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Nigerian defense chief claims abducted schoolgirls located
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/26/14 | Fox/AP

Posted on 05/26/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Nigeria's defense chief is claiming that the country’s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot go in with force to free them.

Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the country's much criticized military on Monday that Nigerian troops can save the girls, according to The Associated Press. But he added, "we can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; nigeria
Hasn't yet been confirmed. Hope it's true.
1 posted on 05/26/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Rescuing those girls will cost a very high price....one way or the other.

Leni

2 posted on 05/26/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Advertizing that they know where they are is just stupid and could get them killed or moved.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 4:16:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: MinuteGal

No doubt.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Guess who's really good at rescuing....THE USA!!!!

The guy should shut his mouth....or was it a tip off for his buddies.

5 posted on 05/26/2014 4:19:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If Russian SpecOps can’t pull it off, no way the Nigerians can. If they try those girls are dead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis

AND the Nigerian track record is not comforting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westgate_shopping_mall_attack


6 posted on 05/26/2014 4:21:10 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Red_Devil 232

Might as well write a letter...Hey dudes...Move the girls...and don’t forget my Lamborghini..


7 posted on 05/26/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, he either screwed up big time or he sent a message to the bad guys.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic.)
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To: MinuteGal

There are some top notch military contractors in South Africa.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 4:27:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sacajaweau; Red_Devil 232; ButThreeLeftsDo

Maybe they don’t know where they are, and they hope by getting them to move them they will find out.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 4:29:33 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: cripplecreek
Huh?

Leni

11 posted on 05/26/2014 4:32:50 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cripplecreek

My understanding is that the Nigerians prefer to hire gringos for their PMC work. I know some ex-US mil guys that have done a stint in Nigerian as instructors.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 4:37:02 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: MinuteGal

I just think our best bet is to pay a group like Executive Outcomes to take care of this. They sent something like 120 personnel into Sierra Leone in the midst of a civil war and seized control of the county for the legitimate government.

They’re led by retired SA special forces and use primarily African troops.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 4:39:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The UN would squeal like pigs if private contractors did the job but I personally couldn’t care less what the UN likes.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 4:45:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The country is so corrupt that I can’t trust ANY government official’s statement.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 4:54:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Hugin

I found a picture of this great leader. What a piece of cr**.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 4:55:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

http://www.punchng.com/news/obama-sends-drones-100-us-troops-to-niger/


17 posted on 05/26/2014 5:00:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Bet this news release does NOT help in freeing them.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 5:18:33 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Yep. Like it says on the FR reply post page...

Loose lips sink ships.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic.)
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To: cripplecreek

Executive Outcomes was dissolved on 31 December 1998.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 5:31:41 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

They’re still around under various names.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 5:34:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Go in....kill a l l the Islamist,women children grandma’s. All of them

Then burn everything and salt the earth with a triple dose over the mosque site

Wipe them off the earth,never more to be a threat


22 posted on 05/26/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Sacajaweau
Guess who's really good at rescuing....THE USA!!!!

We were good at rescuing, before the Messiah started squatting in the White Hut.

23 posted on 05/26/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Russian special forces suck at hostage rescue. They are good cut throats that will go in and kill the bad guy (or the good guys given the current regime), but in typical Russian fashion put a low priority on civilian life. The Moscow theater rescue and Beslan are great examples of how you might as well bomb the hostages before calling them in.

I do not want to stereotype Nigerian forces because I do not know much about the country, maybe they are very professional and seasoned combatants. But I suspect some pessimism is warranted.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Can you imagine what an imbecile this dude is? UCMTU. We have no business in this African effort— None. It is not constitutional. We are going to spend 100s of millions!! but for the murderers in Benghazi— not 1 damned dime!!


25 posted on 05/26/2014 7:38:17 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: cripplecreek
Thanks for the explanation.

Never heard of them.

Leni

26 posted on 05/26/2014 9:09:59 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: mad_as_he$$

Read online that Israel was willing to help, since the IDF knows how to deal with terrorists.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 11:03:56 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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