Skip to comments.Taliban retaliate after Prince Harry compares fighting to a video game
Posted on 01/22/2013 8:46:06 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Prince Harry's remarks that his job as a co-pilot in an Apache attack helicopter required him to "take a life to save a life" may have disconcerted some squeamish westerners. But it was Captain Wales's somewhat blasé attitude to fighting the hardline rebels that has most riled the Taliban.
An indignant Taliban spokesman said the young prince was a coward who ran away from fighting the mujahideen, or "holy warriors", as the militants like to call themselves.
"I don't believe that he participated in the fighting," said Zabiullah Mujahid. "Maybe he has seen the mujahideen in a movie, but that's it."
The young prince's comparing his job as co-pilot gunner to a game on a video console in his interview with the Press Association, reported widely on Monday, appeared to have most needled Mujahid, who poured scorn on Harry's 20-week deployment in Helmand.
He accused Harry, who has now completed two tours in one of Afghanistan's roughest provinces, of cowardice and staying away from the fight.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
It’s a video game where if you lose, you can’t start over again.
Reach out and touch someone!
A Marine friend thought I was watching footage from Iraq, then saw me controlling
the aim and using the keyboard. He ended up playing the scene for two hours over and over.
Talk to the goat.
>> An indignant Taliban spokesman said
Would that be the British or US press?
A lot of dead Taliban would disagree with the Tali spokesmen. He should go out and talk to them. Oh, they can’t talk, they’re dead. Blame it on the Prince.
I’ve seen him in action and he shoots to kill. I like the guy.
Here I thought these ruff tuff holy warriors were too busy screwing their 13 yo boytoys to complain. The motto out there is “A boy for pleasure, a woman for babies, a sheep for the real thing!”
Well depending on which end your on it can be hell or it can be a video game.
Harry’s gonna lose his head.
One of our biggest mistakes with these psychos is to let them think
we give a fat rat's rear end what matters to them.
Absolutely agree. :)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.