Hey, what ever happened to that group who kidnapped all those girls in Nigeria — you know, heck… what was their name? I remember that hashtag thing, what was it? Doggone hard to believe… I thought I remembered it. Oh well, it seems so long ago. Who cares really, right?
The families of the thousands butchered probably do – but no one is organizing a march for them. I guess those black lives don’t matter, do they Al, Eric or Barry?
DefenseOne.com reports “On Friday, Amnesty International released a report about a recent series of attacks by Boko Haram that killed hundreds, if not thousands of people in Nigeria.
According to Daniel Eyre, the author of the Amnesty report, the terror groups raids on Baga, a border town near Chad, may constitute the group’s “deadliest act” yet: If reports that the town was largely razed to the ground and that hundreds or even as many as 2,000 civilians were killed are true, this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram’s ongoing onslaught against the civilian population.”
Yea, those guys, Boko Haram, and silly me, I thought we were going to git ’em! After all, everyone was running around with that very threatening hashtag campaign which really skeered those rascal violent extremists who are Presbyterians, or are they Calvinists, nah, Lutherans? Just kidding, everyone knows they are fundamentalist Southern Baptists.
Ok, enough with the sarcasm. This is deadly serious. In the West, we hold rallies and organize social media campaigns while the enemy — who we’re afraid to define — continues to go about its savage ways.
So while we run around with new banners and rallying cries — or in the case of President Obama and his administration don’t even show up – the horror continues without media coverage or outrage.
“Too many to count,” the Associated Press wrote of the bodies in Nigeria, adding that a district official ”said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents (this is why we will not win, we cannot even call them Islamic terrorists) drove into Baga.”
“Other reports added that Boko Haram is thought to have “wiped out” another 16 towns outside of Baga, which the group reportedly emptied of its 10,000 residents. “A large number reportedly drowned as they crossed Lake Chad,” the BBC relayed. Following its takeover of Baga last week, Boko Haram has launched fresh attacks that have killed dozens, Reuters noted, adding that “the insurgency (they are Islamic terrorists doggone it) killed more than 10,000 people last year, according to a count by the Council on Foreign Relations in November.”
I just have to ask, how long will Boko Haram stay in the news cycle this time before we just move along to the next news item? Who is going to come up with the strategy to kill Boko Haram? Heck, I can tell you who is not – US.
Who will develop a scheme to eradicate the scourge known as ISIS? Aint gonna be US. And that al-Qaida Islamic terrorist group we were told was decimated and on the run? Who’s gonna bring the pain? Not US.
It is truly unbelievable what’s happening — even here in Garland, Texas this weekend there’s a conference on how to use “Islamophobia” to cause censorship and eliminate criticism of Islamists.
So the enemy just marches on killing innocents – as the report said, most of the deaths were women, children, and the elderly — those who weren’t fast enough to run away.
And we have individuals like our Attorney General who just couldn’t make his mouth say radical Islam. Or White House spokesperson Josh Earnest who classifies the enemy as “extremists.” Some will say, what difference does it make? I’ll let Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi explain why recognition of the ideology is crucial.
If we continue to deny what fuels the enemy then we will never destroy this enemy. If we continue to allow this enemy into our countries forcing us to self-censor, if we continue to have cultural jihadist apologists who advocate for the enemy, there is no way we shall win.
When you ask me if we’ve turned a corner after the attacks in Paris, my response is no. Because in three months no one will remember Charlie Hebdo — as I don’t think it was that long after the hashtag campaign that we forgot who Boko Haram was. Heck, I bet that if you do a “man-on-the-street” and ask who is Boko Haram, some will think he’s the starting power forward for the Brooklyn Nets or maybe a safety for the Seattle Seahawks.
Anyone remember the Islamic terrorist group that fired rockets into Israel? Or how about the Islamic terrorist group that blew up the Beirut Barracks in 1983? Doggone, I hate losing to these barbaric jerks. Sadly, that’s what is happening and there are far too many of US who are enabling them — starting in the White House.