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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Haidara Aissata
Haidara Aissata, the only female Parliament member representing northern Mali, picked up the phone earlier this month to the anguished cries of a young mother who just learned her husband had sold the couple’s 9-year-old son to al Qaeda fighters for $40.
"The Obama administration must be a part of the solution before it is too late," she said.
"In those training camps, future terror leaders are born," she said. "Terrorism is spreading. Al Qaeda is becoming stronger. The extremists don't stay in Africa. They travel to Europe and the U.S."