Sunday, May 18, 2014


Experts at the Council on Foreign Relations, led by former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell, have been using media reports to track the number of political or religious deaths in Nigeria since 2011. Their research exposes the alarming speed at which Boko Haram established its reign of terror and how it continues to spread. - Frances Martel/Breitbart

The Nigeria Security Tracker follows deaths that can be attributable to a terror group or tensions between ethnic, political, or religious groups. While the tracker does follow all varieties of this sort of violence, its findings suggest that Boko Haram is far and away the most dangerous group conducting these deadly activities. The group, which has existed in its current state under leader Abubakar Shekau since 2009, is to blame for a great number of these deaths.

When announcing the tracker in 2012, the Council on Foreign Relations noted that Boko Haram was also responsible indirectly for a number of deaths thanks to inefficient attempts by the Nigerian government to fight them. "Government soldiers have been indiscriminate in their fight against Boko Haram, often killing innocent civilians," noted Campbell. "Police across the country are notorious for extrajudicial murder. Violent clashes between ethnic or occupational groups at times appear indicative of a deeper conflict between Christians and Muslims."

At the time, the U.S. Department of State under Hillary Clinton refused to add Boko Haram to a list of terror organizations, despite the number of attacks already attributable to the radical Islamist group....

The tracker has found that Boko Haram is responsible for ◼ more than 4,000 deaths in 2014.... Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.

The group seeks to replace Nigeria's government with a ultra-strict Islamic state.


...Palin blasted the Obama administration's "embarrassing" reliance on junior high-like tweets and tickles in place of a foreign policy rooted in peace through strength."

"Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, na├»ve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues," she said. "If you’re going to get involved anyway, Mr. President, learn to understand this and believe it, then announce it: Victory is only brought to you 'courtesy of the red, white and blue.' It’s certainly not won by your mere 'unfriending' the bad guys on Facebook. Leading from behind is not the American way."

Palin noted that under Obama, "Hillary Clinton’s State Department repeatedly refused to recognize Boko Haram as terrorists despite their conventional, predictable Islamic terrorist rants, training, and mission."

She added that the kidnapped Nigerian girls are now in a "life and death" situation in the hands of terrorists and asked, "And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media!"

Palin then said, "like the patriot writes in this photo, winning takes Warriors":
If you intend to rescue these innocent girls whose only “crime” was seeking an education despite the threats of insane Islamic terrorists who drag women back to the Stone Age (see, Liberals, THAT is the real “war on women” so quit making it up that conservatives wage it), then you need to send a message to the world that our United States military is the strongest force to protect the good guys, and the most deadly against the bad guys. Pretty simple, the world needs to know America is still on the side of the good guys.