Religion, Politics and World Events They make great dinner conversation, don't you think? plus Political Film

UK at War? (Drudge Report)

Old 02-28-08, 10:04 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 24,756
UK at War? (Drudge Report)

DR flash - WORLD EXCLUSIVE: DRAMATIC MOMENT OF WAR FROM UK

Does anyone have any real info? Does Drudge have any real info?

WTF?
DVD Josh is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:08 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: in da cloud
Posts: 26,196
oceania has always been at war with east asia
al_bundy is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:08 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: In a Academy Award nominated film
Posts: 2,753
Developing...
Lemdog is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:15 AM
  #4  
Moderator
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di Salò
Posts: 32,796
Nothing at the BBC site.
wendersfan is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:21 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: In a Academy Award nominated film
Posts: 2,753
Drudge

PRINCE HARRY FIGHTS ON FRONTLINES IN AFGHANISTAN; 3 MONTH TOUR
Lemdog is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:24 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,204
Please, for God's sake, stop reading Drudge. Leave that to the professionals at the NYT.

NCMojo is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:26 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
Originally Posted by NCMojo
Please, for God's sake, stop reading Drudge. Leave that to the professionals at the NYT.

kvrdave is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:32 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 122,851
3 MONTH TOUR
.....A 3 MONTH TOUR.....
Red Dog is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:38 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: is everything
Posts: 17,990
zomg!
Iron Chef is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:40 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,460
Originally Posted by Red Dog
.....A 3 MONTH TOUR.....
Let's hope the weather doesn't start getting rough.
adamblast is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 10:46 AM
  #11  
Admin-Thanos
 
VinVega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Caught between the moon and NYC
Posts: 31,524
VinVega is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 12:00 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 15,287
Well son of a bitch

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23391374/

Prince Harry on front line in Afghanistan
British army chief confirms report, says his service is 'exemplary'
stingermck is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 12:04 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 36,981
I can understand the military's desire to keep this secret.
Venusian is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 12:27 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: is everything
Posts: 17,990
If he dies, Prince Charles will have to buy another son.
Iron Chef is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 12:35 PM
  #15  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,829
They go to war with a new alien invader every Christmas. So what else is new?
Groucho is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 02:17 PM
  #16  
bhk
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Right of Atilla The Hun
Posts: 19,749
bhk is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 03:17 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Th0r S1mpson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 36,443
bhk, that was uncalled for. I actually watched the entire thing waiting for something to happen.
Th0r S1mpson is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 05:10 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ky-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Posts: 10,928
Makes sense---it's probably in his blood. After all, his father was a cavalry officer, right?
Ky-Fi is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 08:51 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,032
Originally Posted by stingermck
Well son of a bitch

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23391374/

Prince Harry on front line in Afghanistan
British army chief confirms report, says his service is 'exemplary'


This story has to be false! Only poor kids join the army, Michael Moore said so!
MartinBlank is offline  
Old 02-28-08, 08:52 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,032
Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
Makes sense---it's probably in his blood. After all, his father was a cavalry officer, right?
Mr. Bean?
MartinBlank is offline  
Old 02-29-08, 07:11 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,777
Originally Posted by MartinBlank


This story has to be false! Only poor kids join the army, Michael Moore said so!
That's only poor American kids. I have to give the Royals credit on this one, no matter how protected Harry is, he is still fighting in a hell hole. That's much more than I can say for most politician's kids over here.
Michael Ballack is offline  
Old 02-29-08, 07:26 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 15,287
Britain: Harry's Afghan deployment over
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080229/...n_prince_harry

LONDON - Britain's defense chief decided Friday to immediately pull Prince Harry out of Afghanistan after news of his deployment was leaked on the U.S. Web site the Drudge Report.

Air Chief Marshal Jock Stirrup, chief of the Defense Staff, said he decided to withdraw the prince after senior commanders assessed the risks, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Harry, third in line to the British throne, has been serving on the front line with an army unit in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province since mid-December. He was originally due to return to Britain within weeks, but "the situation has now clearly changed," the statement said.

The decision was based on concerns that worldwide media coverage of Harry in Afghanistan could put him and his comrades at increased risk.

The ministry asked the media not to speculate on Harry's location — or how and when he would return — until he was back in Britain.

British officials had hoped to keep Prince Harry's deployment secret until he had safely returned, but they released video of him serving in Helmand Province after the leak appeared on the Drudge Report.

The ministry deplored the leak by "elements of the foreign media."

"However, this was a circumstance that we have always been aware of and one for which we have had contingency plans in place," the statement said.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the prince had demonstrated that he was an exemplary young officer. "The whole of Britain will be proud of the outstanding service he is giving," he said.

Harry, 23, is the first royal to serve in a combat zone since his uncle Prince Andrew flew helicopters during Britain's war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982.

Tours to Afghanistan usually last six months; Harry has served 10 weeks.

Harry conceded in an interview filmed last week that when he returns to Britain he could be a "top target" for Islamic terrorists.

"Once this ... comes out, every single person that supports them will be trying to slot me," he said.

The deployment plan had been disclosed to reporters, with no specific date, but was not reported previously because of an agreement between the Ministry of Defense and all major news organizations operating in Britain, including The Associated Press. The news blackout was intended to reduce the risk to the prince and his regiment.

Harry was supposed to go to Iraq with the Blues and Royals regiment in May last year but the assignment was canceled because of security fears. Iraqi insurgents made threats on Internet chat rooms, saying he would not make it home alive.

Harry trained at Sandhurst military academy and joined the Blues and Royals as a cornet, the cavalry regiment's equivalent of a second lieutenant. After being held back from his Iraq assignment, the prince threatened to quit the army if he was not given the chance to see combat.

Harry said his older brother, William, who also graduated from Sandhurst and is training as a military pilot, is jealous of his deployment. As Britain's likely future king, Prince William is unlikely ever to see combat.

Helmand province is where most of the 7,800 British soldiers in Afghanistan are based. It has seen some of the country's fiercest combat in recent years, with NATO-led forces fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida militants.

Harry's work in Afghanistan has involved calling in airstrikes on Taliban positions as well as going out on foot patrols. He spent part of his deployment at a base 500 yards from Taliban positions, the military said.

Since Harry's arrival, his battle group has been responsible for around 30 enemy deaths, a Ministry of Defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

Video showed the prince in camouflage fatigues walking across arid and dusty terrain, calling in air support, firing a machine gun and patrolling the streets of Garmsir, the southernmost part of the province. He has since left Garmsir, and his current whereabouts are being kept secret.
stingermck is offline  
Old 02-29-08, 10:34 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Ruler
 
General Zod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 21,400
So does anyone think Drudge shouldn't have gone public with the story and kept it under his drudge hat like everyone else - at least until Harry was back? Or was he just doing his job as a reporter?
General Zod is offline  
Old 02-29-08, 10:42 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Nazgul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Jayhawk Central, Kansas
Posts: 7,125
Originally Posted by General Zod
So does anyone think Drudge shouldn't have gone public with the story and kept it under his drudge hat like everyone else - at least until Harry was back?
Yes.
Nazgul is offline  
Old 02-29-08, 10:50 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 20,721
Keeping it secret would have been the right thing to do. Not quite illegal but a pretty assholish move by Drudge, esp. if they started with the "UK at war?" title.
Ranger is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.