German defence woes (latest from The Times)

Die Nato ist ein Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt! | Die Freiheitsliebe
‘Critical Journalists’ :rolleyes:
Die Nato ist nicht nur veraltet, sondern auch ein erhebliches Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt, das sie ihre militärische Kraft einzig und allein zur Wahrung ihrer eigenen imperialen Interessen einsetzt. Dabei wird systematisch geltendes Recht gebrochen, die UNO diskreditiert und Konflikte werden bis zur militärischen Eskalation geschürt.


Not only is NATO outdated, but it also poses a significant security risk to the world, using its military force solely to safeguard its own imperial interests. It systematically breaks existing law, discredits the UN and fights conflicts until the military escalation.
 
Die Nato ist ein Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt! | Die Freiheitsliebe
‘Critical Journalists’ :rolleyes:
Die Nato ist nicht nur veraltet, sondern auch ein erhebliches Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt, das sie ihre militärische Kraft einzig und allein zur Wahrung ihrer eigenen imperialen Interessen einsetzt. Dabei wird systematisch geltendes Recht gebrochen, die UNO diskreditiert und Konflikte werden bis zur militärischen Eskalation geschürt.


Not only is NATO outdated, but it also poses a significant security risk to the world, using its military force solely to safeguard its own imperial interests. It systematically breaks existing law, discredits the UN and fights conflicts until the military escalation.
Is that the German version of the The Canary? They publish bollox like that on a daily basis.

Here's the deeply disturbing way the Conservatives responded to the Corbyn target practice scandal | The Canary
 
Die Nato ist ein Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt! | Die Freiheitsliebe
‘Critical Journalists’ :rolleyes:
Die Nato ist nicht nur veraltet, sondern auch ein erhebliches Sicherheitsrisiko für die Welt, das sie ihre militärische Kraft einzig und allein zur Wahrung ihrer eigenen imperialen Interessen einsetzt. Dabei wird systematisch geltendes Recht gebrochen, die UNO diskreditiert und Konflikte werden bis zur militärischen Eskalation geschürt.


Not only is NATO outdated, but it also poses a significant security risk to the world, using its military force solely to safeguard its own imperial interests. It systematically breaks existing law, discredits the UN and fights conflicts until the military escalation.
Looks like something from one of Putin's troll factories.
 
Deutsche Welle reports another incident in a series of aircraft mishaps. In this case it is suspected that wingflaps were incorrectly adjusted but it is too soon to confirm as a full investigation has to be completed.

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German government jet suffers serious damage in crash landing | DW | 19.04.2019

More here:

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German air force jet makes rough landing, diverts traffic | DW | 16.04.2019

ETA

Passenger delays after government plane crash lands in Berlin

Found the link via Aviation Global Incident Map A Continuously Updated Global Display Of Aviation Incidents And Accidents
 
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The video coverage of that was spectacular, I suspect that not only the jets need changing, the crews underwear would be due for an out of phase change.
After all the fuss about increased spending for the German armed forces, it is refreshing to see that a few hundred million or more are being released for new passenger jets. Pity it wasn't spent where it is needed, ie more or better equipment for the troops.
 
The video coverage of that was spectacular, I suspect that not only the jets need changing, the crews underwear would be due for an out of phase change.
After all the fuss about increased spending for the German armed forces, it is refreshing to see that a few hundred million or more are being released for new passenger jets. Pity it wasn't spent where it is needed, ie more or better equipment for the troops.
I haven't seen that. Do you have a link to the video?
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
You are definitely trolling...as advertised.
Do I? Useful information is a new information, and this article (and may be even this point of view) was definitely new for you, wasn't it?
Repeating mantras "We are all united, we are all Russophobic" can calm your mind, but, especially in the current situation, it can be deadly wrong behaviour.
 
Fortunately due to the service of a former generation we didn’t have to speak German, so your link was wasted on the bulk of the Forum members.

And believing the cr*p peddled by your good self and others certainly could be deadly behaviour.
 
Do I? Useful information is a new information, and this article (and may be even this point of view) was definitely new for you, wasn't it?
Repeating mantras "We are all united, we are all Russophobic" can calm your mind, but, especially in the current situation, it can be deadly wrong behaviour.
Nobody here is Russophobic.

We haven't got a phobia about Russia.

We just think, on the evidence, that you're a malignant bunch of dishonest, anti-democratic criminals who contribute the cube root of jack shit to the world.

Except Tetris.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
Fortunately due to the service of a former generation we didn’t have to speak German, so your link was wasted on the bulk of the Forum members.
Actually, English is one of German languages. Primitive, simplificated, polluted by Celtic aborigens and French-speaking invaders, of course, but still German.
If you don't understand literatural German and can't use on-line translators - it is only your problem.
 
Actually, English is one of German languages. Primitive, simplificated, polluted by Celtic aborigens and French-speaking invaders, of course, but still German.
If you don't understand literatural German and can't use on-line translators - it is only your problem.
Was that an example of your theoretical conflation of languages? It makes no sense. Ask your supervisor for an up to date version of Webster's.
 
Was that an example of your theoretical conflation of languages? It makes no sense.
English is a hybrid of the Germanic and Latin language groups. It has a simplified Germanic grammar and basic vocabulary of common words, but the majority of the vocabulary comes from Latin languages. On top of this it has numerous loan words from Celtic and other languages, especially Indian. He is essentially correct in that respect

The problem with his argument is that English has diverged much further from its language relatives than someone from another European language group might suspect based on his experiences with his own native language and its relatives.

I happened to be talking to a student of linguistics during Easter, and she agreed that of the major European languages English is probably the most irregular and inconsistent. Knowing English does not help you with learning German in the same way that knowing Italian would help you with Spanish.

Ask your supervisor for an up to date version of Webster's.
If you are referring to Webster's dictionary, you should only recommend it to someone you wish to confuse further. Webster's dictionary began as a failed experiment in creating a "simplified" form of English. Since it was the first dictionary compiled by an American it was adopted by them as their standard. However either Webster never finished his project or only some of the "new" forms made it into common use (and the accepted forms folded back into later editions of the dictionary).

English as it is spelled by all other English speaking countries may have a few more letters in some words, but at least the spelling of related words tends to be more consistent than is the case in the US.
 
English is a hybrid of the Germanic and Latin language groups. It has a simplified Germanic grammar and basic vocabulary of common words, but the majority of the vocabulary comes from Latin languages. On top of this it has numerous loan words from Celtic and other languages, especially Indian. He is essentially correct in that respect

The problem with his argument is that English has diverged much further from its language relatives than someone from another European language group might suspect based on his experiences with his own native language and its relatives.

I happened to be talking to a student of linguistics during Easter, and she agreed that of the major European languages English is probably the most irregular and inconsistent. Knowing English does not help you with learning German in the same way that knowing Italian would help you with Spanish.


If you are referring to Webster's dictionary, you should only recommend it to someone you wish to confuse further. Webster's dictionary began as a failed experiment in creating a "simplified" form of English. Since it was the first dictionary compiled by an American it was adopted by them as their standard. However either Webster never finished his project or only some of the "new" forms made it into common use (and the accepted forms folded back into later editions of the dictionary).

English as it is spelled by all other English speaking countries may have a few more letters in some words, but at least the spelling of related words tends to be more consistent than is the case in the US.
There was one thing in there I didn't know, but thanks for taking the time to write it.

I used Webster's as, in my experience, it is the default reference on English and its usage, for those learning the language outside the UK. Especially in eastern Europe, people don't want to learn English, they want to learn American.

Didn't know it was incomplete, unless that is a joke of course.
 
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