This bloke?I'll tell you who'd know - that author bloke who was on here a while ago. Said everyone who'd been there was wrong and he was right, even though he's never been to the FI and it was 40 years later.
Can't remember his name for the life of me....
That's the one.This bloke?
Ricky D Phillips's answer: Officially 649 killed, 1,657 wounded and 11,313 captured… and if you believe the first figure, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you. Argentina lied about its true death toll in the Falklands war, and this is actually fairly easy to show, mostly from their own figures o...www.quora.com
Sorry, did I prevent you from typing one of your posts several pages long. (At least they seem like that).Which is not a million miles from what I've been saying - not bad considering it was a book I read 20-some years ago.
Anyway. Shall be crack on and argue over something else?
David Smiley and co managed to keep Op Embarras quiet for around 60 years.....can be done.It's only been 40 years. Sooner or later the truth will out
FFS, Bletchley Park was busted within 3 decades of its closure: what chance is there that a bunch of hired guns could beat that degree of OPSEC?
I think Andy Massey was DSF as a Brigadier back then. The Deputy DSF was a RM SBS full Colonel.
It makes you wonder what ROE's were used on SAS operation in Iraqi and Syria against ISIS from 2014. No Staff Officers, annoying reporters or the likes of Shiner and Leigh Day touting for buisness there.
Indeed it would be quite a fantasy to imagine Shiner and Leigh Day in ISIS Orange jump suits standing next to Jihadi John.
Excellent post though.
Provided that you're operating with the machinery of State security backing you up.David Smiley and co managed to keep Op Embarras quiet for around 60 years.....can be done.
I wouldn't disagree with the premise, though Smiley's group did include a 'flyer with a boat' and a spurious cover story that involved flogging tax free 'fags' in the med. I guess I'm just pissed at not having been involvedProvided that you're operating with the machinery of State security backing you up.
I somehow can't see how that would apply to a bunch of soldiers of fortune/ dogs of war chancing their arms in the FI in the pay of a soon-to-be-defunct-and-disgraced Argentine junta.