On last night's show, I reported on Justin Trudeau's plan to send 250 Canadian troops to Mali, and explained why this mission is of no interest to Canada.
Of the more than 200 countries in the world, Mali is one of the most dissimilar to Canada. There is little immigration between Canada and Mali; imports from Mali totalled less than a million dollars; it's 90 per cent Muslim — and much of the country is run by terrorists or bandits.
One hundred and sixty-two UN peacekeepers have already been killed in Mali, making it by far the deadliest UN ongoing UN peacekeeping mission. But it's not really a "peacekeeping" mission, because there is no peace to keep.