France intervenes against 'terrorists'

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    France has unilaterally sent forces into war-torn Mali with the intent of defending democracy there. In fighting so far, they have been very successful with a minimum of casualties.

    It seems popular among ill-informed people that France and the French are somehow cowards. Nothing could be further from the truth.
     
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    Well, maybe farther from the truth...
     
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    You are the one who is "ill-informed", and you need to read more about this situation. The United States is helping the French out with intelligence information, logistics, and other areas of expertise.

    The French are like the "keystone cops" of all things military.
     
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    France's plan for the Malis (?) is simple, to overwhelm them bureaucratically by pulling off a strategic surrender prior to the onset of further hostilities. That would seem to be the quickest route for them to resume their place in the world hierarchy of irrelevancy.
     
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    France decided on its own to go. It is now being helped by many countries.
    Anyone who calls them the keystone cops is ill-informed. Has it been forgotten, for example, how they saved the hostages and took out the terrorists on the plane in Toulouse, how they protected the American flank in the 'end run' in the first Gulf War, how they handled the situation in the Yugoslav disintegration?

    Keep your knee-jerk reactions to yourself.
     
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    Talk about irrelevant!
     
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    What are the top two natural resources in Mali?

    1. Salt
    2. Gold

    Which one do you think the French are going to War for? Hmmm. :eusa_think:
     
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    The way the US went to war for oil?
     
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    "Nothing"?
     
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    We did not do that.
     

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