posted on 08/13/2020 7:15:53 AM PDT
"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?
posted on 08/13/2020 7:18:43 AM PDT
Here I expected it to be about France’s support for the African/Muslim invasion of the United Kingdom.
posted on 08/13/2020 7:20:22 AM PDT
(12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
I’m sure Erdogan is just all a-quiver over those two jets.
posted on 08/13/2020 7:22:52 AM PDT
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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)
posted on 08/13/2020 7:24:12 AM PDT
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France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets
Overkill. It only takes one Rafale fighter jet to surrender.
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.
posted on 08/13/2020 7:31:50 AM PDT
(Wait! I said that out loud?)
posted on 08/13/2020 7:33:46 AM PDT
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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.
posted on 08/13/2020 7:50:52 AM PDT
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