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Eight SAS men in undercover mission are seized in Libya - by the rebel forces they went to help.

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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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Eight SAS men in undercover mission are seized in Libya - by the rebel forces they went to help Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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An eight-man SAS team was being held by Libyan rebel forces last night after being captured as they accompanied a junior British diplomat on an undercover mission which ended in embarrassment.

The elite troops had been escorting the diplomat through rebel-held territory in the east of Libya as he tried to make contact with opponents of Colonel Gaddafi.

The diplomat had intended to pave the way for a more senior British official to establish diplomatic relations with rebel forces.
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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It is understood the SAS incursion into rebel-held territory infuriated opposition politicians, one of whom told them to warn David Cameron’s Government that it should recognise the opposition as Libya’s legitimate leaders before attempting to open negotiations.

Sources admitted last night that there was huge embarrassment in Whitehall that the SAS mission had backfired.

But there was confidence that the SAS team and the diplomat would be released unharmed within 24 hours after the rebels had made their point. There were no plans last night for a second SAS team to be sent in to secure the release of their colleagues.


That was embarrassing. Should have contacted someone in the opposition before sending an SAS team and a diplomat to meet anyone. Otherwise they would be suspected of anything even by the rebels.

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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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Hmm, a tad embarressing but then, how were the UK supposed to know who to contact unless they sent a dude in to have a word. The rebels are disorganised at the moment, so it would make sense to get on the ground and see what's what. At least they'll know now who to speak too!

They're just lucky our guys were there to talk to them, otherwise I suspect there would be no rebels to take them prisoner. You don't capture all 8 men of an SAS team unless they allow you too.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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leave the revolution up to the people they need no govt help



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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Not surprised.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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Not surprised at what?

Care to elaborate?



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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hahaaaa its a complex issue...getting involved in someone elses revolution...

they thought the rebels would appreciate them...lol...naive...they shouldnt of been there.

the uk eu are doing a propaganda war at its fullest on libya....now this...hmmmm...


the rebels asked for one thing...a no fly zone and they could do the rest...ie kill gaddafi....this `intrusion` will embarrass us now
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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This could be big.i imagine if antrying was to happen to them like a government airstrike the UK would be put into a really tough position regarding military force etc.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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Well, in all fairness the rebels have been quite vocal about wanting international help with getting rid of Gaddafi, so I don't think it is fair to say either the Brits are naive or to leave the rebels alone. They have been asking!



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
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Not surprised at what?

Care to elaborate?


America, britian have always supported terrorist groups including kosovo so this isn't a surprise.

I think people like you are a bit naive to suggest these uprisings in the middle east are actually real or organic based
The people in Egypt and Libya want Democracy ok fine but what good did it to bring eastern European countries? nothing.

In fact alot of germans now are saying they preferred the eastern germany then the western germany, you know what Democracy brings you? poverty.

Speaking of which in amercia they dont have Democracy since every election the same president is elected yet
doesn't share american values.

So again where is Democracy there?
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
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Well, in all fairness the rebels have been quite vocal about wanting international help with getting rid of Gaddafi, so I don't think it is fair to say either the Brits are naive or to leave the rebels alone. They have been asking!


not really....they saaid they can do it themselves...they just want a nofly zone....the dutch marrines..sas..german and us and french battleships are showing the anxiety....i think whether they need us or not were gonna be there to steer this....i bet we turn on the rebels after gaddafis gone..



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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i find it really hard to believe the SAS would get captured so quickly sounds more like a meet of some sorts ,i wonder why they have reported it in away which would embarrass their reputation



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