4 Responses to Over 100 dead in French strikes and fighting in Mali

  1. January 12, 2013- Kurdish protests escalte in Paris, France

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    Alvin, Dennis E. Here: Help……..
    Would I be right to assume that this area is a former French Colonial Area?
    I am not clear why France would be conducting air strikes?

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      Areas in blue, were countries under French control

      Exactly, the pitfalls of colonialism is still creating wars into the 21st century. French colonialism of north Africa involved many countries, including Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

      “Mali fell under the control of France during the late 19th century. By 1905, most of the area was under firm French control as a part of French Sudan. In early 1959, French Sudan (which changed its name to the Sudanese Republic) and Senegal united to become the Mali Federation. The Mali Federation gained independence from France on 20 June 1960. Senegal withdrew from the federation in August 1960, which allowed the Sudanese Republic to become the independent Republic of Mali on 22 September 1960. Modibo Keïta was elected the first president. Keïta quickly established a one-party state, adopted an independent African and socialist orientation with close ties to the East, and implemented extensive nationalization of economic resources.” -Wikipedia

      The ensuing conflict between Christian democracies vs Islam & the East appears inevitable.

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      • Dennis E. says:

        Thank you and when France meets Islam, Charles the Hammer comes to mind
        when he defeated the Islamic armies and stopped their invasion of Europe

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