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Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised....
Daily Mail ^ | 03/05/11 | Tim Shipman

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; lockerbie; mi6; opec; sas; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 03/04/2011 11:23:04 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LRDG lives!


2 posted on 03/04/2011 11:25:17 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hope they dont end up with any rescue missions like the one we had in Iran, 1979.

Or Mogadishu, 1993.


3 posted on 03/04/2011 11:26:10 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Barack Hussein Obama - abdicating American leadership one international crisis at a time


4 posted on 03/04/2011 11:27:12 PM PST by Optimist
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To: TigerLikesRooster

James Bond vs. Kadaffy’s security babes...that oughta be interesting;)


5 posted on 03/04/2011 11:27:12 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Soothesayer9

Democrats in charge of covert ops is like saying I’ll figure out how to charge Charlie Manson for a crime.


6 posted on 03/04/2011 11:34:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Go for it.

Someone needs to start taking control in these places.


7 posted on 03/04/2011 11:39:10 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tet68

Even more: the SAS is coming back to where it began!


8 posted on 03/04/2011 11:53:10 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it -Voltaire)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

[. . .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?”


9 posted on 03/05/2011 12:03:26 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If they go into Libya, they might win. Then what?


10 posted on 03/05/2011 1:36:44 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t believe it!


11 posted on 03/05/2011 2:11:05 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Oztrich Boy

...and tuning up to roll a flank, a familiar refrain is heard; “to shores of Tripoli”.

Semper Fi


12 posted on 03/05/2011 3:40:03 AM PST by Huaynero
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


13 posted on 03/05/2011 4:23:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The UK gets zero credit for anything related to Libya. They got on their knees and crawled, they danced in a dress for Ghadaffi when they let the Lockerbie terrorist free.
14 posted on 03/05/2011 4:30:46 AM PST by Dagnabitt ("Obama" - Swahili for "Fail")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks TigerLikesRooster.
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.


15 posted on 03/05/2011 4:35:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Frank_2001

From the pictures I’ve seen some of his security detail would make acceptable Bond Girls. They could be a distractions for some of the Brit soldier.


16 posted on 03/05/2011 4:58:01 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
So the UK laddies will be flown to Grand Fenwick to die on behalf of rebels taking time out from stoning women to death to fight a revolution.

Where's Peter Sellers when you need him?

Leni

17 posted on 03/05/2011 5:09:47 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BO'R...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally equate to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: Soothesayer9

They’ve already pulled 160 civilians, most of them not British incidentally, from out of the south of the country.


18 posted on 03/05/2011 5:43:15 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: org.whodat

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.


19 posted on 03/05/2011 5:45:02 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Venturer

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.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 5:46:32 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Dagnabitt
The UK gets zero credit for anything related to Libya. They got on their knees and crawled, they danced in a dress for Ghadaffi when they let the Lockerbie terrorist free.

My first thought on reading this and other articles about how the UK is out front and "leading the way" on getting rid of Kadaffy Duck was that this is their way of dealing with having been completely pwned on the Lockerbie terrorist release.


21 posted on 03/05/2011 5:55:47 AM PST by tanknetter
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