Skip to comments.Mali Coup Leaders Seized Power Days After Returning From Military Training Camp in Russia
Posted on 08/25/2020 8:19:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The leaders of the coup that ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita spent most of the year training in Russia before returning to boot out the democratically-elected leader at gunpoint, according to sources in the Malian military.
The rebels took control of Mali's largest military base in Kati, just outside the capital, Bamako, on Tuesday before storming Keita's official residence, seizing the president and forcing him to resign as leader of the West African nation.
Numerous media outlets, including the BBC, immediately reported that the coup was led by Malick Diaw and Sadio Camara, two army colonels who hold top positions at the Kati military base and who are reportedly very close friends. But there's something else both men have in common -- they were trained by the military in Russia.
Two Malian military officials told The Daily Beast that both Diaw and Camara were in Russia before they returned to Mali to stage Tuesday's coup, confirming a local media report. The two officers are said to have departed Bamako for Moscow early in the year to attend military training sponsored by the Russian armed forces, they returned a little over a week before the coup was executed.
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OMG, I misread the title as Mail (not Mail) coup leaders and thought, NOW what are the Dems trying to pull?! hahaha
Mail (not Mali)
Africa is being carved up between China and Russia. I guess colonialism is ok as long as it’s not, “western colonialism.”
Mostly China, and they aren’t trying to colonize it. China wants to extract their natural resources and then leave. They want nothing to do with trying to run those countries or manage the people living there. There’s oil, gas, precious stones, and rare Earth elements used in manufacturing in the ground. Once they get all that stuff out of the ground, you won’t see a Chinese face within 1,000 miles of there.
They’re smart enough to not waste time and money playing that game. They know the world is dominated not by having colonies, but by controlling the economy.
Do you know anything about either of them?
Who is the good guy here.... LOL
Wondering the same thing.
generally there ain’t good guys, just varying levels of bad.
There's a whole bunch of (sounds like) India-sourced op-eds that normally flood my home feed on the Roku YouTube app. They've got quite a different POV regarding the Russia-China relationship to what shows up when I do a search for said videos here. Lots of kumbaya-Russia-China-cooperation BS shows up. The other stuff isn't. The channel name is something like TSInews or some such. Oh, here it is, TFIglobal.
That's possibly a consequence of media collusion with Russia. ;^)
The coup removed some soft-on-islamic-terrorism jerkoff, so that's an improvement.
The Russians want Mali?
Good luck with that.
It appears they were well-trained.
Third World Military officers love to attend military schools in the West and in the former Warsaw Pact. It is a vacation for most of them and they are usually well compensated for the opportunity to live in a First World Country. The U.S. interests in this practice are to to enlist current or future allies, or at least convince them to be friendly or neutral. While the media frequently accuse us of teaching them how to conduct a coup, we don’t. Russia, on the other hand, have no such constraint. Successful coups are led by insiders who know their government, their culture, and their tribal/regional organizations. You won’t get that at Benning or Leavenworth.
[singing] Ma-Ma-Mali, goodbye...
“Africa is being carved up between China and Russia. I guess colonialism is ok as long as its not, western colonialism.”
I wonder how popular Tarzan movies made in the 40’s are in China and Russia? Can you picture some Chinese explorers getting trapped in quicksand or ran down by an elephant stampede.
Then why are they seizing territories that belong to other nations? There is a fight looming that we will have to face soon.
The largest geologically unexplored sedimentary basin in Africa (think oil) is partially under Mali.
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