This appears to have been a very well executed action. Details are thin - it seems that the SAS infiltrated overland, secured the airstrip, and the RAF landed two Hercules. The mission became necessary because the desert camp was surrounded by loyalists to Gaddafi. When are they going to make the film? The UK has therefore had a warship HMS Cumberland to Benghazi, two RAF planes deep into the desert, and now it seems HMS Cumberland is going back again, and HMS York is in the vicinity also. It will be interesting to see how this story plays in the Arab world. It will also be interesting to see how it plays in the UK. Cameron and Hague have had a rough ride this week - but this surely counts as a triumph. There is an EU dimension in that the EU has seemed redundant in this matter. Whether or not this is really the case I suspect it is going to play in some of the UK papers.