Fwance: We'll Beat al-Qaeda in Mali in Week

Famous last words you know.

French forces led an all-night bombing campaign over a minuscule Malian town, not even big enough to appear on most administrative maps, in an effort to dislodge the Islamic extremists who seized the area, including its strategic military camp.

Meanwhile, a convoy of 40 to 50 armed trucks carrying French troops crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast, where they were stationed, as France prepares for a possible land assault.

French President Francois Hollande launched an attack on Mali's rebels, who are linked to al Qaeda, last week after the rebels began advancing south. France's action preempted a United Nations-approved plan for a military operation in Mali, which was expected to start about nine months from now. Hollande decided a military response could not wait that long.

You know, the French eventually did figure out who the enemy is. That's good for something I guess. Vive La France!

Obama has also committed to help Hollande clean up the mess in Mali. I mean after all they made it. We can't have it turning out like say Libya now can we?

Posted by: Howie at 09:51 AM


1 Wasn't this what Bush and the neocons wanted? A chance for democracy to bloom? Destablizing ANY country is risky. Look at Iraq

Posted by: occam at January 15, 2013 10:12 AM

2 Iraq Hell. Look at the USA.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 15, 2013 10:36 AM

3 Who will be the Ambassador Stevens of Mali?

Posted by: MtTB at January 15, 2013 10:53 AM

4 Go Frogs.

Posted by: Ike at January 15, 2013 11:28 AM

5 "Look at Iraq"

Shit, look at America.

Posted by: Mark at January 15, 2013 11:40 AM

6 Mali is like twice the size of Texas and a lot of desert. Do we really wish to get involved? The Islamics are well financed, well armed and dedicated. Another Afghanistan anyone? If Obama gets us involved in another 3rd world shithole he had better consider what could happen. Then again, in his second term, does he really give a shit if he can't blame it on Bush? If America throws it's hat into this cluster f***k and loses all of Africa will be buying Coca Cola and chick pea hamburgers made in Iran.

Posted by: GTM at January 15, 2013 12:33 PM

7 Hey, why can't they get some UN peacekeepers? Those guys are really good. At rape.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 15, 2013 12:39 PM

8 We welcome our French friends. They share good food and wine with us, and we show them how to put on deodorant.

Posted by: Samory Touré from Mali at January 15, 2013 12:39 PM

9 @occam.

No not really, we didn't take out dictators without a plan of occupation and helping Iraq help itself.

Whereas Obama failed to get an Iraq status of forces agreement. Then he took off with France on a damned fool crusade to remove Qadaffi with no plan to deal with the aftermath, thus Syria and Mali and several other fronts are booming while Obama smiles and talks about disarming the domestic public.

That man is retarded, Never his mind on where he was. What he was doing.

Of course I don't totally disagree, I'd have just Nuked Kubul and Quetta maybe Instanbul and left Saddam where he was then went home and issued new target list for next time.

If gasoline Obama's brains were, not enough to run halfway around the inside of a Cheerio on a a piss ant's motorcycle he has.

Posted by: Darth Odie at January 15, 2013 01:30 PM

10 Ive just had a look and under :"French forces" it seems the key elementsMAY include Legion d'etranger. In other wordsFrench boots on the groundbut worn mainly by British, German and American personnel under French command.
The French regulars didnt do too well in Algeria or Viet Nam.
Whats their real purpose or objective now I wonder?
And where I wonder isthat "White Devil" to rant about me being both a "zioshit" and a "racist" for criticising the French and drone on and on about his theory of skin colours in conflict, "brown skins" versus "white skins" aided by "black skins"? I must admit I got a bit carried away over the French but being called a racist by a racist tends to make me amplify my position.

Posted by: Axel at January 15, 2013 08:10 PM

11 THERE HE IS! One thread calling me a "zioshit" and saying Im all about the holocaust, next thread saying I love the Germans and "history has a way of repeating itself". Well either I love Jews or I love NAZIs as seems his implication, it cant be both.And I didnt say I love Germans...I said I love Germany. Im still waiting for the deep "brown skin= Muslim" analysis!

Posted by: Axel at January 15, 2013 09:03 PM

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