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maybe the end for the SAS

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:38 AM
the uk military is having another cut to funds and it looks like the SAS could be going as well link i know it's a facebook page and the PM haven't put it in place yet but if this do happen i would not support this at all , i think all country's need there Special forces, or special operations forces.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:41 AM
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Quite the opposite actually.

The Prime Minister has moved to reassure Armed Forces chiefs by pledging that the Treasury will increase defence spending above inflation from 2015, even as it cuts other Whitehall departments’ budgets

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by michael1983l

thanks for the heads up
thread can be closed then lol

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:58 AM
They will never go!!! They are the best and used by many governments when requested via UK Gov.

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:09 AM
Notice they always say these things will be done 2-3 years in the future? Why not now, when they are still in power and can be held accountable, rather than a few years down the line when they will likely be the opposition party and no longer in power!
It's all a big game of bait and switch. Always has been, always will be.

You really have to take everything with a pinch of salt. Mali for instance, went from being a couple of transports for France - NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND - to a couple of transports and a spyplane - NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND - to a couple of transports, a spyplane, a few military trainers and advisors and a few hundred troops for other operations! All in the space of a few days! How they manage to stand there and spout all this with a straight face is baffling and something they must practice for years.

So, why not get rid of the SAS? After all, like the regular forces, they have become nothing more than government enforcers on behalf of the banks and corporations, and are NOT there to protect this country and it's people. In fact, quite the opposite, as it is the blowback from their shady operations that puts the rest of us ordinary people in danger from retaliation. But hey, war is good for business!

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:14 AM
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Unless there is a vote of no confidence in the mean time (could actually happen) the CONDEM government will still be in power to set the 2015 budget. So this is a pledge they are likely to have to stick to. On the other hand, you can NEVER trust what a politician says as it is usually lies.

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:15 AM
Again as a previous poster has noted this is just not happening, UKSF are simply too valuable to the nations national security I think in cuts the SAS would be some of the last to go.

What could present a problem for UKSF is the knock on effect that defence cuts will have, principally in regards to recruitment. These cuts to the number of armed forces give Special Forces less experienced solders to draw from in the long term, sure we have the TA, but even at that they don’t have the everyday soldiering experience. There could also be a problem of the allocation of resources as the rest of the military feels the squeeze then it is possible that this might again lead to fewer resources available to the UKSF.

It also amazes me that people always talk about UKSF in terms of SAS yet ignore the other two, SRR and SBS along with the UKSF, 18 (UKSF) Signals and the Joint Special Forces aviation wing. Any cut to the later three services could have a serious effect on the 3 premier SF units. That is unless of course the Directorate of Special Forces is ring fenced totally for cuts.

So no they are not going to cut the SAS but UKSF might feel the effects of cuts elsewhere.

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