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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    More importantly why the did rebels capture them and then send them packing, only for a week later to come crying back to us demanding a no fly zone...
    they are stupid terrorists they dont know better i guess, and before they didnt want intervention, many still dont, but without it they will lose.
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    (Original post by Redreynard)
    the british government says the SAS were just escorting a diplomat. rubbish! as the rebels in benghazi pointed out, journalists have managed to quite easily go from egypt to benghazi.
    i think the rebels probably know the SAS mission, but are happy to save the british government's embarrassment, given that the british are now helping out with bombing raids. i wonder, maybe the SAS were planning to kill ... but who? they were in rebel territory and the british are on the side of the rebels - it's all very confusing!
    possibly an arms dump they were near when they were captured, blaming it on gadaffi, who knows, maybe they thought gadaffi would take the city back and so they wanted to destroy anything that would give him an advantage.

    obviously we never find out about most sas missions.
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    Surely it was to get to the other side?
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    (Original post by robin22391)
    in all seriousness now, grenades could explain it i guess, although referring to grenades as explosives seems strange.

    the sas sabotage things behind enemy lines for a living though so lets not discount that they may have been there to sabotage something. The official story that they were on a diplomatic mission and intended to find a hotel is a bit off, unless they just enjoy acting like rambo.
    they blatantly do....
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    I'm more concerned with how the Johnny English Regiment managed to tarnish the name of the toughist, elite military unit in the world. Did they just send out some newbies or something.
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    More importantly why the did rebels capture them and then send them packing, only for a week later to come crying back to us demanding a no fly zone...
    Probably sending them back so they can hurry up with the no fly zone instead of messing around in Benghazi. They've been wanting a no fly zone for a long time now, ever since those pilots landed in Malta.
 
 
 
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