British Prisoner Killed During Rescue Attempt

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Mr_Tigger

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#4
Hopeful plenty of the captors got lifted so the Nigerian intelligence service can kill them to death at leisure after they have squeeled their every memory since nursery school.
 
#5
R.I.P. and sincere condolences to the families friends.

BBC reporting that the kidnappers have been captured - accidentally, they were not killed.

With Vince Cable in charge of the present apology for a government, stand-by for the 'kidnappers' and their families to be given asylum in GB; and the full range of 'benefits'.

I am loath to express my cynicism in this tragic matter, but that is how it appears to me. The truth is far better out than in.
 
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"British forces supported the Nigerian-led operation, Mr Cameron said." - BBC News

Interesting to see how this is played later on re: not commenting on SF activities (unless there is some reflected glory for the government).
 
#11
"British forces supported the Nigerian-led operation, Mr Cameron said." - BBC News

Interesting to see how this is played later on re: not commenting on SF activities (unless there is some reflected glory for the government).
According to the Telegraph, SBS led the assault.

British hostage killed in failed SBS rescue bid - Telegraph

Condolences to the family of the British and Italian hostages, who have been killed. Those who ordered the rescue, or tried to carry it out, did so with the best of intensions. Such operations are never easy or risk free, and the ending was not what we wanted, but I for one believe we should not negotiate with hostage takers and or terrorists as to do so encourages further action - as we see in Somalia.

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#13
The Italians can do one. They haven't got anything or anone near the quality of the SBS.

Consulting with the Italians on military matters is a joke in itself.
 
#15
"British forces supported the Nigerian-led operation, Mr Cameron said." - BBC News
WTF?

The Nigerian military couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. They're far more used to shooting their own citizens in public.

Anything they were involved in just HAD to be compromised beforehand, probably by one or more of those taking part in the op.

'Lake Nigeria, a semi-freshwater crater-shaped body of water 750 miles across' sounds good to me.

RIP the poor victims.

tac
 

Cutaway

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#16
The Italians can do one. They haven't got anything or anone near the quality of the SBS.

Consulting with the Italians on military matters is a joke in itself.
COMSUBIN?...they've been at the whole naval sneaky beaky stuff since WWI.

Zim, (in an uncanny coincidence with Rhodies,) is still landlocked, besides one shouldn't expect too much true history taught in Harare.
Salisbury on the other hand...

Should be a bit about Kariba in some of the old 'reactionary capitalist white settler colonialist' books somewhere though.
 
#17
Of course they got killed by the terrorists. No ones going to admit they got topped by the rescuers.
Q. if the SAS are "Them" what are the SBS ?
 
#20
I don't like to see the word "fail" used by the media in situations like this. I have no idea what happened during this OP but I admire the fact that they tried and that Cameron gave them the green light. I hope he doesn't shy away next time.
 

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