Skip to comments.SAS kill hundreds of terrorists in 'secret war' against al-Qaeda in Iraq
Posted on 08/30/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT by Labour-Watch
Hundreds of terrorists have been killed by the SAS waging a "secret war" against al-Qaeda in Iraq, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.
More than 3,500 insurgents have been "taken off the streets of Baghdad" by the elite British force in a series of audacious "Black Ops" over the past two years.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Maybe this is why the DemocRATS are so p*ssed off all the time.
If true - that is very high rate...
Nice work indeed. Now, if only they could do the same thing at home to rid the UK of its jihadi problem.
To which I say, Thank You Gents!
I like the sound of that. I can almost hear the "wink, wink".
Bully on you, boys. At least there are still some Brits with balls.
This just goes to show how good the British soldier can be. It is their leadership that is suffering.
The SAS have to be the best special forces in the world.
At least they are not subjected to the rules like the rest of our armies.
They go out and just kill, one shot to the head and one to the heart, bang bang.
I’ll never forget as a kid watching the Iranian embassy siege and the SAS came down ropes from helicopters , went through the windows, killed all the terrorists, saved the hostages and then got back on the helicopter’s back to base all in a few minutes.
To think they do not even have to go to court if they do not want to and are now allowed to reveal who they are
Does anyone out there have info on the Delta Forces ‘widows and orphans fund? I would like to help out in some small way.
If you mean leadership by the Govt then agreed
know this from experience
the officers are good the problem is the Govt who restrict the soldier, happily they do not control the SAS as they are unto themselves and no one else really.
who dares wins
I didn't like this part of the story so much...
PING me on the SAS please
special forces are always under the direction of their own Govt and no one else
always worked like that so no biggy there, delta would never be told off another Govt
It wasn’t the government thing that irked me, it was the lawyer thing.
sorry, long day
I see your point but I suppose they would have the likes of Murtha saying things which were not true so maybe a good thing in the end
it should read wouldn’t have the likes of Murtha not would
time for bed me finks
“The SAS have to be the best special forces in the world.”
Some Americans have been known to eat a snake or two. Be proud of them!
>The SAS have to be the best special forces in the world.<
Arguably the best SF in the world is the Israeli Mossad, and Delta Force. Don’t forget our Navy Seals. I’m more concerned that black operations results got to the media. No one will ever know exactly what kind of black ops were successful or not, unless your GS rating is up to here.
Bravo. I’m glad that we have such allies.
They certainly sound like some bad boys...Good for those Brits.
It may take me a while to check on it, but I’ll get back to you.
I also want to find out if that 20% number is actual.
... and the nominees for Best Performance by a Special Forces Group are ...
I'm thinking that maybe that's why all of the prosecutions of Marines has been done in order to combat this operation by our troops.
I don't know if the SAS has NCIS/JAG crawling up their b#tts, but I'm sure that they'll have some sort of propaganda fight waged against them once this becomes widely known.
Does anybody wonder why we don't list "casualties" like KIA, WIA, captured or possibles in weekly updates to keep a tally of the enemy dead? Cause we don't want them to know. The less intel they get the better. All they know is that Achmed, Abdul, or Muhamadama has just evaporated.... they don't know if he's dead, captured, wounded, cooperating or just hauled a##. By confusing the jihadist, they never know or have a hard time planning large logistical attacks. Cause they don't know their man or woman power.
I've seen Brits working with Gurkhas against "insurgents"....they are very, very good. I still think some of our guys are just as good or better at certain things, but I'd hate to have the SAS carrying around a photo of me and showing it around where I lived, worked or played.
Don’t forget the Green Berets.
I remember when the IRA were in a van to blow up and shoot a police station but the SAS had heard about this and shot everyone in the van and then disappeared
Another time there were 4 IRA in Gibraltar ready to plant a bomb and kill , well the SAS intercepted them and shot the 4 of them in the middle of the street
when one of them were asked in court about why they had shot so many rounds into them he replied because my magazine was empty
Thankfully these boys do not go by the normal rules and fight the fight like the terrorist does
general Petraeus is indeed full of compliments about them and don’t forget in the gulf war when one of the SAS was captured the Delta guy said that he would have never got though the torture if it wasn’t for a certain SAS guy who was there.
Anyone ever see that program about how a SAS soldier tracked for miles upon miles in a short time through the desert of Iraq and never got caught even though the entire Iraqi army was looking for him
Fascinating to watch
....Isn’t neutralizing terrorists the whole reason we’re over there?
Yeah thanks, very interesting. I had read about this Task Force Black a while ago. Makes sense really, combining the strengths, ideas, lessons, training, routines and knowhow of very resourceful people.
The Topgun’s of Special Ops.
Green Berets are different animals than SAS/Delta. They specialize in languages and cultures, and their job is to work with indiginous tribes and peoples behind enemy lines to stir up trouble using insurgency tactics. Bare-knuckle, backalley brawling-style counter-terrorism is really not in their job description.
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