"Salafi-jihadis in Mali have got a huge problem: they chose the wrong battlefield. If this was Syria………."

“Salafi-jihadis in Mali have got a huge problem: they chose the wrong battlefield. If this was Syria……….”

[The same applies on Salafi-jihadis in Sinai, but as far as I see the target is Algria and Mauritania] Algerian army launches final assault on gas complex 

Unlike their Algerian counterparts, Mauritanians are overwhelmingly against France’s attacks on Mali. Local clerics have issued a fatwa stating that France’s true aim is an occupation, while others fear spillover from the border region.

“… Salafi-jihadis in Mali have got a huge problem: they chose the wrong battlefield. If this was Syria, they would have been showered by now with weapons, logistical bases, a London-based “observatory”, hours of YouTube videos and all-out diplomatic support by the usual suspects of US, Britain, Turkey, the Gulf petromonarchies and – oui, monsieur – France itself. …”

 

River to Sea Uprooted Palestinian
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