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2013-01-17 Europe
EU set to back French war in Mali
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-17 05:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [244 views ]  Top

#1 This will not end well.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-01-17 09:29||   2013-01-17 09:29|| Front Page Top

#2 Hasn't ended since 1529, only a few periodic slap downs and strategic pauses. The dog must be put down, but no one wants the job.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-17 09:50||   2013-01-17 09:50|| Front Page Top

#3 EU authorizes military training mission for Mali
The European Union on Thursday authorized sending a military training mission to Mali to help the African nation fend off the Islamist rebels that have taken over a broad swath of territory.

The EU said the mission would provide instruction to the Malian army on matters of command and control, logistics, civilian protection and humanitarian law. It would not involve combat.

Although dispatching the training team will require another decision by European leaders, the move Thursday was aimed at bolstering support for the Malian government and came days after major EU power France launched its own military operation to help its onetime colony.
Posted by tipper 2013-01-17 10:41||   2013-01-17 10:41|| Front Page Top

#4 The Malians are going to need a little less training and a little more firepower.
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-17 11:27||   2013-01-17 11:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Be sure to announce all your operations in advance, guys. Because that's worked out so well up to now.
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-01-17 11:31||   2013-01-17 11:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Why am I humming Roland, the Headless Thompson Gunner?
Posted by M. Murcek 2013-01-17 11:37||   2013-01-17 11:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Interactive Map

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Posted by Besoekerr 2013-01-17 11:39||   2013-01-17 11:39|| Front Page Top

#8 Map and data at #7 updated daily.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-17 11:42||   2013-01-17 11:42|| Front Page Top

#9 Is it too soon to say...quagmire?
Posted by Herman Elmolet7160 2013-01-17 12:37||   2013-01-17 12:37|| Front Page Top

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