Skip to comments.Prince Harry Safe in Terror Attack
Posted on 09/15/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Taliban armed with suicide vests, guns and rockets stormed a heavily fortified airfield in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is deployed, killing two U.S. Marines and attacking aircraft in a major security breach.
The militia, which is leading a 10-year insurgency against 117,000 NATO troops, said it carried out the assault to avenge a U.S.-made film deemed insulting to Islam that has sparked deadly riots across the Middle East and North Africa.
The attack on Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province, one of the toughest battlegrounds of the war, started at 10:15 pm (1745 GMT) on Friday, said U.S. Army Major Adam Wojack.
The base was cleared of enemy fighters on Saturday morning, he added.
Prince Harry was never in danger, officials confirmed. Although the Taliban have vowed to kill the third in line to the British throne, one of its spokesmen told AFP that the assault "had nothing to do with the prince".
General Sayed Malook, head of the Afghan army in the south, said a suicide bomber blew himself up, blasting a hole in the perimeter wall and allowing insurgents to storm inside with guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
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Nothing against Prince Harry, but I resent the tone of this article that implies that all is well because he is safe. I’m sure the families of the two slain Marines are not comforted by his safety.
We ain’t killin’ enough of these animals.
Islam has been at war with civilization for 1500 years. We are currently locked in the latest escalation of that war. And, we are under the leadership of, arguably, a kindred spirit of theirs...
Time to take off the gloves and resolve this.
He’s not safe, just presently alive and well. Now they know where he is. Neither are any other troops stationed at Bastion, because now they’ll come gunning for the prince.
British royals have fought at the front line for two millenia - it’s part of their duty to our country and it’s not the first time the enemy has been islam and I doubt it will be the last. Harry calls himself the ‘Bullet Magnet’ so he’s under no misapprehensions about his role and I’m sure he can’t wait to get even next time he’s on a mission in his WAH-64.
PS - you’re a bit behind the times with the term ‘subjects’. Their haven’t been any since 1st January 1983 when the 1981 British Nationality act came into force - we’re all citizens now.
I don’t take issue with a royal serving in a combat zone, just with the media publicizing it. While the royal might have no problem with the danger, publicizing his presence trebles it not just for the prince but for the men who serve with him, and the media should have realized that and sat on the story. They’ll be going all out to bag a royal now.
OK. You’re not subjects anymore. Good for you. My mistake.
He wouldn't be if he served without the fanfare of announcement of his presence in Afghanistan.
How dumb are the British to not only announce his presence in Afghanistan but also provide his location (Camp Bastion)? This not only increases his risk but also increases the risk to others around him.
I ask again, how dumb are the British?
Why are you blaming the media? What "Office" of the British government provided this information to the press?
Now we have two dead US Marines and others who may have been injured by this stupidity.
You can thank the British Ministry of Defense. They released the information as to when and where Prince Harry would be deployed before he ever went. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/sep/07/prince-harry-afghanistan-apache-helicopter?newsfeed=true
If they ever make another sequel to "Dumb and Dumber", the British Ministry of Defense would be a good place to start casting.
The British government released this? It keeps getting worse.
Oh, thank God it was only marines sacrificed at the altar of Jihad and not the special, wonderful Prince Harry bare butt of Las Vegas. Dempsey might have had to change the policy of planting jihadists on the bases had something happened to the Prince.
Dang. Where is the memory, brain and spirit of Reagan and Thachter? Don’t look in McBackstabber’s senate office; it’s not there. These liberal a$$hats are going to get us nuked. For real.
Easily as dumb as the yanks and the Israelis. This is just the latest instance of British obtuseness, but it seems to be an Olympic sport, and they’re all in training.
“Prince Harry Safe in Terror Attack”: Vegas prostitutes heave sigh of relief.
So is Harry being punished for the naked photographs?
I hope they don’t punish Kate and send her there too.
Care to explain what that comment means?
Self-explanatory, but since you asked, the British government is no more nor less retarded than the American or the Israeli. Maybe they’re all having a contest to see who can do the most self-destructive, idiotic things on the official stationery of their respective countries. It seems so.
Self-explanatory, but since you asked, the British government is no more nor less retarded than the American or the Israeli. Maybe theyre all having a contest to see who can do the most self-destructive, idiotic things on the official stationery of their respective countries. It seems so.
Self-explanatory? I don't think so. Care to provide some specifics?
