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Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:55 AM

 

Whats worth a hashtag from FLOTUS. Dead boys or kidnapped girls? guess.....

Nearly 300 boys and men have been shot, stabbed, decapitated, blown up, and burned alive in this murderous rampage by Boko. But there has been nary a peep about it in the American MSM. So let’s set out the facts here.

On 10/3/2012 in the town of Mubi, Boko Haram attacked three schools (Federal Polytechnic Mubi, School Of Health Technology and Adamawa State University) and killed at least 46 male students. Here is an account of one of the assaults:

“the attackers who were about seven, asked us the females to submit our cell phones to them after which we were asked to lie prostrate on the ground and that we should not talk claiming they were not after the female students but the male students. They shot sporadically into the air after which our male colleagues were tracked down to their rooms and were asked to come out. The assailants later shot them to death.”

The few MSM outlets that reported the killings did not mention that only males were targeted, referring to the deceased as “people”, “students”, and “the dead”.

On 7/6/2013 in Mamudo town in Yobe state, Boko Haram attacked in the early hours while the students at the all-male boarding school slept. 42 boys and men were killed. Many were killed by pouring gasoline on them and set on fire, while others were shot or killed with explosives. The younger boys were released before the older boys were killed. There was no comment in the media about the sex of the victims.

On 9/29/2013 at 1am, Boko Haram gunmen entered the male dormitory in the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria, and killed 44 male students and teachers by gunshot, stabbing, and burning to death. The AP report doesn’t get around to mentioning that women were excluded from the attack until the 16th paragraph.

On 2/16/2014 Boko Haram attacked the village of Izghe and killed 105 men and one woman who was protecting her grandson. In a change of form, the BBC reports the sex of the victims in the second paragraph. The Telegraph reports only that “a hundred and six people, including an old woman, have been killed by the attackers”. No major American outlet reports the event at all.

On 2/25/2014 Boko Haram burned down a locked dormitory at a school in Buni Yadi, Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows. “Female students were spared in the attack” admits the AP report in the 4th paragraph – other news outlets omitted this fact altogether.

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Reply Whats worth a hashtag from FLOTUS. Dead boys or kidnapped girls? guess..... (Original post)
galileosghost Jun 2014 OP
JoePolitics Jun 2014 #1
galileosghost Jun 2014 #3
JoePolitics Jun 2014 #4
galileosghost Jun 2014 #6
sabrina Jun 2014 #9
JoePolitics Jun 2014 #10
tetris66 Jun 2014 #2
galileosghost Jun 2014 #5
liberalguy Jun 2014 #7
Hedgehog Jun 2014 #8

Response to galileosghost (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:57 AM

1. FLOTUS hates Boys!!!!!!

The stuff the right wing comes up with to manufacture their outrage is hilarious.

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Response to JoePolitics (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 09:10 AM

3. who's rightwing?

 

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Response to galileosghost (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 09:14 AM

4. I'm going to go with, "those who get ...

... all worked up about hastags, or the lack there of".

Let's think about it.

Will liberals be upset about this topic? No. Moderates? No. Centrists? No. Average republicans? No.

Who is left?

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Response to JoePolitics (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 09:15 AM

6. thats cold man. i have a new respect for ya. nt

 

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Response to JoePolitics (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 12:46 PM

9. People who care about Human Rights ARE upset and have been for a long time, about the

murders of ALL those who are victims of the brutality described in the OP.

Only those with an agenda diffy up the victims into 'categories' in order to try to emotionally manipulate the public.

Women AND Men ARE victims of these thugs and that is a fact.

For those who want to make this about 'boys' OR 'girls', have fun. Meantime thankfully there are people who are trying to stop all of it, many risking their own lives many times to do so.

If you dispute anything in the OP, please show where it is not true. Otherwise, it is a horrible account of facts that should 'upset' anyone who cares about human rights.

My quibble with the OP is USING these facts to make a political point. Is it a valid point? Perhaps, but it would be far more effective to simply post the facts regarding these horrors without doing so in a way that degenerates into 'my victims are more victimized than yours'.

They are all victims and if focusing on the girls gets enough world attention to save all of them, then perhaps it's worth it.

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Response to sabrina (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 12:53 PM

10. umm ...



I referred to those upset about the HASTAGS!!!

I doubt that the OP cares about any of this, btw. It was little more than an attack on the FLOTUS.

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Response to galileosghost (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 08:59 AM

2. sensationalist BS

She can't be putting hash tags up on youtube or whatever social media concerning every human tragedy transpiring on this planet. I still would think she would be concerned.

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Response to tetris66 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 09:15 AM

5. so aliens controlling her mind were telling her to do this ....hahaha

 

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Response to tetris66 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 09:28 AM

7. Gender identity politics works... but only for women.

 

The murder of all those boys is unfortunate. Newspaper reporters don't mention their sex because "people" or "children" elicits more sympathy from readers.

The kidnapping of their sisters, on the other hand, justifies the sending of troops.

"a hundred and six people, including an old woman, have been killed by the attackers". This phrase is meant to articulate a math problem. 105 "people" plus one woman = 210 "people's" worth of tragedy. We can disagree about the tragedy exchange rate between "people" and women, but not the basic formula.

And the poster upthread is absolutely right. No one is outraged. Frankly, I wouldn't expect conservatives to be but I expect more from my fellow liberals.

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Response to galileosghost (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 10:59 AM

8. Maybe the difference is that there is still something to be done for the young women -

they were kidnapped and are still presumably alive and suffering. The young men you mention were all killed.


It's kind of ridiculous to say that because someone works to do something about X, they don't care about Y. Do all animal lovers hate children with cancer?

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