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Our Couragous Aussies

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posted on Mar, 24 2003 @ 11:06 PM
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An almighty HERE HERE for our Aussie SAS and Naval Troops.

HMAS ANZAC provides pinpoint accuracy fire cover for marines in a skirmish..Saves marines lives.

Aussie SAS troops go deep into iraq laser targetting sites for airiel bombing and destroying key facilities.

Aussie Naval support take over two tugboats loaded with sea mines and iraqi troops..Now that would have been mayhem if those things were dropped overboard.

Aussie military casualties 0.

It proves we are well trained well prepared and well focussed on the job at hand.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE US MARINES stop killing yourselves.. First a grenade attack then a gas bottle explodes.. and don't get me started on those pommie naval guys.. I mean come on who flies two seahawks into EACH OTHER..

I am proud of my aussie service men and women.. keep up the good work.

Chris

[Edited on 25-3-2003 by OzChris]




posted on Mar, 24 2003 @ 11:19 PM
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It's sure nice to have the Aussies with the "good guys"!



posted on Mar, 24 2003 @ 11:42 PM
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Hell Yeah, the Aussie SAS are widely regarded as the best Special Forces unit in the world. A fact they prove time and again.



posted on Mar, 24 2003 @ 11:49 PM
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I agree MS.. The american's have special forces..and they do a hell of a job.. but the SAS are a special breed of man..

They are trained over a broad range of special tasks and perform anything from routine surveilance to bomb disposal, targetting, air assault..naval actions.. Seriously these guys know it all..

I have a friend in the SAS.. I never know where he is or what he is doing..He has changed since going to school, programmed as the finest killing machine any military unit has ever seen.



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 04:53 AM
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Yeh good on ya boys!
I love AUSTRALIA



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by mad scientist
Hell Yeah, the Aussie SAS are widely regarded as the best Special Forces unit in the world. A fact they prove time and again.


Via u2u, we spoke about Australian SAS many times. You know my opinion on them.



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 05:56 AM
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Everyone knows the courage and skill of the Aussies, and we all appreciate them.
Sorry we don't mention it enough, OzChris.

By the way, the fragging incident was in the 101st air assault, Army, not the Marines. And the two helicopters that collided were not Seahawks. 'Hawks know better than to do that!



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 07:20 AM
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no ausies have died, not because the forces are any better than the brittish or the americans but because there is less of them in iraq,

lets just say there is 200,000 americans 50,000 english and 15,000 aussies, then their is your answer, its a ratio, far more americans are in action so there is a higher chance of them being killed, and far more brittish are in action than aussies so there is more chance of them being killed.

its like a dice, 1, 2, 3, on the dice are american, 4, 5 are brittish and 6 is austrialian if you roll the dice who has the most chance of "being killed" so to speak.. the americans why? because there is simly more of them there, i think if there were the same amount of us uk and aus troops there at the end of the confict they would have all roughly lost the same amount of men/women, i think its naff all to do with skill, the american brittish and austrialian special forces are all roughly about as good as each other, fair enough statisically the aussie forces might be better on paper, but have they been in as many conflics as american or brittish special forces.. i wouldnt of thought soo...

[Edited on 25-3-2003 by The Blade Runner]


AF1

posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 07:28 AM
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To The Aussies!!!!!



Keep it up fellas!



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 04:56 PM
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i think its naff all to do with skill, the american brittish and austrialian special forces are all roughly about as good as each other, fair enough statisically the aussie forces might be better on paper, but have they been in as many conflics as american or brittish special forces.. i wouldnt of thought soo...


We may have less forces in the guls but our SAS troops are further and deeper than most if not all other troops in the region. They encounter constant close quarters engagement, sometimes even hand to hand.

Not having ANY casualties performing these duties ..to me... shows great skill and training. You would be surprised how many times Australian SAS troops are called upon to neutralise situations in and out of war time.

Chris



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 05:07 PM
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ohh give me strenth!!

ratios please, 50cm sign 10cm sign, machine gun 50 meters away which one is easyer to shoot, point proved?



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 05:24 PM
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OK let me just change the point a touch here...

Israeli Foreign Minister praises Aust SAS troops...

Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalon has paid tribute to the role Australian Special Air Services (SAS) troops are playing in eliminating the risk of an Iraqi Scud missile attack on his country.

