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Foreign Legion operations at the end of the XX and beginning of the XXI centuries

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Legionnaires of the Second Parachute Airborne Regiment


This article will tell about the missions and combat operations of the Foreign Legion carried out by him in the late XX and early XXI centuries.

Persian War, Somalia and Bosnia


In 1991, during the Gulf War, combat units of the Foreign Legion took part in the capture of Al Salman air base in central Iraq.

Foreign Legion operations at the end of the XX and beginning of the XXI centuries

Desert storm map

The 6th light armored division (Division Daguet, "Division-Dagger") then included the following units: the first armored cavalry regiment (three reconnaissance battalions of 12 armored personnel carriers AMX-10RC and armored personnel carriers VAB) and one anti-tank (12 anti-tank vehicles VCAC / HOT "Mephisto").


VAB, “front-line armored vehicle”



VAB-HOT (VCAC Mephisto)

2nd Infantry Regiment: command company, material support company, 4 mechanized infantry companies, anti-tank platoon, anti-aircraft platoon, (two 50 mm 53T2 anti-aircraft guns based on VAB armored personnel carriers), mortar platoon.


Armored Vehicle of the Second Infantry Regiment

"Commandos" of the Second Parachute Regiment.


Commandos from 2e REP at As-Salman, Iraq, late February 1991

As well as engineering and sapper parts.


6e REG legionnaires in Kuwait City in 1991


And these are the legionnaires of the First Armored Cavalry Regiment before leaving Iraq, March 1991:


In 1992-1996 Legion units were involved in UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Bosnia.

In Somalia, which was engulfed in the civil war, the actions of peacekeepers were successful only at first, during the humanitarian operation “Revival of Hope”, which began on December 9, 1992. Then it was possible to repair about 1200 km of roads, expand hospitals, and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid.


2e REP legionnaire observing Mogadishu, Somalia, December 1992

At the second stage of this mission, called Continuation of Hope (started in March 1993), it was decided to disarm the field units, clear the roads and take control of ports and airfields. This only led to the consolidation of various groups of militants, who also began to support the local population, who feared that the aliens' true goal was the occupation of their country. It all ended in a failed operation by the Delta special forces and rangers of the 75th regiment of the American army in Mogadishu, who tried to capture Somalia's most respected field commander, Mohammed Farrah Aidid. During the fighting in Mogadishu on October 3-4, 1993, the Americans lost 2 helicopters, and their paratroopers (160 people) and two snipers of the notorious Delta group were blocked by superior militant forces. The combat operation smoothly turned into a rescue operation, a reinforced company aimed at the city was unable to break through to the encircled, had to seek help from the Malaysians and Pakistanis, who with great difficulty were able to remove the American rangers from the encirclement. Killed 18 American soldiers, including two snipers of the Delta group, the corpses of which triumphant fighters dragged around the city for a long time. These cadres made the most unpleasant impression on the Americans, they even started talking about the “Somalia syndrome” - public rejection of even relatively small losses during small military operations. And numerous private military companies began to receive more and more contracts: their losses to society worried much less (if they worried at all). But we have already talked about private military companies, we will return to Somalia - and we will see that after the failure of the operation the Americans hastily withdrew their troops from this country, other peacekeepers followed suit. By all accounts, the clumsy actions of the coalition only led to an intensification of the civil war in Somalia, and even UN officials were forced to admit failure.

But the Americans managed to make money on this tragedy: in 1999, Mark Bowden's book The Fall of the Black Hawk was released: история about modern warfare ”(“ Black Hawk ”- the name of a downed helicopter). And already in 2001, a film was made from this book, which, with a budget of 92 million dollars, collected about 282 million at the box office (and managed to get about a million dollars for selling DVDs) and received two Oscars - for the best editing work and for the best sound.

Images from the movie "Black Hawk":




As for Bosnia, parts of NATO are still accused of connivance at the Serb genocide unleashed on the territory of this former Yugoslav republic.


1995 year. Joint exercises of the French Foreign Legion and British military units, about 10 km southwest of Sarajevo. Foreign Legion Technique - Right



Legionnaires of the second infantry regiment near the 120-mm mortar, Bosnia, 1995

And in 1995, DLEM legionnaires from Mayotte Island, as part of Operation Azalea, landed on the Comoros and arrested the coup mercenaries Robert Denard (this was described in the article “Bob Denard, Jean Schramm, Roger Folk and Mike Hoar: The Fate of the Condottieres”).


DLEM Soldiers

Operation Almandin and the Civil War in the Central African Republic


In April 1996, a strike of civil servants and teachers began in the Central African Republic, and on April 18, soldiers of the territorial defense regiment also revolted, whose salaries were not paid for three months. Were captured weapons depots, police stations and a prison from which the rebels released all prisoners. They could not take the presidential palace, but the head of state, Ange-Felix Patasse, fled to a French military base.

