Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque

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    Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque

    Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque | Reuters

    (Reuters) - Islamist militants destroyed two tombs on Tuesday at the famous 14th century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, residents said.
     
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    Have the French bitten off more than they can chew?...
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    French triple troops in Mali, prepare for ground assault
    January 15, 2013 — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to stop the southward advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France announced Tuesday that it is tripling the number of troops deployed to Mali, strongly suggesting that French forces are preparing for a land assault to dislodge the extremists. The move reverses months of rhetoric in which France had said they would provide aerial and logistical support for a military intervention, but insisted it would need to be led by African troops.
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    Panetta: No US troops on the ground in Mali
    January 15, 2013 — The U.S. will not send troops to Mali and has not decided what additional support, other than intelligence sharing, it will offer France in its military campaign, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.
     
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    Granny wantin' to know why we gotta support the French - dey usually won't go along with us...
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    US policy in Mali being questioned
    January 16, 2013 France’s decision to intervene in Mali put an abrupt end to the cautious approach favored by the U.S. and others in the international community in dealing with hardline Islamists who overran much of the north last year and highlighted possible “missteps” by the U.S, analysts say.

     
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    Fuck the French they refused to let us fly over their airspace to get to Iraq.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - we savin' ol' Frenchie's butt again...
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    U.S. steps up involvement in Mali
    Mon January 28, 2013 - United States agrees to conduct aerial refueling missions, to transport troops; Malian and French forces recapture the city of Gao, a stronghold of the Islamic militants; The Malian offensive is backed by French forces
     
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    Good for them...... :thup:

    It is against sharia law to venerate tombs sites or worship at graves.

    Just because UNESCO designated them as a heritage site means nothing to a true muslim....... :cool:
     
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