The French army is doing something positive
French airstrikes overnight in Mali drove back Islamist rebels from a key city and destroyed a militant command center, the French defense minister said Saturday, as West African nations authorized the immediate deployment of troops to the country.
The al-Qaida-linked militants, who have carved out their own territory in the lawless desert region of northern Mali over the past nine months, recently pressed closer to a major base of the Malian army, dramatically raising the stakes in the battle for the vast West African nation.
"The threat is a terrorist state at the doorstep of France and Europe," said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Now that's spot on! If the al Qaeda is allowed to set up a jihad dictatorship in Mali, it could definitely be a danger for Europe as well. That's why the French military is doing the right thing to smash the al Qaeda terrorists operating in northern Mali.
Labels: Africa, Europe, France, islam, jihad, terrorism, war on terror