Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), condemning UK Prince Harry’s assertion on killing individuals throughout his mission in Afghanistan, mentioned that those that had been killed weren’t “chess items” however they had been people.
In his memoir, Spare, the Duke of Sussex has mentioned that he killed 25 individuals throughout his second tour in Afghanistan and that he didn’t see them as human beings however as “chess items,” in line with British media stories.
In a collection of tweets on Friday, Haqqani mentioned that these killed had households who had been ready for his or her return.
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“Among the many killers of Afghans, not many have your decency to disclose their conscience and confess to their battle crimes,” Haqqani mentioned.
In his autobiography, Harry additionally mentioned that his six missions as an Apache helicopter pilot resulted within the “taking of human lives,” which he mentioned he’s neither proud nor ashamed of.
He additionally said that he didn’t consider these he killed whereas combating the IEA as “individuals.”
Haqqani instructed Harry: “The reality is what you’ve mentioned; Our harmless individuals had been chess items to your troopers, navy and political leaders. Nonetheless, you had been defeated in that ‘recreation’ of white & black ‘sq.’”.
Harry has by no means earlier than disclosed the variety of individuals he killed in fight.
Haqqani, whereas criticizing the Worldwide Felony Courtroom (ICC) and human rights activists, known as them “deaf and blind.”
“I don’t count on that the ICC will summon you or the human rights activists will condemn you, as a result of they’re deaf and blind for you. However hopefully these atrocities will likely be remembered within the historical past of humanity,” Haqqani mentioned.
The US-led overseas forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021 after 20 years of navy occupation that left tens of 1000’s of individuals useless, principally civilians.
Within the already controversial e book to be printed on January 10, Harry talked for the primary time concerning the variety of IEA fighters he killed throughout his service.
The much-anticipated e book was due for publication on January 10 however was launched early – in Spain on Thursday.
A British Military Main has in the meantime mentioned that Prince Harry has put the safety of the Royal Household in danger along with his boast about killing 25 individuals in Afghanistan.
Chris Hunter mentioned: “The very first thing that springs to thoughts was simply how poorly judged his feedback had been and the way embarrassing actually. It was very a lot a betrayal as effectively. All of us within the military swear an oath of allegiance to the monarch, to her heirs and successors. Not solely has he betrayed that oath as a military officer however it’s really his family as effectively, and to take action for cash, it’s simply actually unhappy. Very disappointing.”
Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of IEA, additionally condemned Harry’s remarks.
Karimi mentioned on Twitter: “Sadly, the Western world, which claims to be defenders of human rights, has in follow obtained such an perspective at a excessive stage. Afghans as impartial and Muslim individuals will always remember the atrocities of the occupiers.”
Many social media customers and IEA members have began a marketing campaign with the hashtag “#HarryWarCriminal” in response to his autobiography the place he speaks about killing of 25 IEA forces in Afghanistan and that he didn’t see them as human beings however as “chess items”.
In the meantime, Harry’s remarks had been extensively condemned on social media.
Mick Wallace, member of the European Parliament mentioned: “Provided that the #US #NATO Conflict on #Afghanistan was completely unlawful and destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of harmless individuals, how come there’s no name from Mainstream Media + Politicians to have this despicable particular person Prince Harry tried for Conflict Crimes…?”
Nile Gardiner, International coverage analyst. Former aide to Margaret Thatcher, mentioned: “Prince Harry has destroyed himself, his fame and any remaining goodwill that existed earlier than the publication of his e book. He has change into a pariah to the British individuals, and can doubtless find yourself in exile with the massively harmful Meghan Markle of their California mansion.”
Marc Owen Jones, Affiliate Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa College mentioned: “How can anybody be so callous? “My quantity is 25. It’s not a quantity that fills me with satisfaction, however nor does it embarrass me,” he wrote’”