Just like Vietnam of old, Mali is a former French colony and there are 3,000 French citizens living there, plus thousands more living in neighbouring countries.
I smell uranium.
Someone didn't read their Machiavelli. Never put your trust in expatriates or mercenaries.
Blam Barak Hussein Obama. Gadhaffi kept the passes from Libya intoo central Africa closed, and free of Islamofascists. Ghadhaffi was assassinated by Islamisit radiocals, with Obama and NATO in aid, and now the Mujahadeen bring their version of jihad into the precints of peaceful Central Africa. Millions will die at the hands of these Islamofascists bearing weapons from the Gadhaffi arsenals. We now witness the real reason that Obama attacked Libya. Obama is true to his cousin Rial Odingas vision for Africa and the Orange Party Obama supported in 2007....a rebirth of the old caliphate of Egypt.