I’d be very surprised if he was ever actually at Camp Bastion any longer than a photo-op and refueling - if that.
If he was/is, then the Brits really are morons.
Right. Thats today. Yesterday it was something else. Tomorrow, it will be something else again.
These are afghans we're dealing with, and muslim afghans at that. When you are muslim, outrage is a full time job.
...the Taliban have vowed to kill the third in line to the British throne...
They should spread the rumor that Harry was in the movie. That will give them a chance to clear out a few more of the buggers.
The present story is an example of British stupidity.
State Apologizing for an errant you-tube video knocking Muhamed is an example of American stupidity.
As for Israeli stupidity, I see it outside my window every day. The destruction of hilltop outposts such as Mitzpe Avihai on Hill 18 right outside said window all in the name of a piece process that if consumated along the lines of the Oslo Accord will inevitably lead to war.
Those are all the examples I care to give at this time. It’s late and I have a big day planned. But those readily available through your local wire service are legion.
Terror attack? On a military base?
So they wanted to kill Prince Harry but took out two Harriers instead. Maybe there was a translation error.
The prince does indeed go out into harms way with the rest of the troops. I’ve seen a story going back a few years interviewing his commander, but that was long after he was already at a different, undisclosed command. That’s the story in which he got the name “bullet magnet,” and that’s how one covers a story like that. Here they are revealing his present location, which is beyond stupid.
Well thank heaven a “royal” is safe. Perhaps if the British government hadn’t been so unforgivably stupid as to announce his duty station the families of two American Marines might not be grieving right now.
Now your “royal” family will be able to carry on consorting with Las Vegas whores and displaying their tits in public. You must be so proud....
Why wasn’t Prince Harry aloft in his helicopter attacking the Taliban?
You introduce criticism of the US and Israelis in a thread that had nothing to do with either country except the loss of two US Marines due to British stupidity and then, when I question you about this you are a little short with your examples and the cite the fact that you have a busy day. Criticize the Israelis all you like since you are a citizen of that country, but I take exception with the criticism of the US.
Matter of fact, you can take your criticisms of the US and stuff them, since you obviously are clueless.
time to play more whack-a-mole
and I include the ‘journalist’ reporting the location information
“I ask again, how dumb are the British?”
Not quite as dumb as the Americans having no troops to protect their ambassador to Libya. If you believe the taliban that the reason they attacked the main compound in Afghanistan was because Harry was there, you’ve been watching too much al jazeera.
“Well thank heaven a royal is safe. Perhaps if the British government hadnt been so unforgivably stupid as to announce his duty station the families of two American Marines might not be grieving right now.
Now your royal family will be able to carry on consorting with Las Vegas whores and displaying their tits in public. You must be so proud....”
I can see you’re easily led by taliban propoaganda - if you think they attacked CB because Harry’s there you’re foolish.
Yes, I am proud of Harry. He’s a multi-millionaire who women swoon over and can live the life of a playboy but chooses to become an Apache pilot and insists on being posted to the most dangerous theatres. You should be ashamed criticising a soldier out fighting the enemy to protect our freedom while you sit in front of your computer.
As for your other comment, if you consider a woman being photographed on a private estate by a man hiding in the woods with a long lens ‘as displaying their tits in public’, you’re a warped individual indeed.
I didn’t criticize Harry. I criticized your governent for their stupid actions that led to two Americans being killed. If you think the Taleban didn’t lick their lips at the thought off possibly grabbing his royal ass you’re a fool.
The MOD should have kept their bloody mouths shut. There was no good reason on Earth to announce that information. None.
Exactly! Being a high-profile target, he should never have been sent there in the first place. Why should US Marines sacrifice their lives to protect British royalty? This is disgusting.
Coming back to this thread and reading your obfuscations lead me to a simple conclusion:
You are aptly named.
You do realise British troops are there, yes?.
Legitimate military target, yes. But a suicide bomber is a terroristic weapon. It relies on a breach of trust. As such, this is right on the borderline between terrorism and a military strike.
Yes, I saw the story prior to the attack, soon after the Vegas photos hit the papers. My first thought was the Brits were trying to get Harry some good PR.
The article I saw (and can’t find now, of course) said the reason the MOD was releasing the story was because 1) the last time Harry was sent over in secret, the news got out and they scrambled to get him back to Britain and 2) they figured with Twitter, Facebook, etc etc, there was no way they would be able to keep it a secret.
I did not see anything that this was a suicide bomber, it sounded like an attack.