Skip to comments.Why Obama’s military deployment against Boko Haram is too little, too late (Russia already there)
Posted on 10/28/2015 11:40:37 AM PDT by Trumpinator
Boko Haram has evolved from a local terrorist group to a regional and global security threat....Since then, Boko Haram has increased its frequency of terror attacks in Nigeria, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and expanded geographically to launching attacks in other West and Central African countries, such as Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
The U.S. support is also coming rather late in the game. The U.S. commitment of troops in Cameroon came only after China, Russia, Germany and France had already committed to help Cameroon, through defense cooperation agreements (Russia) and by providing sophisticated military equipment (China, Germany) and training for security forces (Russia, Britain, France, and the United States).
Some civil society leaders and local analysts have raised concerns that an intervention would be destabilizing. They perceive U.S. support as a proxy for competing with Russia specifically and opportunistic geopolitical positioning more broadly. Cameroon has a pivotal geographic position in the Gulf of Guinea, an oil-rich region that includes Angola, Chad, Congo Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, and Nigeria.
The timing of U.S. announcements about action against Boko Haram furthers Cameroonian skepticism about U.S. motivations, especially with respect to U.S. competition with Russia. For example, U.S. interest in helping Cameroon with anti-Boko Haram efforts increased in December 2014 after Nigeria canceled a U.S. military training exercise related to the fight against Boko Haram and turned to Russia for military equipment. Shortly thereafter, the head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Gen. David Rodriguez announced that the United States would provide military equipment and logistic training. Obamas recent announcement to deploy soldiers fulfills that promise.
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Obama is about helping terrorists. His history proves this 100%.
Compare and contrast 0bummer’s limp-wristed, panty-waist, milquetoast response to Islamic terrorists with his response to domestic dissent.
Yeah, I stopped using POS to identify our CiC sometime ago.
As does KGB/FSB Putin's.
President Obama withheld weapons and intelligence support from Nigeria in its fight against the Islamists because Jonathans administration stood by the nations laws criminalizing homosexual acts and strictly forbidding same-sex marriage.
What happened to standing with his brother slimes?
Mooselle’s pic with her #BringOur Girls Home sign was all the help Obama provided to fight Boka Haram. Putin is sending troops. What a national embarrassment those two are!
But didn’t michelle obama with bo’s support do the hashtag save the girls thing?
It's all for show.
Anyone who thinks 0bama is taking serious military action against any muzzie is extremely naive.
ObOzO can never see a fellow muslim as an enemy.
Did you get sent to a Gulag or just Human Resources?