Skip to comments.Mali Islamists counter attack, promise France long war
Posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:56 AM PST by DeadFurrow
Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French warplanes on their strongholds in the desert north, promising to drag France into a long and brutal Afghanistan-style ground war.
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France is in talks for a possible surrender. More news as it happens !
Go French!!! Please make obama very unhappy!!!
Street Without Joy part II.
Mali islamists have tied into something they will regret.
Yes, the French are fighting Muslim terrorists who were armed from Libyan depots via Obama's Benghazi's operation and directly by switching sides in Mali with US supplied equipment as well as with US technical support and training before they defected. This is another arm of Obama's support for Islamic transnational terrorism in Africa and the Middle East trying to establish the Greater Caliphate. Obama is a great Muslim leader and Hollande stands in his way. The world turned upside down.
If you read the history of France you will discover a long history of military excellence along with a few major defeats. Sadly the French officer core in WW1 was terrible. Simply horrible and needlessly killed millions and millions of Frances best and brightest. So horrific were Frances losses in WW1 that the French has no will to fight 20 years later when WW2 came around. However the French appear to reverting back to their fighting past. And also appear (unlike the USA under Bush/Obama) to have a pretty good idea of who the enemy really is. We should be happy to have them in the fight.
It’s someone else’s turn I see. Perhaps that will change France’s opinion of us in regard to islam.
It would be instructive to witness the Legion in a two to three month operation supported by the French Air Force against Islamists in Mali. The results will probably be similar to the initial American success against the Taliban when The US initially intervened. The Taliban suffered heavy causalities and their government fell. But to what end? There has been a prolonged inconclusive war ever since. The same thing will happen in Mali. Unless the native non Islamists in Africa, arm, organize and effectively resist, Africa will eventually be predominantly Islamic. Also if the West were serious about stopping this fundamentalist wave, then it will have to deal with the Saudis in a definitive manner.
Q: How many Frenchies does it take to defend Paris?
A: No one knows... it’s NEVER been done.
Who'd have thought we'd be standing in awe of the French... what an upside-down world in which we live...
This will grow because we are unwilling to pursue their funding sources. When we use to know how to fight an enemy we new ...attack their supply lines.. why wont we do that? Hmmmmmm?
Blowing up a few jihadies here and there does nothing...
You cut off funding (Saudi) OPEC jacks up the price of oil.
Yes. The French collapse in 1940 was due the German army's brilliant tank strategy, not French cowardice. One little-known story of that campaign is how well the remnants of the French army fought to cover the British evacuation at Dunkirk.
France has a huge Muslim population, I’m sure the sleeper cells there can cause a lot of problems. Is their immigration policy going to haunt them or will it open the eyes of the west to the terrorist threat once those cells start bombing innocents?
“You cut off funding (Saudi) OPEC jacks up the price of oil.”
Kinda makes a morality play doesnt it. If we resolved to develop our own resources the Saudi’s would be irrelevant...
When the sleeper cells are activated, we will see many “peace loving muslims” (in name only) actively getting involved.
According to contemporary estimates, Verdun resulted in 714,321 casualties, 377,231 on the French side and 337,000 on the German one, an average of 70,000 casualties for each of the ten months of the battle. It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War and the history of warfare. Modern estimates increase the number of casualties to 976,000.
You’ve never heard of the Franco-Prussian War then.
And that was after the Emperor Napoleon III and almost all of his entire army was encircled and captured at the Battle of Sedan!
My response is always the same: read about the Battle of Verdun.
It’s just a joke...
And, anyway... the Battle of Hastings has nothing to do with defending Paris.
One little-known story of that campaign is how well the remnants of the French army fought to cover the British evacuation at Dunkirk. Hopeful signs here that when and if the French crack down hard on the psychopathic Islamists.
My dad was with a British army infantry regiment at the Dendry Canal in Belgium. He never said much, but the book by his Commanding officer, mentioned the French 5th light tanks and the Cameron regiment (Scotties)as support.
They faced the panzers and could only delay them at a canal bridge. The platoon of English soldier were lucky to get taken off eventually at Dunkirk. 35,000 French troops covered the retreat. Thousands were also taken off to England.
I know Winston Churchill made some statement about France being given some special rights as an ally at that time. I cannot find any reference though.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is said.
Doubtful. Not only are the French holding the white flags in ready reserve, the prospect of a secretary of state named Kerry will guarantee timely surrender.
Generalship in WW1 sucked, civilian leadership in pre WW2 sucked, hopefully they are correcting their problems.
I do not disagree with anything you’ve said.
But it looks like France is losing this war against the mooselimb crazies.
How many buildings and vehicles have been torched in France each year and folks killed there.
And that is due to their liberal immigrations laws of yeas past.
What would you call their involvement early in Vietnam? Or China? Or Iraq?
Recent history has not been all that terrific for the Froggies.
The villian of that fiasco was Weygand,as duplicitous and incompetent a general ever was.
For me many memories revived here with the old films. A child at the time, I had a great time with an all- band radio. Even today, I remember the stentorian tones of the announcer in London. A classic opening to music happened to coincide with the letter V. This was played first. I think it was from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Da Da Da Dum. (Churchill had flashed the V sign replete with his cigar.)
The voice intoned:
Ici Londres. This is the London and the European service of the BBC.
We were quite free to tune in to "Germany Calling" on the long wave. Another story however.
I should say that the symphony opening was construed as the letter V in morse code. dot dot dot dash.