8 months, 3 weeks ago by Strawman
In a totally surprising move the Obama administration—the guys who invented leading from behind—actually promised to help with a situation everyone can get behind. And no, it’s not climate change.
Since April 14th over 275 young girls have been abducted in Nigeria by a militant Islamist gang called Boko Haram. They resumed their kidnapping spree this past Sunday by openly going door to door and taking girls, most of whom were ages 12 to 15 years old, from their families.
“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah.” That was the quote from Abubakar Sehkau, the leader of Boko Haram. Sounds like he means business to me. His Boko Haram gang is responsible for over 1500 deaths in Nigeria since the first of the year. Kinda sounds like Chicago, right?
Meanwhile, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, earlier had responded with (and these are fighting words), “the girls must be immediately returned, unharmed, to their families.” Well, thank you Navi that should pretty much get it done, don’t you think? I, for one, soiled myself upon reading your statement. You ARE scary!! Could you pass the curry when you’re through patting yourself on the back? Thanks.
And while incompetence still has the spotlight, how about Nigerian President Goodluck Johathan? Goodluck, while channeling his inner-Obama, waited weeks to weigh in on the situation. He waited weeks to even make a statement. And when he finally did he looked to the west for help. And help it did come in the form of John Kerry and Barack Obama.
Which is a real surprise to me given Obama’s affection for Muslims. In the past six years and then some, Obama has told anyone with ears how Muslims have had a positive effect on the United States. He’s all but made it a federal crime to attempt to link Muslim extremists with terrorism and even turned NASA into a Muslim outreach wing of the federal government in 2010.
So, Obama sending our guys in to take on some child-molesting Muslims does make a skeptic like me raise an eyebrow or two. So, answer me this: why did it take so long for the U.S. to become involved? A lot of bad things can happen to a young lady in a few hours let alone 3 weeks. We’re we waiting for an invitation? And just how serious is the United States? Are the powers that be going to take the shackles off and let the good guys send a message or are we going to use the same rules of engagement employed in Afghanistan? If we’re not going over there to inflict some severe harm on the gang that has killed over 1500 Nigerians since the first of the year, why bother?
I guess you have to remember who we’re talking about here. This is the Obama and Kerry who ran from Putin as he was taking over Crimea. And this is the Obama and Kerry who are attempting to “sanction” their way out of the debacle in the Ukraine. And this is the Obama and Kerry who are too important to put an end to the Benghazi scandal---too busy to approve the Keystone Pipeline and much too busy to further involve themselves with Lois Lerner and the IRS scandal.
And this is the Barack Obama who failed to attend the funeral of his Aunt Zeituni Onyango who passed away from cancer at the age of 61 in the far away city of Boston, Massachusetts—while the President was in Maryland---playing golf. You just can’t make this stuff up.
So please understand why I’m so skeptical at this sudden attempt at manliness by our esteemed leader. Unless he was ordered by Michelle, Valerie and Oprah to help these Nigerian kidnap victims???? Hmmm……now things are starting to make sense………