US Trained Mali Rebels Who Overthrew Government

General Carter Ham, the AFRICOM commander for the Pentagon, admitted last week that the US had helped trained the Mali rebels, including Captain Amadou Sanogo, who led the military coup which overthrew Mali’s constitutionally-elected government. In describing the statement Ham made at the Ralph Bunche center, Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff is highly critical of […]

Nigeria’s Jos Plateau – “Land of Peace and Tourism”

They call Nigeria’s Jos Plateau “the land of peace and tourism”, but the visitor that has been haunting this Nigerian state has been mayhem, destruction and death. This plateau in central Nigeria has long been known for its mineral wealth, its archaeological riches and its temperate climate. It would seem to have everything needed for […]

Yemen, North Africa and the Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism

General Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan recently commented that “We’ve been at this for about seven months now and I believe we’ve made progress.” In fact, it is entirely possible that a further build-up of US troops in Afghanistan could militarily defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least keep them […]