Friday, January 11, 2013

it begins

this morning i heard on the radio that the UN security council was talking about launching the military offensive to retake northern mali sometime around next september. i guess the konna incident made things seem more urgent and france decided that it didn't want to wait.

the weird thing is that i spent a bit of time in sevare back when i visited mali in 2001. this is the sevare airport that is being used by french troops. yes, hat's pretty much the entire airport. there wasn't even much of a building.