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  • Net closes on 'Jihadi John' as London pair probed

    08/21/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (Great Britain) ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans, Nicola Harley and Claire Duffin
    NHS doctor from East London may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley. An NHS doctor from east London who was previously accused of kidnapping Western journalists in Syria may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley, intelligence sources have disclosed. Shajul Islam was arrested and charged with kidnapping a British journalist, John Cantlie, in 2012 but was released after his trial collapsed when Mr Cantlie was unable to give evidence. He had always protested his innocence, saying he went to Syria to use his medical skills to treat victims of the...
  • SAS joins mission to save refugees

    08/14/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-14-2014 | Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor and James Rush
    A dramatic international rescue mission of thousands of trapped refugees in northern Iraq was ‘far less likely’ this morning after the Government revealed huge numbers had already escaped across the border to Syria. David Cameron, returning from holiday 24 hours early to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Downing Street, yesterday revealed Britain was working on ‘detailed plans’ to airlift up to 30,000 desperate Yazidis cornered by Islamic State extremists on Mount Sinjar. But the International Development Secretary Justine Greening confirmed this morning that American surveillance had revealed fewer people were left on the mountain than first feared. But she...
  • Kenyan Mall Massacre Off duty SAS soldier with handgun saves 100 lives

    09/23/2013 6:03:51 PM PDT · by exbrit · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/23/13 | David Bentley, David Williams
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  • Revealed: The Battle of Shah Wali Kot ("One does not simply 'win' a Victoria Cross")

    05/09/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 10th May 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    "It was tense, hot and arduous ... it was kill or be killed." For sniper team leader Sergeant Garry Robinson - a veteran on his third deployment to Afghanistan - it was the most intense fighting he had experienced. The commandos were surrounded by more than 100 Taliban fighters and were pinned down by withering rocket propelled grenade and machinegun fire at one of the enemy's most secure fortresses in southern Afghanistan, the village of Chenartu in Shah Wali Kot. The rate of fire raking the dangerously exposed Diggers shocked even the most hardened soldiers in their ranks. ..... The...
  • Revealed:The SAS secret mission to kill in Iraq BEFORE MPs voted to invade

    02/23/2013 5:34:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:05 EST, 23 February 2013| UPDATED:18:59 EST, 23 February 2013 | Mark Nicol
    The SAS were already fighting in Iraq on the eve of the Commons vote Soldiers were there to prevent a chemical weapons attack on Israel The SAS were involved in fierce fighting inside Iraq the day before the crucial Commons vote in 2003 that approved military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today. As the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War approaches, we have uncovered a trove of documents about the secret mission, including accounts of senior Special Forces personnel. Told here for the first time, this is the story of Operation...
  • Jailed SAS Sniper Walks Free

    11/29/2012 9:59:25 AM PST · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29th November 2012 | Sky News
    'Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has walked free from court after his sentence was suspended following a successful appeal. Sergeant Nightingale was given 18 months military detention earlier this month after he admitted illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition. Now judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London said his sentence would be cut to 12 months and suspended. They said he could be released immediately.'
  • SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero

    11/14/2012 7:51:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Sam Marsden
    SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero David Cameron has been urged to intervene to secure the release of a former SAS sniper who was jailed for possessing a pistol given to him as a present by Iraqi soldiers he trained. By Sam Marsden 2:46PM GMT 14 Nov 2012 Four high-profile British special forces veterans have written to the Prime Minister appealing for help to overturn a “monstrous miscarriage of justice” in the case of Sergeant Danny Nightingale. They compared his treatment by the judicial system to that given to Abu Qatada, the extremist cleric...
  • How Al Qaeda executioners were captured by SAS using Bisto granules

    06/17/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th June 2012 | Mark Nicol and Ian Gallagher
    'They killed with apparent impunity, effortlessly dodging capture by the world’s deadliest special forces. Nothing, it seemed, could stop Al Qaeda’s two top Iraqi terrorists as they orchestrated a campaign of high-profile kidnappings, car bombings and executions in Baghdad and beyond. At the height of their reign, one of them, Maher Ahmed Mahmoud az-Zubeidi, better known by his alias Abu Rami, was believed to have been responsible for the murders of 200 people each month. Yet perhaps even more ferocious was his charismatic co-leader, Abu Uthman, whose exploits in two battles in Fallujah earned him the nickname Abu Nimr –...
  • SAS free all four hostages in daring Afghanistan raid

