Obama’s Alliance with Boko Haram

moLeftist policy is the search for the root cause of evil. Everything from a street mugging to planes flying into the World Trade Center is reduced to a root cause of social injustice. Throw poverty, oppression and a bunch of NGO buzzwords into a pot and out come the suicide bombings, drug dealing and mass rapes.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, or a drug dealer with a record as long as his tattooed arm.

Obama and Hillary resisted doing anything about Boko Haram because they believed that its root cause was the oppression of Muslims by the Nigerian government. Across the bloody years of Boko Haram terror, the State Department matched empty condemnations of Boko Haram’s killing sprees with condemnations of the Nigerian authorities for violating Muslim rights.

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton haven’t championed #BringBackOurGirls because it’s a hashtag in support of the kidnapped girls, but because it undermines the Nigerian government. They aren’t trying to help the kidnapped girls. They’re trying to bring down a government that hasn’t gone along with their agenda for appeasing Boko Haram and Nigerian Muslims.

The hashtag politics aren’t aimed at the terrorists. They’re aimed at helping the terrorists.

There’s a reason why the media and so many leftists have embraced the hashtag. #BringBackOurGirls isn’t a rescue. It denounces the Nigerian government for not having already gotten the job done even as the State Department stands ready to denounce any human rights violations during a rescue attempt.

Obama and Boko Haram want to bring down the Nigerian government and replace it with a leadership that is more amenable to appeasement. It’s the same thing that is happening in Israel and Egypt.

State Department officials responded to Boko Haram attacks over the years with the same litany of statistics about unemployment in the Muslim north and the 92 percent of children there who do not attend school. When Hillary Clinton was asked about the kidnappings by ABC News, she blamed Nigeria for not “ensuring that every child has the right and opportunity to go to school.”

Clinton acted as if she were unaware that Boko Haram opposes Muslim children going to school or that it would take the very same measures that her State Department has repeatedly opposed to make it possible for them to go to school. This is a familiar Catch 22 in which the authorities are blamed for not fixing the socioeconomic problems in terrorist regions that are impossible to fix without defeating the terrorists and blamed for violating the human rights of the terrorists when they try to defeat them.

The mainstream media has been more blatant about carrying Boko Haram’s bloody water. Their stories begin with the kidnapped schoolgirls and skip over to a sympathetic reading of history in which Boko Haram only took up arms after government brutality.

Two years ago the New York Times ran an op-ed titled, “In Nigeria, Boko Haram Is Not the Problem.”

The op-ed contended that Boko Haram didn’t exist, that it was a peaceful splinter group and that the Nigerian army was worse than Boko Haram. Somehow these three claims were made on the same page.  The editorial warned the US not to give the impression that it supports Nigeria’s Christian president or it would infuriate Muslims and suggested that Christians might really be behind the Muslim terror attacks.

Last year, Secretary of State John Kerry , after a pro forma condemnation of Boko Haram terror, warned, “We are also deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism.”

Kerry was blaming the victims of Boko Haram for the violence perpetrated against them and claiming that resistance to Boko Haram caused Boko Haram’s attacks.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, three of whose members had been appointed by Obama and one by Nancy Pelosi, issued a report blaming Nigeria for Boko Haram’s murderous Jihad.

The report’s findings claimed that the Nigerian government’s “violations of religious freedom” had led to “sectarian violence.” It echoed the propaganda of the Islamic terrorist group, stating that, “Boko Haram also justifies its attacks on churches by citing, among other things, state and federal government actions against Muslims.”

The report suggested that the Nigerian government was too focused on fighting Boko Haram and not focused enough on dealing with Christian violence against Muslims. “The Nigerian government’s failure to address chronic religion-related violence contrasts with its commitment to stop Boko Haram, which at times has resulted in the indiscriminate use of force against civilians and in human rights abuses.”

The solution was to scale back the fight against Boko Haram and appease Nigerian Muslims.

“In meetings with Nigerian officials, including Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in August 2012, the U.S. government consistently has urged the Nigerian government to expand its strategy against Boko Haram from solely a military solution to addressing problems of economic and political marginalization in the north, arguing that Boko Haram’s motivations are not religious but socio-economic,” the report stated.

“Additionally, senior U.S. officials frequently warn in private bilateral meetings and in public speeches that Nigerian security forces’ excessive use of force in response to Boko Haram is unacceptable and counterproductive.”

A year earlier, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns had proposed helping Nigeria develop “a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy” that includes “citizen engagement and dialogue.”  This was really a proposal to export Obama’s failed appeasement strategy in Afghanistan that had cost over 1,600 American lives to Nigeria.

Boko Haram’s kidnapping of the schoolgirls is both convenient and inconvenient for Obama and the State Department. On the one hand it has brought negative attention to their stance on Boko Haram, but on the other hand it may end up toppling the Nigerian government and empowering Muslims. And they see a more flexible Nigerian government as the only means of coming to terms with Boko Haram.

This isn’t just their strategy for Nigeria. It’s their universal approach to Islamic terrorism. It’s why Kerry blamed Israel for the collapse of the peace talks with the PLO. It’s why Egypt is being pressured to free its Muslim Brotherhood detainees. And It’s why the United States is never allowed to defeat Al Qaeda.

Obama is trying to bring down governments that fight Islamic terrorism, whether in Egypt, Israel or Nigeria, and replace them with governments that appease terrorists. This shared goal creates an alliance, direct or indirect, open or covert, between Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama and the PLO and Obama and Boko Haram.

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  • YouAreAVictim2

    As a Nigerian who has seen it all this article has captured what many of us having been saying for a long time that most American policy makers and leaders especially the current government either do not understand what is happening in Nigeria or are deliberately lying having been bought off by the Northern Nigerian Muslims. 3 years back some of us through comments challenged the denials of US Advisers like Jeanne Herskovitts and Amb. John Campbell the peddlers of the damned lies that Boko Haram was rooted in Christians oppressing the Northern Muslims. Nothing could be further from the truth. What horrible people these Americans are. Some years back a young Nigeria Muslim tried to blow up a plane over Detroit, and no one asked who is the father and what are his antecedents? AbdulMutallab, the underwear bomber comes from one of those families that got rich in Nigeria because of their geographical pedigree coming from a ruling Muslim family. The young man had one of the best education money could buy and was in Engineering School in Cambridge UK and was living in a $6.73 million dollar house alone in London and yet wanted not only to kill himself but to kill the infidels in the aircraft. What more does Obama and his advisers need to understand? The current leader of Nigeria despite all that may be his failures has been the one and only from his part of Nigeria since the country was created. Nigeria has been ruled for 40 years out of 54 by Muslims from the North who devastated the land with corruption and arbitrariness. They refused to improve education in the North and hung unto the old Madrassah system. While every year the north was busy churning out hundreds of thousands of young beggars called Almajirris from the Madrassah system on the street the Southerners were through their own efforts training people in western education. Would the south force them to go to school? Yet the Obama administration and the bunch of evil Muslim apologists refuse to see or understand. It is so frustrating and what is happening in Central African Republic may become the norm all over Africa if the US and the West continue to blame the victims. The rest, Christians, Animists and Atheists will take up arms and it will be bloody. Enough is enough.

    • Drakken

      Well now would be a really good time to return the favor to the muslims and their jihad with you from the South giving them a nice rich taste of a Crusade. What is Obummer and minions going to do? Send a strongly worded letter?

      • truebearing

        They don’t have any other options. it’s eother fight or be slowly destroyed by attrition…kind of like what will happen here if we aren’t real vigilant.

        • Drakken

          True, it is already happening there in the US, Obummer keeps chipping away at all fronts and the opposition still thinks it can negotiate in good faith with the left. Tough times are ahead.

    • truebearing

      Those of us who know you speak the truth are sorry that Americans elected the evil people running the United States. Obama is working feverishly to bring Islam here in greater and greater numbers, too.

