Skip to comments.Missing Nigeria Schoolgirls: Where Boko Haram Gets Its Weapons
Posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:16 AM PDT by detective
Boko Haram is conducting its campaign of terror in the northeast corner of Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon on the cheap, making mayhem with a makeshift collection of small arms, automatic weapons, rifles, rocket- propelled grenades and mortars, experts on the turbulent region say.
Most of the Islamic terror groups weapons are either stolen from Nigerian military stocks or purchased on the thriving Central African arms black market, say the experts, including current and former U.S. officials.
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A statement from one anonymous "official" is the basis for the article. The point of the article is that Boko Haram is not trained, funded or supplied by other Islamic groups primarily Libyan Muslims and AQ.
The article is nonsense. This terrorism in Nigeria is one more consequence of the so called Arab Spring and the American involvement in Libya.
Where are they getting arms? Hmmm, maybe...Benghazi? Or at least, they were...
“...arms are not being acquired systematically from other militant groups including al Qaeda and its African affiliates — but through “shady, black market” arrangements across barely marked borders, as the official put it.”
And the Shady Black Market by the Barely Marked Border gets them from the arms fairy, the official concluded.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
~ General George S. Patton
Uh, at all those unregulated “gun shows” where you can get anything you want without so much as a question being asked. Around the first of the month we had a “gun show” here in town and they were selling anti tank missles and f-15’s at bargain prices.
The article is nonsense.
You see what the agenda is here, right.
The UN wants jurisdiction to ban all gun sales all around the Globe, and they will use things like this to try to convince people that it’s a good idea.
If Sarah Palin had done that the Liberal Press would hound her endlessly.
Rats. I always hear about the sales when they are over...(pouting).
I noticed they didn’t address the origins of firearms and heavier weapons people might be defending themselves with...
However, it is protecting the theme that “Al Qaeda is finished” which the Won keeps promoting. A some point in time, Americans will realize the exponential growth of Al Qaeda under the administration of Obama and Clinton. It is breathtaking.
The worlds biggest weapons provider to Islamic terrorists:
I read not too long ago that the arms used by this so-called Nigerian “ragtag” militia came from American depots of arms designated for AQ and stored in Libya, when the Obama sponsored revolution took out Gaddafi and left the country in chaos.
But did they have any .22lr in stock???
Nah. The one thing that was missing. :>}
Definitely bull crap. This is a front story to wash away any suspicious covert US to Boko Haram arms deals. We were told that one of the reasons the Nigerian armed forces did not respond when it had a 4 hour warning to the kidnapping, is that they were reluctant because Boko Haram has better equipment. How did they get that better equipment if they were just poor terrorists ?
I thought they got them from unregulated gun shows /s
you beat me to it.
Hillary Clinton was only following orders from her boss, president Obama, not to label Boko Haram as a terrorist group probably because they practice Islam.....we know them now as an Islamic Terrorist Group...their crime of kidnapping is a cultural act...sad and barbaric...it has gone on for centuries in that part of the world AND only Muslims can stop the practice.
I suppose we’ll find out soon if this is a replay of ‘Obama killed Osama’ to rescue his poor approval ratings and divert from the numerous 0bama scandals.