That's a shame. Both Thierry and Danucci (French and Italian bloggers/scribblers) noted it as significant in terms of NATO and EU. The latter is more factual, whilst Thierry perhaps speculates on what this event meant in terms of EU cohesion. I haven't googled other sources, but clearly it hasn't been trumpeted/analysed in the msm. I hope it doesn't just end up as a neo-colonial project and increasing the military industrial capacity of both these countries vis-a-vis North Africa and more wars there. Shady and somewhat worrisome.