Skip to comments.Germany to send 1,200 soldiers to Syria to support fight against Islamic State
Posted on 11/29/2015 9:29:54 AM PST by BenLurkin
The planned German military involvement in response to Franceâs call for more countries to help fight the militants after the Paris attacks would see troops provide service support to ships and reconnaissance planes, but would not include direct combat.
The plan still needs approval from parliament, with the government seeking a mandate before the end of the year, said Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German army.
He added that troops would be sent to Syria quickly once parliament had approved a mandate for the operation, meaning soldiers could be deployed as soon as the end of this year. It is yet to be decided how long German military involvement will last.
The German air force would provide four to six Tornado jets for reconnaissance that could be stationed at two locations, with talks under way with Jordan and Turkey about using the airbases in Incirlik and Amman...
A German frigate would also accompany France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, whose planes will refuel the jets of coalition, he said.
However, Mr Wieker said he did not believe German participation in current US-led air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was necessary at the moment.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
the coalition pilots are carrier certified for the de Gaulle?
They’d be better off sending their army to defend their own borders against the invasion of so-called “refugees.”
Probably not a good idea. Those troops will probably needed back home in Germany before long.
Stop letting these scum into your countries!
Stay in place. ISIS is coming to your hometown. And you invited them, you morons.
As long as they are fighting ISIS. I am afraid they will also be used to help topple Assad and who knows what his replacement will be.
At least they’ll get some quick on the job training because they’ll soon need it back home.
Train the stinking ‘refugee’ males aged 18 and over, and send THEM over to Syria to fight ISIS.
Yep.. Merkel WANTS to keep Germany’s border UNPROTECTED so more Islamists pour in. This woman is downright EVIL and part of the NWO Cabal.
No jets will use the French Carrier besides the French.
Are they sending the feared SS?
“Assad and who knows what his replacement will be.”
Well, God willing (so to speak!), Obama’s out of work in a little over a year...this might be a potential job opportunity for him. And, better yet, he would be in Syria, not here.
On the other hand, haven’t the Syrian people suffered enough?
They should deploy those and a hundred thousand more to their own streets.
Germany Welcomes ISIS
This is good.
They are very close geographically to the problem plus they are more directly affected by it.
I do not understand why European countries (which are so close to the Middle East and North Africa) are not more involved in their own national defense.
Tired of “allies” that will do combat support, but not direct combat. They take all the clean cool jobs, and all their officers get cool joint staff jobs. But they are just too pure to get dirty and actually fight.
Besides, The Germans might need to keep their army at home. They may not have noticed, but there is an invasion going on.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.