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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:07 AM

 

U.S. Prepares Support for French Military Intervention in Mali

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Source: IPS-News

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 2013 (IPS) - U.S. Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has applauded France’s surprise airstrikes on Islamist rebels in northern Mali that began late last week and continued over the weekend.

Panetta added that the U.S. government is readying plans for assistance in the ongoing operations, which scholars and human rights workers worry could continue for an extended period.

“I commend France for taking the steps that it has, and we have promised…to provide whatever assistance we can to try to help them in that effort,” Panetta told reporters on Monday.

“We have a responsibility to make sure that Al Qaeda does not establish a base for operations in North Africa and Mali,” he continued. “The effort is to try to do what is necessary to halt advances and to try to secure some of the key cities in Mali.”

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Response to JReed (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:12 AM

1. Duplicate LBN from 16 hours ago

Hence yesterdays date on your link.

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Response to JReed (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:20 AM

2. Pathetic

The warmongers are possibly about to lose their nice expensive war in Afghanistan...so let's go continue to play whack-a-mole in Mali, with the French...
The Islamists are there because they were used to push the Touareg out of their own land. Typical scenario, reminiscent of the mujahadeen in Afghanistan. Just as it was in Iraq, "Al Qaeda" was never there until the French and the Bamako government starting messing with some of the indigenous people (probably there is some oil somewhere).

Let's give up Social Security and Medicare, so we can pay for thousands of drones, send troops, some highly paid contractors, and let's go kill people!

Those who create fear will live in fear...it's an endless vicious circle. The US has lost its moral fiber, and is just now patrolling the world in a paranoid fit.
Obama has a chance to change this in his second term, but with John Brennan at the CIA, it looks like we should not hold our collective peace loving breaths

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Response to JReed (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:53 PM

3. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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