French President Francois Hollande Given Hero’s Welcome in Timbuktu (Video)

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys no more!
French president Francois Hollande landed in the Malian city of Timbuktu, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted in to liberate the desert city from al-Qaeda-linked militants.
The crowds cheered “Viva la France!” as the French president made his way through the streets.

The Telegraph reported:

Extraordinary and chaotic scenes as the French president and his bodyguards was mobbed by a huge crowd of cheering Malians, but Mr Hollande warns the fight against Islamist occupiers “is not over.”

French president Francois Hollande landed in the Malian city of Timbuktu, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted in to liberate the desert city from the rule of al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Mr Hollande was welcomed by thousands of cheering citizens as he toured the city. At one point the throng of wellwishers was so large that the president’s team of bodyguards appeared momentarily overwhelmed.

“What a magnificent welcome, with cries of joy and tears of happiness. But it wasn’t addressed to me, to the President of the Republic, it was addressed to the soldiers,” Hollande said on Saturday, as he addressed French and Malian soldiers in Timbuktu,” he said.

The French launched their military operation to oust the extremists three weeks ago, and have since taken back the three main northern cities ruled by the rebels for about 10 months.

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    They are still a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys. Those were French Legionnaires meeting him on the ramp. When France really needs something like this done, that is who they send. Not a Frenchman among them per policy.

  • bg


    great news!!

    there’s a need for tons more,
    especially from & for the USA..

    imho, the following applies to
    all soldiers fighting for liberty..

    It Has Always Been The Soldier

    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

    God Bless Soldiers everywhere for putting THEIR
    lives on the line to protect us ALL from terrorism!

    “Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as
    they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless
    acts they perform for us in our time of need. Please place a
    hedge of protection around each and everyone. I ask this in
    the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.”

    Thank You..


  • Flintstone F.



    The guy that punched out Jesse Ventura.

    May God rest your soul.

  • bg


    Flintstone F. #4 February 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

    oh my, how terribly ironic, sad, and tragic.. *sigh*


  • gene read

    never mess with the French Foreign Legion

  • Lincoln’s widow

    Ironic indeed. So where was the good guy to take out the bad guy?

    Fair winds and followings seas, mate. RIP

  • had enough yet?

    Lincoln’s Weirdo is apparently unwilling to research the facts of the incident before spouting off her anti-gun drivel. That’s no surprise of course …

  • Lincoln’s widow

    I was quoting Wayne lapierre. You got a problem with that, chump?

  • BossHogg

    Lincoln’s whore bitch
    STFU you POS! You got a problem with that?

  • Ron Kean

    I used to think the way many of you do before I learned about Sedan and Verdun.

    You have no right to judge anybody.

  • http://Americanthinker paul

    He then announced that he going to tax the crap out of them in return for the favor.

  • William Smithson

    The article doesn’t mention that thanks to our Commander-in-Chief the US helped the French.

  • Jeffery

    A war cheerleader who fights battles from his home office (that’s you, Jim Hoft), calling anyone else a “surrender monkey” is ironic if not pathetic.

  • gastorgrab

    Wait until they realize that they’ve only traded an Islamic Shariah for a Secular Shariah.

    They don’t call em ‘Socialists’ because they want to control all the money.

  • Adi

    Gotta love this new and improved non-imperialistic socialistic France.

    As for the French army getting the credit, LOLZ, I didn’t know the French Foreign Legion is comprised of French citizens; au contraire, I thought they were banned.

    And LOLZ for Hollande, again. How’z that real world penetrating your perfect bubble feels like, François?

  • Paul

    All I have to say is that the French have not been there as long as the war in Afghanistan and this President braved the conditions to thank his soldiers. Whether or not it is the French Foreign Legion or what have you the President still made the effort. Maybe Obummer should take some notes. On that note I would rather not have him visit our troops. Most troops have zero respect and confidence in the man. It would be a waste and drain on the troops morale.

  • rodguy911

    Now if the French could just get a handle on all the whacked out muzzies invading their own country….one might take them seriously.

  • Sasja

    The Foreign Legion is comprised of about 130 different nationalities. They have also been fighting in Afghanistan. Their leaders do not hamper the legionaires ability to do their duty with stupid rules of engagement as we do our fighting men.

  • YourMaster

    was the democrat party and 0bama seen fleeing in muslim garb/turbans with the al-Qaeda-linked militants and yelling angrily: “Death to America!”, and “Death to France!”. And going on rants about their communist-sharia law utopia has been ruined by the infidels?

    and then having gay sex with camels, cows, and goats… and trying to rape and beat women blaming them for the liberation? *lol*