Posted by | January 16, 2015 22:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Top Stories War & Peace


You might not have noticed, but the world has acquired a new country. With its own capital, army and self-styled “emir,” this domain possesses some of the features of statehood. But don’t expect an application to join the United Nations: the consuming ambition of this realm is to reverse just about every facet of human progress…

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

  • edmeyer_able

    With the apparent corruption of the leadership in Nigeria, it doesn’t look good for a satisfactory outcome for the citizens. Correct me if this wrong.

    • neworleans878

      Big oil ain’t been any help either…there are numerous instances of big oil bribing government officials in Nigeria.

    • John Henry

      It seems to me like a cake is baking, and everyone is standing around watching it cook. Once Boko Haram decimates the government and the people, then the world will show up “to save them”. War will be staged, and a new government will be setup with an occupying police force. I hope not, but that seems to be the pattern.

    • rg9rts

      It’s a muslim christian thing…the north is muslim…the power of the government is in the christian south. BH operates in the north. The world response is like Rwanda ….Oh how could this happen??”

    • burqa

      That is the critical factor. It is also the thread that has doomed our good intentions in country after country, going back to Vietnam. Same with Iraq and Afghanistan. we support these corrupt regimes the people don’t support.

    • Snick1946

      Nigeria’s government is a joke. Their president ‘Goodluck’ Jonathan seems totally incompetent and his wife seems more concerned with keeping up her fashionable image than doing anything worthwhile. A couple of bozos.

  • edmeyer_able

    With the apparent corruption of the leadership in Nigeria, it doesn’t look good for a satisfactory outcome for the citizens. Correct me if this wrong.

    • nola878

      Big oil ain’t been any help either…there are numerous instances of big oil bribing government officials in Nigeria.

    • John Henry

      It seems to me like a cake is baking, and everyone is standing around watching it cook. Once Boko Haram decimates the government and the people, then the world will show up “to save them”. War will be staged, and a new government will be setup with an occupying police force. I hope not, but that seems to be the pattern.

    • rg9rts

      It’s a muslim christian thing…the north is muslim…the power of the government is in the christian south. BH operates in the north. The world response is like Rwanda ….Oh how could this happen??”

    • burqa

      That is the critical factor. It is also the thread that has doomed our good intentions in country after country, going back to Vietnam. Same with Iraq and Afghanistan. we support these corrupt regimes the people don’t support.

    • Snick1946

      Nigeria’s government is a joke. Their president ‘Goodluck’ Jonathan seems totally incompetent and his wife seems more concerned with keeping up her fashionable image than doing anything worthwhile. A couple of bozos.

  • fancypants

    at this point BH can create their own currency for all I care These clowns have had way more press then they deserve

  • fancypants

    at this point BH can create their own currency for all I care These clowns have had way more press then they deserve

  • rg9rts

    Nothing secret about it…Watched it on BBC…It was ignored probably because it was a “Black” issue…Can you imagine the world response if 200+ white girls were kidnapped to be sold off into marriage and slavery???

    • Suzanne McFly

      And now the girls are used as suicide bombers.

      • rg9rts

        10- year olds aren’t of much use to them yet.

        • Suzanne McFly

          How sick is that? Hell for them can’t come soon enough.

          • rg9rts

            It has arrived and the world just ignores it..

        • Oh, I don’t know. The prophet Mohammed found good use for a 9 year old.

    • burqa

      Yeah, I’ve been following developments there for years. Unfortunately, a lot of it is in little news feature roundups in the newspapers. I gotta think it’s not easy to report.
      I don’t see a U.S. strategic interest there. Boko haram is evil as can be, but they are concerned with local affairs.

      • rg9rts

        Black…Muslims…no oil

  • rg9rts

    Nothing secret about it…Watched it on BBC…It was ignored probably because it was a “Black” issue…Can you imagine the world response if 200+ white girls were kidnapped to be sold off into marriage and slavery???

    • Suzanne McFly

      And now the girls are used as suicide bombers.

      • rg9rts

        10- year olds aren’t of much use to them yet.

        • Suzanne McFly

          How sick is that? Hell for them can’t come soon enough.

          • rg9rts

            It has arrived and the world just ignores it..

    • burqa

      Yeah, I’ve been following developments there for years. Unfortunately, a lot of it is in little news feature roundups in the newspapers. I gotta think it’s not easy to report.
      I don’t see a U.S. strategic interest there. Boko Haram is evil as can be, but they are concerned with local affairs.

      • rg9rts

        Black…Muslims…no oil

  • Apocalypse

    Do 2000 black lives matter as much as a dozen white cartoonist?

    • burqa

      We have a strategic interest in supporting our oldest ally with whom we have many ties. French intelligence has helped us a great deal in North Africa all the way over to Lebanon and into Syria, probably. They have assets we don’t.
      What is our strategic interest in Nigeria?

      • Apocalypse

        Nice conservative attitude toward humanity…

        • Bunya

          Our conservative posters here lean toward a more “what can you do for me?” attitude. They like to save their humanitarian services for a good photo op.

  • Do 2000 black lives matter as much as a dozen white cartoonist?

    • burqa

      We have a strategic interest in supporting our oldest ally with whom we have many ties. French intelligence has helped us a great deal in North Africa all the way over to Lebanon and into Syria, probably. They have assets we don’t.
      What is our strategic interest in Nigeria?

      • Nice conservative attitude toward humanity…

        • Bunya

          Our conservative posters here lean toward a more “what can you do for me?” attitude. They like to save their humanitarian services for a good photo op.

  • Apocalypse

    The use of the word Islamists in this article is no longer politically correct.

  • The use of the word Islamists in this article is no longer politically correct.

  • Apocalypse

    While diverting funds to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, the US seems unwilling to address Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.”

    http://rt.com/news/223575-boko-haram-nigeria-usa/

  • While diverting funds to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, the US seems unwilling to address Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.”

    http://rt.com/news/223575-boko-haram-nigeria-usa/

  • jasperjava

    Boko Haram is so evil, they make Republicans almost look sane in comparison.

    • Suzanne McFly

      And that is saying a lot.

  • jasperjava

    Boko Haram is so evil, they make Republicans almost look sane in comparison.

    • Suzanne McFly

      And that is saying a lot.

  • Apocalypse

  • Apocalypse

    The horror…

  • The horror…