Lord Miles british 4chan user who went to Afghanistan and kabul in 2021.

Lord Miles

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Miles Routledge, better known as Lord Miles, is a 21-year-old British student who travelled to Afghanistan during the events of the 2021 Taliban offensive and was actively reporting his situation on 4chan and Twitch. Posts made by Routledge went viral on social media in mid-August 2021. In March 2023, a rumor spread that Lord Miles was missing. The rumor was snowballed after the Taliban's Twitter account @TalibanPRD tweeted a selfie with Miles and stated that they "lost contact" with their "beloved brother."

Online History

On August 13th, 2021, during the events of the 2021 Taliban offensive in Afghanistan, an anonymous 4chan[1] user started an "ask me anything" thread in the /trv/ board of the website, writing that he was in Afghanistan and posting a photograph of himself (post and photograph shown below, left and right).

Just chilling in Afghanistan Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 [1406 / 155 / 754] 05:31:12 No.2075339 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>2075340 >>2075376 >>2075405 >>2075411 >>2075474 >>2075541 >>2075579 >>2075584 >>2075605 >>2075633 >>2075637 >>2075651 >>2075692 >>2075770 >>2075798 >>2075802 >>2075933 >>2076252 >>2076299 >>2076628 >>2076659 >>2076886 >>2076907 >>2077541 >>2077614 >>2077639 >>2077710 >>2077813 >>2078011 >>2078556 >>2079112 >>2079194 >>2079288 >>2079595 >>2079672 >>2079710 >>2079722 >>2079810 >>2079901 >>2080056 >>2080064 >>2080103 >>2080142 >>2080145 >>2080285 >>2080363 >>2080372 >>2080384 >>2080452 >>2080536 >>2080558 >>2080617 >>2080677 >>2080698 >>2080735 >>2080766 >>2080846 >>2080897 >>2080931 2MİB, 2320x3088, 82FA6277-66F4- >>2080938 >>2080960 >>2080983 >>2080993 >>2081003 4599-B6D2-F4F017E5E58B.jpg >>2081208 >>2081209 >>2081217 >>2081313 >>2081317 View Same Google igdb SauceNAO Trace >>2081517 >>2081591 >>2081615 >>2081791 >>2081864 >>2082003 >>2082064 >>2082207 >>2082228 >>2082503 >>2082693 >>2082993 >>2083006 >>2083035 >>2083062 >>2083110 >>2083209 >>2083298 >>2083374 >>2083619 >>2083974 >>2084092 >>2084479 >>2084530 >>2084578 >>2084821 >>2084915 >>2085042 >>2085049 >>2085157 >>2085332 >>2085410 >>2085547 >>2085559 Decided to pop down to Afghanistan for a few days, never been before. Just goofing off and soaking in the sun. Seems more peaceful than London to me. AMA eke Zo li

In the thread,[2] the poster revealed their full name, Miles Arthur Le-Vesconte Routledge, writing that his profile can be found on Facebook.[3] In a May 5th, 2021, post, Routledge wrote that he booked a flight to Afghanistan (screenshot shown below, left).

In the /trv/ thread, Miles wrote that he arrived in Afghanistan for a five-day trip, adding that he doesn't believe the capital will be taken in that period. In the thread, Miles answered questions made by other users, explaining that he was a student at Loughborough University and that he came to the country after googling the 10 most dangerous countries in the world and deciding to visit them all (thread screenshots shown below, center and right).

