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What’s Really Behind France’s Sudden Scramble to Save Central Africa

Andrew McKillop | If it’s France, then it’s probably about uranium and nuclear power. So why the UN theatrics?

‘Fighting For Queen and Country’ – What Exactly Does That Mean?

21WIRE + Vets4Peace | The cabal behind all wars of aggression are once again angling for new military confrontations as we speak.

Mali Mine Misery: Euro, Asian firms eye gold, while local workers are cheated

RT | One of the country’s few thriving industries is being targeted by foreign corporations.

UN’s Ban Recommends Putting 11,200 Peacekeepers in Mali

Bloomberg | United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon recommended that as many as 11,200 United Nations peacekeepers and a special counterterrorist unit be deployed to Mali

Europe’s cocaine supply disrupted by war in Mali

Al Arabiya | France’s intervention in northern Mali against Islamist extremists has disrupted the supply of cocaine to Europe.

How To Avoid Drones for dummies : Al Qaeda Tips On Evading Unmanned Aircraft Found In Mali

Huff Post | al Qaeda release their How-To Guide in avoiding all things drone-related.

Peace Prize from UNESCO for French PM Hollande for War Crimes in Mali?

Jason Liosatos | Did Francois Hollande really just collect a peace prize??

Patrick Henningsen on RT: ‘Mali is Key Foothold in 21st Century Resource Wars in Africa

RT | A ‘New Cold War’ for African resources?

Belgium MP on Syria: ‘It’s time to stop lying and treating us like imbeciles’

Michael Collins | Belgium is shamefully funding the arming of the Islamist rebels who are trying to overthrow Bashar Al Assad.

IN TIMES OF AUSTERITY, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW….

AFRICOM FOR DUMMIES | It’s incredible what we spend our money on in terms of military hardware.

US AFRICOM Underway With Mali (as predicted)

21WIRE | The west is getting interested in Mali now – because the Chinese are there.

U.S. citizens among hostages seized in Algeria as France battles Islamists in neighboring Mali

WP | Hostages were from Norway, Britain, the United States, France and Japan were taken by ‘terrorists’.

Panetta: Pentagon may provide ‘limited logistical support’ to French in Mali

Washington PostCraig WhitlockJan 16, 2013 LISBON – The Pentagon may become involved in military operations against Islamist rebels in the West African country of Mali by providing airlift and “limited logistical support” to French troops fighting there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday. “We have a responsibility to go after al-Qaeda wherever they are,” Panetta […]

Mali Mayhem: ‘French post-colonial ambition to spark African anger’

Northern Mali was captured by Islamist militants nine months ago; the international community has been debating since then over what action should be taken. The conflict escalated last week when France launched its air assault to “maintain stability in the region.” Eric Margolis, an award-winning columnist who’s extensively covered conflicts in Africa, believes president Hollande […]

La Folie Solami: Black Hawk Down… Part Deux

Peter Sterry | When it comes to post-modern military embarrassments and gallant non-events, Somalia often comes to mind. Then again, so do the French.

France fails to free intelligence agent held in Somalia; Paris sends more troops to Mali

WP | What is France up to in Africa?

DIRTY GREEN SECRET: SHOPSOILED NUCLEAR GOODS

Andrew McKillop | The recent crisis in Japan has forced the latter to the very top of our global agenda.