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American Marines To Help Fight MEND?

Lates news about MEND is quite interesting:

http://www.huhuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=395:exposed-american-commandos-to-tackle-mend-a-recalcitrant-militants-&catid=103:more-news&Itemid=333

Exposed! American Commandos to tackle MEND & Recalcitrant Militants

If the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) intends to make good its threat to resume attacks at the end of the 60-day amnesty period – (September 15) offered by the

Federal Government, let Government Ekpumopolo aka Tompolo and his men remember this: they would be up against not the usual rag-tag Nigerian army. Rather, they will be confronting a highly trained and sophisticated, well equipped, battle-tested contingent of American commandos and South African Special Forces who are poised to take over security of oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region.

Faced with the threat of renewed militant attacks and economic sabotage that had seen Nigeria’s oil production drop by almost one-fifth, President Umaru Musa Yar’adua and his top advisers are now considering a proposal to strengthen Nigeria’s security for its oil fields and installations. The project: “Nigeria Delta Onshore and Offshore Oil Security Plan” will be led by the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; an American 4-star General; Wesley K. Clark (Rtd).

Gen. Clark will receive “Strategic advice” on the project from Richard A. Clarke who spent eleven years at the White House advising three American Presidents on national security and counter-terrorism. Mr. Clarke, who also spent 19 years in the Pentagon, the US intelligence Community and the State Department, is now a partner in Good Harbor – a Virginia based global strategic security consulting firm with expertise in oil and gas security. In a letter addressed to Senator Polycarp Nwite, Senior Political Adviser to President Yar’adua, (See copy attached)please copy and paste into browser

http://huhuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=397:good-harbor&catid=85:america&Itemid=269

Gen. Wesley Clark indicated that the proposed security assessment for the offshore and onshore oil facilities will be done in three phases: threat assessment, on-site security surveys and gap analysis and risk mitigation. He outlined the full range of different threat scenarios to Nigeria’s oil and gas installations “including armed conflict, insurgency, terrorism, sabotage or insider action, as well as the possibility that these threats could occur simultaneously or in conjunction with one another.” 

Aso Rock is treating the proposal as top secret but barring any serious domestic opposition, there are strong indications that President Yar’adua will outsource the security of the Niger Delta to safeguard oil and gas installations, while sending a strong message to recalcitrant unrepentant militants that their days of glory are over. Going forward, peace will reign in the Niger Delta at all costs!

Huhuonline.com also learnt from sources close to Good Harbor Consulting that recruitment of the commandos and private military contractors for the Niger Delta assignment is currently underway in the United States. The team is expected to comprise mostly battle-tested US ex-marines and Special Forces from the Iraqi and Afghan campaigns whose task would be to comb the Niger Delta region with instructions to shoot-to-kill anyone suspected of trying to sabotage oil and gas installations.

Good Harbor Consulting intends to “assist the Nigerian government in developing a plan to secure its onshore and offshore facilities.” Details of the Niger Delta Security plan; a copy of which was obtained exclusively by Huhuonline.com from impeccable K-Street sources in Washington DC makes for very interesting reading as it is based more on official western assumptions including assessments by the US Navy of maritime threats in the Niger Delta region than the practical realities on the ground.

The plan also considers such non-conflict related risks – direct action groups, labor unions, refugees or migrant exodus from the Niger Delta and piracy. It examines patterns and precedents for targeting and tactics used by militants to attack offshore and onshore oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta and assess how these are likely to evolve over a ten-year period.  The central nexus of the project is to identify, design and employ risk reducing systems and technologies to remove, reduce or mitigate threats and risks, including procedures and protocols which may be required for additional security teams escorting vessels.

