First Hollande says no intervention. Then, airstrikes only. Then, ground troops, tanks and "we'll" stay as long as it takes". Dien Bien Phu anyone? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad a western power is willing to help stem the tide. I'm just a bit confused that it would be France. After all, they have welcomed the largest Muslim population in Europe and bend over backwards to make the rules amenable to their culture and religion. My intention here is NOT to insult Muslims but to point out that when Islam and other religions meet, it's often a clash rather than an embrace. So why France? Hollande strikes me as a typical politician and seemed risk averse until now. Big jump with no parachute - I wish him well.
Edited by and then, 16 January 2013 - 07:41 AM.