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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2012, 04:16:51 »
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2012, 09:22:18 »
The granola cruncher's have to have something to ***** about.  The F-35 screamfest has died down as of late.   ::)
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2012, 09:40:42 »
There was a few good comments there but the majority....wow do Canadians really think like that? Probably never wore an uniform in their lives
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2012, 10:18:31 »
There was a few good comments there but the majority....wow do Canadians really think like that? Probably never wore an uniform in their lives

It's not that they have never worn a uniform, it's that they have been fed a line of BS by those that worship PET as the God of the Left.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2012, 10:20:15 »
It's not that they have never worn a uniform, it's that they have been fed a line of BS by those that worship PET as the God of the Left.

God help us if his Progeny becomes PM.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2012, 10:28:12 »
I read the commints til I got to sick to go on, Do these people really believe it was  PM Harper sent the Troops to Afghanistan?
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2012, 10:43:54 »
I read the commints til I got to sick to go on, Do these people really believe it was  PM Harper sent the Troops to Afghanistan?

Yes they do, despite everyone telling them that it was the Liberals under Chretien who originally sent 3VP to Afghanistan.
The average Canadian is so ill informed on military and international affairs that most should refrain from commenting.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2012, 11:24:56 »
Aren't these the same dough heads that wanted us to return to UN missions?  :facepalm:
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2012, 11:40:59 »
I am, based on some very old and, admittedly, quite limited experience, skeptical about the use of first world troops, especially white first world troops to train black third world soldiers. It seems to me that there are too many cultural, experience and expectation gaps. My observation was, many years decades ago that second world troops (then Indians and Pakistanis) seemed more adept at handing African training than we were.

Maybe we, the US led West, should be managing and funding training programmes for e.g. Mali but we should pay e.g. Indian, Fijian and Malaysian armies to actually conduct the training.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2012, 11:44:13 »
I am, based on some very old and, admittedly, quite limited experience, skeptical about the use of first world troops, especially white first world troops to train black third world soldiers. It seems to me that there are too many cultural, experience and expectation gaps. My observation was, many years decades ago that second world troops (then Indians and Pakistanis) seemed more adept at handing African training than we were.


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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2012, 11:56:27 »
I am, based on some very old and, admittedly, quite limited experience, skeptical about the use of first world troops, especially white first world troops to train black third world soldiers. It seems to me that there are too many cultural, experience and expectation gaps. My observation was, many years decades ago that second world troops (then Indians and Pakistanis) seemed more adept at handing African training than we were.

Maybe we, the US led West, should be managing and funding training programmes for e.g. Mali but we should pay e.g. Indian, Fijian and Malaysian armies to actually conduct the training.
E.R. is speaking from first hand experience, my guess is the Zulu wars?..........
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2012, 13:20:13 »
E.R. is speaking from first hand experience, my guess is the Zulu wars?..........

Let's not get carried away here.....they had fire arms during the Zulu wars..... ::)




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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2012, 13:55:27 »
Aren't these the same dough heads that wanted us to return to UN missions?  :facepalm:

That was my gripe too.

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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2012, 14:14:24 »
I am, based on some very old and, admittedly, quite limited experience, skeptical about the use of first world troops, especially white first world troops to train black third world soldiers. It seems to me that there are too many cultural, experience and expectation gaps ....
Not to mention history.....
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2012, 14:19:25 »
Not to mention history.....

Yup. Just for info's sake, Mali's colonial history is French. For what (if anything) that's worth.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2012, 14:44:06 »
Well we messed up in the Congo, Somalia and Rwanda.

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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2012, 15:16:26 »
I seem to recall that we still have/had a decent mission going on in Sierra Leone...a small one, about a dozen trainers, but still pretty successful as I understand it.

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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2012, 18:42:26 »
Yup. Just for info's sake, Mali's colonial history is French. For what (if anything) that's worth.

+1

And for some reason the US SOF and FRASOF don't work well together....Perhaps because the expansive egos and never ending dick measuring. Or, more realistically, cause France turned its back on the ATO.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2012, 18:48:37 »
I am, based on some very old and, admittedly, quite limited experience, skeptical about the use of first world troops, especially white first world troops to train black third world soldiers. It seems to me that there are too many cultural, experience and expectation gaps.
For what it's worth, my experiences with Malian officers have been uniformly positive (I've worked with three at various times). They're all trained at French military academies and the results are obvious - if there's anything approaching an "Western" army (or at least officer corps) in Africa, it's Mali's. I would imagine that the NCM corp is less well-developed, but I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility of our being able to work with them.

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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2012, 19:02:03 »
More from the Globe and Mail.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/how-al-qaeda-carved-out-its-own-country-in-mali/article6822838/?page=all


How Al-quieda is carving out its own country in Mali.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2013, 10:48:31 »
It's not that they have never worn a uniform, it's that they have been fed a line of BS by those that worship PET as the God of the Left.

Its just not the G & M comments section that is full of loonies. I was listening to Rex Murphy yesterday on CBC radio where people could call-in on who they thought was the most important event/person of 2012. One old guy from Edmonton stated the election of Alison Redford and Pauline Marois were important because we had five female premiers and how great this was because as we all know females are more "compassionate and caring" then males and they would make Canada a better place, etc, etc.

A second caller (female) came on how Chief Spence was the greatest thing since sliced bread and how she was the new "Gandi", etc, etc.

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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2013, 11:07:02 »
For what it's worth, my experiences with Malian officers have been uniformly positive (I've worked with three at various times). They're all trained at French military academies and the results are obvious - if there's anything approaching an "Western" army (or at least officer corps) in Africa, it's Mali's. I would imagine that the NCM corp is less well-developed, but I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility of our being able to work with them.


And I worked with a couple of absolutely first rate Ghanians ~ well one undeniably first rate, by any standard, and one fully acceptable ~ and a couple of very good Senegalize, too. But: in all cases we (my NCOs and I) had to try (and we almost always failed) to keep our expectations very, very low because a couple of good officers were, themselves, unable to make up for all the other poorly educated, badly trained, undisciplined officers, NCOs and soldiers. Our Indian colleagues seemed, to me, to have had much more realistic expectations and to have been much less frustrated than we. I suspect our unrealistic expectations and pretty constant frustration made us less that fully effective in the training role. But that was a looooong time ago ... I'm pretty sure that today's NCOs and officers are better at all this than we were.
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Re: Mali (merged - Canada's mission, sitreps, etc.)
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2013, 11:30:19 »
... I'm pretty sure that today's NCOs and officers are better at all this than we were.
Are you suggesting that the current generation has caused this lower expectation of competence?   :whistle: