Mali hails "savior" Hollande, he says fight not over

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americanguy wrote:

France has a very strong and well trained military.
France’s military may not be one of the largest, but it is rated as one of the best in the world (and France is listed as a military Super Power). France’s military aircraft are known to be the best and most advanced in the world, as are their French pilots.
Well done, France.

Feb 02, 2013 12:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric93 wrote:

Somehow I get the feeling that Hollande’s Victory Visit to Mali will end up like George Bush’s Victory Visit to Iraq – ie Premature. This may end up being the ‘quiet before the storm’ as it did in Iraq. And I still remember driving through sout France in the 1960′s and all those armored cars and army outposts along the highways because the Algerians brought their war for ‘independence’ to France. Back then France had a relatively small Muslim population. Now it’s much larger, with large numbers of the Burka wearing variety. Stand by folks, for part two, as the show goes on.

Feb 02, 2013 1:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sensi wrote:

@ Eric93
The “Burka wearing variety” was numbered at around 2000 prior to the anti-Burka law, they are certainly even less by now: with a population over 65.000.000 to consider this bunch a “large number” seems like a lie or an gross exaggeration.

@americanguy
Indeed. Only the usual warfare ignorant french-hating bigots were conditioned to believe otherwise, denying the facts:
“According to the British historian Niall Ferguson, France has participated in 168 major European wars since 387 BC, out of which they have won 109, drawn 10 and lost 49: this makes them the most successful military power in European history.” The Telegraph. 2010-10-22

Feb 02, 2013 4:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beancube2101 wrote:

Yeah, the war is not over but we want to know anybody is going to be forced to financial this.

Feb 02, 2013 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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