France, Africa seeks support for regional Mali force




 
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France, Africa seeks support for regional Mali force
 
January 20th, 2013  
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France, Africa seeks support for regional Mali force
ABIDJAN/NIONO, Mali (Reuters) - France and West African leaders called on Saturday on other world powers to commit money and logistical support for African armies readying their troops to join French soldiers already battling al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali. The appeal came as African leaders met in Ivory Coast to hammer out details of a regional mission that is due to take over from French forces but is dispatching soldiers while still short of financing, planning and even ammunition. ...




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January 21st, 2013  
BritinBritain
 
 
What's the odds Britain and the US get dragged in?
January 21st, 2013  
84RFK
 
 
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What's the odds Britain and the US get dragged in?
Pretty high I suppose, the politicians here are talking about Norwegian contribution to the effort, and that surely wouldn't be possible in a pure French operation.
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France, Africa seeks support for regional Mali force
January 21st, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
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What's the odds Britain and the US get dragged in?
The exact same thought crossed my mind when Dave (S)cameron said today that Mali was a "large and existential terrorist threat" and "the UK and other countries must act to deny terrorists a safe haven wherever they seek it".

I have a feeling this is just the start of things to come in North Africa. Hopefully we don't get involved and I'm proved wrong.
January 22nd, 2013  
BritinBritain
 
 
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The exact same thought crossed my mind when Dave (S)cameron said today that Mali was a "large and existential terrorist threat" and "the UK and other countries must act to deny terrorists a safe haven wherever they seek it".
And still the prick expects British forces to fight around the world even after reducing their size to a dangerous level. Politicians might be highly educated, but they have got the common sense of a chocolate frog. As a friend of mine put it, "Highly educated idiots."

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I have a feeling this is just the start of things to come in North Africa. Hopefully we don't get involved and I'm proved wrong.
Its not just North Africa, I know for a fact that British forces are very active in Botswana, its also been said that Al Qaeda are operating training camps in South Africa with full knowledge of the ANC.
January 22nd, 2013  
84RFK
 
 
Reducing defense budgets to a dangerous level...wonder where I've heard that one before.

As our PM stood on TV talking about sending Norwegian fighters to support the operations in Afghanistan, the ground crew on an airbase nearby started wondering wether they should send one fighter, or both.
January 22nd, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Another 5000 redundancies announced today.

The plan is to reduce the size of the British armed forces from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2017 or so.
January 22nd, 2013  
BritinBritain
 
 
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Another 5000 redundancies announced today.

The plan is to reduce the size of the British armed forces from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2017 or so.
Its absolute insanity. There were more troops picked off the beaches at Dunkirk then serving men and women.
January 22nd, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
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Its absolute insanity. There were more troops picked off the beaches at Dunkirk then serving men and women.
Agreed!

They are literally sacking them all on the spot. (forced redundancy).

Sad to say, but I'm glad I jumped when I did.
 


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