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  • N Ireland SAS hero looks back (contrasts fighting IRA with war against Islamofascists)

    07/31/2007 10:41:41 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 2,377+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | August 1, 2007
    N Ireland SAS hero looks back  The Falls Road then ... In the summer of 1969, a young soldier warily patrols the troubled area of Belfast - the start of the Army's 38-year operation     August 01, 2007       SAS hero Andy McNab learnt his Army trade on the streets of Northern Ireland. During the 1970s it was one of the most dangerous places in the world.Today British troops officially pull out of Northern Ireland after 38 years.Operation Banner was the longest-running continuous campaign in Army history, with 300,000 soldiers serving and 763 killed by paramilitary terrorists.Here, as...
  • Secret SAS mission to Somalia uncovers British terror cells

    06/25/2007 5:27:47 AM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 June 2007 | Jason Lewis
    Terrorist sleeper cells said to be planning attacks in the UK have been unmasked after the bodies of Britons killed in US bombing raids in Somalia were identified by a top-secret SAS mission. The four British men were among an estimated 400 people killed in a series of American air raids on Al Qaeda training camps in the war-torn East African state in January. In March, British and US special-forces troops were secretly sent back into the region to take DNA samples from the exhumed remains of more than 50 of those killed during the attacks. The joint SAS and...
  • Black Hawk's engines screaming, pilots swearing (video of Australian blackhawk crash)

    06/19/2007 4:21:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies · 2,193+ views
    The Australian ^ | 20th June 2007 | James Madden
    BLACK Hawk 221 was hovering only metres above the deck of HMAS Kanimbla, a few seconds from landing, when it became clear something was wrong. * Video: Black Hawk crash The helicopter's engines began screaming, its rotors seemed to droop, and the pilots were heard to swear. "It was either 'Oh shit' or 'Oh f..k, then I heard them start talking to each other really quickly and I could tell they were trying to sort it out," one of the Black Hawk's crew yesterday told the board of inquiry into last November's crash off Fiji, which claimed the lives of...
  • SAS On Alert To Rescue Baghdad Britons

    05/29/2007 7:15:43 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 710+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-30-2007 | Harry de Quetteville - Nick Britten
    SAS on alert to rescue Baghdad Britons By Harry de Quetteville Damien McElroy and Nick Britten Last Updated: 2:21am BST 30/05/2007 The SAS was on standby to mount a rescue mission in Baghdad last night after five Britons were kidnapped in Baghdad in a raid by suspected Shia militants. Iraqi police security check motorists close to the finance ministry's information section in Baghdad Dozens of gunmen and vehicles apparently belonging to a paramilitary unit of the Iraqi interior ministry took part in an operation to snatch hostages from a government building in the heart of the Iraqi capital. The exact...
  • Special forces leave for Afghanistan

    05/18/2007 12:53:30 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 295+ views ^ | 18th May 2007
    MEMBERS of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) have set off for operations in Afghanistan. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson and Opposition defence spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon wished the soldiers every success for a dangerous mission in a function at Perth's Campbell Barracks, home of the SASR. About 300 personnel will deploy to Afghanistan following the government's decision to increase the troop commitment with the addition of a special forces task group. That will comprise elements of the SASR, Commando Battalion, Incident Response Regiment and other support elements. "Australia's Special Forces have, through recent deployments, developed a wealth of experience and useful...
  • Kanimbla chopper victim finally laid to rest (SAS Trooper is buried - with help from US Navy)

    03/22/2007 2:39:53 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 236+ views
    The Australian ^ | 23rd March 2007 | James Madden
    THOSE who knew Joshua Porter say he was a loving husband, son and brother. Those same people said he would also have been a wonderful father, but tragically his unborn child will never get the chance to know him. Almost four months after Trooper Porter was killed when the Black Hawk helicopter in which he was flying plunged to the bottom of the Pacific, hundreds of mourners - including his widow, Carinna, who is pregnant with the couple's first child - gathered yesterday to farewell him in his home town of Toukley on the NSW central coast. Trooper Porter, 28,...
  • SAS Team 'Sent To Rescue Kidnapped Britons'

    03/05/2007 10:21:44 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 847+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-5-2007 | David Blair - Dagnachew Teklu
    <p>An SAS team has been sent to Africa to rescue five Britons kidnapped in Ethiopia should diplomatic efforts fail to secure their release, according to reports.</p> <p>Sixty soldiers have already arrived in neighbouring Dijibouti, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported this morning. The Ministry of Defence has refused to comment.</p>
  • SAS Disguise With Use Of Bisto (Camoflauge Gravy!)

