Friday, May 04, 2012

Armed Forces

I saw a newly minted Nigerian soldier on the bus yesterday.  My heart swelled with pride, a la "support our troops" USA. 

I don't like needless violence, even state-sanctioned violence; and for sure Boko Haram can be understood not just in martial terms, but in terms of poverty, religion, and psychosis. 
At my blog , I propound that Boko Haram is itself Haram, unlawful and in fact illogical. 

All of the above approaches are important for tackling Boko Haram, dealing with the root cause of the problem: economic answers (food, education, health...), religious guidance, psychological understanding too. 

Nevertheless, some Rambo-style action is necessary as well.  Go get 'em, soldier.  Never fear.