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who said anything about negotiation tbaby?

this is why I posted that article--I'm telling you as a nigerian that I know how these people operate

...we don't want americas muddy, blood-soaked boots marching across our country trying to bring "peace" and "save nigeria" when america doesn't even understand boko haram beyond the surface level

america (and the west in general) leaves destruction in it's wake (iraq, afghanistan, drc, haiti..the list goes on) and we don't want that thank you very much


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Nigeria has too much wealth and potential wealth to be in a state like this. I feel for those young girls.
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like it or not, america and the west cannot and should not intervene regarding an issue of which they have no real understanding 

...do you even know the history of boko haram? these aren't your run of the mill "terrorists"

...should the nigerian govt ask for help if they need it, absolutely! but foreign invasion is not the solution...idgaf what anyone tells me




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they do ash

...the govt just keep failing people time and time again..it's sad
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another article...bolded parts for emphasis
http://whitepeoplesaidwhat.tumblr.com/post/84627038539/work-with-the-un-and-the-nigerian-government-to-bring

Okay so I can see that this post doesn’t have that many notes, and people are still signing this petition so I’m going to reblog this again with a longer explanation. This petition is the one of the worst propositions I have ever seen, with regards to Nigeria. If you read the petition you will read that it basically calls for a foreign invasion/intervention of some kind by the United States. The situation in Nigeria is not something most people are well versed on. How many of you knew who Boko Haram were before this story became worldnews? Nigeria’s current situation with Boko Haram is incredibly complicated, it stems from a history of colonialism, inter-ethnic conflict and the fight for political power in Nigeria (religion is probably one of the last thing that genuinely influences groups like Boko Haram, if you look at Boko Haram you see that they have no respect for Islamic teachings or anything written in the Qu’ran). This situation is incredibly complex and fragile. Boko Haram have been ravaging Nigeria (mostly in the Northern States) for some years now, and they are brutal and ruthless, they have kill and maimed tens of thousands of people. In addition to the kidnapped girls we have just seen bombings in Abuja (Nigeria’s capital city). If we saw some kind of western intervention (especially if done by someone as ruthless and brutal as America’s military) our country would descend into absolute chaos. That is probably what Boko Haram wants, and guess who would suffer when Boko Haram decide to hit back against western involvement in Nigeria? Nigeria’s people (and especially those kidnapped girls). Foreign countries are not equipped to deal with Boko Haram because they have no understanding of Nigeria’s history and you just can’t solve a problem you only have surface level understanding of. The US of all countries, is not a nation who acts on altruistic notions, you can be rest assured that if America decides to stage some kind of intervention in Nigeria, it will be because there is some kind of benefit to them, and I highly doubt that any of this would benefit Nigeria’s people. How much discourse is there on tumblr of the problems of US imperialism? From Iraq, to Afghanistan, Haiti, to the DRC (and so many more nations), we have seen the utter devastation that befalls nations that the US gets involved in, entire nations, and peoples have been destroyed and that is why it astounds me that people would call on the US government of all things to “save Nigeria”. The person who wrote this petition (blogger karnythia​) is someone I have a lot of respect for, and I do not believe in any sense, that this was set up in malicious intent, but what I am seeing here is a manifestation of something similar to the “white savior complex”. This blogger is not Nigerian, and they have very little understanding of Nigeria’s history, and current situation, they are simply not knowledgeable enough to be coming up with solutions to a problem they do not even understand. 

I am a Nigerian woman, and Nigeria is the place I call home, Nigeria is not anyone’s pet project, and it is not the latest trend in activism. This is my home and these are my people, this is the lives of my family, my loved ones. What you are advocating for would most likely destroy our entire nation, and I don’t want to see my country, my family and all the things I know and love destroyed because people refused to listen to Nigerians speak about their own country. I definitely am not the ultimate source of knowledge of all facts to do with Nigeria, but I am relatively well versed on my countries history and current political situation, so trust me when I say that this is the worst possible thing to advocate for. This does not necessarily mean that Nigeria is totally opposed to outside help, but the direction has to come from Nigerians, not the other way around. It is great that I have seen so many people wish to stand in solidarity with Nigeria, and it is definitely something I am deeply grateful for. But you also have to understand that standing in solidarity is a lot to do with listening to Nigerians, you have to be willing to hear what we have to say. The people who need to be listened to the most are the people on ground, their are several activists and journalists who are risking their lives to report on this story and work and demand for progress. But often times I have seen people talking over them, their voices are being drowned out by people who - though they have good intentions, are speaking over them. We really have to tread carefully when it comes to Nigeria’s situation, because things are already so fragile, and the wrong move would see the whole country descend into chaos.

Please I am genuinely begging you, for the love of God stop signing this petition. I do not want to see my country turn into another nation totally destroyed by America’s government. Our own government is doing us enough harm already. 

Here and here are two other great posts written on this issue.

P.S. if you have any questions you can send me a message on my personal blog lagos2bahia 

- Eniola 



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Men who want control and power and make excuses to harm innocence is not only easy to understand but one thing can be done is wipe them out and their ideology.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

How little they care.

Gunmen in northeast Nigeria abduct 8 more girls: police


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls aged 12 to 15 from a village near one of their strongholds in northeast Nigeria overnight, police and residents said on Tuesday.

"They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army color. They started shooting in our village," said Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe, where the attack happened.

A police source, who could not be named, said the girls were taken away on trucks, along with looted livestock and food. The Islamist rebels are still holding more than 200 girls they abducted from a secondary school on April 14.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Tim Cocks Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)



http://news.yahoo.com/gunmen-northeast-nigeria-abduct-8-more-girls-police-125108598.html


JESUS CHRIST! MORE????? WTF?
Let me get up to speed...
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White savior complex indeed...

Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

another article...bolded parts for emphasis
http://whitepeoplesaidwhat.tumblr.com/post/84627038539/work-with-the-un-and-the-nigerian-government-to-bring

Okay so I can see that this post doesn’t have that many notes, and people are still signing this petition so I’m going to reblog this again with a longer explanation. This petition is the one of the worst propositions I have ever seen, with regards to Nigeria. If you read the petition you will read that it basically calls for a foreign invasion/intervention of some kind by the United States. The situation in Nigeria is not something most people are well versed on. How many of you knew who Boko Haram were before this story became worldnews? Nigeria’s current situation with Boko Haram is incredibly complicated, it stems from a history of colonialism, inter-ethnic conflict and the fight for political power in Nigeria (religion is probably one of the last thing that genuinely influences groups like Boko Haram, if you look at Boko Haram you see that they have no respect for Islamic teachings or anything written in the Qu’ran). This situation is incredibly complex and fragile. Boko Haram have been ravaging Nigeria (mostly in the Northern States) for some years now, and they are brutal and ruthless, they have kill and maimed tens of thousands of people. In addition to the kidnapped girls we have just seen bombings in Abuja (Nigeria’s capital city). If we saw some kind of western intervention (especially if done by someone as ruthless and brutal as America’s military) our country would descend into absolute chaos. That is probably what Boko Haram wants, and guess who would suffer when Boko Haram decide to hit back against western involvement in Nigeria? Nigeria’s people (and especially those kidnapped girls). Foreign countries are not equipped to deal with Boko Haram because they have no understanding of Nigeria’s history and you just can’t solve a problem you only have surface level understanding of. The US of all countries, is not a nation who acts on altruistic notions, you can be rest assured that if America decides to stage some kind of intervention in Nigeria, it will be because there is some kind of benefit to them, and I highly doubt that any of this would benefit Nigeria’s people. How much discourse is there on tumblr of the problems of US imperialism? From Iraq, to Afghanistan, Haiti, to the DRC (and so many more nations), we have seen the utter devastation that befalls nations that the US gets involved in, entire nations, and peoples have been destroyed and that is why it astounds me that people would call on the US government of all things to “save Nigeria”. The person who wrote this petition (blogger karnythia​) is someone I have a lot of respect for, and I do not believe in any sense, that this was set up in malicious intent, but what I am seeing here is a manifestation of something similar to the “white savior complex”. This blogger is not Nigerian, and they have very little understanding of Nigeria’s history, and current situation, they are simply not knowledgeable enough to be coming up with solutions to a problem they do not even understand. 

I am a Nigerian woman, and Nigeria is the place I call home, Nigeria is not anyone’s pet project, and it is not the latest trend in activism. This is my home and these are my people, this is the lives of my family, my loved ones. What you are advocating for would most likely destroy our entire nation, and I don’t want to see my country, my family and all the things I know and love destroyed because people refused to listen to Nigerians speak about their own country. I definitely am not the ultimate source of knowledge of all facts to do with Nigeria, but I am relatively well versed on my countries history and current political situation, so trust me when I say that this is the worst possible thing to advocate for. This does not necessarily mean that Nigeria is totally opposed to outside help, but the direction has to come from Nigerians, not the other way around. It is great that I have seen so many people wish to stand in solidarity with Nigeria, and it is definitely something I am deeply grateful for. But you also have to understand that standing in solidarity is a lot to do with listening to Nigerians, you have to be willing to hear what we have to say. The people who need to be listened to the most are the people on ground, their are several activists and journalists who are risking their lives to report on this story and work and demand for progress. But often times I have seen people talking over them, their voices are being drowned out by people who - though they have good intentions, are speaking over them. We really have to tread carefully when it comes to Nigeria’s situation, because things are already so fragile, and the wrong move would see the whole country descend into chaos.

Please I am genuinely begging you, for the love of God stop signing this petition. I do not want to see my country turn into another nation totally destroyed by America’s government. Our own government is doing us enough harm already. 

Here and here are two other great posts written on this issue.

P.S. if you have any questions you can send me a message on my personal blog lagos2bahia 

- Eniola 

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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

who said anything about negotiation tbaby?

this is why I posted that article--I'm telling you as a nigerian that I know how these people operate

...we don't want americas muddy, blood-soaked boots marching across our country trying to bring "peace" and "save nigeria" when america doesn't even understand boko haram beyond the surface level

america (and the west in general) leaves destruction in it's wake (iraq, afghanistan, drc, haiti..the list goes on) and we don't want that thank you very much


Fair enough, even tho a bit dramatical. (didn't read your article but very interested in your personal point of view) 

I didn't say force had to come from the US or the "west" for that matter...  There are plenty of countries in AFRICA that should be handling this situation.  Yall need to clean up your own back yard.


Originally posted by AshBash89 AshBash89 wrote:

Nigeria has too much wealth and potential wealth to be in a state like this. I feel for those young girls.

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My thoughts exactly but I hesitated to post this.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote CherryBlossom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2014 at 12:58pm
because you said "forget the FBI--send in an elite sniper platoon"...it's pretty easy to assume you were talking about america

in any case, I don't think any african countries can really help (perhaps chad and cameroon where the girls have been taken) but nigeria is often the country who provide military assistance for other african nations not vice-versa

Yall need to clean up your own back yard. 

^that is one thing we can agree on
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