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(Fox News)   The United States is preparing to send troops to a third-world nation in order to support the French army. Nothing like this has ever ended badly before in the history of ever   (foxnews.com) divider line 231
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2013-01-14 09:22:55 PM
Trust the French.
 
2013-01-14 09:23:14 PM
Let's try that again without the automated link:

There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on (pauses) shame on you. Fool me (pauses) You can't get fooled again. -- President Bush

I guess this is Obama's Vietnam. (Runs for Canada. Oh, wait, I'm already in Canada.)
 
2013-01-14 09:23:34 PM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....

The New World actually had a higher standard of living than the Old World @ that point in time.

//Also, at least it isn't Asia.  Getting involved in another land war there should be grounds for involuntary commitment.


chrisabraham.com

/agrees
 
2013-01-14 09:24:02 PM

plewis: Jesus that article. Any chance to get a soundbite of any half credible source shiatting on Obama into the discourse, I guess.

As for Aid to Mali, we did kinda break that country by forcing all the shiat out of Libya. It's like Jihadist whack-a-mole over there.


For a better article Google mali french military and check the BBC article.
 
2013-01-14 09:24:34 PM

GAT_00: I would think Subby would be happy since this is going after Al-Queda.

The U.S. is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.


Oh yeah, that's some real close involvement there.


That is how our involvement in Nam started.

"In November 1951, the US provided the French with an initial supply of 20 C-27s which would build to 116 by war's end in 1954. USAF crews delivered the aircraft, usually flying them in to Nha Trang, Vietnam from Clark AB, Philippines. These would be for tactical airlift. But France lacked the pilots and maintenance crews.

Since the French were short on pilots, the US turned to CAT, which by 1952, was owned by the CIA lock, stock and barrel. CAT pilots began flying a heavy schedule of transport missions for the French. These were combat missions flown by American civilians in every sense of the word. They routinely flew into combat zones, dropped supplies to the French, and dropped French paratroopers. They took their share of hostile fire.

The French also lacked the strategic airlift needed to get their troops form France to Vietnam. In April, the USAF's 62nd Troop Carrier Wing (TCW) flew French forces from France to Indochina aboard C-124 Globemaster IIs."

Link
 
2013-01-14 09:27:03 PM
The French are perfectly capable of surrendering on their own.
 
2013-01-14 09:27:09 PM
Is this a scandal yet?

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-14 09:28:54 PM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....

The New World actually had a higher standard of living than the Old World @ that point in time.

//Also, at least it isn't Asia.  Getting involved in another land war there should be grounds for involuntary commitment.


FARKING THIS.

/Getting involved in  any war anywhere should be grounds for involuntary commitment if I had my way...
//Money does not grow on farking trees.
 
2013-01-14 09:31:11 PM

WTF Indeed: Considering the forces the US trained and armed jumped over to the rebel forces this is more Afghanistan wrapped in Vietnam.


Not that I doubt it, but you got a citation for that?
 
2013-01-14 09:32:18 PM
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Ooh, double whammy! (Heart of Darkness was actually set in the Congo {ie Mali}, but got moved to Vietnam for the movie based on it: Apocalypse Now)
 
2013-01-14 09:32:34 PM
He will win who has the military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. - Sun Tzu
 
2013-01-14 09:34:14 PM

PsiChick: /Getting involved in any war anywhere should be grounds for involuntary commitment if I had my way...
//Money does not grow on farking trees.



Unless we're talking about social spending.
 
2013-01-14 09:35:52 PM
Less than 500 troops on the ground? I won't be surprised if we spend half a billion on this skirmish.
 
2013-01-14 09:36:17 PM

theknuckler_33: Not that I doubt it, but you got a citation for that?


Link
 
2013-01-14 09:36:27 PM

g4lt: [smhttp.13422.nexcesscdn.net image 201x300]

Ooh, double whammy! (Heart of Darkness was actually set in the Congo {ie Mali}, but got moved to Vietnam for the movie based on it: Apocalypse Now)


Mali is far from the congo
 
2013-01-14 09:37:19 PM

PsiChick: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....

The New World actually had a higher standard of living than the Old World @ that point in time.

//Also, at least it isn't Asia.  Getting involved in another land war there should be grounds for involuntary commitment.

FARKING THIS.

/Getting involved in  any war anywhere should be grounds for involuntary commitment if I had my way...
//Money does not grow on farking trees.


But the progressives have been chanting how government is not a profit making orgnaizaton and debt/eficit do not really matter-Which really makes it hard to justify raising taxes like they want to.

I see a repeat of the1990s shrinking dfense budgets in search of a "peace dividend" while our military was deployed more than ever because ther really was no peace.
 
