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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:58 AM

Burn, Burn - Africa's Afghanistan

By Pepe Escobar

Source: Asia Times

Sunday, January 20, 2013

LONDON - One's got to love the sound of a Frenchman's Mirage 2000 fighter jet in the morning. Smells like... a delicious neo-colonial breakfast in Hollandaise sauce. Make it quagmire sauce.


As blowback goes, this is just the hors d'oeuvres. And it won't be confined to Mali. It will convulse Algeria and soon Niger, the source of over a third of the uranium in French nuclear power plants, and the whole Sahara-Sahel.

So this new, brewing mega-Afghanistan in Africa will be good for French neoloconial interests (even though Hollande insists this is all about "peace"); good for AFRICOM; a boost for those Jihadis Formerly Known as NATO Rebels; and certainly good for the never-ending Global War on Terror (GWOT), duly renamed "kinetic military operations".

Django, unchained, would be totally at home. As for the Oscar for Best Song, it goes to the Bush-Obama continuum: There's no business like terror business. With French subtitles, bien sur.


Full article: http://www.zcommunications.org/burn-burn-africas-afghanistan-by-pepe-escobar

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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:46 AM

1. K&R

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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:00 PM

2. Thanks, nice backgrounder.

More ex-colonial "nations" coming apart at the seams.

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