France cutting its own throat?

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  1. RetiredGySgt
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    re arming a potential enemy is never a good idea...world economies seem to think military spending is the only way to invest now...
     
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    I doubt France believes they could be a target of Russian aggression in the next twenty years.
    I doubt Russia will be in a position to attack France in the next twenty years.
    In twenty years those ships will be outdated.
    France would like to get paid now.

    This seems like a relatively sound decision on the part of France.
     
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    French technology.....when one of the native dishes is a sausage with the fecal matter left in it I find it hard to take seriously ANYTHING France does with respect to the military...good wine though...and the '96 Dom Rose' outstanding.
     
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    Seriously, France and, to a much lesser extent, Germany (he, the black Yellow gouverment should be a bit more transatlantic) try to get a bit out of the USAs midly suffocating embrace, making friends with Russia (and Russia usually makes a point of honouring alliance and guarantees).
    Long Term, Russia plans to "Finlandize" the baltics, Georgia and the Ukraine/Belorussia. This does not touch French interests at all.
     

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