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Islamic militants in Nigeria have butchered and burned hundreds of people—perhaps 2,000 or more—during attacks that began last weekend and continued again Wednesday, CNN reports.
Most victims are women, children, and the elderly who were unable to outrun Boko Haram's assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, the Guardian reports. If the death toll really is around 2,000, "this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram's ongoing onslaught," says an Amnesty International researcher.
Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.
We're talking about 2000 dead - Old women, children, those who couldn't run away, get away and why no one is doing anything about it.
“One: You accept that you are in a war. Two: You name the enemy, Islamist terrorists. Three: You get the lawyers off the battlefield […] you accept there will be collateral damage and you do not apologize for it. You do not nation build, you don’t try to hold ground. You go wherever in the world the terrorists are and you kill them, you do your best to exterminate them, and then you leave, and you leave behind smoking ruins and crying widows. If in five or 10 years, they reconstitute and you gotta go back, you go back and do the same thing, and you never, never, never send American troops into a war you don’t mean to win,” Peters said.
Col. David Hunt said that there must be economic pressure in addition to the military campaign that Peters detailed. Hunt said that just killing terrorists has not worked.
“Killing them is the only thing that works,” Peters fired back.
Hunt maintained that killing militants won’t stop terror as long as there’s state sponsorship of terrorism.
“I’ve got no issue with killing terrorists, I don’t care where they are. My point is it has not worked,” Hunt said.
originally posted by: rickymouse
We used a few deaths by Sadam of people who defied his rule to justify attacking Iraq. Yet there is evidence of thousands of innocent people killed and the US does nothing here. Maybe they don't have oil.. The US rarely does anything for humanitarian reasons, there needs to be something in it for certain people.
Oh well, no use ranting about it, it won't be changing in my lifetime.
originally posted by: silo13
Like some have asked on the other thread here on ATS? - WHERE IS THE UN? Or anyone for that matter. Oh wait! In France and ready for the playoffs! Sorry for asking. *GRRR*!