Boko Haram

100 Days of Trump Day 61b: Vlogbrothers (Current Events)

Follow up for the last episode on how most Americans just don’t have the basic information of a lot of complicated problems but think they understand them which has them make a lot of mistakes, and this is even more true for international incidents, where most Americans have a vague notion of what is going on “over there” and so for those who are kind of confused about what to think about the situation check out these videos.  

Follow up Episode on the first Muslim Travel Ban here

Follow up here 

What is going on in the Central African Republic here

What is going on in Burma here

What is going on with Boko Harem 

What is going with the Hong Kong Protests here

So what is going on in Egypt? 

Follow up here

What is going on with Boko Haram here

What is going on with Brazil’s goverment here 

And what is going in Haiti’s poverty here

The situation in Urkraine which is becoming more and more relevant to our lives here.  

Brief history of North Korea here

More on North Korea here

The Situation in the Israel/Palestine Conflict here

What is going on with the Libyan War and Benghazi outside Clinton here

And of course his series on Iranian Politic situation 

Stupid Islamaphobia bullshit here 

The way we talk about religion is deranged here 

WTF is going on with Pakistan here

The death of Bin Laden here

The role of Poverty in World instability (and how it can be fixed) here 

The Trap Poor countries are trapped in here

Agriculture innovations in Africa here

follow up here

College in Ethiopia here 

His thoughts on the election here 

Why our political elections are so awful here

And finally, good things that happened in 2016,  I thought you guys would enjoy here

Also follow up here 

npr.org
The Lament Of The Boko Haram 'Brides'
They're a forgotten group — abducted as teens, forced to marry a Boko Haram member and often bearing a child — now free from captivity, but not truly free.

Umar is free — and yet she is not really free.

“People call me ‘Boko Haram wife’ to my face,” says Umar. “They say I am the wife of a killer — so how can I be afraid of Boko Haram? They say my son is a Boko Haram baby.”

Like other girls and young women who have escaped or been rescued, she is learning to cope with the stigma — with the help of counseling. Many of the young women held in captivity by Boko Haram were forced to marry fighters and bore them children, says Hauwa Musa Magaji, a psychosocial counselor who works with the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF.

“There’s a lot of stigma,” she confirms. “So it’s a big challenge for us, yes. These girls have no fault. The children, they don’t have fault. We are talking about a girl that has been abducted, impregnated, and she has given birth to a child. And she’s been accepted back by the family, but not her child, not her child.”

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Book 11,2017: ‘The Chibok Girls,The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria’ by Helon Habila.

A broken heart I had reading this book. The unbelievable atrocities and pain caused by an evil set of 'animals’ are brought to light in this book. This writer gives you an almost thorough insight into the families of the kidnapped girls.

The impact of this sect’s activities on a region and the country as a whole is clearly divulged in this book.

A tragedy happened when 276 girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok.

Bring back our girls!

Never forget.

Weltanschauung!

cnn.com
82 Chibok schoolgirls released in Nigeria
Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls have been released in Nigeria after successful negotiations between Boko Haram and the government, a government official said.
By Stephanie Busari and Kelly McCleary, CNN

Stephanie Busari and Kelly McCleary at CNN:

Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls have been released after successful negotiations between the terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, according to a government official close to the negotiations.

The source, who is not authorized to speak on the record about the release, told CNN the freed girls are in military custody in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria.

They will be transferred to the capital, Abuja, where they will have medical checks and be reunited with their families.

They are believed to be among the 276 girls, ages 16 to 18, forced from their beds by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night in April 2014. 

The kidnapping from a boarding school in the town of Chibok sparked global outrage and the social media movement #BringBackOurGirls.

npr.org
To Save Her Children, She Pretended To Be Crazy
Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.

“I was told Boko Haram was approaching and looking for young girls,” she says. “Someone had tipped them off that I had a daughter of marriageable age, but I swore to myself that I would never allow them to wed or abduct my daughter.”

Quick thinking was the only way to outwit the insurgents, who overran the town of Madagali in Adamawa state in the troubled northeast, says Hamayaji. She was living there with her family in 2014 when Boko Haram extremists swung into town and took over.

