Mali Islamists tougher than France anticipated: envoys

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tmc wrote:

Why would the powers that be let the french provide ground forces? Maybe the mess tent, but not combat troops. Did you see those shorts?
The brits or Germans could have been ired. Hell a high school class from NY would have done better.

Jan 18, 2013 5:42am EST  --  Report as abuse

The French have destabilised the whole region to feet their colonial tendencies and are now trying to drag in other countries to foot the bill.

The Algerians don’t care about hostages as can be seen by how they killed French hostages in the civil war and then beheaded them trying to divert blame until they were exposed.

Jan 18, 2013 7:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

That’s hardly surprising considering “the West” was the one who equipped and trained them in Libya…

Jan 18, 2013 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
OscarMolotov wrote:

Well hopefully the French have learned their lesson not to fight the very people they trained and equipped to over throw and murder someone who had the stability of that region under control in order to sell more pasteris and escargo puddings.

Jan 18, 2013 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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