Prince Harry Tells Colbert Why He Wrote About Killing 25 People – Rolling Stone

Prince Harry Tells Colbert Why He Wrote About Killing 25 People – Rolling Stone

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Prince Harry there is was unsalvageable over the past few weeks as the quasi-royal has been making the press rounds promoting her new memoirs Spare.

One of the most disturbing details the Duke of Sussex shares in his book concerns his time as a soldier in Afghanistan. Prince Harry served ten years during the war in Afghanistan, starting in 2007, and eventually reached the rank of captain in the British Army. During his second deployment, he flew Apache helicopters.

in Spareprince harry revealed he killed 25 people in afghanistan – all members of the Taliban, he claims. He called his victims “chess pieces taken off the board, the bad guys eliminated before they killed the good guys” and said he did not feel “ashamed” of his actions because he had been conditioned by the military not to feel anything.

“You can’t kill people if you see them as people,” he wrote. “They trained me to ‘other’ them and they trained me well.”

During Tuesday night’s sensational appearance of The Late Show with Stephen Colbertthe host awkwardly asked Harry about the disputed passage.

“Another strange thing about this is that this is nothing new. Here is an article from — I believe this is from Reuters “From ten years ago, describing you killing Afghan insurgents, the Taliban, in raids,” Colbert offered.

“Almost ten years to the day my face was splashed across the front pages because someone asked me while I was still in Afghanistan if I had killed anyone from an attack helicopter. And I said yes, Harry explained to the comic.

On why he chose to share these disturbing details in his memoir, Prince Harry, who has devoted a lot of time to helping wounded veterans deal with PTSD — and invited the veterans to Late show enrollment — said it’s all part of his mission to help struggling vets.

“I made the choice to share it because after spending almost two decades working with veterans around the world, I think the most important thing is to be honest and be able to give space to others to share their experiences without no shame,” Prince Harry said. “And my whole purpose and attempt to share this detail is to reduce the number of suicides.”


Prince Harry’s admission in his memoirs that he killed 25 Afghan insurgents and described them as “chess pieces” sparked a series of protests in Afghanistan – including at a local university in Helmand. reported on AP.

“The atrocities committed by Prince Harry, his friends or anyone else in Helmand or anywhere in Afghanistan are unacceptable, cruel. These actions will be remembered by history,” said Syed Ahmad Syed, a professor at the university. AP during the protest.

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