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Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by iwaeda: 7:51am On Jan 27, 2015
Blocks purchase of military helicopters from Israel

By Emeka Mamah, Deputy News Editor, with agency reports

LAGOS—TWENTY-Four hours after US Secretary of State, John Kerry met President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, pledging his country’s determination to work with Nigeria and other countries to end activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, the Israeli media, yesterday, revealed that the US stopped Nigeria’s purchase of Chinook military helicopters from Israel to fight Boko Haram.

The sale/transfer of such aircraft required a review by the US, to determine its “consistency with US policy interests,” Obama administration officials told The Jerusalem Post.

It quoted White House Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications, Ned Price, as saying that reviews of such kind take place in the case of “any requests for one country to transfer US-origin defence items to another country.”
Nigeria’s largest arms purchase ever reported was from Israel in 2007, in a deal with Aeronautics Systems worth $260 million. That company is Israeli, however, not American.

A single Chinook costs roughly $40 million to produce.
Vanguard had reported the Nigerian military in the past as saying that the country also resorted to training its security personnel on terrorist encounters in Russia and China because of the refusal of the US administration to sell arms to the government following “unfounded allegations of human rights violations by our troops,” among others.

However, the reports quoted unnamed Nigerian officials as also saying that the US blocked the order “after the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had initially approved the purchase.”

Policy directives
US officials told The Jerusalem Post that such transfers must be consistent with a policy directive revised by President Barack Obama in January, which outlines the criteria for conventional weapons sales.

The policy requires US transfers, including Boeing aircraft, to take into account “the risk that significant change in the political or security situation of the recipient country could lead to inappropriate end-use” of the weapons.



While the Nigerian report suggests Abuja sought the purchase of Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Israel predominantly uses Sikorsky CH-53 aircraft for missions involving heavy-lift transport. Both Boeing and Sikorsky are American companies.

Israeli laws concerning the export of arms is less restrictive than those in the United States. Israel, however, is a member of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and, in 2009, reported to the body that Israel, in practice, refrains from transfers “where there is imminent risk that arms might be internally diverted, illegally proliferated and re-transferred, or fall into the hands of terrorists or entities and states that support or sponsor them.”

Sixteen nations operate the Chinook helicopter, none of which are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigerian officials were reported as saying that “we had even tried to procure arms from Russia but this was stalled because of the Ukrainian crisis, thus compelling us to turn to other nations like Israel. But even this has been frustrated by the US.”

They further said it was not just in the area of arms procurement that US has been most unhelpful, adding that contrary to its public stance that it was assisting in the rescue operations of the abducted Chibok secondary school girls, it has done nothing significant to help Nigeria in this regard.
Other intelligence sources also cited the fact that the US has refused to share intelligence with Nigerian security forces in a timely manner.

They said: “When we complained, they started sharing some intelligence, but days after such intelligence is of little value”.
Boko Haram gained notoriety around the world after its militants kidnapped 276 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State in April last year. The US sent military personnel to assist in finding the girls.

Amnesty connection
In August, Amnesty International said it had gathered video footage, images and testimonies that “implicates the Nigerian military in war crimes” which the Nigerian government vehemently denied.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Nigeria recently that the United States remains committed to helping the government combat Boko Haram.

“We are engaging with the Nigerian government at all levels to identify areas of counter-terrorism cooperation,” other state officials earlier said.
This was contrary to what the US ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle told reporters last October while speaking on the refusal by his country to sell high calibre weapons to Nigeria. Entwistle told reporters that “the kind of question that we have to ask is, let’s say we give certain kinds of equipment to the Nigerian military and that is then used in a way that affects the human situation, if I approve that, I’m responsible for that. We take that responsibility very seriously.”

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/boko-haram-us-halts-israeli-aid-nigeria/

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:55am On Jan 27, 2015
Ok nah! Mak I dey watch nah..
Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by LRNZH(m): 7:58am On Jan 27, 2015
GEJ go back to Otueke so we can return to our pride of place in the comity of nations.

See how everyone has ridiculed Nigeria.
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, USA, Cameroun, Russia etc. All because of the clueless handling of the Book Haram issue.

If GEJ gets a third term, Tompolo may become the Minister of Defence.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by asadike(f): 7:58am On Jan 27, 2015
What exactly do US really want?

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by stinggy(m): 8:08am On Jan 27, 2015
asadike:
What exactly do US really want?
I'm at a loss too. What's their obsession with my country.
This present American government has dragged America's name in the muds in recent times.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by yakubuomowumi: 8:16am On Jan 27, 2015
Nigerians want continuation but enemies of Nigeria within and outside is fighting Nigeria because they are agents of destabilisation, agents of the west for personal gains and wanting to be the star.
Nigerians want continuity and belief in the system it takes patience,faith and understanding of the Nigeria system it should not be about confrontation or competition patience is the key or else we would never be satisfied with any of our leaders we all mortals and we bound to make mistakes but a second chance is what God gives us and that's why most of us are alive today Nigeria is moving our disunity and unbelief has attracted foreigners who wants to prey on us the opportunity to have their way.

