"The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen on YouTube. About 100 girls wearing full veils and praying are shown in an undisclosed location in the 17-minute video in which Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks. Boko Haram militants, who are fighting for an Islamist state, stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 and seized 276 girls who were taking exams. Some managed to escape but about 200 remain missing." Reuters
This has been a tragic event and the worldwide frenzy over it is also terrible.
What a crock all this is! Is it not clear that this whole thing has been a sophisticated ploy on the part of Boku Haram to "spring" their comrades from Nigerian jails? And for this Michele Obama makes a continuing spectacle of herself on television and the 24/7 newsfreaks whip up their usual hysteria? It's a damned good thing that this Shekaku fellow released his video before Michele succeeded in pressuring her husband into doing something foolish.
You can be sure that the girls are dispersed for the purpose of making operational planning difficult and that by now the Stockholm Syndrome has set in. Trying to get them all onto the buses to leave Boku Haramian Islam would be a real task.
I suggest that a tri-partite delegation consisting of the Reverend Al Sharpton, the Reverend Jesse Jackson the elder (his son being otherwise engaged), and former everything Bill Richardson be sent to negotiate the release of the damsels in distress. Perhaps Michele could perform an oversight function in this matter. But, then, Kerry's interests should be considered. That Nobel has proven elusive. And then there are the electoral concerns of the old lady from South Carolina. This could be a game changer for him.
We are the world! We are the children!