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French jets bomb major
Malian city in north

Associated Press, by Rukmini Callimachi and Baba Ahmed

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/13/2013 10:36:11 PM

BAMAKO, Mali — French fighter jets bombed rebel targets in a major city in Mali´s north Sunday, pounding the airport as well as training camps, warehouses and buildings used by the al-Qaida-linked Islamists controlling the area, officials and residents said. The three-day-old French-led effort to take back Mali´s north from the extremists began with airstrikes by combat helicopters in the small town of Konna. It has grown to a coordinated attack by state-of-the-art fighter jets which have bombarded

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 1/13/2013 10:36:36 PM     (No. 9114892)

Continent spanning terror war, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/13/2013 10:43:15 PM     (No. 9114899)

Oh wait, you mean they didn´t take the time to learn their culture first so they didn´t offend those they booombed ?

Who knew France was a gitter done country today ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: billp, 1/13/2013 11:07:35 PM     (No. 9114919)

You know, maybe we in the ´west´ should just back away from Africa in toto. All we ever seem to do there is build-up resentment and tear-down structures (many of which we probably paid for). Africans do a pretty good job of destroying their people and buildings without our hi-tech help. Just costs us wealth and good-will. It also seems that the line between right and wrong keeps getting blurrier and blurrier. Nothing´s black and white anymore - just very gray.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/13/2013 11:44:42 PM     (No. 9114957)

Somehow "French" and "backbone" don´t seem to go together.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 1/13/2013 11:56:41 PM     (No. 9114965)

I had to look up where BAMAKO, Mali is.
BTW it is on the west side of Africa.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali
About half the population live on $1.25 a day.
* they are doing better then obama´s brother!

The French really pick their battles don´t they?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: debaser, 1/14/2013 12:45:06 AM     (No. 9114990)

Let´s connect the irony dots: France refuses US request to use their air space en route to a Tunisian bombing mission. France now relies (in part) on US planes to deliver supplies. I still don´t like the French. They are bald faced opportunists, fair-weathered friends and not worthy of their revolutionary heritage. Scum, in other words.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 1/14/2013 2:16:48 AM     (No. 9115013)

Hopefully, Michael Moore will issue a statement praising the Mali "freedom fighters" against the imperialist French, John Kerry will call the French troops "terrorists", objective journalists will plaster front pages with tear-dripping pictures of innocent civilians maimed by French bombs, the French President - who lied! - will be prosecuted by the ICC, and accusations of torture by the monstrous French will dominate discussions among Leftist intellectuals around the world.

Just to even the score.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/14/2013 2:20:28 AM     (No. 9115016)

This may just be Obama´s Come To Jihad Moment... The Muslim Brotherhood fighting the French with munitions supplied by partner Barry... and the French supply lines provided by Barry,,,

Talk about wanting it both ways!

This is sure to get very interesting... especially if the French ask for UN support aka US military.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: iamtinman, 1/14/2013 2:26:40 AM     (No. 9115019)

This is the result of a failed and incompetent "lead from behind" foreign policy. We end up on both sides of a conflict and get blamed by everyone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/14/2013 3:15:49 AM     (No. 9115037)

Did they call a lawyer first before they dropped a bomb?

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