Thursday, March 1, 2012

He charged into a hail of flying lead for us

We saw a program on TV last Sunday [check the videos] about Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, one of our finest SAS soldiers. In the program we got a very rare glimpse into the secretive world of our SAS soldiers, a glimpse that left many of us awestruck at the courage, patriotism, selflessness, dedication and above all the humility of these men. Even the American 101st Airborne Division got a grateful mention for their part flying our soldiers into the hornets nest.
Citation - For the most conspicuous gallantry in action in circumstances of extreme peril as Patrol Second-in-Command, Special Operations Task Group on Operation SLIPPER.

On the 11th June 2010, a troop of the Special Operations Task Group conducted a helicopter assault into Tizak, Kandahar Province, in order to capture or kill a senior Taliban commander.

Immediately upon the helicopter insertion, the troop was engaged by machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from multiple, dominating positions. Two soldiers were wounded in action and the troop was pinned down by fires from three machine guns in an elevated fortified position to the south of the village. Under the cover of close air support, suppressive small arms and machine gun fire, Corporal Roberts Smith and his patrol manoeuvred to within 70 metres of the enemy position in order to neutralise the enemy machine gun positions and regain the initiative.

Upon commencement of the assault, the patrol drew very heavy, intense, effective and sustained fire from the enemy position. Corporal Roberts Smith and his patrol members fought towards the enemy position until, at a range of 40 metres, the weight of fire prevented further movement forward. At this point, he identified the opportunity to exploit some cover provided by a small structure.

As he approached the structure, Corporal Roberts Smith identified an insurgent grenadier in the throes of engaging his patrol. Corporal Roberts Smith instinctively engaged the insurgent at point-blank range resulting in the death of the insurgent. With the members of his patrol still pinned down by the three enemy machine gun positions, he exposed his own position in order to draw fire away from his patrol, which enabled them to bring fire to bear against the enemy. His actions enabled his Patrol Commander to throw a grenade and silence one of the machine guns. Seizing the advantage, and demonstrating extreme devotion to duty and the most conspicuous gallantry, Corporal Roberts Smith, with a total disregard for his own safety, stormed the enemy position killing the two remaining machine gunners. I encourage you to read the rest at The Victoria Cross.
On a side note some of our more nasty elitists had some nasty things to say about Corporal Roberts Smith. I'm not quite sure why they said what they said, they didn't give any reason, but I suspect these nasty lefties have trouble keeping the inner ass contained and just can't help themselves.

None the less I'm also happy to report that they have been shamed back into their respective holes by a storm of withering criticism from the public. And being the decent human being these cretins don't want to be, Corporal Roberts Smith has accepted their apology and is looking forward to serving his country. I believe he returns to Afghanistan later this year, God speed and good hunting.


Silverfiddle said...

I chalk up the liberal nastiness to testosterone envy.

I'm glad to see your heroes getting their due from the Australian public.

Britain and her old colonies are still fielding the best fighting forces on the planet.

I was stationed in joint units at a couple of points in my career with Aussies, and they were all consummate professionals who were a pleasure to work with ( a hoist a few with after work).

Average American said...

"I'm not quite sure why they said what they said"

You seem to forget, the libtards have a real hard time distinguishing between their pieholes and their assholes so sometimes the wrong thing comes out of the wrong hole.

Anonymous said...

Of course the leftists had nasty words to offer. It is all about penis envy and their fear of testosterone, especially from the "males" of the leftist cult.

The SAS are some bad boys, to be sure. God bless their hands, their eyes, and their strength of character as they fight the creeping evil of Islam.

Jim at Conservatives on Fire said...

God bless Corporal Roberts Smith !

What was the secret of getting the leftards back in their holes?

Anonymous said...

Sounds top notch. I worked with some of your guys when I was in Korea. They were pretty good.

I like the new site.

Leticia said...

Sounds like a true and strong patriot.

Glad to have people like that serving with our American troops.

I hope he won't return to Afghanistan and that all allied troops will be pulled out completely. It's not like the Afghani people want us there anyway.

Bob said...

What a story, and what a man. The critics have no idea, just a hatred for everything democratic. It is amazing that liberals have established in their minds a moral equivalency of Taliban, and human being.

Z said...

'God speed and good hunting', indeed...what a wonderful post, Thanks, MK

and I LOVE the look of your site, it's just wonderful!

Right Truth said...

The Left has no respect. It is truly a shame.

Right Truth

christian soldier said...

A true man of honor- both on the battle field and for forgiving the _sshole leftards --
As to our BEST - continuing in Afgh..I say-it is time to stop the PC- - bomb the taliban strongholds- and get our BEST out!!
My bad!?!!
Love the post and you new site-BTW : - )

KG said...

:) Thanks, mate.