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France Deploys Charles De Gaulle Aircraft Carrier To Eastern Mediterranean

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France Deploys Charles De Gaulle Aircraft Carrier To Eastern Mediterranean

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On August 31st, France is deploying its “battle-ready” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Citing sources of the French General Staff, French media report that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is expected to arrive in the area soon.

The Charles de Gaulle will be accompanied by an unknown number of ships and submarines of the French Navy.

According to French media, the warship departed in full battle readiness, entirely loaded with ammunition and aircraft.

The aircraft carrier’s combat load reportedly includes a number of Rafale fighter jets, maximum-range missiles, anti-submarine arsenal, as well as advanced electronic tracking, targeting and electronic interception systems.

This is in line with a statement by French Defense Minister Florence which said that the aircraft carrier would be moving in early September.

The deployment of the French navy in the Eastern Mediterranean follows recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron that “Turkey understands only actions.”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan directly threatened Greece and France on Monday, saying that “they will pay a heavy price” if it attacks Turkish ships looking for oil and gas in the Mediterranean.

“Those who think they drew a red line in the Eastern Mediterranean are challenging our country’s resolute stance,” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

On August 28th, Macron said he had adopted a “red-line policy” in the region backing Greece against Turkey over the exploration of energy resources, wrote Turkish media.

France already has one warship in the area – it sent its Mistral-class amphibious landing helicopter dock FS Tonnerre to Lebanon in mid-August to assist with the aftermath of the explosion.

It was filled with humanitarian aid, however, it is unlikely that the ship was stripped of its weapons and all of its troops and hardware.

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80 comments

  1. Lux et Veritas says:

    France is an attention whore and not worth a lick in military terms.

    1. HiaNd says:

      Strongest European army (after Russia)

      Could kick Turk arse any time !!

      1. Harry Smith says:

        Sadly, but in modern world the only arse France can kick its their own arse.

        1. HiaNd says:

          I think you are wrong about that. France has modern weapons systems and well trained army and navy. When it comes to weapons they are better than Turk on all levels.
          EU – Europe doesn’t have stronger army than French

          1. Harry Smith says:

            Did I said anything about French navy or army? They have nukes and it’s enough to make Turkey one day looser with radioactive deserts as most of it’s remaining territory. But France itself is weak because it is member of NATO. Any real action against Turkey will be stopped by the voice from Washington. I am not sure if anybody remember that yellow vests movement stared when Macron said Europe needs European army without subordination to NATO but only cooperation with it.

          2. HiaNd says:

            I don’t think that France would ever attack Turkey but I am quite sure that France would directly oppose Turkey in case of Turk attack.
            And I do not see any NATO obstacle in that French reaction, since Macron has already contacted Trump on that subject and Erdogan knows that he is not popular at all, at the moment.
            Use of nukes is exaggerating.
            Turkey can not attack Greece because they do not have support from anybody.
            So no need for empty talk on that subject.
            I think that France already knows that European army is needed but this EU is NOT-united.
            Poles and Baltic’s, Romania are basically US stooges and opponent to anything anti-NATO.
            US took great care that they exist and they have US support all the time to block EU actions.

        2. HB_Norica says:

          The french take a lot of undeserved flak … particularly over WW2. That’s simply out of ignorance of the political situation in France and how the French soldiers regarded their leadership …. especially in light of how they were treated in WW1.

          French soldiers didn’t so much give up … it’s more like they revolted against their leaders and gave up rather than fight for them. The officers didn’t help themselves with their inept tactics and would have lost against the Germans anyway but the French simply weren’t willing to die for rich cunts any more.

          The root of this lies in the battle of the Somme. The French army nearly revolted during this battle in favour of communism as they felt they were being slaughtered for French imperialism and the upper classes. That feeling persisted into the second world war.

          The french are smart, tough, well armed and know how to fight … provided of course they have a cause they can get behind.

