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  • So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how.

    12/08/2012 1:18:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how. It's Earth's version of taking the Black and heading for the Wall, the way Jon Snow does in Game of Thrones. Joining the French Foreign Legion granted men a safe haven for many for decades. But what does it actually take to join the French Foreign Legion? • Joining the Legion The Foreign Legion, unfortunately, is portrayed in pop culture as packed mercenaries and vagrants — even Jean-Claude Van Damme takes up the cause in one film. A safe haven for men looking for a new...
  • French Troops Halt Rebel Advance in Ivory Coast (JIHADISTS DEFEATED)

    12/22/2002 6:51:07 AM PST · by Sparta · 29 replies · 7+ views
    Google via Reuters | Dec. 22 | Matthew Tostevin
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Rebel fighters in Ivory Coast drew back on Sunday from the scene of a bruising clash with French troops that halted their advance and took the former colonial power a big step deeper into the messy war. All three rebel factions in the West African country condemned the French for blasting rebel vehicles on Saturday to stop insurgents capturing a key junction in the cocoa-growing region of the world's top producer. The French effectively held the line for President Laurent Gbagbo's mercenary-backed forces as they retreated from earlier defeats to Duekoue, still 300 miles from the main...