No Sign of Peace or Reconciliation in France-Controlled Mali By Roger Annis

6 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 776

France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali more than seven weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. The first is that the unilateral decision to invade Mali on January 11, 2013 was hastily made, prompted by imminent military threats by Islamic fundamentalist forces against the south of the country where the large majority of Malians live.

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France Launches War in Mali in Bid to Secure Resources, Stamp Out National Rights Struggles By Roger Annis

19 January 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 762

France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.

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Mali: West Africa’s Gate to Convenient Chaos, Intervention by Ramzy Baroud

19 December, 2012Dissident Voice

France is insisting on ‘rapid’ military intervention in Mali. Its unmanned drones have reportedly been scouring the desert of the troubled West African nation — although it claims that the drones are seeking the whereabouts of six French hostages believed to be held by Al-Qaeda. The French are likely to get their wish, especially following the recent political fiasco engineered by the country’s strong man and coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo. Continue reading