No Fear of Hashtags: Boko Haram Maniacs Kidnap More Children, Kill Villagers

Posted by on May 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

Well, apparently we’re going to need more sad-faced hashtag diplomacy.

They’re still stealing children.

Islamist extremist group Boko Haram continues to rampage freely through northeastern Nigeria, blowing up a second strategic bridge, killing an unknown number of villagers and abducting the wife and two children of a retired police officer, residents said Saturday.

News of the ongoing carnage came as a team of French intelligence experts landed in the country, joining American and British teams with hopes of rescuing 276 school girls kidnapped more than three weeks ago by the terrorist group.

Details were murky on the latest child captives, taken Friday as Boko Haram converged on the town of Liman Kara on the Cameroon border, driving 3,000 people from their homes.

Officials and residents said they fled the carnage without having time to count their dead.

Details also remained murky about the latest children to be captured. Boko Haram has said previously that its abductions of family members of Nigerian officials is tit-for-tat retaliation for Nigeria’s detention of the extremists’ own spouses and children.

The group, which seeks to abolish Western-style schools and impose fundamentalist Sharia law on the country, has captured or shot hundreds of schoolchildren in its five-year reign of terror.

Obama, meanwhile, slinks off in shame.

Obama’s view of the world was wrong, and his policies are making it more dangerous and less stable. Yet he is still sounding the call to retreat, proposing new cuts to the military that would shrink it to pre-World War II levels.

Having failed to listen or learn, Obama surveys the incomprehensible brutality and sinks into an intellectualized self-pity. Indeed, there is special poignancy to the fact that First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Twitter nation over the Nigerian schoolgirl abductions.

The photo of her holding a sign saying “Bring Back Our Girls” is riveting, but also odd.

Did she think to push her husband to do something?

And you wonder whom she expects to save the girls. The United Nations? The terrorists themselves? Nigeria’s government?

Maybe all of the above, which is to say no one, because, without the leadership of the United States, there is no one who can maintain peace and security.

This is the result of the choice Barack Obama made. This is what the world looks like when a president laments evil ­instead of confronting it.

Because to Obama the worst people in the world are evil Republicans who won’t increase the minimum wage or something. What we really need to do is #BringBackOurBalls.

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6 Responses to “No Fear of Hashtags: Boko Haram Maniacs Kidnap More Children, Kill Villagers”

  1. Anti-Social Media on 11/11/14 at 11:21 am

    I made an internet meme and a hastag on my sail fawn and saved the world. Next up I’ll make Vlad and those dumbass peasant Russkies tremble in fear of my meme, hashtag and sail fawn! Yes we can!

  2. Sonya Blade on 11/11/14 at 3:33 pm

    #BringBackOurBalls Priceless!!!!!!! Michelle’s wearin’ Barry’s now. He has no say in the matter.

  3. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 14/14/14 at 3:17 am

    It’ s not our balls that need returning.

    Quite frankly, what shriveled up little raisins Obama has for balls are only effective against domestic political opponents, and are ineffectual everywhere else.

    And why do they only work when dealing with his political opponents? Because the ones that belong to the Republican “leadership” are even smaller.

  4. kevino on 14/14/14 at 4:41 pm

    I watched a news report last night about citizens in Nigeria defending their own towns against Boko Haram because their government can’t deal with the situation. The villagers are forced to use whatever weapons they have, including a handful of old guns, spears, clubs, farm implements, and, yes, I saw a photograph of a man with a bow and arrow.

    The liberal talking heads all said, of course, that we need a global strategy. While that is true, it does nothing to help these people.

    Back in the day when the US had real leadership, we had soldiers called “Special Forces” who we experts at asymmetric warfare and taught people how to defend themselves.

    If the Nigerian government needs technical help, we should help them.
    If the Nigerian government needs money, we should print some for them.
    If the Nigerian government won’t help, we should motivate them by arming and teaching the villagers. That will get their attention.

    I understand that Nigeria is probably less dangerous that LA, Detroit, or Chicago, but the villagers in Nigeria are trying to defend themselves. They just don’t have the tools or the proper skills. We can fix that.

    The cure for Boko Haram terrorism is a judicious application of fast flying metal objects.