The French had to intervene - to take control of vital objects. So the operation Almandin began.

This time without a fight: having received a salary, the rebel soldiers returned to the barracks. But on April 18, the situation sharply worsened: after the president’s attempt to take control of the armored vehicles, the fearful revenge on his part, the military raised a new rebellion: the capital came under their control, and soldiers robbed the city for a week. French troops were transferred from Gabon and Chad, who began the evacuation of the European population (7 people were removed) and entered into battle with the rebels (Operation Almandin II), during which 12 rebels were killed and 2 Frenchmen wounded. After an unsuccessful attempt at negotiations, the rebels were surrounded in the Kassai barracks, 43 of them were killed during the assault, 300 were wounded.

On November 15, new unrest in the garrison soldiers began.

On December 3, two French soldiers patrolling the streets were killed. And on December 5, Interior Minister Christoph Grelombe and his son, whose headless bodies were found in front of the presidential palace, were kidnapped and killed.

On the night of December 8, the French stormed the headquarters of the rebels, where more than ten rebel commanders were killed, 30 were taken prisoner. At the same time, the actions of the French military were severely criticized in their homeland, where Jacques Chirac was already called the “African gendarme” - and he hastened to transfer control of the capital of the Central African Republic to the African military mission, guaranteeing its financial support. By February 28, 1999, all French troops were withdrawn from this country.

The French military again had to fight in the CAR in November 2006, when 300 soldiers, with the support of two Mirage F-1CR fighters, helped the authorities of this country repel the attack of UFDR militants on the city of Birao. And on the night of March 5, 2007, French paratroopers, trying to save the European population of this city and their operational support unit (18 people), released this city, having lost 6 people killed and 18 wounded. A number of liberal media outlets immediately branded France, accusing its servicemen of conniving torture and murder of prisoners and civilians, as well as violence and robbery. As a result, during regular battles that unfolded in the Central African Republic in late 2012 - early 2013, a French detachment of 250 received orders from Paris not to interfere in the confrontation, Central African President Francois Bozise had to flee the country, and Muslim militants began to “clean up” the Christian population.


Third company of the second parachute regiment, CAR, December 28, 2012

This time, the French failed to leave the CAR; they even had to increase the size of their group to 1 (and 600 soldiers were provided by African states). All this happened in the framework of the operation Sangaris (the name of the butterfly), which continues in our time.


French soldiers, Operation Sangaris, 2013



French checkpoint, Operation Sangaris, December 22, 2013

French troops continued to suffer losses. So, on December 9, 2013, 2 French soldiers were killed in a clash with militants.


1er REC legionnaires with Panhard ERC 90 in the Central African Republic, 2015


2e REI legionnaires in the Central African Republic, 2015

Cote d'Ivoire, Libya and Afghanistan


From 2002 to 2004, paratroopers of the Second Regiment participated in the operation of the French army "Licorne" ("Unicorn"), which was carried out in Côte d'Ivoire, where, after an attempted military coup, a war broke out between the northern and southern provinces.


Legion Fighting Vehicle in Cote D'Ivoire, 2002

French units took part in events in Libya in 2011. Three groups of French soldiers acted: in the city of Misurata besieged by government troops, in Benghazi and on the Nafus Highlands. The marines of one group "worked" in their uniforms, the unknown "commandos" of the other two - in uniform without identification marks, and most likely at least one of them consisted of soldiers of the Foreign Legion. Alex Ponyatovsky, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, said at the time that there were from 200 to 300 fighters of the French special operations forces in Libya at that time. War journalist Jean-Dominic Merchet wrote about seventy. Many now suspect the involvement of the French army in the destruction of several convoys of the Libyan government at Benghazi in 2011.

Until 2012, units of the Foreign Legion were in Afghanistan.


2e REP legionnaires at their outpost in Afghanistan, around 2011

There were no losses here either.


Legionnaires of the Second Engineering Regiment (2e REG) say goodbye to two soldiers, Afghanistan, December 29, 2011

Serval and Barkhane operations


On April 29, 2012 in the African state of Mali (the former colony of France, known as Upper Senegal and French Sudan), regular presidential elections were scheduled.


Mali on a map of Africa

These elections were not destined to take place, because on March 22 a military coup took place in the country, led by Captain Amadou Sanogo, who studied military affairs in the United States. The National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and the Revival of the State, created by the rebels, came to power: there are no bays in the distant Timbuktu, contrary to the text of the famous song of the Secret group, so let there be democracy.

