Prince Harry a Drunk 'Jackal': Afghan Warlord
Hekmatyar has no kind words for British royal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Prince Harry examining the cockpit of an Apache helicopter with a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell/pool file)

(Newser) – What happened in Vegas apparently followed Prince Harry to Afghanistan: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister known as among the "most feared and wanted warlords," brands the prince a "jackal" in a new interview with the Telegraph. "The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk," Hekmatyar says. The British Ministry of Defense responded, calling it "nonsense to suggest that any British pilot would be drunk in charge of their aircraft," Reuters reports.

The "jackal" comment came when Hekmatyar compared the Mujaheddin to "lions and eagles," noting, "jackals cannot hunt lions. 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 continued with criticism for Britain, saying the nation longed to "play the satanic role that (it) used to play in the past."
 

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