#SCAMBUHARI

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by CyberWolf: 8:19am On Jan 27, 2015
LRNZH:
GEJ go back to Otueke so we can return to our pride of place in the comity of nations.

See how everyone has ridiculed Nigeria.
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, USA, Cameroun, Russia etc. All because of the clueless handling of the Book Haram issue.

If GEJ gets a third term, Tompolo may become the Minister of Defence.
you are a clown and a sophisticated idioooooooiitttt angry

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by CyberWolf: 8:20am On Jan 27, 2015
US should go to hell angry..We will surely overcome this monster..insha allah angry

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by LRNZH(m): 8:28am On Jan 27, 2015
CyberWolf:
you are a clown and a sophisticated idioooooooiitttt angry

Says the clueless retardeen. Get a brain my friend..

Wake up and see the writing on the wall. GEJ has turned Nigeria to a caricature.

For those wondering why the US is behaving this way it is easy to decipher.
1. Those Chinook helicopters and other sophisticated weaponry will likely end up in Boko Haram hands. Nigeria has been dashing those terrorists arms since the insurgency started .
2. The Nigeria Army has leveled villages before irrespective of whether they're terrorists or civilians. Infact, during the Bama attacks, Nigeria fighter pilots attacked Nigeria ground troops.
3. GEJ is corrupt and has no will to destroy the insurgency, so no need to waste Nigeria's funds on weapons that will not be properly put to use.
4. GEJ and his supporting militants have been stockpiling arms for the eventuality of a GEJ electoral loss. Militants getting Chinook helicopters will be a disaster to the Niger Delta. US is avoiding such a scenario.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by 50calibre(m): 8:32am On Jan 27, 2015
A perfectly logical thing to do!!

Why send aid to an outgoing retar*d to squander, When they could just wait for a new president?

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by iwaeda: 9:00am On Jan 27, 2015
LRNZH:


Says the clueless retardeen. Get a brain my friend..

Wake up and see the writing on the wall. GEJ has turned Nigeria to a caricature.

For those wondering why the US is behaving this way it is easy to decipher.
1. Those Chinook helicopters and other sophisticated weaponry will likely end up in Boko Haram hands. Nigeria has been dashing those terrorists arms since the insurgency started .
2. The Nigeria Army has leveled villages before irrespective of whether they're terrorists or civilians. Infact, during the Bama attacks, Nigeria fighter pilots attacked Nigeria ground troops.
3. GEJ is corrupt and has no will to destroy the insurgency, so no need to waste Nigeria's funds on weapons that will not be properly put to use.
4. GEJ and his supporting militants have been stockpiling arms for the eventuality of a GEJ electoral loss. Militants getting Chinook helicopters will be a distater to the Niger Delta. US is avoiding such a scenario.

All the problems above?
Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by iwaeda: 9:01am On Jan 27, 2015
USA not sincere; they are training rebels in Syria, Yemens and latter those people will turn Osama. A nation of double tongues.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Nutase: 9:15am On Jan 27, 2015
Do u think because kerry visited naija dat d us are our friends. FYI they only came to mock us.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Nobody: 9:18am On Jan 27, 2015
asadike:
What exactly do US really want?

Breakup like they predicted in the past cry

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Chigold101(m): 9:22am On Jan 27, 2015
asadike:
What exactly do US really want?
the USA wants Nigeria to become their lap dog. They felt hurt and offended after Nigeria signed anti gay bill into law. They are just looking for a way to make Nigeria crawl on their knees & beg them. But that I am sure they wont get.

If GEJ wins this election (which he will, by God‘s grace), humn... I foresee Nigeria & the USA in more stiffer disagreement.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Litmus: 9:47am On Jan 27, 2015
LRNZH:


Says the clueless retardeen. Get a brain my friend..

Wake up and see the writing on the wall. GEJ has turned Nigeria to a caricature.

For those wondering why the US is behaving this way it is easy to decipher.
1. Those Chinook helicopters and other sophisticated weaponry will likely end up in Boko Haram hands. Nigeria has been dashing those terrorists arms since the insurgency started .
2. The Nigeria Army has leveled villages before irrespective of whether they're terrorists or civilians. Infact, during the Bama attacks, Nigeria fighter pilots attacked Nigeria ground troops.
3. GEJ is corrupt and has no will to destroy the insurgency, so no need to waste Nigeria's funds on weapons that will not be properly put to use.
4. GEJ and his supporting militants have been stockpiling arms for the eventuality of a GEJ electoral loss. Militants getting Chinook helicopters will be a distater to the Niger Delta. US is avoiding such a scenario.


Actually, an identity called Dario on Beegeagles blog declared a thought provoking post that challenges some of the negative views on Johnathan. I'm not sure whether posting his work on Nirland would cause offense or would have posted it.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by baybeeboi: 9:57am On Jan 27, 2015
we can do it on our own now
let US do all they can.
We refuse to bow

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by hyfr(m): 10:01am On Jan 27, 2015
America stay out of this. Let them continue to kill themselves before we finally wipe them out. These abok.is stink us. This is too rash cos that's what their brother told me I had to reply
Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Nobody: 10:05am On Jan 27, 2015
I think Nigeria should watch her back. I suspected the Kerry's visit too. Are they trying to cause disintegration of this country or what? God pass them all.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by hyfr(m): 10:06am On Jan 27, 2015
Nice move by the U.S. 80% of the Nigerian army is Boko haram so why equip them the more. Last picture of ammunitions of these carnivores were guns and pistols of the army. Let them continue killing themselves. Buhari's daughter is far away having fun. I wonder if God created these people they way he created us, they all have fish brains

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by hyfr(m): 10:08am On Jan 27, 2015
Mr. Kerrys visit to Nigeria wasn't a childs play. Take a look at how he was sitting close to Gej, no one knew what they were discussing and I'm not gonna say it here. Now look at kerry's sitting position with buhari, they're quite far from each other with other people there. Kerry indeed has a plan with Gej. That plan will suprise these fish brains

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Caseless: 10:16am On Jan 27, 2015
Trust the US and Isreal at ur own peril.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Caseless: 10:18am On Jan 27, 2015
hyfr:
Mr. Kerrys visit to Nigeria wasn't a childs play. Take a look at how he was sitting close to Gej, no one knew what they were discussing and I'm not gonna say it here. Now look at kerry's sitting position with buhari, they're quite far from each other with other people there. Kerry indeed has a plan with Gej. That plan will suprise these fish brains
who did this to you? SMS!

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by hyfr(m): 10:21am On Jan 27, 2015
Caseless:
who did this to you? SMS!
Um pls I got a date this afternoon can u help me polish my gucci shoes. Wonder who gave u abok.is internet access. Gej is indeed brushing u guys up

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Caseless: 10:27am On Jan 27, 2015
hyfr:
Um pls I got a date this afternoon can u help me polish my gucci shoes. Wonder who gave u abok.is internet access. Gej is indeed brushing u guys up
tell me ur old moniker- who are u?

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by mekaboy(m): 10:45am On Jan 27, 2015
asadike:
What exactly do US really want?

They are waiting for the elections to end and see if jonathan is re-elected so they can approve the sales.

Bokoharam shares thr same ideology with ISIS, Both ISIS and bokoharam r enemies of the west.

Now buhari is a supporter of bokoharam, and is contesting for president of Nigeria.

Selling this weapon to Nigeria with buhari as president, means handing the weapons of the west to their enemy.

You dont want buhari to hand the weapons over to bokoharam. or have members of ISIS as security in aso rock.

So they are watching to know what choices nigerians will make at the polls.

If they will reelected someone that has the interest of Israel and US or someone that supports Bokoharam, ISIS and the enemies of the west.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Akbee(m): 11:07am On Jan 27, 2015
obama at work again

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Collynzo419: 11:07am On Jan 27, 2015
The US is waiting for the incoming President- General Buhari to come and clean up this mess

They are tired of dealing with a clueless, corrupt president.

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by Nobody: 11:08am On Jan 27, 2015
I laugh when people who don't know the deep
information about State Affairs just follow the
popular believes that is false and incorrect...
Goodluck Jonathan ended the subsidy fraud...
Goodluck Jonathan deregulated the Power Sector
and ended the fraudulent NEPA contracts.
He removed ghost workers from civil service and
reduce ill gotten wealth.
By 2015 ending, the majority of the Oil Block
licenses ill gotten by the Northerners during the
Military regime will expire; Goodluck Jonathan has
refused to renew the oil blocks license in order to
re-award it to deserving Nigerians and the south-
south rightful owners too. Now they have brought
in a Buhari in order to fulfill their lust for Oil and
Power. Yet people are blinded by fake promise of
Change #smh
Goodluck Jonathan has also handed NPA
verification to a third party and eliminated port
frauds.
It hurt them He stopped the bootlegging in fertilizer
distribution.
Goodluck Jonathan hurt them by making sure they
don't hoard petroleum product and Nigerians will
sleep at filling stations while they make
astronomical profits.
Jonathan has pinched them where it hurt most by
making sure elections are free and fair & they can't
impose their candidates on us.
He hurt the cabal by looking into their face and
telling them NO Sir! Now they ganged up against
him... They cant prevail against God's choosen
one. Goodluck Jonathannever struggled to get to
Asorock, God took him there and God is the ONLY
one that can take him out of there and not these
sycophants and fake-Change agents.
You had better WATCH ooo! Hope you are not
fighting against him whom God put in charge!
# ThinkDeeply

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Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by mors(m): 11:08am On Jan 27, 2015
angry
Re: Boko Haram: US Halts Israeli Aid To Nigeria by garlicrey(m): 11:09am On Jan 27, 2015
na lie

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