January 8, 2013

Why Canada Must Intervene in Mali

Robert Fowler, Globe and Mail

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Why should Canada help Mali? Because our African friends so desperately need our assistance in stopping the threat of a jihadist takeover of northern Africa. And that threat is very real: Al-Qaeda and its allies are preparing to turn an 8,000-kilometre strip stretching across the widest part of Africa into a chaotic and ungovernable zone in which their jihad would flourish. They told me repeatedly, during my 130 days as their captive, that such was their aim: to extend the turmoil of Somalia from Mogadishu on the Indian Ocean to Nouakchott on the Atlantic.

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TAGGED: Ansar Dine, al-Qaeda, Africa, Mali, Canada


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