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“France under jihadist threat”: French media promotes the war on Mali

by Cem Ertür Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:14 PM

“Military intervention by France and the other Western powers in Mali - under the guise of “defeating terrorism” - is a bridgehead for Western capital and corporations, not only into a resource-rich country, but into a large chunk of the entire African continent.”

[1]  La Croix, 17 January 2013

Mali - The conflict spreads

[caption]  French soldiers departing on Tuesday from [Mali’s capital] Bamako to the north of the country.

[2]  Liberation, 14 January 2013

Mali - The reasons for a war

[caption]  Photo by the French Army of a Mirage 2000 [fighter jet] flying over Chad on Friday night into Saturday morning to join the operations in Mali.

[1]  Aujourd’hui en France, 15 January 2013

War on Mali - Threats against France

[2]  La Depeche du Midi, 15 January 2013

Terrorism: What does France risk?

[caption]  [Soldiers standing guard] in front of Toulouse-Blagnac airport last night. […]


[1]  Le Republicain Lorrain, 15 January 2013

After [France’s military] intervention on Mali. France under jihadist threat

[photo of soldiers patrolling Bordeaux]


[2]  Ouest-France, 18 January 2013

Mobilised against terrorism

[caption]   […]  “2e RIMa” [2nd Marine Infantry Regiment] marines at the Montparnasse train station in Paris.


[1]  Le Monde, 13 January 2013

France wages war against the Islamists

Once a model country (*), Mali turns into hell. […]

[caption]  Ansar Dine fighters near Timbuktu in April 2012.

(*) Mali was a colony of France from 1892 to 1960.


[2]  L’Independant, 15 January 2013

“In war against terrorism”

“France is in war against terrorism” declared [France’s] Defence Minister [Jean-Yves] Le Drian.



Note: The excerpts from French newspapers have been translated by Cem Ertür. 


“France under jihadist threat”: French media promotes the war on Mali

propaganda alert

compiled by Cem Ertür

18 January 2013



“Military intervention by France and the other Western powers in Mali - under the guise of “defeating terrorism” - is a bridgehead for Western capital and corporations, not only into a resource-rich country, but into a large chunk of the entire African continent.”  [excerpt from Finian Cunningham’s “Preplanned Mali invasion reveals France's neo-colonialistic agenda” ]

excerpts from:  Hollande steps up France security over Mali and Somalia

BBC News, 13 January 2013

French President Francois Hollande has ordered security stepped up around public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa.

He was responding to the risk of Islamist attack after French forces attacked militants in Mali and Somalia.  [...]

France's anti-terrorism alert system known as "Vigipirate" is being reinforced immediately, with security boosted at public buildings and transport networks, particularly rail and air. Public gatherings will also be affected.

The alert will remain at red, the second-highest level at which emergency counter-attack measures are put in place.

The "struggle against terrorism" required all necessary precautions to be taken in France itself, the president said.


related articles:

Gung-ho French in another fatal African attraction

by Finian Cunningham, Press TV, 17 January 2013


By design: French Mali invasion spills into Algeria

by Tony Cartalucci, Global Research, 17 January 2013


The war on Mali. What you should know: An eldorado of uranium, gold, petroleum, strategic minerals …

by R. Teichman, Global Research, 15 January 2013

Preplanned Mali invasion reveals France's neo-colonialistic agenda

by Finian Cunningham, Press TV, 14 January 2013



from the archives:

French colonisers have not accepted the loss of their colony

by Elena Gromova, Voltaire Network, 5 December 2012


propaganda alerts:

At the service of Empire. UNICEF’s fake humanitarian appeal

by Cem Ertür, Global Research, 27 December 2012


"Mission accomplished": Le Figaro celebrates the extrajudicial execution of Mohamed Merah

by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 23 March 2012


UK Prime Minister: There is no question of an invasion or occupation of Libya

by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 21 April 2011

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