Skip to comments.Hundreds of French troops drive back Mali rebels
Posted on 01/12/2013 10:43:25 AM PST by JerseyanExileEdited on 01/12/2013 1:15:44 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The battle to retake Mali's north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and began aerial bombardments to drive back the Islamic extremists from a town seized earlier this week.
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These probably were. Notice “Special Forces”? There ain’t too many other SF’s in France that I’m aware of.
Odd how they didn’t ask the UN for permission.
“It is also a strange contrast to Frances role in Syria...”
True for all the west. Acting so contrary to our collective national interests is not going to end well.
Thanks for the Khan observation.
Al Qaeda’s African strategy has always been part of a broader geopolitical strategy supported by their state sponsors in the Middle East and elsewhere (including Iran), geared towards gaining a land foothold for control of the key naval shipping routes in the region. Reviewing the Nazi strategy in North Africa and the Soviet strategy during the Algerian independence movement is instructive for interpreting the strategic significance of the recent agitations in Egypt, Libya, Mali, etc.
Thanks for the ping!
NOVEMBER 16, 2009 MON : (REPORT : VENEZUELAN PLANE LOADED WITH COCAINE CRASHES IN N. MALI, AFRICA)A Boeing plane that used to transport cocaine from Venezuela to West Africa crashed in northern Mali earlier this month after a failed take-off, the representative of the UN’s regional office on drugs and crime said Monday. -———Venezuelan drugs Boeing crashed in Mali: UNafp ^ | 11/16/09 MON
Thanks for that information!
well in fairness in Mali it is really Moslems against Moslems
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