British soldier 'cut off and kept fingers of dead Taliban fighters as trophies'
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Nothing new about this ritual, and nothing horrific. I have a friend who was in the SAS in Malaya in the 1950's and they used to cut the thumbs off each terrorist they shot, put them all in a bag and take them back to base to show how many they had got rid of. As regards being a sickening act, it would pale beside what would happen to one of our boys if they were taken alive, they do not deserve respect dead or alive
- arthur, ormskirk, 8/8/2011 12:32
It would have been heads but the baggage allowance for soldiers is so low
- Roger the cabinboy, Crete, 8/8/2011 12:28
The media should stay out of this, Its a matter for the Army to deal with and it does nothing but give the enemy an excuse. Do we really need to know this and be reminded of so called UK atrocities. What is the purpose here? To sell a story? Well sell it in a way that doesn't make the UK look like savages because one guy has collected fingers. BIG DEAL!!! Its war, read a book or two on any war and this wouldn't even be news...
- Steve, Scotland, 8/8/2011 12:37
Don't see the problem here. If these people want to play big boys rules, this is what can happen. I know from personal experience, that during the Rhodesian bush-war, many soldiers had the ears of terrorists they'd killed hanging from the rear view mirror of their private cars. I have zero sympathy for those trying their damnedest to kill our troops, especially so when some of them desecrate, burn, and then publicly parade their bodies. Tell it to someone who cares.
- g p, wilts, 8/8/2011 12:19