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When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign, #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum purchases from Nigeria to zero, plunging the nation’s economy into turmoil and raising concerns about its ability to fund its battle against the terrorists. Nigeria responded by cancelling a military training agreement between the two countries.

The Nigerian presidential election is coming up Saturday, March 28, 2015. AKPD, the political consulting group founded by Obama confidante David Axelrod, is assisting Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim presidential candidate from Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram was spawned and wields the most influence. Buhari is well-known throughout the country, having led as “Head-of-State” following a military coup in 1983. He was dislodged following another coup in 1985.

Democracy is a recent phenomenon in Nigeria. With the exception of two short periods from its independence in 1960 to 1966, and the second republic from 1979 to 1983, the country was ruled by a string of military dictatorships between 1966 and 1999.

Under the All Progressives Congress (APC) banner, Buhari is putting up a stiff challenge to the sitting president, Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan who hails from Nigeria’s Christian south. Buhari was also the North’s presidential candidate in the last election held in 2011.

Axelrod is credited as the force behind President Obama’s election victories in 2008 and 2012. He served as Obama’s Senior Advisor until 2011. A well-placed Nigerian interviewed for this report who asked to remain unidentified says that influential Nigerians within and outside the government believe Obama deliberately undermined the war effort and sabotaged the Nigerian economy to make President Jonathan appear weak and ineffectual, and thus bolster the electoral prospects for AKPD’s client, Buhari.

The prominent daily Nigerian Tribune cites an activist group, Move on Nigeria, complaining that the U.S. is fueling tension in Nigeria and has “continued to publicly magnify every challenge of the Nigerian government.”

An anti-Buhari Nigerian blogger writing in the Western Post went further:

In the last year, Nigeria sought aid from the White House for many initiatives, including the fight against Boko Haram.

The Obama administration refused to do anything but play [sic] lip service to Nigeria’s requests. However, it used public and private channels to internationally magnify every failure Nigeria’s government experienced.

In the last year, since the involvement of Axelrod’s firm, relations between the two nations have significantly deteriorated, with the US refusing to sell arms to Nigeria, a significant reduction in the purchase of Nigeria’s oil, and the cancellation of a military training agreement between Nigeria and the USA.

In turn, the Buhari-led Nigerian opposition used the U.S. government’s position as validation for their claim that the Nigerian government was a failure.

Nigerian officials seeking to purchase weapons, especially Cobra attack helicopters, were outraged at Obama’s refusal to allow these transactions. Nigeria’s ambassador to the U.S., Professor Adebowale Adefuye, stated publicly that:

The U.S. government has up till today refused to grant Nigeria’s request to purchase lethal equipment that would have brought down the terrorists within a short time on the basis of the allegations that Nigeria’s defence forces have been violating human rights of Boko Haram suspects when captured or arrested.

We find it difficult to understand how and why, in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria, with their sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram should be expanding and becoming more deadly.

Another official quoted in the Nigerian newspaper ThisDay, stated:

The U.S. government has frustrated Nigeria all the way in our war against terrorism despite its public statements in support of Nigeria, as it fights the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east… They want us to fight Boko Haram with our arms tied to our backs.

They have blocked us from procuring the helicopters and would not provide us with intelligence despite the fact that they have several drones and sophisticated aircraft overflying the North-east of Nigeria from bases in Niger and Chad where the Boko Haram fighters and movements are clearly in their sights.

Retired Col. Abubakar Umar, a former military governor, concluded that the Americans “have decided to turn a blind eye to what is happening in Nigeria.”

Former Head-of-State, Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon publicly stated last November that America is no friend of Nigeria.

After exhausting all avenues, the Nigerian government finally turned to Russia, China and the black market to obtain needed arms, and as a result has gone aggressively on the offensive against Boko Haram, retaking some 40 towns occupied by the group and killing at least 500 terrorists. According to recent accounts, Boko Haram has gone to ground in the northeastern border regions. But whereas the border states of Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon formerly took a hands-off approach, they have now joined in the effort to destroy the group, pledging a total of 8,700 troops. Most recently, Boko Haram has been cleared of its northeastern strongholds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

U.S. Excuses

The Obama administration has said it is barred from supplying weapons by the so-called Leahy Amendment which forbids foreign states that have committed “gross human rights violations” from receiving military aid. However this did not stop the U.S. from sending Special Forces to Uganda—another country accused of such violations—to assist in capturing Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. Nor did it prevent Obama from supporting al Qaeda-linked rebel groups in Libya, who later went on to attack the Benghazi mission, and have now joined ISIS. The Syrian “moderates” the administration claimed to back are also allegedly joining with ISIS.

In fact, Obama supported the Islamic radicals who destabilized states throughout the Middle East, including Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, and did little to prevent Iranian-backed Shiites from overthrowing Yemen—a key ally in the War on Terror. And despite claims that the U.S. “does not negotiate with terrorists,” the administration did so in secret with the Taliban for years, most notoriously over the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

The U.S. State Department is currently negotiating a deal that will enable Iran to obtain the bomb, and it just declared that Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, are not terrorists. The administration even claims Iran has been an ally in the War on Terror! Finally, Axelrod’s client, Buhari, has been accused of human rights abuses during his time as chief-of-state.

