The Reason Obama Hasn’t Been Helping Nigeria Fight Boko Haram Will Make You Sick


According to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. Some estimates put the carnage as high as 17,000 deaths.

Between July 2013 and June 2014 alone, an estimated 7,000 people  died in incidents related to the insurgency. Boko Haram –  which means “Western education is forbidden” –  recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.


When these formidable jihadists rampaged through Nigeria, last year – kidnapping schoolgirls, slaughtering Christians, and burning down churches, the Obama administration’s primary response was a hash-tag campaign on Twitter. If the besieged people of Nigeria expected more than lip service from the United States in their battle against Boko Haram in the days and weeks that came, they were sorely mistaken. They got bupkis.

Clearly, a more serious response than  #BringBackOurGirls was needed to combat the growing menace – but the United States all but abandoned their African ally.  Not only did the Obama Regime refused to sell Nigeria the arms it needed to fight Boko Haram, it blocked other Western allies from helping them, too.

Back in January, the Jerusalem Post reported that Obama refused to allow “the resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to the Nigerian government for its fight against Boko Haram last summer.”

Via James Simpson of AIM:

 The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum purchases from Nigeria to zero, plunging the nation’s economy into turmoil and raising concerns about its ability to fund its battle against the terrorists. Nigeria responded by cancelling a military training agreement between the two countries.

What do you suppose was behind the Obama Regime’s abject refusal to help this ally fight these terrorists?

Would you believe that there’s a presidential election coming up in Nigeria, and Obama’s favored Muslim candidate is in a tight race against the Christian President Goodluck Jonathan?

And would you further believe that a political consulting group founded by Obama confidante David Axelrod is assisting that candidate – Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari – who hails from Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria from whence Boko Haram was spawned?

Thanks to the lack of cooperation and assistance from the United States, the Jonathan government has been failing miserably at beating back the terrorist scourge, with the president looking weak and ineffectual.

Desperate, the government finally turned to Russia, China and the black market to obtain the much needed arms.

Six years ago if you had heard of a United States president behaving this way, you might have been shocked. But today, we are no longer surprised by Obama’s lethal perfidy. We watch helplessly and with horror as the world crumbles.

At least 13,000 civilians dead in Nigeria since 2009 and the US looks the other way because Obama wants to put a progressive Muslim in power.

According to an anti-Buhari Nigerian blogger writing in the Western Post:

In the last year, Nigeria sought aid from the White House for many initiatives, including the fight against Boko Haram.

The Obama administration refused to do anything but play [sic] lip service to Nigeria’s requests. However, it used public and private channels to internationally magnify every failure Nigeria’s government experienced.

In the last year, since the involvement of Axelrod’s firm, relations between the two nations have significantly deteriorated, with the US refusing to sell arms to Nigeria, a significant reduction in the purchase of Nigeria’s oil, and the cancellation of a military training agreement between Nigeria and the USA.

In turn, the Buhari-led Nigerian opposition used the U.S. government’s position as validation for their claim that the Nigerian government was a failure.

To top it off, Simpson reports that Secretary of State John Kerry “made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election.”

If the U.S. was so concerned about human rights violations, how could a mere election change that? Given the perception that Buhari has Obama’s implicit support, this sends an unmistakable message.

The administration also rationalized its decision to cut purchases of Nigerian oil by claiming that output from domestic oil fracking has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil. But that begs the question: why have U.S. oil imports from other nations increased at the same time? Nigeria was formerly among America’s top five oil supplying countries, and America its largest customer. Nigeria relies on oil revenues for 70 percent of its budget. America’s decision to look elsewhere has been catastrophic for Nigeria’s economy.

After turning to Russia and China to obtain arms, Nigeria was able to fight aggressively and on the offensive against Boko Haram.

They have retaken 40 towns previously occupied by the group and killed at least 500 of the terrorists.

According to recent accounts, Boko Haram has gone to ground in the northeastern border regions. But whereas the border states of Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon formerly took a hands-off approach, they have now joined in the effort to destroy the group, pledging a total of 8,700 troops. Most recently, Boko Haram has been cleared of its northeastern strongholds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

Read AIM’s exhaustive exclusive here and be sure to note that the rest of the media is curiously uninterested in this story.

