Prince Harry, 28, of England said that during the 20 weeks he spent in Afghanistan on a mission where he served as pilot of a combat helicopter, he killed several insurgents. When he was interviewed about his actions, he replied: “Yes, as did many people.”
“Claiming one life to save a life (…) is what it is, I guess,” was what he said to the Press Association.
Harry’s mission was to monitor and provide support to coalition troops fighting the Taliban, escorting other devices in rescue missions and engage into combat only if necessary. As a co-pilot gunner, Harry was sitting in front of the pilot’s cabin and was responsible for the operating of sophisticated weapons. “It is a pleasure for me because I am one of those people who like to play Playstation and XBox, meaning that with my thumbs I think I’m pretty useful,” said Harry. Peace groups have criticized the controversial prince and described his remarks as “arrogant“.
While a Taliban spokesman said the comments of Prince Harry, can be seen something like shooting insurgents in Afghanistan was like playing video games, “probably he has a mental problem.”