|Activists ask if 'arrogant' Harry bombed Afghan civilians as Taliban call him a coward
Anti-war activists in London have condemned Prince Harry for arrogant and crass comments on killings in Afghanistan and demanded to know if he was certain he had not gunned down civilians.
The Stop the War Coalition described Prince Harry as “arrogant and insensitive,” the Independent reported. Earlier, the Taliban insisted he had gone bonkers. A spokesman told AFP, he “has probably developed a mental problem.’’
“There are 49 countries with their powerful military failing in the fight against the mujahideen, and now this prince comes and compares this war with his games, PlayStation or whatever he calls it,’’ Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.
Before he deployed to Afghanistan, he was exposed in a naked romp in Las Vegas with pictures also showing him ogling women in bikinis at a pool party.
After he ended the Aghanistan mission he claimed in interviews that he had killed. “Take a life to save a life. That’s what we revolve around, I suppose.’’
As for the interviews, CNN reports him as saying there was an “agreement to invite,’’ the producer “on the deal that media don’t speculate before my deployment. That’s the only reason you guys are out here.’’
Reacting to the prince’s boasts of his exploits, Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, called the 28-year-old’s comments “crass,’’ the Independent reports. She asked how he knew those he had killed were actually members of the Taliban.
“In recent months many civilians have been killed by air strikes. This arrogant and insensitive attitude to killing Afghans, whoever they are, is hardly likely to win hearts and minds – a supposed aim of the war,” German said.
Asked if he had killed from the cockpit of the helicopter, he replied: “Yeah, so lots of people have. The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.”
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said Prince Harry was a “coward” for only speaking after he had left Afghanistan, the paper reported.