Skip to comments.SAS free all four hostages in daring Afghanistan raid
Posted on 06/02/2012 11:27:00 PM PDT by rdl6989
Defence sources said the surgical operation showed the precision, skill and courage of British special forces after they stormed the cave where Helen Johnston, 28, was held, and killed her kidnappers.
David Cameron spoke individually to the soldiers to thank them for an extraordinarily brave mission.
He warned that anyone who took British citizens hostage faced a swift and brutal end.
Miss Johnston, a committed Christian, along with Moragwa Oirere, a Kenyan colleague, and two Afghan women who worked for the same aid agency, were said to be physically well after their ordeal.
Miss Johnstons parents expressed their gratitude to the SAS and American Navy Seals from the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden, for freeing their daughter. Mr Cameron spoke to the rescued aid worker as she recovered at the British embassy in Kabul.
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So it was a combined operation, SAS and Seals?
Storming a cave, successfully, amazing op.
Stiff upper lip lads
I like the SAS very much.
For a dated 1980s movie that is still pretty good, check out “Final Option”, the star was a reservist SAS according to an SOF article of the time, being known stopped his options with the SAS. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083941/
The SAS used to be surprised at how our Special ops personnel, (not Delta of course) could wear t-shirts and uniforms of their type units and openly let it be known that they were special ops, Rangers, SEALs, Green Berets etc, they weren’t allowed to do that.
For a very good, but low keyed movie (the kind I like) try the movie that does a good job of following the book “Bravo two zero”.
The Telegraph’s headline should have acknowledged your guys as well. Anyway: this is great news.
No, I read everything before the 1980s, but nothing since (no particular reason for it), is that book good?.
They are an absolute blank spot for almost all of us.
What’s with the last paragraph in the article ?
Bravo for the SAS
Now, if only our men did not have to risk their lives to save naive idealistic white europeans (and Americans) who insert themselves into “charity work” and “vactions” in remote hellholes like Afghanistan and Somalia, where they are practically begging to be kidnapped
A strong leader and very capable soldiers...
Good job SAS blokes.
Obama will be on the news this am....taking credit. /s
SASsy Boys...Get’n It Done Since ‘41!
BZ to All Hands!
Now, if only our men did not have to risk their lives to save naive idealistic white europeans (and Americans) who insert themselves into charity work and vactions in remote hellholes like Afghanistan and Somalia, where they are practically begging to be kidnapped
11 posted on 3 June, 2012 8:00:15 AM ADT by silver leaf
Well said Silverleaf. This borders on criminal negligence. The one rescued should have to pay for the cost of the rescue operation.
You can scratch the sarcasm tag as Team Obama already have.
Earlier this morning on Fox and Friends (about 5:15am CDT) it was reported that Seal Team 6 carried off the rescue. No mention of the SAS at all. That could only come from a White House (cough) 'leak'. So Barry's already getting ready to take bows on tonight's evening news. Or through his lackeys on today's D.C. talk shows.
That 'man' has no shame at all, he's a friggen psychotic.
Pay attention, IDF.
Pay attention, IDF.
Congrats on a job well done Two Two!
Quite true, and these kidnap victims likely despise the military and govt. as well.
Just saw a reenactment of a combined SAS/SEAL mission of years back on the Military Channel yesterday. Individually, they are THE best in the world. Combined, they are super men.
When does the Queen step out to grab all the glory?
Right after she gets done listening to all the speeches on the iPod 0 gave her.
While echoing everyones praise of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan, the assorted aid workers - medics, missionaries, agriculturalists and engineers are the real frontline. They are there because they are the ones who give the lie to the Talibans accusations of western crusaders and western cruelty and oppression and neo-colonialism. Thats why the Taliban go out of their way to kill or kidnap them. They are scared of our military ok, but they are REALLY scared of our aid workers, because they are the ones who have the ability to drag the country out of the sixth century. Once ordinary Afghans get used to thinking and doing for themselves, thats the end for the Islamists. And they know it.
Yes I agree. They should have.
Now that is a classic!
And stiffing the Brits completely, whose operation it was.
When his tenure of office is over, we ought to airlift him to St. Helena for his retirement. And give the Brits the keys.