Saturday, January 26, 2013

Not messengers of death

France has insisted that its intervention is a “war against terrorism” and not a return to its post-colonial habit of intervening in its former African territories, hence the sensitivity about the soldier wearing the bandana.

Alright, I believe the French soldier above was just being politically incorrect, however in the same article we learn;

Earlier this week, however, the French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, implied that French ground forces would also be involved in the drive to recapture “every square kilometre” of Mali.

No, it can't be that the French might want to hedge their bets against a collapse of the European Union by reacquiring former colonies!

'We are not messengers of death in Mali'

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