AFRICA - A PLACE WHERE ANYONE CAN DO WHAT THE HELL THEY WANT TO IF THEY HAVE THE POWER OF "ORGANIZED VIOLENCE", ENOUGH TO CONVINCE THE NATIVES THAT THEY RISK THE SAME FATE AS "SHAKA ZULU'S FORCES" SUFFERED AS THEY TOO TRIED TO RESIST!!!
- The Guardian: François Hollande visits Timbuktu as Mali intervention declared successful
- The Independent: Cheers for François Hollande, hero of Mali
- Triumphant François Hollande to visit Mali to thank troops
- BBC: French President Hollande pledges to help rebuild Mali
- Time: French President Visits Mali to Cheers of Support Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/02/02/french-president-arrives-in-malis-timbuktu/#ixzz2JuyCwAMA
A credit card balance that is over the "credit limit" because you bought a homeless man some food is no different than the same card that was used to purchase "Remi Hair" that was shaved from the head of a poor girl in Rio De Janeiro.
On the issue of Mali - the destruction caused by the "Hero Of France" who was welcomed as a "Liberator" is little different from the "Islamic Extremists" (the label used in the news media) who sought to take over the nation. THE KEY POINT IS - The sovereign government was unable to "hold the peace" and enforce law and order upon the lands.
I am not here to make the case that the French should have looked the other way as the "Islamic Extremists" had their way with the nation. The point is - the serial destruction of certain nations makes it no surprise that their people's "history" is fairly unknown. Their inability to hold the line within their land - from invaders - outside and inside - makes the "museum of history" a primary target as the gun fire volleyed between the combatants ultimately hit the buildings that house this history.
The French have an interest in protecting the uranium mining operations in Mali.
Please keep an eye on the American news media.
The very same media who was obsessed with "Yellow Cake" during the Iraq War that kicked off about 10 years ago - are not likely to focus on the "Interests" of the French. Instead the narrative is "The French military frees the people of Mali from invaders".