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    Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    The United States is sending eight military personnel to Nigeria to offer intelligence assistance following the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls, but if Washington were serious about helping find them, why not offer up a contingent of US Special Operations Forces to help do the job?
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    That is the question posed by some lawmakers, who note that such rescue and extraction missions are, after all, a Special Ops specialty. And how tricky could it be, they add, to overpower a brutal, but military undisciplined, rebel group?

    There's not much we can do by sending in troops to rescue the Nigerian school girls, because soon as they see soldiers they'll start slaughtering them. If the Boko Haram separate themselves from the girls holding area, we could theoretically drone attack them but we'd need a coordinated ground assault to eliminate all threats and take control of the rescue.

    Now, Intelligence indicates that many of the girls may have been split up into small groups and moved to different locations, and these locations are remote and difficult to penetrate.

    Instead of searching for one group of 250 girls, law enforcement and the military are likely looking for 25 groups of 10 girls or 50 groups of five girls. This poses an enormous challenge and diminishes the possibility of a dramatic rescue that will bring this crisis to a quick close.

    The campaign to apply pressure by reaching out through social media, using the Twitter hashtag '#BringBackOurGirls,' protests have spread across the world calling for the Nigerian government to take stronger action and for the international community to help.

    The point is, what can we do and should we be trying to help more?

    I'm not sure this countries citizens (Hollywood), gov't and Media know when and what to fight.
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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

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    There's not much we can do by sending in troops to rescue the Nigerian school girls, because soon as they see soldiers they start slaughtering them. If the Boko Haram seperate themselves from the girls holding area, we could theoretically drone attack them but we'd need a coordinated ground assault to eliminate all threats and take control of the rescue.

    Now, Intelligence indicates that many of the girls may have been split up into small groups and moved to different locations, and these locations are remote and difficult to penetrate.

    Instead of searching for one group of 250 girls, law enforcement and the military are likely looking for 25 groups of 10 girls or 50 groups of five girls. This poses an enormous challenge and diminishes the possibility of a dramatic rescue that will bring this crisis to a quick close.

    The campaign to apply pressure by reaching out through social media, using the Twitter hashtag '#BringBackOurGirls,' protests have spread across the world calling for the Nigerian government to take stronger action and for the international community to help.

    The point is, what can we do and should we be trying to help more?

    I'm not sure this countries citizens (Hollywood), gov't and Media know when and what to fight.

    Heya Grip. According to some.....they have split the girls into groups now. Also some are saying the Nigerian Military knew this attack was coming. Plus they only asked for our help not more than a few days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Grip. According to some.....they have split the girls into groups now. Also some are saying the Nigerian Military knew this attack was coming. Plus they only asked for our help not more than a few days ago.
    I feel terrible about it, like most normal people would, but we're not able to always fix everything with military power and money.
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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    it's not our playground, and it's they aren't our girls.

    we have many many more go missing here right in our own playground... and you don't see celebs and folks going bananas over getting them back, do ya?

    I wouldn't doubt the Nigerian government gets a kickback on the sales of humans...

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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I feel terrible about it, like most normal people would, but we're not able to always fix everything with military power and money.
    A US team of drone pilots and technicians would throw as much fear into the hearts of the terrorists as anything.

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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Of course, if Clinton had designated this group as a terror group when the evidence was presented to her two years ago, we would be better suited to handle the situation. We could have better intelligence and may even be able to recover some of the girls quickly. We may have even gotten lucky and prevented the attack all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    A US team of drone pilots and technicians would throw as much fear into the hearts of the terrorists as anything.
    But in this case they could be staying close to the girls for this very reason, so a drone doesn't take them out without killing the girls.
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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I feel terrible about it, like most normal people would, but we're not able to always fix everything with military power and money.
    Well, I don't care for the last minute outcry of emotion for that which people were warning back to March on.

    Also......Check out what MO has to say all about this issue and then what she says about all girls. She gave the Nations Weekly Address this week.

    Like you I wish it wouldn't have happened and God knows what these girls are being put thru. Also One other thing is clear. Boko Haram listens to Western media and Social Sites.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...n-address.html

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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, I don't care for the last minute outcry of emotion for that which people were warning back to March on.

    Also......Check out what MO has to say all about this issue and then what she says about all girls. She gave the Nations Weekly Address this week.

    Like you I wish it wouldn't have happened and God knows what these girls are being put thru. Also One other thing is clear. Boko Haram listens to Western media and Social Sites.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...n-address.html

    Obama sends mixed signals of being tolerant of the Muslim religion in general but prosecuting the extremists forms of it. Most of the Sharia Laws are not favorable to women.

    I agree with you that this became a Media induced outcry and Hollyweird has jumped in.
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    Re: Nigeria school attack: why US hasn't sent Special Forces to rescue girls

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Obama sends mixed signals of being tolerant of the Muslim religion in general but prosecuting the extremists forms of it. Most of the Sharia Laws are not favorable to women.

    I agree with you that this became a Media induced outcry and Hollyweird has jumped in.

    Oh Indeed it did Grip.....here is how much all are playing on this.

    Boko Haram’s New War Song: “We Will Enter Churches and Slaughter Christians…”



    In a video explaining how they attacked Giwa Barracks earlier this month, the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, also sang songs about how they plan to continue targeting Christians, churches, and the country at large.


    Sahara Reporters brings you the latest from the Religion of Peace (emphasis mine):

    As a result of attacks by Boko Haram and “uncontrolled reprisals” by Nigeria’s security forces, there have been more than 1,500 deaths in the country in 2014 so far, according to Amnesty International. Boko Haram is responsible for more than half of the killings, however, which includes “scores of schoolchildren who have been the victims of deliberate attacks.”

    According to the United States Institute of Peace, Boko Haram believes "the politics in northern Nigeria has been seized by a group of corrupt, false Muslims" and therefore wants to wage a war against them, the Nigerian government, military, and civilians in order to "create a "pure" Islamic state ruled by sharia law." .....snip~

    Boko Haram

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/africa...hristians.html


    Here was what I said back on March 31 of this year. I had this up in the Africa thread back then.


    These guys need to be put down like a rabid dog. They don't care who they go after. Muslim, Christian, or other. What say ye?

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