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SAS kill hundreds of terrorists in 'secret war' against al-Qaeda in Iraq
Daily Telegraph (London) ^ | Aug 31, 2008 | Sean Rayment

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; iraq; islam; mohammedanism; sas; specialforces
Nice work, boys.
1 posted on 08/30/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT by Labour-Watch
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To: Labour-Watch

Maybe this is why the DemocRATS are so p*ssed off all the time.


2 posted on 08/30/2008 7:14:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS are a visible reminder of what it was like before people became civilized.)
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To: Labour-Watch
Delta Force has suffered in the region of 20 per cent casualties.

If true - that is very high rate...

3 posted on 08/30/2008 7:16:35 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Labour-Watch

Nice work indeed. Now, if only they could do the same thing at home to rid the UK of its jihadi problem.


4 posted on 08/30/2008 7:18:40 PM PDT by American Infidel (It's pronounced 'ASK' not 'AXE'. It's a 3 letter word. How difficult can it be?)
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To: Labour-Watch

Excellent


5 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Labour-Watch

To which I say, Thank You Gents!


6 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:07 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Labour-Watch
"taken off the streets.."

I like the sound of that. I can almost hear the "wink, wink".

7 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:13 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Labour-Watch

Bully on you, boys. At least there are still some Brits with balls.


8 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:13 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Labour-Watch

Bump!


9 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:22 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: Labour-Watch

This just goes to show how good the British soldier can be. It is their leadership that is suffering.


10 posted on 08/30/2008 7:22:00 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Labour-Watch

11 posted on 08/30/2008 7:22:26 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Labour-Watch

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


12 posted on 08/30/2008 7:24:31 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Labour-Watch

Does anyone out there have info on the Delta Force’s ‘widows and orphans’ fund? I would like to help out in some small way.


13 posted on 08/30/2008 7:24:37 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Swift as the wind; Calmly majestic as a forest; Steady as the mountains.)
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To: Mercia

Of interest...


14 posted on 08/30/2008 7:25:03 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Parley Baer

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


15 posted on 08/30/2008 7:26:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: manc
A British lawyer is present during the planning stages of every operation and our troops operate under British rules, not American rules.”

I didn't like this part of the story so much...

16 posted on 08/30/2008 7:26:42 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Labour-Watch

PING me on the SAS please


17 posted on 08/30/2008 7:27:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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


18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:28:24 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: manc

It wasn’t the government thing that irked me, it was the lawyer thing.


19 posted on 08/30/2008 7:29:46 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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


20 posted on 08/30/2008 7:31:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

it should read wouldn’t have the likes of Murtha not would

time for bed me finks


21 posted on 08/30/2008 7:32:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: manc

“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!


22 posted on 08/30/2008 7:35:42 PM PDT by SBprone
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To: American Infidel
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23 posted on 08/30/2008 7:41:01 PM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Audaces fortuna iuvat.)
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To: Labour-Watch

Good


24 posted on 08/30/2008 7:43:43 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: manc

>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.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 7:45:04 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Chris DeWeese

for later


26 posted on 08/30/2008 7:51:04 PM PDT by Chris DeWeese (http://www.firstcenturychristianity.net)
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To: Labour-Watch

Bravo. I’m glad that we have such allies.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 7:52:35 PM PDT by csvset
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To: manc

They certainly sound like some bad boys...Good for those Brits.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 7:57:35 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

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.


29 posted on 08/30/2008 8:01:10 PM PDT by airborne (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.)
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There should be some sort of Academy Awards ceremony for participants in the War on Terror.

... and the nominees for Best Performance by a Special Forces Group are ...

30 posted on 08/30/2008 8:05:26 PM PDT by AZLiberty (You can't power the U.S. economy on Democrat snake oil.)
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To: Labour-Watch
I know I'm not breaking any secrets by also just guessing that just maybe , just maybe, some of our combined units have also killed several dozen/hundreds/(insert number) of insurgents in snatch/shoot , snatch/grab, or just targeting of individuals known to be bad guys.

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.

31 posted on 08/30/2008 8:11:16 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: max americana

Don’t forget the Green Berets.


32 posted on 08/30/2008 8:15:35 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: Dick Vomer

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


33 posted on 08/30/2008 8:16:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: manc

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


34 posted on 08/30/2008 8:20:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman not a sick Ma sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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bfl


35 posted on 08/30/2008 8:38:22 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Labour-Watch

....Isn’t neutralizing terrorists the whole reason we’re over there?


36 posted on 08/30/2008 9:04:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Tzimisce
I hope some of this is going on in Pakistan. The only way to deal with this is to get in the mosques and see who believes the Imam. The ones that do extra homework need to wake up with their tongue coming our of their windpipe. Just another unknown death in a country where you die for drinking whiskey. No muss, no fuss.
37 posted on 08/30/2008 9:33:09 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

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.


38 posted on 08/31/2008 9:59:20 AM PDT by Mercia
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To: JimC214

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.


39 posted on 08/31/2008 4:55:49 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine; patriciaruth; Tribune7; 2banana; American Infidel; nuconvert; ...
Here is a correspondence I received today, regarding the fund for the families of fallen Delta Force members.

I spoke with COL Eisenbarth who is on their board. He said to have anyone wishing to donate to this group make a check payable to:

Fallen Eagles Family Support Group

And it can be mailed to him at the address below:

c/o Henry L. Eisenbarth
786 Ashfield Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28311

40 posted on 09/08/2008 11:02:17 AM PDT by airborne (Rudy is right! They would never treat a man like this!! DON'T MESS WITH A HOCKEY MOM!)
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