By Ramzy Baroud in Britain:
Cashing in on Mali‘s conflict
Monday 28 January 2013
Recognised as the world’s biggest security firm, the group’s reputation took a battering after its failure to meet the conditions of the government’s Olympic security contract last year.
But with growing unrest in north and west Africa, it is expected to make a speedy recovery.
The hostage crisis at Algeria’s Ain Amenas gas plant, during which 38 hostages were killed, saw the return of al-Qaida – only this time not as extremists on the run but as well-prepared militants with the ability to strike deeply into enemy territories and cause…
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