Joined: Oct 03 2006
Posted: May 06 2014 at 6:12pm
You are right, I stand corrected.
| JoliePoufiasse wrote:|
I read somewhere that Obama was indeed sending a team to assist the Nigerians. Not a 100% sure of the validity of this though.
Joined: May 27 2006
Location: Kingston, JA.
Posted: May 06 2014 at 6:28pm
| melikey wrote:|
Just read the last page, there is zero chance of American intervention to save little black girls. I'm not even sure who would think there would be the slightest chance for that.
where's Oprah....? wasnt she there buying schools and whatnot?
Im so angry at this mess
Joined: Jan 19 2011
Posted: May 06 2014 at 7:13pm
It is shocking that something like this is happening in 2014
Joined: Jul 20 2011
Posted: May 06 2014 at 7:31pm
Lifted from LSA. A very enlightening article on Boko Haram
Africa: U.S. Military Holds War Games on Nigeria, Somalia
Why did the U.S. government wargame the occupation of Nigeria?? Boko Haram financed by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey??
Yes..Wikileaks in 2011 leaked the CIA is involved in
creating Boko Haram..they hired unemployed Islamist extremists to work
for them to destabilize Nigeria by 2015!
Oil and Natural Resources. Strategic positioning and destabilization.
Nigeria is a crown jewel for the globalist cartels and they are using
the same playbook to dominate the region.
"Among scenarios examined during the game were the possibility of
direct American military intervention involving some 20,000 U.S. troops
in order to "secure the oil," and the question of how to handle possible
splits between factions within the Nigerian government."
In May 2008, the United States Army War College in Carlisle,
Pennsylvania, hosted "Unified Quest 2008," the army's annual war games
to test the American military's ability to deal with the kind of crises
that it might face in the near future. "Unified Quest 2008" was
especially noteworthy because it was the first time the war games
included African scenarios as part of the Pentagon's plan to create a
new military command for the continent: the Africa Command or Africom.
No representatives of Africom were at the war games, but Africom
officers were in close communication throughout the event.
General George W. Casey, Jr., left, chief of staff
of the United States Army, with an American solider at Camp Lemonier,
Djibouti, the only U.S. military base on African soil.
The five-day war games were designed to look at what crises might erupt
in different parts of the world in five to 25 years and how the United
States might handle them. In addition to U.S. military officers and
intelligence officers, "Unified Quest 2008" brought together
participants from the State Department and other U.S. government
agencies, academics, journalists, and foreign military officers
(including military representatives from several NATO countries,
Australia, and Israel), along with the private military contractors who
helped run the war games: the Rand Corporation and Booz-Allen.
One of the four scenarios that were war-gamed was a test of how Africom
could respond to a crisis in Somalia — set in 2025 — caused by
escalating insurgency and piracy. Unfortunately, no information on the
details of the scenario is available.
Far more information is available on the other scenario — set in 2013 —
which was a test of how Africom could respond to a crisis in Nigeria in
which the Nigerian government is near collapse, and rival factions and
rebels are fighting for control of the oil fields of the Niger Delta and
vying for power in the country which is the sixth largest supplier of
America's oil imports.
The list of options for the Nigeria scenario ranged from diplomatic
pressure to military action, with or without the aid of European and
African nations. One participant, U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel
Mark Stanovich, drew up a plan that called for the deployment of
thousands of U.S. troops within 60 days, which even he thought was
undesirable. "American intervention could send the wrong message: that
we are backing a government that we don't intend to," Stanovich said.
Other participants suggested that it would be better if the U.S.
government sent a request to South Africa or Ghana to send troops into
As the game progressed, according to former U.S. ambassador David Lyon,
it became clear that the government of Nigeria was a large part of the
problem. As he put it, "we have a circle of elites [the government of
Nigeria] who have seized resources and are trying to perpetuate
themselves. Their interests are not exactly those of the people."
Furthermore, according to U.S. Army Major Robert Thornton, an officer
with the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance at
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, "it became apparent that it was actually green
(the host nation government) which had the initiative, and that any
blue [the U.S. government and its allies] actions within the frame were
contingent upon what green was willing to tolerate and accommodate."
Among scenarios examined during the game were the possibility of direct
American military intervention involving some 20,000 U.S. troops in
order to "secure the oil," and the question of how to handle possible
splits between factions within the Nigerian government. The game ended
without military intervention because one of the rival factions executed
a successful coup and formed a new government that sought stability.
The recommendations which the participants drew up
for the Army's Chief of Staff, General George Casey, do not appear to be
publicly available, so we don't know exactly what the participants
finally concluded. But we do know that since the war games took place in
the midst of the presidential election campaign, General Casey decided
to brief both John McCain and Barack Obama on its results.
The African Security Research Project has prepared reports providing
detailed information on the creation, missions, and activities of
Africom. In particular, they reveal that neither the commander of
Africom, General William Ward, nor his deputy, Vice Admiral Robert
Moeller, are under any illusions about the purpose of the new command.
Thus, when General Ward appeared before the House Armed Services
Committee on March 13, 2008, he cited America's growing dependence on
African oil as a priority issue for Africom and went on to proclaim that
combating terrorism would be "Africom's number one theater-wide goal."
He barely mentioned development, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping or
And in a presentation by Vice Admiral Moeller at an Africom conference
held at Fort McNair on February 18, 2008 and subsequently posted on the
web by the Pentagon, he declared that protecting "the free flow of
natural resources from Africa to the global market" was one of Africom's
"guiding principles" and specifically cited "oil disruption,"
"terrorism," and the "growing influence" of China as major "challenges"
to U.S. interests in Africa.