To top it off, Secretary of State John Kerry made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election. If the U.S. was so concerned about human rights violations, how could a mere election change that? Given the perception that Buhari has Obama’s implicit support, this sends an unmistakable message.

The administration also rationalized its decision to cut purchases of Nigerian oil by claiming that output from domestic oil fracking has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil. But that begs the question: why have U.S. oil imports from other nations increased at the same time? Nigeria was formerly among America’s top five oil supplying countries, and America its largest customer. Nigeria relies on oil revenues for 70 percent of its budget. America’s decision to look elsewhere has been catastrophic for Nigeria’s economy.

A Deutsche Bank analyst noted that the decline in Nigeria’s oil sales to America “proceeded much faster than for the U.S.’ other major suppliers,” and concluded that singling Nigeria out this way had to be driven by politics.

Nigeria is not the only country where Obama is using oil as a foreign policy weapon. The U.S. has not renewed its 35-year-old agreement with Israel to provide emergency supplies of oil, despite booming U.S. oil production. The agreement expired in November 2014. At the time, the State Department claimed to be working on renewing the agreement, but has yet to do so.

U.S. Media AWOL

There is not a single article mentioning Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari in any U.S. “mainstream” media outlet. Only the Washington Free Beacon ran a story.

A Google search of “New York Times, Nigeria, Axelrod,” found only one Times article titled Nigerian Soldiers Noticeably Absent in Town Taken from Boko Haram. There was no mention of Axelrod or his relationship to Nigeria’s Muslim candidate, Buhari. Rather, it criticized Nigeria’s participation in the recent multi-country effort to remove Boko Haram from its northeastern Nigerian holdouts, quoting Chadian foreign minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who said, “The Nigerian Army has not succeeded in facing up to Boko Haram.”

There are however, many flattering articles about Axelrod, like the Times review of his book, Believer.

NBC News reported on the oil issue, quoting Peter Pham, the Atlantic Council’s director of its Africa Program, who characterized it as “a sea change in [Nigeria’s] relations with the United States, a sea change in its geopolitical position in the world.”

NBC also noted Nigerian ambassador Adefuye’s complaint about U.S. refusal to provide weapons to Nigeria, and how both issues impacted Nigeria’s ability to fight Boko Haram—but there was no mention of Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari.

Buhari Connected to Boko Haram?

Boko Haram is a virulently anti-Western Islamist movement. Its name, roughly translated, means “fake education is forbidden,” but in practice the term “fake” refers to Western education. It was founded in 2002 by Mohammed Yusuf, a Salafist preacher who created a school to provide an Islamic alternative to Westernized schools. Over time it became a recruiting tool for Boko Haram fighters. The group envisions creating an Islamic caliphate throughout Africa. Yusuf was killed by police in a 2009 uprising, and was replaced by Abubakar Shekau, who recently pledged the group’s alliance with ISIS. Let’s review just what kind of monsters these Boko Haram terrorists are:

Certain Buhari supporters such as Ango Abdullahi of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), have been accused of tacitly supporting Boko Haram, and Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has linked Buhari himself with the terrorists. The alleged connection however, is an open question. In 2013, Buhari protested a government crackdown on the group. In 2012, Boko Haram nominated Buhari as one of six mediators in negotiations with the government over a proposed ceasefire. In 2001, Buhari expressed his desire to see Nigeria ruled by Sharia law, saying:

I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria… God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.

However, Boko Haram attempted to assassinate Buhari last year in a suicide bomb attack that killed 82. More recently, the group called both him and Jonathan “Infidels.” For his part, Buhari called the group “bigots masquerading as Muslims.” Buhari also ruthlessly suppressed a similar group, the Maitatsine, during his time as military head-of-state. Buhari’s vice-presidential running mate is a Pentecostal pastor from the south. Similarly, Jonathan picked a Muslim from the north as his number two.

But much violence has surrounded Buhari’s past efforts. Nigeria has a practice of alternating northern and southern rule called zoning. In the 2011 election, Jonathan was president, having ascended from the vice presidency in 2010 following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adau, a northerner. Some Northern politicians believed that Buhari should have assumed the presidency in 2011.

Abdullahi and others, at that time, threatened violence if Buhari wasn’t elected. Buhari himself refused to condemn violence. This was universally interpreted as encouragement from Buhari. Within hours of Jonathan’s election—what was believed to be one of Nigeria’s historically fairest—Buhari’s Muslim supporters took to the streets, attacking Jonathan supporters with machetes and knives. Following Jonathan’s inauguration, Boko Haram launched a wave of bombings, killing and wounding dozens. An estimated 800 people died in the post-election violence in the Muslim north.

A prominent Nigerian deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, who recently abandoned the APC to join Jonathan’s PDP, called the APC “a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in the robes of pretence and deceit.”

