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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Boko Haram and Other Weird Things . . .

This Boko Haram business makes me sick to my stomach. This group of jihadis has been around for just over ten years and is responsible for thousands of deaths. It is a Muslim organization based mostly, but not solely, in Nigeria that advocates sharia law, and seeks to disrupt all non-Mulsim education and religious activities. It has become infamous for attacking schools, murdering--including burning alive--or kidnapping hundreds of students. Let me clarify that: murdering and kidnapping non-Muslim students. This is a group only recently put on the State Department terror list; Hillary Clinton refused to list it as terrorist for a variety of reasons (explained, sort of, here). I think the real reason was that BH is Muslim, and the list already has "too many" of those.

Our leaders rulers and media elite continue not wanting to see what BH and other groups like it are all about. Bill Clinton, psychoanalyst for the world, of course, declared that the problem with BH was poverty,
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday, Nigeria’s challenge of terrorism in the north was being fuelled by extreme poverty that increases by the day, an evaluation he once offered during a previous visit to Nigeria. It is also an evaluation Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan hates to hear. 
Mr. Clinton said Nigerian leaders must share the country’s resources equitably, and develop the country’s human resources to stem extremism that has seen bombings, shootings and abductions escalate mainly in the northern states where extremist groups, Boko Haram, and Ansaru, thrive. 
“You have to somehow bring economic opportunity to the people who don’t have it. You have all these political problems — and now violence problems — that appear to be rooted in religious differences and all the rhetoric of the Boko Harams and others. But the truth is the poverty rate in the north is three times of what it is in Lagos,” the former president said.
I have been to very poor countries, such as Paraguay, Bolivia, and Haiti, and they don't have anything akin to these BH savages running around. Ol' Bill Clinton also seems to forget that the 9/11 hijackers were all comfortably well-off, if not rich, as was Bin Ladin. In Nigeria we have Muslims attacking Christians--all of them are poor and all of them are black. The one thing that makes them different is the religion.

Our vapid First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS of the Toned Arms) gave a "Presidential address" (Huh?) today dealing with the kidnappings in Nigeria,
Delivering the weekly presidential radio and Internet address on the eve of the U.S. holiday honoring mothers, the first lady and mother of two said that, like millions of people around the world, she and President Barack Obama are "outraged and heartbroken" over the April 15 abduction of nearly 300 girls from their dormitory.
She asked the nation to pray for their safe return and stressed the importance of education. 
"In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters," Mrs. Obama said in the five-minute address, referring to Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12. "We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now." 
She said what happened more than three weeks ago in Nigeria was not an isolated incident, but "a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions."
There is so much so very wrong here it is tough to pick where to start and where to end. First, who the hell is Michelle Obama to give a "Presidential address"? Second, it is all about the Obamas. They act because these girls remind them of their own daughters--that is apparently the litmus test for US action. Third, we have committed troops, many of whom look like my sons, to hunt for BH, so you would think the President as Commander-in-Chief would want to take to the airwaves and explain why we send troops to save Nigerian girls in Nigeria but couldn't send them to save American men in Benghazi. No, instead, we got some pointless, maudlin harangue about education for girls.

The kidnappings have nothing to do with that. The kidnappers are Muslims and the victims are overwhelmingly Christian. This is a grotesque act of Muslim terror, not part of some global male misogynist TEA Party plot to prevent girls from attending school. These are Muslims who consider girls and women no better than cattle, and see nothing wrong with kidnapping, killing, raping, or selling them to other Muslims as slaves. Nowhere does the FLOTUS mention the word "Islam," in fact, neither does the article to which I linked above.

It is indeed troubling when a TV comedian such as Bill Maher has a better understanding of what's at stake than does the President, the FLOTUS, and the media. 

43 comments:

  1. I still marvel that the Mrs.IWonPenPhone cannot think of the abducted Justina Pelletier's mother who lives right here in Connecticut, right here in the United States, and yet who cannot have the barbaric Commonwealth of Massachusetts brought to heel and return her daughter.

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  2. A lot of the poverty of Nigeria is a product of the Biafran War, in which the igbo people (We used to call them Ibo) were subjugated in a terrible civil war. The igbo people tended to be better educated and were often leaders. They were also largely Christian and the war was between the Christian and Muslim elements of the country. This is not a new story. There may have been a million deaths in the civil war.

    Amy Chua, in her new book, "The Triple Package," comments on the success of Nigerian immigrants in eastern US universities. Most of these people are Igbo and many go into and do very well in the financial sector.

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    1. Well they did get a lot of practice in their own country, though in a somewhat different "financial sector".

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  3. Kick-off of Mooch-O's presidential campaign. You read it here first.

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  4. Much as I despise the O, Moochelle, and the whole maladministration, I will give Michelle a pass on the kidnapped girls making her think of her daughters. I am not black, but a fair number off my students in the school where I teach are of Nigerian birth or parentage. Some of these kidnapped girls might be kinfolk to people about whom I care.