    06/02/2012 11:27:00 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06/03/2012
    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...
  • SAS Heroes: Last Stand In Oman

    04/28/2012 3:44:39 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies
    This is a YouTube video I came across. During the 1970s, the Sultanate of Oman was threatened by Communist guerillas of the PFLOAG (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf), and the UK sent SAS soldiers to help the government. On July 19, 1972, a SAS squad was stationed outside the town of Mirbat, in Dhofar province. They came under attack by several hundred Adoo (Communists), and they had to hold the line until support could arrive. Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxmtbMFGSXo&feature=autoplay&list=PL5FFDDFA750F39D0A&lf=results_main&playnext=4
  • Hostages in Nigeria killed before rescue attempt

    03/08/2012 12:53:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A Briton and Italian held hostage for 10 months in northern Nigeria died Thursday, apparently killed by their captors before they could be rescued, the British prime minister said. Nigerian security forces, with support from Britain, launched an operation Thursday to free British citizen Chris McManus and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, Prime Minister David Cameron said. But the effort did not succeed.
  • SAS target Taliban using Royal Navy submarine technology

    01/02/2012 7:37:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph, UK ^ | 02 Jan 2012 | Thomas Harding
    SAS target Taliban using Royal Navy submarine technology The SAS is targetting Taliban insurgents and Afghan smugglers in the Helmand desert using Royal Navy technology designed to hunt down Soviet submarines, it can be disclosed. The Daily Telegraph has been allowed access to operations along supply routes that involve radar technology traditionally used to spot periscopes breaking the surface and missiles skimming across wave tops. Using a sack-like device with which helicopters carry the radar equipment, the Sea King airborne surveillance and control (Skasac) can spot camel trains, pickup trucks and insurgents on foot dozens of miles away. The Navy...
  • The SAS secret hidden since World War II

    09/25/2011 3:19:58 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th September 2011 | Denise Winterman
    'A secret World War II diary of the British special forces unit, the SAS, has been kept hidden since it was created in 1946. Now it's being published for the first time to mark the 70th anniversary of the regiment. The BBC has exclusive access to the remarkable piece of history. It was 1946; World War II was over and so was the Special Air Service, better known as the SAS. Set up in 1941 by David Stirling, a lieutenant in the Scots Guards at the time, it had changed the way wars were fought, dispensing with standard military tactics...
  • Iran embassy SAS commander John McAleese dies

    08/28/2011 5:51:13 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 AUGUST 2011 | BBC
    Ex-SAS soldier John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the 1980 siege at Iran's embassy in London, has died. Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Foreign Office said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14697819
  • Libya: SAS leads hunt for Gaddafi

    08/24/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9:19PM BST 24 Aug 2011 | Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner and Damien McElroy in Tripoli
    British special forces are on the ground in Libya helping to spearhead the hunt for Col Muammar Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. As a £1 million bounty was placed on Gaddafi’s head, soldiers from 22 SAS Regiment began guiding rebel soldiers after being ordered in by David Cameron. For the first time, defence sources have confirmed that the SAS has been in Libya for several weeks, and played a key role in co-ordinating the fall of Tripoli. With the majority of the capital now in rebel hands, the SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothing and...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • SAS capture haul of Iranian rockets destined for Taleban in Helmand

    03/09/2011 6:50:38 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 10 March 2011 | Jerome Starkey
    British Special Forces have intercepted a convoy of Iranian weapons destined for Taleban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Commanders fear the rockets - smuggled across the border on three pick-up trucks - represent a stark escalation in Tehran's support for the insurgents, at a time when record levels of United States and Nato forces are struggling to reverse a rising tide of Taleban violence. General David Petraeus, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, briefed Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai on details of the haul yesterday, which included 48 122mm rockets and about 1,000 rounds of Kalashnikov ammunition. One truck...
  • Libya: SAS mission that began and ended in error(plea for release aired on Libyan TV)

    03/06/2011 6:24:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 03/06/11 | James Kirkup, Nick Meo and Caroline Gammell
    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 diplomat’s 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...
  • Libyan rebels seize British SAS troops-Sunday Times