          1. Harry Smith says:

            Didn’t said French are stupid. As for battle for France, the Germans used blitzkreig strategy, so nobody could stop them in the beginning of the WWII. As for modern days, French soldiers can do nothing because of their govt. De Gaulle was the last great French leader. All after him are just USA puddles.

  2. Lone Ranger says:

    Macaroni is pushing his luck.

    1. occupybacon says:

      Macaroni is not Putin to personally give military orders, he delegates it to his Generals so its up to them to judge if the carrier is threatened by Turks or not.

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        I doubt that gis general would be that counterproductive.
        Macaroni is a neo colonialist bankster boy out for profit.
        Same reason he went to Lebanon.
        Same reason they are expanding in Lybia.

      2. Nexusfast123 says:

        I doubt if Putin ignores his generals

        1. occupybacon says:

          He doesn’t but he acts like supreme commander of the army, Macron knows his limits.

          1. Harry Smith says:

            Actually, Putin IS supreme commander of Russian military forces in accordance with Russian constitution.

          2. occupybacon says:

            Yes, most of presidents are.

      3. HB_Norica says:

        That’s funny. The elected president is the CinC in both the USA and France but in Russia it’s a gentleman called General Oleg Salyukov.

        So the truth of the matter is constitutionally, like Donald Trump. Macron is the commander in chief of the French military and as such can issue direct military orders while Putin cannot.

        I’m sure Putin expresses his opinions on military matters though and his CinC gives it serious consideration.

        1. occupybacon says:

          There is no country that respects its own constitution.

    1. mhtsaropinigitakis says:

      that was a different era…now they bomb you from afar and you wont even know what hit you… remember what happened you in lybia? at the airbase? your AA got whipped out before it even spotted anything in the air..

      1. Shadow says:

        They’re in our range. I want to see our new anti-ship missiles ‘Atmaca’ in action. We’re ready to give casualties. How about you Greeks? Will you keep pushing your luck? Also let me remind you that the Russians are also in eastern Med with lots of ships, aircrafts and missile systems. I wonder if they’ll just sit and watch there.

        1. mhtsaropinigitakis says:

          we Greeks have enough brain not to want war…unlike you…you are massing casualties everywere (Syria -Lybia -Kourdistan-iraq) are you ok with the coffins? dosent the Turk lives matter? all lives matter…just kick that madman Erdogan out and take back Turkey…you must become Free people…this is 2020 no more Junta

        2. Cromwell says:

          What i would like to know is why many turks have gone all Imperialist retard? i mean you live in a nice Country with good weather,just relax enjoy life and forget trying to create a new Empire,what the fuck is the matter with you people ?

          1. Shadow says:

            Since when defending our territorial waters have become imperialistic? Look at how EU is trying to steal thousands of km2s region from us using a tiny island called Kastellorizo as an excuse. They draw an unlawful map with Israel according to their interests and now they’re asking us to accept it. What a joke. This is not about erdogan or his policies. I don’t like his actions such as in Idlib either. But this is a different matter and we’ll fight for our rights in Med till death.

          2. Brother Ma says:

            Shut up,Coban. Your logic and bleating gives me a headache. It is obvious to me that you are a “country boy Turk “or from the ghettos of the big cities. Onyl such believe the crap you just spouted.

          3. midell says:

            Realise that the issue with greece is one case too many on the side of turkey. For years now they have constantly violet greece airspace.. In syria they trained and supported all manner of terrorist to take over the country for them. They stole and keep stealing syrian resources worth billions with Terrorist budy. Putin intervention in syria stop them from taking over the country.. Now they resort to direct invasion of Arab terrotries of syria.. Iraq.. Libya.. Even attempt in lebanon. All diplomatic appeal goes to naught.. Look at syria.. Were 12 observation post was agreed on.. Turkey is now having 300..plus..in afrin they are changing local signs to turkish.. Making it clear that it is full annexation. So i agree with macron.. And others in the coalition that the language of force is the only option available to make them listen. I hope if the war starts.. It will be allowed for a while.. Until they are brought to their knees.. There should be no intermitent ceasfire.. Like in Idlib that only allowed them time to re-enforce. Marcron.. UAE Greec.. Should learn from putin mistake.

