Christopher Jones says: Fact checker Randy Black should check his facts a little more closely when he writes that France has a "secret" war underway in the Ivory Coast.  There is nothing secret about it and the French troops in the country are there under a UN mandate.  If it appears secet to Randy, he should complain to the US press that habitually ignores foreign news, and in particular news from Africa.  France's troops are there to stop the country from plunging into another bloody African civil war which could sweep away the last vestiges of civilization.  The country has all the characteristics of following fellow West African basket cases like Sierra Leone, Liberia down a slippery slope that will end as an exercise in cannibalism.

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