Why Niger is right. Europe and Canada should be fighting with them.

First, here is the AFP story referred to in teh SITREP by STRATFOR in an earlier post:

European countries must reinforce north African armies battling Islamist militants or the security situation will deteriorate and they will be forced to move, a senior Niger official said Friday.

“When speaking of security, Europe thinks of closing up, securing the interior and the borders, but the principal security of Europe is the security and development of Africa,” said Amadou Marou, president of the National Consultative Council that is managing the country’s political transition following a military coup in February.

His comments follow the kidnapping last month of five French nationals, a Madagascan and a Togolese from an uranium mining town in Niger by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

AQIM, which has exploited the vast spaces of the Sahara desert and Sahel scrub-land to stage attacks in a number of countries in the region, is believed to be holding the prisoners in a mountainous desert region in northeastern Mali.

“Somalia got away from us and northern Mali is in the process of getting away from us,” said Marou, speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of a meeting organised by the lay Catholic community Sant’Egidio.

“If the Europeans don’t reinforce security in this area, they’ll have to move,” he added.

North African counter-terrorism experts held two days of meetings this past week with their G8 counterparts on how to step up regional cooperation and battle Islamic militants linked to Al-Qaeda.

“The Sahel is very fragile, fertile ground for all sorts of terror and trafficking,” said Marou.

© ANP/AFP

He certainly has a point. Europeans have to get a handle on their own immigration most certainly as does the rest of the infidel world. But if Islam (radical, orthodox, traditional, whatever you want to call it) is to be fought, it must be fought where it is taking massive amounts of territory and resources away from more or less secular and more or less rational peoples.

We cannot for example, claim to be fighting Islam and attempting to curb its growing influence in Western nations while packing up and leaving Afghanistan or watching Somali militants grow in power and territory, threatening neighbouring nations and peoples and attacking non-Muslim peoples all over Africa, especially Christians and those opposed to draconian (as if there was any other kind) Islamic rule. Sooner or later, we will face off with islam in a more or less conventional military scenario. But the longer we wait, the higher the cost in blood and treasure.

Imagine Muslims like the Somali, Al-Shabab manage to get control of significant parts of North Africa land and sea. That they manage to destabilize governments in Africa that actually allow development and growth for their people, and eitehr stop the export of resources, or take control of those resources and force even more concessions of freedoms and secular laws from the west in exchange for their resources. So far, its just oil. Wait till its fertilizer materials, metals, other strategic resources.

The right time, and the cheap time to fight Islam is now, and partially in North Africa, and arguably in Afghanistan. We can win it now. Imagine the cost in 10 years.

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8 Replies to “Why Niger is right. Europe and Canada should be fighting with them.”

  1. The point is though that officially there is no war with islam going on. The enemy is still yet to be clearly defined. Are we making a real difference in Afghanistan? I am not sure. Even without Taliban in power the country is 100% muslim and based on sharia law. Needless to say a new islamic state in Iraq is still very much a possibility. Given our current military strategy it sure looks like there will be no end of fighting in Afghanistan at least not for a long time.

  2. Ethiopia is in the same neck of woods as Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. Ethiopia was once a predominantly Christian country, but what the influx of Muslims and their high birth rate, it is just marginally Christian.

    If Ethiopia is attacked from within by its huge Muslim minority, and they are helped by surrounding Islamic countries, which they will as they are duty bound, all backed by Saudi Arabian money, and its political influence in Washington, the one historic Christian country in East Africa will be no more.

  3. The problem in Afghanistan is that we aren’t fighting to win the war, we are fighting to win the hearts and minds. This is an attempt to fight war on the cheap and ends up costing more money and lives then fighting to win. As to the rest yes we have to fight in Africa, and the Middle East, and the Far East when the Moslems go on the move even more then they are now. One thing we will need to do is to start working to roll back some of their conquests, some of which were made during the 20th Century. 1/2 Cyprus was taken by force in the 1970s, Lebanon was taken by force in the 1980s and 1990s, now Nations in Africa are being taken. When are we going to wake up and face reality, this is a move by a dictatorial religion to conquer the world? To win even a few decades of peace we will have to defend all nations under attack, and try and roll back former conquests.

    Welcome to the real world, not the fantasy world so many want to live in.

  4. Niger has defined the enemy for the west, despite over 1,300 years of the west fighting the ideology known as Islam.

    Should we let Africa fall to Islam, then the western world will have lost the most important continent of the 21st century.

    Africa has untold and untapped wealth which the west is only now seeing as valuable. If it should fall into the hands of Islam, then its leaders will have much more than OPEC oil and gas to control the west by.

    Its articles and reports like this that shows me that we are creeping ever closer to declaring war on Islam as the west once did against the Axis and Communism (though that fight has largely been ignored since the fall of the Soviet Union 20 years ago).

    May Africa never fall into Muslim hands.

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