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Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

Taliban leaders have fired back at Prince Harry over the royal's comments that piloting a helicopter in Afghanistan—where he says he killed insurgents during his recent tour of duty—is like playing a video game.

Harry, who co-piloted an Apache helicopter during his 20-week tour, made the comparison in an interview broadcast by the BBC Monday night.

“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox," the 28-year-old said. "So with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful."

The Taliban did not appreciate the comparison.

“This statement is not even worth condemning. It is worse than that,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told London's Telegraph. “To describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone—especially a prince, who is supposed to be made of better things.”

Mujahid continued: “It shows the lack of understanding, of knowledge. It shows they are unfamiliar with the situation and shows why they are losing. ... It’s not a game. It’s very, very real."

In comments published in the Daily Mirror on Monday, Harry confirmed that he killed Taliban insurgents during his deployment.

“Yeah, so lots of people have," Harry said. "The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount."

The prince, known as Captain Wales and nicknamed "Ugly," said he fired on the Taliban during an attack on Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan last fall. “Take a life to save a life," he said. "That’s what we revolve around, I suppose."

A few days before the insurgent attack on Camp Bastion, Mujahid had told Reuters: "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping."

Sharifullah Kamawal, a member of the Afghan parliament, told the Telegraph that Harry's latest comments could disrupt relations between soldiers and locals there.

“This makes the withdrawal process much faster, because for now half of the people say the foreign forces must stay for longer," Kamawal said. "But if they say these kind of things, then more people will want them to go home."

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

They're not wrong either, the guys a fucking idiot.

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“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox," the 28-year-old said. "So with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful."
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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

harry rocks, blow them all up

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Fucksake...

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

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Sitting exams at school was 'a nightmare' for Prince Harry, but like many of his age the third in line to the throne is a whiz at computer games on the PlayStation and Xbox.
Harry, who was educated at Ludgrove Prep School and Eton College, said he was 'absolutely useless' at written tests at school, but is making up for it now by beating his army colleagues at computer games.
He said: 'You can ask the guys: I thrash them at Fifa the whole time.'
In an interview conducted before he flew home to the UK from his deployment as an Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner (CPG), the 28-year-old revealed how he and his friends in 662 Squadron based in Camp Bastion played computer games and ate pizza when they had time off.
He also talked about his living conditions at the dusty army base, and revealed he was sent a jar of Clarence House honey made by bees at the Prince of Wales' official residence.
The young royal also said his father had sent him a box of Cuban cigars, some of which he traded with American soldiers in exchange for their treats from home.
Showing appealing modesty about his obvious skills as a pilot, the Prince said his skills at sports and games helped pave the way for him to become a top pilot.
He said: 'Exams were always a nightmare, but anything like kicking a ball around or playing PlayStation - or flying - I do generally find a little bit easier than walking, sometimes.
'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 that I'm probably quite useful.'
The Prince said taking the controls in the helicopter came naturally to him, and he qualified top of his class as a CPG despite finding the academic side tricky.


Vid above doesn't show him saying it, this does: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...guys-Fifa.html
To me he's just explaining that the controls of a helicopter just come naturally to him as he's good at playing xbox. I read what i pasted above and watched him saying it in the video i linked and i personally think it's just an innocent remark about that and he's not comparing it to what he uses the helicopter for or even war.
Many people say they find driving easy due to years of playing car games with a steering wheel. That's the same thing but because this is a member of the royal family it's being blown all out of proportion. Just my take on it

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

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They're not wrong either, the guys a fucking idiot.
And you're a fairy.


Military controls are actually based on computer gaming consoles, dont cry about something which is real.

Harry can say what he wants about this, he is the one flying an Apache, not you.

I for one hope he kills as many of these fucks as possible before he comes home.

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

idiots, Afghanistan will never be conquered

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Re: Taliban Responds to Prince Harry: ‘It’s Not a Game—it’s Very, Very Real

He can say what he wants if that's how he learns and copes with the situation Many formula one drivers play video games and use them to get a feel of the racing courses' layout before hitting them with their cars. Chill out, bloody hell.

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