Toronto Sun | Sep. 29, 2001 | Orest Slepokura

The U.K.'s secret soldiers

The Editor:

The Sept. 29, 2001, Toronto Sun banners a question and an answer as subheader over Michael Coren's sentimental and jingoistic column, "The U.K.'s secret soldiers": "Who's afraid of Britain's SAS? Everybody!"

How fatuous!

Why would the fighters in Afghanistan's centuries-old warrior culture, which faced down and defeated the Soviet Red Army during the 1980s and who view death in the defence of their cause as a glorious "martyrdom" be the least bit afraid of Britain's elite force of stealth SAS commandos?

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore AB