Skip to comments.German soldiers too fat to fight the Taliban
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."
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end of men is upon us
>end of men is upon us
At least the feminazis will be happy. [/cynic][/sarc]
Message to Reinhold Robbe... mind your own business... no beer... no fighty...
Where is the Sgt Schultz photo?
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.
Just for you. (fixed)
drunken hessians at xmastime led to the success of the american revolution.
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!
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.
Yep. It sure ain’t the Wermacht your graddy kicked ass on.
Well, so much for the “Master Race”...
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.
Who cares about being fat? If I were German, I’d focus on shooting people from farther away. Let the other guys run around.
This is not news to anyone who has been on a Mediterranean beach since V-E Day.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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