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Prince Harry and the Racist Remarks

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I was reading Mark Borkowski’s blog today and as I’m an ex-serviceman I thought I had a good take on Harry’s remarks:

The armed forces hierarchy have allowed the use of words like ‘raghead’ to demonize the enemy and officers like Harry are encouraged to do this.

During my time in the first Gulf conflict when I spoke with officers, many worried that the lower ranks needed to feel hatred towards the enemy and stupidly didn’t consider it racist behavior. The problem is when some come back from the Gulf conflict they don’t realize, but luckily there are many who I served with would never use the word ‘paki’.

The worry is officers like Harry are in charge and when lower ranks are caught abusing prisoners the officers who have stirred up a hornet’s nest of hatred are never brought to account.

Love to know what the rest of the world thinks

– Michael

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Written by pilotlight

12/01/2009 at 6:09 pm

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