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Posted by Fred 2013-02-03 00:00||
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File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa
#1 From what I can tell, the French have wisely used an economy of force approach to accomplish well established, achievable goals and objectives. They have selected specific targets and partnered with host nation forces to move on an axis of advance to successfully engage each target and kill as many of the enemy as possible. Their intelligence effort appears to be focused to support the maneuver commander in a logical, sequential manner, which will lead to the defeat of the enemy, eventual victory, and deployment home.
I doubt the French will get bogged down in some costly and meaningless, civil-military extended peace keeping mission or police action which attempts to train host nation forces, build schools, and establish western governance. I doubt their intelligence effort will be fragmented into a provincial structure of FBI style [ten or one hundred most wanted] quasi warranted searches feeding a dozen different customers [some military - some not], each refusing to share information.
I suspect the French will reject the strategy of 100 little "hearts and minds" wars in favour of a speedy conflict focused on the killing and defeat of as many of the enemy as possible and victory.
I commend the French and wish them much success.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 07:08||
#2 ^^^^^^ That.
Drop in, kick ass, scare the hell out of everyone and leave before they see you are human.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-03 08:52||
#3 More vid, which you won't get from the lame stream media [aka Donk Ministry of Truth].
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-03 11:49||
#4 Merci beaucoup P2k. Airborne! :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-03 12:10||
#5 As per the MSM-NET, looks like French forces will be in Mali through 2013, i.e. at least most or all of this year.
Unless the Mali + Euro-Jihadis start a fracas back in Metropolitan France.
* WAFF > MUTINY IN THE FRENCH ARMY? |[Voltairenet] HOLLANDE [+ predecessor Sarkozy] IS AFRAID OF HIS ARMIES.
ARTIC = many in French military believe that, since 2008, both Hollande + Sarkozy had diverted the French Armed Forces to serve PRIVATE, FOREIGN, OR US-ISRAELI INTERESTS + AGENDUMS, NOT FRENCH.
Lets all give a hearty welcome to FRANCE + FRENCH MILITARY to anti-Sovereign, anti-Nationalist, anti-Constitutional OWG "Globalism"???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-03 22:40||