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Posted on 03/04/2011 11:22:59 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised to help Libyan rebels
By Tim Shipman
Last updated at 3:30 AM on 5th March 2011
600 Black Watch soldiers on 24-hour standby to fly in
50 people killed and 300 wounded in clashes at Zawiyah
Britain is to send teams of spies and diplomats into Libya to help oust Colonel Gaddafi, it emerged last night.
MI6 operatives backed by the SAS are to land in the east around the key rebel stronghold of Benghazi 'within days'.
In addition, 600 soldiers of the Black Watch are on 24-hour standby to fly in and avert a humanitarian catastrophe as Libya erupted into a new wave of bloodshed.
Witnesses said 50 people were killed and 300 wounded in clashes at Zawiyah, 30 miles west of the capital Tripoli.
Victims included two rebel commanders. Last night another 17 died in a blast at an ammunition depot near Benghazi.
Around 200 of the 600 UK troops are ready to deploy at South Cerney forward barracks near RAF Lyneham, Britain's main military air transport base.
British diplomats and spies have been engaged in intensive efforts to speak to opposition forces, which are led by Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the rebel National Libyan Council.
Now ministers have approved a presence on the ground to gather information and boost the chances of the rebels.
The liaison teams will be primarily composed of envoys but will include some intelligence officers.
They will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.
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Hope they dont end up with any rescue missions like the one we had in Iran, 1979.
Or Mogadishu, 1993.
Barack Hussein Obama - abdicating American leadership one international crisis at a time
James Bond vs. Kadaffy’s security babes...that oughta be interesting;)
Democrats in charge of covert ops is like saying I’ll figure out how to charge Charlie Manson for a crime.
Go for it.
Someone needs to start taking control in these places.
Even more: the SAS is coming back to where it began!
[. . .liaison teams will be primarily composed of envoys. . .]
Obviously these people will speak Arabic and will determine who the rebels are. When they find out maybe they can tell Hillary Clinton who said: “What I am concerned about is what are the characteristics of the rebel forces in Libya that would commend them to our government to the level where we would actually consider military intervention in cooperation with them?
If they go into Libya, they might win. Then what?
I don’t believe it!
...and tuning up to roll a flank, a familiar refrain is heard; “to shores of Tripoli”.
Britain’s help will really be appreciated I am sure. Right after they place the new Muslim Brotherhood in charge there they will be run out and cursed.
Let these people fight it out amongst themselves, whichever side wins Freedom and Democracy loses.
MI6 operatives backed by the SAS are to land in the east around the key rebel stronghold of Benghazi 'within days'.Just as McCain's embrace of a no-fly zone ended any possibility that Obama would try to implement one, the British backing of the Libyan jihadists will end Obama's interest in supporting them in any way. This is now really one of those proverbial wars for oil.
From the pictures Ive seen some of his security detail would make acceptable Bond Girls. They could be a distractions for some of the Brit soldier.
Where's Peter Sellers when you need him?
They’ve already pulled 160 civilians, most of them not British incidentally, from out of the south of the country.
You don’t? I’d be astounded if western special ops units had not been deployed into Libya for at least the last ten days.
The UK has a lot more experience of handling Arabs than anyone else. If there’s a chance that both Gaddafi AND the islamists can be contained, they’ll take it.