SAS team arrested in Libya

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    SAS team captured in Benghazi - BBC
     
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    send in the Black Watch!!! ;)
     
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    That won't be necessary, Trajan. They've been released.
     
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    there ya go, the threat alone...;) Who dares, Wins....
     
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    I hope they don't catch our Special Forces in Libya, it won't be pretty.
     
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    I skeptical. Yeah, someone was arrested. Yeah, they had bags with ammunition, rifles, etc. But it will take a lot more to convince me that these were SAS.
     
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    The British government has in some way (not completely) conceded that six of the eight man team are members of the SAS, Toome. Although we may never know.

    Recent reports are claiming that this wasn't some sort of offensive operation, and that the men that were arrested were the protection detail for a group of British diplomats that had been dispatched to Libya, for so-far undisclosed reasons. Although this is strange in that British diplomatic envoys are usually protected by MoD police, not members of the SAS.
     
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    There's some things in this picture that don't add up. That's not normally a Spec Ops mission for us, either, (we'd normally use DoS security, or Marines) and what they were supposedly carrying doesn't fit with a diplomatic protection detail either. The other odd thing is that they were apparently arrested by rebel forces. This appears to have been designed to look like something it's not.
     
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    Its always sad when the Military Elite of what once was a respected global power are captured by camal jockys.:(

    Perhaps the SAS should limit their affairs to beating-up Irish Catholic School Children.
     
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    I think embarrassing is a more accurate description, Samson.

    Aside from that. The SAS has never, as far as I'm aware, been tasked with "beating-up Irish catholic school children". But it gives me great pleasure to recall that they beat-up, tortured and killed numerous IRA operatives. Saying that, I wonder how many school children suffered as a result of the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam (a war in which an excessively arrogant aggressor was monstrously thrashed by a smaller opponent)...
     
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