PESHAWAR, Afghanistan — One of Afghanistan’s most feared warlords has made a withering attack on Prince Harry, who has spent Christmas serving in the country, labelling the prince a “jackal” who was “drunk” while hunting innocent Afghans.
In a rare and exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who has been designated a global terrorist by the United States, heaped insults on the Prince and pledged to carry out more attacks before the UK’s withdrawal in 2014.
Speaking from an undisclosed location, the warlord accused Britain of dragging “herself into this unjustified, useless but cruel conflict to please the White House. The British did not gain anything instead they lost blood and treasure.
“I do not understand how the British public accept their children being sent to certain death in order to please American generals.”
Turning to Prince Harry, he said “the British Prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame. But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy! Jackals cannot hunt lions.”
The British Prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk
Pointing to an attack on a base where Prince Harry was located he said: “During the Mujaheddin attack on the American base the Prince saw that he was the one about to be hunted and was searching for a hole in which to hide himself.”
He added: “Some British authorities still dream about the times of the 18th and 19th century and they want their ambassador to be treated like a viceroy and their prince to go out in uniform to hunt for human beings and play the satanic role that they used to play in the past.”
The warlord’s made the comments in an interview with The Daily Telegraph from a mountain base, reported to be close to the Afghan-Pakistan border.