Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Al Jazeera asleep at the news desk; discovers "radicals" in Central African Republic nine months after pot-addled blogger writes about it

Yup, seems some radical types have infiltrated the imaginary power vacuum in the Central African Republic.

The power vacuum is real enough; it's just being allowed to fester by the US and France for their own political reasons.

The think tank here at Falling Downs had it figured out back in March. Indeed, the writing was on the wall well before that.

Obviously, the good folks at AJ knew all about it months ago, but chose not to foreground it. Why? Because at the time, France had already committed to the Mali intervention, and the US was expected to get involved in Syria. While both countries already had vast intelligence networks in place in the CAR, and both countries already had boots on the ground, it was decided at some level to leave the disintegration of the CAR off the front page for the time being.

The fact that Al Jazeera has now discovered radicals among Seleka tells you that's about to change.

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