posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:03 AM
Originally posted by DataWraith
Originally posted by yorkshirelad
Related info : My son is in the army and has been at bases where there are both US and UK troops. He has told me of the differences in training and
operation and one thing is crystal clear. If you had a choice of being defended by a US guy or a UK guy you would choose the UK guy without any
hesitation whatsoever. The difference is that stark. Well my expression when he told me was : you're f....ng joking !
I hate to say that your right, take WW2 for example, the reasons the Germans didn't win is because they were to cavalier in their attitude, that they
would win by simply walking into an area, they thought themselves supreme in conflict and that they could win any battle. The British on the otherhand
were strict, disciplined and focused.
I am seeing the similarities between the Nazis and the current US government and its forces.
Not entirely true, check out this piece of history for instance:
The Mussolini rescue
The Nazi's had special forces too, in fact pretty much all countries involved in WW2 had some kind of branch of special forces. It was out of
necessity that these forces were built and evolved into what we call modern warfare. We kept learning tricks off each other and learning new ways to
hit them where you least expect it but hurts like hell.
Gathering of good intelligence,excellent discipline and dedication and the use of shock and awe tactics is nothing new. WW2 was just the defining
moment that military commanders fully realized the potential of specialized small mobile forces.Fear of change military wise was rampant world wide,
military leaders of the time must have loved the idea of everyone lining up and shooting muskets and cannons at each other. But that's just bad for
On another note, the reason the SAS is so good is because of the selection process. Those who make it have been through hell and back, they only stand
down when ordered too and they don't mess about. To sum them up in a word would be versatile.
As to the point why the SAS were used in this particular raid, maybe they overheard the chatter about US having doubts of a successful raid and were
the first to volunteer to do the job. Or it might be possible US forces doubted they could get there in time and the SAS were positioned not too far
away, they are always ready to move at any given time.
Either way good job
They are the best bunch of murderous dogs on the planet
the ability of "The regiment" is legendary and strikes fear with the mere mention of
the name... SAS