What are the Frenchies up to now?

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
lol101
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Re: What are the Frenchies up to now?
In reply to 28to70, Jan 16, 2013

28to70 wrote:

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/01/15/napoleon-in-mali/

Just read a bit about what happened in the Northern regions of Mali these pasts months and come back to tell us if you think this guy has it right when he says that the various violent groups that have invaded the place are not Jihadists.

They have indeed very little to do with the pre-existing Tuareg rebellion whose goal is independence of a vast region of the Sahara going from Mauritania to Niger. Some Tuaregs made the mistake of forming alliances with these Jihadists groups but their goals are strictly distinct.

Jihadists want to seize Mali and transform it in an Islamic Republic enforcing the Sharia. Some kind of new Afghanistan who could be a safe haven for terrorists to come, get some rest and train for their future missions. Maybe this guy thinks it's a good idea, all UN countries apparently think different.

But of course, it is much more fun for us, comfortably tucked in our homes, to fuel rumors about supposed conspirations and plans-behind-the-plans...

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