well thy are rather Jealous of the fact that they don't want an Armed force that can just swan about and do what it wants. I think that was rather part of the 1945 agreement.This a mixture of weird and bad news. In the immediate aftermath of the floods help came in from all over the place including the Bundeswehr with heavy earth moving vehicles ( tanks inney?). Then after a day or two people noticed that the Bundeswehr was still present but not doing anything, not that the soldiers wanted to just stand around, they were not allowed to help. The German Constitution prohibits the army from being active within the country, unless it is to preserve life and limb and has a definite task. So once the initial task had been completed the army was forced to wait for the civil authorities to give a new definite task to the army via MoD Bonn. Jobsworth ad nauseam.
The Bw itself is very bureaucratic, many years ago my Luftwaffe boss mislaid his flying gloves, now an RAF pilot would toddle off to clothing stores and get another pair. The Luftwaffe is different, my boss had to submit a written report! In order to drive a military vehicle off camp a written order is necessary which has to be shown to the gate guard before he will raise the barrier!
I fear it will be the good old hullabaloo that we have developed to perfection over the last decades. Bureaucratic "coordination" between civilian and military agencies and that, of course, until one cries. But at least they have made a nice flyer and also just specified how uncomplicated and fast support can be obtained.well thy are rather Jealous of the fact that they don't want an Armed force that can just swan about and do what it wants. I think that was rather part of the 1945 agreement.
So you're pre-elevated ready for the mud slide to get a good run up?
this info getting out must drive the Party crazy
From your link:It appears the state are the ones putting out the info
Authorities in northern China said more than 16,000 residents were affected by the incidents on Sunday, but no casualties were reported as floodwaters receded on Monday.www.newsweek.com
Subtle hint:the interesting bit is that the view is taken through cloud
............Or work in the Alcoa aluminum smelting plant in Birmingham, and watch the safety film, its frightening, especially when working right next to an open hearth furnace, knowing that if even a small amount of liquid, for example, a few drops of drink in a cola can in the scrap being loaded, the instantaneous explosion will send a fountain of molten metal in your direction. Over the years i worked there on 3 occasions.From your link:
"An aluminum alloy plant in Dengfeng, Henan, was hastily evacuated and its power cut early on Tuesday after a nearby river burst its banks and floodwaters brought down the outer walls. The water reached the plant's superheated alloy solution about two hours later, causing a giant explosion that was captured on camera by nearby residents."
Molten alu and water, a nice mixture. Alu has a strong affinity for oxygen, in its molten state it has enough energy to rob the hydrogen in the water of its oxygen. The hydrogen then exposed to air and high temperatures recombines with atmospheric oxygen in an explosive manner.
See what happens when you pay attention during chemistry lessons in school!............
If it isn't one thing, then it's the other. Spoiled for choice.By contrast there are fires in Greece, Italy and Spain. Southern Europe battles wildfires as north cleans up after floods
I notice from the evening news that London got hit. So any Arrsers suddenly aquired an indoor swimming pool or had their car turn into a submarine?
By contrast there are fires in Greece, Italy and Spain. Southern Europe battles wildfires as north cleans up after floods