There are, in this life, special moments. Moments taking place at specific places and times such that only a very fortunate few may be present. Oh, how I wish I could have been one of the fortunate few for this one. Via the Daily Caller:
In a stroke of irony, a sniper from the elite British Special Air Service (S.A.S.) took the head off an Islamic State leader who was teaching recruits how to behead prisoners.
The terrorist was probably not expecting to become his students’ example, but the sniper armed with a large-caliber rifle made him one after landing a head shot from over 3,000 feet away. The man was reportedly teaching 20 recruits when he quite literally lost his head.
‘One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded. The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing and that’s when panic set in. We later heard most of the recruits deserted. We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet,” said a military official who witnessed the event.
The sniper supposedly used an Israeli-made Dan .338 bolt-action rifle equipped with a noise suppressor during the operation.
Ah, gentle readers, wouldn’t that have been a gratifying sight? All those big, brave, jihadists fleeing from the avenging hand of western civilization…. It is moments like this elite forces live for.
It is believed British S.A.S. forces have been operating in Syria since November. In December, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testified before the House Armed Services Committee and announced that U.S. special operations forces would be engaging in unilateral operations against ISIS in Syria.
S.A.S. is the United Kingdom’s most elite, and secretive, combat force. The group has a history of daring exploits going back to World War II. Earlier this month, rumors circulated that a mystery sniper killing ISIS leaders in Libya may also be a former S.A.S. sniper, but these reports have not been confirmed.
Of one thing I am certain: I wouldn’t want the SAS hunting me. Perhaps our troops are also involved in such things, but if so, I would have to believe Barack Obama doesn’t know about it. In any case, sometimes we get reminders that justice does exist after all. More, please. Much more.