Skip to comments.French Drone Records Foreign Legion Paratroopers Jumping Into Mali [VIDEO]
Posted on 02/02/2013 9:20:12 AM PST by Seizethecarp
The following video shows a French Foreign Legion (2e régiment étranger de parachutistes 2eREP) paradrop into Timbuktu, Mali, from a C-160 Transal airlifter of the French Air Force.
It was taken on Jan. 28, from the Infra-Red camera of a Harfang drone, supporting Operation Serval from Niger.
The Harfang drones are the only French UAVs reportedly operating in West Africa. These ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) platforms are about to be supported by a RAF Sentinel R1 deployed in Senegal.
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Given the advanced notice of an Al Qaeda intent to make revenge attacks on US sites on 9/11/12, the French have demonstrated in Mali the obvious sort of operational capability in North Africa which the US should have had ready to go on a hair trigger on that date, but also backed up by AC-130 gunships, armed drones and F-16s.
Wouldn’t ARGUS have been great to have had over Benghazi timed to cover any visit by the US ambassador sent into any obvious potential “Alamo”-type situation.
FOR SALE CHEAP FRENCH MILITARY RIFLES. THESE WEAPONS HAVE NEVER BEEN FIRED AND ONLY DROPPED ONCE.
Say what you will, but the legion are still a touch bunch. Queers cannot attempt to “convert” other soldiers and can be discharged with a black mark for flouting their queerness.
Good luck and good hunting.
In fact, MOST are not French. Asians, Arabs, Africans, Israelis, Germans, Americans, etc.
It is the French “FOREIGN” Legion, after all.
The officers are French.
All. Only Frenchmen may serve as officers in the legion.
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