Talibans’ mud huts worth more than soldiers’ lives……..
A society advances itself in leaps and bounds, produces life saving weapons and armament to keep its troops victorious and safe, and then renounces the use of them. Stupid on steroids.
My hero son who won Victoria Cross died because of Army ban on weapons that damage Taliban mud huts
- Lance Corporal James Ashworth, 23, is said to have crawled within a few feet of enemy sniper
- His colleagues will claim at an inquest new regulations meant he couldn’t fire a grenade from a safer distance
- Rules came after request from President Karzai to protect local buildings
- Lance Corporal Ashworth has been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross
By MARK NICOL DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT
PUBLISHED: 21:18 GMT, 22 June 2013 | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 22 June 2013
A British soldier awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross died in vain because of an order to prevent damage to Taliban mud huts, an inquest will be told this summer.
Colleagues of Lance Corporal James Ashworth – who won the UK’s highest gallantry medal – are expected to tell a coroner they were denied powerful weapons to take on the Taliban due to fears mortars and rockets could damage buildings.
Soldiers from the Grenadier Guards will claim James died because he was forced to crawl to within a few feet of an enemy sniper in a mud hut while clutching a grenade, rather than firing from a safer distance.