    03/05/2011 10:11:55 PM PST · by Doofer · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2011 | Stefano Ambrogi
    Libyan rebels have captured a British special forces unit in the east of the country after a secret diplomatic mission to make contact with opposition leaders backfired, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The team, understood to number up to eight SAS soldiers, were intercepted as they escorted a junior diplomat through rebel-held territory, the newspaper said. The Foreign Office said in a brief statement it could neither "confirm or deny" the report. Earlier on Saturday the Geneva-based Human Rights Solidarity group, which employs a number of Libyan exiles, told Reuters by telephone that a team of "eight special forces personnel" had...
  • SAS unit, diplomat 'held' by Libya rebels

    03/05/2011 10:33:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    AFP ^ | 03/06/11
    SAS unit, diplomat 'held' by Libya rebels LONDON (AFP) – A Special Air Service (SAS) unit and a junior diplomat were being held by rebels in eastern Libya following a bungled mission to put the envoy in touch with them, The Sunday Times said. The broadsheet, citing sources, said the SAS unit, thought to be up to eight men, were captured along with the diplomat they were escorting through the rebel-held east. "We can neither confirm nor deny the report," a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "We neither confirm nor deny the story and...
  • British Soldiers Reportedly Captured by Libyan Rebels During Secret Mission

    03/05/2011 5:30:44 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Fox New ^ | 3-15-11 | Unknown
    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.
  • Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised....

    03/04/2011 11:22:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/05/11 | Tim Shipman
    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...
  • SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack helicopter commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert(Libya)

    02/26/2011 3:43:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    SAS troops last night staged a dramatic evacuation of 150 civilian workers from the Libyan desert. The Special Forces soldiers landed in two C130 Hercules military transport aircraft on a landing strip near remote oilfields south of the eastern port of Benghazi. The SAS men – known as ‘blades’ because of their role at the sharp end of the mission – had flown from Malta’s Valletta airport, where, in meticulous detail, they planned the rescue of the stranded workers, many of them British.
  • Libya: British forces rescue 150 civilians from desert (Good Show!)

    02/26/2011 11:43:34 AM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2011 | Alastair Jamieson
    Two RAF Hercules aircraft were involved in the operation, which involved the SAS and forces from Special Boat Service. Both planes have landed in Malta, the Ministry of Defence confirmed, while HMS Cumberland is on her way back to Benghazi to evacuate anyone else left in the chaos-stricken country. Britain has also evacuated its diplomatic staff and suspended the operations of the British embassy in Tripoli. Workers departed on the last Government-chartered flight, which took off for Gatwick carrying 53 British nationals on Saturday afternoon. Liam Fox, the defence secretary, said: "I can confirm that two RAF C130 Hercules aircraft...
  • SAS poised to rescue British oil workers stranded in Libyan desert ( as many as 500 stranded )

    02/25/2011 12:50:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 25 February 2011 20.22 GMT | Richard Norton-Taylor and Matthew Taylor
    Estimated 150 Britons still trapped in remote areas as armed forces on standby in Malta plan to extricate them SAS troops, with a unit of paras in support, are poised to help an estimated 150 British oil company workers stranded in isolated parts of the Libyan desert.They were believed to be on standby in Malta ready to extricate the British nationals as the frigate HMS Cumberland prepared to arrive at the Mediterranean island with 200 Britons on board. The frigate HMS York was ordered to head east for the Libyan coast, though the captain had not yet been instructed with...
  • SAS commander quits Army amid claims defence cuts have hit morale

    11/27/2010 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Sean Rayment
    Friends of the colonel, who cannot be named for security reasons, said he had grown increasingly despondent with service life following the cuts imposed on the military by the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is understood that two highly respected Brigadiers, one of whom also served with the Special Forces, are considering their positions. Senior officers have warned that many more high calibre officers are expected to resign in the coming months especially if the Continuity of Education Allowance--which pays for a proportion of boarding school fees for service families--is cut.
  • Stig was SAS hero (Racing driver for UK TV's Top Gear taught 'escape & evade' driving to SAS Troops)

    09/01/2010 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 35 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE, Defence Editor, LEIGH HOLMWOOD, Deputy TV Editor, and RYAN SABEY
    EXCLUSIVE Stig was SAS Hero  RACING driver Ben Collins, unmasked yesterday as Top Gear mystery man The Stig, is a former member of the SAS. Ben trained SAS heroes in daring "escape and evade" driving skills while serving with the regiment, The Sun can reveal.     No more mystery nice guy ... Ben Collins aka The Stig   Millions of viewers have seen the race ace coaching celebrities on how to achieve the fastest time around a TV circuit in Top Gear's reasonably-priced car. But sources close to the special forces unit - motto Who Dares Wins - last night...
  • Quarter of senior Taliban killed by SAS in 'kill or capture' targeting (on an industrial scale?)

