Jeremy Corbyn blasted after video of him mocking captured SAS troopers and branding British forces in Iraq ‘lawless’ emerges

JEREMY Corbyn has been blasted after a video of him mocking SAS troopers and branding British forces in Iraq “lawless” emerged.

The Labour leader’s rant came just days after the dramatic rescue of two Who Dares Wins fighters from an Iraqi jail.

Jeremy Corbyn branded British soldiers ‘lawless’ in a video that has emerged from a Stop the War rally in 2005

They faced a grizzly execution until their brave pals broke them free from their Basra prison.

But Corbyn, then a backbench MP, told a Stop the War rally: “You couldn’t have made it up.

“British SAS officers, armed to the teeth, driving through a checkpoint, then tried to shoot their way out of it, and then they are arrested, apparently quite properly by the local police.

“And the British Army then bombards the police station in which they are held. Who are the lawless forces now?”

He also compared Allied efforts to the US occupation of Vietnam.

Veterans minister Tobias Ellwood blasted: “Under Jeremy Corbyn, Labour should never be given the responsibility of keeping our country safe.”

And SAS veteran Phil Campion said: “The man needs to live a day in a trooper’s shoes before he gobs off.”

The 2005 video was uncovered by journalist Iggy Ostanin, who passed it to The Sun on Sunday.

Labour said: “Jeremy Corbyn was speaking at a rally alongside the families of British soldiers who had been killed.

“He was rightly criticising the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.”

Veterans minister Tobias Ellwood has criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s comments
PA:Press Association


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