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    The US, UK, France, Australia, and Israel have all offered assistance. Countries that possess the finest special ops forces in the world. Yet the Nigerian government is reticent.

    Is it a case of Nigerian pride? Angling for more foreign funding dollars? Nigerian politics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minskaya View Post
    The US, UK, France, Australia, and Israel have all offered assistance. Countries that possess the finest special ops forces in the world. Yet the Nigerian government is reticent.

    Is it a case of Nigerian pride? Angling for more foreign funding dollars? Nigerian politics?
    don't forget the Canucks - they're in the mix as well

    Most of the SF mentioned are also already in theatre and in neighbouring countries ready to enter when this is signed off on

    The issue is about pride - you would have seen that idiot of a Nigerian "Air Marshall" on TV by now.

    what a muppet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minskaya View Post

    Is it a case of Nigerian pride? Angling for more foreign funding dollars? Nigerian politics?
    All the above.

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    Reports: Boko Haram village raids kill hundreds in Nigeria

    Local eyewitnesses estimate at least 400 dead.

    US/AFRICOM > West Africa > Nigeria

    The United States established diplomatic relations with Nigeria in 1960, following Nigeria’s independence from the United Kingdom. From 1966-1999 Nigeria experienced a series of military coups, excluding the short-lived second republic between 1979-1983. The 30-month long civil war, which ended in January 1970, resulted in 1-3 million casualties. Following the 1999 inauguration of a civilian president, the U.S.-Nigerian relationship began to improve, as did cooperation on foreign policy goals such as regional peacekeeping.

    Nigeria's economic growth has been largely fueled by oil revenues. Although the country conducted successful elections in 2011, it faces formidable challenges in consolidating democratic order, including terrorist activities, sectarian conflicts, and public mistrust of the government. Nigeria has yet to develop effective measures to address corruption, poverty, and ineffective social service systems, and mitigate the violence. Under the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission, the two countries hold talks on five key areas: good governance, transparency, and integrity; energy and investment; regional security; Niger Delta; and agriculture and food security.

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    Minskaya: "Is it a case of Nigerian pride? Angling for more foreign funding dollars? Nigerian politics?"

    Maybe the corrupt regime in Nigeria needs more time to delete e-mails, sweep messes under the rug before their guests arrive?

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    After capture, Boko Haram threatened to sell the kidnapped schoolgirls. This is not a benign threat. The US/DoS places Nigeria in Tier 2 in its Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Index. This designation signifies that although Nigeria does not meet the criteria to satisfy the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimal standards, it is showing some progress. According to Nigeria's Ambassador to Russia (Asam Asam), 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked to Russia every month as prostitutes. The UN (UNICJR) reports that there are between 10 and 20 thousand Nigerian sex workers in Italy. In Malaysia, they are forced into prostitution and serving as drug mules for the traffickers. The girls can also be sold locally to older men seeking a child bride, concubine, or slave. It is a regular practice of Nigerian traffickers to subject such victims to juju (voodoo) rituals to instill fear and maintain secrecy.

    Although the world has reacted with indignation at the kidnapping of these girls, their schoolmates can easily be found in brothels across Europe, North America, Russia, and the Middle East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minskaya View Post
    After capture, Boko Haram threatened to sell the kidnapped schoolgirls. This is not a benign threat. The US/DoS places Nigeria in Tier 2 in its Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Index. This designation signifies that although Nigeria does not meet the criteria to satisfy the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimal standards, it is showing some progress. According to Nigeria's Ambassador to Russia (Asam Asam), 200 Nigerian girls are trafficked to Russia every month as prostitutes. The UN (UNICJR) reports that there are between 10 and 20 thousand Nigerian sex workers in Italy. In Malaysia, they are forced into prostitution and serving as drug mules for the traffickers. The girls can also be sold locally to older men seeking a child bride, concubine, or slave. It is a regular practice of Nigerian traffickers to subject such victims to juju (voodoo) rituals to instill fear and maintain secrecy.

    Although the world has reacted with indignation at the kidnapping of these girls, their schoolmates can easily be found in brothels across Europe, North America, Russia, and the Middle East.
    That's really horrible. How come the International community turns a blind eye to human trafficking and forced prostitution ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongss View Post
    That's really horrible. How come the International community turns a blind eye to human trafficking and forced prostitution ?
    Mostly because the girls are ciphers. The only ones who have contact with them are their handlers and the johns. Globally, it is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Much to its credit, the United States Department of State is in the vanguard of combating this scourge.

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    Boko Haram Kidnaps More Girls in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency on Monday kidnapped some 20 girls just miles from a small town where the group abducted several hundred schoolgirls in April, local officials said, in an attack that exposed the military’s absence in an area the president pledged to protect. The village of Garkin Fulani was preparing for its weekly market early Monday when Boko Haram fighters pulled up in a tractor trailer and began pulling young girls into the truck, said Adu Ibrahim, the area’s chairman for a vigilante group called the Civilian Joint Task Force. The country’s military was nowhere to be seen during the hours long fight, said a member of the state government here. “These people have a free hand to do whatever they want,” said Jibrin Ibrahim, the director of the advocacy group Center for Democracy and Development’s office in the capital Abuja. “It’s just that simple.”
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    And on it goes. I'm at a loss for words.

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    The locals need to arm and organize. In a situation like this, where the government is thoroughly impotent, that's pretty much the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongss View Post
    That's really horrible. How come the International community turns a blind eye to human trafficking and forced prostitution ?
    How can you help someone who refuses help?
    No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

    To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    How can you help someone who refuses help?
    Can you elaborate?

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    None of our snake-eaters got actionable intel or allow to get actionable intel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minskaya View Post
    Can you elaborate?
    Nigerians refused the extended hand until it was too late.
    No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

    To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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