Saturday, 19 January 2013

Mali War Retaliation: 'World Police Protecting Corporate Interests in Africa'

35 foreign hostages held captive at a gas field in Algeria have reportedly been killed in the operation to free them. 15 of the captors are also thought to have died, some people are apparently still being held. The local media suggests Algerian forces attacked a convoy of kidnappers and captives from the air. Militants first attacked the complex on Wednesday, killing at least two of the staff and seizing dozens. The hostage-takers were demanding an end to the French-led combat action against insurgents in neighboring Mali.

The question is, would the French or US intervene if their own interests were not at risk? Is this just about stopping extremists or is there something else going on? In Libya and Syria the French and US backed the extremist fighters in order to overthrow Governments that did not support these Western nations interests.

There is a double standard in all this if we are talking about stopping 'Al Qaeda' linked groups.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 19th, 2013.]

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