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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    High praise indeed from a Royal Marine.


    I try to put professional analysis above my allegiance to the Royal Marines. I love the Royal Marines, and I think they're one of the best marine services on Earth, but I gotta admit that the SBS is often considered what the SEALs are to Delta -- second rate special forces.

    Still fantastic special forces operatives, though.

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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Obviously, the better one had Captain Price.
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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Obviously, the better one had Captain Price.
    XD What a boss. Soap, too.

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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I tend to think SEALs are quite possibly the most well trained special forces in the world on top of even the SAS. Maybe it's cause they have a movie.
    The SAS had a movie way before the Navy Seals...
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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    They also ensured that US special forces were allowed a part in Desert Storm.

    "During the buildup to Desert Storm, General Norman Schwarzkopf had little regard for Special Forces, being a veteran of Vietnam, and Grenada, and as a result it seemed unlikely, that US Special Forces and the British SAS would be used. Fortunately, the commander of the British Forces, Lieutenant-General Peter de la Billière, was a veteran of the SAS, and a former commander of 22 SAS, who managed to convince Schwarzkopf that the very special skills of the SAS would be invaluable.

    Shortly after Christmas 1990, the SAS, having been on standby for action for months, left for the Gulf, commencing the largest deployment of the regiment since 1945, with men from A, B and D Squadrons. However, no immediate role was seen for them, as US Special Forces had already taken the border reconnaissance roles. It was proposed instead, to use the SAS and Delta Force to rescue the hundreds of foreign nationals being held as hostages in Saddam Hussien's "human shield" policy. But, this was a logistical impossibility, as the hostages were held in various locations all over the country, and too many lives would be lost, both soldiers, and hostages.

    By mid-January 1991, the British commander decided the SAS could be effective in creating diversion ahead of the main attack, destroying Iraqi communications facilities, and tracking down mobile Scud missile launchers, which, had so far evaded both air and satellite reconnaissance. The SAS were to undertake these operations on the night of 22/23 January, 6 days before the start of hostilities. But, events took people by surprise, and on 17th January, the air war began....

    The SAS Operations in the Gulf

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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    A SEAL team is in no way better than Delta and people who think that obviously have no real knowledge on the subject. Besides if a regular SEAL team was already the most elite force out there than why would there be any need for SEAL Team 6. kind of makes you wonder don't it.
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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    A SEAL team is in no way better than Delta and people who think that obviously have no real knowledge on the subject. Besides if a regular SEAL team was already the most elite force out there than why would there be any need for SEAL Team 6. kind of makes you wonder don't it.
    Well Seal Team 6 is needed to fight JAWS. Regular Seal Teams are too cowardly to do that!

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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    But when dealing with special forces, which is a quite specific field of combat, the SAS is surely at the top.
    Why is 'special forces' specific. A green beret is special forces with a handful of specializations. Communications, medic, small arms, explodinator, and bigger arms or something. I don't feign to know so much about it but pulling solid snake and living on moles and desert mice while fenagling about the desert for a month is different than say, urban combat. Are they really comparable?

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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    What a waste of taxpayers money.

    No sympathy for British citizens stuck in Libya acting like it has only been horrible these past couple of weeks. What about before that when the people were being oppressed? No doubt that was okay as it did not directly affect them
    Idiots. They should have been left there


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    Re: SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack team of commandos snatch terrified Britons from de

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Because they're your folk. In the end, nothing else matters.
    precisely. they're yours. a government is useless if it cannot protect it's people.
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