Here is an Al Jazeera news video. The French have retaken Timbuktu in Mali from rebel jihadists.
The 3000 odd French troops have conducted a lightning campaign across a country which is about 500,000 sq. miles in size (24th largest country in the world) and is larger than Egypt.
And here is the interesting point - over the past two weeks the French have not lost even one soldier and neither has any French soldier been injured in the fighting. (A sole 41 year old French helicopter pilot was killed by rifle fire before the main assault began). This goes to show the superb training of the French especially the French Foreign Legion and the 2nd Marine Regiment who were on the front lines.
It also goes to show the total ineptitude and stupidity of these so called jihadis. Their jihad is only succesful when it is carried out against women, children, unarmed civilians and old men. That is where their bravery in jihad really comes from.
When faced with properly trained troops, the jihadis become the cowards which all of them really are. I have noticed that cowardice and the jihadis seem to go hand in hand. Before this circa 2000 the PAS used to taunt the UMNO boys that they were not willing to embark on jihad (in Palestine).
At that time I was working for Tokpa who was Ketua Penerangan UMNO. So one day we prepared a Press statement that the PAS leaders should set the example themselves by going to jihad in Palestine (the issue that was current at that time). It immediately shut them up. None of them spoke about going for jihad in Palestine anymore.
I have a suggestion. Why not the PAS supporters get together and collect money for a Tabung Jihad Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq etc and send as many PAS leaders and supporters as possible away to jihad in those countries. Lets see how many of them will volunteer. Do you think any of these perut buncits, muka melekit-lekit will volunteer to go for jihad anywhere? Are they prepared to leave behind their bini muda, second wife and third wife to go on jihad? I dont think so. They are not even prepared to leave their bini tua.
This is the real situation with these jihadi monkeys who have been torturing women, children and civilians in Mali. They are deviants and they have wandered far away from Islam. There is no return for them.