      Obama and Hillary knew the truth about the Muslims in Nigeria, but chose to support their evil. They know what the so-called “Palestinians” are doing, and what they intend to do, but they are siding with them over Israel. They know the threat of Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons, yet they are enabling Iran. You are correct. The leadership in America is evil and we may have a civil war here too, if it continues.

      Obama is becoming very unpopular here. His lies are getting exposed and so are Hillary’s. Hillary’s refusal to include the Boko Haram on the list of terrorists may cost her the election in 2016. She better pray those 300 kidnapped girls are rescued or released, or she will be in big trouble.

      We wish you the best in your fight against the evil of Islam. May God strengthen you. May He give you faith and courage. May he deliver you a victory over your oppressors.

    • Kepha Hor

      YouAreAVictim2: The current administration is steeped in 1960′s and 1970′s Leftist guilt feelings about colonialism. In their book, some Nigerian hears the Gospel (never mind if the Evangelist is an Igbo, Yoruba, Calabar, or whatever) and becomes a Christian, he therefore becomes ipso facto a catspaw of evil, evil colonialism and “inauthentic”. I think they are more horrified by the thought millions of Africans and Chinese becoming Christians of some sort of Evangelical stripe than they are of radical Muslims blowing up a building or terroizing a school full of people going about their business. After all, the 9/11 attacks happened under a Republican administration.

      My prayer: President Jonathan’s government finds these Boko Haram people, rescues the schoolgirls, and hangs the abductors.

      And I will join my voice to truebearing’s with an apology for electing the O 2x. Well, I didn’t vote for him, but too many near and dear to me did.

  • Edgar Davidson

    Daniel
    Forgive me if somebody has already pointed it out here, but I see that the Blaze is reporting Rush Limbaugh as presenting essentially the same narrative.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Limbaugh quoted this article.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I appreciate Rush Limbaugh coming to the defense of Israel when Israel was under daily bombings from Islamfascists – until Israel wised up and built the necessary Anti-Islamofascist Wall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diversintl.redsea Red Sea Diversintl

    Except with Egypt they did not have terrorist problems, the US even conspired to send in the terrorists to create the catch 22 situation. I am sure they did that in Nigeria also. As well as in Syria, Libya, and the Ukraine. Also Chad and Nigeria have been complaining for a long time about weapons coming from Libya, and also Libya has been screaming for help for a long time, and the weapons just keep coming.

  • Patriotliz

    Why wasn’t 9/11 enough to wake up, even the lunatic left to the fact that Islam breeds crimes against humanity? It doesn’t take much for the lunatic left to condemn conservatives, Republicans and the Tea party—a misplaced word, a Romney binder of women for potential jobs, not having taxpayers pay for abortion or birth control pills, suporting traditional marriage—that’s enough to bring out unrelenting venomous attacks by the lunatics on the left to demonize their political opponents with an unquenchable vengeance–but— mass murder and kidnapping of children and stoning women and killing homosexuals and apostates–doesn’t seem to spark any visceral hatred from the oh-so tolerant multucultural leftists. Leftists are truly mentally ill and suicidal.

    • Calvinius

      Islamic terrorists are conservatives.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Yet their closest Western allies are liberals.

        Funny how that works.

        Much like the Hitler-Stalin pact

        • Calvinius

          They have no “Western allies”. Why must you lie so constantly?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Really? The Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups have no Western allies?

            Is that the story you’re going with.

          • Calvinius

            That’s right, the Muslim Brotherhood does not have any “Western allies”. Of course, you will no doubt declare that every Muslim group on Earth is a “front group” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Sure. It has no Western allies that have agitated for it to come to power and have helped arm it.

            And front groups that were set up by Muslim Brotherhood members are in no way Brotherhood front groups despite documents showing otherwise.

          • Calvinius

            No, as a matter of fact there have not been any “Western allies that have agitated for it to come to power and have helped arm it.”

            Let me guess, next you’ll declare that President Obama provided weapons like tanks and fighter jets to the Muslim Brotherhood, when in actuality they were provided to the Egyptian military that overthrew the Brotherhood-led government.

