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German military mulls joining US-led airstrikes in Syria report
DW ^ | September 10, 2018 | Nicole Goebel

Posted on 09/10/2018 6:37:43 AM PDT by C19fan

The German Defense Ministry is reportedly in talks with its US counterpart to hammer out details for the Bundeswehr to join possible airstrikes by US, British and French forces on Syrian targets, Germany's mass-circulation Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

The report suggests Germany's conservative defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has responded to a US request, which was followed by a meeting of high-ranking ministry and military officials from both countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: germany; luftwaffe
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With what planes? Germany has some Stukas they can bring out of mothball?
1 posted on 09/10/2018 6:37:43 AM PDT by C19fan
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On any given day....if they can get 10-percent of their fighter force in the air....they are lucky. You’d have to schedule this two weeks in advance, and bring in the top maintenance guys to get some high chance or probability of launching.

Presently, I think if Erdgoan from Turkey wanted to invade Germany...he’s got a 50-50 chance of taking over in ten days.


2 posted on 09/10/2018 6:42:35 AM PDT by pepsionice
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They have Eurofighter Typhoons and Panavia Tornados.
They’ll will send the Tornados, since those are strike aircraft and have a decent range.


3 posted on 09/10/2018 6:47:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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German military is in absolute shambles. I’d be surprised if have the ability to join a meaningful strike.


4 posted on 09/10/2018 6:51:23 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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The purpose is to show the Russians there are 2 of us. Now if the French were to join in they’d be quaking in their boots.


5 posted on 09/10/2018 6:54:32 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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Nothing like Germany joining France and the US, and that sound of Germans protesting this war will sound like the Fourth Screech.


6 posted on 09/10/2018 6:59:30 AM PDT by Jumper
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Oh the Kraut defense minister can make a decision to go to war without Merkel’s approval. Who doe he think he is DAG Rosenstein.?!


7 posted on 09/10/2018 7:00:03 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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"Wo fahren gegen England Syria!"

CC

8 posted on 09/10/2018 7:06:30 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Do you know what really burns my ass? A flame about 3 feet high.)
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Germany is just waiting for ironclad guarantees that the conflict is in its last week, before ordering actual planning for deployment to begin...

Seriously though, the reality check of pulling a trigger on live people in public would be a big step for Germany.

It would help them grow up a bit, and maybe sober up some of their public opinion over time. Less than 20% of German military age men who are surveyed, say they would be willing to fight for their country - 75% of Finns would.

Let’s help Germany enter emotional adulthood. Put a gun in their hands.


9 posted on 09/10/2018 7:12:34 AM PDT by BeauBo
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BUILD THE WALL


10 posted on 09/10/2018 7:27:05 AM PDT by gaijin
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Spain 1936 all over again.


11 posted on 09/10/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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A buddy with firsthand experience said the German Army was good at pitching tents and building bonfires...


12 posted on 09/10/2018 7:31:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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Those fokkers can’t help us.


13 posted on 09/10/2018 7:32:40 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

If the fighting age Muslims in Germany rose up and started raising real hell, the German military couldn’t handle them, either.


14 posted on 09/10/2018 7:35:14 AM PDT by laplata (Leftists/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Why are we attacking Syria?

When did we declare war on Syria?

When can we declare victory in the war and come home?

(the unanswerable questions)


15 posted on 09/10/2018 7:39:46 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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Good questions.


16 posted on 09/10/2018 7:55:04 AM PDT by laplata (Leftists/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Ha Ha Ha. With what? They hardly have any modern military aircraft that are ready for action.

Why the hell should we do anything in Syria? We have no vital national interest there.


17 posted on 09/10/2018 8:18:51 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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Has anyone here watched the documentary at the bottom of the report? It’s called ‘Syria’s disappeared, the case against Assad’. It is very tragic and I believe every word of the Syrian’s interviewed in it.

In one sense it is comically tragic. The thrust of the story is this UN investigator from Canada who has gotten documents smuggled out of Syria that are the government reports of events surrounding the government crackdown of the demonstrations in 2011. How the government documents show the roundup of ‘dissidents’ and how they have been ‘eliminated’. In it, the investigator talks of how he is developing a case against the Assad regime and would like to see Nuremberg style trials of Assad and his cohorts.

This is the ultimate in virtue signalling. I would ask that UN investigator if he personally and his country (Canada) are willing to make the sacrifices, pick up a rifle and invade Syria? He seems to forget the reason we had Nuremberg trials (which is in Germany if he didn’t know) is because real men from real countries invaded Germany and took it over. How many of these UN countries that are ‘outraged’ are willing to do that?

Again, UN and Euroweenies (throw Hollyweird in there), the ultimate virtue signallers...


18 posted on 09/10/2018 8:23:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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The Luftwaffe still has aircraft that are serviceable?????


19 posted on 09/10/2018 8:43:41 AM PDT by MGunny
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I like how they are already planning airstrikes in response to something that hasn’t happened. Bottom line is these are cracker flying top cover for Isis jihadis.


20 posted on 09/10/2018 11:06:06 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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