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Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« 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
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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
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"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.


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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?

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 01:22:51 PM »
okay....

that's quite brave of course, but really not needed
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #2 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.
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #3 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
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 01:57:29 PM »
send him !!!

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 02:05:39 PM »
I didn't even know he was there.  Good for him.
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #6 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
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #7 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.

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #8 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. 
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #9 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

iraq would just get annexed by iran


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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #11 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?
 

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #13 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

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Re: Should Prince Harry Be Allowed To Serve In Iraq?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2006, 03:39:04 PM »


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