Reliefs, Ousters, And Other Military Mischief: Special Foreign Militaries Edition

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A scene from 'In the Clutches of the Gang', a Keystone Cops silent comedy directed by George Nichols and Mack Sennett. Left to right : Ford Sterling (on phone), Edgar Kennedy, George Jeskey, Al St John, Hank Mann, Rube Miller, and Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (1887 - 1933).

A scene from 'In the Clutches of the Gang', a Keystone Cops silent comedy directed by George Nichols and Mack Sennett. Left to right : Ford Sterling (on phone), Edgar Kennedy, George Jeskey, Al St John, Hank Mann, Rube Miller, and Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (1887 - 1933).

They’ve been busy!

--A top Chinese general was charged with accepting bribes. No worries, the soldiers and officers of the PLA stated that they fully support the decision to prosecute! Here’s a handy roundup on the complex state of play of Chinese generals.

--The commander of the Philippines navy was relieved, supposedly over “insubordination” related to some contracts for construction of two frigates.

--The commander of the Argentine navy was fired, and the reason was clear: The loss of a submarine.

--The former chief of staff of the Indonesian air force is being questioned about graft related to the purchase of a presidential helicopter. One does get the impression that kickbacks and such are a major problem in foreign militaries, does one.

--The chief of staff of the Yemeni army was injured by a landmine.

--The murky situation with the vice chief of the Canadian defense staff remains murky.

--A badly polluted lake caught fire near an Indian army base. “It's not the first time,” ‘splained Lt. Gen. Vipan Gupta.

--Not to be outdone, a U.S. Army Humvee broke into flames on a German autobahn. It was too hot! (Julio, get the stretch!) (And while we’re on U.S. Army in Germany, someone stole a bunch of small arms from a weapons room near Stuttgart.)

--A Russian submarine may or may have not had a fire, depending on whom you believe.

--An Australian EA-18G jet caught fire at Nellis AFB.

--Rounding out this theme, some Mexican marines got into a firefight with some guys in Los Cabos.

--An Iranian destroyer sank after crashing into a breakwater in the Caspian Sea.

--An Indian navy submarine was badly damaged when someone forgot to close a hatch before the vessel submerged.

Hey, let’s be careful out there!

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