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SAS troops capture Taliban commander
Daily Express ^ | 19th May 2013 | Marco Giannangeli

Posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:54 PM PDT by the scotsman

'BRITISH Special Forces have captured the Taliban leader thought to be responsible for the roadside bomb that killed three British soldiers last month.

The insurgent leader, who has not been named for operational reasons, commanded seven groups of Taliban fighters and bombers across southern Afghanistan.

The dawn raid, carried out with Afghan forces, took place in the Marjah region near Nad-e-Ali, close to the British base in Lashkar Gah.

It is believed the Taliban leader, who sources confirmed had regularly travelled between Helmand and Pakistan, had been hunted for a year after being linked to at least three other attacks.'

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; pakistan; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:54 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

http://www.eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/20052013-UKSF-capture-taliban-leader.php


2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:18:11 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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3 posted on 05/23/2013 5:20:04 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: the scotsman
I prefer Captain Taylor's philosophy as expressed in Breaker Morant.After a junior officer questioned his order to execute a prisoner he responded “this is a *war*,not a debutant's ball”.
4 posted on 05/23/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: the scotsman

Would they behead him?


5 posted on 05/23/2013 5:31:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Gay State Conservative

This prisoner may represent a very valuable intelligence asset. He is worth far more alive than dead.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 5:33:38 PM PDT by stormer
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To: the scotsman

As I said in another post, I have the greatest respect for the British military. Too bad its average citizen is no such warrior.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 5:34:01 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: stormer

That remains to be seen. Once all information has been squeezed out of him, hang him and set his head on a pike. Feed the rest to wild dogs.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 5:35:25 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: the scotsman

Glad to hear it!


9 posted on 05/23/2013 5:38:59 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: stormer

But how can they get the info out of him?

I hope the Brits don’t shy away from waterboarding.


10 posted on 05/23/2013 5:40:56 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thate the kinds “WINNING!” I like to see ;)


11 posted on 05/23/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ought-six

Was talking to my daughter yesterday (USAF) about the Brit attacks/response. She said “What’s wrong with them? The guys I was with in Iraq were all a bunch of badasses.”


12 posted on 05/23/2013 5:49:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 353FMG

Once the Brits start feeding this prisoner Kippers, Fish and Chips, he’ll sing like the biggest Canary you ever saw.

Nothing worst than British food, including Blood Pudding.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Jellied Eels!
He will speak....


14 posted on 05/23/2013 5:56:54 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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I’m guessing he had several of his own teeth for dinner and he may not be feeling very amorous for awhile.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: the scotsman

Cue up 3rd movement of Shostakovitch’s 5 symph. - not the ripped off version that appeared in Patriot Games.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 12:47:38 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Whats wrong with fish and chips?. Food of the gods.

English food isnt as bad as people say, and has improved over the years. Like the US, regional produce is best, esp from places like Cornwall, Devon, coastal areas. The English meat is inferior to Scottish, and they overboil though.

I am biased, but Scottish food is superior. Our beef, fish, salmon, seafood, dairy produce are world famous. As well as othet types of food. Scottish produce is highly regarded around the world, from Aberdeen Angus and smoked salmon to fruit and ayrshire potatoes.

p.s I love ‘blood pudding’. Black pudding and white pudding, and red pudding, not healthy to eat every night, to be enjoyed once in a while.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 2:57:34 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You obviously have never eaten British fish and chips. They’re easily superior to American fish dinners. And I live in an area of the U.S., Wisconsin, that is known for Friday fish dinners. I was in Britain last year for three weeks. I ate fish and chips four or five times. The quality of the average Brit fish and chips is excellent from Scotland to Cornwall.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 4:23:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Lurker

Feed the rest to wild dogs.


Wild HOGS would be better.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 5:11:14 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

How can you not like fish and chips????????


20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:16:20 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: driftless2

Correct, foreign immitation food is never that accurate!


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:17:10 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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The English meat is inferior to Scottish, and they overboil though.

See, that's the problem right there - 'meat' and 'boil' in the same sentence. ;-)

22 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:20 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: UKrepublican

Sometimes you can find a good fish dinner or a variation of the cod/haddock routine. For instance, I often order walleye pike and American fries (basically fried potatoes) which depending on the restaurant can be great. Unfortunately, one of my favorite restaurants that served pike and American fries closed down because the owner got too old. But for my wife (raised in England) and I, it’s proving difficult to find a restaurant around home that serves decent French fries/chips with the fish. But even the Brit batter is tastier on average than American batter. One area I’ll concede you Brits have the advantage on us Yanks. Plus, I can’t find Vimto anywhere in the States.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 9:17:48 AM PDT by driftless2
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