    02/11/2007 6:19:36 PM PST · by Loyalist · 10 replies · 773+ views
    The Sun ^ | February 10, 2007 | Virginia Wheeler
    SAS soldiers who ran out of camouflage cream have been on secret missions — smeared in GRAVY. Our elite troops found the meat sauce worked as a skin-darkener after one soldier spilt it on his arm in the mess room. They have nabbed 100 suspected insurgents during raids in the Iraq capital of Baghdad this month — while smelling like roast dinners. Bisto granules are now used regularly instead of MoD-issued Fast Tan. An SAS source said: “Surveillance is very difficult in Iraq. We go to great lengths to change our appearance. “We use cream to darken our face, dye...
  • Helicopter rescue bid for [UK] Marine [Amazing tale of US/UK derring-do]

    01/18/2007 8:21:12 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 4 replies · 570+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/17/2007 | N/A
    Helicopter rescue bid for Marine L/Cpl Mathew Ford was killed in action on Monday The Royal Marine killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday was the subject of a dramatic rescue attempt by his colleagues, the MoD has revealed.L/Cpl Mathew Ford, of 45 Commando Royal Marines, died during an attack on a Taleban fort in the Helmand province. When his colleagues regrouped and found he was missing, they flew back. Four strapped themselves to two Apache helicopters which landed inside and outside the fort's wall. But they discovered he was already dead. UK Task Force spokesman, Lt Col Rory...
  • SAS seizes Taliban leader in secret war

    01/17/2007 6:16:02 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 1,022+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/18/07 | Tom Coghlan
    A team of SAS soldiers captured a key Taliban commander yesterday in a lightning raid on a heavily-fortified compound in southern Afghanistan. Without a shot being fired, the force of fewer than 30 elite soldiers, backed by Afghan troops, achieved "total surprise" and seized Mohammad Nabi in the early hours of the morning near Gereshk, in Helmand province. Nabi is believed to be a key commander in the Taliban insurgency in the neighbouring province of Kandahar. The compound, which had been under observation by Nato forces for around two weeks, was typical of the heavily-fortified homes favoured by the Pashtun...
  • SAS hunts fleeing Al-Qaeda Africans

    01/14/2007 9:25:00 AM PST · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 1,666+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | January 14, 2007 | Hala Jaber and Michael Smith
    AN SAS team is hunting down Al-Qaeda terror suspects as they try to flee war-torn Somalia after the crushing defeat of the country’s Islamist forces last week.The suspects are trapped between invading Ethiopian troops — assisted by US special forces and American mercenaries — and the Kenyan army and SAS troops who are acting as “training advisers” but have been leading operations along the border, providing a “screen” to trap terrorists. Somalia’s interim government yesterday claimed the last stronghold of the Islamic movement had been captured with the fall of Ras Kamboni, a coastal area less than two miles from...
  • 70-year-old ex-SAS soldier dares to tackle four muggers and wins

    10/24/2006 8:31:40 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 58 replies · 2,260+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th October 2006 | Daily Mail
    A 70-year-old former British soldier who fought guerillas in Aden and Triad gangs in Hong Kong showed four muggers how it doesn't pay to mess with the SAS. Douglas O'Dell is past retirement age but the moves he learned as a volunteer in Britain's toughest regiment half-a-century ago stood him in good stead when he was ambushed near his home in Bielefeld, Germany, by four local toughs. The former Provost Sergeant put paid to the danger on the street like he once took out bandits in hotspots across the globe. THWACK! The first mistake came when one of the teenagers...
  • Special forces wage war by stealth

