In the Balcans the role of the UN was not one of directly fighting the parties of the conflict. Mostly it was skirmishes, where fire was returned, that didn't make much coverage in the press. But they were frequent, and several times the involved the danish contingent of leopard 1's.
In fact I don't believe there were that many norwegians in the balcans when it really was hot in 1992-1995?
In Iraq gun battles between the danish forces and insurgents are frequent. But it's a relatively quiet corner of Iraq, so it's not anything like house to house fighting in Falluja.
Gotcha. I've no doubt you guys have impressive training and weaponry...and your women soldiers are way hot....
I've noticed a heck of a lot of pictures of the Swedish military on this site. are you guys actually active in any of the present wars going on throughout the world? I'd be way more impressed to see actual combat pictures.
I think you should appreciate the fact that Black widow has taken the time to share personal pictures of his.
What do you mean by wars? We have forces in Kosovo, Bosnia, Liberia, and Afghanistan. TheHombre has posted pictures from his deployment in A-stan.
Originally Posted by Koevoet
What amazes me is that you never hear of any of them being involved in any actual combat. That goes for the Danes too. I was told by a Swedish colleague some years ago that the Swedes did fire back in anger at Serb forces in Bosnia. I am yet to hear that from an independent source. According to one of my South African colleagues here in Kosovo the Norwegians are quite aggressive competent soldiers in battle as he was witness to during the March 2004 riots out here.
What I trying to get at here is that Scandinavians don't give me that impression that they're very hard and I'm yet to hear of any of their exploits on the battle field as I do with the Americans and Brits.
Your post comes off as quite arrogant. Why should it be "amazing"? Our government decides where to send Swedish troops, it's as simple as that.
As atiko said, SSG is a unit that has seen a fair bit of action these past couple of years. Regarding the Balkans, I suggest you read up on the massacre at Stupni Do.
Yes, you should appriciate and be gratefull that people share their personal pictures with the community, if you're going to be an ass and answer people in a rude manner, then maybe you should think about the small effort people do to answer you politley.