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Obama deploys troops in Africa for another drone base...
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:43:39 AM »

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Re: Obama deploys troops in Africa for another drone base...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 12:31:24 PM »
So, we're now at the same stage as the 1950s, when the US started sending in advisors and supplies to support the French in Vietnam.

This habit of saving the French from their own stupidity, at great cost to ourselves, is becoming extremely tiresome.  Surrender monkeys indeed.

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Re: Obama deploys troops in Africa for another drone base...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 12:34:37 PM »
At least the French are actually kicking butt this time.

They could have won in Indochina, but didn't have a clue how to fight that kind of enemy.  They tried to fight them just like they would any conventional army; and didn't realize the mistake until it was too late.
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Re: Obama deploys troops in Africa for another drone base...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 12:40:10 PM »
At least the French are actually kicking butt this time.

They could have won in Indochina, but didn't have a clue how to fight that kind of enemy.  They tried to fight them just like they would any conventional army; and didn't realize the mistake until it was too late.

The French initially succeeded in pacifying Indochina as well.


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