Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Boko Haram Attacks
Q. Are the people doing the attacks and terrorist behavior citizens?
A. It looks to me like a group of men that are from many different locations (mainly Nigeria, but not only Nigeria) that have aligned together to evoke fear and try to gain control of an area. I see they operate with random behavior (never even a clue where they will pop up- that that is part of their tactical behavior because you can't protect everything all of the time). Keeping people caught off guard is part of the fear. They are operating in this way to over power people, and cause fear and terror. I see the word renegade and rogue when I think of the group- and get the impression they were once affiliated with some kind of military group or organization at one time.
I also see in the end they will step forward and have some kind of demands in order to get this terror to stop. This group has a goal to take over a geographical location when this is done.
Q. Who is funding this? Politicians from within the country or a different country?
A. I somehow feel it is coming from within Nigeria itself and that is why they cannot protect against the attacks because they know the weaknesses (and again, you can't protect everywhere all of the time). But I also get that the corrupt politician within Nigeria is teamed up with a person of power in a neighboring country (or in close proximity). There is some kind of group vision going on with regards to Nigeria. I also had one final thought on this- the country affiliated with the corrupt politician would come as a surprise (and then my train of thought stopped there....)
As soon as I thought about this situation I also got that the people being kidnapped are being sold into some kind of human trafficking situation (and the image I got is them being loaded into shipping containers to either be sent somewhere or housed there during their capture.).. This wasn't the main objective of the attacks, but the kidnappers view this as some kind of opportunity.. Some people are killed right away, but some looked to be saved for another purpose.
Q. What is the benefit?
There are a couple things going on. One, they are making money in this corrupt deal. Two, they are evoking fear which allows government to gain power. Three, this terrorist group is setting themselves up for a larger takeover and the ability to request demands. When the terrorists come forward (and I get the main spokesman will not be the person really heading this. It is as if the face shown is a puppet for the real person in power) people will give them almost anything to make the terror stop.
Thank you. It is 7:01 AM.
at 7:03 AM