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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:05 AM

 

Fucking Asswipe Boko Haran militants slaughtered dozens of Nigerian students as they slept

Last week these motherfuckers killed over a hundred in a village.

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a pre-dawn attack on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors say, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive

Adamu Garba said he and other teachers who ran away through the bush estimate 40 students died in the assault that began around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Federal Government College Buni Yadi. It is a co-ed school about 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and difficult to communicate with because extremists last year destroyed the cell phone tower there.

Soldiers still are gathering corpses so he could not give an exact number of dead, said military spokesman Capt. Eli Lazarus.

Garba, who teaches at a secondary school attached to the college, said the attackers first set ablaze the college administrative block, then moved to the hostels, where they locked students in and started firebombing the buildings.

At one hostel, he said, "students were trying to climb out of the windows and they were slaughtered like sheep by the terrorists who slit their throats. Others who ran were gunned down." He said students who could not escape were burned alive.

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dozens-students-killed-nigerian-school

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Reply Fucking Asswipe Boko Haran militants slaughtered dozens of Nigerian students as they slept (Original post)
cali Feb 2014 OP
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #1
cali Feb 2014 #2
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #3
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #6
cali Feb 2014 #7
leftynyc Feb 2014 #4
aikoaiko Feb 2014 #5
Pretzel_Warrior Feb 2014 #8
The Straight Story Feb 2014 #15
WhiteTara Feb 2014 #9
Behind the Aegis Feb 2014 #10
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #12
Behind the Aegis Feb 2014 #13
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #14
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #17
JI7 Feb 2014 #11
Kurska Feb 2014 #16
randome Feb 2014 #18

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:22 AM

1. I've read quite a bit lately about Boko Haran

Ruthless doesn't even begin to describe it. Mass murdering psychotics on the rampage would barely serve as a description. Nigeria is a total mess. Religious war between north and south, major political corruption, the holy war against LGBTs.

I get most of my news on African events from BBC news. I think their global coverage is much more thorough than anything I can find over here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/africa/

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:29 AM

2. Mass murdering psychotics on the rampage, sums it up neatly, htp.

 

You forgot to add that the interests of big oil are also in play in a major way in Nigeria.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:32 AM

3. There are a lot of dirty hands in that pie

Remember the Pat Robertson/Charles Taylor connection?

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:45 AM

6. Getting back to your point about Nigerian oil & gas

There is no question that Nigeria's rich oil & gas reserves play a huge role in how western powers have interfered in the country's politics for decades and how they will continue to do so. Just one recent case in point: Look how our government publicly responded to recent anti-gay laws passed in Uganda. Well, Nigeria has instituted virtually the same policies but Uganda is oil-poor, mostly shale oil that's not economically productive. Plus, there are long-range plans for drilling off the Nigerian coast. The fact that oil money is involved here makes me question every part of our relations with this country. Sure, we can bluster and threaten resource-poor countries but when it come to our own interests the government sure takes a different tune.

Nigeria is a mess and plenty of western governments have contributed to the sorry state of affairs. How we should respond to the various crises in the country -- or whether we should at all -- is a subject for debate. I certainly don't know enough about the politics there to venture an educated opinion.

I did do a bit of research on Nigerian oil: http://www.eia.gov/countries/country-data.cfm?fips=ni

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:47 AM

7. thanks for this post and absolutely.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:33 AM

4. Fucking barbarians

 

This paragraph has me grinding my teeth in anger:

At one hostel, he said, "students were trying to climb out of the windows and they were slaughtered like sheep by the terrorists who slit their throats. Others who ran were gunned down." He said students who could not escape were burned alive.


It's stories like this one that puts my position on the death penalty to task. I could pull the trigger on these animals myself.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:34 AM

5. Bring them to justice or bring in the drones.


That is horrible.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 01:22 PM

8. let me get this straight. you started TWO new OP's on this item?

 

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:36 PM

15. Shame we don't see more on it

If we can have a slew of threads on say, I dunno - let's call it X, then a few on this really doesn't seem all that bad to me.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:23 PM

9. Standard protocol in a genocide...

First you kill the academics and professionals.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 10:51 PM

10. This is disgusting and scary.

I am almost afraid to say "how can it get worse?" because it always seems something happens that shows just how it can get worse. What is the world going to do?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:04 PM

12. What is the world going to do?

Probably nothing. They will shore up the current government with all its corruption and vicious oppression of LGBTs because they want Nigerian oil. To secure access to that oil, the govt will keep the Muslim rebels of the north at bay, or at least contained. It is not to the benefit of the Nigerian govt to completely wipe out the rebels because they become a convenient leverage tool.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:05 PM

13. Yet one more reason to find an alternative source of power!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:31 PM

14. Anywhere in the world there's oil the world wants...

... the blood will flow like a river. Just like it happened in the ME it will happen in Africa. Governments will rise and fall for it. Go to war for it. Turn a blind eye to corruption and genocide for it. And just as long as there's profit to be made, those who profit will make sure we continue to need it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:29 AM

17. Just this morning, an article that underscores exactly what I was talking about...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26353622
26 February 2014
Nigeria school attack: Fury at military over Yobe deaths

Residents of a town in north-east Nigeria are furious at the Nigerian security forces for withdrawing checkpoints ahead of a bloody attack by Islamist militants on a local school.

At least 29 teenage boys died in the raid, blamed on Boko Haram, on a rural boarding school in Yobe state.

Residents say soldiers guarding a nearby checkpoint were mysteriously withdrawn just before the attack.

Another checkpoint on the outskirts of town was also withdrawn a week ago
... MORE

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 10:54 PM

11. not the first time they did it and id on't know what's with the government

buti read another article on another one of their attacks but the govt seemed to have been downplaying it . some young people from nigeria went online to tell of the attacks.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:37 PM

16. As progressives, we must respect their religious beliefs



Note: Sarcasm just in case someone really doesn't get it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:33 AM

18. 'Asswipe' is too kind.

 

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