they are? okay, I'll bite. How? Are they taking hashtag pictures?In turn, the international community is putting pressure on the Nigerian government to do something about these horrible attacks.
political advocacy for the actual deployment of the resources necessary to effect a CT campaign against Boko Haram, Ansaru, AQIM, the Murabitun Brigade, etc. Simple declaration of opposition to bad stuff isn't taking a stand or effecting anything. It's the foreign policy equivalent of declaring ones'self to be in favor of America and puppies - a costless posture.Now, since everyone cannot be in Nigeria, the next best thing is to show OUR support through the internet or any other way possible. What else would you suggest? Silence?
My problem isn't with people showing "support of the girls". My problem is with people doing that instead of actually supporting the measures necessary for their return (and for the protection of future victims) and then claim implicitly or otherwise that that pose can morally stand in place of action. It's substituting the actually difficult and sometimes painful task of standing against evil with the costless and easy pose of saying that one doesn't like it.What exactly is your problem with people showing their support for these girls and putting pressure on the Nigerian government through the internet or any other way, and please be specific.