There is not a single article mentioning Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari in any U.S. “mainstream” media outlet. Only the Washington Free Beacon ran a story.

Simpson concludes by noting that due to Obama’s horrendous policies, America is losing allies all over the world, while he cozies up to our worst enemies.

Despite his so-called outreach to “the Muslim world,” the few Muslim allies America has are calling him out. For example, observe the unprecedented spectacle of Arabs cheering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the U.S. Congress. Columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj of the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah, called Obama “the worst president in American history.” The only Muslims Obama seems to like are those who hate America, and he is going out of his way to court them, come what may.

Or as I put it in January –  Obama always seems to err on the side of the militant Islamists, doesn’t he?


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BBC: Boko Haram crisis: ‘About 500’ Nigeria children missing:

About 500 children aged 11 and under are missing from a Nigerian town recaptured from militants, a former resident of Damasak has told the BBC.

A trader in the north-eastern town told Reuters news agency that Boko Haram fighters took the children with them when they fled.

Troops from Niger and Chad seized Damasak earlier in March, ending months of control by the Islamist militants.

A regional force has recently been helping Nigeria take on the insurgents.

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Romney Camp Calls Obama Campaign’s Military Voting Lawsuit “Despicable” and “Offensive”

A lawsuit filed by Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party against Ohio’s Secretary of State John Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine seeks to overturn a law that allows members of the military to vote during the three days prior to the election. According to the complaint, the law is  unconstitutional and arbitrary and unfair because ordinary Ohioans can’t vote along with the  military during those three days.

Last week, Congressman Allen West responded to the extraordinary action by saying that  ‘Barack Obama Is Undeserving of the Title Commander-in-Chief’.

“As a retired Army officer I am appalled at the Obama administration’s actions to bring a lawsuit against the State of Ohio for the early voting privileges it extends to our Men and Women serving in uniform,” West writes. “To have the Commander in Chief make our US Servicemen and Women the target of a political attack to benefit his reelection actions is reprehensible. The voting privilege extended to these Warriors who represent the best among us should not be a part of the collective vision of this inept President who is more concerned about his reelection than sequestration. As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable….how dare this President compare the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who Guard our liberties not as special and seek to compare them to everyone else. Barack Obama is undeserving of the title Commander-in-Chief.”

The Romney Campaign response via Tony Lee, Big Government:

On Sunday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Obama campaign’s actions “despicable” and “offensive.”

“We disagree with the basic premise that it is ‘arbitrary’ and unconstitutional to give three extra days of in-person early voting to military voters and their families, and believe it is a dangerous and offensive argument for President Obama and the DNC to make,” Romney’s General Council Katie Biber said in a statement. “It is not only constitutional, but commendable that the Ohio legislature granted military voters and their families this accommodation.

Biber noted that “respected military groups intervened in the Obama campaign’s lawsuit” and argued “it is absolutely constitutional to give military voters special flexibility in voting, and that it is offensive for the Commander-in-Chief’s political campaign to argue otherwise.”

Maggie Thurber of Ohio Watchdog has a list of  the 15 military groups that have filed a motion to intervene in a voting lawsuit.

In their motion to interview, the military groups state, “The Obama campaign’s and Democratic National Committee’s argument that it is arbitrary and unconstitutional to afford special consideration, flexibility, and accommodations to military voters to make it easier for them to vote in person is not only offensive, but flatly wrong as a matter of law.”

The motion asks the court to deny the request for a temporary injunction which, if granted, would prevent military voters from casting ballots during the three-day time period.

Captain Pete Hegseth of Concerned Veterans for America appeared on Fox and Friends to argue the case from the pro military standpoint.

 Axelrod defended the Obama campaign’s move on Fox News Sunday, using the same tortured logic as Biden, who said in his ridiculed tweet: “Ohioans shouldn’t have to endure shameful attempts to restrict their voting rights.”

Ax had his lines well rehearsed and ready to go:

“What that lawsuit calls for is not to deprive the military of the right to vote on the final weekend of the campaign — of course they should have that right. What that suit is about is whether the rest of Ohio should have the same right.”