2013-01-14 09:38:02 PM

g4lt: (Heart of Darkness was actually set in the Congo {ie Mali},


The Congo is NOWHERE NEAR Mali. Even using the whole damn river basin as your definition, it only goes as far north as Cameroon and Central African Republic and you're still two countries away from Mali.
 
2013-01-14 09:38:52 PM

FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....


wasn't practically everything a 3rd world country back then?
 
2013-01-14 09:39:26 PM

Lionel Mandrake: g4lt: [smhttp.13422.nexcesscdn.net image 201x300]

Ooh, double whammy! (Heart of Darkness was actually set in the Congo {ie Mali}, but got moved to Vietnam for the movie based on it: Apocalypse Now)

Mali is far from the congo


closer'n Vietnam is, didn't stop Coppola...
 
2013-01-14 09:39:33 PM
If W did it, the Fark commies would be calling for his head.
You can all eat shiat and die now.
 
2013-01-14 09:40:29 PM
On the phone app, haven't been able to read any articles - have the French said who they sent? Paras? Legion?
 
2013-01-14 09:41:06 PM

jehovahs witness protection: If W did it, the Fark commies would be calling for his head.
You can all eat shiat and die now.


Awww, someone is upset that the black guy has killed more terrorists than W ever did.
 
2013-01-14 09:42:52 PM

g4lt: [smhttp.13422.nexcesscdn.net image 201x300]

Ooh, double whammy! (Heart of Darkness was actually set in the Congo {ie Mali}, but got moved to Vietnam for the movie based on it: Apocalypse Now)


At what point should we sell the house, sell the kids, and never come back?
 
2013-01-14 09:43:25 PM
Vietnam was the only time we've been involved in French business in the third world?

Rwanda bet?

/not Romneytasticmitter
 
2013-01-14 09:43:56 PM

david_gaithersburg: We killed tend tens of thousands of Libyans, which sent most of its arms streaming into Mali. Now we must kill the people of Mali!


At least fence the place in and toss the keys.
 
2013-01-14 09:44:51 PM
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Just Saying.....
 
2013-01-14 09:45:17 PM

hasty ambush: PsiChick: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....

The New World actually had a higher standard of living than the Old World @ that point in time.

//Also, at least it isn't Asia.  Getting involved in another land war there should be grounds for involuntary commitment.

FARKING THIS.

/Getting involved in  any war anywhere should be grounds for involuntary commitment if I had my way...
//Money does not grow on farking trees.

But the progressives have been chanting how government is not a profit making orgnaizaton and debt/eficit do not really matter-Which really makes it hard to justify raising taxes like they want to.

I see a repeat of the1990s shrinking dfense budgets in search of a "peace dividend" while our military was deployed more than ever because ther really was no peace.


Um, I don't know what the progressives in your  head say, but out here in reality it's more 'why the fark are we spending this much on the military when we have rampant poverty and homelessness in our country, and why is some jackass on TV comparing the economics of a megacorporation to a nation?'.

BigNumber12: PsiChick: /Getting involved in any war anywhere should be grounds for involuntary commitment if I had my way...
//Money does not grow on farking trees.


Unless we're talking about social spending.


You've seen some of our defense budget, right? Spent on things like a parking lot full of tanks the Army actually said they don't want and nuclear weapons we do not need in the slightest? Money doesn't have to grow on trees. We just need to stop trying to overfund the military.
 
2013-01-14 09:45:24 PM
I don't care, so long as we don't put boots on the ground. Fark that. Let the French handle it, North Africa's supposed to be in their "sphere" isn't it?
 
2013-01-14 09:45:54 PM

legion_of_doo: Vietnam was the only time we've been involved in French business in the third world?

Rwanda bet?

/not Romneytasticmitter


you were just angoling for a shot at that pun, weren't you?
 
2013-01-14 09:46:47 PM
So, we're going to take our exhausted military and send them to yet another place to fight.

Let the French fight their own war, we have our own to deal with.
 
2013-01-14 09:47:56 PM
Send these guys, they took out a Panther with a Ma Deuce!

www.bigredhair.com
 
2013-01-14 09:48:22 PM
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/Things are going great
//And they're only getting better.
 
2013-01-14 09:49:56 PM
Heck, we flew US aircraft into a sovereign country this weekend to support French specials forces in a gunfight.......and it wasn't Mali.

We supported the French failed hostage recovery that ended in the hostage getting dead....and two of the french special forces.

The WhiteHouse had no problem with this. Sending planes to help support FRENCH special operations on the ground. Against the rules of the soveriegn nation

Hmmmm. that concept sounds so familiar??? When recently would it have been handy for the US to do that ????? Support special ops team under fire ???

