Two years after the French drove the Sharia regime out of power in Mali, the jihadists are still active. The fallacy of the analysts who predict that the “war on terror” (or whatever they call the defense against the global jihad these days) will last ten years, or twenty, or 100, is that they think it will actually have an end. It will not: as long as there are people who believe that the creator of the universe wants them to fight against and subjugate those who do not believe in him, the jihad will continue.
“Islamist militants kill seven Malian soldiers in dawn attack,” Reuters, January 6, 2015:
Islamist gunmen killed at least seven Malian soldiers near the Mauritanian border, a local mayor said in Monday, in a dawn raid that illustrated continuing volatility two years after France helped take back territory seized by al Qaeda-linked militants.
A spokesman for the Malian army confirmed the attack in the town of Nampala, about 520 km (320 miles) northeast of the capital Bamako, but declined to give details about casualties.
Oumar Diakite, the mayor of neighbouring Diabaly district, said the attack started at 4 a.m. (0400 GMT). “The Islamists were on motorbikes and some were on foot. They killed seven soldiers before they were chased out of the town around 11 by a reinforcement of the army,” Diakite told Reuters by telephone….