Skip to comments.French triple troops in Mali, prepare for massive land assault as al-Qaida rebels gain ground
Posted on 01/15/2013 6:43:34 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
BAMAKO, Mali After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country.
The move reversed Frances earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops.
France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding the insurgents training camps, arms depots and safe houses in an effort to shatter the Islamist domination of a region many fear could become a launching pad for terrorist attacks on the West and a magnet for extremists from around the world.
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A thousand troops = massive land assault?
The Saudis indoctrinate with radical Islam and fervor, then have to export it to keep it from literally burning down the house.
Al Quida is in trouble. Maybe code pink can rush to their aid.
Where is Code Pink, Michael “milkshake” Moore? Gwen Ifill? The freaky hippy Commie Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!? Van Jones?
Media and Hollywood silent.
No Bush to blame.
Gulf War II was a different case.
Muslims are fatalists. They react to everything as “Allah wills”. Obama has been giving them every reason to believe that this is their time.
They won’t stop until they have a real punishment and massive losses.
Spot on. SA must end the funding, now.
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