Russia is making folks nervous

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  1. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    Now I don't know just WTF Russia is thinking but it can't be good. I think they want to buy this ship and then put together destroyers and and more identical to this one together and then they will chomping at the bit to use their shinny new ships. I don't know, maybe it is harmless. :rolleyes:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_russia_france_navy_ship
     


  2. DCortez

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    Sounds harmless to me ...


    The head of the Russian navy has said that a Mistral-class vessel could put as many troops in Georgia in 40 minutes as the Russian Black Sea Fleet took 26 hours to land during the nations' August 2008 war.
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

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    Naw, nothing happening here. Next they want to buy a rubber ducky to go with their new ship!
     
  4. Dawico

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    Umm guys, it is a French ship. We could load up on my pontoon boat and just ram it. Or shoot it with BB guns. I have a hard time getting worked up about anything that has France and military in the same sentence.
     
  5. Big country

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    The French won't fight but they make good weapons. The ship in question as I understood it can run up on the beach while troops and equipment come flying out of it then back to sea without a hitch. Now that may not bother us but Georgia has a legitimate need to be scared.
     
  6. Texas1911

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    What does it matter, Georgia cannot stop Russia. They can whine all day, but this changes absolutely nothing. Russian paratroopers can be flooded into Georgia in less than 30 minutes too. Russia has 4 divisions of paratroopers, which number about 60,000 men. The active duty army of Georgia has 37,000 men.

    They have to rely on someone like the US to protect them, and no one is going to risk a war with Russia. Just the same as Russia is not going to intervene in US affairs militarily.

    The Russian military is archaic relics from the Cold War, there's nothing wrong with letting them re-gear.
     
  7. SWJewellTN

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    The French make good weapons? Do we forget about the Exocet missles that everyone was afraid of during the Faulklands, but the missles went through the ships rather than detonate inside the ships?

    The Russians are way behind the technology, and they are trying to buy their way into the 21st century: however, just like other military hardware whatever they buy will be stripped down.
     
  8. thorkyl

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    Typical french

    Too damn scared to drive a war ship, had to sell it

    In the old days the Brits had red coats so you could not see the blood of your fallen soldiers, now we know why the french had brown pants...
     
  9. bvillars

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    French Fighters

    Men if you have never fought beside a frenchman then you speak unwisely. In the early seventies I had the pleasure of having several men from France as comrads in Angola and they were as tough and deadly as anyone in country. They were there to promote freedom from a dictator that believed in genocide. So my hat is off to my brothers in France and I bid them a safe 2010.
     
  10. SWJewellTN

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    The French Foreign Legion (French: Légion étrangère) is a unique unit in the French Army, established in 1831. The legion was specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces, but commanded by French officers. However, it is also open to French citizens, who amount to 24% of recruits.

    The Regular French Army didn't impress anyone in WWI & WWII.
     

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