          4. Brother Ma says:

            By definition to be a Turk means to be an imperialist retard. Look at all the name converts to Islam from the UK and France in the 1800 s. All became criminals if they weren’t already.

        3. François says:

          Turkey is sadly 100% wrong. Supporting terrorism, and grabbing Syrian, Iraki and Libyan lands illegally. Now they want also to play at sea. Good luck to you imperialist thugs, I will seat and wait for your decay

          1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            grabbing Syrian, Iraki lands? stupid failed states who were always re-spawning terrorist groups..someone will touch you if you dont take care your house..libya??un recognized government calls us..you really have no idea..

          2. François says:

            In Libya? They are currently asking Tukey to leave, for you to know…You guys just stay at home, and leave the people alone, right? You’re spreadinf terrorism and looting in Syria
            oh, and I remember the Armenian… Slaughtering civilians inventing a good pretext, just the same as nowadays…Yes truly, you don’t have any idea, or…. truly shameless. Whatever…

          3. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            who is asking us to leave?dont read propaganda shit…the armenian ..backstabber terrorists..they deserved that in a hard way…what about algerian massacre at setif and guelma?ruanda.. france who supplied arms to hutu government who killed shitloads of people..Libya your sarkozy played aleader role and f.cked up the libya…you are the last country on earth who can read me etics and morale..(if you are french of course)

          4. François says:

            Don’t excuse Turkey for its mess because others have done the same!
            As for me, I deplore all France war crimes, but I’m very surprised to see you praise Turkey crimes against Humanity. Oh, and YES I’m French, but I have my own conscience thanks goodness, my country history has already its own. At least I try to do something to sublimate vile things

          5. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            you dont try anything except fooling yourself..you are the one who supported the terrorists at syria..your cement company la farge who gives free cement them to build tunnel networks at Afrin…Just look at the map..so france can intervene the syria,libya freely but when Turkey do something sharing 911 km border with syria,hytorical ties with libya its called terrorism why? because we are muslims…you have a brain damage at cellular level bud. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cdf4f4117e22425b31394fc6fdb07f23115bfb61986ec459b186aa2c03e1038b.jpg

          6. François says:

            Once more: I dont’ support France policy in Syria.
            They are truly criminals working under Zionist influence. Nevertheless, Turkey also has criminal policy in Syria, and anybody would recognize it…Except you, with your low self conscience brains. Learn to be yourself, and NOT what your country expects you to be.
            One more thing: I do respect muslims, so please don’t put religious matters in this conversation. Just unappropriate! You remind me the Jews playing with their sickly “Anitisemitism” …

          7. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            no ı am not tricky..ı dont belive religions either…just dont love the hypocrisy…environment characterizes our expectation…np with you..ı am tired…replying and endless discussions..

          8. Brother Ma says:

            What cultural ties do you have with Libya? You are both Moslem? So what…

          9. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            sarraj Turk origin.. tripoli-misrata line all arabs practically turk origin but they were half- assimilated.Kaddafi sent lots tons of gold after the embargo(1974 cyprus war),too much construction conracts were completed etc.even libyas first prime minister Sadullah Kologlu was Turk. President of sireneyka Ömer Paşa Mansur el Kihya was turk too..

          10. Brother Ma says:

            Noone cares. Libya was peopled by Berbers and Greeks and its history was Greco- Roman -Christian until Moslem Arabs and then Turks invaded. All of you are ‘johnny -come- latelies’. Even Sarraj is now sick of you as all non-Turks Moslems are.

          11. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            we care..thats the matter…do we look like giving shit to other countries?..before you there were dinosaours..you are johnny-come-latelies as well..you think history end with you and spinning around you..Greco- Roman -Christian..f.ck them to the veins..

