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Old 04-22-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Friday's attack appeared to mark Boko Haram's first significant use of RPGs. Last year, as many as several hundred members of the sect joined al Qaeda fighters in Timbuktu, the ancient caravan crossroads in Mali. There they practiced firing the shoulder-mounted weaponry, according to neighbors outside one training camp. A French-led effort later cleared the city of militants.

Last July, Boko Haram fired one RPG in a brief raid on a school that left a 10-year-old boy dead. In August, several police investigators told Nigeria's Punch newspaper that Boko Haram had stocked RPGs in the northeastern corner of Nigeria, near Baga.

"Boko Haram keeps stepping it up," said Rudy Atallah, former Africa Counterterrorism director at the U.S. Defense Department and a senior Africa researcher at Washingon, D.C.'s Atlantic Council "RPGs would be a great way to create more havoc."

In Nigeria Attack, Militants Display Bolstered Firepower - WSJ.com
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Lets set them for Kony too while we are at it...
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Friday's attack appeared to mark Boko Haram's first significant use of RPGs. Last year, as many as several hundred members of the sect joined al Qaeda fighters in Timbuktu, the ancient caravan crossroads in Mali. There they practiced firing the shoulder-mounted weaponry, according to neighbors outside one training camp. A French-led effort later cleared the city of militants.

Last July, Boko Haram fired one RPG in a brief raid on a school that left a 10-year-old boy dead. In August, several police investigators told Nigeria's Punch newspaper that Boko Haram had stocked RPGs in the northeastern corner of Nigeria, near Baga.

"Boko Haram keeps stepping it up," said Rudy Atallah, former Africa Counterterrorism director at the U.S. Defense Department and a senior Africa researcher at Washingon, D.C.'s Atlantic Council "RPGs would be a great way to create more havoc."

In Nigeria Attack, Militants Display Bolstered Firepower - WSJ.com

Look at a map of Africa. Observe that Northern Nigeria is south of Libya and also know that traders from places like Tripoli have maintained caravan routes across the Sahara to Sokoto, Kano, Katsina and Maiduguri for over 2000 years. I've heard you can get RPGs that used to be in Libyan army possession real cheap! No questions asked!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Can we just stay out of other countries' affairs for once?
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Can we just stay out of other countries' affairs for once?
Generally I would agree, but if we are willy nilly firing drones into Pakistan, why not hit a deserving target for a change?
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: North America
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I wouldn't mind if Obama went all "George W. Bush" on Boko Haram!

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria | World news | The Guardian
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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I wouldn't mind if Obama went all "George W. Bush" on Boko Haram!

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria | World news | The Guardian
Boko Haram has been on the vanguard of obnoxious Muslim practices for a number of years, pre-dating ISIS.
Usually when the West has 'approval' of the host country (or even without it) to intervene, they go all out, ie, Saddam, Gaddafi, Mubarak, and you would think that Nigeria would meet their criteria, being an oil country, but I guess I am just too far out of the New World Order 'loop' to know.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Boko Haram truly is a cancer on the people of Africa. African nations need to form an alliance and excise them from the map or these murders and massacres will continue. Should they gain power in Nigeria, these murders and massacres will look like child's play. A truly evil organization.
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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Boko Haram has been on the vanguard of obnoxious Muslim practices for a number of years, pre-dating ISIS.
Usually when the West has 'approval' of the host country (or even without it) to intervene, they go all out, ie, Saddam, Gaddafi, Mubarak, and you would think that Nigeria would meet their criteria, being an oil country, but I guess I am just too far out of the New World Order 'loop' to know.
When Boko starts slaughtering Europeans then you will see the Western countries go all out to wipe them off the face of the Earth.
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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When Boko starts slaughtering Europeans then you will see the Western countries go all out to wipe them off the face of the Earth.
No you won't. You'll just hear the European "intelligentsia" call for more "understanding and compassion". And blaming American imperialism. And blaming racism. And blaming poverty. And calling for the western nations to stop the violence.
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