Mr Shalom has phoned Foreign Minister Alexander Downer to personally express his gratitude.

A statement issued by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the action of Australian Defence Forces was aimed at eliminating the risk of Scuds from western Iraq.

During the last Gulf War in 1991, 39 missiles were fired at Israel leaving two people dead and hundreds injured.

Since the current attack on Iraq has begun, the country's 6 million people have been told to seal their homes against a chemical or biological weapons attacks and to carry their gas masks at all times but no missile has been launched at Israel.


source ABC NEWS

SAS troops target missile sites
By Max Blenkin and Rod McGuirk
March 24, 2003

AUSTRALIAN Special Air Service (SAS) teams are taking out ballistic missile sites in the west of Iraq.

Commander of Australian Forces in the Middle East Brigadier Maurie McNarn identified a core SAS activity as protecting and disabling Iraqi ballistic missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction across its border.

Source News.com

So you see.. Without these men doing what they are trained to do, many 100's if not thousands of lives both military and civillian would be lost.

Chris



posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 05:46 PM
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what, a few people have said well done and that makes them the best, maybe they had a good couple of days, you need to read my post again if you dont see what im getting at...

maybe your just too proud and cant see it the way i see it,

ill try again 200,000 americans, 100,000 brittish, 50,000 aussie men all in a big field, they all get ten balls each one is really a bomb so when they pick it up it will explode and kill them, every single man picks up one of the ten balls,

what nationallity based on statisitcal averages, would lose the least amount of men, 200,000 / 10 = 20,000 deaths 100,000 / 10 = 10,000 deaths 50,000 / 10 = 5,000 deaths, do you see?

less aussies means less chance of aussies being killed in the war, based on averages....

another example, its hypothetical so no moaning, how many aliens from the planet zog died in world war 2, none!!, why none, because none of them participated in the battle, do you see???



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 02:27 AM
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I'm sensing a pissing contest mentality creeping in here, all the coalition forces are doing a great job under difficult conditions and should all be appluaded. I think it's a bit off making jokes about some of the tragedys that have occured or using them to score points.



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 09:23 AM
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bah



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 12:39 PM
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That wasn't directed at you blade runner, it was Oz first posting regarding the helicopter crashes and friendly fire incidents.

No offense Oz I just don't think it's appropriate to make light of it.



posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by OzChris


They encounter constant close quarters engagement, sometimes even hand to hand.



Don't get carried away with your fantasies now. If the Oz SAS boys are constantly engaging with the enemy they are failing big time.
The best way to not get killed is to not get shot at. That's what these fellas will be doing. Spotting, targeting and reporting.

From the inception of the Desert Raiders the whole ethos of their warfare was and still is don't be seen, keep the enemy guessing as to your very existence.

They're not supermen and they can't dodge bullets. If ther were constantly contacting the enemy they'd be dying.



posted on Mar, 27 2003 @ 02:04 AM
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The Aussie SAS have changed their role from just pure strategic reconnaisance to one of search and destroy. That is why they have been involved on close quarters combat. And yes they haven't suffered a single casualty, which is testament to their extraordinary level of training. Just look at Vietnam where the SAS were the most lethal special ops unit that served there. This isn't BS it is fact.

Even in Afghanistan the Aussie SAS troops saw some extremely heavy combat, more than almost all British and US spec ops commandos. A 4 man patrol managed to hold at bay several hundred Taliban for hours until relief arrived. No easy feat and the only situation like this where there were no casulaties ( out of the allies ).

I saw an interview with Col (ret) Hackworth of the US army, widely regarded as one of the US's greatest soldiers in the past 40 years. He stated that the Aussie SAS were the best ion the world. This is largely because they have to specialise in all roles, unlike the US where different units have different specialised roles.

As well the Aussie SAS is the only unit to have an officer permanently stationed with the Navy SEALS and the army's Delta Force. The Aussie SAS are believe it or not much better funded than their Bristish counterparts.

Anyway just my opinion and one of America's greatest soldiers as well.



posted on Mar, 27 2003 @ 02:30 AM
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4 aussies held off over a 100 afgans. That is amazing. Maybe the aussies should talk some sense into bush about war, since they are so good at it. If i ever have to go to war remind me to go to aussie boot camp and not american boot camp.



posted on Mar, 27 2003 @ 08:14 PM
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ahh you wouldnt last a day



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