Meddling in Mali

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    By Ivan Eland | Posted: Thu. November 8, 2012, 1:42pm PT

    The United States is meddling in another internal civil war to prevent a “terrorist haven” from developing. This time it’s not in Somalia or Yemen but instead in the West African country of Mali. The United States and France are concerned that Islamists have taken over northern Mali, and the two countries are heavily leaning on Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president of the neighboring regional power Algeria, to support an international invasion of Mali. The American and French implication is that, if left unmolested, the Islamists in control of this territory will create a base for international Islamist terrorist operations. They back an invasion because they believe the government of Mali is incapable of retaking its own territory.

    Read more @ Meddling in Mali: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
     
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    On first glance I thought it said "Wedding in Mali".

    I guess congrats aren't in order after all. :D
     
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    African Nations Agree: Let's Invade Mali...
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    African leaders agree to send troops to north Mali
    Nov 12, 2012 - Leaders aim to wrest northern Mali from Islamist control
     
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    Situation in Mali results in American kidnappings in Algeria...
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    Islamists take foreign hostages in attack on Algerian oil field
    Wed January 16, 2013 - U.S. official says as few as 3 Americans are being held; Americans are among the hostages, the U.S. State Department says; The In Amenas gas field is run jointly by BP, Statoil and Algeria's Sonatrac; Panetta calls hostage-taking a "terrorist attack"
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    Americans among hostages taken in attack by al-Qaida-linked militants
    January 16, 2013 — Islamist militants seized a Western-run gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, reportedly taking as many as 41 hostages, including seven Americans, in apparent retaliation for recent French airstrikes against Islamist extremists battling to overthrow neighboring Mali.
     
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    I think they're still waiting on them Aferkin troops.
     
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    Let's bomb Libya without a Congress thumbs up.

    What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Extremists snatched lil' kids from schools to fight...
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    Mali radicals recruited child soldiers at schools
    Feb 23,`13 -- The radical Islamic fighters showed up at Mohamed Salia's Quranic school, armed with weapons and demanding to address his students.
     
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    Why would you say that?

    Have African troops not been involved in these kind of operations before....?
     
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    AQIM claims to have killed French hostage...
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    Al Qaeda ‘beheads French hostage held for 14 months in revenge for war in Mali’
    20 March 2013 > Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims to have beheaded Philippe Verdon; The geologist has been held captive by terror group for 14 months; French Foreign Office officials are still trying to verify the reports; Spokesman for the group said Hollande is responsible for other hostages; At least 14 french hostages currently held by Al Qaeda in west Africa
     
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    As usual, the French can't manage ANY military operations without screwing up.
     

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