Embarrassed by the kidnapping and the perceived association between Buhari’s supporters and Boko Haram, AKPD claimed that they discontinued work for Buhari in early 2014. However, The Washington Free Beacon has unearthed emails showing that they continued to quietly aid APC into at least January of this year.

Their campaign appears to have been successful. While Nigerian election polls are conflicting, the most recent one projects Buhari the winner by a wide margin. Not surprisingly, the reasons cited for Jonathan’s unpopularity include the perception that he is weak and ineffectual against Boko Haram, and that the economy is in a sorry state. Nigerians have taken to calling the president “Bad Luck” Jonathan.

Nigeria’s Critical Role and U.S. Policy Failures

Most Americans are unaware of the critical role Nigeria plays in African politics. In addition to being Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria is also the continent’s most populous nation, with an estimated 162 million people, and is home to approximately 12.5 percent of the world’s total black population. Additionally, Nigerian Americans are very productive and well represented in the fields of medicine, sports, engineering, and academics. Annual remittances are $21 billion, with America providing the largest proportion. It is ironic at best that America’s so-called “first black president” is alienating such a nation, especially given its powerful influence throughout Africa.

Because of Obama, America is losing allies the world over. Despite his so-called outreach to “the Muslim world,” the few Muslim allies America has are calling him out. For example, observe the unprecedented spectacle of Arabs cheering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the U.S. Congress. Columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj of the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah, called Obama “the worst president in American history.” The only Muslims Obama seems to like are those who hate America, and he is going out of his way to court them, come what may.




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Comments

  • Cathy Trauernicht

    Now we know what happened to Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

  • Ace

    Excellent article, Mr. Simpson. You have unearthed another effort by Obama to back stab its allies around the world. If there’s a way for Obama to make things come out plain backward so far as American interests are concerned, he will find that way. Who is this freak?

  • James Simpson

    Thanks.

  • Marla Hughes

    I hope this gets wide distribution Mr. Simpson. I’m certainly going to do my share. *We* are the journalists now.

  • Marshall Goodman

    Again, where is the U.S. military!? They should be disassembling the most dangerous administration in U.S. history. Instead, our Armed Forces have abdicated their sworn duties to protect our country’s citizens and Constitution. Until they do that, the root causes and insanity unfolding worldwide is only going to accelerate. To them, as it was with Lenin, peace is defined as the absence of resistance to socialism (and now Islam with its an adjunct global military operations.)

  • stlouisix

    The reason why Obama turns a blind eye and a deaf ear toward evil in the
    world is because diabolic Obama is too busy promoting it which is a
    seminal fact that the traitorous GOPE RINO leadership under Boehner and
    McConnell couldn’t care less about in being Obama enablers
    extraordinaire!

  • James Simpson

    Thanks Marla!

  • PI by Nature

    At the same time, Nigerians need to demand competent government who is worthy of American help and aid. Goodluck Jonathan has demonstrated that he cannot be trusted, as he has blown chance after chance to rein in Boko Haram…most notably last spring in what has to be a last straw. Buhari is terrible, but the only positive thing that Goodluck Jonathan can say is that he is not Muslim. The past aid he got should have been sufficient. At some point, losses must be cut.

  • John Cunningham

    Should anyone doubt his intentions? He hates all Colonial Nations like Britain, France, and Germany. He loves the Muslim Brotherhood and is trying his damn est to hand over the Middle East to Iran. He doesn’t answer for his treachery because even when he does a news conference he has already a hand sellected list who to ask a question of. Even though he was elected twice, no doubt we are living a Coup. Probably the first in History that was elected. Oh wait a minute. Hitler was elected too and look how that turned out.

  • Larry Sparks

    Obama has destroyed 250 years of trust and influence in Europe, Africa and Middle East nations. This pro Muslim President does not care about America, Obama’s primary goal is about destroying the economic and military power of this country in every possible way.

  • joshuasweet

    very well written Mister Simpson. are there any connections to Obama’s Muslim brotherhood cohorts position in the region and how Obama is pursuing this?

  • Okwudili

    I am glad this information is getting to the western media. It’s an open knowledge to us Nigerians that Obama is supporting boko haram to overthrow the government of Nigeria via APC the political wing of boko haram.

    The only one impression I will like to correct on the report is to make clear the fact that the Boko Haram attack on Buhari was a phantom attack clearly designed by Buhari and his handlers to give the impression that Boko Haram are after Buhari. It should also be recalled that Boko Haram appointed buhari as their chief negotiator against the government, of course such nomination speaks volume of the level of involvement between Buhari and the Boko Haram.

    Thank you Mr. James Simpson for the wonderful report.

  • Babatunde O. Gbadamosi

    James, you’re one of the last few honest journalists left in the west. The rest are beholden to one special interest or the other. That’s why they ignore the truth and celebrate falsehood with gusts.