    09/01/2010 9:13:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09/01/10 | Thomas Harding and Ben Farmer
    Quarter of senior Taliban killed by SAS in 'kill or capture' targeting The Taliban in Helmand are being killed by the SAS on an "industrial scale" with a quarter of senior commanders killed since spring, leading to a dramatic drop in British casualties. By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent, and Ben Farmer in Kabul Published: 6:00AM BST 01 Sep 2010 More than 65 senior insurgent commanders or bomb-makers have been "removed from the battlefield" by SAS troopers, leading to significant disruption of the insurgency. While senior British officers are cautious at overplaying the success The latest casualty figures for August show...
  • Just Revealed - UK Govt to SAS "Do not try to rescue colleagues":SAS reply "Pound Sand!"

    05/06/2010 8:02:06 AM PDT · by sussex · 9 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Aged P. com ^ | 06/05/10 | The Aged P
    With the troops all ready to hit the ground running word suddenly came down the line from the UK government in London – no rescue must be attempted as it would give the lie to Whitehall’s claims that Basra was under control. The men had to be sacrificed to save the face of the politicians. The reaction was swift and stark – the SAS ignored London and rescued their colleagues with clinical precision.
  • Britain sends counter-terrorist forces to Yemen

    01/03/2010 12:35:27 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 519+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/3/2010 | Sean Rayment
    Britain has dispatched a special counter-terrorist unit to Yemen as the mountainous Arab state emerges as the new frontline in the war against al-Qaeda. The force is training Yemeni military and will assist in planning operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group which claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day attack on a US airliner. The disclosure comes as Western security analysts warn that the failed underwear bomb plot will serve as a test run for future overseas attacks by an increasingly sophisticated outfit still honing its terror techniques. "The bomber was inexperienced, dispensable and an unknown quantity," said...
  • Australia's left-wing socialist-feminist Governor General actually impresses a Freeper

    11/13/2009 6:32:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 970+ views
    14th November 2009 | vanity
    I can't find an online news story on this or I would post it. Back in January, Australia awarded its first Victoria Cross - Australia and the Commonwealth of Nation's as a whole, highest award for valour in the face of the enemy - to Trooper Mark Donaldson of the Special Air Service. He was decorated by Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of Australia, appointed by the Queen on the advice of Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and the first woman to hold the role as Australia's de facto Head of State as the Queen's representative. She...
  • SAS Letter to U.S. Army Garrison, Alaska

    11/08/2009 12:12:08 PM PST · by basil · 26 replies · 1,169+ views
    http://www.SecondAmendmentSisters.org ^ | November 7, 2009 | Angela Briggs, Second Amendment Sisters
    Alaska Chapter Coordinator Second Amendment Sisters, Inc 900 R.R. 620 A., Suite C-101, Box 228 Lakeway, Texas 787347 November 2009 Commander U.S. Army Garrison Alaska 724 Postal Service Loop # 6000 Fort Richardson Alaska 99505-6000 Dear Colonel Timothy Prior, My name is Angela Briggs and I am the Alaska State Coordinator for the Second Amendment Sisters, a women’s advocacy group dedicated to preserving the basic human right to self defense as recognized by the Second Amendment. I am writing to you to inform you of a recent incident and matter of post policy that is of a most serious nature....
  • Report: British special forces train Libyan troops

    09/12/2009 9:43:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 602+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/09 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – Some of Britain's most elite soldiers have been training Libyan forces in counterterrorism and surveillance for the past six months, a newspaper said Saturday. The Daily Telegraph said a contingent of between four and 14 men from the Special Air Service, or SAS, were working with Col. Moammar Gadhafi's soldiers in Libya, a country once notorious for its support of terrorism. The paper cited an unidentified SAS source as saying that the training was seen as part of the deal to release Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, whose return to Libya last month outraged Americans and raised questions...
  • SAS trains Libyan troops

