French Foreign Minister: Other European Countries To Send Troops To CAR

Credit: ReasonCredit: ReasonFrench Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said that troops from other European nations will be taking part in the intervention in the Central African Republic. During a radio interview last Sunday, Fabius said that logistical support for the U.N.-backed mission was already being supplied by Poland, the U.K., Germany, Spain, and Belgium. The U.S. has also provided support, having flown troops from Burundi to the Central African Republic.

From France 24:

Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, announced on Tuesday that other European countries would deploy ground troops to the violence-hit Central African Republic, without identifying them.

"We will soon have troops on the ground provided by our European colleagues," he told the lower house of the French National Assembly, days after he decided to seek help from the rest of Europe with its former colony, where France has deployed a 1,600-strong force to quell brutal sectarian violence.

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  • UnCivilServant||

    No comments in fifteen minutes?

    I don't think this rated elevation from 24/7 to H&R.

  • db||

    Someday an African country is going to get its shit together well enough to tell Europeans to fuck off and be able to back it up with force.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    You know you wrote the modern history of Ethiopia in one sentence.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Europeans in Africa

    What could go wrong?

  • Paul.||

    Without Europeans in Africa, we wouldn't have Breaker Morant.

  • Hugh Akston||

    That was the movie with Keanu and Patrick Swayze, right?

  • Paul.||

    Yeah, the one where he fires the gun into the air and goes "Aaaarrrrr!"

  • PD Scott||

    "Monsieur, you can bomb my CAR."

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Here in my CAR
    I know I've started to think
    About leaving this fight
    Yeah, I just might
    Leave CAR


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