Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls

What's the story on these 200+ teenaged girl students seized by this off-the-wall group of Islamist terrorists called Boko Haram in Nigeria? Are you kidding me? These children have been gone now for about 25 days, and the world is just getting around (within the past few days) to noticing that the Nigerian government hasn't done squat to find out where these kids are and rescue them. Of course, their parents and relatives have been screaming bloody murder since it happened. But it's just recently that we've heard from the country's president, Goodluck Jonathan (Is anybody else struck by the absurdity of this name, and especially under the circumstances?) to the effect that the problem is too big for his country's resources to fix.

So now we have the spectacle of the U.S., among other countries, sending a special team of "helpers" over there--no military apparently, just hostage negotiator and intel type people--to see if they can find these kids almost a month after they were seized and their school and dorm burned down.

Methinks it might be a little too little too late.
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