Sunday, June 08, 2008

For Sale: One French Army Rifle. Never Fired...
Dropped once

A none too suprising story concerning the state of the French Military. From The Telegraph (UK) French army falling apart, documents show
By Henry Samuel in Paris
Last Updated: 10:50PM BST 06/06/2008

Most of France's tanks, helicopters and jet fighters are unusable and its defence apparatus is on the verge of "falling apart", it has emerged.
According to confidential defence documents leaked to the French press, less than half of France's Leclerc tanks – 142 out of 346 – are operational and even these regularly break down.

Less than half of its Puma helicopters, 37 per cent of its Lynx choppers and 33 per cent of its Super Frelon models – built 40 years ago – are in a fit state to fly, according to documents seen by Le Parisien newspaper.

Two thirds of France's Mirage F1 reconnaissance jets are unusable at present.
But considering that the French can't even get the basics right, is it any wonder their equipment is crap? If you don't believe me, check out this training film from the French MOD (Ministry of Defence).


Blogger Convenor said...

New Irish Latin Mass Blog

A new blog for an ancient Liturgy. The first few posts are self-explanatory. St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association has been working for the provision of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin since 1995. We’d be very glad if you could (a) post about the new blog and (b) link to it.

In particular, we’d be glad if you could bring to the attention of your readers the news that there will be a Walking Pilgrimage for Vocations on Saturday, 12th July, 2008, commencing at 11 a.m. in St. Brigid’s Church, Milltown, County Kildare, Ireland, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Missal of Blessed John XXIII) for which the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin has granted, under the usual conditions, the Plenary Indulgence for the Pauline Holy Year.

God bless you!

St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association

5:22 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

This is the FRENCH after all.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Kit Brookside said...

In the immortal words of Bart Simpson...

"Cheese eating surrender monkeys!"

They've been too busy overtaxing their ever-shrinking percentage of working people to help finance the unchecked influx of unemployed peace-loving Islamists to bother with their military.

Their "poulets" will come home to roost, bien sur. I just hope it's not a high priority on our list to help liberate them - AGAIN.

9:55 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

All I know first hand about the French military is this.

In the mid 80's we shared an OP with the French Marines at Grafenwoehr MTA in Germany. They buried their FAMAS assault rifles, (pretty nifty gun, actually) so they could sneak off and get drunk. They came back late that night, very drunk. The next day they were short 1 assault rifle.

Somewhere, there's a Bavarian landser, who's ready for the Islamic Jihad.

2:05 PM  

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