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surreal

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"Al Qaeda Targets Prince"
« on: March 05, 2007, 10:37:28 AM »
Ok, this just really pisses me off....

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1254190,00.html

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Al Qaeda Targets Prince
Updated: 10:18, Monday March 05, 2007

Terrorists have vowed to kidnap or kill Prince Harry when he fights in Iraq, it is reported.  The 22-year-old is due to be sent out in May with colleagues from the Blues and Royals regiment.  Threats have been posted on extremist websites since his deployment was revealed, The Sun says.


First its from the "no shit, Sherlock" school of journalism

then you have the "oh noes!!!" bit
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Army officials fear the Prince will be paraded on television if he is kidnapped.



then some nobody talking-head "terror expert"
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Internet terror expert Neil Doyle was quoted as saying: "Harry would be the ultimate prize for one of these insurgent groups.

"He would be worth his weight in gold in propaganda terms if killed or captured."


THEN THEY SPELL OUT EXACTLY WHERE HE'S GOING TO BE!!!!!
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From the end of May, the prince will be patrolling in Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicles in Maysan.

Santa's Boyfriend

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 10:41:58 AM »
I was rather hoping they might try and persuade Harry to join Al Qaida rather than simply killing him or parading him on television.  I mean, he's used to parades for a start.

surreal

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 10:43:19 AM »
well maybe if they do get him you'll get the Stockholm Syndrome - maybe he'd be a Patty Hearst for the 00's....

the article just made me angry, but I do wonder what would happen if he did get captured.... there really isn't a lot that could be done beyond what we do now which is send the SAS in.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 10:55:16 AM »
I'm guessing that they've already agreed with him that they won't rescue him if he gets captured.

mothman

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 10:56:05 AM »
"Send them in?" Ha! Prediction: right now several large SAS types, who joined from armoured/mechanized infantry or cavalry regiments, are having refresher courses in modern British Army fighting vehicles, getting haircuts to look more regular-army, etc. At least one or two members of his vehicle crew, plus maybe a few more in the troop he'll command, will be there solely to watch out for him.

But of course the insurgents are gonna try. It'd be worth using a whole month's worth of suicide bombers in one go to get him. It's not going to be difficult to figure out roughly where he is - it'll be common knowledge where the Blues & Royals are based, and what vehicles they drive.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 10:58:46 AM »
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Internet terror expert Neil Doyle


An expert in Internet terror or a terror expert who is only on the Internet. You decide.

Santa's Boyfriend

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 11:10:25 AM »
Or possibly a man who spent too long looking at Goatse.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 11:10:49 AM »
So threats have been posted on extremist websites i.e. the crazy muslim version of Stormfront. So Osama Bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri haven't actually ordered their minions in Iraq (of which they have no control over) to kidnap Private Cornet Wales.

Quote from: "Sky News"
More than 100 UK soldiers have been killed since the 2003 invasion.


Yes 33 more than 100 have been killed in Iraq.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 11:10:58 AM »
For "Internet terror expert" read "right-wing blogger"

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 11:16:54 AM »
No-one's made a joke about the diminutive pint-sized purple pop star yet. Standards are slipping. When I glanced at the title I thought...!!! Was I the only one who...? Ah forget it.

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007, 11:17:23 AM »
Quote from: "Mr. Analytical"
For "Internet terror expert" read "right-wing blogger"


Be fair, he edited some pages on Wikipedia as well.

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2007, 11:55:48 AM »
Quote from: "Uncle TechTip"
No-one's made a joke about the diminutive pint-sized purple pop star yet. Standards are slipping. When I glanced at the title I thought...!!! Was I the only one who...? Ah forget it.


I guess it's a sign o' the times on this board.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 12:10:51 PM »
I could never take the place of your hostage.

Anotherbulletholenyourhead.

I'm struggling here, someone help me out.

"Al Qaeda Targets Prince"
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 12:19:39 PM »
Right.

If he were to become an expert at driving the Land Rover Defender Core Military Vehicle (link) and he got bad sunburn and he was shorter than he actually is, he would then be:
A little, red, 'Core' Vet(eran).

