Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by TKDRL
It's because of that mess in Mali, that's my opinion.
Mali isn't next to the shores of Africa, there's zero reasons to train for that kind of environment if you're heading to that country, it's not
like the US military trains only in one location, they move around to be ready to fight wherever the battlefield is.
And no, France didn't came to Mali just to make waves they were asked by the Malian government to help them fight the radical muslims in the area
that tended to get too much power, they don't plan to stay for months.
Once the rebels are pushed out of the country (and from the news these last days it won't take long) they'll send 500 trainers to get the Malian
army up to date and leave, they never planned a long term stay and were very clear about their expectations.
And the lovely French are involved this time......what's French for "idiots" ?
From you previous messages and considering that "idiot" is already a French word I'd say that "timetothink" would make a good synonym.