Monday, 19 July 2010
A GURKHA BEHEADS A DEAD TALIBAN AND HE'S ARRESTED? WTF!
A Gurkha soldier in the British Army has been removed from duty in Afghanistan after he beheaded a dead Taliban commander with his ceremonial kukri knife.
The Nepalese private decapitated the dead man with the intention of returning to base with the head so the Taliban fighter could be identified by senior officers as a 'high value target'. He was unable to remove the whole body as he came under heavy machine gun fire. Desecrating a dead man's body is considered offensive in Afghanistan, where local custom dictates that the entire body is buried, even if body parts have to be retrieved to do so. And under the Geneva conventions, (WHEN DID THE TALIBAN SIGN IT, BTW), on the conduct of war, soldiers are banned from demeaning enemy combatants. The Gurkha is confined to barracks in Kent. He could face a court martial and could even be jailed if he is found guilty of beheading the fighter.
The fucking Taliban are putting people into our bases and opening fire on unarmed soldiers. They plant IEDs along the road, killing and maiming scores of our Troops. I say let the Gurkhas loose on the bastards and the more severed TALIBAN HEADS they are able to bring back to camp the better. It will maybe convince the Taliban that they are not winning this war and make them keener to come to the negotiating table, where ultimately this fucking sorry mess will have to end!