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|Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by tbaba1234: 1:58am On Nov 13, 2014|
Is Goodluck Jonathan Trying to get reelected by blaming US for Boko haram
With Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announcing his candidacy for the 2015 election and the militant group Boko Haram's bloody campaign against the government showing no sign of letting up, Nigeria's ambassador to Washington is lashing out at the United States for not providing sufficient military aid.
Jonathan's failure to stem the militant group's territorial advances will certainly dog him on the campaign trail.
But never fear, one of his lieutenants has a campaign strategy. "There is no use giving us the type of support that enables us to deliver light jabs to the terrorists when what we need to give them is the killer punch," Nigerian Ambassador Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye told the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 11. "Boko Haram is Nigeria's equivalent of ISIS."
As Jonathan launched his campaign in Abuja on Tuesday, Boko Haram was once again pushing forward, claiming control of another small town in Adamawa state in northeastern Nigeria and adding to the vast amount of territory the group has captured since 2009. Mentioning the terrorist organization only briefly, Jonathan instead spoke about advances in infrastructure, education, and government transparency, which he considers some of his greatest accomplishments since coming to office in 2010.
Regarding Boko Haram, he merely reiterated unfulfilled promises. "I will do everything humanly possible to end this criminal violence in our nation."
But under Jonathan's watch, the group has expanded its area of operation across Nigeria's northern states and has claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed at least 3,000 people and displaced thousands more. The group also kidnapped 270 schoolgirls, an audacious move that captured the world's attention and provoked local protests against Jonathan's government.
And Boko Haram's terrorist campaign continues. On Monday, a suicide bomber killed at least 46 people and injured dozens more at a school assembly in Yobe state. Although no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, Yobe is one of the regions most affected by Boko Haram's terrorism.
The Nigerian government launched a heavy-handed military response to the group's attacks -- a response that human rights groups contend is rife with abuse and has little to show for it. Human Rights Watch's World Report 2014 documented "indiscriminate arrest, detention, torture, and extra-judicial killing of those suspected to be supporters or members of the Islamist group." In 2013, the Associated Press reported that the Nigerian military was responsible for the deaths of thousands of detainees in the country's northeast -- whether by killing them or letting them die in detention -- racking up more victims than even Boko Haram.
Back in Washington, Adefuye told the foreign-policy establishment that such allegations aim to embarrass Jonathan and create more political instability ahead of February's presidential election.
"I say with all sense of responsibility that allegations of human right violations are based on rumors, hearsays, and exaggerated accounts of clashes between the Nigerian forces and Boko Haram fighters," he said.
"We find it difficult to understand how and why, in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria with their sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram should be expanding and becoming more deadly,'' Adefuye piled on.
Adefuye said reports of abuse and fraud in the military units allegedly fighting Boko Haram are undermining Nigeria's request for arms from the United States.
A fact sheet published by the White House in October outlined U.S. efforts to assist the Nigerian government in its battle against the militant group, which includes dispatching a team to Abuja to share intelligence and aid in finding the kidnapped schoolgirls. In August, U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria into the Security Governance Initiative, a new Obama administration program that, among other things, funds efforts to counter rising threats there. Additionally, the U.S. State and Defense departments established a $40 million Global Security Contingency Fund for Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.
An Obama administration official told Reuters that Washington remains committed to helping Nigeria address not only the threat of Boko Haram but also its efforts to free Boko Haram's kidnapped victims.
But with little room to budge on U.S. laws that prevent the government from providing arms to militaries accused of human rights violations, what the United States has been able to provide just isn't good enough for Adefuye.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Evergreat2014(m): 2:56am On Nov 13, 2014|
Don't blame others for keeping your house dis-organized.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by jigga40(m): 3:03am On Nov 13, 2014|
I hate this blame game. Get your act together please!!!
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by egift(m): 3:50am On Nov 13, 2014|
The incompetent administration is always Blaming someone for its failures. You will never see Jonathan is the over 5 years as President take responsibility for his action and inaction.
If he is not blaming APC, he will be blaming the sky, giving lousy excuses here and there. He even illegally smuggled money to SA and still blamed that government for stopping his illegal arms deal. Now he is blaming the USA. How much shame will this Zoologist bring upon Nigeria?
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by tbaba1234: 6:37am On Nov 13, 2014|
Blame APC, blame CNN, blame chibok girls and their pictures, blame their governor and parents, blame Aisha Sesay, blame the weather, blame, blame blame.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by egift(m): 6:53am On Nov 13, 2014|
There has never been a single thing Jonathan has ever taken responsibility.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by mikolo80: 9:41am On Nov 13, 2014|
this man is a dumbasss
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 9:53am On Nov 13, 2014|
Who are we to blame for Iraq?
Who is to be held responsible for Libya?