The aim is to provide a “comprehensive system of sensors and communications technology to improve security of Nigeria’s oil and gas infrastructure.” Such a system will involve the use of UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles linked to satellites and Aerostats, maritime radar, motion and pressure sensors and GPS cameras linked to a regional command center to monitor oil tankers and offshore and onshore platforms. Special operations patrol boat units will provide back-up but the technological components will be inter-operable and fully integrated into what the project documents described as C4ISR - (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) centers at appropriate locations in the Niger Delta. (See diagram illustration below)

http://huhuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=398:csr-document&catid=85:america&Itemid=269

Although the possibility of private US and South African military contractors (ex-marines and Special Forces) battling militants in the creeks of the Niger Delta with civilians caught in the crossfire evokes memories of the ongoing guerrilla warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan and raises very grim prospects of escalating the conflict into open civil war, hawks within the Nigerian government led by Defense Minister, Major General Godwin Abbe (Rtd) are said to back the plan.

Nigerian defense sources told Huhuonline.com that Abbe is bent on retaliating that attacks on the Oil installations in Lagos (blamed on militants) that he is prepared to give the Americans a free hand to turn the Niger Delta inside out, including killing innocent civilians as collateral damage, if that is what it will take to pacify the region and rid it of militants. In both his public and private statements, Abbe is quoted as warning the militants not to resume attacks on oil installations, saying they have lost the support and sympathy of Nigerian public opinion.

Whether or not the defiant MEND militants decide to go back to militancy is their choice, the Defense boss has been saying to anyone who cared to listen, but he warned that the authorities would not fail to deploy the armed forces to curtail insurgence from any part of Nigeria and provide security to its citizens and oil facilities.

Bayelsa State Governor, Timi-pre Sylva, who has been briefed on the project, and wholeheartedly supports it, has suddenly become a hardliner; telling the defiant MEND militants that they have much more to lose if they fail to accept the amnesty deal before expiration. He has even dared the militants to make good their threatened resort to violence which he dismissed as empty rhetoric.

MEND had vowed to resume attacks on oil installations on September 15 in order to prove that the guns being surrendered by militants were owned by the government. The threat came on the day repentant militants in Bayelsa State returned over 95,970 rounds of ammunition and 520 rifles at a colorful ceremony held at the Isaac Boro Peace Park in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

How much the project will cost the Nigerian tax payer and how the government intends to pay for the project is yet to be determined. Above all, whether the American commandos and Special Forces will succeed in ending militancy in the Niger Delta remains to be seen.

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Uhm, Freetown (Sierre-Leone) comes to mind when about 100+ Nigerian Army soldiers held the hotel used to extract foreigners from Freetown against an enemy that was far more brutal, heavily armed, and numerically superior. And how about Darfur were 7 soldiers were killed when a Nigerian base was attacked by fighters who were numerically superior and had more heavier weapons. Oh, did I mention that the Nigerian soldiers held that base without any combat air support (CAS) and no reinforcement? Our boys have been in exactly the same situation. We just don't have hollywood movies that show their actions.

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I strongly suggest that you re-read about the operation during that fateful day. As a matter of fact, i recommend you read the work 1999 of Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down); pretty good read. Don't just follow the movie. Bowden's work gives you a detailed and unbiased account of the operations before that fatefull day AND the main operation. Once again, the USMC NEVER took part in that operation to capture Aidid from the Olympus Hotel. While the operation also involved the capture of Aidid leutenants, its primary objective was to capture Aidid after the first operation which was undertaken by the USMC under the command of the UN to kill Aidid failed (AH-1 Cobra gunship attacks).

As for WO Micheal Durant, he was handed over to the Americans in exchange for ALL of Aidid's leautenants captured. And If I may add, that exhange also involved a Nigerian soldier who was also captured by Aidid's men and detained along with Durant.

There's no doubt that the units who partook in that operation performed remarkably given that the odds were stacked against them numerically. However, their saving grace was combat air support, particularly from the Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) of the US Army using AH-6 little-birds and UH-60 blackhawks, and the arrival of Malaysian/Pakistani armoured units (part of the UN contingent) that provided heavy fire support and were used to extract the soldiers from were they were trapped, and also the extraction of the dead bodies (except for the bodies of the two Delta force snipers that were still in the hands of the Somali mob). Trust me, without these two groups, the body count would have been far higher.

