“The ill-advised and illegal 2003 US military invasion caused most of the current madness; Trump’s “maximum pressure” sanctions and saber-rattling predictably and demonstrably backfired; Iran’s offensive military capacity is actually rather limited and wildly exaggerated,” Sjursen argues.
Yet another Franco-American Forever War in Africa is failing. This time, it’s in Mali.
Retired major Danny Sjursen reflects on Washington’s support of a coup in Mali, and argues that this latest chapter in America’s neocolonial legacy boils down to “the three Rs: Resources, Rivalry, Relevance.”
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