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The wrong 'kind' of war....again?

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Initial post: 3 Feb 2013 14:08:56 GMT
The fount recalls watching a documentary on the so called Soviet 'invasion' of Afghanistan. During the program a Soviet commander said they never should have sent their troops in on mass...rather they should have used the elite forces...why is it that now, in 2013, we have troops going in to fight an, 'enemy' that will disappear, only to reappear...wars today should be the domain of special forces NOT the ranks of the ordinary soldier..

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 16:27:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2013 16:28:54 GMT
This suggestion has merit Simone.

I don't think the SAS is big enough or has the support systems to do what you suggest.

Perhaps the size of the SAS should be increased (there's plenty of unfulfilled psychopaths who would find the work rewarding) to more appropriate levels and the rest of the military geared up to support it. Ukeydonkeyland could send them in on the QT to remove 'terrorists' with 'extreme prejudice', no embedded media, no questions to answer, no Queensbury Rules, because troops were never there. Pirate tribesmen would be no match for undercover elite forces supported by Predator Drones.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 17:16:22 GMT
Dear beloved....we think as one...perhaps we need a joint force SAS and SEALS?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 18:54:27 GMT
What about the Frogs, can they join in?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 21:08:13 GMT

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 21:16:44 GMT
Spin says:
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Posted on 5 Feb 2013 15:21:48 GMT
Charlieost says:
No Spin. Mali, right kind of war. Anything that defeats those who ban singing and dancing because it goes against the presumed words of some holy nutcase is right. Blow the f****ers away.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 15:58:07 GMT
Spin says:
Charliost: To object to the way in which military action is taken is not to support those one is fighting against. One cannot defeat terrorism by conventional warfare.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 15:39:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Feb 2013 15:49:28 GMT
Dan Fante says:
How would special forces, which are (by their very nature) small, be able to assert any sort of control over huge tracts of challenging terrain, such as those found in, for example, Mali and Afghanistan? Special forces are all well and good for small, specific missions but you need men on the ground for the long haul to achieve any sustainable victory. I might add that I don't support our involvement in either conflict for what it's worth.

Posted on 7 Feb 2013 15:52:32 GMT
Spin says:
I find it astonishing that our governments and military have learned nothing since 9/11. Islamic extremism will not be defeated and eliminated by convential military action. Such action only exacerbates the problem. We are giving these militant groups exactly what they want. If we provide jpbs and healthcare to these poor nations, they will be too content with developing their own life, and that of their family, to take up arms against the nations exploiting them.

Posted on 7 Feb 2013 16:52:12 GMT
>>> says:
The Americans, Dutch, French, Afghan, Danish, and British have all deployed Special Forces in Afghanistan. The war continues its futile course.

Posted on 7 Feb 2013 21:28:54 GMT
Spin says:
As if you guys knew what War is...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 10:00:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2013 10:00:52 GMT
Dan Fante says:
What's your experience of front-line combat? Out of interest ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 14:25:39 GMT
Spin says:
Dan: If I told you, I would have to kill you.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 14:33:20 GMT
Dan Fante says:
You do that anyway, Spin ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 17:41:31 GMT
Spin says:
Dan: If you want to eliiminate a large section of the CIA and MI5, shut down the Sheraton and Hilton bars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi...
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