McCain says US should send troops to Nigeria to rescue schoolgirls
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[ Editor’s Note: I am still recommending brother John for psychiatric evaluation. His Senatorial buddies should do him the favor, or have a family intervention… but his being left to torture us in public like this has be be stopped.
Here he is acting like America’s top trained soldiers are nothing more than game board pieces to be moved around to entertain certain people’s egos.
To my astonishment I read yesterday that Susan Collins has gotten the Senate women banded together to call for intervention in Nigeria, despite the government having extensive military and ‘being there’ Intel capabilities.
This showboat grandstanding is just so stupid, and irresponsible… it’s scary to think we have people like this running the show.
The US has been holding the entire country of Syria hostage, 150,000 dead and unspeakable crimes against women, and where have all these phony women’s rights ambulance chasers been? And that included Michele Obama with her “Bring back our girls” sign, and then Ann Coulter’s spin of countering with her own “Bring back our country” sign. It is a sickening display of our political system.
What will make it worse is probably there not being a whimper from their constituents, where such events are also a form of distraction entertainment. Why do I have the image of this being a Roman circus in my mind?
Am I the one who is delusional, living in an alternate universe, and they are the sane ones? You know what I am going to say now, “You just can’t make this stuff up!”… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published May 13, 2014 –
Republican Senator John McCain says the United States should send troops to Nigeria to rescue over 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram takfiri militants.
“If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in US troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without permission of the host country,” McCain said in an interview with The Daily Beast on Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan,” the senator added.
In April, Boko Haram committed mass abduction of teenage schoolgirls from Chibok school in northeastern Borno state.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said that he believed the girls remained in the country.
On Tuesday, the special duties minister, Taminu Turaki, said the government was ready to hold talks with the militants about the kidnapped schoolgirls.
McCain said that the UN charter authorized military intervention on behalf of the girls because their abduction rose to the level of “crimes against humanity.”
“The United Nations Charter recognized crimes against humanity, this fits into the category of crimes against humanity, and that gives any nation the license if they can to stop a crime against humanity, the same reason we should have if we could have freed the people at Dachau or Auschwitz,” McCain said.
The hawkish senator said there is no need for the Nigerian government’s permission for a military intervention.
“I would not be involved in the niceties of getting the Nigerian government to agree, because if we did rescue these people, there would be nothing but gratitude from the Nigerian government, such as it is,” he said.
“If we rescued these young girls, it would be the high point of the [President Barack Obama’s] popularity.”
Jim W. Dean was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022. He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews.
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