British Sniper Investigated for Shooting Terrorist Who Was About to Fire RPG
Don’t expect to win any wars with rules of engagement this totally insane:
A British sniper is being investigated for shooting dead an Iraqi insurgent preparing to fire a rocket propelled grenade because he did not shout a warning, according to a pressure group representing former members of the armed forces.
The group, UK Veterans One Voice, says the unidentified soldier is the subject of an inquiry by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), despite preventing an attack on a British base.
The incident was described by UK Veterans One Voice.
It describes how a British base was subject to attack by an Iraqi armed with an RPG after Friday prayers over a period of weeks. Soldiers were told not to return fire for fear of hurting bystanders who gathered to watch after they left the local mosque.
Then one Thursday a patrol returned without a sniper team – either by accident or design.
The following day, the same insurgent is spotted preparing to launch his weekly attack.
“As the insurgent’s finger tightened on the trigger of the RPG, a single shot cracked out,” says the account.
“The round flew almost 1200 metres across the face of the crowd missing them safely. The RPG jumped unfired into the air and the insurgent’s body briefly flew across the ground having been hit by a veteran of long military service, a graduate of the Army Sniper School.”
A job well done, you might say — but only if you side with Britain against Muslim terrorists.
Due to the distance involved, the sniper could not have warned the terrorist before shooting him. Thus the investigation into this supposed war crime.
The inevitable effect of this sick lunacy not only on military effectiveness but on morale is so obvious that it could only be deliberate. Bleeding heart moonbats are truly the enemy within.
On tips from Torcer and Dragon’s Lair. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.