Only going to say it once

I have to say that I am both disappointed and not surprised at Tumblr’s reaction and constant bitching about Chris Kyle, his book, and the movie adaptation.

It’s a crock of shit having to constantly see Chris’ name slandered by a bunch of ignorant, extremist liberal, children who don’t understand the sacrifices and decisions we service members down range have to make. Until you’ve deployed, and until you’ve faced those split-second life or death decisions, you do not have any sort of right to drag Chris Kyle’s name through the mud. Chris Kyle saved so many service members, both in Iraq and back home here in the states.

Had Chris Kyle acted outside of his ROE, not only would you have learned his name much longer ago (because it would be on every news outlet), but he would also be still alive and sitting on his ass in Fort Leavenworth Military Prison. But Chris was a trained professional with phenomenal trigger discipline, who knew the difference between a hostile target and an innocent civilian.

Yes, even that little boy and his mother were hostile targets. Why? The minute you pick up any sort of weapon and point it at US forces, you immediately become a hostile. If you start firing a weapon (or in this case tossing a grenade) at a patrolling platoon in a street, you WILL be killed. You are a threat.

Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS, Taliban, Al Nusra, and every other terrorist organization are the free world’s enemies. Anyone who sides with them, or helps them, is an enemy.

If you hate America so much, take your happy asses and get out. I’m pissed that I signed away my life to people who are so disgustingly un-patriotic and ungrateful for the sacrifices made for them to sit on this website and cry about everything.

Chris Kyle is a hero. Suck on that.

Looks like US soldiers will be on their way to Nigeria. President Jonathan accepted the offer.

Since this is really going to happen, I truly hope the US is in and out. However, going by history, I know that the US rarely ever enters and leaves. They occupy.

Wie man eine Waffe hält

2000, irgendwo in Weißrussland. Ich bin sechs, meine Hose ist mittlerweile mehr braun als rosa vor Erde, mein Haar ist lang. Gerade dresche ich mit der Spielzeugpistole auf meinen besten Freund ein, damit er mich nicht mehr an meinen langen Haaren zieht. Mein bester Freund hat gesagt, ich wüsste nicht, wie man eine Waffe hält - weil ich ein Mädchen bin. Eine Frau geht an uns vorbei. Sie hält ein Mädchen an der Hand, ihr Haar ist lang, ihr Kleid ist rosa. Die Frau schaut uns, schaut nur mich an und rümpft die Nase.

Zu Hause liest meine Oma mir Geschichten vor, von tapferen Prinzen und schönen Prinzessinnen.

2007, irgendwo in Deutschland, ich bin 13. Erste Stunde, Sport, Umkleidekabine. Die anderen Mädchen sind so schön wie Prinzessinnen, mit Glitzerzahnspangen anstatt von Kronen, denke ich, darf ich aber nicht sagen. Ich hoffe, mein Busen wird irgendwann groß genug sein für einen BH (Spoiler-Alarm: wird er nicht). Zweite Stunde, Mathe, die Jungs haben eine der Prinzessinnen gerade “Speckbarbie” genannt, die Jungs lachen, die Prinzessin nicht. In den Naturwissenschaften melden wir uns selten, antworten immer mit einem fragenden Unterton.

2016. Ich bin 22, ich studiere ein naturwissenschaftliches Fach, ich rauche, ich bin tätowiert, mein Haar ist kurz. Ich lebe in einem Land, dessen Staatschefin ebenfalls kurze Haare und ein naturwissenschaftliches Fach studiert hat, und wer weiß, vielleicht ist sie sogar tätowiert. Ich habe ihre Oberarme nie gesehen, vielleicht hat sie da einen Anker. Ich trage einen Push-Up-BH und sitze in einem Café, das ich mir nicht leisten kann, zusammen mit Prinzessinnen, die sagen, dass es Privilegien nicht gibt, dass man keine Quote braucht, weil sie ja noch nie irgendwo benachteiligt wurden, und ich will -

eine Frau sein, so eine richtige, eine, deren Hüft- und Brust- und Taillenumfang im idealen Verhältnis zueinander stehen, eine, die 50€ im Monat für Kosmetik und Hautpflegeprodukte ausgibt, eine, die irgendwann heiraten und Kinder haben möchte und den Gedanken daran schön und nicht furchterregend findet, eine, die keine Angst hat.

