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Should US take action to help rescue kidnapped Nigerian girls?

I just found out a few minutes ago through Facebook that over 200 Nigerian girls have been kidnapped, and now are planning on being sold. Nigeria's president has said that they shall be returned home, but do you think the US government should also take action with this matter? Some people are already sending in calls and letters to D.C. on the matter.

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Dont forget that Nigeria has

Dont forget that Nigeria has a massive oil reserve that is being untapped due to a dysfunctional government. Maybe we can even use the oil sales to finance the war!

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Oh hey.

Now there's a thought! Can't go wrong with that, right?

Here is a solution:We

Here is a solution:

We crowd-source a fundraiser to get a bunch of money then hire a mercenary team to go in and get the job done.

You could even have them wear GoPro cameras and live feed it to people who donated a certain amount.

Problem solved for much less than the public option...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Kinda like this?

Genesis 34:1-27 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.
11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:
15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Works for me!

Of course these Nigerian girls are not our sisters, but I'd help my neighbor if he asked!

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

Wait so according to the

Wait so according to the passage, we need to trick them into all getting circumcised then when they are recovering we go in with the big guns?

Im not sure how we can accomplish that but hey I'm down.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

I suppose that might

I suppose that might technically be "OK"... The US government has no reason to get involved.

Why don't we just buy the girls...

then once they're safe, send the mercenary team in to make sure there will never be another auction.

How about "we" simply not get

How about "we" simply not get involved? The enslavement and subsequent actions of these wretched, misguided religious extremists is not a US concern. Is every bloody tragedy or misdeed in the world yours or mine to get entangled? I'd recommend the Nigerian populace arm themselves and have them carry out their own "frontier justice." If my own daughter was captured, I'd make sure there was no way her captors would ever carry out such a thing ever again (fill in the blanks yourself).

"We" was a reference to any private organization...

that desires to rescue the girls. If congress votes to go in, I'm fine with that but not if it's by executive order. "We" doesn't have to be exclusive to any nationality. If several people from all over the world want to get involved, the more, the merrier.

If it was your daughter, you certainly couldn't do anything by yourself. If it were American citizens that were kidnapped, yes, our government should definitely get involved.

If it was my daughter, I'd

If it was my daughter, I'd hire my own mercenaries.

It would cost a few hundred thousand...

to hire them, fly to Nigeria, track him down, stalk him undetected, neutralize him and return home. Not everyone has that kind of money. There are a lot of unknowns and no guarantees.

For what it would cost to do all that, you could buy your daughter's freedom.

Or we could broadcast it for

Or we could broadcast it for free and make the money by generating advertising revenue.

The mercenaries could also wear uniforms with more advertising than nascar drivers.

This hostage rescue has been brought to you by Doritos.

Free Market?

Would this be considered a free market solution? I think so.

Also, you could also make the GoPro live feed a pay-per-view event for those that didn't donate the first time around.

Although, many of the current "mercenary" teams (Blackwater, etc.) are not really trustworthy to do what you send them to do. You would have to have an open bidding process for teams to bid on the job. And a comprehensive contract so they do exactly what you want them to do.

See What the government is Spending?

My way (see above)

My way (see above) is much more expensive and will require many more men and resources. And of course it would serve no positive purpose. It's most likely the approach the Obama admin is considering as we type.

Aw, gopro cams on a mission,

Aw, gopro cams on a mission, now that would utterly kickass! I am absolutly sure that if someone spread this idea, it would gain traction

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Of course!

The proper role of the us government is to extract money from its citizens and police the world. Haven't you read the constitution? Don't you want to be free?

They hate us because we have

They hate us because we have hamburgers.

and they also hate puppies,

and they also hate puppies, and if you don't want to bomb them that means you hate puppies too. Now excuse me while I go find some elderly ladies to go rob.

Damn right

They kidnapped the girls because they hate America cuz were awesome and they're jealous.

Jealous people are the worst.

Jealous people are the worst. They should all be rounded up and harshly criticized.