Wednesday, May 21, 2014

David Codrea: Nigerian people caught in perfect storm of tyranny and terrorism

David Codrea has done an excellent job with this article on the Nigerian situation.  It is well worth the read:

As U.S. drones scour Nigerian skies searching for hundreds of Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists and perennial war hawk John McCain makes belligerent noises about risking American blood and treasure to rescue them, three major impediments to keeping innocents safe from evil in the first place have emerged, and all of them, unsurprisingly, originate with government.

First, if one ignores the admonitions of the Founders and subscribes to the foreign entanglements school of diplomacy, there's the matter of the Leahy amendment, ostensibly established to ensure foreign security force recipients "have not committed gross human rights abuses."

That's strike one against the Nigerian government.

 The second swing and a miss was reported by Amnesty International, which charges that the government failed to act on advance warnings to stop the armed raid on the boarding school where the girls were taken from — a school, incidentally, run by the state.

The third strike is one that was predictable, and will be wholly unsurprising to JPFO members and supporters. President Goodluck Jonathan's government embraces "gun control," both as a signatory to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, and also as a matter of national policy.

More Here at JPFO

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