The SAS believed, based on flimsy intelligence, that they would find a group of Taliban fighters who’d attacked a New Zealand patrol 19 days earlier. But the group wasn’t there, and the 21 people killed and wounded in the operation were all civilians – mostly women and children.
This week Stuff reports:
Another clip from earlier showed two men were visibly carrying weapons – a rifle and a rocket propelled grenade launcher – when emerging from a building that is said to have included a woman.
I’m sure the rocket propelled grenade was for self defence to protect against any wolves menacing their sheep.
Hager ignores his actual claim in the book and now argues:
“That’s only two armed people …. this isn’t many weapons with which to climb a hill and attack the foreign forces. This isn’t what it was made out to be … two people isn’t an armed group.
He can never admit when he is wrong. And even better he goes for pop psychology:
“Real insurgents would never ever have climbed up that hill when they could hear helicopters around.”
Real insurgents don’t eat quiche.