Who should be blamed for Syria and Ukraine?
Phuck America and their stooge president obowman
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Cannonleo(m): 9:53am On Nov 13, 2014|
And someone in the press secretary's chambers of the white house hits back...republicans are already using our blames game 2 fry obama check online
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 10:10am On Nov 13, 2014|
Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. Blocked Terrorist Designation for Boko Haram
By Andrew C. McCarthy
May 8, 2014 11:28 AM
“We must stand up to terrorism,” bleated Hillary Clinton a few days ago in a tweet expressing outrage against Boko Haram, the jihadist organization that has abducted hundreds of young girls in Nigeria. Yet, when she was actually in a position to stand up to Boko Haram’s terrorism as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton instead protected the group.
At the Daily Beast, Josh Rogin reports:
The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.
While Mrs. Clinton now issues indignant tweets, Mr. Rogin elaborates on her failure to mention
that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the UN headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen.
“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”
In May 2012, then-Justice Department official Lisa Monaco (now at the White House) wrote to the State Department to urge Clinton to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said that Boko Haram provided a “safe haven” for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and was likely sharing explosives and funds with the group. And yet, Hillary Clinton’s State Department still declined to place Boko Haram on its official terrorist roster.
As Mr. Rogin further details, placing an organization on the terrorist list enables the government to use various investigative tools for law-enforcement and intelligence-gathering purposes. It also squeezes the organization by criminalizing the provision of material support to it and the conduct of business with it.
After numerous Boko Haram atrocities, Republicans attempted to force Secretary Clinton to designate the group or explain why she refused to do so. The State Department heavily lobbied against the legislation. Only after John Kerry replaced Clinton, and after a series of jihadist bombings against churches and other targets, did the State Department finally relent and add Boko Haram to the terrorist list last November.
The excuses now being offered in explanation of Clinton’s dereliction are specious. As Rogin explains, Clinton’s State Department claimed that Boko Haram was merely a local group with parochial grievances that was not a threat to the United States. Have a look, though, at the State Department’s list, here. Several of the listed groups are waging local terrorist campaigns that do not threaten our country—the Basque ETA, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Real Irish Republican Army, etc. A significant reason for having the list is to promote international cooperation against terrorism and discourage its use against anyone anywhere. The fact that a terrorist organization may have only local grievances and may not directly imperil the U.S. has never been thought a reason to exclude it from the list.
Fox News has further reported another rationale of Clinton apologists: Hillary did not want to raise Boko Haram’s profile and assist its recruiting which, they reason, would be the effect of designation by the Great Satan. That is ridiculous. The main point of having the list, and the sanctions that accompany a terrorist designation, is to weaken the organization by depriving it of assets and material support. The logic of what Clinton supporters are claiming is that U.S. counterterrorism law — much of which was put in place by the administration of President Bill Clinton — does more harm than good. Does anyone think they really believe that?
What happened here is obvious, although the commentariat is loath to connect the dots. Boko Haram is an Islamic-supremacist organization. Mrs. Clinton, like the Obama administration more broadly, believes that appeasing Islamists — avoiding actions that might give them offense, slamming Americans who provoke them — promotes peace and stability. (See Egypt for a good example of how well this approach is working.) Furthermore, if you are claiming to have “decimated” al-Qaeda, as the Obama administration was claiming to have done in the run-up to the 2012 election, the last thing you want to do is add jihadists to the terror list (or beef up security at diplomatic posts in jihadist hot spots, or acknowledge that jihadist rioting in Cairo or jihadist attacks in Benghazi are something other than “protests” inspired by “an Internet video” . . .)
It is very simple. Most of us on the national-security right recognize that Islamic supremacism is an ideology rooted in Muslim scripture — a strict, literal, ancient interpretation of Muslim scripture. Essentially, it advocates the adoption of sharia, Islam’s legal code and societal framework. It is not the only way of construing Muslim scripture — and we certainly hope that more benign constructions become dominant — but Islamic supremacism is far more mainstream than the West likes to admit, particularly in the Middle East and growing swaths of Africa. It is an ideology that endorses violent jihad, the treatment of women as chattel, sex slavery, child marriages, and the other horrible stuff that outfits like Boko Haram are into. Even though these organizations (quite naturally) terrorize locally, their aspirations are global and they are a threat to us because their ideology unites them and regards the West as an enemy.
The Left, by contrast, seems to believe that “Islamists” — adherents of Islamic supremacism (though the Left would not refer to “Islamic supremacism”) — are motivated not by an ideology derived from scriptural commands but by American policies that promote national defense, pursue other U.S. interests, and regard Israel as a key ally. Indeed, progressives like Mrs. Clinton are anti-anti-terrorists in the sense that they portray the national-security right as a greater threat than Islamic supremacism.
