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Old 02-28-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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Prince Harry in Afghanistan

Prince harry has been serving in Afghanistan.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle3454535.ece

Good on him.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Great, now that it is no longer a secret, the Taliban will make his company more of a target.

But at least he's getting to do something with himself
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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I hope now that the word is out the proper actions will be taken to protect him and his unit.
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Harry has been withdrawn from what i have been told, some stupid american publication blew his cover. All respectable publications knew but were sworn to secrecy.
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I believe it was the Drudge Report...utter trash.
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It was originally leaked in an Austrailian news magazine a month ago...read the fuckin' article
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I believe it was the Drudge Report...utter trash.
I'd guess the majority of news stories discussed on FYM can be linked back to Drudge.
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I don't agree with his posting. If it's true that he's now been withdrawn then that's good news. Him being there puts extra danger on his fellow troops. And if anything actually happened to him, ie: he was captured or killed, Brown would go all out and kill god knows how many more people and this saga will go on and on even longer, with troops who have been promised a return home soon, suddenly finding themselves staying on indefinately.
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It was originally leaked in an Austrailian news magazine a month ago...read the fuckin' article
British news channels are claiming the Drudge Report to be the source.
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I'd guess the majority of news stories discussed on FYM can be linked back to Drudge.
Garbage in, garbage out?
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Military service isn't a requirement for children of Presidents in the US (maybe it should be, obviously the security risks are tremendous)-isn't it required for the male members of the royal family? Or at least certain ones in the line of succession? I know there was talk of Harry going to Iraq but they put the kibosh on that.

I saw some of the video last night, he seemed to handle himself very well. I think he and William have both matured quite nicely.
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An American website, the Drudge Report, broke a news blackout yesterday by revealing that Prince Harry has been serving in Afghanistan for more than two months.

To the fury of the Ministry of Defence and condemnation from the head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, the website announced a "world exclusive" and proclaimed: "They're calling him 'Harry the Hero!".

The article brought to an end an agreement with the media that the Prince's deployment to Helmand be kept quiet in the interests of his safety and that of the soldiers with him.

By July, editors of key newspapers and broadcasting organisations were sounded out to see if such assistance would be forthcoming. Without dissent, all agreed that it was the only sensible and safe solution.

"I am very disappointed that foreign websites have decided to run this story without consulting us. This is in stark contrast to the highly responsible attitude that the whole of the UK print and broadcast media, along with a small number of overseas outlets, who have entered into an understanding with us over the coverage of Prince Harry on operations," General Dannatt said.

"The editors took the commendable attitude to restrain their coverage. I would like to thank them for that."
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Months ago when there was talk about Harry going Iraq and being rejected on security grounds, i knew he would be ushered in secretly. Its not like they are gonna say Harry is going Iraq next tuesday, lets all wave him off.
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I don't like the Royal family and i think they're utterly pointless in this day and age but fair play to the lad. at least he's trying to do something with his life. shame this stupid website blew his cover.
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