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French Drone Records Foreign Legion Paratroopers Jumping Into Mali [VIDEO]
Business Insider ^ | January 29, 2013 | David Cenciotti

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; foreignlegion; france; mali

1 posted on 02/02/2013 9:20:20 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp; MestaMachine; SunkenCiv; LucyT

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.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 9:30:23 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

FOR SALE CHEAP FRENCH MILITARY RIFLES. THESE WEAPONS HAVE NEVER BEEN FIRED AND ONLY DROPPED ONCE.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 9:32:32 AM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: STD

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.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 9:38:53 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Seizethecarp

Good luck and good hunting.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 9:50:21 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: STD
that's the Legion, they're NOT all french...
6 posted on 02/02/2013 10:08:36 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

In fact, MOST are not French. Asians, Arabs, Africans, Israelis, Germans, Americans, etc.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 10:22:39 AM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Chode

It is the French “FOREIGN” Legion, after all.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 10:23:21 AM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: man_in_tx
bingo... about the only thing french is that they all have to learn to speak it
9 posted on 02/02/2013 10:29:44 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

The officers are French.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 12:21:58 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
all or majority?
11 posted on 02/02/2013 12:47:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

All. Only Frenchmen may serve as officers in the legion.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 1:50:33 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
thx...
13 posted on 02/02/2013 4:35:57 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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