Mrs. Clinton and her cohort do not deny that there are terrorists motivated by Islam. But they see terrorists and Islamists as separate categories, not united by a single ideology.
Mrs. Clinton and President Obama have convinced themselves that they know more about Islam than Muslim terrorists do, and that the peaceful, pliable, progressive Islam they have concocted somehow renders the jihadists’ Islam false. This means, abracadabra, that Muslim terrorist groups can be miniaturized: They’re not really Islamic, not really united by an ideology that seeks global conquest, and therefore should be seen as isolated, standalone, ragtag cabals whose grievances are strictly local. The Left has even done this with al-Qaeda: The organization heretofore regarded as global is now atomized into something they call “core al-Qaeda” — which Obama purports to have “decimiated” by killing Osama bin Laden — and a bunch of regional franchises (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, etc.). We are supposed to see these franchises not as tentacles of an international terror network but as local gangs trying to make themselves look bigger and more threatening than they really are by adopting the “al-Qaeda” brand name.
As noted above, the Left not only marginalizes terrorists but divorces them from Islamists. Mrs. Clinton and the president accept Islamists as authentic Muslims but see them as evolving beyond Islamic scripture and toward the progressive Islam of the Left’s imagination. The mental gymnastics at work here require (a) studiously ignoring what Islamists actually believe and the fact that it squares with what Islamic terrorists believe; and (b) belittling, suppressing, and framing as an “Islamophobe” anyone who has the audacity to point out what Islamists actually believe.
Having imposed the premise that the Islamists’ version of Islam should not trouble us in the slightest, Mrs. Clinton and the Left posit that what really animates Islamists against the West are aspects of American policy—which, conveniently, just happen to be the same aspects of American policy opposed by the Left. If only we’d change these policies—less emphasis on American security and interests, more distance from Israel — we’d alter the perception that America is “at war with Islam.” This will make Muslims like us better, promoting peace and stability.
So that’s the plan: pretend terrorists and Islamists are unconnected, miniaturize terrorists, and appease Islamists with the Left’s policy preferences. It’s the plan that convinces you not to put Boko Haram on the terrorist list — that way, you can pretend that the jihadists are not really that important while telling the Islamists, “See? We’re going to treat them like a local criminal gang — the fact that they’re Muslims citing scripture in support of their murder, mayhem, kidnapping and misogyny is irrelevant. No ‘war on Islam’ on our watch.”
From Benghazi to the Brotherhood in Egypt to Boko Haram and beyond — Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department was a disaster. But she is an excellent tweeter.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by guttentag(m): 10:49am On Nov 13, 2014|
I said it Before, When Hunters were able to knock down 80 insurgence with Stick and cutlasses , Broda Joe is looking for Machine Gun from US
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Trailblazer1(m): 10:56am On Nov 13, 2014|
Eradicating bokoharam is our collective responsibility. Every Tom, Dick and Harry must be committed to it. You just think its GEJ war to fight right? By the time the scales covering your eyes will fall off it would've been too late.
You are only fighting against the govt instead of fighting bokoharam.
Let's direct all our grievances at
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 11:03am On Nov 13, 2014|
The politization of boko haram menace by the APC has given the terror group more moral support
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 11:04am On Nov 13, 2014|
This is ridiculous... Ideally, Mr. President can't fight bh demons alone. It's our collective responsibilities to rid our country of the demons.
Just days ago, only a few united hunters sent more than 80 of the demons into the endless abyss.
Together we fought the hydra headed ebola, we can't still do it again against the bh demons.
Pointing accusing fingers is stvpid.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Trailblazer1(m): 11:13am On Nov 13, 2014|
Why don't you pick up some sticks and March down to Borno or Adamawa, perhaps you might kill 100.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by 2cato: 11:16am On Nov 13, 2014|
Where were you when gej went to speak and and single handedly bring peace to the niger delta?
Tbaba instead of you and uncle sam to call ur brainwash islamic fighters to order you are blamming a man from the creek who will one day return to the creek peacefully. Had it been the energy you and egift and the rest of APC cyber moro.n spent in pointing 4 fingers at ur self and uncle sam while pointing one at gej trust me BH would have been forgorting long ago. So tbaba and the rest of ur minions in nairaland wake up and smell the coffee ur region is on fire and tell ur arm foot soldiers that their have been too many shortage of 72 virgin in hevean.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 11:19am On Nov 13, 2014|
This is what you get when you have an accidental leader to be at the helm of affairs. The truth is that this guy named gej is very lazy, inept and clueless. gej blaming the opposition for his failures since 2010.
Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver
It doesn't matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It's never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
Corruption is perception, not reality - gej
Stealing is not corruption - gej
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|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Zuria(f): 11:21am On Nov 13, 2014|
Well said bro...I wish the scales falls from the eyes of people soonest. Sometimes I wish all military formations can go on strike too...maybe, just maybe the people would begin to appreciate sacrifices made by men and women uniforms. #keepingthepeace
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by egift(m): 11:45am On Nov 13, 2014|
Guy don't even go there. We know those that benefited from illegal oil business in the creeks, kidnapping of foreign exasperates and other atrocities then. It was not a show of strength, just transferring the names of his boys to Government payroll.
What do you call a commander in chief who is so scared to visit certain places in his country.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Arch1: 11:51am On Nov 13, 2014|
tbaba1234:It is very upsetting
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Trailblazer1(m): 11:55am On Nov 13, 2014|
Keep dissipating your energy on GEJ.
Beware of GEJpertension!
It kills faster than ebola.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by eunisam: 12:00pm On Nov 13, 2014|
Very soon all the mouths that speak bad of GEJ will get shut.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Funniez: 12:04pm On Nov 13, 2014|
FG blames U.S for refusing to sell them arms, U.S blames Nigeria soldiers of Human rights violation and being too difficult to work with, Soldiers blame their commanders for not boostin their morale, the commanders then blame the FG for non-supply of advanced weapons, the F.G blames the U.S, and the blame game continues...... GEJ for how longg will this nonsense continue??
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by obailala(m): 12:22pm On Nov 13, 2014|
I wish Jonathan himself, his handlers and his supporters will read this with an open mind even as they continue practising their 'politics of blame and excuses.'
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by obailala(m): 12:31pm On Nov 13, 2014|
Never in my life have I heard of or seen any leadership that has made more excuses and laid more blames than what we have in Nigeria presently. The greatest invention of the GEJ administration is the politics of blame blame and blame. Every single thing no matter how disconnected or irrelevant has to be blamed on the opposition. Even a 5 years old child in Nigeria knows our armed forces are brutal and would readily assault innocent civilians at the slightest opportunity; if it is not police accidental discharge, it is military brutality and everyone knows this. Instead of the government to devise a smarter cover up response to the US allegations of military brutality, they have quickly attributed it to the opposition too.
I would assume the carnage in Odi and Odioma and even the recent show of shame by some soldiers in Lagos burning BRT buses and beating up civilians was also a made up story "put about by rivals of President Goodluck Jonathan"
How did our national leadership condescend to this level?
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by tbaba1234: 12:59pm On Nov 13, 2014|
Agreed, but the government is paid by the populace to do this job. The populace have a right to demand that government takes responsibility.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 1:05pm On Nov 13, 2014|
TBABA YOUR HEADLINE IS MISLEADING!!!! ANYWAY BOKO HARAM IS A GROUP OF SUNI MUSLIM INSURGENTS!!! IF ANYONE HAS FAILED ,IT IS THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SUNNI RELIGIOUS SECT IN NIGERIA.DO NOT TRY TO PASS THE BUCK!!! ISLAMIC INSURGENCY IS A GLOBAL CHALLENGE,I THINK THE MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAVE SOME WORK TO DO.GEJ IS NOT THE PRESIDENT IN KENYA,SOMALIA,IRAQ,LYBIA ETC WHICH ARE ALSO FACING DIFFERANT KINDS OF ISLAMIC INSURGENCY
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by arsetalks(m): 1:27pm On Nov 13, 2014|
Let's pretend America has handicapped us in our fight against Boko haram but are the the one to blame for :
1. He not visiting Chibok to console the family of the over 200 girls missing?
2. He not releasing any official statement on the missing girls until he inaugurated tthe meaningless commit 2 or 3 weeks later?
3. I guess America is responsible for the attempt at laundering our money to or via SA?
4. America is also responsible for our inability to probe Iherijka and Sheriff? PDP bigots will claim they are innocent but fact remains that if something is missing or amiss, everyone is a suspect.
5. Is America also responsible for the 16 jobless youths killed and the person responsible for their death not been probed?
6. Is America responsible for not probing Stella Oduah?
7. America must be behind Fayose beating up judges inside a court something that should be an abomination?
8. Is America responsible for GEJ's inability to keep his rampaging wife in check?
9. Is America responsible for the so many lies this government has told us?
Gej is just like a student who failed to read for an exam and then failed as expected but ended up blaming it on an imaginary witch in his village.
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Nobody: 1:34pm On Nov 13, 2014|
boko haram is a sunni islam inpired menace!!!dont try to push your failings to anyone else.Islamic leaders have failed as the radical ideologies of wahabism have taken over the relogion
|Re: Goodluck Jonathan Trying To Get Reelected By Blaming US For Boko Haram- FP by Olaolufred(m): 1:55pm On Nov 13, 2014|
SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY THAT EBELLEI IS NOW A LEGEND IN HIS AREA OF SPECIALISATION- CORRUPTION.
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