    10/13/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 558+ views
    The Australian ^ | 14th October 2006 | Greg Sheridan
    A SMALL team of about 20 Australian Special Air Service soldiers has been helping track down Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah terrorists in the southern Philippines. The soldiers have been notionally in joint patrols with Filipino military personnel but in truth the Australians are leading the efforts they are involved with. For the past couple of months a spasmodically ferocious effort has been waged in Mindanao, in particular on the island of Jolo, to eradicate the ASG, an al-Qa'ida affiliated terror group of extreme violence and cruelty. The SAS campaign is the nearest the Australian special forces have come to...
  • It's time to salute our Special Forces

    09/27/2006 11:05:19 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 341+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28th September 2006 | Greg Sheridan
    AUSTRALIANS should welcome home the Special Forces soldiers from Afghanistan with gratitude and admiration for the job they did there. Major-General Mike Hindmarsh, the Special Forces commander, has revealed a good deal of what the SAS did in Afghanistan: and it’s clear that they were among the most effective coalition soldiers deployed in the inhospitable former home of the Taliban. The allegation, once again aired on the ABC, that the SAS had needlessly killed civilians is utterly baseless and contemptuous. The allegation is made by the Taliban, which ranks with Al-Qa’ida, the nazis and the communists as one of the...
  • Second Amendment Sisters: As Goes the Second Amendment, So Goes the First

    09/17/2006 1:33:18 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 19 replies · 730+ views
    Second Amendment Sisters ^ | 9/17/2006 | Genie Jennings
    ========================================= NEWS FROM THE SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS 900 RR 620 S, Suite C-101, Box 228 Lakeway, TX 78734 Toll-free: 877-271-6216 World Wide Web: ========================================= FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ========================================= For additional information: Genie Jennings, Spokesperson E-Mail: ========================================= Second Amendment Sisters: As Goes the Second Amendment, So Goes the First LAKEWAY, TX. For decades Constitution-defenders have been warning that the Second Amendment provides the protection for all other amendments in the Bill of Rights; that it provides the ultimate protection of the Constitution of the United States, itself. Without the ability to forcibly defend ourselves and our way of life,...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • How to deploy the SAS (Secret military anti-terror file stolen, found in ditch)

    07/05/2006 10:33:15 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,442+ views
      EXCLUSIVE How to deploy the SAS At MoD ... Sun's Veronica with file     By TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor VERONICA LORRAINE and MIKE SULLIVAN A SECRET military file found in a roadside ditch reveals how SAS troops and bomb disposal experts would be deployed in the event of a terrorist blitz.The dynamite document — handed to us by the Sun reader who discovered it — tells how the elite forces would fly all over Britain in an emergency fleet of scrambled helicopters. It also:DETAILS how Cabinet ministers, top brass and intelligence chiefs meet to discuss national emergencies...
  • SAS men died in ambush after snatching four Taleban chiefs

    06/29/2006 12:09:16 PM PDT · by Dog · 36 replies · 2,126+ views
    timesonline ^ | June 29, 2006 | By Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    THE two special forces soldiers killed during an hour-long gunfight in southern Afghanistan were part of a daring raid on a Taleban stronghold in which four key commanders on the “Most Wanted” list were seized. The details of the “snatch” operation emerged as the next of kin were told of their deaths. The men’s names will not be released after a request from the families. The SAS, the Royal Marines’ Special Boat Service (SBS) and the newly formed Special Forces Support Group, consisting of troops from the 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, were all involved in the largest covert operation...
  • SAS troops killed in midnight ambush

    06/28/2006 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 656+ views
    times online ^ | June 28, 2006 | By Tim Albone in Kabul and Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    World News The Times June 28, 2006 SAS troops killed in midnight ambush By Tim Albone in Kabul and Michael Evans, Defence Editor TWO SAS soldiers were killed in a midnight ambush in southern Afghanistan during an hour-long firefight with the Taleban, which ended only after an RAF Harrier and an army Apache attack helicopter bombarded hostile positions. The battle erupted on Monday as an undercover unit of SAS soldiers was operating on the outskirts of Sangin in the northern part of Helmand province. The unit came under sustained fire, and as the special forces troops took up defensive positions,...
  • Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’

