Aug 11 2011
British are all upset because one of their soldiers cut off and kept the fingers of a dead Taliban fighter as trophies.’
UK DAILY MAIL – A British soldier fighting in Afghanistan has been accused of cutting off the fingers of dead Taliban fighters – which he then kept as ‘macabre’ souvenirs. (Good for him!) The squaddie, from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is said to have carried out the horrific ritual during the battalion’s last tour which ended in April. (Horrific? Muslims cut the heads off living people, that’s horrific, not cutting fingers off a corpse)
It will provoke anger amongst Muslims who are traditionally buried with all their body parts. (Soooooooooooooo, who the Hell gives a damn?)
The Ministry of Defence has launched a probe into the ‘very serious allegation’ – and has tasked the army’s elite Special Investigation Branch to look into the shocking accusation. (Oh, please)
A source told the Sun: ‘These allegations have rocked the battalion. That said, they are being kept very hush hush for obvious reasons. Only one soldier is said to have been involved. ‘The Afghanistan tour was his first one and it’s possible that the stresses of that made him do these horrific things.’ (Hardly)
Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has now called for urgent action over the allegations and said the Army must act quickly, if the ‘sickening acts’ were the result of severe military trauma, to make sure others were not suffering in the same way.
Honorary colonel of the Argyll’s Cadet Force Clive Fairweather added that he was ‘baffled’ by the allegation. He said that during training soldiers were told they must treat the enemy dead with respect. And he also revealed that taking trophies from the dead was a ‘sure fire way’ to provoke anger from locals. (And we should care because why? The bastard was a Taliban)