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EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm

Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US (Agence France-Presse)
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

Macron, who has pushed for a joint EU military force since his arrival in power last year, said Europe needed to reduce its dependence on American might, not least after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.

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Prediction: A very sizable fraction of the recruits will be named "Muhammad".
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by WildCat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:30 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US (Agence France-Presse)
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

Macron, who has pushed for a joint EU military force since his arrival in power last year, said Europe needed to reduce its dependence on American might, not least after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.

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Prediction: A very sizable fraction of the recruits will be named "Muhammad".
Bwahahahaha! Who's going to pay for it? They don't even want to pay their NATO committment. And the USA won't be paying for any of this "EU military".
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by ed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:01 pm

say good bye to healthcare for everyone.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:05 pm

The French manage to pay for the Foreign Legion.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by ed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:34 pm

So?
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:45 pm

Maybe EU army == French Foreign Legion, but everyone in the EU chips in.

Sort of the same way Euro == slightly devalued Deutschemark.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by ed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 pm

Isn't the FFL mostly foreigners?

Sorta like the EU?

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:52 pm

Even though Macron says it's to protect them from the USA (among others) that may just be diplomatic pseudo-even-handedness.

If he's for real, it can only be good for the USA.

If I were French I might be worried about too many guys named Muhammad joining up.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by ed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:06 pm

Then you'd be a racist. And we know that that's bad.
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:22 pm

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Then you'd be a racist. And we know that that's bad.
I'd be a hypothetical French racist.

The worst kind of all. :P
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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Giz » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US (Agence France-Presse)
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

Macron, who has pushed for a joint EU military force since his arrival in power last year, said Europe needed to reduce its dependence on American might, not least after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.

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Prediction: A very sizable fraction of the recruits will be named "Muhammad".
Great idea. French soldiers, with a German leadership who are dependent on Russia for power (gas). No Brits. And set up to rival, replace NATO. That's going to make them soon much more secure.

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Re: EU needs its own thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:50 pm

Giz wrote:
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Great idea. French soldiers, with a German leadership who are dependent on Russia for power (gas). No Brits. And set up to rival, replace NATO. That's going to make them soon much more secure.
It will keep them out of our hair, and we can stop paying for their defense.

And maybe just maybe, bring the troops home from Europe.
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