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Italy condemns botched British raid in Nigeria
Reuters ^ | 09Mar2012 | Steve Scherer

Posted on 03/09/2012 10:08:24 AM PST by qaz123

ROME (Reuters) - A diplomatic row broke out between London and Rome on Friday over Britain's failure to inform the Italian government before launching a botched hostage rescue mission in Nigeria.

The raid resulted in the deaths of a Briton and an Italian held hostage by a militant Islamist group.

Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara had been kidnapped last May while working for a construction company in northwest Nigeria.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hostages; nigerians; specialforces
British Special Forces and Nigerian Special Forces on a joint raid.

That's kind of like the SAS getting some kids playing army in the woods to go on a raid with them.

1 posted on 03/09/2012 10:08:33 AM PST by qaz123
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To: qaz123

Why do white people go to Nigeria?


2 posted on 03/09/2012 10:10:49 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“Why do white people go to Nigeria?”

Or Tijuana, Cairo, Beirut, Islamabad, Detroit...


3 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:11 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC

I just don’t get it. I’d go to Tijuana over Detroit myself.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 10:18:11 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Nigeria could be one of the wealthiest nations on earth if they would just stop the corruption. Natural resources (especially oil) are just so abundant, and yet the culture is still steeped in tribalism and corruption is in every aspect of life.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 10:19:46 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: MeganC

Liberal Progressive White People go to the places you mention. Just do a survey of the enlightened individuals like the ones that work for USAID. They spread our money around the world to people who wipe their a**es with their left hand.

And when they get kidnapped, hope that the people they hate the most, the MILITARY, comes and saves their asses. Just like Alan Grayson. I wonder if he hates the evil men of Blackwater after they saved him from getting his head chopped off.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 10:21:16 AM PST by qaz123
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To: EEGator

I have hundreds of Nigerian born friends myself. Some of them are in the US and some are in Nigeria. I hope to go there some day and see the country.

MOST folks go for money though. They are hired for oil exploration, drilling, refinery engineering or refinery construcion and make good money.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:06 AM PST by GulfBreeze (Still a Santorum guy !)
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To: EEGator

I just don’t get it. I’d go to Tijuana over Detroit myself.

Really? I’d go to Branson!!!


8 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:22 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Nigeria could be wealthy. Just like many African countries.

But if you have to worry that your brother, who you just made a general in your army, is going to stage a coup two weeks later and chop your head off, it probably makes for some pretty restless times.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:39 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

They will never get their act together...it’s Africa.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:34 AM PST by EEGator
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A lot of those people go. But Nigeria is predominently Christian with a large and dangerous Muslim minority and some animists. See post 7 for more info.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 10:26:16 AM PST by GulfBreeze (Still a Santorum guy !)
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To: EEGator

“Why do white people go to Nigeria?”

Oil. But, you could not pay me enough to go there.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 10:33:12 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: EEGator
....there are several reasons that Africa is known as..

the Dark Continent...

13 posted on 03/09/2012 10:37:38 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: EEGator

Tijuana is more dangerous than Baghdad and that’s a fact.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 10:45:38 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: qaz123

Britain condemns Italy over botched cruise


15 posted on 03/09/2012 10:47:19 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (what??? ?? Who knew?)
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“Just like Alan Grayson. I wonder if he hates the evil men of Blackwater after they saved him from getting his head chopped off.”

Probably. Liberals are not known for their charity or their gratitude because they think they’re entitled to what they get.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 10:47:19 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: qaz123

The story claims the raid was botched because the Muslim extremist (I know that’s redundant) group executed the hostages. What the story does not mention is how many Mohammedans were killed by British special forces and whether those special forces showed ham sandwiches down the throats of the deceased, poured gasoline over them, and set their bodies afire so they could not be “ritually clensed” thus condemning them to—by Mohammed’s teachings—to hell for all eternity. But than anyone who follows Mohammed’s teachings is in grave danger of spending eternity in hell.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 10:56:50 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: MeganC

I did not know that. How about Baghdad vs. Detroit?


18 posted on 03/09/2012 11:08:11 AM PST by EEGator
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To: GulfBreeze

I only have one...he wrote me an e-mail. Seriously though, I will never step foot on Africa. More power to you for going. Islam will get worse and worse.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 11:10:21 AM PST by EEGator
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Yes, that sounds like PC and it got those hostages killed.

But lets remember it was the 'peaceloving' Muslims who were responsible.

20 posted on 03/09/2012 11:13:43 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: MeganC

or Memphis


21 posted on 03/09/2012 11:39:45 AM PST by 556x45
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AP has eyewitness accounts at this link:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ghtFUbcv_sL74EQ507FZoEJ5o62A?docId=CNG.b06a4b33ea6d9916fe5787f1ae294808.811


22 posted on 03/09/2012 11:52:23 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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