Second Mouri SAS soldier kia in Afghnistan while mentoring Afghan troops.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by spike7451, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    RIP to you both.

    Kiwi soldier killed in Afghanistan, PM confirms | Stuff.co.nz

    Makes a change for a country's PM to publicly go on TV & announce the sad event,something our excuse for a PM (and those before him) has,to my knowledge,never done.
     
  2. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    They don't do it because it's an incredibly stupid thing to do, particularly if you're consistently taking casualties. The wise don't make a big event of a KIA; it simply encourages the other side to make an extra effort to kill someone else whilst increasing political sensitivity about casualties which leads to crass operational decisions and yet more casualties.
     
  3. RIP that man!

    NZ is very open about the SAS altogether. It was John Key who said there was 35 guys there, it was the defence sec that announced Willie Apiata VC was there when that photo was released of him, and it was both of them who confirmed that the photo of SF at the Intercontinental Hotel Kabul were NZSAS Operators.