Miles Le-vesconte Routledge ... May 5 -0 I've just booked my flight to Afghanistan. The flight path is: London -> Moscow, Russia Moscow, Russia -> Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey -> New Delhi, India New Delhi, India -> Kabul, Afghanistan 7/8 nights travelling around Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan -> Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE -> Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey -> Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany -> London wish me luck, I will bring back some small Souvenir for whoever wants one!oe 67 79 Comments 8 Shares Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:03:21 No.2075628 Report Hey all, got more replies than I anticipated. It's 1am here so l'm going to sleep and then post a photo after I return tomorrow with a time stamp and a Afghanistan background. I won't say where I'm going for obvious reasons. I'll answer everything by tomorrow evening If I'm not on liveleak by then. Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:06:01 No.2075630 Report 2075562 I wish, I grew up very poor where my parent was on benefits (British welfare), I've worked a job since I was 14 and haven't had any financial support since, I'm not in contact with family but I have excellent friends. Just stating l'm not spoiled or a trust fund kid. I go uni full time and work full time, I pay for myself Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:08:35 No.2075631 Report >>2075500 I wish I was American but maybe not in this scenario, im British so apologies to the Afghanistan people for the accent. The situation is a shitshow, I don't understand why the US left so suddenly View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace L CO7F5E5B-6083-42EA-B2B9-2421B2B3 (...jpg, 136KIB, 750x945 Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:13:24 No.2075633 Report Quoted By: >>2077867 >>2079961 FAST >>2075339 I'm in a safe house that's not on the public maps but it wouldn't be too hard 3.4 Mbps to find quite honestly. Here are the speeds, I didn't bring my laptop so l've just been using my phone and the wifi here until I can buy a SIM card tomorrow (retail stores are closed on Friday as it's a day of relaxing) hope this helps. Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:16:16 No.2075635 Report Quoted By: >>2075698 >>2075500 I almost have a 1st class degree in physics and an investment banking job, yet I'm incredibly retarded yes. Also I don't think you understand: the reason I came is because of the news. Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:35:01 No.2075641 Report Quoted By: >>2079288 >>2082491 >>2083849 >>2075373 It really is, are you a local mate? Been in Loughborough for 3 years now. Well I googled the top 10 most dangerous countries in the world and used it like a shopping list. Went Ukraine during the war and went Chernobyl. Was going to go North Korea after a wealth management internship in Shanghai but covid happened so that became remote. Visas for some other countries are too expensive, therefore I settled on Afghanistan. Started googling and found out it's actually quite beautiful, foods great and It's obviously dirt cheap. The feeling is surreal, it baffles me how people live normal life here daily, there is a constant acid sick smell on the streets I couldn't live with, the roads are chaos and it's just pure noise constantly. When my driver picked me up from the airport a bunch of 4-8 year old girls ran up to my car and standing banging on the window begging for money and ran alongside a car on a busy highway. The main thing that saddens me is the fact there are loads of stray dogs that are hungry and you can see their ribs, they're everywhere and basically biting at rocks for food. The people don't really see them as pets, I hope to fly back one day to adopt a dog potentially. ATM's are a thing but they're in their own special private rooms, I tried to withdraw 400 USD but the machine didn't have enough so I just took 200, this was outside the central bank as well. Every 100m or so when driving there are 3 shops in the middle of the road: drinks (water, coke etc), food and general stuff like pans, clothes etc. It's like a drive thru but all the time. View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace 99319B5A-OADD-4FA7-9821-68F457D1 (...).jpg, 4MİB, 4032x3024 Miles Fri 13 Aug 2021 17:40:06 No.2075642 Report Quoted By: >>2075643 >>2075958 >>2077028 >>2081639 >>2075373 My room is nice, it's hidden off the street and barricaded with several steel doors and checkpoints with guards. I've got a 32 inch phat Tv, l've got AC which works surprisingly well. Double bed and the mattress is rock hard but apparently that's the custom here, I kinda like it. I've got a private bathroom and I get breakfast in the morning if I want at no charge. They also offer takeaways (checked Uber eats for shits and giggles and nothing) so I got some last night, very good and cheap

Also in the same thread,[4] Miles wrote that in all his bank cards he has "lord" as a term of address after tricking his bank into doing it, and expressed hope that this would provide him negotiating power in the event of capture (post and photograph shown below, left and right). After the post, multiple users in the thread referred to Miles as "Lord Miles," spawning the nickname.

Anonymous Fri 13 Aug 2021 19:17:35 No.2075706 Report Quoted By: >>2075707 >>2075710 >>2075744 >>2075745 >>2075752 >>2075886 BRIT ANs >>2075907 >>2075913 >>2076293 >>2076299 >>2076322 >>2076444 >>2076474 >>2076477 >>2076486 >>2077237 >>2077335 >>2077784 >>2077922 >>2078090 >>2078167 >>2078510 >>2079288 >>2079668 >>2079728 >>2079803 >>2080106 >>2080154 >>2080158 >>2080171 >>2080765 >>2081402 >>2081888 >>2083164 >>2083421 >>2083424 >>2083532 >>2083548 >>2084479 >>2085486 If the Taliban kidnap me, the plan is simple: I'm legally technically a lord (bought fake certificate, wore a suit in a bank and talked the talk) so it says lord on all my bank cards. The Taliban may see that as reason enough to keep me alive, thinking it may hold some negotiating power as they'll think I'm important. Let's hope it won't get to that stage though

On August 14th, 15th and 16th, Miles started daily threads on 4chan's[5][6][7] /trv/ board in which he reported on his current situation (screenshots shown below). In the August 14th thread,[8] Miles claimed that he was living in a safe house located in the center of Kabul within a five-minute walking distance from an embassy.

