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Mali's Tuareg-Uranium Conspiracy

Alex Constantine - April 6, 2012

By Moeen Raoof
Global Research, April 3, 2012

Tuareg 300x187 - Mali's Tuareg-Uranium ConspiracyTuareg Fighters (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

The recent Coup in Mali by a Army Officer Captain while all the Generals, Brigadiers, Colonels and Majors are nowhere to be seen or heard should not be seen in isolation or simplistically.

The Tuaregs living in Northern Mali, Northern Niger, Southern Algeria and southern Libya are a Nomadic Pastoral People with no ambitions for statehood, only recognition of their particular culture and freedom to travel without hindrance in the Saharan Region.

The conflict in Libya has had a devastating effect in Niger and Mali where the nomadic Tuareg peoples in the Sahara Desert regions of northern Niger and Mali and southern Libya have been involved in a spate of kidnappings and armed uprisings known as the ‘Tuareg rebellion’. This is especially dangerous for northern Niger in and around the town of Arlit, an industrial town located in the Agadez region, where uranium is mined by French companies in two large uranium mines (Arlit and Akouta).

Arlit was the subject of the Niger uranium forgeries when President George W. Bush, in the build-up to the (illegal) Iraq war, in his 2003 State of the Union address stated, ‘The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa,’ when it was alleged that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase ‘yellowcake’ uranium powder from Niger during the Iraq disarmament crisis. These 16 words and the intelligence in this regard were later found to be baseless and rubbished by US intelligence agencies, albeit too late for innocent Iraqis who lost their lives over a lie during the war years.

Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who travelled to Niger to investigate the Iraq/yellowcake plot, concluded that it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place, thus clearing Saddam Hussein of any re-starting of Iraq’s WMD (weapons of mass destruction) programme. Ambassador Wilson was punished for this by the outing of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA agent, allegedly by an official working in then vice-president Dick Cheney’s Oofice in the White House, which was also the plot of the movie ‘Fair Game’ released in 2010.

Put simply, this is about uranium to be found in the Tuareg areas of Mali, Niger and Libya, the next step will be UN/ECOWAS/NATO Peace-keepers, Military intervention and killing of thousands of Tuaregs.

Moeen Raoof is a Humanitarian & Emergency Aid Consultant and Conflict Analyst. He undertook an investigation of the Bush Yellowcake/Iraq claim prior to the Iraq invasion by traveling to Niger at the same time as Ambassador Wilson's Mission.



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    1. r> emember operation uranium ship?

      Operation Uranium Ship [Paperback]
      Dennis Eisenberg (Author)
      Eli Landau (Author)
      Menahem Portugali (Author)

      In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, the Israelis found that the French cut off their uranium supply for political reasons. What did the Israelis do? They got hold of some by snatching it up in transit.

      The story is told from a man on the ground perspective. Weaving together the different stories in a fast paced tale, Eisenberg tells a story in a manner similar to a thriller novel. With intriguing characters like the former sniper whose family thought he was a travelling businessman, Eisenberg tells the story with an eye for the detail of the personalities of the people involved in the Plumbat Affair.


  1. They still got the uranium by stealing it; then went out, got nukes, and then set up arrangements to sell nukes to apartheid south africa. You know them; the ones who cooperated with the Rhodesian racists to spread biologicals in six provinces of what was to become Zimbabwe in the Rhodesian Front War (middle 80’s). See book by Henrik Ellert and article by Ian Martinez; Third World Quarterly Vol.23,#6, pp. 1159-1179. This may have been where Steven Hatfill, a possible suspect in that notorious anthrax spreading in WA DC going after the opponents to the subversive “anti-terrorism” initiatives got his start. Notice how we really never got a viable suspect in that spreading; Ivins wasn’t the one and didn’t fit into the evidence trail.

  2. There was a three nation spy network exposed involving police in the US, the israelis, and apartheid south africa; that happened around 1985, if I remember correctly. Notice how everyone is just hoping that people forget about that massive crime of that spreading that was clearly politically motivated.

  3. It was fun; we’d go around talking about the contra child trafficking networks and one day at a supermarket, I found one of those high level Bush supporters in a checkout line 4pm in the city. I told the two traitor pigs about it and they exploded right there in that crowded supermarket, yelling,”sue, sue, sue!!” just like Hatfill when he was accused. See, if Bush rigs the system by appointing judges as he did appointing a huge amount of them, then Hatfill would get a settlement in front of one even if he was guilty because as so many other ops like that, because he could blackmail Bush and company. I’ll bet he saw it as payment for the dirty deeds during the 80’s. He was supposed to have been in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe around that time “going to college”. What? he couldn’t get accepted here?

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