France urging US help to move troops to Mali

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    France urging US help to move troops to Mali < French news | Expatica France

    This is a perfect example of why socialism is bad, france cant move its troops on its own. It acts like a 1st world power, but cause it is so obligated to give its funds to its people for nothing in return they arent able to field a servicable armed force. Sure they may have some trained troops and some planes, but when it comes to brass tacks they have to look arround for help.

    Fortunately, for now, we have the ability to come and assist them, but if we keep on the path we are headed we like france wont have the ability to as a nation deliver our armed services.
     
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    Helping the French with intel and logistical support...
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    U.S. looks to support France's Mali offensive
    January 14th, 2013 - The United States military could provide logistical and intelligence support in the French effort against Islamist rebels in Mali, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
     
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    It's a diplomatic, not a military need. Vive la France! The "two great republics" should work more closely- we could've saved a few trillion in Iraq.
     
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    The French toughin' it out an' goin' alone...
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    Its allies reluctant, France goes it alone in Mali
    Jan 16,`13: France's allies have offered vocal support for the country's military operation in Mali, but when it comes to sending troops or weapons, they are agreeing to the bare minimum: a transport plane here and there, a handful of support staff and a lot of promises to think about it.
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    Mali: French troops begin land assault
    Jan 16,`13 -- French soldiers pressed north in Mali territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, launching a land assault that was to put them in direct combat with al-Qaida-linked fighters "in one to 72 hours," military officials said.
     
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    Mali - the new Afghanistan...
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    Six reasons events in Mali matter
    Thu January 17, 2013 - Mali's location and its wide areas beyond central control make it a magnet for militants; The greatest risk of the Mali campaign is that it will serve as a recruiting sergeant for jihadists; It has become a center for the conflict between tolerant and conservative Muslims; Mali is now a test bed for the effectiveness of international action against militant Islam

     
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    Mali refugee totals expected to rise...
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    UNHCR Predicts Another 700,000 Displaced in Mali
    January 18, 2013 &#8212; The U.N. refugee agency says it expects another 700,000 people will be uprooted by the conflict in Mali in the coming months. The UNHCR says this number includes hundreds of thousands of people inside Mali who were forced out of their homes, and additional hundreds of thousands who fled the country and are now refugees.
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    France and Mali: An 'ironic' relationship
    19 January 2013 - The French President Francois Hollande has this week sent more soldiers into Mali, despite his previous promise to downsize their military presence there. The situation reflects France's complex with the West African country.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - the French always callin' on us when dey get dey's butt inna sling...
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    France says cooperation on Mali crucial
    January 18th, 2013 - In order for its offensive against Islamists in Mali to succeed, France needs the assistance of the United States and other countries, a French official told CNN.
     
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    Is this supposed to be some sort of "breaking news" about France?

    Hell, the French haven't been able to take care of themselves since Napoleon was in charge.
     
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    Oh Wow! Vietnam II! This is so cool! I missed it the first time! :D

    Gimme an "F"! Gimme a "U"!...

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    Napoleon was decended from Italian Nobility.

    So, strictly speaking, the French really were not taking care of themselves with Napoloeon in charge.
     

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