West African troops arrive in Mali to aid French mission

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ofilha wrote:

Don’t do like Bush did with Afghanistan. When the Taliban thought the US was going to attack Omar sent all his troops to one location, and then realizing that that was a big mistake he hollered at them to spread out, while the mightiest military on earth tried to clobber together an invasion force. The US could have annihilated the whole taliban in those three days they were all in the mountain.

Jan 17, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
1XslaveUSA wrote:

Nothing to see here – move along: Mali, Gold reserves, Germany, France and the US
Germany wants their gold holdings repatriated to home soil. They have asked the French to return ALL of their gold stored in France, at a rate of 50 tons per year until all 374 metric tons are received.
The French have just commenced military operations in Mali. Mali is Africa’s third largest gold producer. Mali, this past year, increased its gold production by just over 50 metric tons.
Obama has offered logistical and other support for the French bombing of Mali from Algeria.
Dozens of foreign oil workers kidnapped (many killed by the inept rescuers) by Algerian Islamic Extremists in Algeria, several of them are reportedly Americans.
Is anyone else seeing the connections here?
I’m willing to bet that France does not have Germany’s gold and the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) has given them a few years to mine it from Mali. Yet the Mali source must be secure, hence the military must make sure the gold flows.
The Germans have also requested the U.S. Federal Reserve to return 300 tons of stored German Gold.
A tiny fraction of the supposed 8,000 tons of US Gold Reserves.
But the U.S. Federal Reserve are going to take 7 years to repatriate this tiny proportion of Gold holdings back to Germany.
Why is it going to take them so long?
How much gold is actually stored in Federal Reserve vaults?
How much of it might be gold plated tungsten?
Inanely the Germans say they are not going to assay the repatriated gold.

Jan 17, 2013 2:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WiseOldElf wrote:


You have been spending too much time watching dumbed down conspiracy flicks on TV; the result: your view of the world has been terribly warped! I am surprised you are unable to connect the dots to see how the events in Mali affect us all. You really need to get out of the house some more!

Jan 17, 2013 4:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:

@ ofilha

Do you have a reputable source to back up that claim that the ENTIRE Taliban movement was holed up in a mountain?

Considering the fact that Bush went to Congress on September 20th (funny he actually got bi-partisan approval as opposed to zero approval for Obama’s “Kinetic Military Actions”) and then the first operations were started on October 7th, I doubt the Taliban had enough time to consolidate their troops figure out their problem and then spread back out.

Jan 17, 2013 5:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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