Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Growing Evil Worldwide...

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As the Paris terror attack against Charlie Hebdo unfolded and the worldwide show of unity followed, terror in West Africa destroying thousands of lives continued to take place.



WASHINGTON – One of the most brutal and murderous Islamist militant groups has been steadily gaining ground, inflicting a streak of atrocities shocking by even their standards -- and it's not Al Qaeda or the Islamic State.

At the same time the world focuses on the terror attacks in France, the growing territory and lethality of Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror network which for a short time last year commanded global attention, is fueling calls in Washington for a new U.S. strategy.

“If we don’t stop it in its tracks, we are destined for this horrible group to not step back but to continue to be in power,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said.

Boko Haram slaughtered its way through another Nigerian town in early January, shortly before Islamic assassins were reigning terror on Paris – this time, killing more than 2,000 men, women and children while displacing another 30,000 residents along the way, rights groups say. Members of the Islamist terror group stormed the fishing town of Baga near Lake Chad. Houses, shops and other buildings were burned and the bodies of those murdered were left on the street to rot. The group, which had raided the town before, had come back for seconds.

A few days later, explosives were strapped to a girl, reported to be as young as 10, and detonated at a crowded marketplace. The attack killed more than a dozen people, authorities said. The explosives went off as the girl was being screened before entering the market. Boko Haram militants are the main suspects.

Boko Haram for months has blazed a path of destruction across the region while launching strikes in Cameroon and Chad. Their land grab now equals that of the Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria. Last year, more than 10,000 people died in the violence, according to an estimate by the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Via: Fox News Politics

15 comments:

  1. Love to know who's arming these guys to he teeth.

    JMJ

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    1. It is known where B. Haram gets their
      weaponry. The who behind the cash remains a mystery. The plethora of small arms in
      that area should warm the cockles of Wayne Lapierre's cold heart.

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    2. I read a lot of outside money was coming from Saudi Arabia and Somalia, but I don't remember the source. We should be training a closer eye on the Arabian aristocracy and their patrons.

      JMJ

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    3. I've had it with the Arabian aristocracy and blame them, more than anyone else but the terrorists themselves, for all of this. They owe us their very existence and in return we get them funding psychopaths who want to terrorize us. I wish we'd send some special forces down there and wipe out every last one of the Arabian aristocracy, including those lousy scum we rescued in Kuwait, a place we should have left to Saddam Hussein.

      JMJ

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    4. My emotions tell me to agree with you JMJ, my advises caution.

      In retrospect perhaps we should have let Saddam have his fun. We have after all been playing "king maker" for too long.

      It's a treacherous world and the loonies apparently find satisfaction in it all.

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  2. I share your consternation and horror over the bloodbath in Nigeria, which makes the bloodbath in Paris appear minor in terms of numbers of fatalities. Yet, none of these incidents are minor. There is a paradigm conflict taking place - Muslim against Muslim, Muslim against Christian, Christian backlash against Muslim - and terrorists employ brutal and savage tactics to feed these conflicts. From the beginning, in the aftermath of 9/11, this has been the goal al Qaeda and now ISIS.

    My concern is manifold: How do we contain a potential paradigm conflict between 1.7 billion Muslims versus an equal number of Christians? One on hand, it is madness to add fuel to the fire of backlash and inevitable reprisals and endless cycles of violence. On the other hand, why should we be forced to compromise fundamental rights and freedoms to assuage the rage of fanatics! Lose/lose, the choices are grim no matter what we do. Finally, one more comment: No matter how savage, Boko Haram is essentially a Nigerian problem; we cannot police every hotspot in the world. After a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Americans do not want more "boots on the ground." Other nations must bear more of the burden.

    Contradictions and conundrums! I welcome this discussion ... with all perspectives and viewpoints on board.

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    1. Given history and our part in it perhaps the inevitable results must be a clash of cultures as both desire dominance.

      Many of our founders recognized the dangers of becoming entangled in the business of foreign nations. As we stand to we have done a 180 degree turn. We are reaping the downside of ill advised decisions and actions in the region.

      I welcome this discussion as well on the same plane. Unfortunately, and the evidence is plainly on display, we have a significant number of people in the west who seem unable to look beyond the confines of their comfort zone.

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    2. (O)to said:

      "Contradictions and conundrums! I welcome this discussion ... with all perspectives and viewpoints on board."

      Sometimes I think of how the Christian empires/ "The West" were doing this same sort of thing a while back, but have mostly moved beyond the naked sectarian aggression or rape/kill/conquer.

      Perhaps the Muslim world is need of a sort of enlightenment, a reformation. Most Muslims are not savage medievalists, but too many right now, and way too many who aren't actually engaged in violence are rather savage and unenlightened.

      Just an observation.. .and yes it might generalize too much. Not a recommendation for action.

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  3. It seems thus far that the only interest in the affairs in the dark continent continues to be the
    French Foreign Legion (who in a sense are historically partly responsible for those affairs)

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    1. As one can make a similar and plausible argument we in the USA share a bit of the same in the Middle East?

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  4. We've done enough policing of the globe over the past 120 years (often creating more problems than we've repaired) to last all of our lifetimes. As horrible as it is to say, I say leave it be (maybe provide some humanitarian help).

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    1. It certainly won't we easy to work through problems we had a hand in creating. And of course we have a faction in America that would enjoy bombing the entire Muslim world back to the Stone.

      I think you might know of who I speak and some of the sites and readership who would support it.

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    2. Some of them write for the Wall Street Journal and Weekly Standard (the latter going as far as to call war, a "big idea"), I think.

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