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Denmark... rabid chihuahua.

By AnsuGisalas ·
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<a href=>Denmark to deploy 4 F16s in defence of Libyan civilians</a>
That's relative to the US sending 25, on a per capita basis - that would probably be effective, too.
For some reason Denmark has chosen to make itself an embassador of "laying the smack down", ever since the Leopard 1s went along to Bosnia-Hercegovina as "Aid Column Protection".
For the record, the populist DPP were initially against sending planes.

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Go Danes!

by seanferd In reply to Denmark... rabid chihuahu ...

Heck, where do even park 4 F-16s in Denmark? They could probably use the room with the 4 fighters out.



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by NickNielsen In reply to Go Danes!

Contrary to popular belief, Denmark is large enough to have airports and air force bases.

But there might be another lane available on the Esbjerg-Kolding motorvej...

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by GSG In reply to Denmark... rabid chihuahu ...

Don't forget that the people of Denmark are descended from a group of the most feared warriors in history!

edited for atrocious spelling

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We're related to picts?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Warriors

Just kidding
Vikings, like biker gangs, but with fast ships instead of hogs
Or like Somalian pirates, maybe.

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I always thought that was a rather unique part of the culture

by NickNielsen In reply to We're related to picts? : ...

If they traveled east, they traded. First with the Rus, then all the way down the Dnieper to the Black Sea and Odessa, Sevastopol, and Constanta, then finally on to Constantinople.

If they traveled west, it was a-viking and they raided the British Isles, France, Spain, and the eastern Mediterranean. Then they discovered Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland...

As far as discovery and business, not a bad heritage at all.

Picts?? :-&

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to I always thought that was ...

But I think the swedes were the ones going east, mostly. That's why Russia starts with rus-, for Roslagen in Sweden, which incidentally is also why Sweden is called Ruotsi in Finnish.
Obviously the Danish vikings were having trouble understanding the concept of having to trade for stuff they could just take. I think they did trade where the opposition was strong enough, though I'm not sure if it's documented much, at least before Danelaw.

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by JamesRL In reply to Denmark... rabid chihuahu ...

Canada sent 6 CF18s. You know that we have many more(about 60 in service). You know the US has as many on an aircraft carrier as we have operational at any given time.

I think its political. I think they wanted to show that NATO was a big part of the power, and they want to leave the impression that the US isn't running things.

Canada also has a frigate with the US fleet. The US Navy doesn't need assistance from a Canadian frigate, but its nice to show solidarity.

BTW Canada had Leopard 1s as well, but when we started to use them in Afghanistan, we found the AC lacking, so we bought some used Leopard 2s and upgraded them.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to lol

politically, they want to show the US that they're good little allies, who don't even ask "how high", but just jump like ****.

On the tactical level, I think they want to ensure that the individual pilot has trustworthy wingmen that they know how to work with. Increases survival rates.

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