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Well at least they used the money to free hostages. Better than just stealing oil money in return for coddling Saddam Hussein.


"A former U.S. diplomat says France channeled millions of dollars in ransom payments to the Islamist militants it is now fighting in Mali.

Vicki Huddleston, the former U.S. ambassador to Mali, spoke in an interview that aired Friday on the French TV station iTele. She said France paid $17 million to secure the release of French citizens kidnapped by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb [A.Q.I.M.]) in northern Niger in 2010."

I'm sure interested parties will read this story.

JediG Jindal
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