“And I think it’s shameful that Gov. Romney would hide behind our servicemen and women to try and win a lawsuit to try and deprive other Ohioans of their right to vote,” he added.

These people really know how to mangle the language.

It’s pretty obvious that this is just another sleazy political play by the Obama administration to shore up votes. They are leaving no rocks unturned in their desperation to stack the deck in every way possible against Romney in a country they now know is recoiling away from them. It’s “despicable and offensive”, alright – not to mention shameful.

See this Big Government’s report for the  Democrats’  disgraceful history of disenfranchising military voters.

Is it any wonder that pro-military PACs keep popping up to defeat Obama?

David “the Red” Axelrod: “I Never Said ‘Recovery Summer’, Show me the Tape” – Romney Camp: “Ask and You Shall Receive”

Axelrod, appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, this morning, gave the Romney camp much to work with. It’s going to take several posts, I think, to slog through all the bull he gurgled forth, today.

This was vintage Axelrod, though, employing the Obama camp’s  outrageous,  “the truth is whatever we say it is” campaign strategy. You can’t fact check me right now, so nah-nah, my brain dead minions are stupid enough to believe me.

David. It was only TWO YEARS AGO.  Are even your most addle brained supporters that amnestic?

Ask and you shall receive, David.

David Axelrod: “We Also Have More — Many Of The Recovery Act Projects Around The Country Are Taking Hold This Summer, By Design.” AXELROD: “The president has recommended the steps that he thinks Congress should take now. We also have more — many of the Recovery Act projects around the country are taking hold this summer, by design. That will involve a lot of private industry construction, and so on.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 6/13/10

via Romney for President Comms Shop

For good measure, via Joe Gerarden, Townhall Tipsheet: Reporter Asks Obama: Do You Regret Calling This “Recovery Summer” (in Sept 2010 when it was obvious “Recovery Summer” had flopped):

From The Heritage Foundation, here’s President Obama’s Recovery Summer Vacation:

This summer, President Obama promised a summer of recovery, which never arrived. This failure is a natural result of trusting and empowering government over average Americans.

A good party apparatchik, Axelrod, wants the American people to forget the epic failures of this administration.

Axelrod Demands That Mitt Show His Olympics TranscriptsDocuments

Via JWF, another pathetic nontroversy being pushed into the MSM by the Obama campaign…

ABC’s The Blotter breathlessly reports: Mitt Romney Olympic Archive Still Off-Limits:

The archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told ABC News that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, emails and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of Olympic records, and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public.

“We don’t have that stuff,” said Elizabeth Rogers, the manuscript curator at the University’s Marriott Library. The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university, she said. “That was done before we got it. I just know it wasn’t a decision we made. Everything we have will be available.”

Q: OMG, what are they hiding?

A:  The Romney campaign said it has done nothing to prevent the archive from being made public.

This would seem to be a completely phoney issue.

But, hey- since Axelrod so cleverly brought up the issue of “transparency”:

See also:

Big Government: Top Ten Felons, Fugitives, and Shady Characters in Obama’s Life

Big Government: Top 10 Things Obama hasn’t Released

The American Thinker: Why Obama’s College Records Matter

JW: Judicial Watch Sues FBI, Justice Department for Records Detailing FBI Director Mueller’s Secret Meeting with Radical Islamic Organizations

Pamela Geller, The American Thinker: Obama’s Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

Audio: Mark Levin Tears into David “The Red” Axelrod

Drawing heavily from a John Nolte report at Big Journalism, Thursday,  Mark Levin railed against the Obama campaign and its coordinated effort with the media to take down Romney.

In his report, Smear Romney! Axelrod Tweets Media Its Marching Orders, Nolte put a spotlight on Axelrod’s efforts to get the media to put out the Obama campaign’s chosen narrative for Romney:

On Tuesday, no less than the Twitter account owned by the President of the United States tweeted out a link to an article written by Vanity Fair’s Nicholas Shaxsone. The article is nothing more than a smear-job laced with innuendo about Romney’s finances. It’s also meant as bait for a corrupt media eager to join in the Obama campaign’s mission as defined by Plouffe above.

