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1 posted on 08/13/2020 7:15:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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"France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets and a naval frigate in the eastern Mediterranean because of tensions between Greece and Turkey."

An overwhelming force or mere weak posturing?

2 posted on 08/13/2020 7:18:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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Here I expected it to be about France’s support for the African/Muslim invasion of the United Kingdom.


3 posted on 08/13/2020 7:20:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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I’m sure Erdogan is just all a-quiver over those two jets.


4 posted on 08/13/2020 7:22:52 AM PDT by Migraine ( Liberalism is great (until it happens to YOU).)
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Tonnerre

Capacity: 2 barges, one Leclerc battalion, 70 vehicles
Complement: 20 officers, 80 petty officers, 60 Quarter-masters, 450 passengers (900 for a short cruise), 150 men for an onboard headquarters
Armament: 2 Simbad systems
2 30 mm Breda-Mauser (not installed)
4 12.7 mm M2-HB Browning machine guns
Aircraft carried: 16 heavy or 35 light helicopters Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Tonnerre_(L9014)

5 posted on 08/13/2020 7:24:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets

Overkill. It only takes one Rafale fighter jet to surrender.

6 posted on 08/13/2020 7:24:18 AM PDT by centurion316
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If I recall, Turkey has the third largest military in the area. If France wanted to send a signal, it would need to be larger and include readiness spares with full logistics support. We are talking millions of euros.


8 posted on 08/13/2020 7:31:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (Wait! I said that out loud?)
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9 posted on 08/13/2020 7:33:46 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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If Macron wants a piece of this, God bless him. Better than us wasting resources in his neighborhood. I’m with G. Washington on this stuff. Learned my lesson after 9/11.


10 posted on 08/13/2020 7:50:52 AM PDT by montag813 (Nonsenze)
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