    06/24/2006 7:03:13 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 65 replies · 2,197+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 6/25/2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    The Sunday Times June 25, 2006 Murder wave hits US ‘exburbs’ Tony Allen-Mills, New York THERE were five teenagers in the car rolling quietly through the muggy night an hour before dawn in central New Orleans. By the time the police caught up with them last weekend, they were all dead — riddled with bullets in the worst outbreak of gun violence since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city last year. An apparent ambush by unknown gunmen in an area still recovering from Katrina’s flooding has delivered a sharp jolt to what many criminologists are describing as complacency about violent crime....
  • Memorials for Black Hawk tragedy

    06/11/2006 3:57:41 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 337+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11th June 2006 | Dave Donaghy
    LOW-key services in Townsville, Perth and East Timor tomorrow were to mark the 10th anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in Australian military history. Survivors of the 1996 Black Hawk helicopter collision – which killed 18 soldiers and air crew – will join families and other colleagues of the victims in remembering those who died on the High Range training course, near Townsville. The biggest remembrance ceremony will be held in Perth, where 60 family members have been flown at the defence force's expense. Fifteen of the 18 servicemen killed were members of the Special Air Service Regiment based...
  • MI6 helped nail Zarqawi

    06/09/2006 9:50:04 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 64 replies · 2,133+ views
    The Sun ^ | June 9, 2006 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
    BRITISH spies played a pivotal role in helping to nail al Zarqawi, The Sun can reveal.MI6 officers helped identify the whereabouts of the al- Qaeda general and his henchmen before the US air strike. And the SAS were involved in a series of “smash and grab” raids to seize his aides nearby. Senior sources confirmed last night that MI6 had worked for weeks with US and Jordanian counterparts. They helped pinpoint al Zarqawi and his team in their safe houses — leading directly to the bombing mission. A source said: “The intelligence services and special forces have been working with...
  • Newspaper carrier shoots, wounds youth trying to rob him

    05/11/2006 11:59:24 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 2,265+ views
    Pilot online ^ | May 11 2006 | MATTHEW ROY
    NORFOLK — A Virginian-Pilot carrier who was delivering newspapers early today shot and wounded one of two youths who tried to rob him, police said. Police planned to charge the youths, who were in custody. Their ages and identities were not released. The injured youth was hospitalized under guard, according to Cpl. Ollan Burruss, police spokesman. His wounds were not considered life-threatening. Police said the shooting happened around 2:52 a.m. in the vicinity of the 3500 block of Chesapeake Blvd. The carrier, who is an independent contractor and not an employee of the newspaper, had just started his route when...
  • Wounded SAS man home for treatment

    05/06/2006 3:56:23 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 142+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 7th May 2006 | Patrick Walters
    AN Australian special forces soldier wounded in a clash with Taliban forces late last month has returned to Australia for further medical treatment. The soldier, serving with the Perth-based SAS regiment, underwent surgery at a coalition military base in Afghanistan before being evacuated to Australia. He is the fourth Australian soldier to be wounded in action in Afghanistan since the SAS deployed to Afghanistan late last year. The gunshot wound was not life-threatening and the soldier is expected to return to active service. An Afghan national army soldier operating with the Australian patrol was also wounded during the contact and...
  • SAS Man Bolsters Britain's New FBI

    04/03/2006 6:46:42 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 299+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-4-2006 | Thomas Harding - John Steele
    SAS man bolsters Britain's new FBI By Thomas Harding and John Steele (Filed: 04/04/2006) A former SAS chief has been drafted in to "get a grip" of the new Serious Organised Crime Agency after tensions are said to have arisen in the merging of investigators from bodies including the police and Customs. Lt Gen Sir Cedric Delves, one of the most distinguished SAS commanders, will oversee intelligence operations by Soca and will give it access to the expertise of undercover surveillance teams at SAS headquarters in Hereford. The Home Office has called on other military figures, including dozens of colonels...
  • SAS moved at dawn as prisoner cracked

