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#1 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 0905 AM

French troops freed 4 hostages in Burkina Faso.

They suffered loses but saved all the prisoners.

 

Go France! 

 

as usual it was the religion of peace that had taken captives


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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 1233 PM

Its worth relating the RAF had contributed Chinooks to French operations in Africa. I dont know if they were used on this occasion, but its possible.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 1551 PM

2 dead French SF, RIP. I hope they left quite a few dead tangos behind.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 1557 PM

French troops freed 4 hostages in Burkina Faso.

They suffered loses but saved all the prisoners.

 

Go France! 

 

as usual it was the religion of peace that had taken captives

Go France!  Good job!


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 1855 PM

Thank you France! God's mercies on families of the fallen.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 2008 PM

The dead soldiers, God bless them, and their families: The two soldiers killed during the rescue were named as Cédric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello.
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0041 AM

RIP. Let us be thankful there are such men.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0424 AM

My compliments and commiserations to the troops involved


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0447 AM

Two soldiers for four 1. world tourists who can now plan their next trip to an exotic semi-safe contry.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0925 AM

A French minister pointed that fact out that people need to pay attention to travel warnings.

 

I had not realized how many casualties France has had in NA recently.  24 dead in the last five years I think.

 

The Islamists mangled the body of the guide they killed to take the hostages.  Militant Islam is such a lovely force for good in this world...


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 1132 AM

The dead soldiers, God bless them, and their families: The two soldiers killed during the rescue were named as Cédric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello.

 

This.

 

RIP, also.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 1328 PM

A French minister pointed that fact out that people need to pay attention to travel warnings.

 

I had not realized how many casualties France has had in NA recently.  24 dead in the last five years I think.

 

The Islamists mangled the body of the guide they killed to take the hostages.  Militant Islam is such a lovely force for good in this world...

It is not militant Islam, it is political Islam.  


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 1800 PM

My cynical side has me thinking the reason why the French military is still able to operate and do some good in sub-Saharan Africa is that few people around the world know they are there. Doing God's Work™ by stealth, as it were.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1031 AM

 

A French minister pointed that fact out that people need to pay attention to travel warnings.

 

I had not realized how many casualties France has had in NA recently.  24 dead in the last five years I think.

 

The Islamists mangled the body of the guide they killed to take the hostages.  Militant Islam is such a lovely force for good in this world...

It is not militant Islam, it is political Islam.  

 

Wahhabism.


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#15 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1134 AM

whataboutism?


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1842 PM

 

 

A French minister pointed that fact out that people need to pay attention to travel warnings.

 

I had not realized how many casualties France has had in NA recently.  24 dead in the last five years I think.

 

The Islamists mangled the body of the guide they killed to take the hostages.  Militant Islam is such a lovely force for good in this world...

It is not militant Islam, it is political Islam.  

 

Wahhabism.

 

 

Just reading the holy book and following the prophet's example.

 

 

 

whataboutism?

 

Ehrm, no.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 2248 PM

 

 

A French minister pointed that fact out that people need to pay attention to travel warnings.

 

I had not realized how many casualties France has had in NA recently.  24 dead in the last five years I think.

 

The Islamists mangled the body of the guide they killed to take the hostages.  Militant Islam is such a lovely force for good in this world...

It is not militant Islam, it is political Islam.  

 

Wahhabism.

 

The Taliban are Deobanists for the most part which is a offshoot of Whabbism that first taught in the Indian city of Debondi.

 

Seems that one of the more virulent strains have started to take over Mali https://en.wikipedia...i/Islam_in_Mali


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1844 PM

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#19 Murph

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 1924 PM

From Ken E. some comments:

 

https://www.la-croix...5-14-1201021641

 

Is the national ceremony honoring the fallen, including the personal meeting of President Macron with the families, his speech to the nation and the honors conferred on the two fusiliers.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=JEGOnCCcKbY

 

Is the interpretation of Mr Macron's very moving speech as part of the homage.

 

 

It goes without saying that Mr Macron continues to set the standard for civilian heads of state for state ceremonies and honors to the military forces as well as police and fire forces. There is no politicizing or phoney saluting while in civilian clothes going on, such as done by every US president since RR


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 0945 AM

Very impressive, I suspect that the French will go in and exact a high price on the Islamists who did this.  I have to give France this, they don't BS around when they decide to act.


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