    However, you are right on the money when you point out the maladministration's unwillingness to point to Islamic terrorism, its dependence on cliches about poverty causing terrorism, and its failure to note a widening Islamic-Christian war looming across the area just south of the Sahel all over Africa. I'm also deeply concerned by what seems to be a willful ignorance about the plight of Christians under Islamic assault, whether in Syria, Pakistan, China, or a multi-state swathe of Africa.

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  5. "In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters"

    Sort of a Trayvon Martin moment - or am I being unkind?

    There is only one answer to organisations like BH and it is around 7.62mm calibre as they will never accept that others have the right to choose their own belief system.

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    1. Hi again, Ozzie.

      No, you're about right. But turn up the skepticism one notch more. It's not *just* that these girls are black--lots of black girls get exploited with no help from the Obamas, thank you very much--it's that there's so much publicity already. Oh, yeah, and a fantastic opportunity for pro-Nigeria graft and corruption, for which there is, as it so happens, a healthy caucus in the Party. And no danger of advancing the national interest--whatever that is.

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    2. Most people I know who would see their daughters in such circumstances would be looking for a way to join the Marines, or maybe be clamoring to be the first female SEAL, on the condition they would be deployed in the fight for "justice."

      Instead, we just dress up in exorbitantly priced dresses, prance around in the WH and hashtag them over the horizon! Side note: I wonder if the planners have been directed to include that "weapon" for blast effectiveness calculation in the munitions effect manuals.

      Actions talk, BS walks. If it gets them political points, they're all for it, so long as they don't have to get involved, other than speechifying.

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    3. ... and one notch more. The publicity didn't happen by accident. It did not attend countless earlier outrages by Boko Haram (why does that sound like a rock group?) and others. It was called into being to cover this act of the executive.

      What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a pretty full-on "wag the dog".

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    4. Yes...he see's himself alright...in the mirror of his deluded mind.
      Obama is a classic Narcissistic ....
      and he was chosen for being..
      if any of you think he rost by himself..then you are smoking something.
      leaperman

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  6. Such a satisfaction is experienced to see you, Diplomad, speak the plain truth of islam and muslims. The cult of the devil worship and practice, actually nothing more than a cheap revenge laden bandit gang of a sick psycho of the ancients pagan derived, deceiving the variety of believers to practice depredating the globe eternally with the most unimaginable acts of psychotic crimes as their commands of the devil-allah, along with eternal practice of hatred.

    And with that horrendous picture as a backdrop, we have a deeply sick and disturbed regime that prosecuted a political persecution to try to save HC, BHO, et al’s collective-ist asses, without having accomplished more than committing the crime of political persecution of Nakoula, having allowed for yet unknown reason four great American heroes to be murdered in a foreign land. The head, (certainly no leader is he), himself had been raised as participant of the former horrendous picture, (and actually explains so very much of BHOs enemy loving behaviors, Kepha) and continued further among so much more a variety of bad examples of upbringing (singularly with so many sealed and doubtful records)! And so he exists, and the world exists, so much the worse for it all!

    So many, many, bad examples of breakdown of social fabric of America, even including a fool recently twice at least proudly uttering the gutter words of "pissed off” in a recent so called “funny” speech acting as president? to the American Public. Never before in American history has such crass low bred classless bad example stood for the globe to behold, except perhaps for Billy C. himself. Of course there was the classless public humiliating of Prince Charlie and Camilla’s phone intercept, and more. Gawd, what a farce of times we exist in!

    And yes Anon, the Justinia agony for the parents, and America continues, in much the same spirit of America’s deep disruption of high principles, and I damn well don’t mean the white house’s latest attempt at warmist crap as climate disruption. All of us understand horribly too well the disruption of the American fabric of Society in every manner.

    As one who is excellently educated in medicine, having reviewed the details of the two diagnoses tendered for Justinia, it is unimaginable that many of the licensed physicians of the nation do not rise up, to point out the obvious unimaginable contradictions, and un-American criminal activities and medical malpractice occurring in Massachusetts. An astonishing medical and bureaucratic practice of “doublethink” and “cognitive dissonance” on another type of grand scale. An astonishing disgraceful demo of America going to hell if front of our faces. As much an insult in the medical field as is the disgrace occurring to so called climate “shaman” political science.

    And I held back what I really would like to say!!!!

    Jack

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    1. Remember that Massachusetts never apologized to the Amiraults. Martha Coakley was still trying to keep Gerald Amirault in jail years after everyone knew the whole thing was a fake.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Amirault

      "In 2002, then-Acting Governor of Massachusetts Jane Swift refused to commute Amirault's sentence, despite a unanimous vote in favor of his release by the state's parole board. Amirault's case had previously been upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.[5] Martha Coakley, then Middlesex district attorney and subsequently State Attorney General, lobbied Swift to keep him in prison[6][7] and Swift denied Amirault's clemency.[8]"

      The Puritans live, just are crazier.

