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Originally posted by RRex13
Harry is a Mountbatten (Battenburg)-Windsor (Saxe-Coburg Gotha). His title is Prince Henry of Wales.
Originally posted by RRex13
I posted this information for those who do not understand their history. The OS uses Wales as if it's a surname, which it isn't.
On review, my information was OT, so to steer it back in the appropriate direction, I find it very convenient that Harry is to be deployed just as the UK announces it's leaving Iraq. Perhaps we need to send one of the Bush children or grandchildren into the fray to end this stupidity.
[edit on 2/21/2007 by RRex13]
Originally posted by checkers...Maybe the government believes that it is time to refresh the anguish of losing some more of its royalty...
Originally posted by KonigKaos
If Harry falls in combat or is beheaded............
Im sure the backlash from the English and American forces will be like none other that we have seen before.
I wish for the Princes safe return back to England
Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas
I do agree that his being there makes British forces in general more of a target for insurgents. And if they every find out what unit he is in then they'll be in for a good fight. I'm not sure how close to the hard fighting lines they intend to place him. Hopefully they consider the other troops safety when deciding what unit he will lead.
Sources say a team of SAS men will be on stand-by to shadow the prince - ready to intervene if necessary. A member of the special forces said: "A team has been preparing for this announcement.
"The prince himself may not even be aware of it. He will not be stopped from fulfilling his full military role. But it would be a dereliction of duty for military chiefs not to be prepared for the worst and hand the insurgents a chance to make a devastating impact.
"A full recce has been carried out. We don't want to take any chances."
One fear is of Harry being kidnapped by al Qaeda and paraded on the internet in a devastating publicity coup. There is also concern that Iranian-backed Shia insurgents would try to kill him.
Originally posted by CanadianGlasnost
Maybe it is also a political move? I wonder what would be the reactions in the UK if he gets killed...
Maybe it will reinforce the public opinion in favor of the War
Originally posted by Luxifero
What if something unexpected does happen to our dear prince and Iran is blamed? Do you think this would be a casus belli for the British to support a war against Iran?
How Iraq terrorists target Prince Harry
February 24, 2007
New concerns for Prince Harry's safety have emerged with MI6's discovery that the Iran-backed Mahdi army has obtained a version of the super-sensitive, U.S.-created Promis software, according to a breaking report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
The software was originally sold by a renegade FBI agent, Robert Hanssen. For years he had been a KGB spy inside the FBI. Before he was arrested in 2001, he had passed the FBI version of Promis to his handlers in Moscow.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Hanssen's handlers sold a copy of Promis to Semyon Mogilevich, the head of Europe's notorious crime family, the Rising Sun, for $3 million.
In Tehran, the MI6 intelligence service has learned, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered his programmers to create a copy of the software.
Last week it emerged it was in the hands of the radical Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, in Iraq.