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2013-01-27 Africa North
French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-27 12:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [2096 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 The Sahara stretches 2,983 miles (4,800 klicks) from the Atlantic to the red sea. Good luck patrolling that border.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-27 12:16||   2013-01-27 12:16|| Front Page Top

#2 How do you say.... "all day sucker" in French ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-27 12:17||   2013-01-27 12:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Good luck finding supplies in the desert, or hiding in the bush.
Posted by gromky 2013-01-27 15:04||   2013-01-27 15:04|| Front Page Top

#4 With IR sensors the desert is not such a great hiding place any longer. Not much background clutter I suspect.
Posted by tipover 2013-01-27 19:53||   2013-01-27 19:53|| Front Page Top

#5 Tipover - only add a minigun to the drone, some lightly armored wheeled vehicles below, and contract police forces to patrol the wastes. I wonder if the French regulars are there just for speed on offense, and to watch the Malian "regulars"?
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2013-01-27 22:03||   2013-01-27 22:03|| Front Page Top

#6 For all the breathless commentary about "arms flowing out of Libya", just what do the "rebels" have? Artillery? Small rockets and tubes? Anything more lethal than RPGs and toyota-mounted automatic weapons?

Is the media confusing quantity with quality?
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2013-01-27 22:06||   2013-01-27 22:06|| Front Page Top

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