    03/23/2006 7:20:10 PM PST · by 1066AD · 25 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/24/2006 | Oliver Poole
    SAS moved at dawn as prisoner cracked By Oliver Poole in Basra (Filed: 24/03/2006) When it received confirmation of where Norman Kember was being held, the SAS's Black unit, the specialist hostage release team stationed near the British embassy in the Baghdad Green Zone, was already in full kit and ready to move. The team is under orders to keep men on full alert at all times. But the previous evening's arrest of an Iraqi believed to know the whereabouts of the three peace activists meant they had already joined the Americans and Canadians who would help conduct the operation....
  • Women Getting Trigger Happy

    03/20/2006 1:02:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 233 replies · 5,380+ views
    ABC News Internet Ventures ^ | March 19, 2006 | NA
    Women Getting Trigger Happy More Women Are Buying and Using Guns March 19, 2006 — - More women, from soccer moms to professionals like the ones at the Blue Ridge Arsenal gun range in Chantilly, Va., are packing heat for sport, self-empowerment and protection. "I am a short, chubby housewife," said Jaque Blundell of Arlington, Va. "I'm not as scared of the bad guys, because the guns are my great equalizer." The gun industry is catering to women with everything from more girly guns and apparel to all-female hunting trips and free ladies nights at the range. It's clear...
  • SAS Soldier Quits Army In Disgust At 'Illegal' American Tactics In Iraq

    03/11/2006 5:43:21 PM PST · by blam · 227 replies · 5,114+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2006 | Sean Raymet
    SAS soldier quits Army in disgust at 'illegal' American tactics in Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 12/03/2006) An SAS soldier has refused to fight in Iraq and has left the Army over the "illegal" tactics of United States troops and the policies of coalition forces. After three months in Baghdad, Ben Griffin told his commander that he was no longer prepared to fight alongside American forces. Ben Griffin told commanders that he thought the Iraq war was illegal He said he had witnessed "dozens of illegal acts" by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as "untermenschen" -...
  • Two Burn to Death After Shootout in Iraq [Reportedly Brit citizens]

    03/06/2006 1:53:14 PM PST · by aculeus · 10 replies · 852+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | March 6, 2006 | By ABBAS FAYADH, Associated Press Writer
    Two men were burned to death in their car after a shootout with Iraqi police in this southern city Monday, and security officials said the victims were British citizens. In London, a Foreign Office spokesman said he was aware of unsubstantiated reports of an incident involving non-Arabs. A third person in the car, also believed to be a British citizen, was wounded and rushed away by police, said police Capt. Mushtaq Kadhim. Two Iraqi policemen and two civilians also were wounded in the shooting, he said. Britain's Ministry of Defense said it was aware of reports of an incident in...
  • Nagin, New Orleans Still Violate Gun Rights

    03/02/2006 6:59:12 AM PST · by paulcissa · 5 replies · 511+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 1, 2006 | NewsMax
    The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and National Rifle Association (NRA) have filed a motion in federal court to have both New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley held in contempt. Their frustration stems from the continued failure of Nagin and Riley to comply with a federal injunction issued last September to halt illegal gun confiscations following Hurricane Katrina and return all seized firearms to their owners. SAF Founder Alan Gottlieb said the motion was made only after attorneys had exhausted all attempts to communicate and cooperate with the defendants, who have essentially ignored the federal court order....
  • UPDATED: Women Tell Lawmakers They Want the Right to Protect Themselves with a Concealed Firearm

    02/17/2006 10:18:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 772+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 2/17/2006 | Malia Zimmerman
    Hawaii ReporterFreedom to Report Real News UPDATED: Women Tell Lawmakers They Want the Right to Protect Themselves with a Concealed FirearmSenate Judiciary Committee Considers Open Carry Bill at 9 a.m. Friday; Meanwhile the Intergovernmental Affairs and Judiciary Committees Killed Two Bills Late Thursday That Would Allow Concealed Carry and Protection of Second Amendment Rights in a Disaster; Bill to Force State Attorney General to Implement Federal Law Allowing Retired Police Officers the Right to Concealed Carry Passes Senate CommitteeBy Malia Zimmerman, 2/17/2006 5:45:25 AM Editor's update: The Senate Intergovernmental Affairs Committee deferred two Senate bills late Thursday that would grant...
  • Blair Mayne to be denied the VC

