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The regime in Iran will come to an end, eventualy and probally by the Iraniens
More or less, same scénario for Saudi Arabia
Poutine will not always be around
Same for Erdogan
Herr Merkel is on her way out
Best for us, the western countries to be présente in Africa, than say, Russia, Turkey, Iran or China. ..oops, they already are
 

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The regime in Iran will come to an end, eventualy and probally by the Iraniens
More or less, same scénario for Saudi Arabia
Poutine will not always be around
Same for Erdogan
Herr Merkel is on her way out
Best for us, the western countries to be présente in Africa, than say, Russia, Turkey, Iran or China. ..oops, they already are
That's right Petit Caporal we have to challenge them and stand ground. It is no longer our two oceans that protect us, it is our projection of power. Russia and China cannot project power in the same fashion. They are irritants at best; however, if we give the inch they will take the mile.

Every bad actor you named, they are France's enemies and the enemies of the entire western world.
 

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Algeria has close ties with them i mentioned and a lot of arms smuggling enters Barkhane terrority come from there. ..
Africain countries can afford to shop about, looking for the better deal from leading countries
Look at Djibouti for example. ..replaced more or less the french for americains. ..and let China run a naval base (am stram gram)
 

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Algeria has close ties with them i mentioned and a lot of arms smuggling enters Barkhane terrority come from there. ..
Africain countries can afford to shop about, looking for the better deal from leading countries
Look at Djibouti for example. ..replaced more or less the french for americains. ..and let China run a naval base (am stram gram)
You guys should have kept the Horn of Africa. Very Grateful for the assist with the old FFL Post there. We, my Battalion before I retired, had to send Marines to the Horn of Africa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Lemonnier
 
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Dusaboss, Saudi Arabia is a necessary Evil, we have covered this already. Our Geopolitical Foes are Iran and any Piece of S*it country such as Syria that's supported by Russia.
The regime in Iran will come to an end, eventualy and probally by the Iraniens
More or less, same scénario for Saudi Arabia
Poutine will not always be around
Same for Erdogan
Herr Merkel is on her way out
Best for us, the western countries to be présente in Africa, than say, Russia, Turkey, Iran or China. ..oops, they already are
Of course, you just need to take away evil dictator and peoples of those country will accept NATO occupation forces with flowers and cookies. Please.
 

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If you join the Legion. ..
You serve France, NATO, and corrupt Africain states ..
You might be able to obtain french citizenship
Pays better than milking goats
 

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Dusaboss, Saudi Arabia is a necessary Evil, we have covered this already. Our Geopolitical Foes are Iran and any Piece of S*it country such as Syria that's supported by Russia.
We didn't reconsider after chopped "journalist" (agent).

When that necessary evil becomes too much to handle? I don't consider is Iran to be big threat to US, They are only to Israel on other neighboring countries.

SA is much bigger threat than to whole free world. And what US do about them? U sell the shitload of high tech weapons And they pay that it with your own money!

Who is the last country to attack US soil? Mexico, and then?

And would dictatorship of Saudi royal family come to end? When US declared independence they were already running for 50 years. The calling state by their name. It is like would Russia suddenly change name into Putinia. :)
 

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If you join the Legion. ..
You serve France, NATO, and corrupt Africain states ..
You might be able to obtain french citizenship
Pays better than milking goats
Didn't know that. Thanks for Info.

Or you sure that it's pays better than goats? There's some things you can't measure in cold cash. :)
 

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Actually, the US does not spend an exorbitant amount on defense. only 3 to 5 percent of GDP. Other NATO countries need to spend what they agreed to.

Why did the French not deploy all of its "Combined Arms" into a battle space? Sure, in Afghanistan make the call and we will fly close air support, drop a F-Ton of bombs, and establish Aerial Superiority for ourselves and our Allies.
USMCRET, thanks for keeping me honest. I should have quantified my comments by saying the US spends that money as a necessity of being the World's only true superpower.

This being said, I agree that most countries aren't pulling their weight when it comes to Defence, mine included. Defence isn't a major vote puller in any European country or Canada. The cost of peace dividend I suppose.

There is a perverse thinking in NATO circles that the US will pony up many of the high end requirements when we deploy troops in harms way. Canada found out the hard way in Afghanistan that these resources are finite and if you want to ensure your troops have what they need, you need to bring your own toys to the party.

Thank goodness! Tanks are back in vogue here, our tactical helicopter community has been revitalized and the Government is working towards procuring other capabilities. The new Canadian Surface Combatants (Major Warships) will likely have a land attack capability via Tomahawks and the government is looking to buy armed UAVs. There is also a renewed interest in fires and the Government is bringing back dedicated Heavy Anti-Armour, Heavy Mortars, Heavy Engineering Equipment, etc. The Canadian Military is also expanding special forces and intelligence capabilities which are world class when compared to most others.

Now if they could sort out the F35 fiasco which became a major political shitshow due to cost during the last election, that would be great.
 
