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  • Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers

    08/11/2017 5:05:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2 August 2017 | HATTY COLLIER
    Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers 'Boba Fett' helmet has target acquisition, air conditioning and repels flames and bullets HATTY COLLIER Wednesday 2 August 2017 10:03 The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet can withstand bullets from an AK47, fire and bomb shrapnel Devtac The SAS is trialling a Star Wars-style helmet that detects enemies and repels flames and bullets. Troops have nicknamed the equipment the “Boba Fett” helmet after the Star Wars bounty hunter, who wore a similar-looking piece of gear in the hit films. The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic...
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience (BO's outsourcing)

    10/15/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity...
  • It’s Time to Terrorize the Terrorists

    05/24/2017 10:36:00 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 24, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    ISIS murders young girls and teenagers in Manchester and Prime Minister Theresa May can’t even say radical Islam, but instead refers to the fact that the terrorists will never win. They’re winning Prime Minister…Right now, as you mumble on camera. The tangos are terrorizing a society that is obsessed with identity politics, political correctness, tolerance and diversity. The tangos are terrorizing a society which has no clue on how to defeat evil and which believes that preaching kindness will pay peace dividends. It won’t. It never has. The maniacs and the monsters never go away just by shutting your eyes...
  • Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away(.408)

    05/22/2017 5:41:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | thomas lifeson
    Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes 3 seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed. With one shot! But an unnamed British SAS Special Forces sniper is reported to have done just that. The UK Daily Star has the story: The long-range shot took place almost two weeks ago as part of a counter-sniper operation during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out...
  • Swedish woman shocked at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves

    04/27/2017 5:59:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies ^ | 27 April 2017 11:34 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position. Aye Alhassani, 23, had completed several tests and a group interview before she was invited to an individual interview for the position with the airline. It was during the interview that she was informed SAS has a uniform policy banning the wearing of religious symbols. “At first they were cautious, and I don’t think the interviewer wanted to be straight about it. But eventually, it was clarified that...
  • SAS sniper racks up 100th ISIS kill during battle for Mosul

    12/04/2016 7:22:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    AN SAS sniper has picked off his 100th Islamic State militant during fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The impressive tally makes him one of the most successful snipers in the British armed forces. His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists. . . . Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the...
  • Brit soldier kills ISIS fanatic with axe

    10/17/2016 11:38:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | OCT. 16, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    A member of the elite British SAS reportedly killed an ISIS militant with an axe after his gun jammed. British press reports say the joint U.S.-U.K. operation’s mission was to free the death cult’s sex slaves. The mission was a success and some of the would-be jihadi brides were little more than children, The U.K. Sun reports. But one of the Brit commando’s gun jammed on him as one extremist raced towards him. The brave Brit grabbed a nearby axe and slammed it against the fanatic’s head, killing him. “Members of ISIS had been in the area for a few...
  • SAS sniper hero 'killed an ISIS terror leader who was about to incinerate hostages [tr]

    09/11/2016 5:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2016 | Alexander Robertson
    A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him. The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m. The bullet hit the flame thrower's fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.
  • Head shot: SAS sniper kills ISIS decapitation boss with single bullet to the head - TomoNews

    09/10/2016 11:54:30 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 45 replies
    Tomo News ^ | 16-Feb 15 2016 | TomoNews US
    ISIS decapitating instructor loses head to SAS sniper.
  • British SAS attack ISIS in Burkas!

    09/01/2016 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 18 replies
    LINKEDIN ^ | Jun 16, 2016 | Scott BernsteinScott Bernstein
    Note the date, this is an older article, however, I did a search and did not get any hits so I thought others would enjoy this as well. British SAS attack ISIS in Burkas! Here's an ISIS story that will make your day! This is one time you will actually appreciate how useful the burka can be! British special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the ISIS' de facto capital Raqqa and take down their terrorist commander, news reports. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves hundreds of lives by killing ISIS suicide bomber with just one shot

    08/01/2016 4:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Express-UK ^ | August 1, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    The expert shooter took out the bomber moments after he put on a suicide vest packed with hundreds of steel ball-bearings ready for a deadly attack. In one precise shot from 800m away, the sniper fired through a window to put a bullet through the terrorist's vest causing an explosion. The bomber, his accomplice and two bomb makers were killed in the blast which sprayed the inside of a bomb making factory in Iraq with shrapnel. . . . "The sniper fired and less than a second later the vest detonated. The blast blew the roof off the house and...
  • SAS soldier takes out 3 Isis jihadists 'armed only with Gurkha knife' in Fallujah

