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People, please think.
on August 21, 2009
Michael Asher writes a book: The Real Bravo Two Zero. Um, ok. Was he there? Was he one of the 8 patrol members during the original patrol? The answer: NO.
Right, wrong, or indifferent. Asher is/was a "Reserve" SAS Soldier. Even in the Brit Army, such a status DOES NOT raise him to the level of being a true SAS Soldier. In fact, most are considered "wanna be's." Let us take that aside and look at the facts.
Asher went to Iraq 10 yrs after the Gulf War and attempted to disect what had been written. His MAJOR premise: "The people of this region do not lie. They would would rather die then be caught in a lie." Really? Then Asher uses, as a major instrutment a man in his book, a man he quotes and says tells the truth, etc. However, this same man lied to him about what happened too and where Sgt Vince Phillips handgun is??? WTF? Asher constantly says these people would rather die then lie. Yet, his major player LIED to him about where and what happened to the handgun. Of course, that is nothing. Its just a technicality. The fact is, if he and others lied about the handgun, what else was lied about?
Let us not forget Asher went to Iraq when Saddam was still in power. Do you really think, Saddam was going to allow the truth to be told to Asher? Oh, I forgot, he "slipped" the Iraqi guards so he could speak to the "truth telling, would rather die then lie, beduion." Uh, the same persons who lied about the handgun. Golly, gee whiz wally. You think Saddam and his people didn't tell anyone who spoke with Asher to tell them a story which would have made what Andy/Chris/Mark said not true? Oh please, say it isn't so.
Asher is a moron and someone who was played by an administration. The people who support him are also ignorant and moron's themselves. Their poor ego's can't handle the fact, Andy and others, did more then they could. So it is easy to bash him, put him down, etc.
Read Bravo Two Zero, The One That Got Away, and Soldier Five. They ALL, basically, say the same thing. There are very minor differences between each book. Oh, well Andy says he was lead scout and Chris says he was. So? All three books confirm a firefight in the beginning, the patrol split, the cab hijacking, and being captured. Asher wasn't there for any of this. But he has the balls to call into question what three members of the patrol, who were on the ground, have written? He needs to hide his head in the sand and wish he didn't have his ass handed to him. What a loser.
Oh yeah, the 250 number people like to say Andy said were killed. NO WHERE does Andy McNab say this. He says, "Intelligence told HIM 250 were killed." NO WHERE does Andy McNab say he and his patrol killed 250. He states intelligence told him that and that is what he is reporting. Read, understand, and quit being so narrow minded, etc.
I am sure, and I do not doubt, Andy McNab has embellished, read again: EMBELLISHED, what occurred. At the sametime, embellishing a story and lying about it, are two totally different things. Asher, a simple solider at best, wasn't there. He needs to STFU and go back to his hiding place. The stories put together by the TRUE members of the patrol do no deviate much at all. And, if they were in lock step with each other and had no difference, THEN I would be calling into question what really occurred.
Michael Asher you suck and should bury your head in the sand. Further, you should never be allowed to write such a BS book again.