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Posted by Fred 2013-01-31 00:00||
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File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa
#1 Now back to Gao and Timbuktu for the rinse cycle.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-31 02:51||
#2 Kinda of remains you of the first days of Iraq, doesn't it?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-31 14:04||
#3 Hold the towns and keep them safe, let the jihad's have the desert sands.
Posted by rjschwarz 2013-01-31 14:39||
#4 Kinda of remains you of the first days of Iraq, doesn't it?
Not exactly. There is no established government in this case, and in Iraq, foreign fighters didn't show up until the original oppos had either surrendered, fled, went underground, or died.
If anything, it resembles Pakistan and their northwest territories.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-31 18:54||