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Containing China by “Fighting Al-Qaeda” in Africa

Harnessing Asia's growth and dynamism is central to the West (Corporations) economic and strategic interests. - Hillary Clinton.

France’s military intervention into Mali may at first glance appear to have little to do with the U.S. “pivot” to Asia. But as a French mission supposedly meant to bolster a U.N. sanctioned and African-led intervention has gone from “a question of weeks” to “the total re-conquest of Mali,” what may have begun as a French affair has now become a Western Corporations intervention. And this in turn has drawn wider strategic interests into the conflict. Strategic interests, it is becoming clearer, shaped by the imperatives of the West Corporations Asia pivot. Read more.