Since then, as General Ward has demonstrated in an interview with
AllAfrica, he has become more adept at sticking to the U.S. government's
official public position on Africom's aims and on its escalating
military operations on the African continent.
These activities currently include supervising U.S. arms sales,
military training programs and military exercises; overseeing the
growing presence of U.S. naval forces in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea and
off the coast of Somalia; running the new U.S. base at Camp Lemonier in
Djibouti; and managing the array of African military bases to which the
United States has acquired access under agreements with the host
governments of African countries all over the continent. These countries
include Algeria, Botswana, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Namibia,
São Tomé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia.
We can only wonder what Barack Obama thought of the war game and what
lessons he learned from General Casey's briefing. One might hope that he
came away with a new appreciation for the danger, if not the outright
absurdity, of pursuing the strategy of unilateral American military
intervention in Africa pioneered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who
was retained as Defense Secretary by President Obama when he took
office, and General Casey, who has also kept his job under the new
But President Obama has decided instead to expand the operations of
Africom throughout the continent. He has proposed a budget for financial
year 2010 that will provide increased security assistance to repressive
and undemocratic governments in resource-rich countries like Nigeria,
Niger, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and to countries that are
key military allies of the United States like Ethiopia, Kenya,
Djibouti, Rwanda and Uganda.
And he has actually chosen to escalate U.S. military intervention in
Africa, most conspicuously by providing arms and training to the
beleaguered Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, as part of his
effort to make Africa a central battlefield in the "global war on
terrorism." So it is clearly wishful thinking to believe that his
exposure to the real risks of such a strategy revealed by these
hypothetical scenarios gave him a better appreciation of the risks that
the strategy entails.
Daniel Volman is director of the African Security
Research Project in Washington, DC and a member of the board of
directors of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars. He has been
studying U.S. security policy toward Africa and U.S. military activities
in Africa for more than 30 years.
Edited by JoliePoufiasse - May 06 2014 at 7:32pm
Joined: Feb 19 2008
Location: in God's hand
Posted: May 06 2014 at 10:35pm
God bless President Obama . The President sent special forces to find the children . Today a fool came into the private entrance with the president children after school, but he refuse to stop his military powers to help the missing girls . I can't believe more girls are missing. Praying .
Nigeria defended its response to the kidnapping of hundreds of girls last month by a terror group, even as details emerged about a second mass abduction. FULL
Joined: Jun 28 2006
Posted: May 07 2014 at 11:20am
Hundreds killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria - report
Published time: May 07, 2014 13:05
Edited time: May 07, 2014 14:10
At least 300 people were killed in a northeastern
Nigerian town on the Cameroon border in the latest attack by Islamist
militant group Boko Haram, AFP reports, citing a local senator and
The attack on Gamboru Ngala took place Monday night, but the
official death toll was first reported Wednesday in the national
newspaper The Daily Trust, which put it at 200 people and
Area senator Ahmed Zanna now tells AFP that "the death toll
from the attack is around 300" and "property has been
razed." Residents say over one hundred bodies have been
collected so far and that this not the final toll yet.
"Since morning, our people have been conducting funerals for
the dead and up to 8pm (last night) they are not done yet.
There’s no family that is not affected in Gamboru," federal
lawmaker from the area, Abdulrahman Terab, told The Daily Trust.
The militants had entered the village of Gamboru in armored
vehicles, on motorcycles, and with pick-up trucks.
“The attackers stormed the communities in the night when
residents were still sleeping, setting ablaze houses and shooting
residents who tried to escape from the fire,’” Senator Ahmed
Zannah said in a BBC Hausa report Tuesday.
Among the dead were some 16 policemen.
Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden” and the group,
which wants to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria, frequently
The sect has been growing bolder in recent months. More than 200
schoolgirls were kidnapped by the group three weeks ago, with the
leader threatening to sell them into slavery. A $300,000 cash
reward has since been offered by the police for their recovery.
The kidnapping occurred the same day as an explosion which killed
75 people on the outskirts of the capital Abuja – the first on
the city in some two years. So far this year, the group has been
responsible for some 1,500 deaths.
The US and UK have both stated their intent to help find the
kidnapped girls. The US his sending experts to Abuja while
Britian has stated that it is ready to go further and dispatch
military troops in the form of special forces and intelligence
Joined: Jan 12 2005
Posted: May 07 2014 at 12:12pm
US offering 7 million dollar bounty on the head of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram,
is huge espescially when the selling of one girl nets $12 in that area. He'll be turned in by his own men.
Hopefully this will deter such kidnappings in the future.
Joined: Dec 08 2011
Location: Mafia Town
Posted: May 08 2014 at 8:29am
This is so daggone sad. I have a video on my phone with what they are doing to the girls. Some are killed and some are turned to sex slaves. Its super graphic. The Islamist groups dig a hole and bury the girls all they way up to their neck. Then use stones to throw at their heads until they die. Sigh. Its just sad!!!
I couldn't even watch the video I had to ask for the summary. Just WHY???????? These people need to be sniped. Yes I agree America should go there and find these idiots.
Joined: Apr 27 2005
Location: Across the Pond
Posted: May 08 2014 at 8:51am
Joined: Oct 05 2006
Posted: May 08 2014 at 8:54am
No please say this is not happening I could not imagine this is still going on...being raised in America I'm so green..so sad this breaks my heart!!!