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2013-02-08 Africa North
Mali war costs debt-laden France 70 million euros
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [231 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 that's a lot of euro's ... for a country that's bankrupt and in denial about it :-) Maybe they should turn the Follies Bergere into a worldwide franchise. Just sayin' :-)
Posted by Raider 2013-02-08 00:29||   2013-02-08 00:29|| Front Page Top

#2 France is no more broke than we are. They just have to raise the debt ceiling and get Brussels to print more Euros.

I know that the EU is different, but in the end it doesn't stop them from spending what they don't have.
Posted by AlanC 2013-02-08 07:54||   2013-02-08 07:54|| Front Page Top

#3 They have no choice. A simple matter of economics. If their uranium mines in North Africa fall to AQ, their domestic electricity is terminated.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-08 07:56||   2013-02-08 07:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-02-08 11:38||   2013-02-08 11:38|| Front Page Top

#5 Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.
Yes Ebbang Uluque6305 and sometimes you spend money and get nothing.
France'paid $17 million' ransom for Mali hostages
Paris paid a ransom in 2010 of some 17 million dollars to free four French hostages - who are still being held by al Qaeda-linked militants, probably in northern Mali, according to a former US ambassador to Mali.
Posted by tipper 2013-02-08 14:19||   2013-02-08 14:19|| Front Page Top

#6 70 million euros? Considering there are only a few hundred millionaires in the world, that's a lot of money.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-08 16:29||   2013-02-08 16:29|| Front Page Top

#7 :)
American (real millions) ZF. Keep your commas to yourself.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-08 16:31||   2013-02-08 16:31|| Front Page Top

#8 Chickenfeed. Really. The cost of one Eurofighter Typhoon
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-08 18:31||   2013-02-08 18:31|| Front Page Top

#9 In Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, Dr. Evil wakes up after decades of suspended animation, at the beginning of which $25 bought an ounce of gold. Naturally, he comes up with a new money-making scheme that involves threatening The World:

Dr. Evil: Shit. Oh hell, let's just do what we always do. Hijack some nuclear weapons and hold the world hostage. Yeah? Good! Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that a breakaway Russian Republic called Kreplachistan will be transferring a nuclear warhead to the United Nations in a few days. Here's the plan. We get the warhead and we hold the world ransom for... ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

Number Two: Don't you think we should ask for *more* than a million dollars? A million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days. Virtucon alone makes over 9 billion dollars a year!

Dr. Evil: Really? That's a lot of money.
[pause]

Dr. Evil: Okay then, we hold the world ransom for...

Dr. Evil: One... Hundred... BILLION DOLLARS!
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-08 22:09||   2013-02-08 22:09|| Front Page Top

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