As the region starts to gear up for yet another war (or so it seems like it), our friendly US army folks down at Qatar decide to slip up and blow up some sheep:
US fires missile in Gulf 'by accident'
17 October 2007
DOHA: A Patriot missile was launched accidentally from a US military base in Qatar, landing in a farm but causing no casualties. "A Patriot missile landed on a farm belonging to a Qatari national after being fired by accident from the As-Sailiyah camp," Al Jazeera television said.
The US military said it was looking into the apparent misfire, but declined to give any further details. "We're investigating the incident, which happened last night," said As-Sailiyah camp spokeswoman Holley Silkman.
Qatar hosts the US army's Central Command which directed the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
Doesn't sound too good if you ask me. The (new) war hasn't started and already missiles are falling in the wrong places.