Beating Claude Van Damme at the Splits

At first, you’re probably going to wonder why this post is on this blog. Be patient, because you will see why after you watch the videos.

First, watch Van Damme as he does the splits between two moving Volvo eighteen wheelers; then scroll down and watch Chuck Norris—with the help of some special effects that includes the U.S. Air Force—beat Van Damme’s at his own game while spoofing him at the same time.

And, no laughing allowed!

Now for a bit of info: The United States is the only country on the planet with the ability to airlift an army anywhere in the world and go right into battle. As you will see in the next video, the C-17 Globemaster III may land and take off from dirt airfields. The U.S. Air Force has 223 of these monsters. There are also C-130E and C-130H cargo aircraft in addition to a few others.

“American power can be projected quickly to anywhere on the face of the earth as a result of the Air Force’s capability for rapid mobility. The Air Force’s 122,000 air mobility Airmen provide swift deployment and the ability to sustain operations by delivering essential equipment and personnel for missions ranging from major combat to humanitarian relief operations around the world. Mobility forces also provide in-flight refueling, which is a unique Air Force capability and the linchpin to joint power projection at intercontinental distances.” (U.S. Air Force)

Now for the conclusion: In December 2013 U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flew French Troops [Van Damme is French but Chuck Norris is an America] in addition to troops from other African nations to restore security in the Central African Republic.


Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran.

His latest novel is the award winning suspense-thriller Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was fighting for the other side.

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