I do have to apologize for the vocabulary that i'm about to use, but bl@@dy hell, i'm pissd off...really pissd off by what i just found out....
Here's a translation in english of a french article published in the magazine l'Express.
In an article dated 16/02/2011, l'Express informs us of an impermissible gift of France to the King of Jordan
Here is the article:
It is a rare coin collection, which France had only four copies: a German Panther tank (or Panzer V) from the Second World War. Britain and Germany each have a single specimen, the United States, two. Their value is "priceless," said one member who prefers to remain anonymous. And for good reason: the French government is preparing to swap one of its precious Panther against two recent models of German tanks of little value. Reason for this fool's bargain? The craft, owned by the army and exposed in the Tank Museum at Saumur, was offered "by France" to King Abdullah of Jordan, a collector of the period but also a great friend of Nicolas Sarkozy. Conveyed the Evreux air base in December 2010, the tank waiting to be recovered soon by its new owner.
It goes without saying that the legacy and sacrifice of veterans of the French and shadow of London are being violated, and we are entitled to ask us what purpose??
We must therefore take the view that expected to share his displeasure with Mr. President of the Republic, and various departments to be covered.
France never offered this Panther to the king of Jordan
He offered this tank to a friend
This dwarf will take no rest until France is empty shell
For those interested to sign the petition :http://
Pétition sur "Non ŕ la cession du char panther du musee des blindes de Saumur" : Site de pétitions en ligne
it's not only the french people which is robbed here, it's historical tourists from all over the world who come to the tank museum at Saumur...