posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 01:36 AM
Only the French would sell fighters to a country they had to take behind the wood shack TWICE whilst 'defending a national interest' in Chad. An
action that began and ended with attacks on or by Libyan airpower at Quadi Dhom and with Tu-22 respectively.
Mind you, Operation Manta finished up nearly 20 years ago but it is worth noting that less than ten years ago, the Libyans were still busily putting
the worlds largest WMD facility under-mountain at Tarhuna and it took a firm "NO. Or we'll Nuke your Ass." 'warning' to get them to cease and
Myself, until we had (gaassssp, dirty words alert!) a 'Regime Change'; Libya could mummify in all it's dusty splendor before /ever/ owning another
piece of Western 'Moral Supremacy Through Superior Firepower' military hardware.
I'm sure the approximately 100K dead Chadians who suffered the abuses of a rebel force backed by a professional military would agree with me, if only
they could. You want to see the beginnings of the -regional- problems (Darfur etc.) that plague Sudan and Chad, you start in the 80s with Habre and
Malloum, the Libyans and the bloody French who were too weak to maintain a defacto colonial defense but not to sell Mirage to the regional power that
was threatening to usurp them.
Of course the global public, led along by their leftist media leash holders will politlely overlook something that 'happened so long ago'.
Whodda Thunk It: Half a Billion Years of divergent evolution later and 'Humans and Gold Fish, together again...'.
War is a business of self-generated disaster response.