Damm, can't think of it
 
2013-01-14 09:51:11 PM

miss diminutive: Can't they just send Cajuns and kill two birds with one stone?


But who would make our gumbo?
 
2013-01-14 09:51:55 PM

FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....


How is it possible for the USA to be third world, regardless of how poor or rich ?

All US + NATO countries == First world
All Warsaw and Soviet/Russian == Second world
All Non Aligned == Third world

Switzerland was third world throughout, at least officially.
 
2013-01-14 09:53:06 PM

kvinesknows: miss diminutive: Can't they just send Cajuns and kill two birds with one stone?How about we send Canadian Indians?


But who would harvest our maple syrup?
 
2013-01-14 09:55:17 PM
Listen up people: We've always been at war with West Africa.
 
2013-01-14 09:57:25 PM
1. The French were long gone from Indochina when the Americans showed up in South Vietnam.
2. WTF is Barry sending troops/planes to Mali when his chimp Panetta is getting ready to make massive cuts to the defense budget?
3. Yeah, yeah al Qaeda :-P
 
2013-01-14 09:57:26 PM
oh hell, if it weren't for the French navy the American terrorists would have lost their little anti-government uprising against the Crown.

Remember, kids, the French are the reason you don't speak English today. So thank them!
 
2013-01-14 10:01:50 PM
The curent situation in Mali with the Islamist forces is in large part blowback from Libya. So much for that intervention. And the Islamist/Al Qaeda threat is just an excuse to intervene in Mali and West Africa. It's really all about natural resources. France relies greatly upon nuclear power and French companies operate uranium mines in Mali and Niger. They can't risk losing control of these deposit. Another major benefactor of this intervention will be China who has invested $billions in this region in order to gain access to the resources. But just like Afghanistan the American public will have their fears of terrorism stoked in order to accede to the desires of imperialistic gain.
 
2013-01-14 10:04:36 PM

ShannonKW: GAT_00: I would think Subby would be happy since this is going after Al-Queda. Communists

That would make Vietnam cool retrospectively. After all, opposing the Commies in Vietnam was as vital to national security as opposing Al Qaida in Outer Absurdia is today. We all know what would have become of our freedoms had the Reds taken over in 'Nam. And, of course, we can be sure that our government today is being as honest with the nation every time they cry "Al Qaida!" in order to justify intervention as they were 50 years ago when the cry was "Communists!"


HEY - You stop trying to confuse people with your 'facts' right now!
 
2013-01-14 10:05:24 PM

Kanemano: we're sending troops to Timbuktu and back


Me and Tim are going campin in a pop up tent.
 
2013-01-14 10:09:05 PM

bmeade73: Just Saying.....


Maybe actually google it and have a read...
 
2013-01-14 10:11:25 PM

ShannonKW: GAT_00: I would think Subby would be happy since this is going after Al-Queda. Communists

That would make Vietnam cool retrospectively. After all, opposing the Commies in Vietnam was as vital to national security as opposing Al Qaida in Outer Absurdia is today. We all know what would have become of our freedoms had the Reds taken over in 'Nam. And, of course, we can be sure that our government today is being as honest with the nation every time they cry "Al Qaida!" in order to justify intervention as they were 50 years ago when the cry was "Communists!"


I think there's a difference between The Taliban: Redux and a bunch of commies trying to change the economic and political leadership of their country. That difference being that the former is an atrocity in itself and the latter is just unfortunate.
 
2013-01-14 10:11:44 PM
The more you play with a tar baby....
 
rka
2013-01-14 10:13:17 PM

FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....


If we were sending troops to France you'd have a point.
If we hadn't already assisted France in multiple other wars, you'd have a point.

Besides, it was the French king and aristocracy that helped the American colonists. They lost their heads for the trouble a few years later. The US may have had a continuous form of government since the late 1700's and you could point to some lingering legacy and continuity but the French certainly have not.
 
2013-01-14 10:17:45 PM

pstudent12: FlashHarry: well, to be fair, the french sent troops to help liberate what was a third world country from the british about 240 years ago....

How is it possible for the USA to be third world, regardless of how poor or rich ?

All US + NATO countries == First world


NATO didn't have the same influence 240 years ago.
 
2013-01-14 10:18:42 PM
Our Peace Prize winning president can beat up your Peace Prize winning president!
 
2013-01-14 10:21:37 PM
I doubt the Bamako hookers are as good as those in Saigon.
 
2013-01-14 10:24:46 PM

rogue49: Hey, at least it's someplace new.
We Americans need another geography lesson.


I'm willing to wager a can of Duff Beer that the average Homer is still unable to locate either Afghanistan or Iraq on a world map. Or spell them correctly.
 
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