January 18, 2013
France Has Inflamed Saharan Africa
Michael Shurkin, USA Today
The kidnapping of American and other Western hostages at a natural gas plant in Algeria by Islamic militants possibly in retaliation for France's military intervention in neighboring Mali, illuminates an unfortunate reality: France has inflamed the African region.
TAGGED: Sahara, France, Mali, Algeria, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda, Africa