Ich will eine dünne Frau sein, ich will so dünn sein, dass ich in Zwangsjacken von Chanel passe.

Ich will eine schöne Frau sein, damit ich mir nicht mehr anhören muss, was ich doch für einen tollen Charakter habe, denn ich habe ihn nicht.

Ich will ein Uhrwerk anstatt eines Herzens, das man ausschalten kann, das aber nie aufhört zu funktionieren.

Ich halte meine Kaffeetasse mit gespreiztem kleinem Finger und wünschte, ich wüsste, wie man eine Waffe hält.

Ich bin wütend und die Prinzessinnen fragen mich, wieso ich denn so wütend bin, ich hätte doch alles, und ich, ich -

- bin 34, irgendwo in Deutschland, meine Kinder sind zwei und drei Jahre alt, ich gehe arbeiten, damit ich meine Kinder in die KiTa schicken kann, damit ich arbeiten gehen kann, ich würde gerne ein naturwissenschaftliches Fach studieren. Prinzessinnen schreiben in Kolumnen, dass es nur eine Frage des Selbstbewusstseins ist, mehr Geld zu bekommen, man muss nur fragen, es ist so einfach, so einfach, so einfach, und ich werde wütend, und man fragt mich, warum ich so wütend bin, ich hätte doch alles, und ich wünschte, ich wüsste, wie man eine Waffe hält -

- bin 20, irgendwo in Weißrussland, und im zweiten Monat schwanger. Ich würde gerne ein naturwissenschaftliches Fach studieren, doch das Geld reicht nicht, und ich wäre gerne zusammen mit einer schönen Prinzessin, das darf ich aber nicht sagen, nicht einmal denken, stattdessen bin ich verlobt mit einem tapferen Prinzen. Und ich werde wütend, und man fragt mich, warum ich so wütend bin, ich hätte doch alles, und ich wünschte, ich wüsste, wie man eine Waffe hält -

- am thirty-four, somewhere in a small town in Indiana, the year is 2017. I am standing outside the Planned Parenthood center, but not too close, so that the crowds don’t soil the already tainted vessel of my body with pig’s blood and I have a lump in my breast I have a lump in my throat because this is the world I live in this is the fucking west-world I live in this is the constant state of terror I live in and I am angry and the men in my family at my job in my government tell me to suck it up, princess, and they ask me how I can be angry because I have everything I wanted and I wish, I wish I knew how to hold a weapon -

- bin 14, irgendwo in Nigeria, niemand weiß, wo genau, es ist 2014. Mein Haar ist kurz, damit niemand daran ziehen kann, man hat mir gezeigt, wie man eine Waffe hält. Ich bin wütend. Ich werde hier rauskommen, ich werde ihnen die Zähne vor die Füße spucken, die sie mir ausschlagen, ich werde leben, weil ich ein Mädchen ich ein mensch bin ich ein Mensch bin.

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South African mercenaries’ secret war on Boko Haram

When the country of Nigeria kicked out U.S. Army Green Berets and British Army SAS recently, ostensibly because the U.S. would not supply the Nigerian Army with attack helo’s and high level intelligence, they turned to Mercenaries from South Africa to fight Boko Haram.

With their roots in South Africa apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after just three months on the ground, a squad of grizzled, ageing white mercenaries have helped to end Boko Haram’s six-long year reign of terror in northern Nigeria.

Run by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a former commander in the South African Defense Force, the group of bush warfare experts were recruited in top secrecy in January to train an elite strike group within Nigeria’s disorganised, demoralized army.

Some of the guns-for-hire cut their teeth in South Africa’s border wars 30 years ago. But their formidable fighting skills – backed by their own helicopter pilots flying combat missions – have proved decisive in helping the military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram in its north-eastern strongholds.