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  7. The leftie media never mention the actual, official name of this group--
    The group has officially adopted the name "the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad",[33] which is an Englit ih translation of Arabic[34] Jamā'at ahl as-sunnah li-d-da'wa wa-l-jihād (جماعة أهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد).

    I wonder how it is that the real name never gets mentioned??

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    1. You mean to tell me that that translated name isn't the "Congregation of the People of Tradition for abolition of Poverty and Equal Rights for Women and Non-Muslims"?

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    2. It is wondrous indeed the gymnastics these people go through not to say the "word".
      James the Lesser

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    3. James...and do it with a straight face too.

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    4. But of course Whitewall, but of course.

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  8. "This is a grotesque act of Muslim terror , . Nowhere does the FLOTUS mention the word "Islam," in fact, neither does the article to which I linked above."

    But you do. And you also say "Muslim" and "Islam", rather than "Islamists" and "Islamism" like the PC morons say. This is a good thing that you do.

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  9. As I have written before, Islam is the issue.

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    1. Succinctly put.

      & meaning nothing in the way of detraction to;

      "It is a Muslim organization based mostly, but not solely, in Nigeria ..."

      BH operational zones should be of at least some middling concern to "she who would not label"

      those zones lying on West Africa's coast from Senegal south to Cameroon, then north to the partnership (usually labeled AQIM) Mali and Niger.

      Niger interestingly "mere coincidence perhaps" bordering Libya.

      Arkie

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  10. I know well the practical difficulties and political realities of military expeditions, but by god my passion is for an airborne brigade to visit these savages and slaughter them to the last man, no prisoners. Lay them and their lands to waste.

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    1. You get my vote. There is no redemption for animals such as these. God forgive me, but it seems impossible to turn such people around.

      LibertyGrace'sGrandma

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  11. Very disturbing news out of Nigeria:
    http://neveryetmelted.com/2014/05/11/procul-harum-blamed-for-kidnapping-schoolgirls/

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    1. Holy ... well Doo Doo, James.

      You won't mind me pasting that link elsewhere will you? I have a friend who, before he became a "coder" used to be a recording engineer. Procul Harem I seem to recall is listed on his credits.

      (I do hope the NSA won't screw-up the understanding that it's just a joke.)

      Ark

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    2. Be my guest. There is more of course, "the 'Strawberry Alarm Clock' has been named a band of interest (breaking 47yrs of tradition) by the Nigerian Secret Service".

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    3. "Whiter Shade of Pale" would not fit these kidnappers. However "Incense and peppermints" is code for something really illegal. What was old is now new again.

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    4. Just because my house smelled funny and my breath was great are you trying to say something Whitewall? I'm sure I could present a lot of evidence, if I could just remember.........

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    5. Thank you, James. Your post of May 12 at 6:28 PM directly answered my question (posted 8 hours and 49 minutes earlier, see above).

      Arkie, the NSA will. Of course.

      Whitewall, what was old that is new again is "wag the dog".

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    6. You have cursed me Whitewall, it's stuck in my head:

      Good sense, innocence, cripplin' and kind.
      Dead kings, many things I can't define.
      Oh Cajun spice, sweats and blushers your mind.
      Incense and peppermints, the color of thyme.

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    7. Wag the Dog......BJs in the little room off the big room?

      I get songs stuck in my mind too. Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is frequently one of them.

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    8. Whitewall,
      You realize of course this means war. "Incense and Peppermint" was ranging only, now for effect!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzT1kO_-xbQ

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    9. James, oh gosh, you didn't....you wouldn't!! I don't have a snappy comeback. Help.

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    10. "Help" you say whitewall?

      Arkie to the rescue!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jiaU0xbOKs

      (Figure I'm maybe gonna catch a little hell from everybody now but I insist, look up there at whitewall 0839. His fault. Entirely.)

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    11. Well Arkie, that about takes the cake! I'll bet James is showing withdrawal symptoms now.

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    12. Mere "symptoms of withdrawal" you say?

      Well in that sort of situation there can only be the one tactical. Call in the Buffs and bomb the flanks!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urGHap53sgA

      Arkie

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    13. Until now I have merely toyed with you people, I shall now give you one last chance! This is but a mere taste of what I shall unleash!
      BEHOLD!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_PLWqnfFgU

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    14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqneoPcjwU

      You're on your own whitewall.

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    15. Arkie....at least it was the long version which I always like.

      James....what can I say? You need help! Now I need help.

      Anon.....nothing like some 1960s simian rock'n roll!!

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    16. I retire from the field to do my victory dance:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaG8J6HP4ls

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  12. FLOTUS my ass. She just happens to be the baggage attached to the slug who has managed to weasel into the White House. No better than Lil Kim or Nicky Minaj, just another wannabe 'rapper', in other words, a waste of space.

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    1. I'm sorry, Mr. Front, you have come to the wrong place. This is argument. If you want to have your ass flotussed, that's down the hall in 6B.

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