Skip to comments.SAS trains Libyan troops
Posted on 09/11/2009 5:04:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
For the past six months Britains elite troops have been schooling soldiers working for Col Muammar Gaddafis regime, which for years provided Republican terrorists with the Semtex explosive, machine-guns and anti-aircraft missiles used against British troops during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Sources within the SAS have expressed distaste at the agreement, which they believe could be connected to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
Britains relationship with Libya has been under the spotlight since Abdelbaset al Megrahi was freed from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds last month after being diagnosed as suffering from terminal prostate cancer and given three months to live.
Gordon Brown has faced claims that his Government helped engineer Megrahis release to promote Britains commercial interests, particularly energy, in Libya.
Downing Street has denied the allegations, but Jack Straw, the Justice Minister, has admitted that trade was a factor in deciding to include Megrahi in an earlier prisoner transfer agreement with Libya. Megrahi was the only person convicted for the murder of 270 people killed in the bombing in 1988 of Pan Am flight 103.
The disclosure that members of the SAS are training their Libyan counterparts will further raise suspicions about exactly what has been agreed behind the scenes between Tripoli and Britain.
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wow thats nuts
I would think so.
Just what the world needs.
The first moves towards setting up the training agreement are believed to have begun after Tony Blair visited Libya as Prime Minister in 2004. However, the deal was only finalised and signed off by Gordon Brown this year.
Brown, after bringing some really classy gifts to the Obamas, does not appear to be very bright.
Unless things turn around soon the next time we fight in Europe we might BE the communists.
If our military fails, it’s over.
I have faith there.
I think a lot of these third world countries that were formerly in the Soviet sphere have been 'wandering in the wilderness' for the last 20 years. We don't support dictators the same way we used to in the 'us vs. them' days of the cold war. We want economic ties, but on the other hand we pressure them to modernize and democratize. Lots of these countries have developed close ties with China, which can offer them money and aid without the messy humanitarian stuff.
Bad enough when the release of the terrorist to Libya was blood for oil. Now it’s SAS for oil,