Overall, that mission was a total failure because:

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[li]The US failed to capture Aidid.[/li]

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[li]All of Aidid's men were returned in exchange for Durant and the Nigerian soldier captured[/li]

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[li]It never stopped the fighting in Somalia.[/li]

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i dont agree with this - the americans are showing a renewed interest in africa because their oil supplies from the middle east are set to decline in the next 5 years - nigeria and angola are now being looked at as replacement suppliers,  africom is being set up in order to ensure oil installations are adequately safeguarded which really means getting rid of dissident groups who try to interfere with oil production, in the case of nigeria its already kicked off with the americans supplying millions of dollars worh of arms and training to nigeria.   The americans would prefer not to deploy their own  soldiers to the niger delta region HOWEVER if it becomes necessary they will, this policy is an extension of the carter doctrine created under jimmy carter's administration in the 1980's - it states that  america will use military force if necessary in order to "protect their national interests" (nigeria's  oil).

why do you think things would be any different under obama - Obama has INCREASED funding for AFRICOM since he took over , he is a puppet and cannot deviate from Bush's agenda. 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14131

yes but they (blackwater) committed a lot of atrocities over in iraq, do we really want to see a repeat of these sort of incidents in nigeria?

surveillance purposes - you must be having a laugh - mercenaries arent used for surveillance purposes, the nigerian military just bought unmanned drone intelligence planes from Israel and malaysia surely that should cover the surveillance element?

http://www.nigerdeltarising.org/article/2009/09/12/nigerian-government-preparing-imminent-military-offensive-delta

is it that you dont appreciate what MEND is doing? do you prefer the murderous Yaradua and his crew to continue in their plunder and pillage of nigeria?

why would any patriotic nigerian support a repressive murderous dictatorship who is spending millions of dollars on sophisticated weaponry which is to be used to KILL its own people who are simply asking for a more equitable distribution of the oil revenue.

if anything i think it will be completely unpatriotic to support such a perverse agenda, this is not going to end well for nigerians.

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This is all a moot point anyway. There's absolutely NO CHANCE that you'll see serving US Forces fighting in the Niger Delta. And Certainly not possible under the Obama administration.

Even if the Nigerian government hires Private millitary companies (which often contains ex-servicemen), these PMC are usually deployed defensively. Even in Iraq, not even Blackwater was used for offensive purposes.

I have no issue with PMCs being consulted for surveillance purposes. If we spend untold billions of Naira to payoff millitants for Amnesty purposes, why the hell would any patriotic Nigerian support continued sabotage and destruction of oil installations?

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Here's the Medal Of Honor citation for Randy Shughart, one of the two Delta Force operators killed at the second crash site

Citation:

Sergeant First Class Shughart, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993, while serving as a Sniper Team Member, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Sergeant First Class Shughart provided precision sniper fires from the lead helicopter during an assault on a building and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fires. While providing critical suppressive fires at the second crash site, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader learned that ground forces were not immediately available to secure the site. Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader unhesitatingly volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site. After their third request to be inserted, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader received permission to perform this volunteer mission. When debris and enemy ground fires at the site caused them to abort the first attempt, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader were inserted one hundred meters south of the crash site. Equipped with only his sniper rifle and a pistol, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members. Sergeant First Class Shughart pulled the pilot and the other crew members from the aircraft, establishing a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position. Sergeant First Class Shughart used his long range rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers while traveling the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. Sergeant First Class Shughart continued his protective fire until he depleted his ammunition and was fatally wounded. His actions saved the pilot's life. Sergeant First Class Shughart's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit and the United States Army.

How many Nigerian Soldiers or millitants do you think would knowingly volunteer for a mission like this when they were advised repeatedly that it meant almost certain death to be dropped in the middle of hundreds of approaching enemy millitants?

Only two Delta force troopers armed with no heavy weaponry killed at least 24 Somali millitants armed with AKs until their ammo ran out and were overrun. And this sort of heroism was repeated all over the battlefield.

Read more about the Somali conflict before making an erroneous conclusion.

The only true losers in this issue were the Somalis. They threw away their one chance of peace in 1993 - and they are still fighting till today.

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REad my post above. They DID achieve their objective.

Recommended reading: Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden.

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WRONG.

The primary reason for that operation was not to capture Aidid, but to capture two of his top lieutenants. The US task force succeeded in that mission, capturing the men at the meeting within 30 minutes of the operation.

