Prince Harry put Invictus Games athletes at risk for terrorist attacks by bragging about 25 Taliban killings, experts say.
of Duke of Sussex Prior to the event, he has been accused of creating a security nightmare for wounded troops.
Former Apache pilot served two tours of the countryhe claimed that he did not see his enemies as human beings, nor did he feel proud or embarrassed by his kill count.
Former Secretary of the Navy Admiral Lord West Sunday mirror: “Invictus Games are very labeled with him, so I thought the threat level there would definitely be higher.
“His statement will raise serious security issues. Steps should be taken to protect veterans.
“And given half a chance, there will be people who want to do something.”
Lord West branded Harry’s remarks as “extremely ridiculous”.
He added: “The Taliban read it and think they have this prince who calls us all chess pawns and is very happy to kill us.
“And I’m sure there are many in Islamic State and other terrorist groups who think this should be retaliated against.”
of game will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany in September.
Proposed by Dai Davis, former chief of royal protection Event It could become a target for terrorists who are now able to reach Harry.
On the other hand, Stefan Byzanz, who advised the German Federal Ministry of Defense, Salman Rushdiebecame the subject of a fatwa in the novel Satanic Verse.
He added: “Based on what he has just done, I would say the security threat to Prince Harry is almost as great as Salman Rushdie.
“He could even put himself at the top of their hit list.”
In his memoir, Harry said he shot down Taliban militants while flying an Apache helicopter over the South Helmand province year 2012.
When he returned to base at Camp Bastion, he re-watched the film of the killing from a camera mounted on the gunship’s nose.
Harry said the technology means:
he wrote: But it wasn’t even a number to be ashamed of.
“In the heat and fog of battle, I didn’t think of those 25 as human. I was trained to ‘otherize’ them.”
Taliban retaliate Brand Harry a “loser” and demanded that he be brought to an “international court” for his “crimes”.
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