Monday, 14 January 2013

'THE WAR IS IN MALI, THE TARGET IS ALGERIA' - ABDEL BARI ATWAN



The war is in Mali and Algeria is the target

Jan 14 2013
Abdel Bari Atwan
Al Quds Al Arabi

[sent to me via email]

Yesterday, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told us that France dispatched planes to bomb positions in Libya prior to the issuance of a Security Council resolution in this regard, and blew a local conflict out of proportion to justify its intervention. Today, international news outlets are telling us that French aircrafts have been bombing and for the third day in a row, positions belonging to Islamic rebels in Mali, and has dispatched additional troops to the capital Bamako while awaiting the arrival of forces from West African states to oust the rebels who are connected with the Al-Qa’idah organization in the northern part of the country...

... the air bombing which targeted Libya and aimed at toppling the regime in it, it allowed the Jihadist organization to acquire an arsenal of weapons of all types and sizes, to control the African desert and to pave the way before its supporters to control Northern Mali and establish the state of Azawadestan in it, with the support of the Algerian Calling and Jihad group, i.e. one of the branches of Al-Qa’idah in the Islamic Maghreb…

American Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton went to Algeria in the hope of convincing its government to militarily interfere to end the Islamic Jihadist presence in Mali, i.e. to drown it in a bloody financial depletion war for years to come. Nonetheless, Algeria refused to carry out this dubious mission, and we do not exclude seeing it subjected to a devastating sanction due to this rejection. Oil is the headline of all Western military intervention in the Islamic world, and the one in Mali will not be an exception. True, Mali is not rich in oil, but it neighbors the largest oil and gas fields in Africa, i.e. the ones located in Algeria and Nigeria... They have failed to detonate a revolution in Algeria, not because its regime is an archetype of democracy and justice, but because the Algerian people lost 200,000 people in a civil war which lasted around ten years.

“Hence, they could no longer tolerate another civil war, in which they would be abandoned by the West to their fate as it happened the first time… The Algerians were wise, but this wisdom is facing a difficult and critical test. Indeed, the intervention is currently coming from the southern backdoor, a place which they never expected... For how long will the Arabs and Muslims remain the scene of Western military interventions to control their wealth under various excuses and headlines?!


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