Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Missing Nigeria Schoolgirls: Where Boko Haram Gets Its Weapons
NBC News ^ | 5/14/2014 | Robert Windrem

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 group’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; jihadiweapons; missingschoolgirls; nigeria
"However, these 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."

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.

1 posted on 05/14/2014 7:43:16 AM PDT by detective
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: detective

Where are they getting arms? Hmmm, maybe...Benghazi? Or at least, they were...


2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

“...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.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:48:49 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

~ General George S. Patton



Support Free Republic

click the pic and donate today


4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:06 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rjsimmon

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.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: detective

The article is nonsense.

Agreed.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 7:51:43 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

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.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: detective
No mention of Hillary Clinton's saying Boko Haram is not a Terrorist Group!

If Sarah Palin had done that the Liberal Press would hound her endlessly.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:53:49 AM PDT by sr4402
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rktman
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.

Rats. I always hear about the sales when they are over...(pouting).

(LOL!)

9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:54:54 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I noticed they didn’t address the origins of firearms and heavier weapons people might be defending themselves with...


10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: griswold3

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.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 8:06:18 AM PDT by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: detective
The worlds biggest weapons provider to Islamic terrorists:


12 posted on 05/14/2014 8:18:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rjsimmon

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.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 8:25:44 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rktman
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.

But did they have any .22lr in stock???

14 posted on 05/14/2014 8:32:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: trebb

Nah. The one thing that was missing. :>}


15 posted on 05/14/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: detective

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 ?


16 posted on 05/14/2014 8:45:40 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: detective

I thought they got them from unregulated gun shows /s


17 posted on 05/14/2014 8:55:27 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rktman

you beat me to it.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 8:56:27 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: sr4402

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.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 9:05:38 AM PDT by yoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: detective

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.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 9:10:45 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Smokin' Joe

“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.”

I bought 2 F15’s. Got them home and while working on the armaments package, a rogue wave hit my boat and all the armaments are now at the bottom of the lake.

Don’t you hate when that happens?


21 posted on 05/14/2014 9:23:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz
Yeah. Consider getting outriggers...

It won't stop all the rogue waves, but it might help. (8^D)

22 posted on 05/14/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: detective

I just wrote about where Boko Haram obtained its weapons from and that is in the wake of the Libyan Civil War.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson