They just escalated the threats...Islamist rebels vow assault on Malian capital if international forces attack
Islamist rebels will attack Mali's capital city if international military intervention is launched to regain control of the country's north, a senior member of an insurgent group closely linked to al-Qaida has told the Guardian .
Oumar Ould Hamaha, head of security for the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) claimed that rebels have recruited thousands of new fighters and warned that intervention would galvanise the international jihadist movement.
"If an international or Malian military force attacks us, we will take Bamako in 24 hours," Hamaha said in a telephone interview. "The international community is slow to strike because it knows that if it does, it will spark a worldwide jihad.
They are really good at the Bravado . . .
[link to www.guardian.co.uk
OT - So far, Sandy is not that bad in MD/VA - no flooding, just rains & winds...