Why is the UK in Mali? Going by various pronouncements, by the UK government, it would seem that we are there to aid the French in their rightful task of supporting a democratic government and stopping terrorist groups, like al Qaeda, from spreading their evil Islamist message to all an sundry. I, like many others, fell for that until they started to mention al Qaeda. It was then that I realised I should look at this in more depth. Why did I do that? Well because 'al Qaeda' is a construct of the US secret services, the CIA. There is no al Qaeda and never has been. It was always a ploy, created by the CIA, to focus the US public on a potential US threat so they could bring in laws which took away US citizens' rights under their constitution. Well what about supporting a democratic country? Well, it used to be until a military coup in March 2012 and again in December 2012.
So, why are we in Mali? Doing a little digging I found out that Germany, frightened of the imminent collapse of Fiat and the death of the dollar as a world currency, are demanding their gold reserves back from the USA and France. The Germans have decided that the future for currency reserves is going to be the gold standard, again. So what has this to do with Mali? Gold is mined in Mali and has the third highest gold production in Africa and France needs that gold. Mali also has Uranium, as does its next door neighbour, Niger.
This is not about keeping the evil Islamist terrorists at bay but more to do, in old imperialistic terms, of grabbing a country's mineral resources, not for the benefit of that country [Mali's citizens are amongst the poorest in Africa] but for the benefit of western finance.