Yesterday, the Obama campaign changed tactics just a bit. They probably didn’t expect Breitbart News to report the fact that Shaxson is a hard-hard-hardcore leftist and a cheerleader for the Occupy movement, so yesterday David Axelrod launched this series of tweets.

If you click Axelrod’s link, he’s no longer linking to the pro-Occupier’s article. What he links to is an AP article published — and this is no coincidence– the morning after the Vanity Fair article was released but based on the exact same reporting and subject, and filled with the same lack of facts and evidence. It’s all about innuendo. It’s all about “raising questions.” It’s all about distracting from the economy. It’s all about colluding with Obama to define Mitt Romney.

“This entire operation is a fraud starting with the President on down, because ladies and gentlemen, this is the way David the Red Axelrod and the rest of them operate, because if you really knew what they were and what they are, you wouldn’t vote for them,” Mark Levin fumed on his show, Thursday evening.

He concluded his rant, by shouting:

“This much I know about Mitt Romney, none of his friends were ever part of the Weather Underground that used violence to blow up buildings and kill people in this country. This much I know about Mitt Romney – none of his friends were ever mouthpieces for the PLO. This much I know about Mitt Romney, he would never ever hire a ….you know what… like David the Red Axelrod.

Video via The Right Scoop

For background on Axelrod’s red history, see Paul Kengor’s seminal expose in The American Spectator, David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

No single person is more responsible for making Barack Obama president. Come November 2008, it was nothing short of a stunning change for America, a genuinely historical feat the man known as Ax hopes to repeat in November 2012.

And it helps that the two—story-maker and story, composer and theme—think alike. “You know, he and I share a basic worldview,” Obama told the New York Times. “I trust his basic take on what the country should be and where we need to move toward—not just on specific policy but how politics should be able to draw on our best and not our worst.”

Axelrod agreed unhesitatingly, saying of Obama: “He’s not just a client. He’s a very good friend of mine. We share a worldview.”

Axelrod’s World

That worldview began taking form and focus in New York a half century ago. There began three decades of varied leftist influences on Axelrod, from progressives to communists, that would redound all the way to the Oval Office—and with the direct effect of each influence not always clear.

Read it all.

I’m with Levin, (as you probably know by now, I say it at least  once a week) Take the gloves off. Start telling the world what we’re dealing with, here. Those people still on the fence will be swayed by the regime’s lies unless they hear the uncomfortable truth about the people who are telling the lies.

See also:

Newsbusters: CBS’s Glor Calls Out David Axelrod For His ‘Extreme’ Attack on Romney

Audio: Former NRA Chairman On The Roger Hedgecock Show: Sharon Bialek was terminated before Herman Cain was even hired

Biff Naylor

The Right Scoop reports:

The former NRA Chairman, Biff Naylor, who hired Herman Cain says that Sharon Bialek was terminated before Herman Cain was even hired and thus he never met her. On top of that she propositioned him (Naylor) for dinner once because she thought he was handsome, which he promptly turned down as he was happily married.

Naylor also says he knew the other two that said Cain harassed them, and that whatever they took exception to was so minor that it wasn’t even reported to the executive committee or the board.

He said that Herman Cain did not have any kind of a reputation for womanizing, and claims he did some interviews a few weeks ago,  but failed to get his defense of Cain out there. He should have been shouting this story from the rooftops.

Bialek’s story was that “as a diligent worker who had successfully raised money for the NRA’s Educational Foundation”, she was let go unexpectedly in 1997.

As The Politico had dutifully reported:

Bialek said she and her boyfriend were invited to a party by Cain in his hotel suite the final night of the NRA May 1997 convention in Chicago. She also said she sat next to Cain at a convention luncheon where he “spoke to me extensively.”

When she was fired a month later, her boyfriend suggested she contact Cain for help, which she did. Cain called her back and said he’d been unaware she was fired. She suggested they meet for coffee while she was in Washington, where the NRA’s offices are located.

Her boyfriend booked her a room at the Capital Hilton, which she discovered, she claimed, that Cain had intervened to get her a better suite: “I upgraded you,” she quoted him saying.

You know the rest. It always sounded like a flaky BS story, and now we know. He hadn’t met her at the luncheon because the lying floozy was fired before he even came on.