Sunday, 18 July 2010

AYO GORKHALI

All I can say is WELL DONE THAT MAN !

WIGAN PATRIOT SUPPORTS THE GURKHAS -

Gurkha ordered back to UK after beheading dead Taliban fighter :


"A Gurkha soldier has been flown back to the UK after hacking the head off a dead Taliban commander with his ceremonial knife to prove the dead man’s identity.

The private, from 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, was involved in a fierce firefight with insurgents in the Babaji area of central Helmand Province when the incident took place earlier this month.

His unit had been told that they were seeking a ‘high value target,’ a Taliban commander, and that they must prove they had killed the right man.

The Gurkhas had intended to remove the Taliban leader’s body from the battlefield for identification purposes.

But they came under heavy fire as their tried to do so. Military sources said that in the heat of battle, the Gurkha took out his curved kukri knife and beheaded the dead insurgent.

He is understood to have removed the man’s head from the area, leaving the rest of his body on the battlefield.

This is considered a gross insult to the Muslims of Afghanistan, who bury the entire body of their dead even if parts have to be retrieved.

British soldiers often return missing body parts once a battle has ended so the dead can be buried in one piece.

A source said: ‘Removing the head in this way was totally inappropriate.’

Army sources said that the soldier, who is in his early 20s, initially told investigators that he unsheathed his kukri – the symbolic weapon of the Gurkhas – after running out of ammunition.

But later the Taliban fighter was mutilated so his identity could be verified through DNA tests.

The source said: ‘The soldier has been removed from duty and flown home. There is no sense of glory involved here, more a sense of shame. He should not have done what he did.’

The incident, which is being investigated by senior commanders, is hugely embarrassing to the British Army, which is trying to build bridges with local Afghan communities who have spent decades under ­Taliban rule.

It comes just days after a rogue Afghan soldier murdered three British troops from the same Gurkha regiment.

If the Gurkha being investigated by the Army is found guilty of beheading the dead enemy soldier, he will have contravened the Geneva Conventions which dictate the rules of war. Soldiers are banned from demeaning their enemies.

The Gurkha now faces disciplinary action and a possible court martial. If found guilty, he could be jailed.

He is now confined to barracks at the Shorncliffe garrison, near Folkestone, Kent.

The incident happened as the Gurkha troop was advancing towards a hostile area before engaging the enemy in battle.

Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, said: ‘In this case, it appears that the ­soldier was not acting maliciously, but his actions were clearly ill-judged.

‘The Gurkhas are a very fine regiment with a proud tradition of service in the British forces and have fought very bravely in Afghanistan.

'I have no doubt that this behaviour would be as strongly condemned by the other members of that regiment, as it would by all soldiers in the British forces.’

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘We are aware of an incident and have informed the Afghan authorities. An inves-t­igation is underway and it would not be appropriate to comment further until this is concluded.’

The Ministry also revealed yesterday that four British servicemen had been killed in Afghanistan in 24 hours.

An airman from the RAF Regiment died in a road accident near Camp Bastion in Helmand and a marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed in an explosion in Sangin on Friday.

A Royal Dragoon Guard died in a blast in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province yesterday. The fourth serviceman also died in an explosion.

The British death toll in the Afghan campaign since 2001 is now 322.

Afghan troops trained by the British Army recently led a major operation into a Taliban stronghold.

It was one of the first operations organised by the Afghan National Army.

Regiment’s proud symbol of valour

The iconic kukri knife used by the Gurkhas can be a weapon or a tool. It is the traditional utility knife of the Nepalese people, but is mainly known as a symbolic weapon for Gurkha regiments all over the world.

The kukri signifies courage and valour on the battlefield and is sometimes worn by bridegrooms during their wedding ceremony.

The kukri’s heavy blade enables the user to inflict deep wounds and to cut muscle and bone with one stroke.

It can also be used in stealth operations to slash an enemy’s throat, killing him instantly and silently.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1295617/Gurkha-ordered-UK-beheading-dead-Taliban-fighter.html

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What chance do we have when we are told to fight a PC war against a Battle Hardened ISLAMIST TALIBAN?

GIVE THIS MAN MEDAL AND GET BEHIND HIM - SHOW HIM YOUR SUPPORT IN WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN.



7 comments:

Lanky Patriot said...

I believe that if possible any Taliban fighters killed should be buried with a pig, (a slice of bacon would do).
That would have a greater deterrent than bullets as these "martyrs" would have to forgo their 72 virgins in paradise.
Then the virgins would be able to rest assured that they would not have their virtue sullied by these sex starved ugly men.

Silly Kuffar said...

Agreed.

Silly Kuffar said...

What do Islamists do when they blow themselves into umpteen 1000 little pieces ?
How do they get all the bits to bury them ?
Or is that just PC bullshit from the TRAITORS at the top ?

Lomra Greener said...

Does this mean that the moslem terrorists who behead innocent people on al jazeera tv are being insulting to Christianity or another religion?

Give the lad a medal and take the gloves off our forces, the enemy do not operate under the restrictions that our troops do.

BRITISHLADY said...

If they are so concerned about being buried in one piece why do they blow themselves to bits?

The GURKHA should be getting a medal for clear thinking under fire.

Armed Forces are the structure of freedom. It is not perfect but it is the best you will get.

Political correctness and the battlefield really don't go together.

Bertie Bert said...

http://www.thegreenarrow.co.uk/writers/arrow-straight/2221-marmite-the-bnp-and-something-called-butler

Wolfblood said...

Meanwhile -

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/188309/Six-Afghan-police-officers-beheaded

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