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Clinical Syrian RPAS Strikes.

Old 7th Sep 2015, 15:09
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Clinical Syrian RPAS Strikes.

Well done 13 / 39 Sqns'. That is all.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 15:43
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I can only agree, nice work.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 16:18
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Indeed! But regrettably, I note that Hattie Harperson has called for 'independent scrutiny' of the successful drone attack.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 16:49
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Well done lads......you have my support and I suspect (hope) a majority of people in this land.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 17:11
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Good news indeed. The sooner a few more receive the same treatment the better. Can someone just explain though how it's OK to "terminate" the scum in Syria, whilst allowing them back in to Britain after enjoying their terror holidays ?

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 17:19
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As an ex mud-mover myself, I feel that this sort of tactical strike is the way of the future. It has very many advantages for politicians and appears to be the beginning of the end for manned offensive aircraft. Whatever, I had fun whilst it lasted
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Excellent result !
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Be interesting to see what Comrade Corbyn has to say on the subject.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 17:40
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Fully agree that this is a good kill.

Although the ROE pedant in me is rushing to correct Dave on his use of the term self-defence:

David Cameron: Britain mounted fatal air strike in Syria - live - Telegraph

Unless there was an imminent threat to UK life and there was no way to save a life other than to take a life... (thanks for that Prince Harry!)...then we are looking at a Herrick-type targeting directive that places scum like this on a list of target sets that are fair game if discovered in the act of manoeuvring into, or 'merely' planning attacks that threaten UK personnel or our allies.

Lets start adding to the list!

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Personally I couldn't give a toss how many of these shi*s we put into the ground in fact, the more the merrier, but - how many British soldiers have had to spend months; years; dragged through the courts and some subsequently who were incarcerated for fighting the very same terrorism at home, with SFA support from our political leaders.

Camoron has opened yet another can of worms.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 19:20
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The general reaction in the UK is in contrast to the angst in the US when the Americans whacked one of their own citizens in a drone strike back in 2011.

I reckon we sent out a good message - if you're one of our citizens looking to harm us, we'll really go out of our way to stop you!
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 19:28
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RIFLE...SPLASH!

By the way, Sharpend, a force-mix of manned/unmanned is the way to go - each bring distinct advantages to Air Power. That's the current thinking for the foreseeable future.

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Good effects.
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Although the ROE pedant in me is rushing to correct Dave on his use of the term self-defence:
The Legal Basis for Preemption - Council on Foreign Relations
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But from a UK targeting point of view, you have to be practically taking fire from the enemy before it is self-defence, as opposed to the Septics' approach of "enemy over the hill with weapons - ENGAGE!"

I haven't got a problem with it - it's the hybrid war we have been fighting for 14 years. But this seems very likely to be intelligence-led targeting which we know and love!

Just don't shoot a combatant when they are injured though, as they will turn on you like a rabid dog and throw the RPAS operator in jail quicker than you can say Sgt Blackman.
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play with big bad boys!

What a crock o shi*

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Old 7th Sep 2015, 21:21
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A successful strike indeed and one that mirrors hundreds of others in terms of CDE, PID, POL etc. A stretch on the UK Self Defence term the military are used to, but I guess the AG knows his stuff.

But be under no illusion folks this is a huge departure from what has occurred since Reapers first took to the Afghan skies in the winter of 2007. Whatever your views, this is new territory.
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