|prince harry's true domain|
"Take a life to save a life, If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose."
Too right Harry! If you see any moving dots on the ground from your £50 million heavily armoured helicopter then spray the area with bullets because being as you're in Afghanistan they are probably evil Taliban Islamic terrorists (don't forget to use the words Islamic and terrorist in the same sentence)
“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful.”
Yes this fruitless 10 year decimation of Afghanistan is just like a computer game, you're right actually Harry because there's a generic enemy that just keeps on coming, we are told that they are definitely evil and definitely a threat so keep on bashing those buttons!
Hold on though..... who are the Taliban? Troops have had to withdraw from Iraq not because the job is done there but because there's no real excuse to still be there, but with Afghanistan we still have the illusion of these dangerous Islamic fundamentalists who still pose a threat to the world despite the last 10 years. I suspect though that the recent news reports in our media from Mali and Algeria which are guaranteed to contain the words 'Islamic, militants, terrorists, Taliban, insurgents' means the European and US military presence is now set to shift to North Africa. The people there are poor but riches there happen to be many, Algeria has vast amounts of oil and gas hiding beneath the desert sands and in Mali there are significantly large amounts of gold to be had. Also please note that Niger which borders with Algeria and Mali has one of the largest reserves of uranium in the world, so don't be surprised if Barack Obama mentions a Taliban threat in Niger sometime soon. Actually David Cameron has already preceded that by saying that "the Sahara desert has turned into a haven for militant Islamists who are waging a jihad against the West". Well best send the boys out there then Dave, the french are already there so best go and help them gain control against these naughty religious desert dwellers.
Going back to our blood thirsty prince, apart from his comments showing appalling disregard for human life, he is just part of the jigsaw that reinforces the ugly love of country stance that makes much of the country proud of their brave war heros and the sacrifices they are making for us in the fight against 'them'. The enemy are 'them' because if they are just 'them' then their lives are relatively insignificant and them are lesser as people. This bizarre promotion of the war hero theme is a purposeful distraction and a convenient change of angle to the dumb spoon fed public to mask them from knowing, noticing or caring about the disgraceful atrocities that result from these illegal wars. For example, over one million Iraqis have died as result of the war on terror and the country's electricity, water supply and transport infrastructure is in ruins but our governments and media are far more concerned if just one of our so called hero's is killed. Iraq were better off with Sadam, he was far less evil.