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France Poised to Join Military Fight Against Al-Qaida-Linked Rebels in Mali

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France is poised to join military action against al-Qaida-linked Islamists in the African state of Mali, President Francois Hollande said Friday

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. (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:21 pm
This is a rare up front tactic from the French. Is it because they know Obama has also committed troops to Mali?

Roger Garin-michaud (154)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:24 pm
nope, France is going alone because it is an ex French colony

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Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:00 am

donnaa d. (14)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:46 am

John Gregoire (293)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:57 am
About time the French live up to their international responsibilities.

Stan B. (124)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:05 pm
Allez la France!!

Winn Adams (203)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:19 pm

Julie F. (68)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:42 pm

Julie F. (68)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:43 pm

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:13 pm
Not worried. Every military on the planet(I am previous military) knows France is just about the worst there is. They are especially notorious for actually fleeing the battlefield leaving their allies (U.S. and Brittain) to stand and do the fighting. Then take the glory for participating in a successful win. Any U.S. (older) or British (older) soldier will tell you this is true.

I heard this as well where I worked. It was a NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization-involves all European allies of the U.S)military base secured by Marines.

All officers from primarily the U.K. and Germany, some darker skinned officers whose nationality I did not know and a few other uniforms I didn't recognize.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:16 pm
Actually, come to think of it France IS one of our allies-ughhh.

Khadija O (3)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:19 am
Thanks, let's watch this space.

Patricia Martin (19)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:41 am
It's way overdue, but hopefully it will help. Islam is marching fundamentally unstopped, like the Nazis in WWII. A few courageous ones will try to do the right thing by standing up for the non-Muslims, but I'm afraid that France is for stepping out of the way and waving a white flag when the going gets tough.

Maybe as their seeing the deleterious effects of the Islamization of their own country, maybe France is finally finding its own cajones.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:50 am
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