With Schoolgirls Taken by Boko Haram Still Missing, U.S.-Nigeria Ties Falter

STUTTGART, Germany — Soon after the Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 teenage girls in Nigeria in April, the United States sent surveillance drones and about 30 intelligence and security experts to help the Nigerian military try to rescue them. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the top general for American missions in Africa, rushed from his headquarters here to help the commanders in the crisis.

Seven months later, the drone flights have dwindled, many of the advisers have gone home and not one of the kidnapped girls has been found. Many are believed to have been married off to Boko Haram fighters, who in the past six months have seized hundreds more civilians, including children, planted bombs in Nigerian cities and captured entire towns.

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  • BillyHW

    You mean our hashtags didn’t work?

  • simus1

    No doubt the “foreign helpers” quickly discovered they had “misread the situation” and massive levels of “economic aid” to various muslim and other government factions would be be required to accomplish next to nothing.

  • Blacksmith

    Until the west is committed to really fighting this death cult nothing will improve.

    • simus1

      Getting involved in Nigeria would be ten times worse than what “ally” Dumpsterstan has had on offer in the past.

      • Blacksmith

        I am NOT advocating getting involved! however I stand behind the statement and mostly in a general way as long as the west is indecisive about dealing with pisslam it will not have any meaningful effect. If we were to pave a few of these islamist shitholes the problem would solve itself. The problem is the west is not committed to resolving this and I am afraid if they did commit it would only be short term and they would not stay the course and it would rear its ugly head once again at some future date.
        Sorry about the rant but this situation just pisses me off!