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Old 02 Jun 07, 01:40
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Question I'm not sure what this report means

"(CNN) -- A U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of northern Somalia Friday fired on a suspected al Qaeda operative believed to have been involved in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, sources confirmed to CNN. There was no immediate word on the results of the attack, which was carried out using one of the destroyer's 5-inch guns."

My question is how can a destroyer's 5 inch gun fire on an Al-Queada suspect? Maybe the terrorist was surfing off the coast?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa...ike/index.html

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It was either a private beach party:



Or the guy was simply going to the local market:

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More than likely someone gave someone else a tip for some money, the address was converted to a GPS number, this was fed into the computer that runs the 5 inch gun then a shell or two were thrown inland.
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Report that I read said it was a missile strike. I got it from one of the wire service via Yahoo
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