posted on May, 9 2014 @ 04:00 PM
The US would have to be completely doolally to deploy forces in Nigeria at this juncture. And, anyway, to what end? They will most certainly though
be taking this opportunity, as are the British, of getting military expertise into the region so that they can fully assess the
situation...economically. The kidnap of the girls, and Boko Haram activities in general are of little concern, but they do provide an ideal
opportunity to tighten up the countries security, and that is primarily, in the best interests of the UK and US oil companies. Royal Dutch
Shell reported in March that they had suffered the loss of $1 billion worth of natural gas and oil due to theft in 2013 from their Nigerian
concessions. The Nigerian Central Bank says that about $20 billion of state oil revenues are 'missing', and the Nigerian Navy claim to have shut
down 260 illegal wells.
Boko Haram, due to their recent actions represent little threat in terms of raising sufficient support for any kind of civil uprising. Compared to
the governance, which is typically corrupt, they pose a small threat to oil revenues. The main role of Boko Haram, socially, seems to be that they
are galvanising the people, those still poor and disaffected due to corrupt officials syphoning away profits that should be improving their lives,
into becoming a more politicised unit to get the government to act in their interests. This, if our governments are wise, is what should be supported
and what seems to be the subtext of what is going on. The oil companies, who really make the world go round, and through long experience of
colonialist methods, know that a coup in Africa never goes to plan and will only make matters infinitely worse, will be lobbying for none invasive
methods to make their concessions secure both in the short term, and in the long term by ensuring that Nigeria adopts a position of inward investment,
primarily aimed at improving the communications infrastructure.
Nigeria has the money, we in the 'West' have the expertise to sell to them. Why go to war when you can make far more money through consultation
without the PR nightmare of loss of servicemen and women's lives? Most of the military contractors have vague humanitarian franchises that can move
into areas, with armed private security forces, as well as local military support. The kidnap of these girls is providing a perfect situation for UK
and US officials to go in and to subsequently recommend the services that the Nigerians need. Reports coming out are clearly stating the UK,
particularly, has little expectation, at this late stage, of retrieving all of the girls, perhaps only a fraction, but even so, that is not the goal,
it is merely the opportunity.