THE ENEMY WITHIN..
Did you read that the head of Britain’s special forces has been trying to stop the publication of a book by a senior BBC journalist
which describes in “tactical detail” operations carried out by the SAS in Iraq from 2003 to 2009?
The major-general, who cannot be identified for security reasons, is concerned about the impact of Task Force Black on the elite regiment’s operational effectiveness because of the contents, which are understood to be based on interviews with members and former members of the SAS. Negotiations with lawyers representing the book’s author, Mark Urban, Newsnight’s diplomatic and defence editor, and the Ministry of Defence, have been going on for months, and a compromise had been reached.
I suggest that the BBC’s visceral hatred of our military – and our Special Forces in particular – drives this sort of project and even though the publication of this book may result in future deaths of OUR soldiers, I am sure Newsnight’s Urban has no such worries.