The operation only went awry when the first black hawk crashed.

80% of the casualties suffered by the US was in the attempt to reach and secure the first crash site.

Durant was released to the Americans unconditionally mere weeks after the fighting. There was NO prisoner exchange - the US rep made it abundantly clear to Aidid that non-release of the captive would ensure a far more vigorous US millitary response. Aidid got the message and released the captive forthwith.

Aidid's lieutenants were released months later in a general prisoner release by the Americans.

18 US servicemen were killed that day, compared to well over a thousand Somalian militiamen killed. The only real disaster for the US then was the harrowing images of dead bodies being dragged along the ground. The decision to pull out of Somalia was a political one by the Clinton administration.

While the whole fiasco is a valuable lesson to the US millitary of how logistics issues could easily turn a supposedly easy mission to a nightmare, to this day, the Black Hawk Down campaign serves as an example in the US millitary of the excellence of their elite special forces (especially the Delta Force and SEALs and to a lesser extent the Rangers)

These guys dropped into the deadliest district in Somalia, surrounded by tens of thousands of armed militamen armed with RPGs and Ak-47s. That they came out of it the way they did is nothing short of amazing.

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so how do you explain africom?

also this is an american insider's analysis:

http://www.nigerdeltarising.org/article/2009/09/14/us-military-involvement-nigeria

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They don't need to come to achieve those things, it is far more efficient for them to do things by proxy.

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oh they'll come - why wouldnt they come, what have they got to lose?  they need the oil and they've been looking for an excuse to destabilise nigeria by announcing that the country is due to split up in 2015 ,just the way they destabilised Sudan in order to gain a foothold so i dont think we should be too quick in dismissing this arrangement that they may or may not have made with Yar adua.

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texazzpete - the marines wouldn't come to the niger delta because it would be an unwinnable war.

Marine, Rangers, Special Forces or Withdrawal, Retreat, Tactical Defeat. The distinctions being made are irrelevant defeat by every other name is still defeat. They didn't achieve their objective against a weaker enemy which equates to 'disastrous defeat.

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don't waste your time explaining. let them continue imagining the worst. ha! american marines! only in the figment of thier imaginations!

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Yes, the USMC never took part in the "Black Hawk down" incident, as the units involved were the 75th Ranger battalion, SFOD (Delta force), about 2 navy seal operators, and USAF parajumpers (PJs). However, regardless of the kill ratio, that operation was a disaster. Reason? Well, the primary objective of the US was to capture Aidid with the hope that his capture was going to end the fighting in Mogadishu as he was the most powerfull warlord then. That never happened as Aidid never showed up for the meeting at the hotel. Then those captured were exchanged for W.O Durant (the pilot of the 2nd black hawk helicopter shot down). Overall:

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[li]The US military was given a bloody nose as its elite units lost quite a number of men.

A total of three blackhawk helicopters (yes, three) were brought down.

The fighting in Mogadishu and Somalia as a whole never ended.[/li]

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Till this day, Mogadishu will always be etched in the minds of policy makers and planners in the Pentagon.

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1. There were no Marines fighting in the 'Black Hawk Down' battle.

2. That was nowhere near a defeat for the US forces in Somalia.

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believe whatever you like.

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Apart from your dislike or distrust for the news-source, you don't have any other evidence to show that the information, the letter to the president's political advicer, and the push for the safe habor contracts are false. Nigeria's other preparation(new materials, new training, and new personel) for the Niger delta is not mutually exclusive to this contract. Can't you see it?

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No, why don't you prove that Yaradua is about to contract out security operations in the Niger-Delta to a foreign entity? And i don't mean some silly link like hulu.com. If you've been following the thrends back home withe the armed forces and law enforcement agencies, then you would have known that its been the total opposite. The military (particularly the Navy) has been acquiring more platforms and gears to provide better protection within the region. And military personnels are undergoing more training to handle the situation within the region.

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i think that statement should have read "If you have any evidence that Yar'dua is about to contract out this security job, then provide it." Or don't you agree?

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ha ha ha ha ha, where is ocelot2006, the nigerian army cheerleader, he should come check out this topic. he he he he.

