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Watch as it Develops - The Staged War Against Islamists in Northern Mali
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 23406708:MV8yMDI0NTkwXzM0MTI0NDU1X0IxRUI2MjI1] The next conflict spot - Western Sahara? Here's a brief summary on the Sahrawi issue. POLISARIO is a Sahrawi rebel group working for the independence of Western Sahara from Morocco. The Polisario Front was formed in 1973 to end to Spanish colonization of Western Sahara and create an independent state. However, when Spain withdrew in 1976, Western Sahara was divided between Morocco & Mauritania. Polisario proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in 1976, and waged a guerrilla war against both Morocco and Mauritania. As a result of Moroccan Air Force bombings, Polisario moved its headquarters to refugee camps in Tindouf (western Algeria). Throughout the rest of the 1970s, the movement grew as Sahrawi refugees flocked to camps and Algeria and Libya supplied arms and funding. In 1979, Mauritania signed a peace treaty and formally recognized the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. King Hassan II of Morocco immediately claimed all of Western Sahara. The protracted guerrilla struggle against Morocco continued.. In the mid-1980s Morocco constructed a huge sand wall (the Moroccan Wall), staffed by an army roughly the same size as the entire Sahrawi population, which encloses the economically useful parts of Western Sahara. Today, Polisario controls the part of the Western Sahara on the east of the Moroccan Wall, comprising about a third of the territory, but this area is economically useless, heavily mined, and almost uninhabited. A cease-fire between Polisario and Morocco, monitored by the UN, has been in effect since 1991, on the promise that an independence referendum would be held. However, the referendum was never held. [b]The King of Morroco personally "owns" much of the occupied territory - on which he maintains large (and profitable) tomato farms.[/b] http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/08/western-sahara Article re: Moroccan King's latest UN statement - Morocco Renews Commitment to Western Sahara Autonomy Plan - http://allafrica.com/c/-4bZEt [/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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