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SAS free all four hostages in daring Afghanistan raid
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06/03/2012

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 Johnston’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; commandos; gwot; hostages; rescue; sas; seals; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 06/02/2012 11:27:20 PM PDT by rdl6989
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2 posted on 06/02/2012 11:38:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: rdl6989

So it was a combined operation, SAS and Seals?
Storming a cave, successfully, amazing op.
Oooorah!


3 posted on 06/03/2012 12:00:18 AM PDT 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: rdl6989

Stiff upper lip lads


4 posted on 06/03/2012 12:29:52 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_Two_Zero


5 posted on 06/03/2012 12:35:39 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
Ever read The Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth?
6 posted on 06/03/2012 12:48:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: rdl6989

The Telegraph’s headline should have acknowledged your guys as well. Anyway: this is great news.


7 posted on 06/03/2012 12:58:29 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, I read everything before the 1980s, but nothing since (no particular reason for it), is that book good?.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 1:09:33 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: tet68
By the way, if anyone can give us a quick teaser on cave operations, please do.

They are an absolute blank spot for almost all of us.

9 posted on 06/03/2012 1:14:01 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: rdl6989

What’s with the last paragraph in the article ?


10 posted on 06/03/2012 1:27:51 AM PDT by onona (So long Doc Watson, you were an inspiration.)
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To: rdl6989

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


11 posted on 06/03/2012 4:00:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He warned that anyone who took British citizens hostage faced “a swift and brutal end”.

A strong leader and very capable soldiers...

Good job SAS blokes.

12 posted on 06/03/2012 4:22:07 AM PDT by Principled
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To: rdl6989

Obama will be on the news this am....taking credit. /s


13 posted on 06/03/2012 4:23:23 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: silverleaf

SASsy Boys...Get’n It Done Since ‘41!
BZ to All Hands!


14 posted on 06/03/2012 5:31:50 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: silverleaf

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.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 5:36:48 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: BubbaJunebug; rdl6989
*** Obama will be on the news this am....taking credit. /s ***

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.

16 posted on 06/03/2012 6:01:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: rdl6989

Pay attention, IDF.


17 posted on 06/03/2012 6:14:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rdl6989

Pay attention, IDF.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rdl6989

Congrats on a job well done Two Two!


19 posted on 06/03/2012 6:19:32 AM PDT by Toadman (To piss off a conservative, tell a lie. To piss off a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: silverleaf

Quite true, and these kidnap victims likely despise the military and govt. as well.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: rdl6989

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.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: Condor51

When does the Queen step out to grab all the glory?


22 posted on 06/03/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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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.

23 posted on 06/03/2012 10:18:26 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: littleharbour; silverleaf
I can only respond by repeating a statement I made on a related thread re this rescue operation. Its something to think on.

While echoing everyone’s 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 Taliban’s accusations of western “crusaders” and western cruelty and oppression and “neo-colonialism”. That’s 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, that’s the end for the Islamists. And they know it.

24 posted on 06/03/2012 1:52:31 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: agere_contra

Yes I agree. They should have.


25 posted on 06/03/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Repeat Offender

Now that is a classic!


26 posted on 06/03/2012 3:04:39 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Condor51
So Barry's already getting ready to take bows on tonight's evening news.

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.

27 posted on 06/04/2012 5:22:25 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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