After the threats and the targeted sanctions, war is declared and opened between the authorities of the Transition and the ECOWAS. With the climbing and the muscles tense on both sides, what is an option left in Assimi?
“You can’t make the people happy without him”. Assimi may well be animated by the best intentions for the Malian people, he no longer has a choice. He must descend into the arena to convince us and tell us why we will have to accept the sacrifices and the hard times that lie ahead.
Because, Mali is at a crossroads. Never, even in the darkest hours of our history, have we had to face so many adversities at once. Wanting to stay the course, sticking to your options is a choice. A choice to be made. But like Churchill promising the English blood, sweat and tears in WWII, but also promising a better tomorrow. The game must be worth the candle. It is not necessary that it is just out of pride that one wants to stand up. Because, to date, despite propaganda and hateful messages against evil thinking, very few actions have been taken to unite energies, and / or failing that, to explain which direction is chosen.
Assimi, today, has two possible postures: capitulate and come back in the fold, with the feeling of not having been understood, and the clear conscience of having tried, or holding, explaining to the Malians and taking the lead, in showing us the direction of the promised land. He can no longer be silent. He can no longer continue to have an attitude of distrust of everything and everyone.
He must choose.