      • Patriotliz

        No sirree bob. Conservatives in the US are US constitutionalists, for the Bill of Rights, for our FOUNDING PRINCIPLES and free enterprise. Islamic terrorists are Islamofascists and are for political-religious totalitarianism with supremacist world-domination just like Nazism, Socialism, Communism. The leftist lunies are also totalitarianian with their desire for BIG GOVERNMENT in control of everybody’s lives, legalized plunder via taxes, control of education, control over everybody’s health care, anti-free market with endless regulatory constraints, preventing development of energy resources, propaganda of enviromental junk science to prevent economic growth, politics of division between classes and races and ensuring that the dumb masses stay poor so that they can be easily manipulated. When you hear about a group of Evangelical Christian terrorists flying planes into buildings and committing mass murder in the name of God…let me know.

        • Calvinius

          Conservatives in the US are all about totalitarianism. Calls for “smaller government” are nothing more than a catchphrase that’s never actually acted on.

          And apparently you don’t realize that you and your fellow Evangelicals are in 90% agreement with the Isalmists. You just use the Bible as justification for your totalitarianism, while they use the Koran.

          • Patriotliz

            ” SMALLER GOVERNMENT” DUH! does not a totalitarian make. I’m not talking about Progressive Republican Socialists which are indistinguishable from Progressive Democrat Socialists. Your reply aptly justifies the label “Lunatic Leftist.” I’m not an Evangelical Christian but I would rather be surrounded by them any day (and twice on Sunday) then by Muslims whose prophet and whose deity commands them to kill all non-believers. The Muslim’s Allah and the God of Christians and Jews are polar opposites.

          • Calvinius

            There are no such thing as “Progressive Republicans” let alone “Progressive Republican Socialists”.

          • Patriotliz

            Let me help you out since you are not too quick on the uptake. I put words together to make a point, it’s called FREE SPEECH and I decided that the Progressives (aka, Liberals, Democrats, Leftists) are in fact Progressive Socialists, Progressive totalitarians, —communists, –fascists, etc. just like a Progressive disease. They are anti-Constitutional —get the point? And…there are Progressive Socialists in the Republican party as there are in the Democrat party–all traitors to our founding principles. Conservatives are constitutionalists and are anti-BIG Government, anti-socialists, anti-fascist, anti-communist, etc. Whew! This is exhausting. Obviously you don’t have much insight into politics. What are you doing on this website? Why don’t you read something like David Horowitz’s book, “Unholy Alliances” or Jonah Goldberg’s “LIberal Fascism” or Bruce Bawer’s “While Europe Slept.”

          • Calvinius

            You can “decide” all you like, you’re still factually wrong. And there are no “progressives” of any kind to be found in the Republican Party.

            And sorry, I prefer my books to be written by people whose intelligence is at least above average, so none of those are going to make my reading list.

          • Kepha Hor

            What nonsense you write, Calvinius. People who followed your 16th century namesake were among the loudest to attack royal absolutism and support the political supremacy of law and political compact. It’s no accident that systems of Constitutional liberty struck their deepest roots in Western lands where the Bible was read very seriously.

      • American1969

        You are an idiot.

    • Kepha Hor

      What else do you expect from the movement that made the _”Autobiography” of Malcomb Hex_ by Axel Halley a classic that every middle- and high-schooler in America must read?

  • Charles

    CAR situation is exactly the same. The NYT also wrote about the Christian attacks against Muslims in CAR, without indicating how the government was toppled by Muslims, and the slaughter of Christians that followed. They only reported when Christians decided to defend themselves.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      ditto for Burma

  • FrontPgSubscr

    #3!!@✭!#✽@❡#@✮!!!

  • Calvinius

    Daniel Greenfield, are you completely psychotic, or are you just a pathological liar?

    Oh and for the record, the root cause of evil is conservatism.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That explains the Gulags

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Funny how CONSERVATIVE ISLAM is not on Calvin’s or the Regressive Progressives radar.

      They may be conservatives, but their OUR conservatives!

    • Drakken

      Your ignorance is only overshadowed by your stupidity. There is no helping people like you, for you ignore reality at your own peril.