    01/20/2006 3:26:34 PM PST · by Tyche · 3 replies · 1,460+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Michael McHugh
    The Government has ruled out honouring Ulster Second World War hero Blair Mayne despite intense pressure from campaigners. Admirers of the Newtownards man are pressing for him to be awarded the Victoria Cross for his service during the 1940s. A founding member of what became the SAS, the Lt-Col was one of the most decorated soldiers in the Second World War, winning four Distinguished Service Orders (DSOs), the Legion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre but the highest accolade eluded him. Known as Paddy, he was killed in a car accident 50 years ago and the anniversary has sparked renewed...
  • The Amazing SAS: the inside story of Australia's special forces

    12/21/2005 11:08:59 PM PST · by Dundee · 5 replies · 510+ views ^ | Ian McPhedran
    Here is some extracts from 'The Amazing SAS: the inside story of Australia's special forces' by Ian McPhedran. It is an outstanding book that details the men and the events of the Aussie SAS in the War on Terror and Iraq. The blue uniforms stood out in stark contrast to the khaki summer kit worn by the diggers. On the parade ground on a crisp June day at SAS headquarters at Swanbourne near Perth, the flamboyant US Air Force (USAF) dress rig brought a touch of Uncle Sam to a very Australian parade. The 1 SAS Squadron was on parade...
  • Wife grieves after losing her second SAS husband (excellent read)

    12/05/2005 6:18:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 1,106+ views
    Adelaide Advertiser ^ | 5th December 2005 | Gemma Jones
    WHEN Warrant Officer David Nary of the elite Special Air Service was killed in the Middle East no one felt the pain or loss more than his widow, Naomi, and family in Sydney. For Naomi Nary, 39, the dedicated career soldier was husband, best friend and family protector. With his death, she became an army widow for the second time. Mrs Nary, however, wants the emphasis to be on her soldier husband who told his children he was going to a war zone to protect others. She wants Australians to know his sons David, 15, Alex, 12, and Joshua, 7,...
  • Snipers' head shots had to kill terrorists simultaneously to prevent explosions

    11/20/2005 4:07:59 PM PST · by Tinman73 · 26 replies · 2,439+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Tinman73
    Early on a warm summer morning, a few hours before traffic began to fill the streets, a 16-man SAS patrol took up ambush positions around a Baghdad house, writes Sean Rayment.
  • Simultaneous headshots stop 3 suicide bombers

    11/20/2005 6:39:09 AM PST · by veronica · 134 replies · 7,651+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20/11/2005
    Early on a warm summer morning, a few hours before traffic began to fill the streets, a 16-man SAS patrol took up ambush positions around a Baghdad house, writes Sean Rayment. The soldiers had been told that the house was a being used as a base by insurgents - and up to three suicide bombers were expected to leave it later that morning. Dressed in explosive vests, they were fully equipped to hit a number of locations around the city. The bombers' targets were thought to be cafes and restaurants frequented by members of the Iraqi security forces. The intelligence...
  • Revealed: SAS mission to kill a Baghdad suicide squad

    11/19/2005 4:37:51 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 37 replies · 2,678+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Nov 20 2005 | Sean Rayment
    The SAS killed three suicide bombers in Baghdad as part of an undercover, shoot-to-kill operation in Iraq, it can be revealed. A 16-man unit of the SAS, acting on intelligence obtained by an Iraqi agent working for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), shot dead the would-be bombers in a combined SAS and American operation in July this year. Details of the mission codenamed Operation Marlborough have remained secret until now - primarily because it was launched in the same week that a Metropolitan Police firearms unit in London shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician, in the...
  • Tribute honours Iraq war casualty

