While we were distracted by Mr. Obama’s incompetence and growing scandals this week, Boko Haram has been slaughtering Christians. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton like to say they are not tied to al Qaeda, however, their leader has made it clear he follows al-Zawahiri and is in contact with him.
Operating with impunity, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 30 people in brazen attacks on two more villages near Chibok school, the place where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
The latest attacks were disclosed as two massive car bombs killed at least 118 people in the city of Jos, with Boko Haram seen as the likeliest perpetrators.
[Reuters] Tuesday: Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, emergency services said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of the Boko Haram insurgents.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the militant group Boko Haram, which has set off bombs across the north and center of Nigeria in an increasingly bloody campaign for an Islamic state, was likely to be the prime suspect in what would rank among their deadliest single attacks in five years of insurrection.
Bombed out Terminus market in Jos.
Mr. Obama has yet to comment on the pogrom by radical Muslims against Christians. He seems to think Boko Haram is a mere affiliate or only loosely connected to al Qaeda. However, they are in fact the same people with the same goals and they are spread throughout the African continent now into Mali and Somalia.
They have threatened the U.S. At the same time, they are growing in prestige and in strength.
Mr. Obama is silent. He’s not even mad as hell.
Mr. Obama should be talking about this and I don’t mean with tweets:
Boko Haram threatens the United States in this August 2013 video: