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  • Minskaya
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  • gf0012-aust
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    the intel teams and advisers from the us and uk are in country
    there are no tacticals as the nigerians have publicly rejected the use of foreign tacticals - so far

    unsure how long they can maintain that view as its pretty evident that they are lacking in having personnel with the requisite abilities

    there are sf from a number of countries already on the african sub-continent or within hours of being able to deploy.

    the nigerians basically are a para-military outfit as far as ground capability goes. they have no properly trained CT or SF.

    the french have an sf capability and land based strike air already in the region, so they could assist at short notice
    Last edited by gf0012-aust; 10 May 14,, 12:48.

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  • SajeevJino
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    Any Update on the US Special Operation

    and What about the French Operation ..they are too said we are ready to rescue he Girls

    and The Canadians send Critical hardware Equipments into Nigeria to Search the Kidnapped Girls ..Those Hardware's are Received or not ..?

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  • gf0012-aust
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    For the wealthiest economy in africa, it says a lot about priority spending on protecting its people

    Nigeria's military had advanced warning of the April 14 attack by Boko Haram that led to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls but failed to take immediate action, Amnesty International said Friday.

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    Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials. (AFP/STR)
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    LAGOS: Nigeria's military had advanced warning of the April 14 attack by Boko Haram that led to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls but failed to take immediate action, Amnesty International said Friday.

    "Damning testimonies gathered by Amnesty International reveal that Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram's armed raid on the state-run boarding school in Chibok which led to the abduction," the rights group said.

    Amnesty said it had verified the information about the abduction with "credible sources".

    "Amnesty International has confirmed... that Nigeria's military headquarters in Maiduguri was aware of the impending attack soon after 7:00 PM (1800 GMT) on 14 April, close to four hours before Boko Haram began their assault on the town," the group said.

    The military however could not assemble the troops needed to suppress the attack, "due to poor resources and a reported fear of engaging with the often better-equipped" Islamists, according to Amnesty.

    The 17 army personnel based in Chibok were overpowered by the attackers and had to retreat, the London-based group further said.

    "The fact that Nigerian security forces knew about Boko Haram's impending raid, but failed to take the immediate action needed to stop it, will only amplify the national and international outcry at this horrific crime," said Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International's Africa Director for research and advocacy.

    - AFP/nd

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  • gf0012-aust
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    and then in another 3 weeks time President Goodluck will wonder why people rise up and try and remove the govt.

    an african marie antoinette analogy in the making.....

    another point to remember is that US and UK assistance is not about sending in a BFI solution - that's still a sovereign rights issue which requires the Nigerians to give their blessing, so they're helping with their hands tied behind their backs
    Last edited by gf0012-aust; 08 May 14,, 09:37.

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  • Minskaya
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    Apparently, the First Lady of Nigeria doubts that any girls were abducted and considers the demonstrators against the government (for its shoddy response) to be Islamists bent on embarrassing the government. She even ordered some of them arrested. wtf?

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  • gf0012-aust
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    Originally posted by citanon View Post
    What they need is to bring in aircraft or UAVs with foliage busting LIDAR and other surveillance equipment. Then you can figure out where those aholes are hiding.
    if they have distributed those girls into Somalia and Chad (which is one of the claims already), then its nigh on impossible

    basically the delayed actions of the Nigerian Govt have turned this into kill or capture (of the T's) - not a rescue.

    the Nigerians have made an absolute hash if it - whereas if they'd accepted the US assistance made on day 1 or at least within 48hrs of the offers to assist then the chances of a meaningful rescue would have been far greater

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  • citanon
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    What they need is to bring in aircraft or UAVs with foliage busting LIDAR and other surveillance equipment. Then you can figure out where those aholes are hiding.

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  • Parihaka
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    The girls are of course long gone to the Arab slave markets

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  • Parihaka
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    Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian

    Personally I think the US team is on a hiding to nothing without expert military assistance and authority to hunt and kill not just in Nigeria but Cameroon and Niger as well

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  • DonBelt
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    That's correct. They are Salafist Sunni by theology, but in reality are more like a cult made up of malcontents, anti-colonialists and ethnic groups that have been marginalized by the govt. They attack other Muslims as well as non-muslims, are supported by AQIM, and have taken money and weapons from Iran. There is also another Islamist group in the country, Hurras, or Islamic Movement in Nigeria that is more directly supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah. This group is Shia and apparently better organized than Boko Haram.
    They probably represent more of a long term threat to the Nigerian Govt as they are working on shadow institutions and have media outlets and have infiltrated the Govt security apparatus.
    The nation of Nigeria has the 10th largest proven oil reserves in the world and the largest population in Africa. It would be a disaster if it collapsed and became an extremist Islamist country.
    Last edited by DonBelt; 08 May 14,, 01:11.

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  • Minskaya
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    From what I understand, Boko Haram in the local lingo means 'Western education is sinful'.

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  • gf0012-aust
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    here's a good example of why the Nigerians should have handed this off 3 weeks ago:

    Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls: Police offer $300,000 reward for information on kidnapped students - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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  • citanon
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    The leader of this formidable outfit:





    My question is, how is this guy still alive? He's clearly batshit crazy and taking drugs. How does he command an armed group, battle the government and survive with his deranged and drug addled mental state?

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  • gf0012-aust
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    what frustrates me is that the US offered support 3 weeks ago - ie as soon as it happened. 3 weeks later the nigerians realise that they are out of their depth and decide to go wide. even if this group was actively tracked for the last 3 weeks it would be a difficult job, 3 weeks on its a whole lot harder

    disgraceful on their part

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