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Nigeria's defense chief is claiming that the country?s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot go in with force to free them.

Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the country's much criticized military on Monday that Nigerian troops can save the girls, according to The Associated Press. But he added, "we can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."

He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.

Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.

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He has a valid point. If they go in, a LOT of those girls will be killed (you can bet Boko Haram won't hesitate to just mow them down on the first sign of an attack), so what do they do?  Their hands are tied...

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First, war is hell - you often can't save them all. See Operation Entebbe etc.

Night ops

Boku Harem = N

SEALs/SAS etc. = N*2

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you often can't save them all

 

This.  So very very much this!  And yet, the uninformed populace see it as so black and white.

 

Now, one thing I will say is that it's very easy to put your SEAL, SAS or so on teams on pedestals, and often rightly so.  They are trained to absolute limits, and prove themselves time and time again.  Except, never underestimate guerrilla warfare tactics - they can have the potential to throw chaos to plans and the likelihood of further casualty rises dramatically.

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He has a valid point. If they go in, a LOT of those girls will be killed (you can bet Boko Haram won't hesitate to just mow them down on the first sign of an attack), so what do they do?  Their hands are tied...

 

Yep. BH have shown they are absolutely willing to kill children

 

 

This.  So very very much this!  And yet, the uninformed populace see it as so black and white.

 

 

They're not uninformed, they're desperate, terrified parents whose children have been abducted with the threat of being sold into slavery. 

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They're not uninformed, they're desperate, terrified parents whose children have been abducted with the threat of being sold into slavery.

 

 

My original quote: "And yet, the uninformed populace see it as so black and white."

 

Uninformed populace.  Populace.  Not just the parents, but the entire populace.  Who ARE completely uninformed about such issues.

 

And even the parents?  Yes, they are all the things you mention.  They are also uninformed.

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My original quote: "And yet, the uninformed populace see it as so black and white."

 

Uninformed populace.  Populace.  Not just the parents, but the entire populace.  Who ARE completely uninformed about such issues.

 

And even the parents?  Yes, they are all the things you mention.  They are also uninformed.

 

 

How exactly are they uninformed? Only see what in black and white? What does that even mean? Uniformed about Boko Haram? Uniformed about the logistics of getting the kids returned through military means? Uniformed about the diplomacy which might convince BH to give the kids back willingly? It all might be true but what has any of that got to do with anything?

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Drones with laughing gas. ....

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