CIA asset Al Qaeda has provided the excuse for France, Britain and the US to seize the wealth of Africa and set up puppet governments across the Sahal.
The United States and allies recently used Al Qaeda mercenaries to overthrow Gaddafi and destroy the Libyan state. As of this time Libya is still embroiled in violence and lawlessness while foreigners have moved in to take control of her petrolieum industry.
Hundreds of these Al Qaeda mercenaries were then airlifted to Turkey and infiltrated into Syria to take on Assad for the west; while hundreds more formed Al Qaeda in the Maghreb, and proceded as a criminal enterprise, specializing in smuggling and kidnapping for ransom, wrapped in a false cloak of Islamic fundamentalism.
These folks do not represent Islam or most Muslims, and are criminals, mercenaries and US assets, pretending to do their crimes in support of a claim of religious war.
Over the past months these folks have tried to take over an area in central North Africa including Mali, Chad, Niger and the Central African Republic. This appears to be a Hegelian Dialectic maneuver by the western masters of these hooligans, to provide an excuse to take over the wealth of the region. An excuse was needed and no better one can be found than defending against Al Qaeda.
This opened the door for France to re-enter its former colonies [with western support] and take control of the region once again, either directly or by installing client states.
The United States is deploying forces to 35 countries in the region beginning in March.
This is an early part of setting up the fulfilment of Dan 11:43.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is closely allied to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG whom France intervened on behalf of, during NATO’s 2011 proxy-invasion of Libya – providing weapons, training, special forces and even aircraft to support them in the overthrow of Libya’s government.
The uranium mines in neighbouring Niger and the uranium deposits in Mali are of particular interest to France, which generates 78 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy. Niger’s uranium mines are highly polluting and deeply resented by the population, including among the semi-nomadic, Tuareg people who reside in the mining regions. The French company Areva is presently constructing in Imouraren, Niger what will become the second largest uranium mine in the world.
Notwithstanding the fabulous wealth created by uranium mining, Niger is one of the poorest countries on earth. As one European researcher puts it, “Uranium mining in Niger sustains light in France and darkness in Niger.”
Mali (population 15.5 million) is the third-largest gold producing country in Africa. Canada’s IAMGOLD operates two mines there (and a third in nearby Burkina Faso). Many other Canadian and foreign investors are present.
Gold: Mali: Africa’s third largest gold producer with large scale exploration ongoing. Mali has been famous for its gold since the days of the great Malian empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca of the Emperor Kankou Moussa in 1324, on his caravan he carried more than 8 tonnes of gold! Mali has therefore been traditionally a mining country for over half a millennium.
Mali currently has seven operating gold mines which include: Kalana and Morila in Southern Mali, Yatela, Sadiola and Loulo in Western Mali, and mines which have recently restarted production notably Syama and Tabakoto. Advanced gold exploration projects include: Kofi, Kodieran, Gounkoto, Komana, Banankoro, Kobada and Nampala.
Uranium: encouraging signs and exploration in full swing. Exploration is currently being carried out by several companies with clear indications of deposits of uranium in Mali. Uranium potential is located in the Falea area which covers 150 km of the Falea- North Guinea basin, a Neoproterozoic sedimentary basin marked by significant radiometric anomalies. Uranium potential in Falea is thought to be 5000 tonnes. The Kidal Project, in the north eastern part of Mali, with an area of 19,930 km2, the project covers a large crystalline geological province known as L’Adrar Des Iforas. Uranium potential in the Samit deposit, Gao region alone is thought to be 200 tonnes.
Diamonds: Mali has potential to develop its diamond exploration: in the Kayes administrative region (Mining region 1), thirty (30) kimberlitic pipes have been discovered of which eight are showing traces of diamonds. Some eight small diamonds have been picked in the Sikasso administrative region (southern Mali).
Precious stones consist of the following and can be found in:
- Circle of Nioro and Bafoulabe: Garnets and rare magnetic minerals
- Circle of Bougouni and Faleme Basin: Pegmatite minerals
- Le Gourma – garnet and corindons
- L’Adrar des Ilforas – pegmatite and metamorphosing minerals
- Hombori Douentza Zone: quartz and carbonates
Iron Ore, Bauxite and Manganese: significant resources present in Mali but still unexploited. Mali has according to estimates more than 2 million tonnes of potential iron ore reserves located in the areas of Djidian-Kenieba, Diamou and Bale.
Bauxite reserves are thought to be 1.2 million tonnes located in Kita, Kenieba and Bafing- Makana. Traces of manganese have been found in Bafing – Makana, Tondibi and Tassiga.
