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The Trouble In Timbuktu (More Wilsonian Intervention Failure)
American Interest ^ | May 10, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead

Posted on 05/10/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT by C19fan

Life in Timbuktu is changing quickly. Five weeks ago, this ancient city in northern Mali fell to Taureg rebels who sought an independent homeland. They were helped by at least one al Qaeda-linked Islamist group. Today, the Islamists rule the city alone. “The ‘bearded men’ are the new masters of the Azawad region. The MNLA [Taureg rebel group] are in second place,” said a former tourism worker.

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The crisis in Mali was sparked when well-equipped soldiers who had fought for Qaddafi in Libya invaded northern Mali, routing government troops and establishing a foothold in the northern deserts.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: libya; mali
Tell me again what vital US interest was at stake in Libya. To summarize current situation: Libya has no government but has 60 militia group controlling their little fiefdoms and salafist fighters from that conflict have taken over Mali. When will the US and the West learn to stop interfering in that God-forsaken cesspit and let the Muslims kill each other.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 9:22:36 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Can you imagine what would happen to our unemployment rate if our troops weren’t being sent all over the world chasing someone else’s globalist fantasies.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 9:33:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan

And...millions if not billions of dollars worth of sophisticated weaponry has ‘gone missing’ and into the hands of these crazed muzzies. Thanks again Obama! God save this Republic!


3 posted on 05/10/2012 9:46:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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