    11/11/2005 3:35:14 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 175+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12th November 2005 | Paige Taylor
    NINE SAS colleagues of Warrant Officer David Nary carried his flag-draped coffin as his body was returned to his hometown of Perth. Warrant Officer Nary's four children, his parents and his widow Naomi, a former sergeant in the Australian Army, were at Perth's international airport when his body was brought home from the Middle East late on Thursday night. His SAS mates formed a military bearer party around the coffin, while a condolence note bearing the SAS logo in a local newspaper described him as "a great comrade". A funeral service will be held next week. Warrant Officer Nary -...
  • Local female attains honor as Appointed Shotgun Coach

    10/30/2005 11:30:15 PM PST · by tarawa · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Sturgis Journal ^ | 10/18/2005
    NASHVILLE — In late September, Leslie York was among a handful of women at the Tennessee Clay Target Complex in Nashville to become an NRA/USAS/CMP Appointed Shotgun Coaches. She became the state’s first female Appointed Shotgun Coach. York, from White Pigeon, is a staunch advocate of women in the shooting sports and the Michigan State Coordinator of the Second Amendment sisters, a national women’s advocacy group. She is also a Hunter Safety Instructor for the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources as well as a Shotgun Instructor in Women in the Outdoors events and 4-H Shotgun Instructor. In what...
  • John Stossel: Myths about guns are truly deadly

    10/23/2005 2:36:01 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 34 replies · 1,824+ views
    New Hampshire Sunday News ^ | October 23, 2005 | John Stossel
    GUNS are dangerous. But myths are dangerous, too. Myths about guns are very dangerous, because they lead to bad laws. And bad laws kill people. "Don't tell me this bill will not make a difference," said President Clinton, who signed the Brady Bill into law. Sorry. Even the federal government can't say it has made a difference. The Centers for Disease Control did an extensive review of various types of gun control: waiting periods, registration and licensing, and bans on certain firearms. It found that the idea that gun control laws have reduced violent crime is simply a myth.
  • British soldiers spied on Iraqi prison torturer: report

    10/16/2005 11:19:01 AM PDT · by Lessismore · 4 replies · 531+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 2005-10-16 | PTI
    London, Oct 16. (PTI): Two British soldiers detained by Iraq security forces last month had been spying on a senior police official who was allegedly abusing prisoners, a media report said here today. Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) had been staking out several members of the Iraqi police, who were suspected of torturing prisoners at the Jamiyat prison in Basra, The Sunday Telegraph said. The operation was ordered after the body of an Iraqi, who had been arrested by the police, was found on the outskirts of the city in April. An examination of the corpse showed that his skull,...
  • Basra - Top British military police investigator found dead at Iraq base

    10/16/2005 11:44:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 674+ views
    AFX news agency | October 16, 2005
    LONDON (AFX) - The British defence ministry said Sunday that its senior military police investigator in Iraq had been found dead the previous day at a a base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. The ministry named the officer as Captain Ken Masters. 'On Saturday 15 October 2005, the body of Captain Ken Masters was discovered in his accommodation in Waterloo Lines, Basra,' the ministry said in a statement. 'He had been responsible for the investigation of all in-theatre serious incidents, plus investigations conducted by the general police duties element of the theatre investigation group.' An inquiry into...
  • Scandanavian Airlines' (SAS) new "poster boy" is a gay porn star

    10/11/2005 2:52:50 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 39 replies · 2,896+ views
    Scanorama ^ | October 2005 | Rob Hincks
    For those of you who will be flying SAS in Europe this month, you might notice the cover article in the Scandanavian Airlines in-flight magazine being about gay porn star Fredrik Eklund. It shows the cover of the porn film's DVD and, for example, the following quote "A gorgeous Swede with a sexy accent and a big Swedish sausage in his long-legged jeans" Anyone wishing to express an opinion to SAS may contact the guilty parties: (editor-in-chief) (Senior Editor) (Senior Editor)
  • Suit challenging county gun ban can proceed

    10/01/2005 3:20:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 955+ views ^ | 10 1 05 | By Michelle Maitre
    Gun enthusiasts were handed a legal victory this week when a federal judge ruled they can argue that their free-speech rights are violated by an Alameda County ordinance that bans guns on county property. In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Martin J. Jenkins cleared the way for a new First Amendment challenge to the 1999 ordinance. County attorneys had asked the judge to dismiss the challenge, arguing that the gun ban is a public safety issue rather than a constitutional one, but Jenkins said the plaintiffs had sufficient grounds to continue with their lawsuit. "Plaintiffs have articulated...
  • SAS kill 10 rebels in Afghan firefights

