German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts at a news conference after an energy "summit" with German state premiers at the Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts at a news conference after an energy "summit" with German state premiers at the Chancellery in Berlin May 23, 2012.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT HEADSHOT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Germany to send 1,200 troops to sorta but not really fight Islamic State

The German cabinet on Tuesday approved a mandate offering military assistance to back the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group.

The package, which still requires parliamentary approval, covers Tornado reconnaissance jets, a naval frigate and up to 1,200 troops following a request from France in the wake of deadly jihadist attacks in Paris last month.

  • Millie_Woods

    They shouldn’t have any trouble getting to Syria. The most wanted man in Europe showed them the way.

    • I think they just imported Syria.

      • andycanuck

        If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must come to the mountain.

  • Spatchcocked

    Apparently Angela never made the cut for the Pirelli calendar?

  • Hard Little Machine

    German forces in Afghanistan were ordered to never leave their bases or do anything or engage anyone.

    • andycanuck

      Yeah. I was about to comment that only the U.S.-Anglosphere and the Dutch were in the combat zones in Afghanistan.

  • Merkel is a traitor and a fool. Her opening the doors to mass Muslim invasion will be remembered as the ignition point of the Euro Islamic civil war.

    She has shit for brains.

  • ntt1

    Surely GermNy will need every one of those troops as merkels treachery Starts to create massive civil unrest at home it is just stArting as weapons food the mosques

    • Exile1981

      hence why she wants the troops outof the country.

  • Spatchcocked

    Be patient. The immutable German temperament will out in time. They prefer “ordnung” and will inevitably turn to eine kleine fascisme over that which they perceive as anarchy.
    Great cars women soldiers schnapps machine tools uniforms pastry…..very focused and formidably efficient once they get the bit in their teeth.
    …..and this time we’re all on the same team regarding definitions of the untermenschen.

  • canminuteman

    They are not sending the aircraft, the jets and 1200 troops. I can just abour guanantee that what they are sending are tje aircraft, the ship, and the 1200 are the people to run them.