I’m gobsmacked that John Key thinks it is a “good idea” for the SAS to whore itself and Crown property out so that fat businessmen can play soldier. What is our elite force doing pandering to the delusions of middle-aged dickheads to make money for a private fund? And what has happened to the SAS’s secrecy?
Before Willie Apiata, no serving SAS soldier was ever named. We’re told that this is to protect the operational security of our elite fighting force.
In my experience, the Army’s attitude to keeping the SAS under wraps is very staunch. I was once told something disconcerting about the SAS’s operations in Afghanistan by a disgruntled soldier (I won’t repeat it without more evidence). When I mentioned to another soldier I had heard something about the SAS from a soldier his reply was ‘anyone who tells you anything they think they know about the SAS is a dickhead and a traitor’ and that was the end of the conversation.
A culture of complete secrecy.
Except when fat businessmen are offering money. Then it’s playing around with Crown property and personal contact with serving SAS members.
If the SAS family trust needs more cash then they should ask to government for it. They shouldn’t be whoring themselves out to businesses. And will we taxpayers be getting reimbursed by the trust that took this money for the cost of the use of the weapons and our employees’ time?