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Mali and France 'push back Islamists'
BBC ^ | 12 January 2013 | Staff

Posted on 01/11/2013 10:14:58 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick

Government forces in Mali say they have regained territory from Islamist militants following air strikes by the French military.

Malian officials said they had taken back the strategic central town of Konna, which rebels had secured just a day earlier as they pushed south.

The news came hours after France announced it had begun military operations in support of Mali's army.

Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201204; 201301; francemali; konna; mali
File it under "It's ok when the French do it".
1 posted on 01/11/2013 10:15:03 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

The islamists are still in position to take over one of the two last military bases that Mali has. The French are going to have to beef up their effort to hold out.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 10:19:49 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: PotatoHeadMick

If this had happenned during the 1980 - 1990’s, we would be supporting Mali and France.

Not any more. The USA has been conquered within by Al Qaida.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 10:19:57 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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Sad, so true, our friends are now our enemies, Obama and the Democrats put darkness for light and light for darkness, I see ominous signs and great suffering in our nation’s future, unlike WWII, The United States has chosen to defend the wrong side, our politicians have chosen evil, they have turned their backs on God.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 10:35:16 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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Any quesses as to what the King of Morrocco will do?


5 posted on 01/11/2013 10:37:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Racists.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 11:16:29 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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The death-cult should be kicked out of all civilized countries.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 3:30:12 AM PST by I want the USA back
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Any quesses as to what the King of Morrocco will do?


I’m worried about what the King of America will do.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 4:01:26 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
Like all the major issues in our time, we won't be able to truly address the issue of Islamic aggression without honest and open recognition and debate about what underlies the problem. Much of the world is in an unrecognized global struggle with Islam, and all we are ‘allowed’ to say publicly is that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ and ‘these are only radical fringe elements’. Radical fringe elements rarely have the numbers to allow the control of whole countries (e.g. Iran, Syria, previously Afghanistan, likely now Egypt - and others), organize terrorist attacks around the globe, infiltrate governments, and as in this story take over parts of countries - like Mali and the Philippines.

It's time to admit to ourselves openly and honestly that there are a significant percentage of Islamists who in their hearts would love to see a global Caliphate, and who feel that returning to the age of Islamic domination is a worthy and desirable goal. Many may decry the violence involved, but still support conceptually the goal. It is imperative that we publicly recognize that Islam is not inherently a religion of peace, has a history of military conquest, and that whether or not it exists peacefully in the world aside other religions is still an open issue that must be addressed at the most basic and fundamental levels.

We must hold Islamist religious leaders accountable for what they say, and ask them to publicly state to their followers that choice of religion is personal, that people should be able to change their minds about their choices (e.g. leave Islam if that is what they wish), that no religion has the right of world domination, and that all acts of aggression (not defense, which is another issue) taken by a religion are not acceptable. They should be forced by the global community to address these and many more crucial points.

9 posted on 01/12/2013 5:21:45 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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WSJ reported that the AK ammo used by the Islamists was made in Iran.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 6:00:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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“WSJ reported that the AK ammo used by the Islamists was made in Iran.”

How unsurprising..

11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:04:19 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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I don’t want them “pushed back”. I want them dead.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:19:14 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Another push the the islamist. My concern is that we (Americans) get involved with yet another un-winnable war. Probably won’t happen though since Odumbo is a muslim and he certainly wouldn’t want to fight against his own kind.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 7:32:28 AM PST by Progov
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Terrorists animals, always fall back and hide behind women’s skirts when they face a real enemy—Like the Foreign Legion. Glad to see France acting like a great power again.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 8:10:30 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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