Skip to comments.Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram
Posted on 03/20/2015 9:44:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Nigeria has drafted hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa in its fight against Boko Haram. South Africans have a long-standing reputation as being among the best mercenaries in the world, and have been present in one form or another in most African conflicts for the past two decades.
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Thanks for posting the article, this matter has been discussed here in an indirect way, not with an article accompanying it though.
SA mercs used to be some of the best
vive le mort , vive le guerre , vive le sacre mercenaire
They have to turn somewhere, the rest of the world could care less what is happening in Nigeria.
"The appearance of foreign private soldiers comes four months after Nigerias ambassador to the United States said Washington was not helping the struggle against Boko Haram, and had failed to share intelligence and sell Nigeria the weapons it needed."
Every single Islamist insurgency is either being ignored (as in this case or Libya) or being opposed with the absolute minimum amount of effort required to quell political complaints in the US.
Obama is working for the Islamists.
Obama is just one Islamist of many in positions of power in our Government.
I say about bloody time. A few hundred SA mercenaries beat back another wacko insurgency in Sierra Leone. Dollar for dollar the best money Nigeria ever spent on defense.
“Washington was not helping”
What about our hashtags? A personal twitter posting from an aide to Michelle Obama! What more can these little people expect?
"So, slowly I cwept up on the wabbit..."
Do notice that he is safety concious, wearing the blaze orange vest so as not to be mistaken for a deer.
The “journalist” concludes:
“Mercenaries are never a long-term solution, as they do not address the root causes of the crisis”
after previously noting that they:
“carried out relatively successful operations in Sierra Leone and Angola in the 1990s.”
Evidence to the contrary is has no effect on liberal posing.
Just like the Islamic state however, it looks like Boko Haram has had its initial big run against unprepared civilians, and opposition has built for a deliberate, organized counter-attack. Ground forces from four African nations, and some first world SF, and some world-class mercs.
Let the bodies hit the floor.
Flotation vest, in case of a tsunami!
What do you mean? Haven't you seen Michele Obama's hashtag?
Sadly you are correct. Obama coddles them.
That’s the sort of thing they used to call on the USA for help
But they know they can’t trust Obama- who would send help to BH
Condi Ride once brilliantly said “The only thing the world would hate more than the USA in charge would be the USA NOT in charge”
Relevent link: US aid not forthcoming:
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