    Everything you’ve written here is true, except the Buhari Boko Haram “aattack”. Get this: The vehicle he’she’s travelling in, anew armored Toyota Landcruiser, is apparently shot at, or bombed, depending on wwho’s telling you the story, and out steps our intrepid geriatric general, who proceeds to wave at cheering admirers who suddenly throng the scene of a “bombing” (shouldn’t they be running away from it, knowing Boko Haram’s MO of detonating two bombs, minutes apart?).

    And, oh, by the way, all this was conveniently caught on tape by an “innocent bystander” too. Tape’sso on YouTube, I think.

  • GabUm2

    Truly inexplicable to me, how the US under Mr. Obama failed to act supportively of the Nigerian Government and Army in the fight against Boko Haram. I have tried to rationalize this by supposing that very rich and well connected Nigerian Muslims who are supportive of Boko Haram managed to win the lobby war and access to Mr. Obama. Perhaps, through this Mr. Axelrod. This presents a very dangerous turning point and is a disservice to all lovers of democracy and freedoms. To think that a Mr.Buhari is being repackaged here in Nigeria to deceive the unwary by an American firm is a case of love of dollars over common sense. Disgusting!

  • scorpiannes

    Problem is…everyone ASSUMES Obama makes the decisions. Obama can’t do anything about it. He does as he is told or else..its truly that simple. Find the snakes head and cut it off….Obama is the rattle

  • James Simpson

    Thanks Babatunde. Appreciate your comments. Re assassination attempt, I will check that out. Reports did say 82 killed. That is difficult to ignore. But I will look for the video.

  • James Simpson

    Thanks for the comments. I will look into that.

  • Tiger184

    It is inconceivable how much blood of innocents is on the hands of the man that is currently occupying the people’s White House.

  • umolu

    Good talk. If Nigeria is well run to start with, there would be no need for aid from any country. Right now it is a country that is between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  • Mohammed Jassim

    It should also be recorded that Buhari once called the attack on Boko Haram was an attack on the north,he also called for the government to grant them amnesty.I am so glad that the western world is beginning to see it from the perspective of positive minded Nigerians,but as God would have it,the popularity of President Jonathan is growing everyday,he will win this election by a landslide ,The Obama’s administration will be put to shame again just like the Israelis did.

  • ben afflect

    Bla bla bla … Just buy from china and russia .. They have drones and sophisticated weapons .. The Yankeez can suck my balls ….

  • ubpng

    This guy called Obama is a Devil’s tool, its has been said many many times but now am convinced. Nice article, its reveling.

  • Jochen Peiper

    The Nigerians have hired military advisors from the old South African Defence Force, who are masters at COIN operations to train their army and fly their aircraft. The involvement of these South African soldiers is part of the reason Nigerian forces have been able to take the offensive against the Boko Haram terrorists. If Nigeria has to resort to private security companies to fight terrorism whilst the US government does not permit assitance to a democratic free nation fighting a religious terrorists, then one has to ask whether the US administration actually servies freedom and liberty and democracy worldwide. The answer undoubtedly has to be not.

  • James Simpson

    Not sure Joshua

  • Paper Publication

    Yes, it was a staged Boko Haram attack on Buhari. See how he walked out to talk to street boys who supposedly placed the explosive.

  • deji

    Was it Obama that entered into or asked the Nigerian government to enter into a fake ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram. This government did not handle Boko Haram well and needs no sympathy. They have been so ridiculous and are just looking for someone to blame

  • Okwudili

    Nigeria is not a beggar country on the contrary it’s the rich western politicians and business people that connives with the Islamic elements and born to rules in Nigeria to rape the country’s economy using fake companies as their front.

  • Okey

    Thorough, well researched and written. Kudos

  • kay

    Thank you for making the entire World the position Obama led administration in Nigeria crises. Full of pretense

  • kay

    What a pretense showcase!

  • Ncheqube Solomon Ndujequ

    An Igbo Proverb says “the crowd is always capable of taking in the excesses of one man, but one man can’t take in the excesses of the crowd”. America and Obama should take note.

  • kay

    Deji you got it wrong. Its good to make ceasefire attempt, now govt can justify her WAR against BH.

  • Ncheqube Solomon Ndujequ

    Not to forget how it was convenient for Obama’s administration to predict a possible disintegration of Nigeria as from 2015, such information that should be guarded as classified was easily traced to the one country the world once hold with great respect.

  • ekewa 1

    I am very happy that there are people like you on earth. It’s also a thing of joy, that finally the world gets to here the other side of our story.

    We have been on edge here for sometime now, and it didn’t start until new filtered out a few years ago that America’s cia predicted nigeria might split in 2015. To understand how this affected us,you will need to appreciate the way we see the United States. Putting it literary we worship that country. Everything we do here is fashioned after the pictures we see from that country. And I mean everything. Infact it’s so deep that some of us actually react to issues the way we believe America or an American will behave.

    So you can imagine how devastated we were when news filtered out that the same nation refused us help in our steepest most dangerous hours.

