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5 years ago, one couldn't see a small Sahel state ...

One hasn't been paying attention to the region from 9/11 forward. All very predictable and the resistance has been gaining strength each year ... primarily Sunni jihadists. Arab states were interested in parts of Africa for fertile agricultural land for food security ... the US with listening posts for retaining grip on the countries' leaders.

The decision for regime change in Libya opened the floodgates into Mali and neighbouring states. Key words | GSPC | Tuareg | Azawad declaration  | AQIM |

Earlier writings ...

  • US and France on War Footing with Al Qaeda in Sahel | 27 July 2010 |
  • Qatar and Saudi Arabia Financing Salafist Extremists in Mali and Sahel | 21 Jan 2013 |
  • A Decade of US Special Ops in the Sahel-Maghreb 2003-2013 | 7 Feb 2013 |
  • El Para, the Maghreb's Bin Laden | Feb 2005 |

    The War on Terror as business model for the weapons industry ... difficult times

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 27th, 2024 at 05:02:26 PM EST
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