsu, a reference to a razor-sharp knife used by chefs, is a modified version of the Hellfire missile, which has been used to target terrorists with precision strikes. However, rather than exploding, the weapon, which has been nicknamed the Ninja Bomb, uses sheer force to kill its target, and has been compared to a speeding anvil falling from the sky. What makes it particularly lethal is the six long blades it is fitted with, which extend outwards just prior to impact, cutting anything close by to ribbons - including metal and concrete.

To the targeted person, it is as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky, the officials said. But this variant of the Hellfire missile, designated as the R9X, also comes equipped with a different kind of payload: a halo of six long blades that are stowed inside and then deploy through the skin of the missile seconds before impact, shredding anything in its tracks. Drone strikes have been the go-to approach by both the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency to take out terrorists and insurgent leaders over the past decade, and the main weapon in those strikes has been the Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II missile—a laser-guided weapon originally developed for use by Army helicopters as a “tank buster.” But as concerns about collateral damage from drone strikes mounted, the DOD and CIA apparently pushed for development of a new Hellfire that takes the term “surgical strike” to a new level, with a version that could be used to take out a single individual. The Wall Street Journal reports that just such a weapon has been developed and deployed on at least two occasions.
One strike was in January of 2019 by the Air Force against Jamal al-Badawi, the individual accused of being the mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole (a strike that the Pentagon has officially acknowledged, but without disclosing the weapons used); and a CIA strike against Al Qaeda leader Ahmad Hasan Abu Khayr al-Masri in February of 2017. In both cases, the strikes took out the targets but did not blow up the vehicles they were in—in the case of the attack on al-Masri, there was only a hole in the roof of his Kia and a crack in the windshield.
Designated the Hellfire R9X, the missile has no explosive warhead—instead, its payload is more than 100 pounds of metal, including long blades that deploy from the body of the missile just before impact. “To the targeted person, it is as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky,” according to the WSJ. Some officials referred to the weapon as "the flying Ginsu," because the blades can cut through concrete, sheet metal, and other materials surrounding a target. The R9X was developed in part as a response to President Barack Obama's mandate to reduce civilian casualties in drone strikes, especially in light of the tactic adopted by leaders of targeted terrorist and insurgent organizations (such as the leaders of the Taliban and Al Qaeda) of using women and children as a human shield in hopes of avoiding drone strikes. While the missile was apparently in development as far back as 2011, the exact timeline of development was not revealed by officials; a similar weapon was considered as an option to take out Osama bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan before it was decided to send Navy SEAL operators in instead. 

BOLO: Al-Qaeda Boss Hamza bin Laden Vows Revenge on U.S. for Death of Dad Osama bin Laden, Son Osama bin Hamza bin Laden and his Brother Khalid bin Laden. Perfect target for Hellfire R9X Flying Ginsu missile with spring-loaded razor blades warhead is Hamza bin-Laden, what's your cell number Hamza? In a 21-minute video entitled We Are All Osama, Hamza bin Laden says he will "continue striking and targeting" the US both at home and abroad "in response to the oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression".
CIA-DOD HELLFIRE MISSILE KILLED SAMIR KHAN IN YEMEN ON 9/30/2011:  — The old style CIA-DOD Hellfire missile was kinda messy. A North Carolina blogger who became a major propagandist for al Qaida before he was killed in a U.S. Hellfire drone strike in Yemen, along with his boss Anwar Awlaki, was the subject of close FBI surveillance for years and a much bigger concern for U.S. authorities than previously known, according to records obtained by McClatchy. The FBI felt Samir Khan was such a threat that they had planned on 'taking him out' at his parents house in Charlotte NC in 2009 with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, a Quantico, Va.,-based special forces unit created to respond to terrorist incidents after reported threats by Khan to kill private investigator Bill Warner for shutting down one of his websites.

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