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Originally posted by Syrian Sister
BTW, why would there be a picture of the safe house anyway ? for what purpose ?
To prove that there was infact a safe house and a "daring heroic rescue", the brits and UK love that Saving private ryan crap.
You've posted one which shows nothing to do with explosives.
That is still disputed isn't it.
[edit on 22-9-2005 by Syrian Sister]
Who said ANYTHING about a daring, heroic rescue? It was stated that they were found at a safehouse, after the Britsh went to the jail to get them. They went to the jail because the police were ordered by the government to hand them over. When they got there, the soldiers weren't there.
"the British say they rescued the soldiers in a nearby private home in the custody of Shiite militias."
"six tanks were used to smash down the wall in a daring rescue operation."
1. "They were told the British were going to be on a mission looking for them.'
"2. The British soldiers did something to give themselves away. "
"3. Someone recognized one of them and tipped them off.
4. Someone recognized the vehicle they were in as having been on the British base.
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
That would be plausable if these where normal soldiers, but what your saying is that the resistance has infiltrated the SAS !
Originally posted by Nygdan
Ah. THought that you were saying they operate like delta, with rangers running cover.
This is an intersting point tho, if i was running an army and wanted false flag operations, maybe it would be most likely to have some sort of unit in reserve to prevent their capture.
I'll agree that it could go down like this, but is it the case? What's the UKer normal procedure when running counter-insurgency operation like this? As in ireland and elsewhere? I mean, its unusual to the point of refutation that they'd operate in such a small group/cell? I'm not familiar enough to judge either way. But then they would have a two man group collecting intelligence? Than again, they might mean little more than monitoring with feild glasses.
*lobs it up*
Who? Never heard of them?.....
[edit on 21-9-2005 by Nygdan]
Originally posted by Luxifero
This seems too contrived, and the plausability that the SAS informed an already suspect police force of thier intentions to work under the shadows in Basra seems highly illogical. To what end would they allow thier highly trained and expensive soldiers to be caught?
Originally posted by stumason
I find it so funny, that when the insurgents strike [..]all you doo-gooders are quick to say nothing.
British soldiers are actually making an effort here to stop the insurgents infiltrating the police
I just don't get were you people are coming from!
And his mehdi army have
But some Iraqi officials give a different version of events. Baqir Solagh Jabr, Iraq's interior minister, said the two captured SAS soldiers had not, in fact, been handed over to militants. British commanders had acted on "a rumour" when they ordered the storming of a police station, the minister said.
I am SICK of hearing people bad mouthing them - especially OUR OWN people.
The Geneva Conventions pertain to two countries at war. Which the UK and Iraq are not
The two SRS (not SAS) troopers were part of an Operation to uncover corruption and infiltration into the IPS by the insurgency.
Its not as if they were dropped into a sovereign country which did not allow our soldiers to be there
You are ignoring some glaring differences between what constitutes a spy and what these guys were doing.
You could be the best spy in the world and have a bad day, and something incredibly stupid happen and get caught.
but that particular night he just happened to walk over and look down right at one of the SAS troopers
These YOUNG Soldiers of the mehdi army are giving blood to the people of Fallujah, during the first siege.
Special Reconnaissance Regiment
dont say that the Shiites and Sunni or Kurds have been united. before Islam there were tribes
I stil beleive that Sadr is more intersted in having a powerful hand in a republic tho than ousting the coalition.
Al-Sadr's supporters were reported to be involved in an attack on a group of students in Basra who were having a picnic in a park. Several of the students were killed. Senior al-Sadr loyalists said that they had a duty to stop the students' "dancing, sexy dress and corruption." One, Sheik Ahmed al-Basri, said "We beat them because we are authorised by Allah to do so and that is our duty."  One of the students described what happened: "They started shouting at us that we were immoral, that we were meeting boys and girls together and playing music and that this was against Islam. They began shooting in the air and people screamed. Then, with one order, they began beating us with their sticks and rifle butts."