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Lifestyle => Train of Thought => Topic started by: Don Rizzle on April 24, 2006, 01:17:53 PM

Title: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Don Rizzle on April 24, 2006, 01:17:53 PM
Reid defends Harry in service row
Prince Harry should be allowed to serve on the front line of battle zones, Defence Secretary John Reid has said.
He was speaking after military commanders were said to be worried that the prince might draw enemy fire and put other troops at risk.

Mr Reid, speaking in Afghanistan, said Harry should be allowed to carry out normal duties "as far as is possible".

The prince's unit, the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals, is due to be sent to Iraq next year.


 If they said 'no, you can't go front line' then I wouldn't drag my sorry ass through Sandhurst and I wouldn't be where I am now
Prince Harry
 

Prince Harry is adamant that, if his soldiers go, he wants to be there too.

Speaking last year, he said: "If they said 'no, you can't go front line' then I wouldn't drag my sorry ass through Sandhurst and I wouldn't be where I am now.

"The last thing I want to do is have my soldiers away to Iraq or wherever like that and for me to be held back home."

But it is understood some military commanders feel a royal presence in this already volatile region could increase the dangers for British troops.

'Judgement call'

Mr Reid said the prince's profile must be taken into account but that he should be allowed to carry out his duties.


 My plea would be to let this young man... be treated as what he is and that's a potentially very good young officer
John Reid Today interview 

"It would be my wish to do that as far as is possible, but obviously if there are aspects because of his prominence, that he has not sought, that would lead to a threat dimension that would be taken into account by commanding officers," he said.

"That is for them to judge but my plea would be to let this young man... be treated as what he is and that's a potentially very good young officer."

A Clarence House spokesman also admitted that, in some circumstances, Prince Harry's presence could pose an increased risk to his regiment but said a "judgement call" would have to be made by his commanding officer.

Defence analyst Amyas Godfrey, of the Royal United Services Institute, said he thought the dangers of the prince serving in a battle zone had been overstated.

"It would be an enormous amount of resources to kidnap one British soldier or to specifically attack that one specific soldier, and in many ways that would be counter-productive for an insurgency," he said.


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk/4938978.stm

Published: 2006/04/24 13:31:28 GMT

I can see where people are coming from his regiment has already been publicised that its going into action with a little more information people maybe able to get a rough idea of where he is in Iraq, which could put him and his regiment in more danger than they would be in if he wasn't there, but then why let him join the army if they won't let him put in work. Royals have a history for serving in the forces, why should now be any different?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: WestCoasta on April 24, 2006, 01:22:51 PM
okay....

that's quite brave of course, but really not needed
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 24, 2006, 01:25:21 PM
If I was him I would want to serve as well. He should be commended for wanting to go.  But he would make it to dangerous for those around him.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Jip on April 24, 2006, 01:54:52 PM
send that bitch there, once he gets fucked up, they will have no choice but to remove the troops from iraq
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Inspire / Moss on April 24, 2006, 01:57:29 PM
send him !!!
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Suga Foot on April 24, 2006, 02:05:39 PM
I didn't even know he was there.  Good for him.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Diabolical on April 24, 2006, 02:15:20 PM
Maybe they should stop telling the enemy everything and get on with sorting their mess out.

How is any Iraqi going to tell its Prince Harry if he is over 100 metres away firing a rifle at them?!
Im sure they wouldnt stop and get his autograph :P
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Don Rizzle on April 24, 2006, 02:18:56 PM
I didn't even know he was there.  Good for him.
not yet, next year.

Prince William is also undertaking officer training at Sandhurst so i guess the same questions will arise when he becomes an officer too.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Suga Foot on April 24, 2006, 02:28:04 PM
I didn't even know he was there.  Good for him.
not yet, next year.

Prince William is also undertaking officer training at Sandhurst so i guess the same questions will arise when he becomes an officer too.

I would think for someone in his position, joining the army is strictly a traditional thing, and just for image reasons. 
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Don Rizzle on April 24, 2006, 03:12:19 PM
well not really so much prince charles didn't but yea other royals have served in the falklands and ww2 etc, Infact when churchill wanted be on the beaches when we were pushing into france the only thing that stopped him was the king say he'd go too if he was gonna be so foolish.

but prince harry is a dunce the army was his only option after doing shit at school, william on the other hand ha a bit more brains and graduated from st andrews university last year
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 24, 2006, 03:14:50 PM
i hope he goes there and gets introduced to some Mahdi or Jaish E Mujahidin'

they got big guns that go

brraadddt
brraadddt
brraadddt

where yo niggaz at?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Suga Foot on April 24, 2006, 03:17:52 PM
well not really so much prince charles didn't but yea other royals have served in the falklands and ww2 etc, Infact when churchill wanted be on the beaches when we were pushing into france the only thing that stopped him was the king say he'd go too if he was gonna be so foolish.

but prince harry is a dunce the army was his only option after doing shit at school, william on the other hand ha a bit more brains and graduated from st andrews university last year
What's the point of them even going to school anyway?  Their lives are pretty much mapped out already aren't they?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 24, 2006, 03:33:46 PM
i hope he goes there and gets introduced to some Mahdi or Jaish E Mujahidin'

they got big guns that go

brraadddt
brraadddt
brraadddt

where yo niggaz at?

Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Teddy Roosevelt on April 24, 2006, 03:37:04 PM
i hope he goes there and gets introduced to some Mahdi or Jaish E Mujahidin'

they got big guns that go

brraadddt
brraadddt
brraadddt

where yo niggaz at?

Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Do you?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 24, 2006, 03:39:04 PM


Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Do you?
Quote

Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board. And I challenge anyone on this board to a debate on any topic in IM's. We can even post the convo on the board and let people decide who won.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Suga Foot on April 24, 2006, 03:44:59 PM


Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Do you?
Quote

Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board. And I challenge anyone on this board to a debate on any topic in IM's. We can even post the convo on the board and let people decide who won.

THAT WOULD BE SUPER DUPER NEATO!!
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 24, 2006, 03:49:35 PM


Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board. And I challenge anyone on this board to a debate on any topic in IM's. We can even post the convo on the board and let people decide who won.

THAT WOULD BE SUPER DUPER NEATO!!
Quote

You son of a bitch. How dare you make fun of me?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Teddy Roosevelt on April 24, 2006, 03:54:08 PM
i hope he goes there and gets introduced to some Mahdi or Jaish E Mujahidin'

they got big guns that go

brraadddt
brraadddt
brraadddt

where yo niggaz at?

Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Do you?

Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.
So I guess that's a no.






Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Teddy Roosevelt on April 24, 2006, 03:56:57 PM
And no I'm not going to argue with you CWalker on this issue, because to tell you the truth, I don't care. but but would be cool to see a him go into combat like back in the glory days of the world. Then maybe it will bring some purpose to the Royal Line.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Sikotic™ on April 24, 2006, 03:57:34 PM

Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.

Well you do a good job hiding it, Bubbleboy
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 24, 2006, 04:32:55 PM


Do you ever post anything that isn't nonsense?
Do you?
Quote

Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board. And I challenge anyone on this board to a debate on any topic in IM's. We can even post the convo on the board and let people decide who won.

cmon son...at least wait till i log off before making stupid threats like this

its like Swoop G claimin he runs Death Row in front of Pac
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: mauzip on April 24, 2006, 05:01:45 PM
If he goes to Iraq he and/or direct people around him will either be kidnapped or killed. He will attract violence, so I don't think he should serve.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: J @ M @ L on April 25, 2006, 04:52:10 PM
Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.

Enough with the oxymorons... intelligent Polack.. lol yea right... if anything, you're the most delusional faggot alive
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 25, 2006, 04:53:00 PM
Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.

Enough with the oxymorons... intelligent Polack.. lol yea right... if anything, you're the most delusional faggot alive

Are you back in Afghanistan yet?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 25, 2006, 05:57:22 PM
Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.

Enough with the oxymorons... intelligent Polack.. lol yea right... if anything, you're the most delusional faggot alive

Are you back in Afghanistan yet?

No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: WestCoasta on April 25, 2006, 06:17:56 PM
Actually I am the most intelligent poster on this board.

Enough with the oxymorons... intelligent Polack.. lol yea right... if anything, you're the most delusional faggot alive

Are you back in Afghanistan yet?

No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

yeah fuck those white Americans, I'm sick of the US being 100% white

Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 25, 2006, 06:25:36 PM



No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

Isn't it embarassing having to flee your homeland and run to the white man for a better way of life?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: h cottie is bac-tive? on April 25, 2006, 07:30:08 PM



No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

Isn't it embarassing having to flee your homeland and run to the white man for a better way of life?

not when white girls stick their asses out and scream FUCK ME! FUCK ME! MY MAN DOESNT MEASURE UP!
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 25, 2006, 09:28:14 PM



No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

Isn't it embarassing having to flee your homeland and run to the white man for a better way of life?

Naw thats called surviving. It made me a man, Its a special essence, an x factor if u will. The difference between me and u.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: coola on April 25, 2006, 10:24:45 PM



No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

Isn't it embarassing having to flee your homeland and run to the white man for a better way of life?

Naw thats called surviving. It made me a man, Its a special essence, an x factor if u will. The difference between me and u.

living off the government made you a man ? LOL
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 26, 2006, 08:25:46 AM



No he hasnt taken enough cracker tax money yet

Isn't it embarassing having to flee your homeland and run to the white man for a better way of life?

Naw thats called surviving. It made me a man, Its a special essence, an x factor if u will. The difference between me and u.

living off the government made you a man ? LOL

im really tired of saying this...there should be an automated response for every one of ur posts

u dont get it
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: coola on April 26, 2006, 10:20:46 AM
^ how old were you when you migrated to Canada ?
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 27, 2006, 03:18:06 PM
^ how old were you when you migrated to Canada ?

7
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: Real American on April 27, 2006, 03:58:49 PM
Don't worry Tech, I would be a little humiliated too.

It explains why you are such an angry little Muslim.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: coola on April 27, 2006, 10:59:59 PM
^ how old were you when you migrated to Canada ?

7

ok, so you became a man at 7 ? youre tellin me i dont get it, but you make no fuckin sense.
Title: Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
Post by: King Tech Quadafi on April 28, 2006, 09:41:06 PM
Don't worry Tech, I would be a little humiliated too.

It explains why you are such an angry little Muslim.

Look at this polack whore with his Dr Phil analysis, trying to comfort Tech..."dont worry honey", whats next youre gonna massage my feet and prepare my favourite dish ho?