Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Killing human beings is a game of PlayStation and Xbox!

The maverick Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, has been dispensing gems of wisdom on his return to Britain after a four-month spell of duty in Afghanistan. Here are some examples:

"I'm one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox so, with my thumbs, I like to think that I'm probably quite useful".

"Take a life to save a life that's what we revolve around, I suppose. If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose".

In Afghanistan Harry was referred to as Captain Wales, to protect him from harm from Afghans fighting against foreign occupation. To the valiant prince, working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get". As a game of PlayStation or Xbox, maybe? He might have thought differently if he had to meet an Afghan Pashtun fighter on the battlefield face-to-face. Bless his magical thumbs and fingers which sufficed to kill many Afghans. In one British newspaper, the main news item on the front page had this heading: I've killed Taliban fighters, says Harry.

Just before his departure for Afghanistan the maverick Prince was in the news for his naked antics in a  Las Vegas hotel. Ensconced in a £5,000 a night suite, he invited friends to his room for a game of "strip pool". Photographs of the naked prince with a girl similarly attired were circulated around the world, in newspapers and on the internet.

This dim witted member of the British Royal family has done immense harm to the image of the Royal family and to the security of British forces in Afghanistan. The lesson of history is that the hardy Pashtun Afghans have always fought foreign occupiers and defeated them, the Russians in recent history and the British before them. Harry's irresponsible statements will simply inflame tempers. Since the Pashtun fighters do not possess sophisticated weapons which enable the killer to sit in safety and blithely destroy the "target" in a computer game, they may come to see foreign forces as no better than cattle to be slaughtered. 

Harry finds another use for his magical thumbs and fingers

Captain Wales, co-pilot gunner


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