Brave Prince Harry Fighting the Good Fight!

Marcus's picture
Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2008-02-29 21:16

Last night it was revealed that there has been a media blackout in the UK over the deployment of Prince Harry in Afghanistan. Prince Harry's tour has been cut short after the news of his presence there was leaked by the Drudge Report. Originally he wanted to be deployed to Iraq - and when told that it was too dangerous due to the media hype about it - he threatened to quit. Apparently though, he was promised by the UK commander in chief (Grandma) that he could fight the Taleban in Afghanistan instead - and so the plot between the Ministry of Defence and the British media to keep it quiet was hatched.

The day that Grandma told me I would be going to war

There has been a long history of the British Monarchy serving in the army and fighting in wars. Previously Prince Andrew, brother of Prince Charles, flew a helicopter in the Falklands war and The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, uncle of Prince Philip, commanded a destroyer in the second world war.

However, the Taleban have threatened to step up attacks after what they call 'royal aggression against Muslims'.

Taleban threaten to step up attacks after 'Royal aggression' by Prince Harry

Nevertheless brave Harry can't wait to get back to the frontline:

Prince Harry determined to return to frontline

I salute Prince Harry (the Best of British!) and hope he gets back to the front-line soon!


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Take a Pill, Richard

James S. Valliant's picture

Many others were way out ahead of you, Richard, and it is they, not you, alas, against whom this joke is directed.

I told you so

Richard Goode's picture


God = Galt

I told you so.

God = Galt

Marcus's picture

Ha! Now I get it.

At first I thought, wow did Shakespeare really use the word Galt! Then I realised. How about going the whole way though and writing:

Cry 'Galt for Harry, England and St. Ayn!!'

Once More Unto the Breach!

James S. Valliant's picture

Mighty apt, there, Glenn -- oh, maker of manners!

Harry's cap

Jameson's picture

KASS flag on the front and a KASS inscription on the back: "We do bad things to bad people."

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 when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Cry 'Galt for Harry, England and St. George!!'

Henry V - Act III, Scene I

Perhaps, Marcus

Richard Wiig's picture

I didn't realise it was a month. A Leak is a leak though, and it will inevitably grow. I'd say that any leak should be a concern. It's like a snowball, starting off small but getting bigger as it rolls along. How fast it grows will depend on who it picks up and at what point along the way. Perhaps they called it right, or perhaps it was just fortuitous. But yeah, I agree. All power to Prince Harry. He is a hero.

Eh, Richard?

Marcus's picture

It took Drudge over a month to pick up on it?

Hardly, a wrong assesment.

Actually it wasn't an Italian news website, but the German Newspaper "Bild" and the Australian "New Idea" magazine on January the 7th.

Obviously they were wrong.

Richard Wiig's picture

"However, more of a slap in the face for those two firsts, was that the Ministry of Defence thought they were read by too few people to be of any concern"

Marcus

James S. Valliant's picture

Good to see.

People here are angry...

Marcus's picture

...but, it appears that the news was first leaked by the Australian magazine "New Idea" and some Italian news website (I think?)

However, more of a slap in the face for those two firsts, was that the Ministry of Defence thought they were read by too few people to be of any concern. Whereas the Drudge report was considered to have a large enough readership to have blown the blackout.

If you read the response to the story below about the Drudge report leak, you can see that UK readers are angry about it. Although it has happened so fast, with so much news at once, no public opinion has managed to percolate out yet.

Matt Drudge — the secretive recluse who keeps America on its toes

Brave Harry, But...

James S. Valliant's picture

Lord Mountbatten -- and his dad -- are, of course, part of history, and the courage of their Royal Highnesses, Andrew and Harry, is to be commended, for all my cheap shots at the monarchy, Marcus.

But how the f@*% does Drudge come off breaking the blackout?!

Why doesn't he get grief? You Brits gotta be less polite to worse-than-rude Americans like Drudge.

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