Prince Harry blasted as 'drunk jackal' by Afghan warlord

Britain's role in conflict called into question by feared Afghan leader in withering interview

LAST UPDATED AT 10:25 ON Wed 2 Jan 2013

A MUJAHIDEEN warlord who twice served as Prime Minister of Afghanistan has blasted Britain for sending a "drunk" Prince Harry into battle, claiming the royal will face "certain death" for his involvement in the conflict.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar also severely criticised Britain's role in Afghanistan, claiming it was just to please its American allies. "I do not understand how the British public accept their children being sent to certain death in order to please American generals."

Britain had gained nothing by allowing itself to be dragged into the "unjustified, useless but cruel conflict" in Afghanistan, said Hekmatyar.

In a rare interview in which he responded to written questions from Peter Oborne of the Daily Telegraph with a video response, Hekmatyar criticised Britain's decision to send Prince Harry to Helmand.

The prince has been serving a four-month tour of duty, which has kept him on the frontline over Christmas, as an Apache helicopter co-pilot with 622 Sqn, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Hekmatyar, speaking from an undisclosed location, said: "The British Prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame. But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy. Jackals cannot hunt lions."

Britain is too attached to its military past, said Hekmatyar, adding that it expected "their prince to go out in uniform to hunt for human beings and play the satanic role that they used to play in the past".

There was one positive response from Hekmatyar. Unlike the Taliban, with whom he may or may not have links, he believes in the education of young women - as long as it's not at co-ed schools. · 

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Britain is involved in a completely pointless war in Afghanistan which has achieved nothing. I genuinely feel sorry for our troops who have been sent to risk their lives simply to pander to the bravado of political fools such as Blair, Brown and 'Dr' John Reid.

If Hekmatyar and the country he represents, allowed the same freedoms as the UK enjoy, you could maybe think there might be some validity to his thoughts, but given he is a RADICAL WARLORD in Afghanistan, why would any one give any credence to anything he has to say - AND why would the Daily Telegraph waste money publishing his views ??. Surely no one will believe or appreciate this kind of reporting, AND does not Peter Osbourne have something to do better with his time.

Totally agree. You forgot the other lying warmonger alistair campbell.

Well said..., and, irrefutable. The ongoing aggression is like a bad record stuck on repeat.

We Should Not Have Been Involved in Iraq,Afghsnistan or Libys.However we cannot leave the Afghanistan people to be brutaly slain by the Taliban.They have to be got rid of.

You are wrong, it has achieved the re-establishment of a massive poppy growing industry: poppies for heroin and poppies to commemorate our slain troops. Revenues have been excellent for the drugs lords, and for funding UK, US and Israeli "black operations" that don't appear on any official government accounts. For everyone else, with the arguable exception of the poor Afghani women, our involvement has been a disaster.

Yes of course it is to be believed, unlike the nonsense being spewed out about Prince Harry on an hourly basis in the prejudiced British press.

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