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(Al Jazeera)   France may lose another military contract, this time to Russian soldiers on vacation   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2021-09-21 8:16:14 PM  
Wagner Group needs to be hunted down by the civilized nations of the world.
 
2021-09-21 10:12:01 PM  
Mercenaries only seem to come in two flavors.  Russians and Americans who were forced out of the military for being racist mother farkers.
 
2021-09-21 10:15:10 PM  

TommyDeuce: Wagner Group needs to be hunted down by the civilized nations of the world.


Agreed, but France complaining about the sub deal is BS. We had a thread about this. Basically, France couldn't meet standards using Australian labor (a really big part of the contract). Then they used French labor. Cost went insane and the completion of the contract would be approximately two weeks and two decades from now.
 
2021-09-21 10:35:55 PM  
Will the Russians be deploying the "little green men" again?
 
2021-09-21 10:39:46 PM  

winedrinkingman: Mercenaries only seem to come in two flavors.  Russians and Americans who were forced out of the military for being racist mother farkers.


Don't forget Executive Outcomes. There's enough white racists to make it truly international.
 
2021-09-21 10:42:03 PM  
I'm thinking there's a larger shift happening.  Putin & Co are convincing countries that the EU and US are not the military powerhouses they once were.  Gotta wonder about Erik Prince's take on this.  As bad as he is, this sort of deal seems like one that he'd normally scoop up pretty easily.
 
2021-09-21 10:46:04 PM  
France is going to try to hold the current regime to its promises and Putin won't. I doubt there's anything more complicated than that.

It's not like Wagner is likely to square off against the US in Mali. This isn't Syria. It should be a fairly easy assignment for them, which means they can actually carry out their mission.

They may want to tone down the swastika and other Nazi graffiti though.
 
2021-09-21 11:02:09 PM  
Do you mean French military defeats?
 
2021-09-21 11:18:44 PM  
"Mali intends to diversify its relationships in the medium term to ensure the security of the country."

Ha!  Buddy, once you've got 1000 Russian "mercs" in your country your relationships will go from diverse to "Russian Puppet State" in about one week.
 
2021-09-21 11:29:19 PM  
I had to go back and RTFA to make sure this wasn't about some Russians in the French Foreign Legion.
 
2021-09-22 6:51:27 AM  
The Malian government is really looking to hire a praetorian guard to protect the government.  They need mercenaries to protect the military dictatorship from future rebellious military leaders.
 
2021-09-22 9:29:57 AM  

Mail Order American Husband: I had to go back and RTFA to make sure this wasn't about some Russians in the French Foreign Legion.


Some of the Wagner guys are also ex-FFL
 
2021-09-22 10:56:51 AM  

the voice of raisin: I'm thinking there's a larger shift happening.  Putin & Co are convincing countries that the EU and US are not the military powerhouses they once were.  Gotta wonder about Erik Prince's take on this.  As bad as he is, this sort of deal seems like one that he'd normally scoop up pretty easily.


ehm... EU military powerhouse !?
 
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