Ex-SAS commander in Afghanistan condemns British Govt. for ”unnecessary deaths”March 7th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Former Special Air Service commander in Afghanistan has condemned the British government for the “unnecessary deaths” of four soldiers who were killed when their Snatch Land Rover hit a roadside bomb.
The Scotsman newspaper quoted Major Sebastian Morley as saying that the government has “blood on its hands”.
He claimed that the Whitehall officials and military commanders repeatedly ignored his warnings regarding the killings of the troops if they continued to use the “unsafe” vehicles.
The 40-year-old commander resigned after the deaths of Corporal Sarah Bryant, the first female soldier to die in Afghanistan, and three of her male colleagues when their Snatch hit an anti-tank mine in Helmand province in June.
Major Morley blamed Quentin Davies, the minister for defence equipment and support, for telling an “unacceptable lie” in the wake of the deaths, that commanders had a choice of vehicles to use. (ANI)
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