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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    Whatever dude, enjoy your ISIS.
    I for one, do not appreciate their shenanigans.
    You understand that we are talking about the Sahel, which France is talking about pulling out of. Libya is not part of the Sahel. If Gaddafi was alive and still in control of Libya, nothing about this story would be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    Islam aint it GREAT
    Are you saying a Christian never killed anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Libya is not actually in the Sahel. I know you think all of Africa is the same place, but there are actually a lot of different places there.
    The Sahel touches Libya's southern border..why are you fixed on if the Maghreb or the Sahel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    If Gaddafi was alive and still in control of Libya, nothing about this story would be different.


    Attacks have spilled from Mali — the epicenter of the conflict, which researchers say
    was ignited by the 2011 collapse of the Libyan government — to its neighbors Burkina Faso and Niger.

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    EUROPE AND THE SAHEL-MAGHREB CRISIS
    https://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/sites...el-maghreb.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    The Sahel touches Libya's southern border..why are you fixed on if the Maghreb or the Sahel?
    Because that is the subject of this thread. The French are talking about pulling out of the Sahel. They have been fighting a war there for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Because that is the subject of this thread. The French are talking about pulling out of the Sahel. They have been fighting a war there for years now.
    France is right to get out. These battles are all local and have nothing to do with international politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Are you saying a Christian never killed anybody?
    Islam has killed, raped, enslaved, and tortured multiples of more people than Christians ever have.

    Despite being 600 years younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Because that is the subject of this thread. The French are talking about pulling out of the Sahel. They have been fighting a war there for years now.
    Libya is MENTIONED in the OP as "regional instability" ( the Bardo museum shooting Tunis/2015 as well)

    You say Libya (Maghreb) doesnt matter - but Libya has weaponized and has been occupied by ISIS-
    so you cant disregard Libya as the cause ( or as Biden called Libya Syria ..ROFL)



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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    France is right to get out. These battles are all local and have nothing to do with international politics.
    It may leak out, much like the Taliban's Afghanistan became a sanctuary for Al Qaeda. A lot of things are possible, but you are more likely to be right, it will not become a problem for us.

    The problem keeps being that France is forced to prop up some very corrupt governments in Africa. That being said, I doubt the people fighting the French would create better governments. Colonization created a real mess in Africa, and it is taking a long time to work it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    Islam has killed, raped, enslaved, and tortured multiples of more people than Christians ever have.
    US killed 1,000,000,000 innocent Iraqis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    France is right to get out. These battles are all local and have nothing to do with international politics.
    lol French national are supposed to be replaced by international forces..
    does that make you less squishy about counter-terrorism in Africa?

    France killed this guy:
    Mr. Marlboro’: The veteran jihadist behind the attack in Algeria
    https://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/world...tar/index.html

    Born in 1972, Belmoktar grew up on the edge of the desert in southern Algeria.

    He traveled to Afghanistan in 1991 in his late teens to fight its then Communist government. He returned to Algeria as a hardened fighter with a new nickname “Belaouar” – the “one-eyed” – after a battlefield injury, and joined forces with the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in its brutal campaign against the Algerian regime and civilians deemed to be its supporters.

    Belmoktar later claimed he met al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden in the Sudan in the mid 1990s.

    According to Jean-Pierre Filiu, a French scholar who has extensively studied AQIM, Belmoktar rose steadily through the ranks to become the GIA commander for the Sahara.

    After a popular backlash against the terrorist group in Algeria, Belmoktar switched allegiance to a spin-off group – the GSPC – in 2000, and continued to operate in the sub-Saharan region.

    The GIA was the forerunner of AQIM, which still counts many Algerians in its leadership. Belmoktar remains associated with this fissiparous group – but is very much his own man.


    To make money, “Belmoktar increasingly engaged in smuggling, earning the popular nickname ‘Mr. Marlboro’ … he also was involved in the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and illegal immigrants,” Jean-Pierre Filiu in a 2010 Carnegie Paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    US killed 1,000,000,000 innocent Iraqis.
    ORLY? I assume you have some proof? Dumbass?

    There were never that many to begin with, cupcake.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,000,000,000

    https://www.worldometers.info/world-...us-population/

    As for what the Bushes did there, I abhor it. I cannot change it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    Libya has weaponized and has been occupied by ISIS
    ISIS is one of the weakest factions in Libya. They do not even control a city anymore. They have turned to terrorism, because they really do not occupy any of Libya anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    ORLY? I assume you have some proof? Dumbass?

    There were never that many to begin with, cupcake.
    As for what the Bushes did there, I abhor it. I cannot change it, though.

    Feel free to post your statistics on the number of dead from the US invasion of Iraq.

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