23rd December 2012
PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander, The Sun can reveal.
The 28-year-old gunship co-pilot was called on to unleash a missile strike to eliminate a senior terror leader.
Harry has proved a massive hit with comrades in Helmand, Afghanistan, who have nicknamed him Big H.
A defence insider said: "Big H is a legend.
“We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.
"The Apache then let off some Hellfire missiles and its 30mm cannon and 'boom'. It was Big H all the way."
The Sun understands the decisive strike occurred in late October during a partnered patrol with Afghan troops hunting the Taliban chief.
Gunship co-pilot Harry is on tour in Helmand and has been flying daily combat missions helping "troops in contact" — the code given when ground forces are engaged by enemy fighters.
And 28-year-old Captain Wales has become a hugely popular figure with Our Boys. Our source added: "I met him in the cookhouse.
I saw this bloke standing in line and I went, 'That's Big H'.
"He's like a normal squaddie. All the guys in Afghan have so much respect for him and love him.
"Big H is a legend, he's been out in Afghan and he's doing the business. All the guys love him — he's Big H. "He likes a drink and a laugh and he's one of the lads."
News of the strike proves Harry is no passenger on the front line.
And he is not immune from the risk of being shot down on the deadly missions. Dad Prince Charles spoke of his anxiety for his soldier son at The Sun's Military Awards — watched by millions on ITV.
Charles, 64 — also dad to Harry's elder brother William — said: "The younger one is at this moment in Afghanistan. Fortunately, he rings me every now and then.
"And from time to time I've even persuaded him to write me a letter.
"Because, I keep saying, if you write me a letter and not just an email or a text or something, in 30 years' time or 40 years' time that will be interesting history."
"I just make this point because I really do understand the worry of service families when their loved ones are away serving in somewhere like Afghanistan. It's almost easier for those serving away than for those left behind because you worry all the time.
"So I do appreciate the extraordinary resilience and the unbelievable support provided by the families back here who encourage and remind their loved ones that they are there for them, despite what they are having to put up with."
This tour of duty is the second undertaken by Harry in Helmand.
Between 2007 and 2008 he secretly served 77 days on the front line.
After that tour he switched to choppers and, in 2011, passed the gruelling Apache fliers' course before deploying in September.
The prince always promised to be a crack shot — having been crowned his class's Top Gun pilot after 18 months' rigorous training.
The Royal passed the course in February and was handed the Best Co-Pilot Gunner gong at a glittering dinner with comrades.
It meant he was best in his year at the co-pilot's controls of the £46million Apache gunship.
Harry beamed as he was handed the gong — a polished 30mm round from an Apache canon — mounted on a stand.
And now he has been firing the same thing in Helmand.
Harry is a front seat co-pilot, which means he is the mission controller and operates the craft's main weapons.
His pal in the back seat is the Apache's pilot, under the command of the mission controller, tasked with manoeuvring the craft. Apaches are among the world's most sophisticated and deadly helicopters and have terrorised the Taliban for the last five years.
They call them "mosquitoes" because of their unique sound.
The Apache can fly in all weathers, day and night. Their hi-tech panel of detection instruments can spot up to 256 potential targets in seconds via its Fire Control Radar.
Well, that will help rehabilitate his image as an irresponsible partier.
Great new for the monarchy. Not only is Harry a fucker he is a killer
I can't imagine the military, or his grandmother, letting the information that Prince Harry killed a Taliban chielf get printed. There is already a huge bounty on his head and this news isn't going to help much.
I'm sure that the Royal Family needs another group hating them and possibly seeking revenge.
Better than Uncle Andrew and the Falklands.
However, Harry now becomes the face of...
THE BLUE EYED SATAN!!!
PR? This is a Murdoch owned paper and he hates the royal family with a really big H. He was already a high profile Taliban target. An un-named defense official? In other words, a paid one. That's how NI gets stories. This will only make Harry more of a target as his bounty will probably go up.
That should not have been published, even if it's true. It'll make Harry an even bigger target, and endanger everyone around him.
R9 First of all bullshit.
Second of all truth should be published.
Third of all we've no way to determine if it is truth.
So what is your conclusion about whether this article should have been published or not, R10?
I can't help but wonder if there is not a secret plot afoot to do away with Prince Harry. He may or may not be Prince Charles' real son, no matter what official timeline they feed the public for Princess Diana to have met James Hewitt.
This story could be a planted precursor to a plot to kill the Prince with "friendly fire" and blame the Taliban.
Watch your back, Harry.
If it was PR from the crown it should have not been published, like so much of our news in the USA. Made up news should not be published. Propaganda ruins lives.
If it was true, it should be published.
What if it's true PR from the crown as many seem to believe?
Prince Harry is Prince Charles' biological son, Jesus Christ. He looks just like his grandfather Phillip when Phillip was a young man, and red hair is a Spencer family trait. Diana's father was a redhead, as is her brother and her two gorgon sister.
Queen Elizabeth is setting Prince Harry up as the next Illuminatii sacrifice. Now that there is a legitimate heir on the way she can kill off the hated 'love child' (and usurper of the crown) of Princess Di and that bastard James Hewitt. She knows that she's living on borrowed time but she won't go to that great whorehouse in the sky until she's put her houses in order.
I would suggest, in order to protect himself from the quickly upcoming bloodbath, that Prince Harry meditate in the color purple with a gold tetrahedron (and hire body guards to protect him from Lillybet's Ghurka mercenaries)
Harry does not look just like Prince Philip. Here is Price Philip in his twenties.
[quote]PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander,
There is something really creepy about this line. They speak like he caught his 'first fish.' Leave it to The Sun to not only be PR shills for the royals, but to also treat war like a beauty pageant. How American of them.
[quote]This is a Murdoch owned paper and he hates the royal family with a really big H.
Murdoch owns Fox that owns "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," etc, which makes fun of his other conservative enterprises. Murdoch doesn't care, as long as it makes him money. His paper got an exclusive. That's enough for them. The Sun is the #1 newspaper in Britain.
Could r10 be any dumber?
They just put a hit out on Harry earlier this year.
God, you're a Pollyanna.
Harry is not Charles's biological son. They all know it. It doesn't really matter, Charles loves him - the whole family does. They won't ever confirm it publicly or do an official DNA test. There is no point.
Diana is long gone and rotted away in her island grave. She and James are only ones who would have anything to gain from Harry's true dad being proven. Hewitt will never talk; perhaps he gets a pension from somebody to keep quiet. Plus he doesn't want to cause his son any trouble.
BTW it is really easy for Charles to know that Harry isn't his. He and Diana were not having sex (or even sleeping together) at that time so it is impossible for him to be the father unless Diana saved a sperm sample and impregnated herself.
You don't remember when Fox News threatened to sue The Simpsons, R20?
Anyway, the Sun has an illustrious history of fabricating information. Ask Kelvin MacKenzie. He's cost Murdoch millions in Merseyside.
[quote]You don't remember when Fox News threatened to sue The Simpsons, [R20]?
That was an unsubstantiated claim. They couldn't sue themselves, dumbass. Murdoch owns both.
Of course some dipshit at Fox would want to sue and threaten it and, of course, Fox's communications/legal depts. are going to deny the lunacy. What else were they supposed to do? Groenig's alleging this publicly didn't really help anyone's ratings.
Also, recall that that embarrassing lawsuit against Al Franken for using "fair and balanced." They do stupid shit.
But as a legal question, isn't a subsidiary an entirely separate legal entity so a parent company could, theoretically, be involved in legal proceedings with them.
[quote]Also, recall that that embarrassing lawsuit against Al Franken for using "fair and balanced."
Beyond false equivalency. Franken is not payed by Fox.
Murdoch cannot sue himself.
Holy Shit, R26. My N key stuck. Sorry about that.
Whether you believe Matt Groening is telling the truth or not does not mean it wasn't threatened by Fox News management.
Regardless of whether you believe it's a false equivalency or not, Fox management makes stupid decisions and runs with them.