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Bialegend, ignorance in its pure form is not really harmful. It is when a little intelligence is brought into the mix that makes people like you very, very dangerous.

Please download a map of the Biafran war path and even you will giggle when you see how far they went. Most of their so called invasions were just strips of roads they passed through. I'm sure when you become more informed, you will change your ID from Bialegend to Biafable.

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And to those who think that Nigeria is a satellite nation to the USA, think again. This nation has ALWAYS, and will ALWAYS be a non-aligned nation. If we were puppets of the USA, we would NOT have opened our markets to the Chinese or the Russians. WE are the ones that also kicked against the setting of any AFRICOM base in west africa. We are friends of nations that give the USA serious headaches (Russia, China, Iran, North Korea) and we're NOT going to break any of these relationships anytime soon. And we've definitely kicked against some of the policies of the US e.g. the war in Iraq. Overall, your nation has a very balanced foreign policy with no leaning to either west or east, and it is not going to change any time soon.

Judging from the posts I've seen, some of you will have no problem selling your nation for the green card or money. Pathetic.

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this is a shame on our so called government, inviting external forces to kill its ppl instead of doing the right thing. American forces would not come here for good, its for our crude oil. I pray those millitants bomb dem 'white' ppl all if they either step on our soil or sail on our shores to 'fight us'. WAFFI WEDOOO!

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you're already biased in your intonations. why bother?

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What is the struggle of d niger delta all abt?is a promise of heaven on earth staring from niger delta?

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you obviously don't know what the niger delta struggle is all about.

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Sorry in a straight language I dont welcome that idea and they are not welcome infact what are they looking for? pls let them mind there business we dont need there help. How on earth can 150 million population will be at mercy of just handfull of MEND or whatever they called themselves? Is Nigeria soidiers dead?So what are all these battallion doing? Or is our sodier made for Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Yugoslavia as a good boys or United Nation Pleaser or what? Pls enough of nasty and silly debate about America Marine or whatever coming to help.

How I wish to meet with MEND or the millitant myself I would have ask these boys or men few questions like if you destroy your fathersland where else will you go? I know they are fighting for their right but now who bear the loss? Yes they are attacking oil installation for what good will this do rather than give dialogue a chance and lets move on than to allow some disgruntle sycophant people to used them and dump them later on in the name of fighting for right whose right are they fighting for when we read about molest and kidnapping of innocent people why the fat cat sat in the so call Abuja and getting potty belly on and on??

If the mindless people behind the scene bought you a weapon to go on fighting living your life inside creek, rocks, bush and so on and he that bought the gun for u and say fight on is sleeping in aircondition house, aircondition car, aircondition office and you are sleeping in camps, in creeks, hole, rock or bush when you are not monkeys then who is silly you or the manor men behind the scene why cant he bring his own son to the creek to be a captain in the battle for right and freedom? Can everybody see where they refuse to use common sense.

Will they win the fight or destroy enough and peace finally come or a soverign NigerDelta now become a state on his own do think they will be call out of the bush to be Governor, commissioner or even a concillor NO in capital

Pls we dont need America Marine or America whatever.

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nigerians will only fix their wahala

and to sit there beggin and hopin the whites in the name of jesus will sweep your baboon country for yall

is like a toddler dreamin to fly

[b]Obama in Ghana even knows that

even Mandingo could pretend as much as he want in his baber'shop in US,Obama is still battlin with acceptance as the most powerful from the Whites; racism with 24-hours power-supply in Mandingo welfare paid house

people like Beaf i think should know that[/b]

Naughty Person rocks;get serious!! time is runnin out

Northerner no to constitution changes; ahaha but massive poverty for your shaira north side; ahaha

now

for how long in the name of jesus-Allah shall the Fg via no to progress; shall continue foolin and actin like a man-chimp?

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Looks like they want to fight hunger, poverty and injustice with weapons of mass destruction.

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"Mayday Mayday Blackhawk Down"

Another inglorious defeat for the marines.