    09/24/2005 5:29:06 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 499+ views
    Sun-Herald (Sydney) ^ | 25th September 2005 | Paul McGeough
    Australian forces in Afghanistan have emerged virtually unscathed from their first combat missions, announcing they had inflicted heavy losses on anti-Kabul forces who attacked them twice last week. An unnamed Australian soldier received a "superficial" wound. All returned to base safely, reporting that they had killed 10 and possibly "significantly more" of the enemy. Breaking from a round of meetings in Kabul yesterday, Defence Minister Robert Hill gave sketchy detail of two encounters by joint patrols of the Australian SAS and the Afghan National Army in an undisclosed part of the country. "In the last few days there were two...
  • SAS in Iraq monitoring infiltration from Iran-report

    09/25/2005 9:06:28 AM PDT · by Wiz · 25 replies · 716+ views
    LONDON - The two British special forces soldiers dramatically freed in an attack on an Iraqi police station this week were part of a team monitoring militant infiltration from Iran, the Sunday Times said. Citing an unnamed source, the newspaper said special forces troops had been based near the southern city of Basra for weeks tracking the suppliers of armour-piercing roadside bombs believed to have come over the nearby border with Iran. "Since the increase in attacks against UK forces two months ago, a 24-strong SAS team has been working out of Basra to provide a safety net to stop...
  • Dad backs arming journalists

    09/24/2005 5:01:57 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 798+ views ^ | 9 24 05 | Albert B. Lacanlale
    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — “It’s better to have a gun and not use it than to have none when you need it.” Within the guiding principle, San Fernando City Councilor Alex F. Patio is taking steps to promote responsible gun ownership, especially among media personalities. As a step, Patio will be opening on Saturday his first-ever shooting competition at the Maimpis Firing Range in Barangay Maimpis in the city dubbed as the “1st Councilor Alex F. Patio Cup”. Patio said the competition, which will be sanctioned by the Philippine Practical Shooters Association (PPSA), aims to show the public the...
  • Insurgents 'inside Iraqi police'

    09/20/2005 6:57:45 PM PDT · by injin · 7 replies · 570+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | Tuesday, 20 September 2005 | BBC News World Edition
    Iraq's National Security Adviser Muwafaq al-Rubaie has admitted the country's security forces have been infiltrated by insurgents. snip The Iraqi government has launched an inquiry into events surrounding the arrest of the British soldiers on Monday, both thought to be members of the SAS elite special forces. snip The British Army confirmed the troops had been handed over by police to a Shia militia group.
  • Military guns too accessible to public(MEGA barf alert 3-4 bags)

    09/20/2005 10:59:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 158 replies · 7,446+ views ^ | 9 19 05 | Adam Slingwein
    If I gave you $7,000 to spend on whatever you wanted, what would you buy? Seven thousand dollars may not be a huge sum of money, but it is still a significant chunk of change. I mean, you could buy a car, pay your room and board at EMU for the year, or have 70% of the buy-in for the World Series of Poker main event. The list is almost endless, but there is one item in particular that really struck me as surprising when I learned that my gift money could purchase it. It is the Barrett M82A1 sniper...
  • Insurgents Flee Iraq Town

    09/12/2005 12:09:15 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 19 replies · 1,424+ views
    CBS/AP) Fighting eased Sunday, the second day of a U.S. and Iraqi sweep through the militant stronghold of Tal Afar near the Syrian border, as insurgents melted into the countryside, many escaping through a tunnel network dug under an ancient northern city. Iraqi and U.S. military officials vowed to expand the offensive. The 8,500-strong Iraqi-U.S. force continued house-to-house searches, and military leaders said the assault would push all along the Syrian frontier and in the Euphrates River valley. Cities and towns along the fabled river are bastions of the insurgency, a collection of foreign fighters and disaffected Sunni Muslims, many...