Mohamed shot Bultemeier in the chest
“They told them, ‘We are with the Islamists. We are in power. We are the masters and you are our slaves. We will do what we want.’ ”
Rapid attacks and campaigns of destruction, followed by equally rapid withdrawals may be an effective means of destroying Islamist ambitions by crushing them at their moment of victory, when they have overeached just enough to be truly vulnerable.
“We don’t want the army to catch him. It’s the women who want to arrest him so that we can kill him ourselves.”
“Those condemned to these harsh punishments were all black Malians – Sonrai, Peul, Bamba, and Della, traditionally the slaves of the Tuareg. The jihadis were a mixture of Malian Arabs and Tuaregs as well as many foreign jihadis.”
The women haven’t seen very much for a long time because the jihadis would not let them wear glasses. Hamchat Dicko, who has only one eye, said. “They didn’t want women to see the world.”
France is increasingly upset by what it sees as limited Obama administration support for the war it is waging in Mali against al Qaeda militants, including an initial U.S. demand, since dropped, that Paris foot the bill for any Air Force transport flights, French officials said.