Mali -- the next Afghanistan???
If you are trading copters for pickup trucks, you aren’t using enough firepower.
So the French are getting tough even as we surrender?
Never thought I’d see the day...
Nous vous saluons, la France!
Now to take back suburban Paris.
Driving them back doesn’t cure the problem. They need the French version of the Roach Motel - Islamists go in, but they don’t come out.
Send in the FFL if France wants to win.
What a peaceful world we live in. The French are back fighting in Africa. The British are developing war plans for the Falklands. Atlanta has to have the police patrol in armored cars.
It’s not just Obama’s foreign policy blunders. Perhaps Mali is reaping a little of what the Clinton era sowed in Africa as well :
DECEMBER 1999 : (USAID TERMINATES IARA PROJECT AGREEMENTS IN MALI-— see IARA, COLUMBIA MO CELL, SILJANDER, MALI, IRAQ, TERROR CHARITIES) IARA, Hamed and Bagegni had previously entered into a series of agreements with USAID for relief projects in Mali, Africa. When USAID terminated those agreements in December 1999, the amount of money involved totaled approximately $2 million. IARA had allegedly failed to fully fund the matching contributions required to receive USAID funds. After the termination of these agreements, the indictment alleges, IARA, Hamed and Bagegni, without authorization, retained approximately $84,922 of USAID money and failed to return the funds to USAID as called for by the agreements.
———Islamic Charity Charged with Terrorist Financing; Former U.S. Congressman Indicted for Money Laundering, January 16, 2008 http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2008/January/08_nsd_029.html
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The controversial father of Pakistans nuclear program was in Niamey (Niger) on the very same days in which Saddams emissaries were present. ...
A recent intelligence lead takes us back to Niger, where Khan was a welcomed guest of the government and where his intermediaries continue to do business: the very same intermediaries who ,in 1999 made a fool of the French Secret Services charged with monitoring through the multinational Cogema the uranium mines from which some years before these intermediaries were able to illegally export 1,200 tons of yellow cake (yellow uranium oxide from which gas is extracted to be applied in centrifuges in order to be enriched) to Libya.
The very same Khan according to official International Atomic Energy Agency data bought a part of the 450 tons of (uranium) stored in Libya in exchange for arms and petrodollars to finance Islamabads nuclear program. ...-—— “Uranium from Niger for the Islamic Atom Bomb,” By Gian Marco Chiocci , il Giornale de Italia , Washington, November 30, 2005 (Translation by Parnasokan .Edited by poster.) ; Original text-in Italian-is at the link: http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=46594
Odd how they didn’t ask the UN for permission.