So when and where did you serve? Or are you simply a spectator commenting on the teams?
Funny thing, i can remember reading about whole battalions surrenduring to the germans in wwII....
I also find it funny how you dont like te US sending troops anywhwhere but call us cowards for bailing the allies out in wwii.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Suez Canal Crisis, 1956 -- British and French troops take the Suez Canal from Egypt and fight through the town of Suez to secure it in what was called the most effective amphibious assault since D-Day.
The Falklands War, 1982 -- Argentina swarms Las Malvinas with thousands of troops. Britain sends her Navy and the Royal Marines -- after a few months of intense fighting, the UK successfully reclaims the Falklands, and Argentina surrenders. Minimal UK casualties.
The Battle of Mogadishu, 1993 -- Americans go into Mogadishu due to internal unrest, 20 Delta Force and Rangers are killed, Pakistanis arrive to rescue the Americans. Impressive.
Northern Ireland Troubles, 1980s -- IRA causes mass unrest in Northern Ireland, Britain successfully puts down insurgency, and secures Northern Ireland, marking one of the most successful counterinsurgency operations to date.
Kosovo War, 1998 -- In the wake of the Yugoslav Wars, NATO and UN troops are deployed to Serbia to keep the peace between several uneasy factions. Two American jets are shot down, Americans lose control of Pristina International Airport to Russians, bomb the wrong targets.
Cote d'Ivoire, 2002 -- French Army successfully concludes the Ivorian Civil War against insurgent groups terrorising the population.
First Gulf War, 1990 -- 400 American deaths, list of American ****-ups:
1 Gulf War Illness
2 Effects of depleted uranium
3 Highway of Death
4 Bulldozer assault
5 Killing of unarmed Iraqi Soldiers
6 Coalition bombing of Iraq's civilian infrastructure
7 Abuse of coalition POWs
8 Operation Southern Watch
9 Gulf war sanctions
10 Draining of the Qurna Marshes
11 Gulf War oil spill
12 Kuwaiti oil fires
On the other hand, the French Foreign Legion accounted for the entirety of the left-flank of the drive through Iraq, and was commended by American General Schwarzkopf as "the most effective combat operation I'd ever seen".
Ugandan Genocide, 1994 -- French Army deploys to Uganda while the Americans refuse to go, and stop the genocide in its tracks.
Iraq War, 2003 -- American mishaps in leadership and effective counterinsurgency lead to 4000 American deaths. The British-controlled southern provinces of Iraq, at the capital of Basra, become the safest and most stable areas of the country.
Afghanistan War, 2001 -- American combat units repeatedly fail to destroy the massive drug trade in Afghanistan, lose 1500 soldiers, cause even greater insurgency. UK troops in Helmand province take the Taleban-held city of Lashkar Gah, once the most dangerous city in Afghanistan, and convert it into a Coalition-allied anti-drug powerhouse.
The European powers have been fighting and winning wars before your nation was formed. Let us do the fighting, you just throw money at the problems. It's safer for you.
But I'm inclined to think you've got your head so far up your arse there isn't enough light for you to read a history book, so I'm wasting my breath.
I like this one, too,Ugandan Genocide, 1994 -- French Army deploys to Uganda while the Americans refuse to go, and stop the genocide in its tracks.
You do realize that Foreign Legion like, 90% non-French, right? I think back then, it was still illegal for French citizens to join the Foreign Legion, but I could be wrong.On the other hand, the French Foreign Legion accounted for the entirety of the left-flank of the drive through Iraq, and was commended by American General Schwarzkopf as "the most effective combat operation I'd ever seen".
This is one of the UK's claims to fame, of late...
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