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After Boko Haram kidnapping:
What does the US stand for?

Christian Science Monitor, by Dambisa Moyo

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/14/2014 1:27:42 AM

It took three weeks for President Obama to publicly address the crisis of more than 250 Nigerian school girls kidnapped on April 14, and to pledge to send modest support. (Snip) It is naive to ignore the mounting evidence that, beyond considering its own strategic and national self-interest, the United States does not have an operating philosophy when it comes to defending human rights. Its decision to remain silent after Egypt’s democratically elected president was overthrown in a coup last year and its long-standing engagement with countries like Saudi Arabia, whose cultural ethos/philosophy in many respects runs counter to American

0bama is single handedly showing that "He who stands for nothing, will have a very hard fall."


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 5/14/2014 1:33:31 AM     (No. 9847775)

The kenyan has a philosophy, but sadly it is to protect muslims and sacrifice and prosecute Christians at all times......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazlototh, 5/14/2014 1:57:26 AM     (No. 9847780)

Although I am in the short run powerless to do anything about it Ms. Moyo´s column shames me.

Please look her up if you haven´t done so. She is an extremely intelligent independent thinker and I hope that she has a future role in one or more African nations that rise up from poverty and prosper. She understands what it takes and what is at stake.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sw penn, 5/14/2014 3:04:47 AM     (No. 9847793)

The world says -
My children are hungry.

America says -
Gay Marriage.

The world says -
My children are sick.

America says -

The world says -
My children have no home.

America says -
White Privilege.

The world says -
My children have no shoes.

America says -
Global Warming.

If the world
is not listening
to America anymore,
it is because
is babbling
to itself.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TwinkietheKid, 5/14/2014 5:36:20 AM     (No. 9847811)

Have you signed up for Øbamacare yet?

THAT is what Amerika stands for...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mrs. Obelix, 5/14/2014 7:12:41 AM     (No. 9847888)

Sorry, but this featured article is an ideological mess. "Its decision to remain silent after Egypt’s democratically elected president was overthrown in a coup last year" means America´s decision to not oppose a coup against Morsi, the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was doing to Christians in Egypt what Boko Haram is doing is doing to them in Nigeria.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 5/14/2014 7:15:41 AM     (No. 9847894)

Obama will wait a sufficient time until these girls are raped, tortured, mutilated and sold into slavery. Then he will make a speech.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: knarfski, 5/14/2014 7:54:23 AM     (No. 9847932)

#6: Yes, Obama is a talker, a speech-maker..that may turn out to be an apt description of his presidency.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/14/2014 7:58:30 AM     (No. 9847936)

Evil must be destroyed and we aren´t the only ones capable of doing this. The civilized world must unite to destroy groups like Boko Haram. You will never win the hearts and minds of those who would commit such acts against young girls. Theirs is an ideology wrapped in religion proselytized by extreme violence. Just as cancer must be cut out of the body in order to live so must this religious/politically motivated cancer be destroyed. The world can´t ignore this behavior. They also cannot just look to the United States to fight these battles. The people of the world need to take stock. Do they want more of this or will they stand united to destroy it. It is not going away.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/14/2014 8:00:42 AM     (No. 9847943)

We do know a few things about al Baraq Hussein Obama. At birth he was named after Muhammad´s horse and he proudly reverted to using that same name again as an adult.

We know that he supports the Muslim Brotherhood. We know he had nothing to say about Christian Churches being burned to the ground in Egypt or Christian schoolgirls being beheaded in Indonesia.

Conclusion: It´s not safe to be a Christian anywhere in the world today.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 5/14/2014 8:21:49 AM     (No. 9847961)

An April 2014 poll found fewer than 20 percent of Americans calling for more active engagement in the world, and nearly half demanding less.

That is a direct result of our educational system which did not teach our history in a positive way. To the NEA and liberals (but I repeat myself), all wars are bad -- there is no good reason for America to help the oppressed in other nations.

But let one un-PC remark slip from the lips of a Christian about homosexuality, and the troops line up in firing-squad precision.

Our values as Americans have taken a quantum leap downward under Obama´s reign of error and everyone suffers, including the people they claim to want to help. But that´s among the biggest problems: Claims are are they have. Claims and promises, and we know how that´s been working out.

