Let the African die on their own if they want to take it upon themselves to "LEAD" the strikes/battles against the muzlem Xtremists in Northern Mali. We don't need to waste any American resources that will add to the red ink without a defined strategic objective of annialation of ALL THESE TYPES OF MUZLEM SECTS/FACTIONS. Piece meal peace-making has become a bain to America. Fight to win outright or keep our boys, girls, planes, ships and bullets safe until we need to protect something of value with a goal to wipe out any threat(s) in the future. With the coming sequestrations of the combined US Military...you better own your own little piece of defense! Support the 2nd and act like the Swiss!