Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
USA, Italy Back Military Intervention in Mali
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
erm67
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 130
Location: somewhere in Berlusconia.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: USA, Italy Back Military Intervention in Mali Reply with quote

Oh yes, a new war that is what we needed now .....
tfa wrote:
USA, Italy Back Military Intervention in Mali

Washington, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Italy and the administration of Barack Obama will back France's intervention in Mali, while the United States will not send ground forces, the press reported today.

The United States already provides intel to French troops and will briefly send transport aircraft to move troops and logistic materiel and provide aerial refuelling for French combat aircraft managing the zone.

The Pentagon is analyzing how far U.S. support can go in the French intervention without violating U.S. regulations or undermining the objectives of Washington's policy in this region.

Military support to Mali is prohibited by U.S. legislation ever since the current government took power through a coup, noted the Washington Post today.

On the other hand, the Italian government is providing logistic support to French troops taking part in the military operation in Mali, Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said today. In Rome's case, the support is similar to that of European nations such as that of Spain, which backs Paris' action without involving military units, while the United Kingdom has put transport planes at France's disposal.

Six days after the beginning of the French military intervention in Mali, authorities are imposing restrictions on the media and the scarce pictures published so far show very little of what has happened in the battlefield.

So far the footage and pictures show "nothing but calm and serenity," according to Le Monde, which notes that journalists have not been able to leave Bamako and are only photographing the landing of planes, the disembarkation of troops and the training of soldiers.

Laurent Gervereau, President of the Institute of Images and editor of Decryptimages website, recalls that for propaganda reasons, the media have not been able to cover situations like the one in Mali ever since the Gulf War.

sus/sa/lch/

_________________
Truck!!
A posse ad esse non valet consequentia
Πάντα ῥεῖ
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16102
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bush is looking pretty good right now, ain't he. Of course, no supporter of Obama will ever admit they're wrong.
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1563
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The U.S. was already doing everything mentioned there. NBC news also managed to neglect mentioning that fact, when they told the story tonight, making it look like Americans got taken hostage because the French were over there pissing people off and making trouble (like the U.S. doesn't have a whole Army Headquarters and a bunch of Special Forces in Africa coordinating the efforts to resist al Qaeda -- shhhh... don't tell any Obama Zombies; they think they elected Obama to do the opposite). :roll:
_________________
True Liberals are individualists. Democrats, on the other hand, are authoritarian collectivists.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Muso
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
Posts: 655
Location: The Holy city of Honolulu

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: USA, Italy Back Military Intervention in Mali Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
Oh yes, a new war that is what we needed now .....


QFT

The 20th century welfare state is bankrupting the world, but look over here!!!

Sickening.
_________________
“If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.” ~ T. McKenna
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum