March 25, 2012

Mali Feels Effects of NATO's Libya Mission

Robert Fowler, Ottawa Citizen

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Far more germane, and whatever the motivation of the principal NATO belligerents, the law of unintended consequences is exacting a heavy toll in Mali today and will continue to do so throughout the Sahel as the vast store of Libyan weapons spreads across this, one of the most unstable regions of the world.

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TAGGED: Africa, Libya, Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure


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