    07/05/2016 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | William Watkinson
    A Special Air Service (SAS) soldier armed with just a Gurkha knife reportedly stabbed to death three Islamic State (Isis) jihadists who attempted to capture him in Fallujah. SAS soldiers are believed to be fighting Daesh (Isis) in Iraq and in Libya, advising counterparts and occasionally taking part in combat. The SAS has been operating in Iraq for years, assassinating high-level jihadis and assisting forces fighting Isis. Earlier in June, an SAS sniper stopped two men from carrying out a car bomb attack with only one bullet, according to reports. The Daily Star reported that a soldier was caught in...
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesn’t end there. The bullet passed through the driver’s head and also hit his accomplice in the neck — an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • Message from "Basil"'s family (Basil has passed 7/22)

    05/07/2016 12:03:13 PM PDT · by pesto · 188 replies
    Dear Freepers Basil, suffered a stroke in early January. It left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak. She's got very limited speech and her mental faculties are diminished. She spent many weeks in a therapeutic hospital but when it became apparent that her condition wouldn't improve, our family decided she'd be much happier at home. Hopefully we can minimize her suffering and keep her comfortable. Please pray for her, and Mr. Basil who is an amazing care giver and hasn't left her side.

    01/19/2016 7:08:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BRAVE SAS heroes dressed up in BURKAS to carry out a daring raid on the Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters in Syria which led to an evil jihadi leader being vaporised. Fearless special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the terrorists’ de facto capital Raqqa and take down the terrorist commander. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening fire on the stunned militants, who had no time to hide from the hail of bullets. The group posed as the wives of ISIS chiefs by covering themselves from...
  • ... 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya (US also)

    01/04/2016 11:40:51 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 47 replies
    Mail Online ^ | UPDATED: 14:20 EST, 4 January 2016 | SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
    Full Title: SAS to spearhead operation involving 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya British special forces to lead offensive by 6,000 U.S. and European soldiers SAS will advise Libyan commanders on key tactics to control the battlefield ISIS has seized several oil fields and is targeting biggest refinery in region British special forces have been sent to Libya in a bid to halt the advance of the Islamic State, it has been reported. SAS troops are understood to be preparing for an offensive involving 1,000 British soldiers to wrest back...
  • ... 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya (US also)

    01/04/2016 11:40:39 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Mail Online ^ | UPDATED: 14:20 EST, 4 January 2016 | SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
    Hillary Clinton Shuts Down Heckler Trying to Question Her About Bill's Alleged Sexual Misconduct: 'You Are Very Rude'. Hillary Clinton had no time for a Republican state representative who heckled her about former President Bill Clinton's sex scandals during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Sunday. After Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, a GOP state representative from Rockingham, repeatedly interrupted the Democratic front-runner in an attempt to question her about her husband's alleged sexual misconduct, Hillary finally fired back, "You are very rude, and I'm not going to ever call on you," drawing a huge round of applause from the...
  • British SAS sniper in Iraq kills five ISIS jihadis with just THREE bullets

    12/14/2015 5:42:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/2015 | By EMMA GLANFIELD
    An SAS sniper was able to stop a group of jihadis launching a suicide bomb attack by killing the terrorists with just three bullets in a dramatic shoot-out in an ISIS-held part of Iraq. The marksman, who joined the SAS a decade ago, potentially saved the lives of hundreds of innocent people by firing three well-aimed shots at the jihadists as they left a bomb factory near Mosul. The sniper was given the go-ahead after the men were spotted leaving the bomb factory wearing heavy coats in hot weather -- a sign they were trying to hide their suicide vests....
  • SAS sniper kills FIVE ISIS suicide bombers with just THREE bullets

    12/13/2015 8:56:45 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | Sam Webb
    An SAS sniper took out five ISIS jihadis with just three rounds before they were able to launch a sickening suicide bomb attack. The SAS veteran fired a trio of well-placed bullets from 800 metres away, taking them out as they left a bomb factory near Mosul, an ISIS stronghold in Iraq. He opened fire after they were seen leaving in heavy coats in hot weather - a sign they were concealing explosive vests.
  • Scandinavian Airlines Halts Flight to Israel

    10/19/2015 10:18:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/20/15 | Reut Hadar
    Scandinavian Airlines announces it will stop flying to Tel Aviv as of March, cites political instability. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced on Monday it would be stopping its flights to Israel, citing “political instability” as being behind the decision. In addition to flights to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, the airline also announced it would no longer include Moscow and Ankara among its destinations either. Flights from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv will cease in March of 2016, the airline announced, a little more than three years after Scandinavian Airlines launched its flight to Israel. "The route to Tel Aviv...