Uncle TechTip

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007, 12:24:31 PM »
I didn't mean actually do it.

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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2007, 12:32:42 PM »
Quote from: "mothman"
"Send them in?" Ha! Prediction: right now several large SAS types, who joined from armoured/mechanized infantry or cavalry regiments, are having refresher courses in modern British Army fighting vehicles, getting haircuts to look more regular-army, etc.


I find it very difficult to believe that any SAS member would allow the shearing of their trademark flowing locks; it is the source of their famous praeter-Tommy strength and resourcefulness.

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Right.

If he were to become an expert at driving the Land Rover Defender Core Military Vehicle (link) and he got bad sunburn and he was shorter than he actually is, he would then be:
A little, red, 'Core' Vet(eran).

Now really; all you had to say was 'a Little Red Corps Vet'!

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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2007, 12:33:31 PM »
As if we need to be told who Al-Queda would go for, its obvious they would try and attack such a powerful Symbol.....

biggytitbo

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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2007, 12:55:09 PM »
Couple of undercover agents dressed as Arabs, kidnap Prince Harry, release video of him looking disheveled in gloomy dungean looking. Reveal stunning evidence Arabs are Iranian government operatives, bomb Iran back to the stoneage, Harry released unhurt. Everyone a winner!

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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2007, 01:02:15 PM »
Probably better to dress them as Persians.

surreal

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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2007, 01:34:59 PM »
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Couple of undercover agents dressed as Arabs, kidnap Prince Harry, release video of him looking disheveled in gloomy dungean looking. Reveal stunning evidence Arabs are Iranian government operatives, bomb Iran back to the stoneage, Harry released unhurt. Everyone a winner!


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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 01:39:25 PM »
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Army officials fear the Prince will be paraded on television if he is kidnapped.


A fear more pressing than say, being killed in a gunfight?

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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2007, 01:52:03 PM »
That sounds just lovely. If only Wills, Brenda, Phil and the rest of them could also be captured, paraded on tv and then beheaded, this country would start changing for the better. They're no more elected than Saddam Hussein.

biggytitbo

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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2007, 01:58:09 PM »
Quote from: "surreal"
Quote from: "biggytitbo"
Couple of undercover agents dressed as Arabs, kidnap Prince Harry, release video of him looking disheveled in gloomy dungean looking. Reveal stunning evidence Arabs are Iranian government operatives, bomb Iran back to the stoneage, Harry released unhurt. Everyone a winner!


You are Pinball and I claim my £5!


I was joking actually! Although maybe I shouldnt give them ideas?

biggytitbo

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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2007, 01:59:41 PM »
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That sounds just lovely. If only Wills, Brenda, Phil and the rest of them could also be captured, paraded on tv and then beheaded, this country would start changing for the better. They're no more elected than Saddam Hussein.


In fairness to the Royal family, I'm not sure theyve ever killed or gassed their own people. Prince Charles can be a bit annoying at times I suppose, but I'd still take him over Saddam given the choice.

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2007, 02:30:08 PM »
You obviously haven't tried any of Saddam's own brand organic wild smoked salmon yet!

biggytitbo

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2007, 03:09:36 PM »
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You obviously haven't tried any of Saddam's own brand organic wild smoked salmon yet!


I havent, but I hear President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is secretly developing an organic Highland steak and Guiness pastie plant. Bastard!

"Al Qaeda Targets Prince"
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2007, 04:42:44 PM »
Am I the only one with Ivan Drago's voice in my head saying."If he dies. He dies"

"Al Qaeda Targets Prince"
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2007, 04:48:44 PM »
He wore a Raspberry (Green) Beret

We're still doing the Prince jokes right?

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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2007, 05:08:14 PM »
"Eye want 2 talk 2 U about the weapons of mass destruction"

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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2007, 05:10:59 PM »
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Am I the only one with Ivan Drago's voice in my head saying."If he dies. He dies"

What, all the time?