Alright r27, calm down. lmao
Too bad his granny is much too modest. I'm sure he'd like to hear about that time she took out an insurgent in Paris. Her wartime skills came in handy when it came to "fixing" the brakes in the enemy's Mercedes.
Sorry, R26, but the case isn't closed at all. Various entities within a company can, and do, sue each other.
I know of a case where a large corporation owned a plant. There was an explosion, many were injured and killed. One division of the company sued another division of the company to determine each ones portion of liability. Each had different lawyers (and always had), different insurance policies (and always had) and different corporate officers for that division. All large corporations that I know of are structured in this way and Murdoch's is no exception.
As for the veracity of Faux wanting to sue "The Simpsons" I have no idea but they certainly could if they wanted to.
[quote]Sorry, [R26], but the case isn't closed at all. Various entities within a company can, and do, sue each other.
Murdoch would fire them, and blacklist them from the industry. They'd never work again.
Oh for christssakes, Diana didn't meet James Hewitt until two years after Harry was born.
Harry is Diana and Charles' biological son. The Spencers have red, ginger, strawberry blode hair running in their family.
Harry better watch his back. He's now a bigger target than ever.
Did they mention he's Big H?
Because he really is Big H.
And everyone loves Big H and his posh voice.
Big H is legend. He's boss. He's sweet. He's also incredibly neat.
Now play, Big H. Play for your everlovin' brothers.
[quote]Franken is not payed by Fox.
Oh dear, yourself!
[quote]Oh for christssakes, Diana didn't meet James Hewitt until two years after Harry was born.
You only know that because that is what you were told. Don't believe everything you read.
Can you imagine actually calling someone "Big H"? I don't think I could make those sounds come out of my mouth.
"We call our commanding officer Big H."
Me: "Buh.... Buh... Bih ... Bih...
And your point?
Is he really a Captain? At 28 years old? Do the British do rank differently?
I'm sure James Hewitt would not be alive and well today if he were really Harry's biological father.
He is sexy. I don't like his character though.
What about his 'character', R41?
R42, Harry is a horny careless, bellicose pig.
The worst part is that all this mass murder and zillion$ in profit for the banks and the MIC - is paid for by USA and UK tax-slavers!
Who are obviously the stupidest people on the planet.
Harry doesn't look anything like Hewitt. The hair color is it.
If we wanted him dead, we could find easier ways to do it. The paparazzi chase on a speeding highway is a favorite of mine.
"HE" didn't kill anyone, he pressed a button.
That isn't real fighting. That's more like playing a video game.
Repeat DO NOT
Go to the Detroit Airport unless you call first.
There are many cancellations today.
Guys what does it mean 'the police was way over budget again'?
Don't be humorous please, i need a translation.
Thanks...don't get nasty.
[quote]Harry is a horny careless, bellicose pig.
Harry is a loveable, good-hearted young man who has done much for his country.
Are you a Vegas whore who he turned down?
Last year, boozing naked Las Vegas embarrassment, this year military hero taking out the enemy. Uh huh. That's a bigger pile of horsehit than all of Princess Anne's Polo Ponie could muster in a week.
Blondes and brunettes frequently make red-headed babies. The people who don't see Windsor genes in Harry must be blind.
Harry does resemble Hewitt, but at that time Diana still expected to become the Queen, even though her marriage was very unhappy. It just seems to me that she would have had an abortion if she had gotten pregnant by another man. Giving birth to the heir and the spare was her main job, for which she was supposed to get incredible wealth and privilege. I wish they would do a DNA and put the matter to rest either way.
At some angles he looks exactly like a ginger version of Charles. He is his son.
Bloody hell, any mention of Harry and the crazies who want to argue he's not Charles' son come out and dominate the board. It's clear the reason they want him killed is because he's bisexual. They kill off all the bisexuals in the House of Windsor.
He has a small penis?
A soldier who parties hard when he's on leave? Who ever heard of such a thing.
If you check out pics of a young Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp you will see Harry's resemblance to his uncle. The rest of him is pure Windsor. How the heck people can't see it is beyond me.
Is it true that Harry has had a lot more pussy than William? That's what the British press always seems to be implying.