the dissident frogman

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the dissident frogman

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Yeah, I put a few Germans in, for the sake of the (European) Union.
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Ed Morrissey @ Hot Air on Obama getting himself a meager French personal guard of 300 gendarmes when he's asking for a serious NATO commitment in Afghanistan. That'll teach him to bring us crappy DVDs.

Notice that those gendarmes are to be specifically deployed in places where Jihadists are absent, and law enforcement is therefore not needed.

I beg my American readers and nevertheless friends not to take this as another example of French perfidy: this is actually the standard procedure for our gendarmes. You will frequently find them standing idly on the roadside with various photographic devices, taking picture of cars and drivers passing by, and keeping safely away from those troubled and predominantly Islamic suburbs that grabbed the headlines during the hot winter of 2005.

It's just how our elite gendarmerie is trained.

Nothing personal.



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4013 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

300? Isn't that the combined IQ of the 500 person entourage Obama took to Europe?

4014 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Barri already has 200 man security team traveling with him, why does he need more?

Hell!! He is the socialists' messiah. Why does he need ANY security in France?!?!?

4015 - Bruce

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i am bemused and befuddled by the fact that France - who has one of the most BADASS, KICK ASS military units in the world - in the person of the Legion E'trangre - has some of the most pussified police forces. At least the brits are basically unarmed ... what is the French police's excuse? I don't excuse my former brothers in the US, either, by the way. When I was active we didn't have SWAT teams with military weapons, didn't have "hostage negotiators" and all that crap ... a 2 man radio car team armed with only .38 special 6 shot revolvers went in and if necessary kicked some ass to correct the situation. Period - end of story. Now? Meh... NOT SO MUCH.

Geez, Diss ... don't your countrymen remember the French Resistance during WWII? Won't they fight to protect their culture anymore?

4017 - adagioforstrings

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  • adagioforstrings

It's not just a French thing. US police often avoid going into bad neighborhoods, as well.

4019 - Gozer the Carpathian

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  • Gozer the Carpathian

Oi Oi, this is turning into SOP for all police forces. Do as little as possible in the safest place you can find.

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4020 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

Pity the poor Afghans for having to deal with EUnix inspired ISAF bullcrap.

Each contributing country sending in forces speaking another language, using differing protocols, practices and procedures, each doing its own thing its own way with little or no coordination between them, and often in direct contradiction or passive aggressive hostility toward the other contingents around them...

All in the name of pathetic vanity by nations so deeply entrenched in parasitism when it comes to anything military or defense related that they can not even begin to provide for themselves to any real or meaningful measure.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

4021 - Instinct

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  • Instinct San Francisco, CA

Sorry, gonna call bullshit on some of that. Both my brothers and my dad are/were cops in Albuquerque and the cops there make it a point to go into the bad areas in force just to let the gangs know that Albuquerque PD is the biggest gang in the city.

The pussification of police departments come when the Mayor and the city councils decide that they need the cops to protect only the pretty sections of the city and force them to waste resources hanging around low crime areas to make sure they are low crime.

Another example is traffic stops. When I was an MP I got most of my good busts from doing traffic, people who had warrants out on them, and even a guy who was trying to move five kilos onto the base. Many cities actually tell their officers not to do traffic and to focus on other areas, so you miss a lot of opportunites to pick up bad guys becasue you aren't allowed to pull them over for something like a busted tail light or a license plate that is hanging on by one screw.

4022 - adagioforstrings

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re: Instinct

I'm certain there are good & bad police officers, everywhere. The anecdote that I have is from my cousin. He was driving around Los Angeles and took a wrong turn & was shot. He sped to the nearest hospital with a cop car on his tail. The policeman was going to give him a ticket when my cousin pointed out that he was bleeding & summarized his misadventures. Allegedly, the cop replied that he never drove down that road since it was a well known bad neighborhood. My cousin though, but didn't articulate at the time, that there might be a correlation between a neighborhood being bad & a lack of police presence.

4023 - privatei2

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Sarkozy needs to unclench his fist. Or maybe he's holding out for a subservient bow before he commits troops.

Either way, I'm very disappointed with DF's latest blog. Where's the description of Michelle's dress? What was Carla wearing? Did they have a private lunch? What did they eat? Did Michelle keep her arms covered out of fear the French would confiscate her "guns"? To show my disgust with DF's complete lack of sensitivity on these issues, I'm boycotting this site for at least the next 24 hours.

4024 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

Privatei2: that's just nicotine withdrawal speaking. I know, I've been there.

Chill out, spank the monkey - you'll see through this.

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