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Special forces land crushing blow on Taliban in Afghanistan-(SAS Australia)
the Australian ^ | December 11, 2008 | Mark Dodd |

Posted on 12/11/2008 8:27:24 PM PST by Flavius

AUSTRALIAN special forces operating deep inside Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan have inflicted critical damage to the insurgent's senior leadership severely restricting their ability to launch offensive action, the army's head of special operations said today.


(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; sas; taliban
so like good news which MSM joker is going to trip over this one and actually say something positive for a change one can hope
1 posted on 12/11/2008 8:27:24 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

/cheers


2 posted on 12/11/2008 8:28:06 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Flavius
And he had this Christmas Message for the Taliban: “We will find you. We will hunt you down. Your time is limited.”

But the new American president said he would sit down to tea with them and talk it out...

3 posted on 12/11/2008 8:31:30 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana
Me thinks those who still love freedom in this world will have to carry on the fight while the USA deals with its meltdown.

Rule Britannia!

4 posted on 12/11/2008 8:35:06 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Flavius

I fought in a jungle and thought it was miserable … to fight on a Mars landscape just buggers the mind. Nothing to hide behind.


5 posted on 12/11/2008 8:37:32 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Flavius
This story makes me positively *tingly*.
6 posted on 12/11/2008 8:40:14 PM PST by TonyInOhio (The people have spoken, the bastards.)
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To: Flavius

Those are some baaad mother-SHUT YO MOUTH-I’m jus’ talking ‘bout the SAS.


7 posted on 12/11/2008 8:43:03 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Flavius

This Aussie says thanks for posting!


8 posted on 12/11/2008 8:43:07 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: doc1019
to fight on a Mars landscape just buggers the mind. Nothing to hide behind.

Nothing for the bad guys to hide behind either--which means air supremacy makes a whale of a difference.

9 posted on 12/11/2008 8:45:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Got it.


10 posted on 12/11/2008 8:47:36 PM PST by doc1019
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To: TonyInOhio

gave me a *tingle* too ;^)

God bless these guys!


11 posted on 12/11/2008 8:57:57 PM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: Flavius

Big BUMP for the diggers.


12 posted on 12/11/2008 9:00:21 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Flavius

The war goes on and not one word from the MSM. Thanks for the update.


13 posted on 12/11/2008 9:02:03 PM PST by eyedigress (All I want for Christmas is a nice blue barrel rifle.)
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To: eyedigress

>> The war goes on and not one word from the MSM. Thanks for the update.

bump


14 posted on 12/11/2008 9:03:27 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: SandRat

ADF ping


15 posted on 12/11/2008 9:07:40 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: Flavius

Well blokes,

“Good on You” !!


16 posted on 12/11/2008 9:26:22 PM PST by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: Flavius

Good going! Waltzing Matilda & all that ...


17 posted on 12/11/2008 9:43:06 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Flavius

We could nuke Afghanistan and not do any observable damage to the landscape.


18 posted on 12/11/2008 10:11:09 PM PST by Obamageddon (Birth certificate and college transcripts will be required for Federal employment, Mr. Soetero)
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To: Flavius

Yes, oh, yes!! What great news!

Man, what a desolate place to operate in....my hats off to you, boys!


19 posted on 12/11/2008 10:14:39 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Flavius

Bully, Mates!


20 posted on 12/12/2008 12:09:38 AM PST by UbonGhostrider ( Fire for effect.)
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To: Flavius
How come the NYT wasn't informed so they could let the Talban know!

Freedom of the Press!!!!

21 posted on 12/12/2008 1:14:37 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Nice!


22 posted on 12/22/2008 2:07:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: SunkenCiv; G8 Diplomat

Thanks.


23 posted on 12/22/2008 2:27:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/23/stories/2008122356051200.htm

December 23, 2008

“...Noting that the ongoing anti-terror operations in Afghanistan were primarily a mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, he said “we are the largest non-NATO contributor, and the ninth or tenth largest contributor overall.” In such a situation, Australia had “no intention of doing more in Afghanistan, while so many NATO countries remain so under-committed.” ...”

http://www.rferl.org/Content/US_To_Deploy_More_Troops_in_Afghanistan/1361859.html

“...On December 19, the Czech parliament rejected a plan to extend and expand the country’s military presence in Afghanistan.

Prague will now have to withdraw its 500 troops under U.S. and NATO commands in Afghanistan within 60 days of the start of the year, unless another decision is taken to extend their mandate.

The failed Czech proposal to send an additional 200 troops to Afghanistan was a response to U.S. and NATO requests to do more in the fight against the Taliban insurgents, who have stepped up attacks on international troops this year...”


24 posted on 12/22/2008 3:11:00 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

It’s a bit of buck-passing — The Undercommitments might make a great idea for a movie comedy about most NATO members. That said, the US is expected (and Obama claims he wants) to increase its troop strength in Afghanistan, so it’s a great time to announce draw-downs. Also, your Australians and the Czechs gave support for quite a long while, and it helped.


25 posted on 12/22/2008 5:56:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sweet! Nice shooting, Aussies.


26 posted on 12/22/2008 6:59:03 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: Flavius; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; ntnychik; potlatch; devolve
Elite Special Air Service operatives and Commandos operating in some of the most gruelling conditions ever encountered had killed four senior Taliban leaders, captured seven others including one, Ahmad Shah, in his bed.

Victorious in the most trying circumstances--didn't ask for a bailout, didn't complain of windchill, professionals consistently excelling.

27 posted on 12/22/2008 7:11:23 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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Follow up to this article: Trooper Mark Donaldson receives Victoria Cross for bravery in Afghanistan
28 posted on 01/15/2009 5:04:44 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

thanks.

Diggers kill Taliban leader
news.com.au | 11th January 2009
Posted on 01/10/2009 1:34:09 PM PST by naturalman1975
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2162326/posts


29 posted on 01/15/2009 5:36:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Flavius

Geez, that unearthly terrain!!

Now, I’m positive that code 51 planted the aliens in the desert; that the Moon landing was a hoax; that the Mars rovers were total BS; that the US could ever get a satellite package out of earth orbit!

My God,all this time our technology has been a lie?

Wow!, I’m so certain that the Messiah Zer0 will be able to find eternal life!


30 posted on 01/15/2009 7:56:27 PM PST by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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