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West African Military Chiefs Meet to Plan Mali Move
ABC ^ | September 14, 2012 | AP

Posted on 09/14/2012 2:15:10 PM PDT by JerseyanExile

The military chiefs of 15 West Africa nations have begun deliberations to "finalize a roadmap" for an armed intervention in Mali, whose northern half is occupied by al-Qaida-linked Islamists.

Interim President Dioncounda Traore on Sept. 1 asked the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, for air support to destroy rebel bases and for five battalions to help reconquer northern towns. The meeting's agenda includes a review of that request and a presentation of a deployment plan.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120914; africa; aqim; ecowas; mali; waronterror

1 posted on 09/14/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
Maybe when they're done they can come clean up this country.

The Kenyan must go.

2 posted on 09/14/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: JerseyanExile

I’m impressed that they are trying to police their own.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 2:21:41 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: JerseyanExile
Great, we got the one Kenyan that won't fight Al Quada.
4 posted on 09/14/2012 2:23:36 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Don’t look for the “abesnt minded profesa for help, he be gofin an drinkin his Whitehut brew..


5 posted on 09/14/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: JerseyanExile
Where are they going to move Mali to? Are there some blank areas on the continent?
6 posted on 09/14/2012 6:12:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: JerseyanExile

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7 posted on 09/15/2012 2:22:18 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: JerseyanExile

NOVEMBER 16, 2009 MON : (REPORT : VENEZUELAN PLANE LOADED WITH COCAINE CRASHES IN N. MALI, AFRICA-———see AQIM, ALQAEDA)


8 posted on 09/16/2012 10:51:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cindy

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091116/wl_africa_afp/africamalivenezuelatraffickingunairtransport


9 posted on 09/16/2012 10:52:39 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

THANKS Piasa for the ping.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 1:29:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

A map of the Sahel region showing where Al Qaeda operates (AFP/Graphic)

11 posted on 10/29/2012 3:04:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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