On April 8, President Amadou Tumani Toure, who was removed from power, finally wrote an official statement of “voluntary resignation,” and on April 12, Dioncund Traore, who had once graduated from Nice University, swore allegiance to Mali and democracy. This gentleman sympathetic to the French, of course, none of the Malian people chose, but the United States and France demanded "the restoration of civilian rule."

For some reason, the Malays did not appreciate such concern of the world community: on May 21, a crowd of thousands seized the presidential palace, Traore was beaten up quite a bit, he had to be evacuated “out of harm's way” to France, where he stayed for more than two months - until the end of July .

But for Mali’s complete happiness, all this was not enough: on April 6 the Tuareg tribes revolted, who decided that since such a democracy had begun in the country, they too could organize their own independent state - Azawad. And by the way, the refugees from Libya turned out to be very helpful too - from the Tuareg-related tribes, supporters of the ousted Muammar Gaddafi. One of these fugitives, Mohamed ag-Najim, Colonel in the Libyan Jamahiriya army, became commander of the rebel forces. And then the Islamists joined in: Ansar al-Din, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, and other groups. On May 5, the city of Timbuktu was captured (another spelling is Timbuktu). At first, the Tuaregs considered the Islamists as allies, but when they put forward the idea of ​​a Sharia state, they changed their minds. In general, previously the united state of Mali fell into three parts.

In December 2012, UN officials decided to send a peacekeeping corps of 3300 African troops to Mali, which was supposed to go there in September 2013 and be there for one year. However, already on January 11, units of the first infantry and second parachute regiments of the French Foreign Legion appeared on the territory of this country, which, as part of the Serval operation, launched hostilities on the side of President Traore, who was unknown to anyone (but, in general, it is clear who appointed).


Soldiers of the Second Parachute Regiment of the Legion await orders to board a plane departing for Mali

Francois Hollande was in such a hurry that he violated the laws of France by ordering the start of a military operation outside the country, without waiting for approval by his parliament (who nevertheless approved his actions “retroactively” - January 14).

On January 20, 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron also expressed concern, declaring his country's determination (also far from being African) to begin the fight against the "threat of terrorism" in Mali and North Africa. He did not bind himself with any terms, so he said bluntly: “We will react for years and even decades.”

Concerns about the situation in Mali were also expressed by the leaders of the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Denmark.

Evil tongues claim that the reason for such a united interest of the Western powers in Mali was the minerals, which were too many on the territory of this country. Explored gold deposits, for example, according to geologists, are the third in Africa. And in Mali there is silver, diamonds, iron ore, bauxite, lead, manganese, tin, zinc, copper, lithium and uranium.

Some people believe that the military coup Amadu Sanogo was just a staging, which allowed to bring to power “the right person”, which the dull Malian people themselves could not choose.

But back to the description of the fighting in Mali.

On the night of January 26, the legionnaires captured the bridge over the Niger River, killing 15 militants, and then the airport.


Soldiers of the Foreign Legion around Gao, Mali, 2013



1er REC vehicles (AMX 10 RCs + VBLs) during Operation Serval in Mali, 2013

On January 28, having covered 5 km in 900 days, a company of the second parachute regiment of the Foreign Legion and parts of the 17th parachute engineering regiment captured Timbuktu.


2e REP legionnaires in Timbuktu, Mali, late January 2013

Kidal was taken on January 31, and Tessalit on February 8.

The French acted as follows: paratroopers seized airfields and bridgeheads, on which engineering units immediately landed, ensuring the restoration of the infrastructure and runways necessary for the uninterrupted supply of strike groups, then armored vehicles approached.


French fighters at Bamako Airport, Mali, January 17, 2013

From February 18 to March 25, two French tactical groups of 1,2 thousand people (mostly paratroopers) and 800 soldiers from Chad “cleared” the Adrar-Iforah massif. Here, on February 22, the Chadian units were ambushed: 26 people were killed and 52 wounded. The French during this time lost 3 people killed and 120 wounded. The militants who were defeated switched to a guerrilla war, which continues to the present.

Since July 2014, the Serval operation smoothly transferred to another, called the Barkhane, and spread to four more states: Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

Operation Barkhan:




1er REC legionnaires in Chad in 2012:


In November 2019, the French near the borders of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger carried out operation Bourgou-4 against Islamist formations.

Foreign Legion units are still located in Mali - without a UN mandate, which apparently does not interest them at all.

During this time, 41 French troops, including legionnaires, were killed on the territory of this country. 13 of them died on November 25, 2019, when the Cougar military transport helicopter collided with a Tigre fire support helicopter at night. Among them was a native of Belarus, 43-year-old senior sergeant A. Zhuk, the father of four children, whom E. Macron called the Frenchman at the farewell ceremony on December 2 of that year “not by the blood received as an inheritance from his ancestors, but by the blood shed by him ", Saying:" He made his choice: to protect our country and our values. "

To himself, Macron was probably once again pleased by the fact that there was a connection in France that no one was sorry to send even to Afghanistan, even to Iraq, even to Mali.

