No Oil, No ‘Protection’ as Boko Haram Massacre in Nigeria Elicits Little Response From US [Video]

Reminds me of the Biafra massacre.

The Lyrical Elitist

No Oil, No 'Protection' as Boko Haram Massacre in Nigeria Elicits Little Response From US With the scourge of Boko Haram as an existential reality, in the coming months the spate of bombings and attacks on public buildings are likely to escalate.

Boko Haram has massacred thousands of civilians in Nigeria, but US officials’ response towards the horrific crimes have been strangely muted. RT’s Manila Chan explores a potential link to oil, which the US no longer receives from Nigeria.

To many, the lack of Washington’s strive to aid the people of Nigeria – the biggest African economy – seems to follow simple geostrategic logic: no oil, no security support. While diverting funds to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, the US seems unwilling to address Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.

As US is trying to master shale gas exploitation; it has moved away from some of its traditional trade partners, with Nigeria – an OPEC-member state – becoming the first country to stop selling…

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