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German soldiers too fat to fight the Taliban
telegraph ^ | 03 Dec 2008 | By David Wroe in Berlin

Posted on 12/03/2008 7:43:08 PM PST by Flavius

A report by Germany's Parliament found forces in Afghanistan got through more than 1.7 million pints of beer and 92,000 bottles of wine last year.

They are already on track to top those figures this year, with 901,000 pints of beer and 56,000 bottles of wine being shipped in the first six months.

US forces are not allowed to drink, while British soldiers are allowed only small quantities while off-duty.

Earlier this year, another report found that 40 per cent Germany's 3,600 soldiers in Afghanistan were overweight.

This has prompted Reinhold Robbe, Parliamentary Commissioner for the armed forces, to observe: "Plainly put, the soldiers are too fat, exercise too little and take little care of their diet."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; germantroops; military; mohammedanism; mohammedanism122008; oef; taliban
it does mater within few year all of them will be replaced anyway

end of men is upon us

1 posted on 12/03/2008 7:43:08 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

>end of men is upon us

At least the feminazis will be happy. [/cynic][/sarc]


2 posted on 12/03/2008 7:45:38 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Flavius

Message to Reinhold Robbe... mind your own business... no beer... no fighty...


3 posted on 12/03/2008 7:46:10 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: OneWingedShark

Where is the Sgt Schultz photo?


4 posted on 12/03/2008 7:47:20 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Flavius

I find that hard to believe; those guys are living in a virtual paradise and they spend most of their time getting drunk when they should be out there enjoying the friendly people and the wonderful climate.


5 posted on 12/03/2008 7:50:08 PM PST by boxer21
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To: whitedog57

Just for you.
6 posted on 12/03/2008 7:51:00 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: whitedog57

Just for you. (fixed)

7 posted on 12/03/2008 7:51:49 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Flavius

drunken hessians at xmastime led to the success of the american revolution.


8 posted on 12/03/2008 7:52:43 PM PST by rightwinggoth
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To: OneWingedShark

9 posted on 12/03/2008 7:54:58 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Flavius
My beautiful wife is first generation German in this country. She's 5:10 and a slim, fit 135 lbs. She visits her first cousins in Germany, who could all look like twin sisters, except for the fact that they're all 200 lbs. Lots of Wurst, spaezel, and brew.
10 posted on 12/03/2008 7:58:36 PM PST by Chairman of the Bard
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To: Flavius

11 posted on 12/03/2008 7:59:32 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: Flavius

I do some of my best work while drinking. Give the Germans a break. lol

If I were in Afghanistan shooting at terrorists, I’d wanna drink too!


12 posted on 12/03/2008 8:03:40 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Chairman of the Bard

My daughter is in Germany for a semester. The food is all meat, potatoes and bread. She’s dying for some grilled veggies and a Power smoothie from Robeks.


13 posted on 12/03/2008 8:05:18 PM PST by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Wonderama Mama

Yep. It sure ain’t the Wermacht your graddy kicked ass on.


14 posted on 12/03/2008 8:07:51 PM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: Flavius

Well, so much for the “Master Race”...


15 posted on 12/03/2008 8:11:17 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Jindal 2012, He'll fix Obama's mess!)
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To: Flavius


"I know nothing!"

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
16 posted on 12/03/2008 8:11:29 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: Wonderama Mama
“Grilled vegetables” in Germany are potato pancakes. I love those Robek’s smoothies. I don't think we have them here in DC, but I've enjoyed them in Boston, I believe on Boylston St.
17 posted on 12/03/2008 8:11:30 PM PST by Chairman of the Bard
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To: Flavius

Doing the math, that’s 1.4 pints per person per day. That’s a lot, but it’s not uncommon for the Germans to have one over lunch and one at dinner. (I don’t know about their military, but the construction workers on our base could usually be seen at lunchtime drinking a beer or two with their bagged lunches and then getting right back to work when the hour was up.)

The wine works out to about one bottle per person every 11.6 days. I think the problem has more to do with the schnitzel.


18 posted on 12/03/2008 8:13:31 PM PST by Gil4
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To: Flavius

Who cares about being fat? If I were German, I’d focus on shooting people from farther away. Let the other guys run around.


19 posted on 12/03/2008 8:14:08 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Flavius

This is not news to anyone who has been on a Mediterranean beach since V-E Day.


20 posted on 12/03/2008 8:17:50 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Flavius

1.7 million pints of beer and 92,000 bottles of wine for 3600 soldiers?

I do believe someone’s making money on the black market with this....


21 posted on 12/03/2008 8:19:03 PM PST by freebilly
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To: Flavius

Yeah, right. Just the same, I can imagine plenty of soldiers and marines would love to have a sachel bearing robot in their unit...assuming they wouldn’t have to carry a lot of spare batteries for the robot.


22 posted on 12/03/2008 8:27:24 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Flavius

This story can’t possibly be true b/c according to a majority of the Germans I was surrounded by while living in their *bleeping* country, AMERICANS are lazy slobs. NOT Germans. /sarc off

It’s funny though b/c they take weeks and weeks of vacation each year, don’t work on weekends unless you twist their arm, and don’t work past 5 p.m. God help you if you need anything after 10 p.m. You’re SOL.


23 posted on 12/03/2008 8:54:23 PM PST by RaiderRose (No thanks, Barry. You can keep the Change.)
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To: Flavius

A sad decline for a country that once fielded the greatest army in the world. The few Wehrmacht veterans left must be mortified as they watch what their country has become.


24 posted on 12/03/2008 9:26:02 PM PST by Larry381 (The White House soon will be filled with BO)
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To: Flavius

I’m under the impression that the reason OUR troops don’t drink is because we are AFRAID we’ll offend some Muslums.

So, why do we impose this upon ourselves? They can drink in almost every other country on the planet.


25 posted on 12/03/2008 9:36:44 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: freebilly

Totally normal in the German military. This gets officialy flown in. When I was in the German navy we often had 2 beers a day on the taxpayer. Even if it was 4 o’clock in the morning, an Ankerbier (anchor-beer - traditional beer when the anchor gets dropped) or Lumumba (a mixture of rum and chocolate) was nothing special.


26 posted on 12/04/2008 9:17:46 AM PST by avid
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