The Girls of Chibok
Posted: May 10, 2014
(Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding their immediate release and threatening to take action.
Boko Haram kidnapped more than 250 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in remote northeastern Nigeria on April 14 and has threatened to sell them into slavery, while eight girls were taken from another village earlier this week.
“The members of the Security Council expressed their intention to actively follow the situation of the abducted girls and to consider appropriate measures against Boko Haram,” the 15-member council, which includes Nigeria, said in a statement.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the U.N. Security Council should act quickly to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group.
This reeks of impotence.
Three weeks into this story, and the UN threatens to take action announcing their intent to actively follow the situation.
Here’s the situation:
Hundreds of little girls have been, are being, and will be raped. It happened because the armed forces of Nigeria fear the terrorist group responsible, and because the rest of the world doesn’t give a damn.
Back home, this administration’s self-indulgent streaks remains unbroken.
The First Lady posts a smirking duckface selfie as she hashtags her support for the girls of Chibok. With her bejeweled necklace, and her coiffured locks, and her diamond solitaire, standng in one of the many rooms of her mansion.
Nothing will be done beyond the selfies and the public displays of righteous indignation. Hell… we don’t even try to rescue our own people.
The little girls of Chibok will be raped until they are little girls no longer, and then they will be disposed of, because men who need little girls have no need for them once they’re little girls no longer.
Sunday is Mother’s Day, but not for the little girls of Chibok, or their mothers.
For them, there will never be another Mother’s Day.
That’s the last wire for Friday, May 9th 2014.
Everything that was news before this moment, is now history.