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BG Interventionism, US Caused War in Mali
1 year ago
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How the U.S. Caused War in Mali by Destabilizing Governments During the Arab Spring

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by Ezra Van Auken

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Although the intervention in Mali is the latest occupation by Western powers in the war on “terror”, many foreign policy experts saw this war in Mali and around the North African region, coming over a year ago. While media pundits and D.C. politicians praised the Arab Spring that started in December 2010, which led to uprisings in many Middle Eastern countries including Libya, noninterventionists were already predicting negative outcomes.

Former CIA official and noninterventionist advocate Michael Scheuer wrote on his website, “When the relentless, war-causing interventionists in those places decided to remove Gadhafi in favor of a “democratic revolution” that did not exist in Libya, or in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Pakistan, Syria or anywhere else in the Arab world, they ushered in everything that has happened since, and if they knew anything about history, the region, and the Islamist movement they would have known it.”

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Scheuer was referring “it” to the most recent war in Mali, which is a consequence of overthrowing Libya, Tunisia and Egypt – due to the fact the regime changes destabilized the countries overall, allowing for Islamist extremists to loot weapons caches and emancipate themselves from prison. Scheuer explains, “It is worth mentioning that each of these leaders was paid handsomely by U.S. and Western governments for the persecution of Islam. Needless to say, when the tyrants departed, the people of each country became much freer to profess, live, and apply their faith. Islam, at last, had become the way.”

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Once the Arab Spring was underway, secular leaders in Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt had no reign over prison cells anymore, as they were toppled. This left the door open for Islamic fighters who were once unaccepted in the tightly knit Islamic countries. Once out of captivity, the extremist militants roamed areas for new Islamic groups like al-Qaeda. Scheuer describes, “Not surprisingly, this result of the Islamist Spring brought mujahedin groups around the world large numbers of experienced, skilled, and angry reinforcements.”

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With the prisons emptying and extremists flowing back into the country – the next piece of the puzzle was weaponry. As Scheuer explains, “When the tyrants fell, each country’s internal-security apparatus naturally disintegrated and the arsenals were thoroughly looted by Islamists who ferried away massive amounts of modern arms and munitions for safe keeping in rural areas or in remote regions of nearby countries.”

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The ex-CIA affiliate believes the Arab Spring has produced an “international mujahedin” far more powerful than the mujadein born in the 1980s. “And the results of the Islamist Spring that the world is now seeing in North and West Africa were just as easily predictable.”

Most deceptively, during the Arab Spring and overthrow of multiple governments, the U.S. praised the action of fictitious secular democracy – leading President Obama to writing off extremist Islam, saying that it’s becoming a minimal threat day by day.

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Fast-forwarding to Mali, now the U.S. has become involved in a war that ironically was caused by them after destabilizing governments. AntiWar.com reported on Tuesday, “The first officially confirmed direct US military involvement in the French invasion of Mali today, saying US C-17 Globemasters have beendeployed to Barmako, the capital city of Mali, to ferry French troops back and forth into the country.”

http://spreadlibertynews.com/how-the-u-s-caused-war-in-mali-by-destabilizing-governments-during-the-arab-spring/


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