And we thought the Libya war was tucked neatly away. It seems all those weapons, loosed from the old Qadaffi regime, are now set loose in the desert nation of Mali, a former French colony. French forces are on the ground and in the air, fighting against, well who? Conn Halinan of Foreign Policy in Focus, sheds much needed light on this confusing and exceedingly dangerous situation. A Pandora’s Box has been opened in northern Africa, and the likely beneficiaries are the Chinese, but not France or the US. Does the word Quagmire sound familiar?