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Rant SAS training Libyans

Discussion in 'All Non Military Discussion' started by John A Silkstone, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    The SAS has been training Libyan special forces despite Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime having supplied arms to the IRA, it has been reported.

    SAS sources told the newspaper they are unhappy with the arrangement, which they believe could be connected to the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi last month.

    They are also angry at being ordered to train soldiers from a country that provided the IRA with weapons used against British troops during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

    An SAS source said: "A small SAS training team have been doing it for the last six months as part of this cosy deal with the Libyans.

    "From our perspective we cannot see it as part of anything else other than the Megrahi deal."

    Another SAS soldier said: "The IRA was our greatest adversary - now we are training their backers. There was a weary rolling of the eyes when we were told about this."

    Robin Horsfall, a former SAS soldier who took part in the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 and fought the IRA in Northern Ireland, said: "There is a long list of British soldiers who have died because of Gaddafi funding terrorists.

    "The SAS is being ordered to do something it knows is morally wrong."

    The Ministry of Defence does not comment on special forces activities.

    It is obvious that these men are not happy with this training.

  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Quite feckin right not to be too :mad:rbo;:eek:
  3. MacAdder

    MacAdder Mi Private MI.Net Member

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    I suppose the Pan Am Flight 103 didn't happen. If it did the Lockerbie Bombing killed all 243 passengers and 16 crew members. Eleven people in Lockerbie, southern Scotland, were also killed.
  4. GunBunnyInaMAB

    GunBunnyInaMAB Mi Lieutenant MI.Net Member

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    How Ironic... The CIA taught the Taliban and Osama Bin Laudin how to fight the invading then Soviet Army. Now it seems that Great Britain couldn't learn from the U.S.'s BLUNDER, and is bent on repeating the same thing, at the cost of future young soldiers and innocent civilians.

    Way to go, you imperial morons!!!!

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