    Clearly there is a clandestine motive involved, pls note that the same thing happened in the only civil war we’ve ever experienced in this country. Even if that was excusable, this isn’t. So was the way we were treated during the brief attack of Ebola in our country. We always turn to America, we always come back destroyed emotionally and psychologically.

    I’ll tell you the feelings on the streets of my country now, people have lost all respect for that country. Yes we still love the American people, but I can assure you the same does not apply to their govt.

    Anyway, I appreciate you and your story, but, (it would be nice, judging by the kind of freedom you enjoy in your country), if you can clear the air, and find for us, why obama foreign policy, hates us so..

  • ekewa 1

    From your submission, if you’re allowed time, I’m certain you’d be able to link Mr. James here to some thousand of dollars or millions depending on how deep your imagination works, collected and dully received from our govt? Right?

    Who are you? And how deep does your hatred for your country run? That is if truly you’re Nigerian,as suggested by your name?

    Must you always believe the worst about your nation? It really doesn’t take a genius to read between the lines, all it requires is an open mind.

    Thank you Mr Simpson. If you ever come to Nigeria, contact me. I’ll try to make your stay here as comfortable as my meagre income allows. God bless you

  • Ekene

    Thank you James. In fact, you did a thorough research on this issue. Meanwhile, it was few people that were kill and not up to 80, in the framed Boko Haram attack on Buhari. A few others sustained injury with some of the vehicles damaged. I’ve had my doubt since that incident. I believe the whole thing was stage managed. Keep up the good work.

  • tj

    James Simpson, a big thanks for this eye opening article about our relationship with U.S. How I wished this article had been written earlier. Yet, it will still do its bidding of enlightenment.

  • James Simpson

    Thanks Ekewa! I will remember that.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Your Rand Paul and other libertarians in congress vote against Sanctions in Iran, and stated Iran is not a threat and has a right to have nuclear weapons.
    Rand Paul also supports Obama’s Cuban agenda. Rand Paul pushing for Amnesty, pathway to citizenship, is against e verify, and the list goes on.
    Boehner and McConnell, the Conservative Republicans have opposite views.
    I guess you are still ticked off that Boehner had BIBI speak to congress.

  • Osondu

    Thank you very much Mr Simpson, for your wonderful write-up. I knew it right from the beginning of this “yes,we can”nonsense that Obama was a radical Muslim. Americans were suprisingly decieved by this Islamic terrorist called Barrack Obama. His father was a communist and a Muslim. He grew up with Islamic step-father,so what did Americans expect from such a president?

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    You forget, the military is sworn to obey the Commander-in-Chief.

    They are not allowed to make political decisions or engage in politics. We have a House, Senate and 50 Governors who should be doing that.

  • Rationalist

    Six reasons why our so-called “Christian” president is dragging his feet against islam..

    #1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

    #2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

    #5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

    #6 “Islam has always been part of America”

    #11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

    # 100 “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an
    ugly direction.”

    Don’t forget, folks – he really IS a muslim…

  • James, Please do not take this as a criticism of your valuable article. But the reason why Obama is trying to oust Goodluck Jonathan is of paramount importance. I don’t know if you have studied Islam, read the Qur’an and Hadith, but it is all there. Muslims will view the Islamic takeover of Nigeria and then of Africa as proof of Allah’s power and this will Muslims by the hundreds of millions for the Global Caliphate. There is much more at stake here than most people realize or will admit. Christian Nigeria must survive and if we look at six years under Obama, a strong Christian Nigeria is not part of his plan.

    Although Mr.Simpson wrote a fairly competent article, he failed to answer the most important question. Why is Obama doing this to Nigeria? As a journalist who specializes in Islam and Jihad and the Middle East conflict, I will have to provide the most important piece of the puzzle and the answer is really quite simple.

    As the author said, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation. Of the 160 million Nigerians, more than 80 million are CHRISTIANS.

    Islamists consider Nigeria to key to spreading Islam and strict Sharia Law to the entire African continent. The jihadi supremacists consider Nigeria and its 80 million Christians the final obstacle in their domination of all of Africa. If Nigeria falls, then there will be little left to stop the forces of Jihad from making Islam the only religion allowed for every single person in every single African nation.

    Africa is an important step on the way to a global Caliphate with Islam and Sharia Law the only religion and the sole source of laws for religion, politics, finance, social and family life, culture, and legal decisions. Every moment of human life from the cradle to the grave and beyond will be controlled and regulated by Sharia Law as the hammer of Islam to force compliance and eliminate any and all dissent.

    An Islamic Africa will become the ultimate recruiting tool for the Global Caliphate, which will say to the 1.5 billion Muslims on this planet, “Allah has given us Africa. How can you reject the Caliphate and Allah’s victory over the Infidels.”

    AND IT WILL WORK. Hundreds of millions of uncommitted Muslims will join the Caliphate and the final clash of civilizations will begin.

    Think I am wrong? History, the Qur’an, 1400 years of violent Jihad, and 270 million dead non-Muslims at the hands of Islamic armies proves I am right.