If you like your country´s being ridiculed and not being taken seriously, you can keep it that way.
If you enjoy inertia on the world stage, you can keep it.
If you want the Statue of Liberty torn down, stick around.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/14/2014 8:53:51 AM     (No. 9848007)

The US has no more business in Nigeria than Mexican troops in Arizona. Nigeria has a military and a government. And now reports of Nigerian Christians taking justice into their own hands. At least some are not "dependent" on government or American aid.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 5/14/2014 9:53:11 AM     (No. 9848089)

"What does the US stand for?"

There´s the unkindest cut of all, isn´t it? It´s no longer just "What does Obama stand for?" Now we, and the entire history of this greatest nation ever, are all judged by this malevolent, narcissistic, stealth Marxist. He has ruined our hard-earned reputation to the world and he has corrupted the will and mindset of a significant number of our people.

He is a cancer on this country. And he´s metastasizing his malignancy throughout our land.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: peterfleming, 5/14/2014 9:56:57 AM     (No. 9848095)

Unreal. It´s almost as if Obama colluded with those guys to do something so terrifying that we peasants would be terrified, but he, Hillary, Jaret, Reid, Pelley, Letterman,
could continue on denying the existence of Islamic terrorist supremacism.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/14/2014 10:51:37 AM     (No. 9848175)

I would like to ask the CSM this - after decades of following the leftist party line, why are you surprised by this?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gramma b, 5/14/2014 11:00:09 AM     (No. 9848201)

This is a terrible thing, but we shouldn´t send our people in to fight over it. We have no national interest here. We simply don´t have the resources to respond to every "human rights violation" going on in the world. We should only intervene when our national interest is at stake.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 5/14/2014 11:44:38 AM     (No. 9848308)

I have news for the left - the Sharpie is not mightier than the M16.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strike3, 5/14/2014 12:17:26 PM     (No. 9848363)

If we sent in armed troops to rescue the girls and killed every last islamist animal involved, we would be hated and criticized by the entire world but we would be respected. I prefer that over being thought of as useless cowards. That´s an appropriate description for obama and his flying monkeys but apparently the world has forgotten the distinction between them and real Americans.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 5/14/2014 1:29:00 PM     (No. 9848468)

Let me clarify my earlier post (#16), after re-reading it, it dawned on me that context would help. I am not in favor of us sending any troops to “bring our girls back”, my belief is that the presence of a strong military can prevent a challenge before it can occur. Hashtags and red lines are things that can be ignored and scoffed at, a cruise missile or drone strike is the attention getter. The photo of Mooch holding her sign has demonstrated that, with zero at the helm, we are indeed a paper tiger.

Let’s face it, we are more inclined to succumb to government agencies because they have guns. I believe in a strong equipped military to defend our citizens against outside threats, but I abhor the threatening posture our government uses against us at home. We supposedly are our government. I can accept having a Swat Team for a county, but not one for each little burg or city. We wouldn’t need Swat Teams if we could restore respect for the rule of law instead of worrying about being PC.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nimby, 5/14/2014 2:01:13 PM     (No. 9848520)

US stands for "Hashtags"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: trapper, 5/14/2014 3:16:32 PM     (No. 9848624)

FTA: “Its decision to remain silent after Egypt’s democratically elected president was overthrown in a coup last year”

Why even read any further? The “Christian” Science Monitor taking the side of Morsi and the anti-Christian Muslim Brotherhood? For the meaningless reason that the Egyptian people were duped into voting their would-be slave masters into power, but quickly wised up and sent them packing before they could complete their consolidation of power and institute sharia? Did no one at CSM, including this writer, hear the chants of “no more beards”? Has CSM joined modern liberals in their elevation and worship of elections as determinants of morality to the exclusion of God and reason? Demanding a clear moral stance from the US after siding with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt would be laughable if it weren’t so maddeningly obtuse.

What does the US stand for? What does the Christian Science Monitor stand for?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dodge boy, 5/14/2014 8:59:53 PM     (No. 9848951)

It might be easier to ask the msm, the sheep, our supposed leaders in Washington, and the folks who refuse to vote, what they think the USA stands for. My own answer.....nothing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 5/14/2014 9:24:55 PM     (No. 9848980)

this is nothing more than a "look, a squirrel"..

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