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Germany, Japon and South Korea
3 of the strongest economies and highly developed and industrialised nations in the world
Health, education, security, justice and the list goes on. .
Thanks to who?
Not Russia, China, Britain, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia or Serbia
Was U.S.A.
True story

Belgium chooses the F35 instead of the french Rafale
Pdt Macron, saying, it's a treason to Europe
Belgium décides to purchase 400 armoured véhicules from France
A bit of the, off the shelf way
Why give another country, all your confidence and purchase only there weapons
Smart cookies, les belges
 
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USMCRET, thanks for keeping me honest. I should have quantified my comments by saying the US spends that money as a necessity of being the World's only true superpower.

This being said, I agree that most countries aren't pulling their weight when it comes to Defence, mine included. Defence isn't a major vote puller in any European country or Canada. The cost of peace dividend I suppose.

There is a perverse thinking in NATO circles that the US will pony up many of the high end requirements when we deploy troops in harms way. Canada found out the hard way in Afghanistan that these resources are finite and if you want to ensure your troops have what they need, you need to bring your own toys to the party.

Thank goodness! Tanks are back in vogue here, our tactical helicopter community has been revitalized and the Government is working towards procuring other capabilities. The new Canadian Surface Combatants (Major Warships) will likely have a land attack capability via Tomahawks and the government is looking to buy armed UAVs. There is also a renewed interest in fires and the Government is bringing back dedicated Heavy Anti-Armour, Heavy Mortars, Heavy Engineering Equipment, etc. The Canadian Military is also expanding special forces and intelligence capabilities which are world class when compared to most others.

Now if they could sort out the F35 fiasco which became a major political shitshow due to cost during the last election, that would be great.
Interesting anecdote on the Canadian navy, by the end of WW2 the canucks had the fifth largest navy in the world, including aircraft carriers.
 

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Interesting anecdote on the Canadian navy, by the end of WW2 the canucks had the fifth largest navy in the world, including aircraft carriers.
Ahhh yes Snafu, we had a very powerful Armed Forces right up until the late 1960s when Canadians decided to elect a war dodging, anti-british, anti-american, socialist by the name of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, whose son is now the Prime Minister. The rest is history and Canada began a very quick descent from respected middle power to international irrelevance.

The irony being we had more control over our own affairs when we had the actual muscle to back up words with deeds.

All Canadian Carrier Task Group circa 1966:

 

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Of course, you just need to take away evil dictator and peoples of those country will accept NATO occupation forces with flowers and cookies. Please.

And Milk, don't forget the Warm Milk Dusaboss
 

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If you join the Legion. ..
You serve France, NATO, and corrupt Africain states ..
You might be able to obtain french citizenship
Pays better than milking goats
Petit Caporal, my exact thoughts......Dusaboss, all seriousness here, you want to join the Legion, NATO, plain and simple. France will always be a part of NATO and further the same interest?
 

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Ahhh yes Snafu, we had a very powerful Armed Forces right up until the late 1960s when Canadians decided to elect a war dodging, anti-british, anti-american, socialist by the name of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, whose son is now the Prime Minister. The rest is history and Canada began a very quick descent from respected middle power to international irrelevance.

The irony being we had more control over our own affairs when we had the actual muscle to back up words with deeds.

All Canadian Carrier Task Group circa 1966:

Germany, Japon and South Korea
3 of the strongest economies and highly developed and industrialised nations in the world
Health, education, security, justice and the list goes on. .
Thanks to who?
Not Russia, China, Britain, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia or Serbia
Was U.S.A.
True story

Belgium chooses the F35 instead of the french Rafale
Pdt Macron, saying, it's a treason to Europe
Belgium décides to purchase 400 armoured véhicules from France
A bit of the, off the shelf way
Why give another country, all your confidence and purchase only there weapons
Smart cookies, les belges
That's why when China pulls it's shit and aligns with Russia, we will align with the Japanese and the South Koreans.
 

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Hear / Hear
Gestapo will suss your real feelings in no time, Dussie
Purge all political and fanatisme from your vocabulaire
It will serve you absoutly none the all
Do not even form an opinion
If you attempt to join that is
 

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Petit Caporal, my exact thoughts......Dusaboss, all seriousness here, you want to join the Legion, NATO, plain and simple. France will always be a part of NATO and further the same interest?
I'm aiming to be professional. My personal beliefs, political views or emotions wouldn't affect me eventual career. I would say maybe aiming to become mercenary, but many guys here hate that expression. ;)

Also I'm not hating NATO or US. Criticizing obviously wrong moves doesn't mean I can't stand NATO. Just don't like your black & white point of view. Where US is ultimate good and always doing right things and everyone opposing it in any why is evil. and bad.
 

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What are the other options?
Pays okay and feeds 3 times a day
Once having served, you can critique as much as you want. ..
I do often
 

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Hear / Hear
Gestapo will suss your real feelings in no time, Dussie
Purge all political and fanatisme from your vocabulaire
It will serve you absoutly none the all
Do not even form an opinion
If you attempt to join that is
So what to do? Trying to be idiot? I wouldn't not agree that one joining FFL shouldn't have political opinion. You just need to learn how to keep it for yourself when you need that and as I said should't influence your servitude.
 

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