    Islam”s final push for world domination has begun and humanity will suffer in ways you can not begin to imagine if evil men like Barack Hussein Obama continue to lie to the world and remain as respected leaders of powerful nations. You are being betrayed and abandoned to a life of he ll on earth. It is time to become a defender of freedom.

  • Read my comment directly above yours Rationalist.

  • alex

    Just reading this,quite revealing.I also think u should look into the activities of 2 online media blogs,sahara reporters and premium times,in relation to your story.I strongly suspect that there is more to them than blogging.

  • David Mesa

    What does Obama gain from all this? Isn’t he a born again Christian? Or, was it a lie? A liar the President of USA? Where will he lead his country? Why the Americans of the US keeping quiet? Are they pro-Islamists too? Or, are they under fear of Islamist reprisals? God save USA and her citizens!

  • David Mesa

    Pushed under the carpet of the Oval office.

  • David Mesa

    Why are you forgetting Kerry the accomplice?

  • QuantizedDude00

    Surely if this is true, then it is a huge mistake. The US administration should know elections in Nigeria are not decided on pages of newspapers and social media. Goodluck Johnathan might be the weak leader but his area produces all the wealth required to run Nigeria. Anyone voting for Buhari or supporting this very dictator who knows nothing about democracy is crazy in every sense of it. It is utter hypocrisy if the Obama administration is supporting Buhari, since he has no experience in democracy or democratic institutions. I believe Nigerians will be well with the devil they already know. In any case, credit to the Nigerian military to do their stuff their way, I wonder why they need US weapons by the way….they have got partners from all over the world.

  • David Mesa

    Wolff Bachner, that’s is an exquisite review. My question is what are the Americans in the US doing? Have they been castrated? Has the police force fallen to this excuse of a president?

  • David Mesa

    Islam will collapse and Satan will cease. As for Obama, haven’t you heard, he said he is a born again Christian? If you believe ‘Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance’, you sound like some one in a trance, oblivious to facts of history. God save you.

  • frank

    Why is everyone so leery of calling Obama what his actions label him to be? A closet Muslim with one agenda that overrides all else…..

  • John Cunningham

    John Kerry is all about his place in History. Just like his boss Barack Obama. Imagine if Kerry had won in 2004? Then again if Kerry had of won in 2004, we wouldn’t have Barack Obama today. History is a strange bed fellow!

  • Gary

    Mr. Simpson, that is one briliant piece of investigative journalism. I would venture say less than 1% of the mainstream media members today would even know where to start to assemble a work like that, much less produce it..

    The enemy is most definitely within. Axelrod helped unleash the enemy via his friends at the Chicago Tribune back when the enemy was running for State and then U.S. Senate seats. Axelrod portrays himself as righteous. Why does Axelrod even have that client at all? When is America, when are the shills in the media going to realize the enemy is within?

  • Gary

    Kerry was lying most recently about the atrocities he claims took place in by us in Iraq. He’s adept about claiming U.S. military atrocities whilst ignoring all else.

  • Gary

    obama is trying to simultaneously further dumb down the masses whilst engulfing them in free stuff for nothing, Obedient, knowledgable citizens are frozen in either disbelief or the inability to act. We are doomed unless Boehner and McConnell throw caution to the wind, recant their “no impeachment” statements and start the hearings on Monday, telling the press to shove it, that the articles for doing so are there and the nation’s survival is at risk. Seriously. The usurper fraud is not American. Not at all.

  • xkizer

    Premium Times is owned by Bola Tinubu, the founder and sponsor of APC (Buhari’s party), and Sahara Reporter is the APC’s media partner.

  • John Cunningham

    Kerry was perfect for Obama and his diabolical desire to take America down. Kerry is a pathological liar and has always been. When he lost a very close election to Bush it sent him over the edge and, he was a very bitter man. Barack Obama loves people like him. Isn’t it amazing that just like Hitler finding the worst of the worst to help him run his Nazi Party, so to has Barack Obama. What I want to knowis why the Republican Party hasn’t made up a deck of cards like was done with Saddam Husein?

  • Rationalist

    good comment !
    God is still on His throne and Jesus is coming back soon – Maranatha !

  • Rationalist

    Did you even read my comment or did you immediately start writing without thinking…?

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    Historical, and very typical, responses of communists who have infiltrated the U.S. government. It’s the exact same type of sabotage the U.S. did to nationalists in Cuba, Liberia, China, and so on. It is not the response of decision makers who are acting in accordance with the founding principles of our nation to obstruct giving arms to western (Christian) nationalists. It is not rocket science: if our government is withholding arms from the resistors, then they are giving aid to the communists. It is that simple. What does one have to do, draw a picture for the American people? It is so easy to spot, that it is amazing that the same modus operandi has been used for so long without being challenged.

  • Judepolitics

    Obama is a disgrace ….. Never taught I’ll say things ….He is the first black president and he blew it. Has done absolutely nothing for Black Africa. #Shame

  • Daniel1201

    He is the forerunner of the Islamic mahdi. I pity America and the world.

