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Watch as it Develops - The Staged War Against Islamists in Northern Mali
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 23406708:MV8yMDI0NTkwXzM0MDIzNTMyXzJFOUNEMTJC] Welcome Mali, our newest crisis! Open your maps. . . France used to rule Mali as part of its West African Empire, and still has deep financial, military, commercial and intelligence interests in the region. The US has been rapidly expanding its influence in France’s former African sphere of influence, both in a drive for resources and to block China’s growing activity on the continent. . . [b]France wants the West African economic group ECOWAS to lead the charge. But this is merely the kind of "coalition" fig-leaf favored by the US . . .Any real fighting and transport will be done by French military units from Europe or bases in central Africa and Chad. And, of course, the Legion.[/b] [b]Washington has a different plan - the model used to fight Somalia’s Shebab movement. . . led by its sexy new star, Africa Command. [/b] All this seems like a lot of effort to combat a bunch of Saharan tribesmen and trouble-makers in pickup trucks in a place whose main city, Timbuktu, is a synonym for remoteness and obscurity. . . On to Timbuktu! A New Jolly Little War We Can’t Find on a Map by Eric Margolis http://lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis313.html [/quote]
Background - About a year ago, I stumbled on a website run by a group of students in France. They represented an organization called the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA is its initials in French).
I kept up with their movement to establish an independent Taureg state in Northern Mali. As I followed their statements and the occasional MSM article, it became apparent that something was not quite right. These kids were being set up. I came to believe that I was watching Western intelligence operation to create the pretext for Western intervention in Africa (in other words, I was watching a "false flag" war in the making)...
By early October, the yellow journalism building the case for war was undeniable...So, I decided to create this thread. Using MSM news sources (with occasional commentary posts) I tried to give the background on what is happening in Mali & why it might be happening....
Thanks for reading - Here is my original post...
Who do I root for?
Foreign jihadists from Sudan and Western Sahara pour into northern Mali
HUNDREDS of jihadist fighters, mainly from Sudan and Western Sahara, arrived in northern Mali over the weekend to support the Islamist groups ahead of a threatened regional intervention, witnesses and a security source say.
link to www.theaustralian.com.au
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