And on May 1, 2020, there was a message about the death of the Ukrainian Dmitry Martynyuk, Corporal of the First Armored Cavalry Regiment, who had served in the French Foreign Legion since 2015. President Macron expressed condolences on this occasion, his representatives said: “The President of the Republic with great regret took the news of the death on May 1 of Corporal Dmitry Martynyuk in the military hospital of Percy de Clamar due to injuries sustained from the rupture of an improvised explosive device. This happened on April 23 during an operation against terrorist groups in Mali. ”

Syrian secrets


In March 2012, a number of publications published publications on the detention of 118 French troops in Syria, including 18 officers in Homs (the primary source is the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram) and 112 in Ez-Zabadani. The fate of these Frenchmen, as well as the unit they represented, remained unknown: probably, the French authorities somehow bought them out or exchanged them for political concessions. Many quite logically assumed that we were talking about the paratroopers of the second parachute regiment of the Foreign Legion, since if they were available from the French it would be foolish to send their compatriots to this extremely risky operation. Probably, we can talk about a major military failure of the legionaries sent to Syria, we will not know the details of this story soon.

Another mysterious story with the French military (legionnaires?) In Syria occurred in May 2018: 70 soldiers (a convoy of 20 jeeps) were detained by government forces in the province of Hasek, allegedly dropping there by mistake. Kurds appeared to rescue the French, who said that foreign military men were coming to them and took them to the city of El-Kamyshly controlled by the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG). The further fate of these soldiers is unknown, but Erdogan, who considers the YPG a terrorist organization, was very unhappy.

Since 2016, the legionnaires have been in Iraq with the official mission of "assisting the government forces" of this country. But on January 5, 2020, the Iraqi parliament demanded the withdrawal of all foreign troops.

Summing up, we can say that the legionnaires today, it seems, are not bored.

In the next article, we will end our story about the history of the French Foreign Legion.
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Articles from this series:
Ryzhov V. A. “Dogs of War” of the French Foreign Legion
Ryzhov V. A. Russian volunteers of the French Foreign Legion
Ryzhov V. A. The most famous Russian “graduates” of the French Foreign Legion. Zinovy ​​Peshkov
Ryzhov V. A. The most successful Russian “legionnaire”. Rodion Malinovsky
Ryzhov V. A. French Foreign Legion in the First and Second World Wars
Ryzhov V.A. Foreign Legion against Vietnam and the Dienbienf Catastrophe
Ryzhov V. A. "Fire in the Empire." Foreign Legion after World War II
Ryzhov V.A. Algerian war of the French Foreign Legion
Ryzhov V.A. Battle of Algeria
Ryzhov V.A. Foreign Legion Commanders in the Algerian War
Ryzhov V. A. "The Time of Skydivers" and "Je ne regrette rien"
Ryzhov V.A. OAS and Delta: against de Gaulle and TNF
Ryzhov V. A. The tragedy of French Algeria
Ryzhov V. A. Combat operations of the Foreign Legion in the second half of the XNUMXth century
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  1. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 5 July 2020 10: 03
    +1
    One gets the feeling that the translation from French into Russian does not fully reflect the specifics of the French military organization. It seems that very often their regiment is essentially a reinforced battalion.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 5 July 2020 11: 19
      +3
      It seems that very often their regiment is essentially a reinforced battalion.
      You are partly right. The number of personnel of the motorized infantry regiment of the Armed Forces of France is 1000 people.
      http://zw-observer.narod.ru/zwo/1988_10/mechanized_regiment.html
  2. Anton S
    Anton S 5 July 2020 10: 37
    0
    "However, already on January 11, units of the first infantry and second parachute regiments of the French Foreign Legion appeared on the territory of this country."
    In the Foreign Legion there is a second infantry regiment, a third infantry regiment, but there is no first infantry regiment.
  3. iouris
    iouris 5 July 2020 10: 57
    0
    French colonialists will soon receive a "return" from African-Africans. We'll have to demolish monuments and kiss boots.
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 July 2020 11: 42
    +8
    You can add to the article about the events in Côte de Ivoire The Second Ivorian War, which in some sources is called the "Political Crisis in Côte Dvoire 2010-2011", began on November 28, 2010, the day the results of the second round of the presidential elections were announced. Already on that day, a wave of riots swept across the country, when full-scale hostilities began between the supporters of Gbagbo and Ouattara. In Côte d'Ivoire, France played the first violin, this time on the side of Alassane Ouattara. On April 1, 2011, the French military landed in the city of Abidjan to protect French citizens. All this fictitious "protection of the French" boiled down to the fact that the previous President Gbagbo made a deal with China but 60 billion dollars. These dollars flew past France, and the francs could not allow this. At that time I was standing in the port of Abidjan, the port was defended by the Franks and the colonial troops loyal to them outside, even the ISPS security code was "Level - 1", this is not the case. A week later, the fighting died down, Ouattara became president, the deal with China was severed. The French, of course, crumbled and wound many supporters of Gbagbo on the tracks of tanks, and just troublemakers who ran through the streets.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 5 July 2020 11: 56
      +2
      An interesting addition! And what was the essence of the deal?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 July 2020 12: 20
        +6
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        An interesting addition! And what was the essence of the deal?