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yes America has finally gotten an opprotunity to take part. tomorrow, they will tell you they want a share out of the oil money.AMERICA NO DEY HEAR OIL FOR HEAR. well they can have a share of the oil money, after all we citizens of the country don't know where the money is going to.

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If this is true, then leave all the worries to the rich, for the poor? Who cares!!!

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Hope these people (Americans) will not take that as an opportunity to dominate our oil-rich regions

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Africom is good. Just give up the oil.

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We lack military capability. Our military specializes in collecting egunje on the road with left hand, Giant of Africa!

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Still on the company called Good Harbor (from their website)

Case Studies

http://www.goodharbor.net/case_studies/index.html

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@George thankyou! this is just an internet crap and can't be true.

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it's most probably one of those fake internet stories being peddled around.

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read the article. it says " The project: “Nigeria Delta Onshore and Offshore Oil Security Plan” will be led by the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; an American 4-star General; Wesley K. Clark (Rtd). [/i]|" a[b] retired general[/b][i] cannot lead US armed forces. he is hired as a[b] consultant[/b][i][/i] only.

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^So who's territory is Nigeria? Yours or mine? Think again.

Nigeria is a failed state.

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why should the US see nigeria as THEIR TERRITORY, are we not a sovereign country with the right to our own self determination?  but i agree the US feels that China is encroaching into THEIR territory - AFRICA - and in particular oil rich nigeria, this was the whole basis for setting up AFRICOM in the first place - to displace China and retain their foothold in Nigeria who provides them with 25%  their total oil imports - they need us but not in a good way - they need us the way an abuser needs a victim, Yaradua and his cronies have remained compliant in the molest and expropriation of our oil and they want things to remain that way but the only problem is those "irritating niger delta militants" who are lowering oil production - this is why Yar adua with a lot of intimidation from his puppet masters has decided to let them take charge of the situation, nothing good will come of this, if  you doubt this, remember Liberia, they were regarded as a satellite country of america due to historical ties, but when war broke out in that country and Doe (american puppet)  was overthrown what did america do?  they withdrew their citizens from the country and stationed their navy offshore but allowed the liberians to slaughter each other - why? because no natural resources which would benefit america were at stake. 

dont ever imagine for one minute that america cares one hoot about black africans, remember this is a country which practised an apartheid system similar to south africa based on racial discrimination right up until 1964 until the blacks revolted.

they are using psychology on africans by putting an african american four star general in command of AFRICOM (the same way they've used Obama to deceive many blacks in america to beleive that racial discrimination is now a thing of the past)  in order to lull nigerians into a false sense of security - its all deception and the truth of their intentions will very soon be revealed for all to see.

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If Nigeria becomes the 51st state of America which automatically means free entry to other American states

Hooray

Please let them come quickly

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The signal the federal govenment are sending now is that they do not want to fufill their promise to the improvished niger delta region. This is rather unfortunate. I would have expected that by now we can handle such internal conflict. lets keep our hands crossed.

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yeah but they will transform the place.

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If America comes they will never leave. Nigeria will just end up as a US military base, probably hosting AFRICOM. Pathetic, Yaradull needs to go now.

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There is bound to be an element of truth in this. But to Nigeria's chagrin.

The US is seeing Russia encroach heavily on its territory. Nigeria is a country rapidly approaching failed state status. In such a scenario, how do you expect the US to react? Think of how you would react if you were the US and could muster enough force to change the situation in a failing state that your economy depends on for 12% of its energy needs.

For the country as whole, what do you think heavy US and Russian presence in the ND forebodes? Russia wants our gas, the US wants our oil. It would come down to a simple calculation of who ND folk would rather ally with and the rest of the country will be swiftly jettisoned.

We have a group of idiots ruling us. They will do anything for a buck. . . Even committing suicide.

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the Americans will suffer from the crude hands of the militants.

these guys are not using strategies that are conventional. They act outside the box.

they use combination of military and crude intelligence most times.

this is one of the reasons, the Nigeria army is find hard to tackle. if it were crude, good, the generals will plant

a bait and the guys will fall. if military intelligence better for them.

but their style is so odd,

lets keep our eyes open.

I am not in support of either side.

These people deserve a better living environment and it is very wrong to approach  issues with violence,

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