    • American1969

      Yeah. Those poor, oppressed women under conservatism! On what do you base your post? Your O of A Talking Points, or did you get them from the DNC?

      • Calvinius

        Yes, oppressing women is a conservative position.

        • American1969

          Would you kindly list the acts of oppression that conservatives in this country are imposing on women everywhere?

          • Calvinius

            You mean like the widespread Republican opposition to laws banning discriminatory pay practices toward women? Or the widespread attempts to limit women’s access to contraceptives?

            Certainly it’s not on the same level as the oppression of women in third-world hellholes, but that’s because conservatives have a lot less power here.

          • American1969

            LMAO! Got your Talking Points from the DNC, did you?
            First off, if women make less it’s largely due to the fact that women have children, therefore, they take more time off as a result. If you’re not going to put the time and the hours in, why should you get the same pay? You’re not automatically due the same amount just because you think you’re entitled.
            Second, how are women limited in their access to birth control? It’s ten dollars at Wal-Mart for pills, or you can use one of the MANY methods available from your doctor or Planned Parenthood! Or you can put change in a machine at a gas station and get condoms, or just get them from a pharmacy.
            HARDLY the oppression you claim! If that’s being oppressed…..ROFLMAO!

          • Calvinius

            Have you failed to notice that prominent Republicans want to ban birth control? Including the runner-up for the presidential nomination in 2012!

          • American1969

            When did anyone say they wanted to ban contraceptives? No one has said any such thing.

  • Kafir911

    The last paragraph says it best.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    This President is a USURPER and it will be disclosed just how pathetic the crimes and fraud have been. All of it right in front of our eyes and the media and Congress intentionally ignored the evidence. Shameless! For that matter so has Frontpage and many of the more popular Conservative web pages and FOX news.

  • rechill

    I can see the logic in this argument for sure but how do we square that versus the CIA action in Yemen where we’re using drones to “defeat al Qaeda” there.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      We’re not defeating Al Qaeda, we’re doing the minimal to keep them down

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        The only way to defeat Radical Islam is with the supposed Moderate Islam – if it exists – otherwise it’s a battle to the death or a shameful defeat of Islam – like invading Mecca and canceling the Hajj until Moderate Islam takes a stand against Radical, Racist Islam.

        • Bob

          Do not forget that there are more moderate Muslims that have fallen victim to fundamental islam than any other religious group. The moderate Muslim is equally concerned about this scourge. To them the fight has been on for centuries. The rest of us are only now beginning to feel what they had felt for years. The Sunni Shi’ite battle had always been about the moderate versus fundamental Islam.

  • jjmoose

    these idiots that infest the white house are a real piece of work.

  • El Cid

    Why don’t they suggest “partitioning” Nigeria into an Islamic State and Tolerant State? Then, the Islamic areas could have their own schools and oppress their own women in peace according to their religious beliefs. Isn’t really a serious option is it? That’s the problem.

  • Manial

    Another example of how things these days are never what they appear. Unfortunately for this administration the truth always is revealed, the more one understands what is going on the more you realize the evil that is pervading our once great country.

  • nimbii

    So, Daniel, why don’t we just simply take Occam’s razor approach and accept that Obama is a Muslim? Then, everything he’s doing makes sense.

    He just went to church for cover.

  • American1969

    This administration consistently sides with terrorists rather than those who promote liberty. They hate the West, America, and everything it stands for. Look at how the administration has destabilized the entire Middle Eastern region with its foreign policy and agenda.

  • Dr. Peter Ejirika,CPA

    The issue of Boko Haram was present in Africa before the advent of the British on the coast of Africa so Hillary Clinton has nothing to do with. The British Government refused to heed to the warnings of early christian missionaries such as Mary Slessor of Scotland Missionary Society. However, the Irish Republican Army, the People of Scotland, and Boko Haram activists seem to have a common demand, their right to self determination. This right is all Boko Haram is about though their strategy is horrible. Rather than blame Hillary Clinton urge the British Government to compel their Nigerian puppets to conduct a referendum to determine the wishes of the people as Britain is about to do in the case of Scotland.

  • MLCBLOG

    Thank you. This helps me understand things better.

