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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    If a "rescue operation" to save those girls is attempted, and the girls are mowed down by the captors in the process, then the country responsible for the "rescue operation" will receive very embarrassing, worldwide scorn, and rightfully so.
    I'm going to have to disagree with the, "writing them off, because it's the path of least resistance", strategy.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    If a "rescue operation" to save those girls is attempted, and the girls are mowed down by the captors in the process, then the country responsible for the "rescue operation" will receive very embarrassing, worldwide scorn, and rightfully so.
    The problem is when countries let these pimples fester. It's going to be very hard to do anything about it at this point.

    I really think that most of the time these countries' leaders pretty much ignore it, and are paid off to ignore it. They don't care about their people, and the people have no rights to do anything about it. Sad.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Mrs. Obama has been most vocal about this issue, and with good cause.

    I wonder if she feels just as badly about the many youngsters killed by her husband's drone actions around the world?

    If she feels as badly, I wonder why she is silent about that?
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    I agree COMPLETELY.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree with, "writing them off, because it's the path of least resistance", strategy.
    Right. What's worse? At least trying to rescue them, or just letting the captives have their way. I wonder if they will deal with them and end up releasing prisoners for an exchange?

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Right. What's worse? At least trying to rescue them, or just letting the captives have their way. I wonder if they will deal with them and end up releasing prisoners for an exchange?
    I think we should deploy hunter/killer teams to find these bastards and kill them off a few at a time.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm going to have to disagree with the, "writing them off, because it's the path of least resistance", strategy.
    Why does America have to do everything? Our boys have been suffering for decades fighting these wars why doesn't "our best friend Israel" do something for a change? Or how about some other country? Anyone but America again. Our boys have paid their dues and need a break!

    Surely Israel can defeat a pack of Nigerian Thugs.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Does anyone know what to do about it now? I mean, when a country allows it to escalate to this level??? We all know some of these governments are corrupt as hell, and I don't believe they care one bit about these girls. I think the only reason why they are even pursuing this matter is because of the international attention it's received, so yes, the fact that the first lady is throwing her support behind the girls and their families is a good thing and could have some good outcomes.
    I doubt that the first lady showing she cares about "our girls" is going to have much effect on Boko Haram or the Nigerian government but this useless gesture may make her feel good about herself. She has no idea who these girls or their families really are, and was silent when previous attacks occurred. Nigerian Militant Makes a Name for Himself Through Terror - WSJ.com

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    Why does America have to do everything? Our boys have been suffering for decades fighting these wars why doesn't "our best friend Israel" do something for a change? Or how about some other country? Anyone but America again. Our boys have paid there dues and need a break!
    Perhaps it's time Muslims kept each other in line. These ongoing incidents happening around the world are liable to give them a bad name.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Right. What's worse? At least trying to rescue them, or just letting the captives have their way. I wonder if they will deal with them and end up releasing prisoners for an exchange?
    myself, I would release the prisoners.


    After I had fitted them with RFID chips in their sleep.









    Real World, however, the Nigerian government is atrociously incapable to the task of handling Boko Haram, much less getting these girls back. They will probably attempt some kind of deal, which will be partially effective, and set the precedent that the Nigerian State is willing to fund it's own opposition, thereby putting more future children at risk. Unless BH decides to get amazingly stupid (which isn't implausible) and starts targeting U.S. and French infrastructure, we aren't likely to dedicate the CT assets necessary to clean house, and Nigeria is unlikely to accept too much of our help - memory of imperialism has left a prickly response to Western militaries, there.

    But Goodluck has an election next year. So he needs to look like he's achieved some kind of success. So he will try for one. Will he be competent to the task of achieving it? .....


    As much as it sucks to say, those girls are de facto at the mercy of a bunch of psychotic, angry, uber-violent nihilists.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think we should deploy hunter/killer teams to find these bastards and kill them off a few at a time.
    Could be a good 'soldier of fortune' op.

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