  • HILLY THOMAS

    Thank you James Simpson for this article. I forwarded it to all the doubting thomases who are clueless of what the Obama administration is doing in Nigeria.

  • Motunrayo Adeyoju

    You people here are the ones responsible for war and disaffection all over the world,appearing to fight the cause of Christ but denying the power of Christ.
    Nigerians have unanimously elected Buhari because of the lawlessness in our land and the failure of the government to provide basic social amenities.

  • audwq

    lip service only! He treated Jonathan just like Bibi in Israel, but Bibi won re-election despite efforts who were former campaign organizers for O. Not so fortunate in Nigeria. Now that country will be another terrorist nation.

  • Jim Aroyo

    How much of this article is pure untruth? In the right wing Christofascist opinion, probably none. In reality, much of it.

  • Jim Aroyo

    The Bush rattle ended on January 20, 2009.

  • erneeh

    Truely, Obama Isnt a friend of Nigeria

  • Obed

    How can you falsify event that openly happened? The attack on Buhari was carefully orchestrated. It was staged managed using poor people so that he will garner sympathy. No one ever shoot Buhari and stop misinforming the public here . Buhari used violence, threats and killings of masses to be elected as president but it is not yet Uhuru. We are monitoring the situation! Never again and Never again we allow foreigners to come and dictate our future for us. No tribe or religion has monopoly of violence.

  • Harry

    All crap! I don’t particularly like Obama. Neither do I though a Christian from South of Nigeria believe PDP and Jonathan had any good intentions about Nigeria. It is probably through some elements in Nigeria out of their own selfish interest funded and supported BH to upset the status quo so they could destabilize the government – which by the way was already going on like a rudderless ship. It is also presumptuous to postulate that the agenda of Islamization of Nigeria is being furthered by Obama’s inaction or whatever. Honestly God does not need any man to do His job if indeed He is God which I believe He is. So stop berating external agencies for Nigeria’s own problems. I believe this article was paid for and does not in any way represent the Truth.

  • Thomas Ajah

    this is news behind the news…James Simpson, you are the man!!! keep up the work of distilling the truth out of many lies mainstream media feeds the world…Michelle’s #bringbackourgirls campaign was nothing but a red herring! face to the palm…OBAMAS!!!

  • onyenduzi

    A mixture of truth, outright falsehoods, twisting of facts, deliberate mischief, lack of proper understanding of the issues and ethnic / religious baiting. I am a Christian.

  • Highly-Favoured

    This article sounds so convincing. I believe it. May God save us from back stabbers.

  • Louise South

    Please share with us the facts you have that demonstrate ‘pure untruth’ of this article? Christofascim? Solle developed this philosophy growing up in Nazi Germany–understandable. A little far-fetched to apply it to 99% of Christians today. In reality, that is.

  • Jim Aroyo

    Do some research on Rafael Cruz (Ted Cruz’s father), then get back to me. He’s a Christian Dominionist, basically the same as a Christofascist.

  • Louise South

    How does he represent rampant Christofascism in this country?

  • Jim Aroyo

    Huh? He has many, many, many supporters. And, he’ll have more if his son Ted wins the nomination.

  • Nubian

    The so-called assassination attempt was a ruse.

    Thank you for the well-written article. It is sad that Nigeria is being used as a pawn in the power games of certain quarters.

  • BenAbraham

    Dear James, one could see that you attempted to be balanced when you pointed the reader to the assassination attempt on Buhari…I do think that Obama is your problem; Nigeria just happens to be in your cross airs.

    As one who has closely followed goings on in Nigeria for a long time, I can state, without fear of contradiction, that the narrative panned to Western analysts, especially from those close to the rulers, is a bunch of nonsense. Now that Buhari has been voted in as President, even by more than half of the ‘christian South,’ i hope that analysts will take a second look at their assumptions.

    Truth be told, Nigeria does not need intelligence from the US or anywhere else to know who the sponsors, financiers and the foot soldiers of Boko Haram are. And, if things are what they seem, why would Nigeria with a standing Army need to import arms to defeat an outfit of about 7,000 active fighting young men that came to being just about 10 years ago? Why is Nigeria now able to rout the same group without those indispensable American weapons? Nigeria has always known where to buy weapons when she needs to. That has always been so. This is not the first time that Nigeria has had differences with America. The truth about Boko Haram, stranger than fiction, is very well known within Nigeria. It is not pretty; it is not as simple as articles would have us believe.

    Let me put things this way: A majority of ordinary Nigerians don’t actually care for Sharia. That a majority of Southern ‘Christians’ voted for Muhammadu Buhari a Northern Muslim and against Jonathan a Southern Christian tells you a lot. The lot that call themselves ‘christian’ could not be recognized as such by other Christians They preferred a Muslim!

