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British Soldiers Reportedly Captured by Libyan Rebels During Secret Mission
Fox New ^ | 3-15-11 | Unknown

Posted on 03/05/2011 5:30:44 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron

Up to eight British soldiers are being held by rebel forces in Libya after a secret mission to put British diplomats in touch with opponents of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to the London Times.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya; sas; uk

1 posted on 03/05/2011 5:30:48 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Brilliant/


2 posted on 03/05/2011 5:32:35 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Related:

Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised to help Libyan rebels

3 posted on 03/05/2011 5:34:11 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This is not light. Watch the timeline.


4 posted on 03/05/2011 5:34:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Current Drudge Headlines:

UK ‘to send team of spies’ to help oust Gadhafi...
British Army readies for mission at 24 hours’ notice...
Obama goes golfing...


5 posted on 03/05/2011 5:35:01 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I thought the rebels were “our friends”.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 5:36:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

They’re held by the people they came to help? What’s up with that?


7 posted on 03/05/2011 5:37:06 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: KansasGirl

After he get done with his game he can have another beer summit:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/147503-obama-white-house-first-to-serve-homebrewed-beer


8 posted on 03/05/2011 5:37:37 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Makes no sense for them to capture the soldiers who came to help them.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 5:40:50 PM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: cripplecreek

It is a bit confusing, isn’t it?


10 posted on 03/05/2011 5:41:26 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: KansasGirl
Obama loves chaos.

I used to think his apparent indifference to world turmoil and natural disasters was simply narcissistic self-absorbtion, but now I think it's obvious that he is a revolutionary to his core and just wants to see the world burn.

11 posted on 03/05/2011 5:41:46 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: tirednvirginia

Guess it depends on whom the soldiers came to help.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 5:42:11 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: tirednvirginia
Makes no sense for them to capture the soldiers who came to help them.

Yeah, seems odd. You might take them into custody until their identities and "boda-fides" could be determined. After all, from the rebels' viewpoint, these could be government infiltrators. However, once established as the help they've been looking for...

13 posted on 03/05/2011 5:44:19 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: mewzilla

That’s the problem with dealing with tribal societies in that part of the world. No matter what you do, you’ll irritate someone else.


14 posted on 03/05/2011 5:50:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Well, depending upon what the Brits were there to do, those ungrateful tribesmen might just have a righteous beef.


15 posted on 03/05/2011 5:54:14 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
While I admire the legendary professionalism of both the SAS and MI6, it bears mentioning that the British Government also has a vested interest in preventing a full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber, their relationship to BP's Libyan oil production and God only knows what else. Depending on how things turn out in Libya, there could be some seriously compromising disclosures for the UK who right know is probably wise to play both sides against the other.
16 posted on 03/05/2011 5:56:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Do not expect gratitude from Muslims. They really resent being “helped” by infidels.

Witness the Kosovar Muslim terrorists who recently shot several American troops in Germany—presumably because it was American troops who helped hand over Kosovo to the Muslims.


17 posted on 03/05/2011 6:01:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ronald_Magnus
They’re held by the people they came to help? What’s up with that?

Allah Akbar.

18 posted on 03/05/2011 6:11:54 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Las Vegas Ron.
19 posted on 03/05/2011 6:17:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Aint so much of a secret now is it?

The Brits might as well send in the forces now since the cats outta the bag.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 6:24:33 PM PST by crz
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To: Las Vegas Ron
It appears the rebels are a lot more organized and well led than the media knows. Reporters get there info from refugees and lesser lights. Also look at the pictures, these guys are not hungry beggars off the street. They are in good physical condition, mostly in 20’s and 30’s. There is more to this rebel bunch than meets the eye, IMO.
21 posted on 03/05/2011 6:35:37 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
There is more to this rebel bunch than meets the eye, IMO.

Agreed...these guys are professional fighters from some existing organized and well-trained military force.

22 posted on 03/05/2011 6:49:47 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Sky News: Libya: 'SAS Unit And Diplomat Held Hostage'

The SAS's intervention has allegedly angered Libyan opposition figures who ordered the armed and plain-clothes soldiers to be locked up on a military base.

If you're not in uniform you are a spy. They are in their rights to execute them.

23 posted on 03/05/2011 6:52:21 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I am not so sure they are. Are the the captors of them a legitimate and recognized force?

I agree with you if they were captured by an armed force of a country during a battle.

I am not so sure the people doing the capturing are a legit force.

Either way I think they would do best by not executing them.


24 posted on 03/05/2011 8:41:28 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: BookaT

And therein lies the cruz of the problem. Who is the legitimate government of Libya? Either way, the Brits took a huge gamble sending soldiers out of uniform into the middle of a civil war. Will the rebels execute them? I doubt it. But Britian already had a problem with how cozy they’ve been with Gaddafi. Now it’s worse.


25 posted on 03/05/2011 9:01:46 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Crux, not cruz,


26 posted on 03/05/2011 9:03:02 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: mewzilla

Don’t side with our enemies.


27 posted on 03/05/2011 9:41:56 PM PST by Sarabaracuda (Sarah 2012)
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To: Sarabaracuda
Oh, don't go there with me.
28 posted on 03/06/2011 4:11:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: mewzilla
Related thread...

Libyan rebels seize British SAS troops-Sunday Times

29 posted on 03/06/2011 4:36:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

They have now been released.


30 posted on 03/06/2011 10:02:47 AM PST by Tommyjo
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To: mewzilla

I already did.


31 posted on 03/08/2011 11:50:46 AM PST by Sarabaracuda (Sarah 2012)
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