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SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack helicopter commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert nightmare

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack helicopter commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert nightmare in war-torn Libya Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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SAS troops last night staged a dramatic evacuation of 150 civilian workers from the Libyan desert.

The Special Forces soldiers landed in two C130 Hercules military transport aircraft on a landing strip near remote oilfields south of the eastern port of Benghazi.

The SAS men – known as ‘blades’ because of their role at the sharp end of the mission – had flown from Malta’s Valletta airport, where, in meticulous detail, they planned the rescue of the stranded workers, many of
them British.

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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At last the UK oil workers have been rescued by the boys in black,although controversie will follow quickly on it's heals as an unconfirmed report states David Cameron allegedly said border guards plus others had been bribed. Time will tell if the ConDemnation will try to get any political gain from this.

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Its nice to see the british forces being alowed to do their job for once (protect british citizens) as apposed to being sent to invade other countries.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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reply to post by monkofmimir
 


We have not invaded anyone for years, protect, re-enforce, give aid, never invade. But I suppose opinions vary, my truth is not your truth etc.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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I have viewed the footage of the rescued workers and having taken a look at them, it's certainly good to have
M.I. 6 agents back from the frontline.

Welcome back fellas.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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reply to post by Cobaltic1978
 


Could be they are, they are still UK citizens though.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by Swanseadog
reply to post by monkofmimir
 


We have not invaded anyone for years, protect, re-enforce, give aid, never invade. But I suppose opinions vary, my truth is not your truth etc.


"give aid" lol

aka

turn a profit by rebuilding a destroyed country



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Well that’s 150 down (~50 Germans), but there are still hundreds of others out in the desert. “Blade” wouldn't have anything to do with “Sabre Squadrons” would it? Bloody Mail.


Although anyone with a brain could assume what was happening due to various announcements in the past week (not least by the Foreign Secretary), there is shocking detail in this article and others like it and there will be a lot of faces in palms I imagine. Secrecy has gone down the pan in a big way, the Maltese Government even confirmed yesterday that UKSF are hanging around in one of their hotels!

The UK Government want a distraction I guess, I wonder if they will pose for a photo op with David Cameron complete with respirators, medals and Gaddafi’s severed head - "Slow response? Shut up mate I sent them in, it was all me."



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Way to go SAS!

Talk about some tough hombres, they personify tough.


I wish Obama would get off his butt and do something.
edit on 26-2-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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good job they dint send the americans to save them that 150 would be about 6 alive and 144 in coffins lol ( no offence intended
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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by birdyat101
good job they dint send the americans to save them that 150 would be about 6 alive and 144 in coffins lol ( no offence intended
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I think the Navy Seals, Delta and Marine Recon are a little busy hunting right now but anyone of them is equal to your SAS so relax the Air Force has the PJs they could send it to recover them and thats what they are pros at, Rescue is what they do and yet they are trained as tough as Seals.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by Swanseadog
reply to post by monkofmimir
 


We have not invaded anyone for years, protect, re-enforce, give aid, never invade. But I suppose opinions vary, my truth is not your truth etc.


Lol ...what is this, joke forum ?
Afghanistan , Iraq recently and hundreds of countries in last 200 years
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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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well we all know what happend to the last rescue usa made to recover a brit




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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Rescued them from what.


They were in no real danger and just needed transportation.

No one in libya has threatened foreign workers.
Everyone is too busy trying to get rid of there goofy leader.


This is just feel good propaganda.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Lets not fight on here.

SAS, Royal Marines, Seals, Rangers, US Marine Recon - whatever.

I'd feel real damned good seeing any of those guys and girls coming for my ass in a tight situation.


They are the best.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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So the tales the workers are reporting are just lies then?




Alan Burnett, a surveyor, said: "We went through a horrific time. Our camp was raided by a marauding gang. If it wasn't nailed down they were taking it, laptops, whatever.

"You couldn't argue with five or six people with machetes. I'm not going to criticise the government, they may have been late but the response when it happened was excellent."

Paul Ellis, an engineer, said the camp that he lived on "was just ransacked and anything of any value was just taken, like laptops and phones. I was quite lucky they didn't take mine.

"One night groups of young Libyans came with knives.

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Great job Op! Thankyou for sharing this with us. Does anybody out there want to chip in a few bucks, so we can buy movie rights? Flagged (JK) ...'bout the flag




p.s. kidding about (jk) "the flag"



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by vermonster

Originally posted by Swanseadog
reply to post by monkofmimir
 


We have not invaded anyone for years, protect, re-enforce, give aid, never invade. But I suppose opinions vary, my truth is not your truth etc.


"give aid" lol

aka

turn a profit by rebuilding a destroyed country


What's wrong with that? You act like turning a profit is bad...
edit on 26-2-2011 by HunkaHunka because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
reply to post by Swanseadog
 


Way to go SAS!

Talk about some tough hombres, they personify tough.


I wish Obama would get off his butt and do something.
edit on 26-2-2011 by mydarkpassenger because: (no reason given)

Obama is, you hear about it after its passed though



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
Lets not fight on here.

SAS, Royal Marines, Seals, Rangers, US Marine Recon - whatever.

I'd feel real damned good seeing any of those guys and girls coming for my ass in a tight situation.


They are the best.


The moment I saw them, I'd know I was safe, no matter what country they were from. The toughest people God ever made protecting you has got to be the best feeling ever. I salute the special forces from all countries. I bet those Britons were happy as hell to see the SAS arrive! Again, way to go UK!!!



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