Our Government and media may often ignore the price of Western interventions, but in future conflicts and fuel for radical Islamist groups, it is still paid nonetheless.
By Owen Jones
There can certainly be no sympathy for the militia now fighting the Malian government. Originally, it was the secular nationalists of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad who led the uprising; they have now been pushed aside by Islamist jihadists with a speed that has shocked foreign analysts.
Past wars show that “once started, they can take alarming directions, have very destructive results, and often enhance the very movements they are designed to counter”.
The price of Western interventions may often be ignored by our media, but it is still paid nonetheless.
It is disturbing ~ to say the least ~ how Cameron has led Britain into Mali’s conflict without even a pretence at consultation.