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Title: Harry’s memoir includes a crude and indecent boast
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URL Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blo ... _crude_and_indecent_boast.html
Published: Jan 9, 2023
Author: Pandra Selivanov
Post Date: 2023-01-09 10:28:18 by Ada
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Views: 83
Comments: 9

Prince Harry's book Spare is due to be released on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, but details about what his memoir contains have been leaking out. Amidst the revelations of squabbles with his family and the sanctification of his wife, D-list actress Meghan Markle, one truly shocking revelation stands out: Harry claims to have killed 25 Taliban fighters during his service in Afghanistan. He also claims to have regarded the dead fighters as chess pieces to be taken off the board.

The backlash has been intense. Retired British Army Colonel Richard Kemp gave an interview in which he described Harry's remarks as not only creating a security threat to himself but also raising the level of threat towards any British servicemen. Colonel Kemp stated that the British Army teaches respect to the enemy, including following the Geneva Convention, and characterized Harry's boast as tarnishing the reputation of the service:

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

Ever wonder why that prick is here in the US?

He’s the bastard son of the king’s ex wife. If anyone thinks that it’s an accident that he ended up here, they might want to look at the history of how royal families tend to operate. He’s the brother of William, and by virtue of that, he is still considered royalty, even if they have different dads.

They sent him here. He’s likely a defacto ruler installed here in America and Candada. Notice his wife is from Canada too. Since he still gets a monthly allowance from the royal coffers, I can tell you that he’s here because he was sent here.

The royal family of criminals needs to die out just like the cabal of evil who run the world. Their time has passed long ago.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2023-01-09   11:23:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Ada (#0)

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strepsiptera  posted on  2023-01-09   14:12:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: strepsiptera (#2)

The Taliban never attacked the US, so the US Army has no reason to call them enemies.

Ada  posted on  2023-01-09   15:59:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Ada (#0)

Harry claims to have killed 25 Taliban fighters during his service in Afghanistan. He also claims to have regarded the dead fighters as chess pieces to be taken off the board.

I would consider the "chess pieces" remark to be fully accurate. What I can't come to grips with is how British or American servicemen can go into a foreign country and kill citizens of that country and call it legitimate work. I suppose in Afghanistan there's room for that given the brutality the Taliban is reputed to have carried out against even their own people, but that's not the case in Iraq or Libya.

Pinguinite  posted on  2023-01-09   17:16:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Pinguinite (#4)

Pol Pot, the Chicoms and others were even more brutal to their own but the US did not feel it necessary to invade.

AdaC  posted on  2023-01-09   18:30:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Ada (#0)

one truly shocking revelation stands out

Any government that trains, equips, sends, and pays its soldiers to kill should not be shocked -- or profess outrage -- when that soldier boasts how or how well he did his job.

The US government paid its Flying Tigers pilots in China a bonus for every Japanese plane they shot down. During WW1 and WW2, pilots marked their aircraft to indicate how many kills they scored (like notches on a Wild West gunfighter's revolver), and "flying aces" were roundly celebrated.

StraitGate  posted on  2023-01-09   22:57:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: StraitGate (#6)

soldier boasts how or how well he did his job.

Except for pilots I have not found this to be the case. Generally front line troops do not talk about killing. Even Lt. Calley didn't want to talk about it.

Ada  posted on  2023-01-10   8:49:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Ada (#7)

Generally front line troops do not talk about killing. Even Lt. Calley didn't want to talk about it.

I suppose it depends on how good a job the military does of dehumanizing the enemy, which is in fact a requirement in wartime.

Pinguinite  posted on  2023-01-12   20:46:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Pinguinite (#8)

Front line troops almost never want to talk about their experiences. Military pilots who kill from the sky might be more talkative but I don't know.

Ada  posted on  2023-01-13   8:37:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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