Skip to comments.Libya: SAS mission that began and ended in error(plea for release aired on Libyan TV)
Posted on 03/06/2011 6:24:12 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Libya: SAS mission that began and ended in error
A SAS mission to Libya resulted in humiliation after the troops were first captured by rebels, then a diplomats plea for their release was broadcast on state television.
By James Kirkup, Nick Meo in Benghazi and Caroline Gammell 9:01PM GMT 06 Mar 2011
The mission was error-strewn from the beginning, when a helicopter carrying the team of seven SAS soldiers and MI6 officer landed in Benghazi without warning the rebel commanders - causing the insurgents to think they were coming under attack.
The team then aggravated the situation by claiming to be unarmed - which only made their predicament worse when their weapons were discovered.
A senior British diplomat was on Sunday night unwittingly broadcast on Libyan state television pleading for the release of the group.
The troops and their Special Forces escort were detained by rebel security forces on Friday after arriving in the early hours by helicopter.
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Sounds like this operation was outsourced to Jimmy Carter.
Heads should roll (plenty of them) over this.
Don’t those folks surf Drudge. This expedition or something a lot like it has been at the top of the page for days now. Except the headline said it was supposed to be a secret. And , ya, shades of Jimmy Carter.Operation Desert One, baby.
crypto “Desert 1”..?
I guess the lack of smoking holes in the desert is an attempt at originality.
No gas lines, though —YET.
Wow, so FUBAR it’s almost like the Panama Canal is going to be given away, ya know...?
Beware rabid aquatic bunnie wabbits!!!
Yikes! Was this secretly oganised by the IRA, as a means to get back at the Brits?
Anyone else reminded of the 2007 fiasco when 15 Royal Navy and Royal Marines were taken hostage by Iranians?
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