Comment: None of this would be happening if

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None of this would be happening if

we had stayed out of the Libyan civil war, had encouraged our European friends to do the same, and they had listened to us. If Ghadaffi were still in power, his Tuareg troops would have never joined up with al Qaida in Mali, France (with U.S. approval and support) wouldn't be meddling in Mali, thereby giving this Algerian branch of al Qaida a reason to take Western hostages.