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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    They all report the same news for the most part, and it's all news that they pick and choose. Believe me, there are MANY times when I'm asking myself how can they even consider some things to be news and isn't there something more important to report going on in the world?
    The American people at this point by and large don't want to hear about how we are losing Africa to Al-Qaeda and affiliates. One of the golden rules in the News business is that you never tell people what's happening, you tell them what they want to hear. So why upset them and make them change the channel. Give them a nice salacious story about an idiot NBA team owner, instead - that will let them feel morally superior to a rich guy, and they're more likely to stay on it.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

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    Nothing will change if the US plays policeman for this single event even if it is claimed to be a success. The Boko Haram thugs will simply grab more hostages and get their proper ransom from the gov't next time.
    Which is why we need to pay them. And then kill them.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I know the government is corrupt, and I've been saying that all along, so what's your point with this? This is situation is still different than the situation in Syria. Obviously, this group who committed this kidnapping ARE bad guys, regardless of whether or not the government is also bad.
    There is a similarity in many of these terrorist groups in that they tend to be Islamic. The tactics may be different and vary according to the area but that connection remains constant.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Because they THINK they know what people want to hear about. Sometimes, they are WRONG.
    Or it could be politically damaging to the party they support.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    There is a similarity in many of these terrorist groups in that they tend to be Islamic. The tactics may be different and vary according to the area but that connection remains constant.
    Yes, it's a prominent religion in a lot of poor 3rd world countries, where ignorance and lack of education reign supreme, and some of these really bad imams and other so-called religious leaders are fanatics and WANT to keep the people ignorant. This is how they control the people. That is why they are SO upset about these girls going to school and being educated. Then they will have feelings of self worth. God forbid women and girls have any value outside of that which these men assign to them.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Or it could be politically damaging to the party they support.
    Like I said earlier in the thread, I really would rather have this not be about politics so as to avoid the partisan bickering. There are plenty of those type of threads.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, it's a prominent religion in a lot of poor 3rd world countries, where ignorance and lack of education reign supreme, and some of these really bad imams and other so-called religious leaders are fanatics and WANT to keep the people ignorant. This is how they control the people. That is why they are SO upset about these girls going to school and being educated. Then they will have feelings of self worth. God forbid women and girls have any value outside of that which these men assign to them.
    You've summed it up neatly!

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You've summed it up neatly!
    Thank you very much sir.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I said earlier in the thread, I really would rather have this not be about politics so as to avoid the partisan bickering. There are plenty of those type of threads.
    It's difficult to avoid and a lot of it actually matters. It also encourages us as individuals to keep up-to-date on current events, history, and all of that.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's difficult to avoid and a lot of it actually matters. It also encourages us as individuals to keep up-to-date on current events, history, and all of that.
    Okay sure, but I want this particular thread to focus on the problems that are going on over THERE and to learn more about this terror group, as opposed to our own internal political fighting, which we can go to just about any thread and get. Honestly, it gives me a splitting headache.

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