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Friday, September 17, 2021

France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in protest of a new partnership between the two countries to deliver Australia nuclear-powered submarines.

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France is mad because " The cancellation of the Attack class submarine program binding Australia and France since 2016 ... "

Meanwhile Australia seized the opportunity to get best in class nuclear submarines versus whatever France was selling.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-17 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh no! Anyway...

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-17 09:29 PM | Reply

Good for us, we need the high paying job this should create here in the U.S., not France.

#3 | Posted by fortfisher at 2021-09-17 09:51 PM | Reply

"Why can't you be surrender monkeys like us?"

The French

#4 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-17 10:04 PM | Reply

Some how I think the world will go on for Australians and Americans in spite of France's little hissy fit. I guess time will tell.

I just hope next time they are jack-booted, the US and Australia remember today.

#5 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-17 10:07 PM | Reply

How to win friends and influence people.

Keep it up.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-09-17 10:20 PM | Reply

---- france

#7 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-17 11:07 PM | Reply

Everyone knows that.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-17 11:08 PM | Reply

They gave up their arms immediately

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-17 11:09 PM | Reply

They waved a German flag

#10 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-17 11:10 PM | Reply

stupid -----

#11 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-17 11:12 PM | Reply

Bell ringer when we want to know what the Russian bootlicker stance on International matter is we will ask you in the meantime crawl back into your vodka bottle.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-17 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In WWII dummy.

Time to let that go.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-18 11:01 AM | Reply

@#1 ... Meanwhile Australia seized the opportunity to get best in class nuclear submarines versus whatever France was selling. ...

My understanding based upon brief readings was that the French subs were not nuclear.

www.france24.com

...Australia said on Thursday it would scrap the deal signed in 2016 for France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and would instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership....


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-18 01:31 PM | Reply

Why don't they just buy those non-nuclear superweapon submarines from Pakistan?

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-18 01:36 PM | Reply

My understanding based upon brief readings was that the French subs were not nuclear.

I'm glad for AUS taking this big step. Will be important for regional security in that area of the world.

#16 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-18 02:52 PM | Reply

@#16 ... Will be important for regional security in that area of the world. ...

From what I've seen, China was not happy with this development.

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-18 03:05 PM | Reply

Yep, they were diesel. The Australians paid the negotiated price to terminate the contract with France and went with superior technology. France is acting stupidly.

#18 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-18 03:05 PM | Reply

Maybe they just want some nuclear submarines, too.

Make em a good deal Joey.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-18 06:07 PM | Reply

kind strange that people are happy and celebrating the building of another world killing death machine

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2021-09-18 06:11 PM | Reply

My understanding based upon brief readings was that the French subs were not nuclear.

The French subs were diesel

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-09-18 07:21 PM | Reply

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained
www.vox.com

...rench President Emmanuel Macron's decision to withdraw his country's ambassadors to the US and Australia in response to the pact marks a surprising breakdown in France's historically close relationship with the US " but Australia's decision to look to the US for its submarine fleet is less surprising.

Specifically, China's military buildup, and its quest for dominance in the South China Sea " a major trade route for Australia " made the French submarines obsolete before they were even delivered. Because the US-made submarines rely on nuclear power, they have a far greater range than conventional submarines, don't require refueling, and have better stealth capabilities " meaning they can stay underwater for months at a time without being detected, Australian National University researcher AJ Mitchell explained in the Conversation this week.

With the AUKUS pact, Australia will join six other nations " the US, UK, Russia, India, France, and China " in deploying nuclear submarines, assuming the deal goes forward as planned. Prior to this new alliance, the US had shared its submarine technology only with Britain....


Good article for background info...

#22 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-18 08:06 PM | Reply

made the French submarines obsolete before they were even delivered. Because the US-made submarines rely on nuclear power, they have a far greater range than conventional submarines, don't require refueling, and have better stealth capabilities "

In hindsight (only learning of the AUS-FRA diesel sub deal though it's cancellation) it is surprising that AUS even contemplated acquiring second or third generation technology when they were considering buying new submarines. Even if the nuclear submarines are not armed with nuclear warheads, they are a great asset for a close ally to have in their inventory.

#23 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-19 01:27 AM | Reply

Gee...the French getting
'overly overwrought' about
something again... Yeah, that's
never happened before.

It's called free trade and commerce
France. And Australia certainly
has the right to spend its own
money as it sees fit. It simply
bought the better product.

#24 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-09-19 04:22 PM | Reply

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