German Army Has to Leave NATO Exercises Early Because of Overtime Rules
. . . perhaps if we give them a nudge, you know, like leaving NATO, and the UN then, perhaps, these wankers would come to their senses, and act in responsibly? Not holding my breath!
More below the fold.
"German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged."
No war with Germany would last more than a 40 hours, then the army would have to go home and wait until the new work week! Idiots. There is no possible way this could get worse.
"The German military has been beset by embarrassing and widespread equipment problems in recent years. It also has a teeny-tiny ISIS problem, with over two dozen former soldiers having joined the jihadist group and more suspected of sympathizing."
Jesus H. Tap-dancing Christ! Are you kidding me!
"150 German soldiers are stranded in Afghanistan after another plane suffered an equipment failure, and commanders are so strapped for functioning aircraft that they are considering using “a military VIP jet normally reserved for Chancellor Merkel”, as Der Spiegel reports, to get them home. The Telegraph has more:
Der Spiegel online reported that the Bundeswehr soldiers had expected to be flown home from a tour of duty in Afghansitan, but had become stuck in the town of Masar-i-Sharif on Tuesday because their Airbus 310 transport plane’s emergency oxygen masks were defective. […]
The breakdown comes as a further embarrassment for German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, who has admitted that the military is facing severe equipment shortages which are hampering Germany’s efforts to meet its NATO commitments. […]
The equipment defects have led to calls for increased defence spending. But Ms Merkels’ Social Democrat coalition partners have said they object to more funding for the military." German Troops Stranded in Afghanistan
Well, I am sure they learned their lesson.
"Germany has so few working military aircraft that it cannot even mount an Ebola rescue mission. As The Telegraph reports:
The German military has been left red-faced after the third high-profile aircraft breakdown in as many weeks left medical supplies for the fight against Ebola in Africa stranded in the Canary Islands.
The debacle is the latest embarrassment for Germany after a series of aircraft failures left its €70m shipment of arms to Kurds fighting against Islamic State in Iraq in disarray last week.
… the mission to arm the Kurds got off to a disastrous start when a military transport plane carrying a team of instructors to northern Iraq suffered a malfunction, stranding the instructors in Bulgaria for several days.
Germany had to borrow a Dutch aircraft to fly the weapons to Iraq because its own air force didn’t have one available – only for the situation to descend into farce as the Dutch plane broke down as well." German Military Lacks Enough Aircraft to Mount Ebola Rescue
The German military exists only to embarrass those who would rely upon it. It is hard to believe that 75 years ago the German military forces where considered the best in the world, and on a tear. Today they are little more than torn confetti.
It is long past time to leave NATO. This organization was designed to counterpoint the Soviet's massive military, and protect Europe from invasion. The USSR is gone. Russia is a ghost in comparison, which cannot mount a serious campaign more than a few kilometers past its borders. Even with Europe as weak is it is today, Russia does not have the logistical capability to act. Its economy is also in such a shambles that by year's end it will be stressed just maintaining the security of the Russian federation.
Nothing good will happen in Europe as long as America provides free security services for the European states. They will continue to spend their peace dividend foolishly, and expect ever more from America. By leaving, we have the ability to set Europe on its own again, force them to take full responsibility for their internal, and external security. Europe will go from behaving and living like children living in the parents basement, eating the parents food, driving the parents car, and paying only for luxuries, to living in the real, harsh world where they will once again learn what it is to be fully responsible for self and nation.
This is the only chance Europe has to shake off its tiresome, inane adherence to every wacky social and environmental fad, and regain its rightful position in world affairs.
No, I am not holding my breath, for either side doing what is right. Sigh.
As for the UN, you know my position. The UN is a carbuncle on the ass of humanity. Its "Peacekeeping" forces more commonly force the local women into sexual slavery, and run brothels to turn a profit. Once they have extracted about as much money as they can, they leave job not only unfinished but never even started. The UN proper has become a nest for tyrants to place sycophants in places of power and authority. Only in the UN can the worlds greatest human rights violators take a seat at the UN human Rights Council. United Nations Human Rights Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is long past time to leave both NATO and the UN.
There is no reason for the US being a part of the UN . . .
The UN Peacekeeping missions bring only disease, pestilence, death, rape, and forced sexual bondage with them . . .
I have no idea what Trump is thinking, or what he said, but NATO is an anachronism . . .