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Old 02-26-2007, 07:12 AM
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Seriously, I did expect there was some hope that the Media would have at least some consideration! Don't they understand that they aare really putting soldiers, not only Harrry, in danger?
You obviously missed the point. They don't give a fat rats arse! :bash: Creating a more dangerous situation for Harry and his unit will reap very large profits down stream. I mean to say, we can't let a little thing like death get in the way of the bottom line, or the headline.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:09 AM
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And then if Harry or some of his men get killed, the Sun can follow up with even bigger headlines: "I Told You So"

My only hope is that if the Sun is as reliable here as it is on other royal news, then the enemies has a snowball's chance in hell of really finding Harry.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:36 AM
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My only hope is that if the Sun is as reliable here as it is on other royal news.
Exactly! They still need dealing with though.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:24 PM
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Maybe the Army has been feeding misinformation to the Sun, knowing that it would ignore pleas to not print speculation about Harry's whereabouts.

The only thing that's going to stop this abuse by the tabloids is for people to stop buying them, and we know that won't happen because a lot of people want to read this stuff. It's the whole vicious cycle of Diana and the paparazzi all over again. While the photographers deserve a lot of the blame, in the last analysis they're just feeding a need in their customers.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:20 AM
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I definitely think the more official the information, the more mis-leading.
There is so much speculation that occasionally things are correctly guessed but rather than admit to it, further erroneous things are "leaked".

Its rather smart, IMO.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:21 PM
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So it isn't yet confirmed that he's going to Iraq?
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So it isn't yet confirmed that he's going to Iraq?
Yes it has been confirmed.

The Prince of Wales - A joint statement from the Ministry of Defence and Clarence House about the operational deployment of Cornet Wales
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:28 PM
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He will have SAS guards.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:07 PM
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No It is my understanding that he will not have guards, except his own men and the other soldiers serving out there.

That is not a job the SAS does, play nursemaid to a soldier!
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:11 PM
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I very seriously doubt Harry would even accept special protection, especially since the rest of the men in his unit wouldn't have it. He wants to be a regular soldier fighting on the front lines.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:21 PM
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No It is my understanding that he will not have guards, except his own men and the other soldiers serving out there.

That is not a job the SAS does, play nursemaid to a soldier!
To quote the famously anonymous defence sources, "Where exactly do you think a bodygaurd would sit in a Scimitar?"
With a pithy statement like that, you know it's got to come from some senior officer with a case of the screaming iritts having had to state the obvious, yet again, to some media pillock!
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:28 AM
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To quote the famously anonymous defence sources, "Where exactly do you think a bodygaurd would sit in a Scimitar?"
With a pithy statement like that, you know it's got to come from some senior officer with a case of the screaming iritts having had to state the obvious, yet again, to some media pillock!
How about an extra scimitar, with 2 SAS men and a bodyguard driving it, oh and a great big flag with an arrow, saying 'Harry is here'.
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Poor Prince. Good Luck in Iraque
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:54 AM
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How about an extra scimitar, with 2 SAS men and a bodyguard driving it, oh and a great big flag with an arrow, saying 'Harry is here'.
Do you think that would be sufficient? Maybe a Royal Protection Squad of 4, suits sharp, ties discrete, sunnys gleaming, running along beside the Scimitar a-la presidential calavcade?
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I would expect the vehicle to be flying his personal Royal Standard as well, so that the dictates of protocol are followed correctly.
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Prince Harry to Go to War in Iraq | Prince Harry : AOL Entertainment News

Security issues for the prince and his colleagues have been a major concern for military and royal officials. London's Evening Standard newspaper reports that Harry, who is normally protected by Metropolitan Police bodyguards, will be shadowed by the Army's elite Special Air Service (SAS) in Iraq.

An SAS source tells PEOPLE: "He would probably be protected by an eight-member SAS team working in teams of four in 12-hour shifts. They won't let him out of their sight. They will be eating, sleeping and fighting alongside him. They will become his best new pals."
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:51 AM
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An SAS source tells PEOPLE: "He would probably be protected by an eight-member SAS team working in teams of four in 12-hour shifts. They won't let him out of their sight. They will be eating, sleeping and fighting alongside him. They will become his best new pals."
Right, a newspaper reports that an SAS source told them....

It would be even funnier if people weren't so taken in by these rags. Where are they going to be when he is out on patrol in one of the Scimitar vehicles. I know the SAS receive extensive training in all manner of things, but what are they going to do, pretend to blend in with the vehicle, run alongside, sit in the vehicle (which only holds 3), Are they going to displace one of the other scimitar crews, which would leave everyone else at risk.
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Who can trust the rags!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:34 PM
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....I know the SAS receive extensive training in all manner of things, but what are they going to do, pretend to blend in with the vehicle, run alongside, sit in the vehicle (which only holds 3).
Hmm..... you've got me there!

I know the SAS are skilled at jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft, but making like a tank?
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:49 PM
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Who can trust the rags!!
Far too many people, unfortunately, judging from the comment sections on the newspapers' websites (both the gutter press and the broadsheets).
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