The abduction of the missing girls in Nigeria has given the US an excuse to use military intervention.

The abduction of the missing girls in Nigeria has given the US an excuse to use military intervention.

Almost everyone has heard the heart-wrenching stories of the girls in Nigeria who have been kidnapped, supposedly by the Boko Haram.

What has been particularly interesting is that this has caught the heart-strings of President Obama, and various politicians across the world. Supposedly.

These are same political leaders who turned a blind eye to the rape and the torture of hundreds of thousands of women and children – some as young as three – in the Congo, and in conflicts that they are responsible for in Iraq and Syria.

So why the sudden interest? Surely, the fact that Nigeria is an oil rich country couldn’t have anything to do with it?

Call me cynical, but this feigned concern for the missing girls has led to calls for the West to send soldiers to Nigeria.

It seems to be the answer to everything nowadays: shoot ’em and kill ’em.

Recently, the Washington Times has reported that US Special Forces are heading to Nigeria to train its troops on ways to “neutralise the Islamist group Boko Haram”.

How very interesting. I particularly like the word “neutralise”. Now there’s a euphemism if ever I heard one.

Boko Haram has received worldwide condemnation for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls and threatening to sell them into slavery. At first it was reported that 300 girls had gone missing. Interesting that the number has changed. The West’s answer is the same tedious answer it has always been: more war and soldiers. Hurrah. I’m sure the girls are delighted.

Boko Haram literally translates as ” “Western education is sin”. Its anagram interestingly, also happens to be: “Harm a Book”.

For those who are really cynical, it is also an anagram for ‘Obama’ with the words ‘Khor’ left over. The phrase nah-KHOR can be found in the Jewish religion, with Nah-KHOR being the Grandfather of the Jewish Patriarch Abraham. A reference to this can be found  in Genesis 11.22. The numbers 11 and 22 are also symbolic and add up to 33, which in itself is a significant number for some.

If you haven’t guessed by now, I don’t buy this story. Western Africa is known for its rich oil reserves and it isn’t the first time a country has been invaded on a false pretence.

You know, like, Iraq.

This sudden concern for 300 and then 200 girls, is a little perplexing to say the least. Why? On one hand you have got politicians holding up placards saying how awful it is for these girls to be kidnapped.

They then use it as a basis to “neutralise Boko Haram”. And yet, in the same breath, the military machine behind the politicians openly admit that their intervention does not intend to save the girls at all.

Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said of the Special Forces and other troops from US Army Africa (USARAF): “They will have no role whatsoever in the search for the missing girls.”

More girls and young women have been killed and raped at the hand of terrorist soldiers in the Congo than during any other war in recent history. At least, as far as we know. And yet the silence on the fate of those girls is deafening. That is just one example. There are many more.

Hmm, I smell a rat. Or rather, oil and power.

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