Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mali needs Foreign Aid

Military aid. From CBS:
Mali's military no match for Islamic militants

The French are already there, the UN is supportive (for once), and Mali really does need military helps:
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The Malian soldiers would not have been able to recapture the city without French help, according to many residents, including Modibo Sawadogo.
"We are happy about the presence of (foreign) soldiers who can reassure us because without them our military wouldn't be able to return," he said...
How involved will everyone get? Will we see another insurgency?  One thing is clear: Mali is only surviving now because of outside military help, and until Al-Qaida is driven completely out, it will only continue to survive because of outside military help. And military help has to come from somewhere (hopefully France will continue to supply the military muscle).