EU and the US prepare military intervention in Mali
By Ernst Wolff; 26 October 2012 – WSWS
One week ago, the European press was singing the praises of the European Union (EU) as this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. At the same time, top European diplomats were preparing for another imperialist military intervention in Africa. Chief EU diplomat Catherine Ashton was given responsibility for presenting a concept for a “Mali mission” within 30 days.
According to statements by EU diplomats, such a mission involves the deployment of 150 European military experts to train Malian and African troops over