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Nigeria deserves more aid, support from United States

August 26, 2013

Americans sometimes wonder why Muslim clerics are not more energetic in their criticism of terrorists who claim to be Islamic fundamentalists....

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:10 AM

"This country is completely broke yet we continue to funnel billions of dollars overseas." - Capricorn1

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Yeah...sure...it's that 1% (of our entire budget), that's spent on foreign-aid, that's "breaking" our bank.

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MrShaman

Aug-27-13 6:07 AM

"I guess we could send aid to a mineral rich country and cover it up by saying we care for the people. -Rick424

Or we can call ourselves politicians and give long term aid to the poor and act like we care about the people instead of concentrating on getting many of these people training and employment so they can make a better life for themselves." - Capricorn1

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...AND, we could promote democracy, until (at least) they don't vote for "our" preferences!!

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See:

Mohammad Mosaddeq And The 1953 Coup In Iran

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Capricorn1

Aug-26-13 3:42 PM

As far as aid to a lot of these countries, I say end it all and close the hundreds of military bases over seas in areas where they no longer have a purpose. Imagine the billion that could be saved. This country is completely broke yet we continue to funnel billions of dollars overseas.

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Capricorn1

Aug-26-13 3:39 PM

I guess we could send aid to a mineral rich country and cover it up by saying we care for the people. -Rick424

Or we can call ourselves politicians and give long term aid to the poor and act like we care about the people instead of concentrating on getting many of these people training and employment so they can make a better life for themselves.

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Scott36

Aug-26-13 2:31 PM

Rick424, too true. We could also invade a despotically ruled country rich in oil and say we were worried about the people.-DavidBross

...and it will pay for itself!!!

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DavidBross

Aug-26-13 10:31 AM

Rick424, too true. We could also invade a despotically ruled country rich in oil and say we were worried about the people.

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rick424

Aug-26-13 7:27 AM

I guess we could send aid to a mineral rich country and cover it up by saying we care for the people.

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DavidBross

Aug-26-13 6:49 AM

Using the criteria presented in the editorial for providing Nigeria with aid and support, does the mention of only Nigeria mean that we are providing all other countries that meet this criteria with the proper amount of aid and support? Also, this editorial is another example of the almost schizophrenic nature of the S-G editorials.

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nobud74

Aug-26-13 6:45 AM

We have spent untold amounts of money supporting this regime or that despot. Mostly for naught and for a variety of reasons including the siphoning off of the aid for personal gain by the heads of government in those regions. Maybe we need a different approach. This doesn't appear to work.

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MrShaman

Aug-26-13 4:59 AM

"Ethnic and religious violence have been occurring in Nigeria for decades. Yet the U.S. has done comparatively little to help victims of terrorism there. Especially in view of the fact some of them are paying the price for insisting their faith should not use violence, that ought to change."

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Another English "Major"; copied & pasted.

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MrShaman

Aug-26-13 4:56 AM

"I don't know about you, but I can't get to sleep and I awake everyday worried about the plight of Nigeria." - Francine

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Not to worry..."the marketplace" will certainly come to the rescue...at least, that's what the brochure says.

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See:

DELTA - OIL'S DIRTY BUSINESS [YouTube]

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