          12. Brother Ma says:

            Typical Turk dayi ” punk ” response. I knew you’d react like that. Just like all punks that can’t stand the truth…

          13. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            typical greek or whatever..you even dont reveal yourself…skyrocketed ego and ignorance even ı can feel through my monitor..

          14. Brother Ma says:

            Turkey has been a failed state for a century. Maybe we should go in an take over? The sooner Turkey is broken up into statelets the better. I can’t wait.

          15. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            you cant even dream…

        4. FANFARΟNE ? Year of the Pig ?? says:

          you have to find them first before locking them within range – french nuclear subs & greek AIP subs can sink your entire fleet before you even know it LMAO

    2. AleK says:

      Churchill deliberately sacrificed these ships, his main concern was to prevent Russia to take Constantinople after the war (as promised). Then he sacrificed ANZAC troops… perhaps even Lusitania. Long list of his crimes in WW1 alone.

  3. Laurent Parodi says:

    Covid crisis hit France hard. The government is saying that we need to make efforts blablabla.
    It s a shame to see those same guys talking about efforts and tax increase throwing money away to play war games in the Mediterranean sea.

    1. Lux et Veritas says:

      The yellow vests are also waiting in the wings. The French economy is also toast.

      1. Europa Erwache says:

        LOL

        A 3 trillion economy is toast just because a bunch of losers and rioters who burned down half of Paris for nothing said so? LOL.

        How is the situation in Russia by the way? It’s so ironic people dare to talk about Europe and never mention the dire situation in Russia, where people are literally starved so the military-industrial complex of Kremlin oligarchs can continue pumping money into the army.

        1. Simon Ndiritu says:

          Are you listening to yourself. How can Russians be “starving” as you put it while the same government providing secondary wants such as University Education to the Majority? You are talking about the most educated population with the Highest percentage of Degree holders in OECD. The french beach boys, truck drivers and waiters/waitresses don’t get it!!

          1. Tommy Jensen says:

            We have the dollares man.

        2. Nexusfast123 says:

          A comment of ignorance.

        3. Removil Pedro Mata says:

          I can tell you about the economic situation in Russia, they doesn´t owe 120% of their economy like most of the E.U and Japan or 21 trillion like Exceptionals who imposed sanctions against them but had to see Russian economy developing

          1. HiaNd says:

            Japan is 230% to GDP Pedro….. not 120%
            US is about 110% to GDP I think but their system and debt is completely rigged.
            US debt is the biggest in history of humanity ever had by a country.

          2. Tommy Jensen says:

            What good is it to have gold in your coffers if you dont use it? We use dollares man, thats why we are rich and you have bicycle paths………………LOL.

        4. HiaNd says:

          Extreme right wing delusional German cunt !

          “Seig Heil” is your favorite ‘hello’.

          You can only dream to have Russian situation with NO DEBT at all and 5th gold reserves on the planet !

          1. AleK says:

            @europaerwache:disqus is not german, looks like he is greek… not sure why some Greeks love nazism when nazis occupied and slaughtered thousands of Greeks. I guess it’s the same level of masochism and idiocy as those nazi-worshiping psychos in Ukraine.

          2. HiaNd says:

            He still can become Turk.
            Only than his madness will be perfect.

            I am so tired with all these crazy people longing for hate war and destruction.
            Thanks AleK

          3. Brother Ma says:

            Exactly. Unfortunately there are quite a few NeoNazi thickheads .A neo-nazi US boot-licking Colonels Gov in Greece also lost Cyprus too…

        5. Harry Smith says:

          Did anybody mentioned Russia before you mentioned it?

        6. AleK says:

          Total nonsense.

        7. barbarossakhayrettin says:

          Turkey best

    2. Peter Jennings says:

      Charles de Gaulle would be turning in his grave if he could see what had become of France.

  4. The Saint says:

    Erdo has no good moves in the Eastern Med.