Other mineral resources and potential in Mali
Calcarous rock deposits: 10 million tonnes est. ( Gangotery), 30 million tonnes est. ( Astro) and Bah El Heri ( Nord de Goundam) 2.2 Million tonnes est.
- Copper: potentialities in Bafing Makan ( Western Region) and Ouatagouna ( Northern Region)
- Marble : Selinkegny ( Bafoulabe) 10.6 MT estimated reserves and traces at Madibaya
- Gypsum: Taoudenit ( 35 MT est.), Indice Kereit ( Nord de Tessalit) 0.37 MT est.
- Kaolin: Potential estimated reserves ( 1MT) located in Gao ( Northern Region)
- Phosphate: Reserve located at Tamaguilelt, production of 18,000 t/per annum and an estimated potential of 12 million tonnes. There are four other potential deposits in the North of 10 million tonnes.
Lead and zinc: Tessalit in the Northern Region ( 1.7 MT of estimated reserves) and traces in Bafing Makana ( Western Region) and Fafa (Northern Mali)
- Lithium: Indications in Kayes ( Western Region) and estimated potential of 4 million tonnes in Bougouni ( Southern Region)
- Bitumen schist: Potential estimated at 870 million tonnes, indications found in Agamor and Almoustrat in the Northern Region.
- Lignite: Potential estimated at 1.3 million tonnes, indications found in Bourem ( Northern Region)
- Rock Salt: Estimated potential of 53 million tonnes in Taoudenni ( Northern Region)
- Diatomite: Estimated potential of 65 million tonnes in Douna Behri ( Northern Region)
Mali’s Petroleum potential has already attracted significant interest from investors
Mali’s Petroleum potential has been documented since the 1970’s where sporadic seismic and drilling revealed probable indications of oil. With the increasing price of global oil and gas resources, Mali has stepped up its promotion and research for oil exploration, production and potential exports. Mali could also provide a strategic transport route for Sub-Saharan oil and gas exports through to the Western world and there is the possibility of connecting the Taoudeni basin to European market through Algeria.
Work has already begun to reinterpret previously gathered geophysical and geological data collected, focusing on five sedimentary basins in the North of country including: Taoudeni, Tamesna, Ilumenden, Ditch Nara and Gao.
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.
A French armoured convoy entered Mali several days ago from neighbouring Ivory Coast, another former French colony. French troops spearheaded the overthrow of that country’s government in 2011.
The invasion has received universal support from France’s imperialist allies. The U.S., Canada and Europe are assisting financially and with military transport. To provide a figleaf of African legitimacy, plans have been accelerated to introduce troops from eight regional countries controlled by France and its allies, to join the fighting .
The French government has stated that:
“it would send 2,500 troops to support Malian government soldiers in the conflict against Islamist rebels. France has already deployed around 1,800 troops to Mali, and French carriers arrived in Bamako on Tuesday morning
A key player in the unfolding war is Algeria. The government there is anxious to prove its loyalty to imperialism. Its lengthy border with northern Mali is a key zone for the “pacification” of northern Mali upon which France and its allies are embarked.
Mali is one of the poorest places on earth but has been drawn into the whirlwind of post-September, 2001 militarization led by the United States. U.S. armed forces have been training the Mali military for years. In 2005, the U.S. established the Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership comprising eleven ‘partner’ African countries-Algeria, Burkina Faso, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
The ‘partnership’ conducts annual military exercises termed ‘Flintlock.’ This year’s exercise is to take place in Niger and according to the January 12 Globe and Mail, “Canada’s military involvement in Niger has already commenced.”
Canadian troops have participated in military exercises in west Africa since at least 2008. In 2009, Mali was named one of six “countries of focus” in Africa for Canadian aid. Beginning that year, Canadian aid to Mali leaped to where it is now one of the largest country recipients of Canada aid funds.
In 2008, Canada quietly launched a plan to establish at least six, new military bases abroad, including two in Africa. (It is not known exactly where the Africa part of the plan stands today.)
An independent offshoot of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, well know for taking hostages for ransom, tried to take advantage of the situation and seized a gas facility in Algeria. They then sought to open negotiations for ransoming their captives.
The US and France are still trying to intervene and interfere in Algeria, after attempts in 2011 to trigger political subversion was soundly defeated by the Algerian government. Al Qaeda is essentially both a casus belli, [an excuse for attacking targeted countries] and a mercenary force, deployed by the West against targeted nations.
Algeria, unwilling to wait for western powers to intervene in their country, acted swiftly to defuse this situation before the Anglo American European powers could use this as an excuse to take action in Algeria as they are doing across the region.