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May 10, 2014

#BringBackOurBalls: Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn't actually involve standing with Ukraine,

so #BringBackOurGirls doesn't require bringing back our girls.
There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama's hashtag is just a form of moral preening. But then what isn't?
:: SteynOnline

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 10, 2014 10:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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What is our strategic national interest in this? I'l wait. Thought so. Ukraine? Pregnant with national interest. Strategic thinking is pretty much gone from our era.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at May 10, 2014 11:33 AM

I do not recall the fat butt holding a sign "Bring Back Our Girls" when the red Chinese were murdering baby girls by the thousands a few years back.

Posted by: Terry at May 10, 2014 11:45 AM

But...but..."awareness", and "selfies", and "This is what YOU must do", and "branding", and "initiating a conversation" (that *ahem* "others" HERE have been having ever since the founding of The U.S. Marine Corps.)
Maybe a new "Foundation" with highly paid "administrators" and "it's....complicated" financial disclosure exemptions? Surely they'd need a legal team-lest any nuisance/"cultural" liability-or hostile workplace law suits arise, HR compliance officers, and IT infrastructure lattice design team.

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 10, 2014 12:37 PM

You can strike the British, the French, the Americans, the Germans, and the Aussies from that list. If that had been a Jewish school, the girls would already have been rescued. Remember Entebbe?

Posted by: BillH at May 10, 2014 2:25 PM

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