Skip to comments.Triumphant Tuareg rebels fall out over al-Qaeda's jihad in Mali (Weapons from Libya)
Posted on 04/07/2012 7:37:22 PM PDT by tobyhill
The rebels, armed with weapons stolen from Muammar Gaddafis formidable arsenal, took over an area of the Sahara as big as France in an astonishing 72 hours, taking advantage of the chaotic aftermath of an army coup.
Few of the people they promised to free waited to find out what freedom would be like. Instead, an estimated 250,000 people left their homes, terrified families fleeing with their children and possessions. Many told tales of looting and rape by rebels who now control a vast area in the heart of Africa.
Foreign governments were left scrambling to find out exactly who the rebels were, amid fears that a base for al-Qaeda will now be set up in the Sahara similar to ones in lawless parts of Pakistan and Somalia.
Our law is a legal war, a sacred war, in the name of Islam, a bearded leader of the Ansar al Din militia called Omar Hamaha told his supporters in Timbuktu soon after they took control of the ancient caravan town. With its blue men, spectacular mudbrick mosques, and annual music festival under the desert stars, Timbuktu was a fashionable destination for the well-heeled tourist looking for an experience of the Sahara, until 2007 when kidnapping started.
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Obama’s dumb diplomacy in North Africa has let the genie out of the bottle.
This is like a line from Monty Python.
That’s it, I’m returning their coffee machine.
Liberals will never accept that view, so they condemn the areas to decades of tribal warfare.
Life under a dictator may not be freedom, but it's a damned sight better than continual war.
What did 0bama know and when did he know it?
Hmmmmmmmm? They're saying that they are conforming to sharia law as they murder,rape and pillage innocent civilians. The DemonRAT advisers must have been there for some time for this type of lie to be put out to the MSM so quickly. If the followers of Muhammad are treated like this what can we expect as infidels when Hussein gets around to declaring his life-long Caliphate?
That map shows nothing less than the front lines of the expansion of islam.
sharia employs a caste-system - non-Arab muslims, i.e., Africans, have always been (and remain) slaves in the eyes of Arab muslims. Quite ironic that African-American blacks want to identify with Arab muslims' version of Islam, while Arab muslims wholesale slaughter both Christian and muslim Africans.
I read this story somewhere this morning and had to look for Mali, since I had no idea even where it was.
It’s a huge country, in the horn of Africa. Up until now, pretty much free.
Now an area the size of France has been taken over almost out of the blue, By Taliban style fundamentalists.
This is a very big deal.
It’s a very big deal indeed. And as stupid and evil as Obama/Clinton have been in all this I can’t help wondering if it wouldn’t have happened anyway. Gaddafi was getting old and the Islamic population bomb continues it’s relentless explosion. And islam is pure evil.