posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by MDDoxs
I am under the impression the continuous conflict is the result of a combination of reasons and or differences.
As indeed I am.
Not everything is as clear cut and black and white as some seem to think.
Nigeria is riddled with conflict.
Boko Harem are Muslim extremists who receive a lot of their funding from other Salafists / Wahhabists.
They are opposed to other Muslim groups in Nigeria and it is rumoured that they have welcomed known criminals etc into their organisation.
I find it interesting and mildly amusing that the West or other nations have not taken as active of interest in this conflict even though it shares
many similarities to those happening in Syria.
Interesting yes, but hardly amusing.
To be fair, 'the west' is pretty much in a no win situation - involve themselves and be accused of neo-colonialism and interfering because of it's
oil deposits etc or don't involve themselves and be accused of hypocrisy, double standards, blah blah blah.
As well intentioned that it was just look at what happened in Somalia etc when 'the west' got involved.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think we should just sit back and let Africa descend into non-stop tribal / racial / religious warfare etc but 'we'
have to make sure 'we' don't repeat the mistakes 'we' made in the Middle East and elsewhere.
On so many levels and in so many ways.