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French capture Islamists´
last major Malian town

Associated Press, by Krista Larson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/30/2013 6:37:14 PM

Sevare, Mali - French forces met no resistance Wednesday in Kidal, the Islamists´ last major town, as the two-week-old mission scored another success in its effort to dislodge the al-Qaida-linked militants from northern Mali. The capture of Kidal came just days after French and Malian forces retook two other provincial capitals - Gao and Timbuktu - that also had been under harsh Islamic rule for nearly 10 months. (Snip) "The Islamist extremists have not been defeated; they have melted into the heat haze of the desert." Many fear the Islamists now will attempt to hide among civilian populations

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With our drones, they can be rooted out. Problem in the end, as always, the cost. And, our dwindling Military, due to dRATS sequestration games.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/30/2013 6:59:54 PM     (No. 9149381)

This is an example that when Obama´s support of the Muslim Brotherhood invasions is stifled, the locals can win their freedom back. God bless the French... and pray Obama stops advancing The Muslim Brotherhood invasions in other African nations... now that the EU & UN know he´s been doing it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tipover, 1/30/2013 8:16:56 PM     (No. 9149466)

"Many fear the Islamists now will attempt to hide among civilian populations"

Not so easy for them to do in Mali. Most of the Jihadi´s are light skinned (Arab, Libyan, ect) and most of the locals are black. And they´ve POed a lot of the locals, even the local jihadi´s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/30/2013 8:51:32 PM     (No. 9149501)

I humbly beg forgiveness from the French for all my jokes and snide comments over the years. They have taught the Americans how to systematically wipe out an enemy without playing whack-a-mole or negotiating power-sharing roles with the enemy. They have left BHO as the surrender monkey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/30/2013 9:46:23 PM     (No. 9149565)

It seems particularly odd that the French travel to Africa to fight Muslims, yet do nothing about the Muslims taking over France.
Anybody else think this odd?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2013 10:35:41 PM     (No. 9149611)

# 4 Yes, especially when all of the real money is leaving France and the immigrants are bleeding them dry.

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