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Running Boko Haram Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    2,000 dead this time?

    Boko Haram offensive? Reports say at least 16 villages attacked, 2,000 feared killed.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    This is from May, but it's pretty interesting. Basically, the Nigerian populace is between a rock and a hard place with the Boko Haram and the Nigerian military, who aren't exactly babyfaces themselves.

  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It sucks to live in Nigeria. What am I supposed to do about that, or any other American?
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It's no fun being
    a Boko Nigerian.
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  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I forget, which US foreign policy is Boko Haram responding to with these massacres?
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    If Boko Haram was smart, they would attack Russia. USA would back them with all kinds of support.
  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    I heard Whiter Shade of Pale on the radio a few days ago.

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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure I follow. Terrorists attacked the United States because they disagreed with U.S. foreign policy. They attack within Nigeria for different reasons than that.

    Are these things incompatible?

    Can you - I'm serious here - articulate briefly your argument here again? I'm a little lost.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    What's somewhat terrifying is that those stolen girls will be used for suicide bombers just like the 10-year-old was, if that story is accurate.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  12. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Rescuing a kidnapped girl only counts if they are part of the 219 and the news organizations and slacktivists properly use #BringBackOurGirls.

    We didn’t bring back our girls - The Boston Globe

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