On January 27, I was on MSNBC's UP with Chris Hayes to discuss ongoing crisis in Mali and North Africa. In my contribution I stated that the US and Western powers should review their policies of military engagement with Africa.
The multiplicity of militias that were supported by the U.S. to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi have continued to contribute to the destabilization of Libya and other African countries. The leader of the Malian coup that preceded the ongoing instability in that country had just received military training from the U.S. military before the coup. The aspiration of African people is peace, unity, and reconstruction, not militarization.
Anyone who advocates for French military intervention to helps Africans does not have a sense of the history of brutality, destruction, and killings and tortures that have been carried out by France in Africa.