I have added Alexandra Valiente’s excellent blog called Libya 360° for some much needed counterweight to the MSM propaganda on why we need to kill brown people from Libya/ Mali via Syria to Iran. On the blog she not only gives excellent background information on the attacks on say Mali but she strays, successfully I might add, into News gathering on the Idle no more movement which is taking the world by storm.
Here are some pointers as to why you might want to keep an eye on Mali and the current developments:
- Mali is the direct neighbor of Libya.
- France was the country spearheading the attack on Libya.
- The Tuareg are a nomadic people spread all over the Southern Mediterranean countries and were part of Gaddafi’s army and they took a lot of arms when they made their escape to Mali.
- The coup in Mali in early 2012 was the direct result of the invasion of Libya
- The population of Mali is twice the size of the one in Libya.
A deluge of articles have been quickly put into circulation defending France’s military intervention in the African nation of Mali. TIME’s article, “The Crisis in Mali: Will French Intervention Stop the Islamist Advance?” decides that old tricks are the best tricks, and elects the tiresome “War on Terror” narrative.
TIME claims the intervention seeks to stop “Islamist” terrorists from overrunning both Africa and all of Europe. Specifically, the article states:
“…there is a (probably well-founded) fear in France that a radical Islamist Mali threatens France most of all, since most of the Islamists are French speakers and many have relatives in France. (Intelligence sources in Paris have told TIME that they’ve identified aspiring jihadis leaving France for northern Mali to train and fight.) Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), one of the three groups that make up the Malian Islamist alliance and which provides much of the leadership, has also designated France — the representative of Western power in the region — as a prime target for attack.”
Algeria has expressed particular concern that the unrest in Libya could lead to the development of a major safe haven and sanctuary for al-Qaeda and other extremist jihadis.
And thanks to NATO, that is exactly what Libya has become – a Western sponsored sanctuary for Al-Qaeda. AQIM’s headway in northern Mali and now French involvement will see the conflict inevitably spill over into Algeria. It should be noted that Riedel is a co-author of “Which Path to Persia?” which openly conspires to arm yet another US State Department-listed terrorist organization (list as #28), the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) to wreak havoc across Iran and help collapse the government there – illustrating a pattern of using clearly terroristic organizations, even those listed as so by the US State Department, to carry out US foreign policy.
Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar noted a more direct connection between LIFG and AQIM in an Asia Times piece titled, “How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli:”