Remember that group of Islamic terrorists that everyone was hashtagging about a few weeks back? Yeah, I know Obama-induced ADD. Well, let me remind you, the nasty chaps who call themselves Boko Haram who kidnapped some 200 Nigerian girls — and FLOTUS and Hollywood types went on social media about? Ok, now you remember.
Well, everyone was REALLY mad at these varmints but no one did anything about it — like, kill them.
So out of boredom, they decided to do something else violent and horrific. According to a report in Slate, “While dressed as members of the Nigerian army, Boko Haram militants rounded up and killed more than 200 civilians in at least three villages in northeastern Nigeria earlier this week. Community leaders who escaped the massacre said the militants lied to the villagers telling them they were there to protect them.”
Message to President Obama: this is what Islamic terrorists do for a living, and we are engaged in a global conflict against them, and now ain’t exactly the best time to go releasing senior leaders.
The community leaders claim they alerted the Nigerian military that the attack was imminent, but help never came. “We all thought they were the soldiers that we earlier reported to that the insurgents might attack us,” one community leader said.
What amazes me more than anything is the weak and feckless image we are portraying to the Islamist barbarians. We dither around with political correctness and rules of engagement trying not to cause damage — all the while they just go and slaughter innocent civilians. And where is the condemnation and diplomacy by hashtag this time?
Oh yeah, I forgot. This may not meet the litmus test for the liberal progressive media’s necessity of a distraction — just like the nearly 60 Nigerian children who were burned to death by Boko Haram February this year didn’t seem to make the cut.
This selective attention equals the selective discretion of Obama when it comes to enforcing the rule of law — oops, there I go again, irritating progressives because I invoked the name of the Dear Leader. Can’t criticize! Just look at the treatment Bergdahl’s platoon mates are getting because they dare to speak the truth.
The Boko Haram attacks happened in the villages of Danjara, Agapalwa, and Antagara in Borno state—one of the Boko Haram’s strongest bases in Nigeria. According to the BBC, the militants intended to take revenge on the villages after an earlier Boko Haram attack where some of their members were killed.
Amazing — the villagers courageously fought back and actually believed their own army would come and reinforce them. Can any of you imagine how they must feel? Or how the enemy must feel as they realize they can act with impunity?
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is under pressure to address the situation. In response, he declared a state of emergency in three states in northeastern Nigeria, but the terrorists have responded by stepping up their assaults.
Seems like Nigerian President Jonathan graduated from the Barack Hussein Obama School of Leadership and Rhetoric — just talk a bunch and the enemy will listen. Well, here is the news for Jonathan and Obama: Islamic terrorism is not a “phony scandal” manufactured by Republicans and “Obama haters.” This is a real non-state, non-uniform threat to global stability, security and peace. This enemy doesn’t understand “Coexist” bumper stickers. They only comprehend getting killed — that gets their attention.
This week has been a triumph for Islamic totalitarianism. The Taliban got their senior leaders back and Boko Haram just showed the people in Nigeria what happens if they decide to stand up against them.
Too bad Batman was just a cartoon character, because we need a Dark Knight right about now.