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Is Harry an old-fashioned warrior prince?
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 22 January 2013 | Tristram Hunt

Posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:05 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Compare and contrast one Prince Harry with another. This week, our own Captain Wales, in the PlayStation language of modern warfare, spoke of the ugly, deadly reality of service in Afghanistan. "Take a life to save a life, that's what we revolve around. If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game." As a soldier, what mattered most was the safety of his mates. "I'm not here on a free pass … Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting them, then we will do it."

Shakespeare's Henry V, on the eve of storming Harfleur, had it slightly differently. "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; / Or close the wall up with our English dead. / In peace there's nothing so becomes a man / As modest stillness and humility." But his "band of brothers" were equally unafraid of drawing blood, and would "not leave the half-achieved Harfleur / Till in her ashes she lie buried".

The revelation that Prince Harry might have been involved, as an Apache helicopter pilot, in mortal combat operations in Afghanistan should come as little surprise to observers of both this reluctant Windsor "spare" and the history of British royalty. From the dawn of kingship on these isles, monarchy and armed service have gone hand in hand.

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TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: royals

1 posted on 01/22/2013 8:44:09 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Maybe he is a warrior for the Cocaine-and-sex tape-with-a-hooker party ??


2 posted on 01/22/2013 8:47:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I have a hunch that only a few layers off the onion would reveal a Royal who could give Henry VII a run for his money.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 8:57:35 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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I mean VIII


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:58:05 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:59:37 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh, sorry. Thought this post was about Dingy. :)


6 posted on 01/22/2013 9:13:38 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t know.... But he seems more like his Uncle Andy than he does useless douche of a moron father. And that’s a good thing.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 9:44:44 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: GeronL

Cheap shot. The dude is a warrior with money. He could be in the rear with the gear, but he puts his ass on the line for his country. So he went with a few buddies to Vegas-as a single man with no children-and had a blast? Good on him, mate.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 9:57:20 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: MattinNJ

drugs and hookers should be serious jail time

horrible person

“with money”?? from the subjects and peasants


9 posted on 01/22/2013 10:03:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MattinNJ

Mentioning something that is “good on him” is a “cheap shot”?

You realize that makes zero sense?


10 posted on 01/22/2013 10:06:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LegendHasIt

Just my opinion, but I think it was a stupid comment on his part. I am sure it is probably true, but why say it. The Taliban will try to retaliate, possibly in the UK, and people will probably die because of it. Again, just my opinion. I see no up side in the comment.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 11:11:19 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: MPJackal

Oh no we mustn’t insult the Taliban.

Dear Lord man, listen to yourself. These people killed 3000 of your countrymen. I guarantee you it’s not keeping them up at night.

Harry is displaying a commendable detachment about killing a large number of murderous scum at long distance.

The poisonous left-wing Guardian want him to crawl into a hole. Why would you even begin to agree with them?


12 posted on 01/22/2013 11:37:25 PM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: MattinNJ

Totally agree, he’s out there making a difference. Now count how many Bush, Clinton, Obama kids are in theatre. None.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:33 AM PST by Hawker Tempest
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To: MPJackal
The Taliban will try to retaliate, possibly in the UK, and people will probably die because of it. Again, just my opinion. I see no up side in the comment.

The retaliation - when it comes - will definitely be in Britain. That's the way Islamic radicals work. Strategically, it makes little sense to go up against professional British soldiers in-the-field. Bomb a subway or a shopping district and create a very grisly scene (ie. non-antiseptic warfare). That's the kind of message that they will want to send.

14 posted on 01/23/2013 3:19:22 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If he were he would face the enemy invading the streets of British cities rather than the pointless efforts in Afghanistan. What good is it to fight in Afghanistan while his own country is being taken over by the muslims in city after city...? Harry is just a poseur who goes after easy glory when he should defend his country from invasion.

My respect goes to the EDL and BNP, the only ones doing anything to preserve the UK. Those are the real princes of Britain.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 4:21:34 AM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry Freepers, IMO, Harry is the first royal in a long time who had gone to war and fought the enemy up close and personal. The fact that he went partying in Las Vegas is no different from any serviceman going on R&R after being on the front lines. His R&R activities are typical of millions of former servicemen and do not reflect on his character, no matter what was involved.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 5:46:59 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: llevrok

England could probably use a Henry VIII or Edward III right now. If someone doesn’t purge the anti-Western sentiment and restore nationalism, I fear the country does not have much longer.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 5:52:31 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: MinorityRepublican

Harry may be one of the few kings who actually earns the title.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 8:10:43 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: llevrok

I would think that old “King Hal” would’ve been awfully proud of him!


19 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:39 AM PST by dsutah
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To: LegendHasIt

I would be a little careful making fun of his, what did you call him? “moron father”? Prince Charles is also a helicopter pilot, and I don’t believe a “moron” could learn to do that, could he? Would it really kill you to give him just a little credit? It’s not likely he would’ve ever been allowed to go into the combat zone, would he? (same goes for son, William)


20 posted on 01/23/2013 8:39:08 AM PST by dsutah
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To: Hawker Tempest

Uh, two of G.W.Bush’s nephews are in the military now, I believe! One, George P. Bush,(Jeb’s oldest)is in the Navy, and another one just went into the Marines!(one of Neil’s kids, I think) I know you seem to dislike the Bush’s, but let’s get our basic facts straight, hmmm? Now I don’t know if they’re “in theatre” right now, but they are in training, or have been trained, that I know! Sheesh..


21 posted on 01/23/2013 8:48:02 AM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Ok, Moron may have been a little harsh.
Would “cretin” be acceptable?


22 posted on 01/23/2013 9:01:24 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LastNorwegian

BNP? Socialist, are you?


23 posted on 01/23/2013 9:05:09 AM PST by Mitch86
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To: LastNorwegian

‘My respect goes to the EDL and BNP, the only ones doing anything to preserve the UK. Those are the real princes of Britain.’

No, no, just no. And no again.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 8:01:05 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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