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« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2012, 11:24:56 pm »
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Mali coup leader rejects possible Ecowas intervention

Looks like Capt. Sanogo isn't planning on handing everything back to a civilian government after all.

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The West African regional bloc Ecowas has said it is preparing a force of up to 3,000 soldiers, which could be deployed to wrest back control of the north.

Last week, Capt Sanogo formally asked for Ecowas's help in defeating the rebels, but in televised remarks on Monday night he said he was only asking for equipment and logistical support.
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« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2012, 01:16:17 pm »
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Ansar Dine captures Tombouctou.

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« Reply #77 on: June 30, 2012, 02:10:54 pm »
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I think a new country's on the horizon.
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« Reply #78 on: June 30, 2012, 03:29:03 pm »
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I think a new country's on the horizon.

This already happened.
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« Reply #79 on: June 30, 2012, 03:46:52 pm »
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I must have missed all of this. I thought there was just a coup, is a it a civil war now?
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« Reply #80 on: June 30, 2012, 03:55:29 pm »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azawad
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« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2012, 10:59:08 pm »
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Ansar Dine is destroying heritage sites in Timbuktu. Sad. And this was just recently part of a 2,3 Freedom House country. For once the US picked the right side in this war.
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« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2012, 11:07:15 pm »
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Well I suppose once these guys get to the Djenne mosque we'll feel an urge to do something.
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« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2012, 11:46:52 pm »
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Well I suppose once these guys get to the Djenne mosque we'll feel an urge to do something.

Djenne is not in Azawad, and even it were, the Islamists aren't targeting mosques in general but those that function as Sufi shrines.  While there are two tombs that are part of the Djenne mosque, I'm doubtful that even if the Islamists take the town that they would destroy the while mosque.
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« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2012, 04:11:51 am »
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They wouldn't be able to hold it long if they tried. Djenn feels kinda strongly about the place.
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« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2012, 06:28:48 pm »
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Sad to see the destruction of such priceless monuments.
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