        Construction of processing plants, and mining.
        But we must not forget that the French colonies still exist, only in a tougher form. Look at the map of Africa, where CFA (colonial French franc) does not work for the euro, but CFA (franc left and CFA remained) 1 EUR = 655,96 XOF? at the rate on 05.07.2020/15/XNUMX. The robbery is complete, and all the money of these countries is stored in banks in France, and they have the right to remove XNUMX%, and if something needs to be built, then only this should be done by French firms. That’s the answer why the war arose. Money would fly away from the francs.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 5 July 2020 12: 29
          +3
          Thank you!
          Meanwhile, after reading Vicki, I realized that only the lazy did not participate in this conflict.
  5. bandabas
    bandabas 5 July 2020 13: 15
    0
    That's why he and the Foreign Legion. The French there cried like a cat.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 5 July 2020 14: 37
      +4
      Normally there are French, up to 20%
  6. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 5 July 2020 14: 50
    +4
    Thank you, Valery!
    Meanwhile, I have a question. And why is not a word said about the humanitarian activities of the Legion? Of course, I understand that these guys are not at all like Mother Teresa, but there were such missions.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 July 2020 14: 58
      0
      Do you mean the protection of humanitarian missions?
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 15: 03
        +2
        No, it meant raking the effects of the 2004 tsunami.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 38
          0
          Only the Tigers of Assad can do this.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 5 July 2020 15: 46
            +2
            Do you mean? Well, okay ... I didn’t, especially for you, mention the activity of the Legion in Lebanon.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 47
              +1
              They were there in the 80s. Like in 2006, too, but I haven’t read anything detailed about their activities anywhere.
    2. Legionista
      Legionista 5 July 2020 17: 58
      +6
      Of course, I understand that these guys are not at all like Mother Teresa, but there were such missions.

