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French ground troops prepare
to battle Mali Islamists

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/16/2013 12:17:16 AM

French soldiers drove out for their first ground offensive against Islamic insurgents in Mali, with Nigerian troops for the multinational African intervention force expected to arrive Wednesday. Witnesses said hundreds of Malian and French troops in armoured vehicles were headed to Diabaly, a town 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of the capital that was seized by the rebels on Monday. Another convoy was seen leaving Bamako in a northerly direction. A security source announced plans to "take back Diabaly with the French". French fighter jets have launched strikes on Diabaly, but a regional security source said the insurgents were still

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sw penn, 1/16/2013 12:43:34 AM     (No. 9119128)

"Hollande´s bold moves have nevertheless earned him respect at home, where 75 percent of French people support the offensive..."

Subject to change
as soon as day-break...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/16/2013 1:50:10 AM     (No. 9119166)

Poor Barry... His hands are tied; He´s only allowed to kill rogue Arabs or he´ll violate his oath in Shariah Law, to serve Allah.

Wait til the French find out he´s sabotaging their efforts by spilling their secrets to the invading Mo Bro´s.

Obama´s Come to Allah moment is here....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/16/2013 2:20:51 AM     (No. 9119177)

I guess when you´re a Socialist you don´t get accused of being an illiterate, trigger-happy cowboy who´s only after Muslim oil, and the MSM won´t denounce you for personally torturing Islamic freedom fighters or causing 9/11. When you´re a Socialist, you´re one of the "good guys", no matter what you do.

Come out of the closet, Democrats. Wear that big S on your chests proudly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 1/16/2013 2:47:41 AM     (No. 9119189)

Good for the Jihadists. With all their nattering about "Crusaders," now they´ll get a chance to battle genuine Franks. The French will tear them to shreds. "allons mes enfants!" French officer to his men attacking at Yorktown.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Srhea, 1/16/2013 3:46:16 AM     (No. 9119207)

I´m all for the French becoming victorious in this action.
But I am having trouble remembering any French victories in the past 100 years unless the Americans came to their aid?
Any help on this?
If the above is correct, will the Americans need to come to their aid in Mali?
Just observing...
And the French have a Liberal Socialist President right now. These type of fellows do not seem to know how to acheive battlefield victory. Again, will the Americans be called upon to come to their aid?
Just saying....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 1/16/2013 7:48:53 AM     (No. 9119368)

Parisian car fires to come.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/16/2013 8:18:36 AM     (No. 9119438)

Dien Bien Phu part deux (and the US will bail them out)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 1/16/2013 3:46:15 PM     (No. 9120598)

#7, you beat me to it. Perfect analogy for the hapless French. Must be tough to always be losers.

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