Tag: France

France in Mali ‘for the long haul’

By Roger Annis, rabble.ca, Feb. 5, 2013
“France is in Mali for the long haul.” That’s the headline in today’s France daily Le Monde. The newspaper’s front page, as well as pages 2 and 3, are devoted to a discussion over ‘what next’ for France and the world in Mali.
The views of the newspaper’s editors are […]

Canada to deepen role in Mali

Minister of Defence Peter MacKay shakes hands with Canadian forces members of Squadron 429 at CFB Trenton, on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013. Canada is sending the C-17 Globemaster to help France with the conflict in Mali. (Lars Hagberg /THE CANADIAN PRESS)
By Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail
The Canadian government will extend the tour of the […]

Imperialist powers escalate war in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, Global Research
Amid continuing offensives by French troops in Mali, the imperialist powers are making clear that the assault on Mali is part of a lasting, neo-colonial escalation of military intervention throughout Western Africa and beyond.
“This is a global threat and it will require a global response… that is about years, even decades, […]

Foreign military intervention wrong response to Mali crisis

By Gerry Caplan, rabble.ca
France is knocking on Canada’s door seeking assistance for its intervention in Mali, and Canada’s door seems to be open a crack. Besides providing the French military, a military transport plane, at least temporarily, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada wants to offer both humanitarian aid and “support for the restoration […]

War on Libya and control of the Mediterranean

By Rick Rozoff, Global Reearch, Mar. 25, 2011
A year after assuming the post of president of the French Republic in 2007, and while his nation held the rotating European Union presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy invited the heads of state of the EU’s 27 members and those of 17 non-EU Mediterranean countries to attend a conference in […]