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France surprised by Mali
Islamists´ fighting strength

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2013 9:52:39 AM

France has expressed surprise at the fighting strength of Islamists in Mali, as the nation kept up its bombing of militant targets for a third day. A presidential official in Paris said the militants were "well-trained, well-equipped and well-armed", according to the AFP news agency. The Islamists had got hold of up-to-date and sophisticated weaponry after Libya conflict, the official added. France also said the militants suffered "significant" casualties in air raids. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that hangars and "sensitive sites" were destroyed as part of an offensive to drive back Islamists, who still control large swathes

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They should stick with making crêpes and champagne.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/13/2013 10:05:34 AM     (No. 9113927)

TO THE REAR, MARCH!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/13/2013 10:06:03 AM     (No. 9113928)

President Zero supported the Arab Spring, and we will suffer the unintended (or intended) consequences of his actions, for decades to come.
In the end, he helped to strengthen the filthy islamofascist terrorist pigs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bhkat, 1/13/2013 10:15:31 AM     (No. 9113943)

France, also suffered a stinging military setback recently when the Islamists destroyed France´s white flag factory.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cobieone, 1/13/2013 10:16:00 AM     (No. 9113945)

He´s just getting started Number 2.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/13/2013 10:28:12 AM     (No. 9113964)

For sale: French army rifle. Never fired, dropped once.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cake crumb, 1/13/2013 10:37:35 AM     (No. 9113987)

Their "up to date" weaponry most likey was funded by the US. Lucky the BBC loves Barach the Second Coming of Saddam Hussein and will protect him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SAE1080, 1/13/2013 11:03:01 AM     (No. 9114043)

France will regroup and go back into the fight and prevail. Probably they thought they could do this quickly and cheaply (where have WE heard that, before?).Get Jean-Claude VanDamme in there. Australia has their Crocodile Dundee, we have our Chuck Norris and R Lee Ermy. This will take some time, there will be set backs. Where is Italy in this? Italy gets their oil from nearby Libya, they should get involved, too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 1/13/2013 11:09:26 AM     (No. 9114057)

France just noticed that Mali was over run with jihadists dispersed from Libya?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/13/2013 11:15:32 AM     (No. 9114074)

#7...the real boots on the ground do not look like some 5´7" movie actor, since they are Nigerians and make up 95% of the 3,300 troops than began deploying Friday...click on the original article in thread posted yesterday to see what they look like.... http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=718746

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike, 1/13/2013 12:26:35 PM     (No. 9114225)

Did France get UN approval before doing this in Mali?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 1/13/2013 12:44:19 PM     (No. 9114252)

The jihadists all over the region are well trained and equipped. They´ve been taught tactics. Even the bedouins in the Sinai used advanced military tactics when attacking a peace keeping outpost last September.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/13/2013 12:56:25 PM     (No. 9114289)

FOR SALE

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/13/2013 12:57:39 PM     (No. 9114293)

Apologies to #5 - - you beat me to it!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: harper, 1/13/2013 2:05:35 PM     (No. 9114391)

I imagine they will fight the same way they did in WW2...with their women, on their backs.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/13/2013 4:06:45 PM     (No. 9114542)

France is surprised by anybody´s fighting strength. Charles Martel must have been a genetic aberration.

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