    The GNA regret ever making a deal with him and are planning to force the Turk out of Libya in a joint effort with LNA.

    The Turk navy is incredibly poor and a joke within NATO. The Charles de Gaulle is overkill – one fully armed French warship or submarine would be enough.

    The TAF in general are also something of a joke in NATO. They are the second largest in size but are seen as poorly trained cannon fodder to soak up any attacks from the East.

    Like in Syria, Erdo will find only humiliation and economic disaster in the E Med, and will be forced back into his box, no doubt bitching and whining as usual.

    1. supremacyofnations says:

      l completely agree. expecially the last four lines.

    2. Brother Ma says:

      I agree with the baove ,but who says? Blogs? Other websites ? You were in the armed forces?

  5. cechas vodobenikov says:

    French military is considered to be very competent. this may curtail turkey from transporting more weapons illegally to their ISIS proxies in Libya…if France, Greece Egypt decide to confront turkey, perhaps the PKK will de turkify parts of turkey

    1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

      PKK will de turkify parts of turkey???..pkk was vaporized in Turkey ..they are all dead like dinosaurs..
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e212f76358858f263ef2c4ca6163929946d81065d0205b38b3127e8e8ba8c25.jpg

      1. HiaNd says:

        Is that PKK dinosaurs?!

        He looks quite live and OK to me…you shouldn’t underestimate your dinosaurs

        1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

          a few members left at turkey who are desperately waits death at their filthy caves..ps:we gained thousands of weapons from them starting with swedish at4 law ending Dedal t4.642..

  6. Damien C says:

    Like a boxing fight we all wanted to see but nevr got the chance due to promoters

    I really want to see naval ships against anti-ship missiles almost as much as a squadron of planes against the S400

    Are the carrier groups a thing of the past because of anti-ship missiles, we all want to know,

    1. HiaNd says:

      If you don’t mind me saying this:

      Depends whose carrier…
      US carriers are already obsolete it seams…since they have no defenses against hyper sonic missiles.
      The best US anti missile missile “Sea Sparrow” Mach 4 is joke for more than 2 to 3 times faster Kh-47M2 Kinzhal Mach 10 to 12 .
      So obviously no valid defenses against those missiles at all.

      There is anti carrier Dong Feng – 21 “carrier killer”.
      True both missiles are not battle tested.

      But Russia and China have big number of extremely capable super sonic missiles while Russian can be also carried by jet fighters like SU-30 – “Brahmos” (Oniks) missiles

    2. Tommy Jensen says:

      Turkey has S-400.
      The Turkish S-400 can easily wipe out a French air-carrier battle group.

  7. Simon Ndiritu says:

    It is a good thing to see NATO members at each other’s neck. It means less trouble for everyone else. Also, It will help to show that there is no guaranteed mutual defense in the organization as all other countries are merely cannon fodder for US-UK. Just how did Turkey, or Greece get convinced that there were in North Atlantic?

    1. supremacyofnations says:

      the answer? Is mental slavery

      1. Simon Ndiritu says:

        True, that is 100% correct!

    2. Brother Ma says:

      They weren’t . It was an “Anti Communist- Russia ” group and it has morphed since. The name means nothing . It was simply that the three biggest non- Communist Allies faced the North Atlantic.

  8. Nexusfast123 says:

    Erdodic is biting off more than he can handle. Powder keg Eastern Mediterranean

  9. Romeo Pesiao says:

    I’m sure Erdogan became sleepless upon knowing the deployment of French nuclear Aircraft Carrier at the Mediterranean, thinking of how he can assemble an armada to challenge the EU navies.

  10. SnowCatzor says:

    Good, for once I can actually support the French military’s actions. Stop fighting wars in the middle east and starting defending Europe.

  11. Assad must stay says:

    today i saw on almasdarnews that now turkey is “open to dialogue” with greece after almost going to war wtf? i knew it was all a fucking show

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