After the uprising against the military puppets against puppet president of Mali in March this year, a vacuum of power had been formed in the North of the country that was gradually filled by the Mujahideen and the rebels of the nationalist group Popular Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, or MPLA. Mujahideen and the MPLA signed a contract, it is assumed that both parties will follow the Sharia Law and avoid violations of Islamic principles, writes UmmaNews.
But this summer nationalists have broken the treaty, then the Mujahideen were forced to use force - MPLA faction was defeated, and fled to join the remaining minion elements in northern Mali.
Since then, according to international observers, the north of Mali has become the real center of the Mujahideen in Africa - a huge area (see map), comparable in size to France, has fallen under the control of the Mujahideen, an impressive stockpile of weapons (including Gaddafi's arsenals), which, according to some would be enough to fully arm at least two armies, the support of the local population - all made Azawad impregnable fortress.
The current situation is comprehensively understood by international aggressors, who are nursing a plan of military intervention in Mali, but do not dare to do so, and local puppets.
All the above had made the puppet "president" Traore to make an official statement at the end of the week.
As reported by AFP, Traore proposed Mujahideen to get to the peace table. The offer was made on Friday, the eve of the so-called "Independence Day of Mali", on local TV.
"As we are preparing for it, we will wage war if no other choice is left to us", said the "president".
"But we reaffirm here that our first choice remains dialogue and negotiation... I call on all armed groups operating in the north of our country to agree to commit resolutely to the path of dialogue and of negotiation in a sincere and constructive fashion".
Mujahideen response was not delayed in coming - allied with al-Qaeda movement are ready to start negotiations, but only on condition that the ruling military regime Mali returns to Islam and establish Sharia.
This statement, as reported by AFP, was made by a security chief in the city of Gao held by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), Alioune Toure.
"We accept the hand Mr Traore has held out on one condition, that Mali implements sharia, the law of God, that's the only condition", Emir Toure told AFP.
But he warned, "If it's war that they want, we also agree. God is the strongest".
Toure said that the Mujahideen did not consider "president" Traore to be legitimate ruler of the Muslims, because of the fact that he does not rule by Sharia Law.
"We are for holy way, nothing will stop us on the path of holy war", Emir Toure said.
Department of Monitoring