January 15, 2013

Mali & the Lessons of Western Intervention

Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian

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The west African nation becomes the eighth country in the last four years alone where Muslims are killed by the west.

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TAGGED: United States, Somalia, al-Qaeda, Mali, France, Africa


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