Skip to comments.Refugees in Nigeria tell of Boko Haram savagery (Time for boots on the ground?
Posted on 02/13/2015 1:12:08 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
Violent attacks by Boko Haram have caused many to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis within Nigeria and neighboring countries.
Refugees say they have witnessed brutal acts of savagery, with men's throats being slit and women being held as "war booty."
Chad has become the latest country on the border with Nigeria to be affected by a Boko Haram attack.
The BBC's Tom Oladipo went to Yola village in Aadamawa state in northeast Nigeria and spoke to refugees there.
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Some in the media have likened ISIS to the Nazis. Given that Boko Haram is just as savage a terrorist entity as ISIS, Boko Haram could also be likened to being Nazis.
With that in mind, if we were to put boots on the ground to deal with ISIS, should the same be done to deal with Boko Haram?
Does humanitarianism factor into this, or should we only deal with terrorists that factor into our national interests? If so, why do some bring up liberating Iraq from Saddam as justification for going into Iraq, or ISIS being like the Nazis and not just leave things within a purely national interest model when/if it comes to putting boots on the ground?
National socialism have been linked to Islamic terror ever since the end of WWII. Arab nationalism + Islamic socialism = Islamic national socialism.
Africa is a s***hole, no boots.
I would rather see us work with Christian tribal leaders to arm Christian militia. I don’t know how the Nigerian government would feel about that though.
And Syria isn’t?
With that in mind, should we just stick to arming the Kurds?
Thank you, Mr. President. Efforts ought to be restricted to civilized areas?
Do you agree with many within the media (both Television and print) that liken ISIS to the Nazis?
It would seem that both Boko Haram and ISIS would easily fall within the parameters of being like the Nazis.
No boots in Syria either.
Christian militias led by private contractors.
There are some very good private contractors already based in Africa and paying them to work with the militias would probably be far more cost effective and sending American troops.
Aren’t folks tired yet spending our treasure and the lives of our service members for a bunch of ungrateful foreigners who are to incompetent to defend themselves?
Since White people are evil imperialists, we should not hinder the progress of non Whites. Africans should fix Africa, ragheads should fix the sandbox.
No boots on the ground UNLESS they are willing to pull all the stops and let those boots do whatever needs to be done; no holds barred; death and destruction to the enemy and total evisceration of Sharia Law.
Nothing less in Nigeria or anywhere else it is deemed necessary to put boots on the ground.
So in your opinion it should be no to U.S. boots on the ground in Syria/Iraq to deal with ISIS AND no to boots on the ground to deal with Boko Haram?
There are ‘boots on the ground’ already. Nigeria has an over 100,000 man army, plus air force, navy and security/police. If they can’t or won’t fight for themselves, there’s precious little we can do for them.
This. Boko Haram is Africa's problem. Let them deal with it. Yes, they're savages but savagery is no stranger to Africa.
When they become a threat to the United States, then we can consider boots on the ground.
No. Not time for boots on the ground. They want to goad us into a war favoring one group of Muslims over another group of Muslims when all of them would just as soon slit our throats (as soon as they are done milking us for weapons and “training”).
The only US boots should be on the ground at the US/Mexican border. No more American s should die in the Middle East or Africa. If these people want to fight themselves, then more power to them.
I was already tired of it 20 years ago.
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