The show [1915 / 152 / 431] must go on Miles !!qW5U3JKEXyy Sat 14 Aug 2021 22:21:2i No.2076699 | View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>2076701 >>2076703 >>2076710 >>2076712 >>2076729 >>2076730 >>2076732 >>2076734 >>2076746 >>2076818 >>2076858 >>2076904 >>2076926 >>2076929 >>2076936 231KİB, 750x725, 68770D10-426A-4C26-8865- >>2076954 >>2077367 3A60ECD1CE7F.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace >>2077586 >>2077596 >>2077795 >>2078049 >>2078078 >>2078103 >>2078140 >>2078192 >>2078377 >>2078646 >>2078855 >>2079042 >>2079059 >>2079064 >>2079606 >>2079704 >>2079747 >>2079889 >>2081796 >>2081986 >>2083116 >>2084925 Hey guys, slept really well. Took the most intense morning poo reading everyones analysis of how much time is left, if I only have 72 hours left I better spend 71 hours goofing off. Outside my window is fully peaceful. Also to the 2 people who highjacked my thread arguing, you're both wrong, no I will not elaborate. The happy [1771/ 158 /514] ending? Miles !!uRJMVOdxkyq Sun 15 Aug 2021 07:00:59 No.2078614 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>2078619 >>2078648 >>2078649 >>2078652 >>2078654 >>2078666 >>2078672 >>2078676 >>2078678 >>2078680 >>2078681 >>2078682 >>2078704 >>2078705 >>2078710 2MİB, 2320x3088, E44CC9AB-B5F0- 40EE-B525-855042A3A6DF.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace L >>2078711 >>2078712 >>2078716 >>2078727 >>2078798 >>2078831 >>2078836 >>2079058 >>2079073 >>2079097 >>2079469 >>2079550 >>2079579 >>2079586 >>2079631 >>2079658 >>2080180 >>2080220 >>2080227 >>2080508 >>2080790 >>2080936 >>2081731 >>2081842 >>2081918 >>2082184 >>2082224 >>2083045 Found the hidden international resistance place, it has mostly Turkish but they've invited me in and found the British. Let's see what'll happen from here. Got a badge, British lads, I'm basically hidden away and should be good. All part of the plan totally totally totally. In temporary housing, still better than my uni accommodation haha. I will livestream soon but I just need to get into western clothes and drink some water. It's all good in da hood ayyyy The wait [1102 / 151 / 223] continues Miles !!qW5U3JKEXyy Mon 16 Aug 2021 00:17:39 No.2083423 View Reply Original Re port Quoted By: >>2083426 >>2083428 >>2083429 >>2083438 >>2083439 >>2083440 >>2083442 >>2083445 >>2083446 >>2083451 >>2083452 >>2083454 >>2083457 >>2083458 >>2083460 2MİB, 2320x3088, DC70520F-10E3- >>2083463 >>2083464 4D8D-A39E-3E5956840A30.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace + >>2083466 >>2083474 >>2083479 >>2083482 >>2083489 >>2083491 >>2083499 >>2083501 >>2083503 >>2083510 >>2083552 >>2083587 >>2083594 >>2083674 >>2083690 >>2083706 >>2083713 >>2083724 >>2083741 >>2083743 >>2083749 >>2083779 >>2083780 >>2083788 >>2083803 >>2083930 >>2083958 >>2084229 >>2084300 >>2084957 >>2085059 >>2085079 Hey all, no major updates but loads of gunfire yesterday but the area is safe, glad I didn't go to the airport because it looks like a free for all. I've got time to burn so l've prepared everything | can and I'm going to continue my CFA level 1 revision before I notice my hairline getting even worse ayy. How are you guys anyway?

On August 15th, Miles did an eight-minute live broadcast on Facebook, which was restreamed to Twitch[9] by an unknown user, in which he answered questions from chat (YouTube reupload shown below).

People send me these copypastas that are obviously dark, but they don't understand: I've literally been on 4chan and iFunny since the age of 12 or 13. So this stuff doesn't phase me. I kind of just thought I'm gonna be killed by the Taliban, fair enough. And you think sending your copypasta about someone hanging himself is going to be dodgy. It's cool. You're not going to touch me, you're not going to affect me in any way. I'm literally too based for it. […]
"Do the Taliban accept femboys?" No, obviously, they just kill you on the spot.[…]
"Glow?" I'm not a fed. Trust me, I'm definitely on a few watchlists right now, but I'm not a fed.


On August 16th, 2021, Miles wrote on his Facebook[14][15] that he was evacuated to a new safe house with approximately 100 other civilians, later writing that he was put on a list for a Dubai flight within a few hours. On August 17th, Miles posted[16] a video of himself inside an aircraft with other people, writing that he landed in Dubai (video shown below).

Media Interest

On August 15th, Twitter[10] user @Rimmy_Downunder posted four screenshots from Miles' /trv/ threads, writing, "there's currently a British guy called Lord Miles in Kabul having a wonderful time." The post received over 12,400 retweets and 76,600 likes in one day.

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Later on the same day, The Times[11] posted an interview with Routledge, in which he answered that he has "accepted death."

Josh Kraushaar @HotlineJosh British student on holiday in Afghanistan 'accepts death' | News | The Times British student on holiday in Afghanistan 'accepts death' A student at Loughborough University who flew out to Afghanistan for a holiday has said that he has "accepted death" as Taliban fighters toda.. P thetimes.co.uk 1:16 PM · Aug 15, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone

In the following days, more news outlets reported on Miles' online posts,[12][13] while more viral posts about Miles were made on social media. The news of Miles' successful rescue to Dubai alongside other British nationals also received coverage.[17]

On August 19th, 2021, YouTuber[17] CountDankula uploaded an interview with Miles Routledge (shown below).

Lord Miles Missing Rumors in March 2023

On February 23rd, 2023, Lord Miles uploaded a YouTube[19] video in which he went to Snake Island in Brazil. The video received roughly 182,600 views in three weeks. Around the same time, on February 27th, 2023, Lord Miles posted a tweet[20] that received roughly 2,600 likes in 17 days.

Going into early 2023, Lord Miles' social media presence stopped, which to his fans, read as unusual and worrisome. Some within the YouTuber's Discord server started to purport that he'd been missing since Thursday, March 2nd, 2023. A related screenshot was uploaded to Twitter[21] by user @fuggyfugger on March 7th, gaining over 70 likes in nine days (shown below).

Apparently @real_lord_miles is missing, just letting everyone know so it gets out to more people hopefully fuggy Tap to see attachment Fia Te buty @fuggyfugger Fi Tang Alpin Today at 4:32 AM You have no idea mate Miles is missing In Afghanistan no less fuggy Today at 4:51 AM Wait You're joking right Fuck Alpin Today at 4:51 AM He's been missing since Thursday yeah 5:53 AM. Mar 7, 2023 6,664 Views . ...

On March 15th, 2023, the Twitter[22] account for "Taliban Public Relations Department Commentary" @TalibanPRD tweeted a selfie with Lord Miles. The tweet stated:

It's with great sorrow to announce that we have lost contact with our beloved brother @real_lord_miles. His last known sighting was in eastern Afghanistan on the 6th of march. We are doing all we can to locate him. The foreign ministry has informed the UK embassy, Islamabad.

Over the course of one day, the tweet received roughly 14,600 likes (shown below, left). The post inspired viral discourse about Lord Miles' whereabouts. For instance, on March 15th, Twitter[23] user @Shadzey1 posted a tweet in which they admitted that they couldn't tell if it was trolling or not, earning roughly 4,800 likes in one day (shown below, right).

Taliban Public Relations Department Commentary @TalibanPRD : It's with great sorrow to announce that we have lost contact with our beloved brother @real_lord_miles. His last known sighting was in eastern Afghanistan on the 6th of march. We are doing all we can to locate him. The foreign ministry has informed the UK embassy, Islamabad. 3:12 AM Mar 15, 2023 6.6M Views Shadz @Shadzey1 Taliban putting out a safety BOLO on Lord Miles. What the fuck is 2023. I can't even tell if it's trolling or not. 3:00 PM Mar 15, 2023 405.7K Views ● ●

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now THIS is what real journalism looks like!
not the putrid pus filled pigstie that modern journalism is where it's just a bunch of semi-intellectual aholes just patting each other on the back and coming up with a new daily "is [random everyday object, hobby or food] racist?


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