      Good day. You're right. Generally, LE engineering regiments take part in such missions.
      Operation "Salam". Pakistan. Mine clearance training. 1988-1990
      Operation Baryx. Indonesia. Help eliminate the effects of the tsunami. 2004
      Operation Baliste Lebanon. Participation in the evacuation of fr. citizens. Units 1 REG were part of FINUL. 2REG did not have a UN mandate; it was directly part of the operations of Baliste
      Operation Tamour Syria. 2012
      1. VLR
        5 July 2020 18: 16
        +9
        I think the following article will be very interesting to you and other veterans of the legion, as it will be about modern IL and about things that you are probably very close to and familiar with. I hope you will be condescending if you find some small everyday inaccuracies - there shouldn't be large ones smile
        I tried to check every fact from several sources available to me.
        1. Legionista
          Legionista 5 July 2020 18: 42
          +9
          Good day . I read the whole cycle with great pleasure! Special thanks for the information that I first learned from your articles. It seems to me that you have managed to tell very interestingly and informatively not only about I.L. , but also about other units of the French Armed Forces. With respect , hi
          1. VIP
            VIP 5 July 2020 21: 11
            +3
            This is to hear from a former legionnaire. Valery may be puffed up.
      2. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 18: 43
        +3
        Thank! My respect to the reverent! soldier
        1. Legionista
          Legionista 5 July 2020 18: 44
          +5
          You are welcome! Mutually hi
  7. Astra wild
    Astra wild 5 July 2020 14: 59
    +4
    Colleagues, I understood this: "Do not go children to Africa", before there was some kind of stability, but now there is no stable stability.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 11
      +1
      When was there stability? )))
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 15: 33
        +4
        When the Queen of Sheba! laughing It was! The Jews had the opportunity to establish an empire, when Solomon did not vykabulyatsya! laughing laughing laughing
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 41
          +2
          The funny thing is that in Ethiopia there was a Jewish state that successfully fought off Muslims, but lost to Christians)) Although Ethiopian Christianity is still pretty close to Judaism - the title of the last autocrat, for example, was Leo of Judea))
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 5 July 2020 15: 57
            +2
            Mengisto Haile Moriamu?
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 5 July 2020 16: 01
              +4
              Haile Selassie I - according to the official Ethiopian version of those years from the descendants of Solomon. Those. believing the Jewish interpretation of my name, my distant relative through 33 decks laughing
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 5 July 2020 16: 08
                +2
                I know his official Ethiopian name. I have a question, Bob Marley, aren't you a relative for an hour? laughing laughing laughing
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 5 July 2020 16: 14
                  +2
                  In spirit)))) Although ... he loved shanti, and I speed up)))
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 5 July 2020 16: 28
                    +2
                    It’s familiar. Not inspired. However, like other drugs.
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 5 July 2020 16: 32
                      +2
                      I'm not the one, then I was not inspired either
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 16: 50
                        +2
                        50% of our generation, one way or another, "tried" something. 99%, now adopting laws prohibiting the pronunciation of the names of certain drugs, used them, as we never dreamed of! And should we grimace for the sake of a little older generation ?!
                      2. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 16: 54
                        +2
                        In fact, the law on the consumption of drugs is territorial, not personal. On the territory of other countries, not the Russian Federation, I tried canabioids, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD and cocaine (drugs prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation for use). And I am ashamed. Very ashamed, comrades.
                      3. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 17: 23
                        +1
                        And I'm not ashamed. Because they are not ashamed! Because, to put forward such amendments to the laws, only a person who has smoked a gram of Pakistani plasticine, swallowed a couple of pills, and removed a meter long "track" can put forward such amendments to the laws !!!
                      4. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 17: 30
                        +3
                        And three hours before the deadlines for the adoption of the draft law)).
                      5. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 17: 42
                        +2
                        Exactly! And now, oddly enough, the longer I live, the ethnic Rusak in my Fatherland, the more I like the Jewish state ...: request
                      6. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 17: 43
                        +2
                        Anton - enough of its charms everywhere
                      7. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 18: 36
                        +2
                        I know. It is because I know the local charms that I live here. While I live here. Although Antarctica beckons. Mars is even more.
                      8. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 18: 48
                        +2
                        The best satellite of Saturn is Titan. Rivers and lakes of hydrocarbons))
                      9. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 19: 03
                        +2
                        Titanium, Europe, Io !!! What our parents dreamed about, what our children won’t see ...
                      10. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 19: 11
                        +1
                        Io closer to Europe - moons of Jupiter
                      11. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 19: 16
                        +1
                        And they suggest biological life.
                      12. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 19: 58
                        +2
                        In Europe and Ganymede
                      13. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 20: 01
                        +1
                        Hmmm ... I’ll clarify about Io.
                      14. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 20: 15
                        +3
                        Quote: 3x3zsave
                        Hmmm ... I’ll clarify about Io.

                        There are several hundred active volcanoes laughing Do not argue with dad of small children - we must know EVERYTHING
                      15. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 20: 52
                        +2
                        And which of the children are you going to send into space?
                        Actually, away from doubt !!! If the Jews are destined to leave the gravity well, the first Jewish cosmonaut will be a woman! Otherwise, space will not be Jewish! laughing
                      16. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 21: 09
                        +2
                        Of the children, nobody lol
                        Here about the construction of a cosmodrome for state funds, you might think - but this is already a Russian version wink
                      17. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 21: 13
                        +1
                        Well, you think your daughter is Russian! laughing
                      18. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 22: 01
                        +2
                        So she will build the Western spaceport)).
                      19. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 22: 11
                        +1
                        It would be good! Hope to be the first guest of "Fridman Space Tuor" ...
                      20. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 5 July 2020 22: 13
                        +1
                        So be it - you will be a subcontractor. laughing
                      21. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 22: 38
                        +1
                        And here the question arises. Either we take everything in half and go to different islands of this crap ball, or our great-grandchildren fly to the stars.
                      22. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 6 July 2020 01: 45
                        +1
                        You know in advance my answer - first))
  8. anzar
    anzar 5 July 2020 20: 02
    +2
    +++++++++++
  9. VIP
    VIP 5 July 2020 21: 30
    +2
    Krasnodar, of course you have sinned, but so be it I am releasing your sin.
    Himself sinned at school: he smoked "weed".
    My opinion: if someone dragged on a couple of times it's not scary, the main thing is to stop in time. I had a korefan, the strongest and most handsome kid in the class, even the boys tried to please him, and all the girls were "bewitched" by him. I got to serve in Dushanbe and got hooked there, after five years he was already a complete junkie
  10. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 5 July 2020 22: 02
    +3
    You know, if there are no brains, you can become an alcoholic by starting with beer.
  11. Okolotochny
    Okolotochny 6 July 2020 13: 31
    +2
    They told for one narik and his words about the dose - she is the most faithful, everyone will betray and sell you, she never, she will always be waiting for you! Philosophers.
  12. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 6 July 2020 14: 45
    +1
    Greetings! hi Oh, they have their own vision of the world through the prism of opiates. One told me that they call the first dose of heroin “the kiss of G-Lord Gd”)).
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  14. Okolotochny
    Okolotochny 6 July 2020 13: 29
    +2
    I tried canabioids, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD and cocaine (drugs prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation for use).