    09/11/2009 5:04:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:35PM BST 11 Sep 2009 | Thomas Harding
    For the past six months Britain’s elite troops have been schooling soldiers working for Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, which for years provided Republican terrorists with the Semtex explosive, machine-guns and anti-aircraft missiles used against British troops during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Sources within the SAS have expressed distaste at the agreement, which they believe could be connected to the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Britain’s relationship with Libya has been under the spotlight since Abdelbaset al Megrahi was freed from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds last month after being diagnosed as suffering from terminal prostate cancer and given...
  • Kevin Rudd steps in over SAS pay

    02/24/2009 7:44:53 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 461+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 25, 2009 | Patrick Walters
    KEVIN Rudd has been forced to directly intervene in a damaging defence force pay issue involving SAS soldiers who have been made to repay tens of thousands of dollars in special allowances the Defence Department deemed they were not qualified for. Up to 49 soldiers in the elite Special Air Service regiment (SAS) are being forced to repay as much as $50,000 in some cases, after being told they did not have the formal trade qualifications to continue being paid higher allowances. One highly qualified SAS signaller has had his pay slashed from $112,800 a year to $66,000 and has...
  • SAS to take on Taleban 'decapitation' mission after leaving Iraq

    12/13/2008 11:50:07 AM PST · by Mercia · 13 replies · 927+ views
    The Times ^ | December 13, 2008 | Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    Two SAS squadrons are to switch from Iraq to Afghanistan next year to mount one of the biggest covert operations for decades against the Taleban leadership and opium smugglers, who help to fund insurgents. They plan to mount a combined operation with the Special Boat Service (SBS), the Royal Marines’ equivalent of the Army’s elite regiment, which is leading covert missions in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The SAS served with distinction in Afghanistan during the early years of the campaign from 2001. It became involved in highly unusual formation assaults on the Taleban and al-Qaeda terrorists, and also in...
  • Special forces land crushing blow on Taliban in Afghanistan-(SAS Australia)

    12/11/2008 8:27:24 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 1,155+ views
    the Australian ^ | December 11, 2008 | Mark Dodd |
    AUSTRALIAN special forces operating deep inside Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan have inflicted critical damage to the insurgent's senior leadership severely restricting their ability to launch offensive action, the army's head of special operations said today.
  • 'Shock and agony': Dangerous airlift rescue for injured explorer Bear Grylls after Antarctic fall

    12/06/2008 3:24:21 PM PST · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,897+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06 Dec 2008 | Laura Collins
    Daredevil SAS man-turned-explorer Bear Grylls was being airlifted to South Africa last night after being badly injured filming a TV documentary in Antarctica. The 34-year-old adventurer broke his shoulder in a life-threatening fall and was said to be in ‘shock and agony’ from a serious fracture which left the bone protruding from his body. The accident happened at 11pm British time on Friday, and Bear’s insurance company arranged for his evacuation by air ambulance for urgent medical treatment, at an estimated cost of £60,000. Daredevil: Bear Grylls broke his shoulder Bear was injured during the making of his latest daredevil...
  • SAS commander quits in equipment row

    11/01/2008 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 440+ views
    ui ^ | 11/1/08 | itn
    Major Sebastian Morley is understood to be disgusted over the deaths of four his soldiers who were killed when their lightly armoured Snatch Land Rover hit a landmine in Helmand province earlier this year. Defence sources insisted that his departure was for "purely personal reasons". However, it is understood that he was unhappy at the continued use of the Snatch, despite its obvious vulnerability.
  • Lashed to vehicle in Afghanistan, wounded SAS soldier fought on_(SAS pay cuts)

    10/22/2008 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 760+ views
    news ^ | October 23, 2008 12:20am | Ian McPhedran
    DESPITE being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS soldier lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting. The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award. Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle's bull bar and radiator.
  • SAS kill hundreds of terrorists in 'secret war' against al-Qaeda in Iraq

    08/30/2008 8:08:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 281+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2008
    More than 3,500 insurgents have been "taken off the streets of Baghdad" by the elite British force in a series of audacious "Black Ops" over the past two years. It is understood that while the majority of the terrorists were captured, several hundred, who were mainly members of the organisation known as "al-Qa'eda in Iraq" have been killed by the SAS. The SAS is part of a highly secretive unit called "Task Force Black" which also includes Delta Force, the US equivalent of the SAS. The prime targets have been those intent on joining the wave of suicide car bombers...
  • SAS kill hundreds of terrorists in 'secret war' against al-Qaeda in Iraq

