January 21, 2013

French Colonialism Rides Again

Tariq Ramadan, Gulf News

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French involvement in Mali is ostensibly for the good of the people, to protect a ‘friendly’ country from extremists, but the accuracy of this claim is not beyond question

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TAGGED: Mali, France


January 16, 2013
Can Mali Be Saved from the Islamists?
Coughlin & Blair, The Telegraph
France's President Francois Hollande is sending in troops in to prevent the creation of a terrorist super-state, but can they do it alone? more ››
Mali was one of the most stable democracies in Africa. It was not a wealthy country, and nor was it free of corruption. Its president was weak and ineffectual. But while there is a significant risk that this will devolve into an... more ››
January 17, 2013
Should Germany Help France in Mali?
Gebauer & Wittrock, Der Spiegel
Germany is eager to prove it is a reliable ally, particularly after it snubbed France and stayed out of Libya. Wary of getting pulled into the violence in Mali, it has instead offered two planes to transport troops. more ››
January 16, 2013
France Shoots First, Builds Coalition Later
Eric Morse, Ottawa Citizen
A big concern looming is that even with bases and forces in the area, France is not long on reserves or logistics. In the end any Western power but the United States has to fight in a coalition because it simply hasn’t the... more ››