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2013-01-12 Africa North
France Launches Airstrikes in Mali to Support Government
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top
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#1 Unlikely the aircraft are based in metro France.
So they're based in the neighborhood. That means the French either had a logistics arrangement and pre-positioned supplies someplace around there, or they could put one together most PDQ and with the full cooperation of the government in question, whichever one that was.
So, either the French have a butt-kicking, speed-of-light planning staff and the loggy stuff ready to go, or it was all done in good time with something like this anticipated.
I would really, really like to know why, if it's the latter case, they figured they needed to be ready like this.
If it's the first case, I need to start drinking again.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-01-12 07:48||   2013-01-12 07:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Just a guess mind you, but my money is on Chad being their Point of Origin. The French are very feisty about the goings on in that neighborhood.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-12 08:28||   2013-01-12 08:28|| Front Page Top

#3 There are small units of French troops in most of their former colonies.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-12 11:33||   2013-01-12 11:33|| Front Page Top

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