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Terrorist Groups Converge on Mali

According to reports, militants from Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as fighters from Pakistan and Afghanistan, are swelling the ranks of AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in Mali, which is fast becoming a base, training area, and arms depot for international terrorists:

…residents and rebels in the north [of Mali] report an influx of militants from Nigeria, a country battling an Islamic insurgency known as Boko Haram. It isn’t clear how many Nigerians have joined the battle with the Tuareg—estimates range from dozens to hundreds—or whether any are linked to Boko Haram. Fighters have also arrived from Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to officials in nearby Niger, Malian witnesses, and separatist soldiers…

Fighters on all sides in Mali have benefited from a flood of weapons and mercenaries after the end of last year’s Libyan conflict.

The humanitarian war in Libya continues to have anything but humanitarian results throughout the northern part of Africa, thanks to who we’ve called the goo-goo genocidaires:

the willfully blind reformers, civil society activists, clergy, students . . . unreflective, self-righteous ‘activists’ [who] thought that to espouse peace was the same thing as to create or safeguard it.

These people remain among the world’s most dangerous. Because of their foolishness and ignorance, people die and bad situations become worse.

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  • Alex Scipio

    Now that Obama’s R2P gang has created this mess are they going to spend another several million cleaning it up & creating a new mess with R2P that will just move the problem elsewhere so Obama then can use R2P again to go fix that mess he created by R2Ping the mess he created in Libya? Is R2P just an employment scheme, some sort of shovel-ready strategy? Will the R2P gang next go create a new mess in Syria? What if the rebels in Syria are run by al Qaeda & Assad simply is cleaning them out, albeit inefficiently?

    Perhaps when Romney is elected we can turn R2P to protecting Americans from our own government overreach?

  • Neshobanakni

    GOO GOO = Chicagoese for Good Government Reformers. So Obama’s not part of the Machine after all?

  • Dutch 1960

    One of the Malian conceits was that they could live in peace and unilaterally disarm, both physically and psychologically, as “there are no natural resources (diamonds, gold, oil) to fight over”. Not entirely true, as gold is now being commercially mined. The larger point is that the reality of armed force seems to have trumped idealism once again, as it will probably always do.

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