    Just .... Ambets)) Appearance))
  15. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 6 July 2020 14: 47
    +1
    Once again - the law is territorial, not personal laughing
    That is, if it is legal in the Netherlands, I tried it in the Netherlands, then I am not subject to jurisdiction in the Russian Federation)).
  • Alf
    Alf 5 July 2020 22: 34
    +2
    Quote: Krasnodar
    Those. believing the Jewish interpretation of my name, my distant relative through 33 decks

    That is, can you claim the throne of Ethiopia?
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 6 July 2020 12: 26
      +3
      There is no Ethiopia on the throne (still need roots from the Queen of Sheba), on the title of the Messiah - yes - if I accept the giyur laughing
      1. Alf
        Alf 6 July 2020 18: 17
        +2
        Quote: Krasnodar
        There is no Ethiopia on the throne (still need roots from the Queen of Sheba), on the title of the Messiah - yes - if I accept the giyur laughing

        And what's the problem ? Such a prize in the finals ...
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 6 July 2020 18: 18
          +2
          Only this for me and for complete happiness is not enough))))
          1. Alf
            Alf 6 July 2020 18: 22
            +2
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Only this for me and for complete happiness is not enough))))

            What if this is your subconscious dream? You simply did not know about her, but that you’ve wanted something all your life at the genetic level ... laughing
          2. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 6 July 2020 18: 27
            +2
            No, in fact, all my life I wanted to become Budyonny. )))
          3. Alf
            Alf 6 July 2020 18: 30
            +1
            Quote: Krasnodar
            No, in fact, all my life I wanted to become Budyonny. )))

            And conquer Ethiopia ... soldier
          4. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 6 July 2020 18: 34
            +1
            No way! Krakow soldier
          5. Alf
            Alf 6 July 2020 18: 46
            +3
            Quote: Krasnodar
            No way! Krakow soldier

            In the beautiful film of 1937, Peter the Great Menshikov, jumping out on the parapet, shouted, Go ahead, guys! There is wine and women!
          6. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 6 July 2020 18: 50
            +2
            That's right - wino i kobiety
            And in front of the First Cavalry Army, I am with a mustache and a gatehorse. And somewhere far behind, in a hat, on the side, Izya Babel was shaking in the wagon on the cart and with glasses on her nose, describing my exploits ...
          7. Alf
            Alf 6 July 2020 19: 02
            +1
            Quote: Krasnodar
            That's right - wino i kobiety
            And in front of the First Cavalry Army, I am with a mustache and a gatehorse. And somewhere far behind, in a hat, on the side, Izya Babel was shaking in the wagon on the cart and with glasses on her nose, describing my exploits ...

          8. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 6 July 2020 19: 04
            0
            We’ll cover the Earth’s globe with a footcloth - Leiba Davydovich Bronstein dreamed about this together with comrade Blanc ... repeat
          9. Alf
            Alf 6 July 2020 19: 06
            +2
            Quote: Krasnodar
            We’ll cover the Earth’s globe with a footcloth - Leiba Davydovich Bronstein dreamed about this together with comrade Blanc ... repeat

            Sema, do I really argue?
          10. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 6 July 2020 19: 09
            +1
            Ah Sema, there were houses, for us jazz band played in Astoria
            Sema, you were a member of the local committee, and who you are here, you are just a poor businessman ...
            Ah Sema, you have straw in your head
            And you yourself have done trouble
            Sema everything would be different
            Why did you get the Hermitage, tell me
            In the seventeenth year? fellow
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 5 July 2020 15: 17
    +4
    Previously, there was some kind of stability, but now there is stable, not stability.
    That's for sure, Beautiful Stranger! I got the impression that the last European to travel fearlessly around Africa was J. Darrell.
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 5 July 2020 19: 06
      +1
      Grzimek was also doing well. Only the son crashed.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 19: 15
        +2
        The couple Lika was also doing well.
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 5 July 2020 19: 36
          +2
          By the way, Darrell’s books have more optimistic points than in reality.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 5 July 2020 19: 43
            +2
            Yes, a man was extremely sunny !!!
  • moreman78
    moreman78 5 July 2020 15: 12
    0
    "the first armored cavalry regiment (three reconnaissance battalions of 12 AMX-10RC armored personnel carriers and VAB armored personnel carriers) and one anti-tank regiment (12 VCAC / HOT Mephisto anti-tank vehicles)"
    Before writing articles, the author at least bothered to read about the OSH of the French army! The French regiment, and then and now consisted of and consists of the MOUTH, not battalions!
    1. Anton S
      Anton S 5 July 2020 15: 33
      +1
      You wrote it right, just let me make a small clarification. In the 1st cavalry (tank) regiment, there are squadrons, the difference is only in the name, the essence does not change, the same companies
  • Astra wild
    Astra wild 5 July 2020 15: 35
    +3
    Quote: Krasnodar
    When was there stability? )))

