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Old Nov 5th 2015, 06:04 PM
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France is deploying their largest warship to the Eastern Med to support operations in Syria against ISIS.


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Syrian situation is getting ugly. Time to get worried when France starts acting militant.

On another note, I notice that the BBC is now using IS designation instead of ISIS.
Sounds like Assad will be dictator over a pile of rubble.
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Old Nov 5th 2015, 09:29 PM
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How is the bridge to the Crimea coming along?
Fine.

The first stage, the first "working bridge", which is used to ferry workers and materials between the sides and such, was finished by beginning of October: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcLZcqMoR6M




Next to the prospective bridge, on both sides, in Kerch on Crimean side and in Taman on Krasnodar side, mobile factories are making concrete and asphalt



Temporary dormitory buildings for the workers


3 meteorological stations have been set up, to help the construction managers plan the work in accordance with the natural environment (storms can be an issue in the Kerch straight)

This video published yesterday shows the other two working/technical bridges being built: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRnDI3QRksE



A factory in Yaroslavl will create the body of the bridge, the carrying parts, the skeleton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFqWDrEntlI

The entire country is working on this, or rooting for it, Nick. It will be done, believe me.

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France is deploying their largest warship to the Eastern Med to support operations in Syria against ISIS.


French carrier Charles de Gaulle



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Syrian situation is getting ugly. Time to get worried when France starts acting militant.

On another note, I notice that the BBC is now using IS designation instead of ISIS.
France "militant" lol France is an American colony
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Old Nov 6th 2015, 03:07 AM
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Fine.

Well, first of all, we are improving our railways.

There is the high-speed "Sapsan" train, which goes between Moscow and Saint Petersburg in 3.5 hours

Good to see that you are "Turning some swords into railroad tracks."

I wish that the US would do the same, but it seems that the Military Industrial Complex totally controls Congress.
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Old Nov 6th 2015, 05:06 PM
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France "militant" lol France is an American colony
Don't let the French hear that!

But I honestly don't think that's true at all. Of all the larger western nations, USA and France have the least-close relationship. Germany, UK and Japan are all way closer allies/friends to the USA than France generally is. France has always tried to maintain a certain 'independence' with their foreign policy (for example, France was a vocal opponent of the American-UK invasion of Iraq, and France is not a full member of NATO).
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Old Nov 7th 2015, 01:31 AM
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True that. If France is an American colony then by degree the UK is an actual US State.
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Old Nov 7th 2015, 01:35 PM
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Don't let the French hear that!

But I honestly don't think that's true at all. Of all the larger western nations, USA and France have the least-close relationship. Germany, UK and Japan are all way closer allies/friends to the USA than France generally is. France has always tried to maintain a certain 'independence' with their foreign policy (for example, France was a vocal opponent of the American-UK invasion of Iraq, and France is not a full member of NATO).
"France withdrew from the integrated military command in 1966 to pursue an independent defense system but returned to full participation on 3 April 2009."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_states_of_NATO
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Old Nov 7th 2015, 08:59 PM
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Don't let the French hear that!

But I honestly don't think that's true at all. Of all the larger western nations, USA and France have the least-close relationship. Germany, UK and Japan are all way closer allies/friends to the USA than France generally is. France has always tried to maintain a certain 'independence' with their foreign policy (for example, France was a vocal opponent of the American-UK invasion of Iraq, and France is not a full member of NATO).
So... they chose, of own free will, to forego a $2 billion deal on the Mistral warships, despite the objections of their own shipbuilding labor unions? Right...
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Old Nov 9th 2015, 04:52 AM
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So... they chose, of own free will, to forego a $2 billion deal on the Mistral warships, despite the objections of their own shipbuilding labor unions? Right...
I believe they chose to do that of their own free will, yes.
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Old Nov 9th 2015, 05:02 PM
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So... they chose, of own free will, to forego a $2 billion deal on the Mistral warships, despite the objections of their own shipbuilding labor unions? Right...
As far as I was aware, the intense political pressure on France to cancel the Mistral deal with Russia came from the EU and EU-member countries (notably Germany), not from Washington. So yes, that decision was definitely 'made in France'.
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Old Nov 9th 2015, 05:23 PM
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Michael, have you got a comment about post number 26?
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