January 20, 2013
Is Mali NATO's Problem?
John Metzler, Korea Times
Regions of a vast landlocked country, remote but strategic, has fallen under the control of al-Qaida terrorists and fundamentalist forces. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled a regime which persecutes women, imposes stringent Sharia law, and desecrates and destroys ancient towns and even mosques. The outside world has shrugged off this simmering crisis. Afghanistan 2001? No the West African state of Mali today.
TAGGED: France, Africa, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, Mali