Almost a month after France went to war against AQIM in northern Mali, Vicki Huddleston, who served as US ambassador to the country from 2002-05, accused Paris of building up the very threat its soldiers are now fighting against.
And France, in turn, could denounce the United States, for sending weapons to the mujahedin in Afghanistan, which weapons were then of great use to the Taliban. And it could denounce the United States for supporting, for many decades, with money and military aid, the endlessly meretricious Muslim state of Pakistan, which used that American money to pay for A. Q. Khan and the military projecte.
And both France and the United States could accuse Great Britain of giving asylum to many well-known Muslim fanatics, fanatics who are then impossible to dislodge.
And every government in the Western world should issue a je m'accuse, and beg forgiveness of those whom in presumes to instruct and protect, for having over the past decades allowed so many carriers of Islam to settle in their countries, where their deep behind what Muslims themselves are taught to regard as enemy lines, and where their large-scale presence has led to a situation, for the indigenous Infidels, that is more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous than would be the case without that large-scale Muslim presence.
It's not just the ransoms, that the French and others have paid. And not only in money: sometimes they have paid in the coin of appeasement. Think of how many "Palestinian" terrorists have been freed prematurely, in order to "avoid trouble" -- by France, by Italy (the Klinghoffer killer), by Germany.
There's been several decades of wilful ignorance about Islam, and idiocy in the Western response.
Isn't that enough? .