Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians

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1XslaveUSA wrote:

Well France with the martyrdom bombing on Friday and the Malian coup leaders forces attacking the Malian Presidential Guard it sure looks as if the party is just getting started. The French may well be in for a long, protracted war that will prove ruinous to its already fragile economy just as the Iraqi and Afghan wars have wrecked the U.S. economy. France may not be able to pull off its devilish scheme to loot Malian gold (to give to Germany) if it gets bogged down fighting a guerrilla war with the Islamists. Oh boy, the fun is just beginning.

Feb 10, 2013 2:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war in all which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Like the Americans the French will now try to drag the whole world into its war which inevitably will spread to North Africa and west Africa. The colonists can’t keep their eyes off the prize by empowering local stooges and siphoning off the wealth of poor countries.

Feb 10, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

America lost a lot more troops in suprise attacks like this in Iraq and Afghanistan for 10 years, and those attacks happened on a regular basis (and still happen in Afghanistan).
These things happen in combat zones, and there is really no way to prevent them.
Even the Israelis have lost troops to attacks like this.
It happens.
I am sure the French can deal with it.

Feb 10, 2013 5:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sensi wrote:

@ 1XslaveUSA & Striving-Young
Thank for your ignorant garbage, thank for the laughs.

Feb 10, 2013 6:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Edmass wrote:

Over the last week I have noticed that press accounts in European news services and outlets almost seem to have been describing events on the ground in a way that invites Islamist terror groups to go to ground and/or start a campaign of random attacks against vulnerable civilians by blowing themselves up in public. Happily, the so-called martyrs have had little success in killing others than themselves. But I fear the siren call inspired by the ideological predisposition of the so-called journalists mentioned above will keep the bombers coming. Sad.

Feb 10, 2013 6:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

“To accompany the military offensive, France and its allies are urging Mali authorities to open a national reconciliation dialogue that addresses the pro-autonomy grievances of northern communities like the Tuaregs, and to hold democratic elections.”

“The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.” — Mao Zedong.

From reports, not all of “the people” in Mali consider themselves as fish in this sea. The Tuareg separatist movement was hijacked by Islamist extremists. A successful dialogue and resolution with the Tuagreg could be highly valuable. The French, experienced as they are in north and central Africa just might be able to achieve that.

Feb 10, 2013 8:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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