During apartheid, Col Barlow served with the South African Defense Force, a mainly white military unit that defended the regime against insurrection and fought border wars in neighboring Angola and what is now Namibia.

In 1989, as apartheid was beginning to crumble, he co-founded Executive Outcomes, a private military company made up of many ex-members of South Africa’s security forces. One of the first modern “private armies”, in 1995 it successfully helped the government of Sierra Leone defend itself against the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front, notorious for chopping off the arms of their enemies.

#BringBackOurGirls: The Nigerian army has freed 300 women and girls from Boko Haram, but none appear to be the abducted "Chibok girls."

We’re hopeful that this win will lead to freedom for the now infamous girls who were kidnapped a year ago.

LIKE this story to keep the spotlight on the “Chibok girls” until they are found and freed.

Look I know I sound like

This guy, already, with me bringing up the boys killed and kidnapped by Boko Haram and how important it is that the world didn’t pay attention to it but ALL OF A SUDDEN SNAPPED TO ATTENTION WHEN IT WAS 200 GIRLS.

Boko Haram spent the better part of 2013 murdering hundreds Nigerian boys and men, and that only vaguely made international news. Nobody really remembers it, because nobody brought attention to it.

Hell, immediately after the incident which caused #BringBackOurGirls, they then went on a killing spree and murdered some 400 men and boys, including infants.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/world/africa/boko-haram-village-raids/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2

Note: “They singled out men and boys and opened fire on them, Biye said.”

“Even nursing mothers had their male infants snatched from their backs and shot dead before their eyes,” the local leader said.

Why? Because they learned that nobody gave a shit about the men and boys killed by these horrific people. Nobody cares. The world remains silent.

Sure, they kidnapped 200 girls, but in the meantime they’d been kidnapping THOUSANDS OF BOYS, and quite literally teaching them to kill and rape, corrupting their mind and telling them to do horrendous things.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-kidnapped-boys-of-boko-haram-1471013062

Even when the boys escape from Boko Haram, they’ve learned their “lesson” from the terror group and engage in horrific killings and rapings, the article cites a 13 year old girl raped by a boy around her age who had escaped from Haram, leaving her pregnant.

@united-nations This is a humanitarian nightmare. Women are spared, but that’s the entire point. They’re sparing women specifically because they know the world will intervene on behalf of women. They’re specifically targeting men because they realized that noone in civilized society right now gives a shit about men. What is happening in Nigeria is more than a tragedy, it is a disgrace to human rights groups around the world, and it’s incorrigible that it is being ignored simply because it doesn’t have anything to do with women anymore.

It’s disgusting.

I’m laughing because well knowed newspapers and news networks used the terms “bloggers”, “activists”, “social justice warriors” more often to de-legitimate them, meanwhile they informed me about:

  • Ferguson 
  • Syrian Refugees
  • chinese activists disappereance
  • Orlando
  • Aleppo
  • Ni una Menos
  • Poland women’s right march
  • Flint
  • Philippines’ president Duterte
  • Standing Rock protest
  • and Boko Haram nigerian massacre

faster and better (and sometimes were the only ones), and with more accurancy and proofs that said newspapers and news networks did. 

So how about, instead, @well knowed newspapers and news networks, you examine yourself, your ethic, your morals, the present and your work, and start doing what should be YOUR  FRICKING JOB?!? 

STAY WOKE

Please pay attention to the what is happening in your world right now… (Location/whats happening)

-Ferguson/Michael Brown
-Mexico/ 43 missing (kidnapped) students
-Hong Kong/protest against the government for democracy
-Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia/still fighting Ebola
-Iraq, Syria and other middle eastern countries/ISIS and other terrorist groups killing innocent people everyday
-Nigeria/Boko Haram and the kidnapping of 300 school girls

 -Ukraine/pro-Russian separatist vs Ukrainians and the disagreement over the Ukraine’s future as a country.                                                                  

-Israel & Palestine/ bombing in Gaza, and the fight over land and religion, clashing views between Jews and Arabs that have been happening for over 100 years.

I know there’s way more feel free to add them