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Sunday, December 14, 2008

German soldiers are 'too fat to fight' in Afghanistan.

German soldiers prepare for a mission in KabulSince 2001, 28 German soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. 3rd December 2008-At the time Reinhold Robbe, the German parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces, stated: 'Plainly put, the soldiers are too fat, exercise too little, and take little care of their diet.' Some 40 per cent of all German army personnel are overweight - a higher percentage than in the civilian population. Yhey lived on beer and sausages while shunning fruit and vegetables. The 3,500 troops also downed 896,000 pints of beer in the first six months of this year in Afghanistan. In 2007 German forces in northern Afghanistan drank 1.7 million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine. While British and U.S. troops in the country face a strict ban on alcohol, their German comrades are allowed two pints a day. VIA

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