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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial][*******#666666]PARIS | Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:56pm EST[/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial](*******) - France has deployed soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic to secure its embassy in the capital Bangui, after protesters threw stones at the embassy and some managed to enter the compound, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.

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    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]BANGUI[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial] — Hundreds of people protested outside the French Embassy in Central African Republic on Wednesday, throwing stones at the bulding and tearing down the French flag in anger at a rebel advance in the north of the country.

    Some protestors accused France of backing the rebels while others demanded French forces in the country help the army fight off the rebel push, a ******* reporter at the scene said.

    A smaller group of protestors, mainly youths linked to the ruling party, gathered outside the U.S. Embassy while cars carrying white passengers were stoned, the reporter said.

    [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.voanews.com/content/*******-anti-rebel-protesters-attack-french-embassy-in-car/1572444.html

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    Dear Obama: This is how you are supposed to respond to threats to poorly secured embassies in unstable countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [WDW]Megaraptor View Post
    Dear Obama: This is how you are supposed to respond to threats to poorly secured embassies in unstable countries.
    To be honest, those troops were not far away. Nice to see how Hollande really improved understanding between Africans and the former metropole by dismissing Sarkozy's Dakar speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telmar View Post
    To be honest, those troops were not far away. Nice to see how Hollande really improved understanding between Africans and the former metropole by dismissing Sarkozy's Dakar speech.
    "Africans" consider Hollande as an useful idiot. Luckily French diplomacy is still professional and Hollande follows its advice since he has no grasp over international affairs (or domestic ones btw).

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    If I understand it right French troops will do nothing when Seleka will enter Bangui. Because it seems certain that Bozizé is goner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalerab View Post
    If I understand it right French troops will do nothing when Seleka will enter Bangui. Because it seems certain that Bozizé is goner.
    damned if we do (neocolonialist etc ....)

    damned if we don't (we have abandonned them etc ...)

    Defence agreement between France and African countries is pretty often excluding internal problems, so probably yes, FACA would have to settle the things by themselves

    "Africans" consider Hollande as an useful idiot. Luckily French diplomacy is still professional and Hollande follows its advice since he has no grasp over international affairs (or domestic ones btw).
    Stupid statement as always .....Somes don't know how to leave their hard to swallow lost elections at home....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoror View Post
    damned if we do (neocolonialist etc ....)

    damned if we don't (we have abandonned them etc ...)
    my thoughts exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoror View Post
    damned if we do (neocolonialist etc ....)

    damned if we don't (we have abandonned them etc ...)
    Its fun to be French sometimes. When there were talks about France intervening in Mali during MNLA and AD insurgency in north it was neocolonialism. When MNLA and later AD took control of Azawad it was French fault again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalerab View Post
    Its fun to be French sometimes. When there were talks about France intervening in Mali during MNLA and AD insurgency in north it was neocolonialism. When MNLA and later AD took control of Azawad it was French fault again.
    As Mordoror said, whatever happens or does'nt happen is always France's fault: wars, civil wars, peace, rigged elections, transparent elections, corruption, arrests because of corruption...It's all planned at the quai d'Orsay and at the Elysee palace. if only we could run France as we run Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordoror View Post



    Stupid statement as always .....Somes don't know how to leave their hard to swallow lost elections at home....
    Well, you have to admit policy has not changed a bit. Maybe it was already a perfectly normal policy with Sarko

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    Quote Originally Posted by [WDW]Megaraptor View Post
    Dear Obama: This is how you are supposed to respond to threats to poorly secured embassies in unstable countries.
    I agree but there should have been a decent security force to begin with. Its a reaction to a threat wich could potentially have wounded or killed the entire staff before the soldiers had arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banaantjes View Post
    I agree but there should have been a decent security force to begin with. Its a reaction to a threat wich could potentially have wounded or killed the entire staff before the soldiers had arrived.
    You are spot on, remember those Belgian para commando's who were at their embassy pulling security who were up against an African mob and slaughterd because they had nobody to protect their backs?

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    from Marine Times.

    By Lolita C. Baldor - The Associated Press
    Posted : Thursday Dec 27, 2012 21:03:27 EST
    WASHINGTON — The State Department is closing its embassy in the Central African Republic and ordering its diplomatic team to leave as rebels there continue to advance and violence escalates.
    U.S. officials said the U.S. ambassador and about 40 others, including a number of Americans, were flown out of Bangui (bahn-GEE’) on a U.S. Air Force C-40 headed to Kenya. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were unauthorized to discuss the evacuation publicly.
    Rebels have seized at least 10 towns across the sparsely populated north of the impoverished country, and residents in the capital of 600,000 people fear insurgents could attack at any time.
    On Sunday, the State Department issued a warning recommending against travel to the country and authorized non-emergency personnel in Bangui to leave.
    http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.fr/201...ng-africa.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telmar View Post
    Well, you have to admit policy has not changed a bit. Maybe it was already a perfectly normal policy with Sarko
    Bah you know my position, I knew nothing will change too much, i said it a lot of times. The thing is that we are on an international board and some here should learn to keep their franco french drivel for french boards (and i am not talking about you)

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