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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Amadou Toumani Touré
Soldiers looted the presidential palace Thursday of one of the few established democracies in this corner of Africa, hours after ousting Mali's president just one month before he was due to step down at the end of his legal term.
Drunken soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa.
He noted it was only a matter of time before the Islamists headed south to take over the capital, Bamako.