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  • #16
    Originally posted by ponyexpress View Post
    http://m.smh.com.au/world/boko-haram...13-12n3ro.html

    The world leaders joined the march in Paris but no similar gesture for Nigeria. It's very sad.
    Very true.
    Things happen for a reason...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ponyexpress View Post
      http://m.smh.com.au/world/boko-haram...13-12n3ro.html

      The world leaders joined the march in Paris but no similar gesture for Nigeria. It's very sad.
      What's sad is that no African leaders are marching in solidarity with Nigeria as, after all, the problem is on their doorstep.
      Last edited by lantern; 14-01-15, 17:49.
      "[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.[/FONT][/COLOR]"
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      • #18
        Originally posted by lantern View Post
        What's sad is that no African leaders are marching in solidarity with Nigeria or are they held to a different standard?
        Perhaps they are having their own grave problem too? As much as I condemn the attacks in Paris, I am still disappointed to see that a little attention was paid to what happened in Nigeria. If religious extremists are becoming everyone's concern then would it better to handle this globally? These poor countries can be a training ground for radicals from western countries.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ponyexpress View Post
          The world leaders joined the march in Paris but no similar gesture for Nigeria. It's very sad.
          Because they are poor and black therefore no one gives a fuck - lets say it as it is

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
            Because they are poor and black therefore no one gives a fuck - lets say it as it is
            Post #7 above refers.

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            • #21
              More news of the massacre is seeping out. Reports that 10 year old girls are being used as suicide bombers.

              What this needs is a massive injection of force from the African Union supported by the UN. Twitter campaigns and mass marches in western cities will not make any difference when innocents are being murdered on the ground. The French were recently effective with a quick and hard intervention in Mali.

              At the same there is potential for another Jihadi training zone. Western interventions are seen as a reason to kill our citizens on our own soil: but the Chinese, Russians and Middle East seem mainly interested in these problems as a source of weapons sales and converts.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by akubrahat View Post

                What this needs is a massive injection of force from the African Union supported by the UN. Twitter campaigns and mass marches in western cities will not make any difference when innocents are being murdered on the ground. The French were recently effective with a quick and hard intervention in Mali.
                I think it's gotten to a stage where the military power of the African Union countries is not up to the job and at least they need logistical support, such as transport planes, helicopters and possibly some aerial bombing in order to turn the tide against those bastards.
                "[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.[/FONT][/COLOR]"
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by lantern View Post
                  I think it's gotten to a stage where the military power of the African Union countries is not up to the job and at least they need logistical support, such as transport planes, helicopters and possibly some aerial bombing in order to turn the tide against those bastards.
                  I agree and probably special forces on the ground with BFG's would be effective. No amount of tweeting or street marching or hand wringing will help. It will take blood and treasure from the west to sort it out.

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                  • #24
                    Simple answer to less coverage. No visuals. No reporters on the ground. Nothing other than words to grab attention and that doesn't really work in todays society.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by akubrahat View Post
                      I agree and probably special forces on the ground with BFG's would be effective. No amount of tweeting or street marching or hand wringing will help. It will take blood and treasure from the west to sort it out.
                      This from CNN
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                      [/SIZE][COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]"The major problem the soldiers have is they don't have the equipment to fight," he says.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                      [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Boko Haram has anti-aircraft guns, which he says are accurate up to three-quarters of a mile. All the Nigerian military has, he says, are AK47 small machine guns, accurate up to a few hundred meters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                      [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Often the Nigerian soldiers are given only 60 bullets each, so they quickly run out. Boko Haram, he says, has large supplies of ammunition and more fighters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                      [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Although the Nigerian soldiers do win some fights, he says they are regularly forced to turn tail and run for their lives by the sheer volume of gunfire from Boko Haram fighters".[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                      http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/15/af...ram/index.html
                      "[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.[/FONT][/COLOR]"
                      George Bernard Shaw

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                      • #26
                        When are the Indonesian and Middle Eastern peace keepers going over to help? Indonesia's leopard MBTs should be pretty useful in Africa and will easily outgun the opposition.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by lantern View Post
                          This from CNN
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                          [/SIZE][COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]"The major problem the soldiers have is they don't have the equipment to fight," he says.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                          [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Boko Haram has anti-aircraft guns, which he says are accurate up to three-quarters of a mile. All the Nigerian military has, he says, are AK47 small machine guns, accurate up to a few hundred meters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                          [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Often the Nigerian soldiers are given only 60 bullets each, so they quickly run out. Boko Haram, he says, has large supplies of ammunition and more fighters.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                          [COLOR=#262626][FONT=CNN][SIZE=3]Although the Nigerian soldiers do win some fights, he says they are regularly forced to turn tail and run for their lives by the sheer volume of gunfire from Boko Haram fighters".[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
                          http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/15/af...ram/index.html
                          According to articles I have read, the problem with the Nigerian military goes much deeper that lack of firepower. It is thoroughly corrupt as well as being hated by the people at a level almost up there with Boko Haram. Western governments understand that aiding the Nigerian government and specifically the military is fruitless in that every dime would be stolen and that any arms provided would be quickly lost or sold to Boko Haram.

                          As for the elite Indonesian forces, they would be ineffectual in the extreme beyond a campaign that involves more than terrorizing Papuan civilians and rag tag rebels.

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