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  • Britain's Prince Harry won't serve in Iraq

    Ministry of Defense says deployment too dangerous for 3rd in line to throne

    Updated: 4:38 p.m. PT May 16, 2007
    LONDON - Britain’s Prince Harry will not be sent with his unit to Iraq, Britain’s top general said Wednesday, citing specific threats to the third in line to the throne and the risks to his fellow soldiers.

    Gen. Sir Richard Dannatt, the army chief of staff who recently traveled to Iraq, said the changing situation on the ground exposed the prince to too much danger. Media scrutiny of Harry’s potential deployment exacerbated the situation, he said.

    “There have been a number of specific threats, some reported and some not reported, that relate directly to Prince Harry as an individual,” Dannatt said. “These threats exposed him and those around him to a degree of risk I considered unacceptable.”

    Clarence House, the office of Harry’s father, Prince Charles, issued a statement declaring Harry’s disappointment that “he will not be able to go to Iraq with his troop deployment as he had hoped.”

    “He fully understands Gen. Dannatt’s difficult decision and remains committed to his army career,” the statement said. “Prince Harry’s thoughts are with the rest of the battle group in Iraq.

    The Defense Ministry had long said the decision would be kept under review amid concerns for the security of Harry, a second lieutenant, and other soldiers serving with him. The 22-year-old prince is a tank commander trained to lead a 12-man team in four armored reconnaissance vehicles.

    The move comes as Britain is preparing to hand over much of its security responsibilities to Iraqi security forces, concentrating troops at Basra Palace and Basra Air Base.

    Insurgent groups looking to target Cornet Wales — as his rank is called in the Blues and Royals regiment — would have had a concentrated area in which to look for him.

    Britain’s Prince Harry won’t serve in Iraq
    It seems as if one fails to conceive
    The meaning my name strives to achieve

    To a biological form you cannot relate-
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  • #2
    the word cowardice comes to mind...
    It seems as if one fails to conceive
    The meaning my name strives to achieve

    To a biological form you cannot relate-
    Because a reproductive cell is a gamete not gamate!

    It means to unite, -to become consolidated
    So without me in a.com, is there hope we'd be amalgamated?

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    • #3
      its all rather amusing - the boy trains to a soldier and what does he do in reality? hids behind his grandmother! what a cheek - if he really wanted to go then not even the PM could stop him from going let alone the MOD. in a few years time he'll be wearing a few medals on his shoulder - and where would he have earned them from? what about all those other parents who have to send their sons there- are their sons not worth it? bunch of dim wits the whole lot of them

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