As another Christian leader falls in Africa, thanks very much to the efforts of the Obama Administration and the American taxpayer, willing or not, Boko Haram is celebrating in Nigeria today. That’s because their preferred candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari is now President, and they have very little to worry about.
The truth is, Boko Haram had very little to worry about before the election. Recently, former U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman, who was in Nigeria last summer investigating Boko Haram, confirmed that the U.S. military was prepared to give the government of Christian former-President Goodluck Jonathan intelligence that would have allowed it to crush the terrorist group. This was blocked by the Obama State Department using the excuse that they were holding out for concessions in Nigeria’s position on same-sex marriage. Stockman admits that this makes little sense, because the opposition Muslim candidate, General Buhari, now in power, would be considerably less likely to liberalize laws on any gay-rights issues.
In summary, our U.S. State Department, under the leadership of Barack Obama and SecState John Kerry, so badly wanted the next President of Nigeria to be a 72-year-old Muslim ex-dictator, that they were willing to risk it being known that they intentionally failed to help fight Boko Haram during the height of their brutal reign of terror in that country. This means that they decided not to rescue hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls married off and converted to Islam against their will. They decided not to help stop the slaughter of thousands of Christian martyrs who refused to convert. They decided to purposely weaken the only leader who had a chance of opposing Boko Haram in the future, and they elected to provide an embarrassingly absurd lie about why they chose to do so.
Why did they do this? What motivated our own leadership to behave in this catastrophic, reckless way? If anyone knows, they’re not telling. But it’s certainly unfortunate for all Christians in Africa that they succeeded this time.