  • Bob

    Seriously? Are you people real, making light of the plight of other people and thinking that this is another opportunity to attack Obama? If you have nothing meaningful to say as a way to alleviate the plight of innocent Nigerians held hostage over the years by Boko Haram, then don’t say it, rather than turning it into another unfortunate local political jingle. The plight of over 200 young girls are real, there is a possibility that they have been seriously molested, and may even be killed by the terrorists that have held them hostage, and all you guys can think of is how to score another political point against your government? It is sick and smacks on insensitivity and irresponsible journalism and public comment.
    Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria started long before Obama came to power. All he did was continue the same American nonchalance to issues outside the US until they now feel that the threat is real and that Boko Haram may have grown powerful enough to be a threat to the domestic interest of the US.
    Well, Boko Haram has now presented the US another opportunity to be the #1 policeman of the world. Congratulations!! but stop and think before you turn a real life horror that presents itself to others into another opportunity to play local and international politics. Some of us are not amused and find the game in bad taste.

    Bob

    • Calvinius

      Of course, they really are serious about this. Obama Derangement Syndrome is what this site is all about.

  • Bob

    Oh! OOhh!! you see, the mistake you made was crediting your average Senator with being well informed about things happening outside his constituency. Perhaps he had never heard of Boko Haram until you wrote to them about it. The same way, less than a year before 911, the CIA was still financing Al Qaeda, until boom! they woke up to who the real enemy was, not their narrow minded fight with their political enemies at home.

  • pupsncats

    Obama and all Democrats have absolutely no moral authority to speak about violating human rights when they support and promote the genocide of the unborn and their entire ideology is based upon the principle that liberty exists in only two areas-abortion and sodomy-while all other functions, including one’s thoughts, are to be controlled by the state.

  • Emperawpee

    This is a crazy article where in nigeria are Christians brutalizing Muslims when d northern states even barn the teaching of certain subjects n topics in d curriculum now a deceitful people want to blame it all on d Christian south if Obama has no better thing to offer Africa let him dig his he’d inside his whitehouse instead of trying to divide n rule us Nigerians be vigilant!

  • KnotTelling

    This is the dumbest piece of writing I’ve ever come across and a load of crap! it was a waste of time reading it – time, I’ll unfortunately never get back!

    I’m of Nigerian origin, I’m a non-practicing Muslim by birth, I don’t live in Nigeria (the last 2 by choice) – and all the comments by this writer are obviously a figment of the imagination of an ignorant and deluded individual who has never set foot on any part of Nigeria (nor Africa), to even begin to understand the challenges faced by Nigerians (and Africans) regardless of religious bent. I’d advise that people (i.e. the followers of this writer chomping at the bits to jump on the anti-Obama wagon train) refrain from making comments on events they have no personal experiences with, rather than make public fools of themselves. I’d advise that you concentrate on the problems of your own local communities rather than delve into global issues for which you are incapable of understanding nor have the intellect to comprehend.

    FYI, Boko Haram (or BH as Nigerians like to refer to them) kill not only Christians, but Muslims, Atheists and Animists! The kill men, women, children, young, old, able-bodied and invalids, black, red, white, brown and yellow. They neither have a preference nor are they selective in who they kill. They have no stated and clearly articulated ideology except terror!

    Obama has nothing to do with Nigeria’s problems – whether Boko Haram, economic or political problems. Nigeria’s problems are multifaceted and include ethnic, tribal, language, religious, political party affiliation etc. Nigerians are the architects of their own problems and the problems of Nigeria started way before Obama got into office and will continue much after Obama leaves office.

    Leave Obama out of Nigeria’s (and Africa’s) problems. Let Nigeria (and Africa) solve their problems on their own and in their own time – even if it takes them 100years to do so, the pain and suffering of going through the process of “figuring it out”, would have been a learning experience worth their while. Nigeria (and Africa) does not need juvenile and pedestrian comments from egotistical and intellectual empty barrels to further muddy the murky waters of incompetence and half-assed governance in Nigeria (and Africa), for their own personal or ulterior motives.