"Who Dares Wins" seems to be the motto for our SAS however it beggars belief that they managed to adopt such a bungling Dad's Army approach in Libya while handing a propaganda coup to Gaddaffi.
There is a huge spinning operation in place by a combination of the Spooks and Govt to try and salvage the reputation of an "elite unit" who used Clouseau's approach of returning the bank robbers money dropped during their getaway rather than the more traditional and suave James Bond image that they have so carefully cultivated.
For my readers around the world what you need to understand about the English is they love the SAS, still think they are great at football and continue to sing a national anthem for a German Queen married to a Greek Duke whose son befriends sex perverts. Little white English boys traditionally grow up with their Action Man soldiers, so the image of these brave gallant warriors doing a Milk Tray and jumping off mountains is what they are inculcated with since childhood.
The fact we have an "elite unit" that now mirrors the Keystone Cops is frankly so typical of the decline of England as a backwater in Europe. Rather than gracefully accepting our new found role as a bunch of racist alcoholic chavs, we still have a few Eton toffs who think they can change the world through military intervention.
LM believes this episode is similar to America's disastrous adventure in the Iranian desert when Jimmy Carter sent Helicopters to try and rescue US hostages although I look forward to another Andy McNab story about our boys behind "enemy lines". Instead of Bravo Two Zero how about Bravo Libya one (pun intended).
Unlike our jingoistic press, can LM take the opportunity of first apologising to our Libyan Muslim brothers who are fighting to liberate themselves from Gaddafi, for the latest imperial adventure by the English. In addition, can I also thank the Libyan rebels for not harming the SAS and handing them back to us safely despite their flagrant abuse of your territorial sovereignty.