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Misunderstood U.S. Law 'Can Help Nigeria'




The widespread positive response to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Washington, D.C. has been shadowed by his critique of a U.S. law that limits taxpayer-funded aid to abusive security forces. Inaccurately portraying the 'Leahy Law' as constraining the fight against Boko Haram - a misreading repeated in media coverage - has raised concerns among supporters of the law. At the same time, Buhari was clear that the United States backs the campaign against Boko Haram and welcomed...

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Male, 56, Austell, GA

Posted July 28, 2015


The York Times

Military Says Law Barring U.S. Aid to Rights Violators Hurts Training Mission

By ERIC SCHMITT
JUNE 20, 2013

"... A 16-year-old law that bars American aid to foreign security forces that violate human rights is drawing unusual fire from some top military commanders who say it undermines their ability to train the troops to fight militants and drug traffickers..."


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The New York Times

Military Says Law Barring U.S. Aid to Rights Violators Hurts Training Mission

By ERIC SCHMITT
JUNE 20, 2013

"... A 16-year-old law that bars American aid to foreign security forces that violate human rights is drawing unusual fire from some top military commanders who say it undermines their ability to train the troops to fight militants and drug traffickers..."


Simple solution is to treat terrorism the same way we do BP oil spills. By holding the oil company responsible for damages and lost revenue.

Boko Haram is without a debt, funded by organizations or governments outside of Nigeria. Needless to say it would have to be funded from one of the developed non-muslim countries since Boko Haram allies itself with ISIL who are a threat to orthodox Muslim countries throughout the region.

Developed countries should help the Nigerian people combat the global scourge of terrorism, no strings attached (Leahy Law or not).

Otherwise, Boko Haram will continue receiving auspicious support from outside sources while the Nigerian people will suffer from having vital funds for the economy and social programs being diverted to fight a global war on terror which no society can afford except the developed economies. Interesting, to consider how these policies maybe similar to those used many decades ago to facilitate the Slave Trade. Like in this movie scene from the Dark Knight:

https://youtu.be/VCXbib9MahE






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