    08/30/2008 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 39 replies · 2,859+ views
    Daily Telegraph (London) ^ | Aug 31, 2008 | Sean Rayment
    Hundreds of terrorists have been killed by the SAS waging a "secret war" against al-Qaeda in Iraq, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. More than 3,500 insurgents have been "taken off the streets of Baghdad" by the elite British force in a series of audacious "Black Ops" over the past two years.
  • Secret work of SAS in Iraq exposed

    08/11/2008 8:08:09 PM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 11 replies · 282+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Aug 11, 2008 | Thomas Harding
    The secret work of SAS troops battling Al Qa'eda terrorists in Iraq has been exposed by the American commander in the country. British special forces had played an "immense" role in taking out terrorist bomb-making cells and insurgent leaders over the last five years, said Gen David Petraeus. In one incident the SAS blended into the heavy Baghdad traffic by hiring a pink pick-up truck and removing their military clothing to capture a terrorist, the general said.
  • 'SAS Soldier' Killed In Iraq Firefight (Brits in Iraq)

    03/26/2008 11:46:03 AM PDT · by uksupport1 · 5 replies · 329+ views
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 26/03/08 | Sky News Webite (UK)
    A British soldier killed in Iraq was an SAS trooper fighting in Baghdad, Sky sources understand. The Ministry of Defence have confirmed a soldier died as a result of wounds sustained during an Iraq firefight, but have not confirmed the exact location.
  • New movies for my Pro-RKBA, libertarian, and patriotic friends

    02/25/2008 5:26:49 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 10 replies · 219+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 25, 2008 | J. Neil Schulman
    Often enough I hear my pro-RKBA, libertarian, and conservative/patriot friends complaining that Hollywood doesn't make movies for us and that the movies they do make are hostile to our core values.Here's your chance to turn that tide by supporting some new movies made by friends who do share our values.First up is the new comedy Witless Protection, starring Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy, and Yaphet Kotto, released this past weekend by LionsGate. (This is the same studio that is producing Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.) The writer/director of Witless Protection is Charles Carner, a friend I met through our...
  • Former SAS man condemns British role in torture tactics

    02/25/2008 5:47:18 PM PST · by MadJack · 34 replies · 196+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 26 February 2008 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture, a former SAS soldier said yesterday. Ben Griffin said individuals detained by SAS troops in a joint UK-US special forces taskforce had ended up in interrogation centres in Iraq, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, and in Afghanistan, as well as Guantánamo Bay. (BREAK) He said he had not himself witnessed torture or mistreatment. But he added: "I have no doubt in my mind that non-combatants I personally detained were handed over to the Americans and subsequently tortured."
  • Ex-SAS soldier: 'Britain knew about US torture'

    02/25/2008 3:11:44 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 11 replies · 158+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 2/25/08 | David Byers
    A former SAS soldier claimed today that the British secret service had been operating in a covert joint squad with the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 and that UK operatives knew detainees were being tortured by the Americans. Ben Griffin, 29, who left the military at the beginning of last year, said British political leaders knew about what went on in the taskforce and were therefore complicit in the "illegal" tactics being used by US troops. He called for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to face trial for breaking international law.
  • DC Gun Ban hearing--Join Second Amendment Sisters March 18 in Washington, DC

    02/22/2008 10:24:55 AM PST · by 2A_Martian · 11 replies · 532+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters, Inc. ^ | 2-22-2008 | 2amartian
    March 18 @ SCOTUS Building in Washington DC -- join Second Amendment Sisters in supporting Heller's right to keep and bear arms!
  • Disarming the Most Vulnerable - Second Amendment Sisters File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case...

    02/20/2008 2:31:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 166+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 2/15/2008 | Genie Jennings
    Second Amendment Sisters File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case 'Washington, D.C. v. Heller'Second Amendment Sisters, through Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc. (http://www.southeasternlegal.org), has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court hearing of Washington, D.C. v. Heller. "Advocating on behalf of women, the elderly and the physically disabled, the amici herein argue the actions of the District of Columbia have harmed the members of society most physically vulnerable to criminal attack." "When the government strips the individual right from these groups' members, evidence shows that they, more than others, are vulnerable to predators because they are perceived to be weak."...
  • AARP Letter to SAS Member (Second Amendment Sisters)

    02/20/2008 3:42:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 253+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters ^ | April 26, 2001 | John Rother
    To read the oversized graphic in a new window click here.For a printable copy in Adobe Acrobat click here.