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A French Infantryman’s View of American Soldiers

The US often hears echoes of worldwide hostility against the application of its foreign policy, but seldom are they reached by the voices of those who experience first hand how close we are to the USA. In spite of contextual political differences and conflicting interests that generate friction, we do share the same fundamental values – and when push comes to shove that is what really counts. Through the eyes of that French OMLT (Operational Mentoring Liaison Teams) infantryman you can see how strong the bond is on the ground. In contrast with the Americans, the French soldiers don’t seem to write much online – or maybe the proportion is the same but we just have less people deployed. Whatever the reason, this is a rare and moving testimony which is why I decided to translate it into English, so that American people can catch a glimpse of the way European soldiers see them. Not much high philosophy here, just the first hand impressions of a soldier in contact – but that only makes it more authentic.

via John Ringo > Home – A French Infantryman’s View of American Soldiers.

 “Why Johnny Ringo!  You look like someone just walked over your grave”

 – Doc Holiday, “Tombstone”
John Ringo’s blog had an interesting article last year allegedly written by a French soldier/blogger…  don’t know if this has gone around the Waymor, but it certainly is an excellent blog…  I loved it and certainly do hope all elements are valid.\\
A fitting sentiment for Veteran’s Day I would say.


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