"We're concerned any time Al Qaeda establishes a base of operations," he added. Washington is considering how to "bring our military assets to bear."
He referred to resolving the Algerian crisis. Implied is greater US Malian and regional involvement.
Claiming concern about "terrorist" involvement don't wash. Washington uses Al Qaeda and similar groups as strategic allies and adversaries. It's been done for decades. It's to advance America's imperium.
It was 2011 Libyan strategy. It's ongoing in Syria. Rhetoric belies reality. Expect stepped up Malian intervention.
Washington will get more involved. So will other NATO partners and regional allies. France will remain lead belligerent.
Protracted conflict continues. Another quagmire looms. Where it ends who knows.
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