I recently read a story on Wired Magazine that peaked my interest. Only yesterday I wrote about on Nation of Change about France’s imperial war of aggression and how numerous war crimes were committed in the name of stopping terrorism. The article by David Axe notes “What follows are the 10 most important weapons of the fighting so far in Mali. Most of them are French, although Paris’ allies and one private company have also contributed hardware. If the war drags on much longer and the U.S. gets involved, the major weaponry of the Mali war could start looking a lot more familiar to American audiences.”
(http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/01/weapons-of-the-mali-war/) From these weapons, I found that an interesting host of characters and groups are profiting from those who are dying in Northern Mali thanks to numerous pages on Wikipedia.