Monday, July 9, 2012

What Were US Soldiers Doing in Mali?

Mysterious fatal crash offers rare look at U.S. commando presence in Mali. The Washington Post By Craig Whitlock, Published: July 8

[Excerpted] "What the men were doing in the impoverished country of Mali, and why they were still there a month after the United States suspended military relations with its government, is at the crux of a mystery that officials have not fully explained even 10 weeks later....

....But in Mali, U.S. military personnel had ceased all training and civil-affairs work by the end of March, about a week after the country’s democratically elected president was overthrown in a military coup.

The military’s Africa Command, which oversees operations on the continent, said the three service members killed were among “a small number of personnel” who had been aiding the Malian military before the coup and had remained in the country to “provide assistance to the U.S. Embassy” and “maintain situational awareness on the unfolding events.” ...

....U.S. counterterrorism officials have long worried about Mali, a weakly governed country of 14.5 million people that has served as a refuge for Islamist militants allied with al-Qaeda..."

MAJIA HERE: Baloney!

This is the reason the US is in Mali,%20Baraka%20Petroleum.pdf

For background on Mali's recent tumultuous events

I do see hidden hands everywhere that resources run deep....

Using a global terrorism rationale for US meddling is a transparent lie.

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