    Probably before Lumumba ska said, "We are no longer yours. Your monkeys."
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 44
      +2
      Under colonialism? Of course. But Africans liked foreign uncles less than their own, for the most part more rigid
      1. Astra wild
        Astra wild 5 July 2020 15: 52
        +3
        The stranger will still think: the geltman does not face savagery, but will show his own ingenuity. Does he mean better than someone else?
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 53
          +2
          That's exactly what I wanted to say hi
  • Astra wild
    Astra wild 5 July 2020 15: 40
    +2
    Is Africa full of minerals ?, but the case when it is better not to have any minerals, otherwise there will always be people who want to take advantage of someone else's property
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 July 2020 15: 49
      +4
      The fossils themselves are on a foreign land, but the locals couldn’t set up their extraction, and they didn’t want to
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 5 July 2020 17: 35
      +1
      Quote: Astra wild
      minerals

      Quote: Astra wild
      palpitating

      Damn it! negative
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 5 July 2020 19: 37
        +2
        Sergei! hi
        Before condemning, try to re-read your comments, "the next morning, after ..." drinks
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 6 July 2020 05: 37
          +1
          I am wildly sorry, but ... so mock the Russian language?
          He did not deserve it.
          With all due respect. hi
        2. Astra wild
          Astra wild 6 July 2020 20: 53
          0
          My poet, you made a qualitative contribution to me: I re-read what happened ... as though I were writing from a hangover.
          I was presented with a new tablet, and there the keyboard was under the stylus and I ..... made some mistakes. It’s necessary to change, otherwise I’ll become a swearwoman: while I am writing, I’m
      2. Astra wild
        Astra wild 6 July 2020 08: 16
        0
        Sergey, I’m very sorry that I created such a bummer. But this is the fault of technology. They presented a tablet, and the keyboard in it under the stylus. While writing, I swear. It should be changed to normal
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 6 July 2020 14: 57
          0
          Quote: Astra wild
          They presented a tablet, and the keyboard in it under the stylus. While writing, I swear. It should be changed to normal

          Faith! Excuse me too! For harshness. hi
  • VIP
    VIP 5 July 2020 21: 34
    0
    Quote: 3x3zsave
    The couple Lika was also doing well.

    Liki who are "why I don't know"?
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 6 July 2020 07: 36
      0
      Louis and Mary Leakey, google
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 6 July 2020 22: 55
      0
      - These are the ones that gorillas taught to speak ...
  • Tests
    Tests 6 July 2020 16: 24
    0
    3x3zsave (Anton), dear, Gerald and beer (and further on the list - everything that burns) are twin brothers ... And Ivan Sanderson? ... Joy Adamson has life in Africa, how do you rate it? (Her death, of course, is a great mystery, what and how it was - not to find out, cremation ...).
    1. Astra wild
      Astra wild 6 July 2020 19: 50
      +1
      A colleague of Tests, regarding Joy Adamson, agrees: a dark story, perhaps a scammers, possibly personal motives. And I don’t remember about Sanderson, but I didn’t look at Wikipedia
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 6 July 2020 21: 21
        0
        Quote: Astra wild
        Regarding Joy Adamson, I agree: a dark story, perhaps brakery, perhaps personal motives.

        So her servant killed Joe Ekai, for which he sat down / for life /, here her husband, yes, the poachers really killed.
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 6 July 2020 21: 25
          0
          And the reason is banal, according to Ekai, Adamson refused to pay the money promised to him for the work done. Well, the hot guy grabbed the machete too. Africa! Passion! Money!
          1. Astra wild
            Astra wild 8 July 2020 20: 28
            +1
            After your answer, I looked at Vika (sinful: I often look, and it happens to look at scrap) and it says that Ekai did not admit his guilt
  • saygon66
    saygon66 6 July 2020 22: 54
    0
    - wink Is it true that in Yugoslavia the locals stole an armored car from a legionnaire?