La Croix newspaper quoted French President Emmanuel Macron as saying yesterday that the political situation in Mali has changed violently after the “coup within the coup” and that the army cannot remain in a country whose leaders lack democratic legitimacy and tend to “radical” Islam. When the French forces withdraw?
This question was posed by the French newspaper to clarify at the beginning of the analysis – written by Marie Verdi – that many Malians believe that it is necessary to negotiate with the jihadist group even if this means the establishment of an Islamic republic to put an end to instability, and confirms that the direction of matters in this regard is what Macron warned of That he would push him to withdraw his forces, he said in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, “I will not stand by a country in which there is no longer transition or democratic legitimacy.”
Macron reminded the Malians that his country had considered 3 years ago to withdraw the soldiers who had been there since 2013, from the “Serval” operation, which has now turned into “Barkhane”, to confront the jihadists. “I stayed at the request of countries, because I believed that the exit would be destabilizing. We are
The writer indicated that the political situation has changed violently after the recent coup inside the coup and the dismissal of the transitional government, because the leader of the military council, Colonel Asmi Guetta, appears to have undermined the fragile transition period and the possibility of holding elections in early 2022.
She believed that this double coup puts France in trouble, because “condemning it – as Nicolas Norman, a former diplomat and independent researcher says – leads to a lack of cooperation with the military council, thus imposing sanctions and withdrawing the Barkhane operation, which means leaving power in Mali to the jihadists.” The end is what Paris accuses of inconsistency in its policy that satisfies the succession of the son of the late President Idriss Dubai to power in Chad, and at the same time formulates democratic demands for Mali.
Norman believes that if France sees priority in the war over “jihadism”, it should be courtesy and maintain the Barkhane process, as Colonel Guetta desires, especially since many Malians see the need to negotiate with the jihadist group, even if that means establishing an Islamic republic, to put an end to it. For instability.
The author stated that Barkhane’s strategy, in light of the inability to win the war, was not to lose it, and to seek to leave once the Malian army was strengthened and to overcome the root causes of the evil that the country was suffering from, such as problems of demography, governance, education and public services, but this did not happen. Of it something.
It concluded that France’s choice between dialogue with the putsch and punishing and isolating Mali will be influenced by the position taken by the heads of state and government of the West African Group (ECOWAS) meeting in Accra, Ghana, in the presence of Guetta.