    Politics in Nigeria have to do with very basic things, items which have been settled in the West for ages. Nigerians could not be bothered about same sex issues no matter who brought it up — not even the Pope. It’s a different culture. On who was advising Buhari, did Lanny Davis’ firm not advise Goodluck Jonathan too? What should we read into that: the Clintons were for bad government? That outgoing government was so dysfunctional, most Westerners would not believe, even if proof were proffered.

    I don’t believe that I’ll sway you on Obama. This is what I have to say: May your days be long as the days of heaven on earth; you will find someday that many people will realize that in being pre-disposed to Obama’s so-called evil intent, they missed the day of their visitation. May we all live long enough to know.

  • Frances Akinyosola

    You must revisit the word unanimous. 46 percent of voter voted against him

  • Julie Harbinger

    Kaffirs keep on selling out their souls and their countries to the devil, for a bit of self enrichment. Muslims know how easy it is to buy a kaffir’s services, they do it all the time. It is known, for example, that muslim govts will pay media houses and journalists to publish positive articles about them and islam.

    I think obama hates christians, like most anti christ muslims do. Ideology drives people to do these kinds of things. But then again, why is Obama the only one making all these decisions. Is America ruled by a Dictator?

  • Julie Harbinger

    So sad, a terrible thing that the christians in the south will now come under extreme attack, just like those living in the north have been.

  • Julie Harbinger

    So, these things are voted on in Congress, are they not? Surely, the people who are involved in this decision can be named and their report made public.

  • Julie Harbinger

    Ted Cruz for president.

  • Julie Harbinger

    islam does take the monopoly in violence, and so do the hausa-fulani.

  • Austin

    We might better ask “Where Is The Congress”…since they are supposed to be a third of the ruling apparatus of the US. And they have the power of impeachment, which, it seems more evident every single day, is long overdue for this, the worst President in US history.

    Even considering Carter, and a few from the early to late 19th century, Obama has no rivals. He leads the field by a complete overlap, and shows no signs of restraining his inbred animosities against those he hates.

    12 years in Muslimland, plus 20 years as the right ear of the America hater Wright, plus surrounding himself with, as his closest advisors and confidants, anarchists, former terrorists, rabidly indoctrinated ultra-left wingers…and to smooth it all together in one unholy mess, a collection of those who failed n other fields.

    Phew…… it stinks beyond bearing.

  • Peniel Chigbu

    Let us see if their goal to approve GAY in Nigeria will work under Buhari Gov, that is what all are waiting and if done Buhari will be kicked out.

  • Gary Glenn

    Most political trained minds, especially
    following the wealth of information on the web news, could see what is
    happening in Burundi & Africa in general. Neocolonialists France, Belgium
    and the rightist nations inside the EU are lurking around the whole of Africa
    and the fine nation of Burundi, looking for political in roads to destabilize
    Africa. Especially, for the more short range purpose of creating war in the
    northern African states in order to break them off from the southern African
    states, thus with this short range agenda; to try to split the African Union.
    Note, after a recent bombing in Burundi here is what a medical doctor said
    regarding his local area:

    Dr Philbert Sendegeye, the medical director at
    the hospital, said he was “astounded” by the attack {bombing}.
    “There are no divisions here.”

    Per France’s connection to the Burundi situation, and given France’s and the EU’’ behavior toward Africa recently, thus, not excluding the immature polity of the UN, per its one sided arrest attempts of African presidents – this suggest that these outside forces are behind the bombings. Though its clear Africans, like any other will have differences of approaches in one or two cases, but will work through it.

    In political analysis, its obviously that the western powers named above picked the peace seeking organization, then assassinated their leader, Zedi Feruzi of the Union for Peace & Development. This is within the agenda of
    destabilization for France and western rightist nation to do this. Obvious to
    me, EU & France Rightists are working on splitting the African Union in
    two.

    While working hard to keep respect of the African Union, which personifies the stability & peace of Africa, one could see how it would not be in Nkurunziza interest to assassinate the head of Burundi’s organization of peace. However, it would be in France, Belgium and the EU
    rightist nations interest to do so – for destabilization of Burundi, thus
    Africa.

    The style of the Burundi assassination is consistent with western nations “gang-military gorilla attacks, “drive by shootings that has its culture and creation from El Capone, to US street gangs, to George Bush’s South American “Hitler-like death squads and to the assassination of political leaders in Africa as a means of destabilization. Creation of these military styled gangs were a planned creation by western psychologist on behalf of the western right wing agenda. Barack Obama would be excluded from this kind of behavior, he is considered the outsider on this type of agenda by western rightist. That’s not Barack’s forte,’ actually, its beneath his kind of class.

    Western Rightist strategy is to prevent Africa from making smooth democratic transitions, hoping Africa is vulnerable per their plans to depopulate, then over take in the long term. Thus taking every
    opportunity to send in their covert operative gang-militias, trained by
    rightist western private generals. An example is the Black Water Militia that
    operated in Iraq. President Barack banded them, so they do it covertly, but
    with rightist EU support, with certain allies.

    An example of one of Western Rightist operations, would be: have paid militants dress in a soldier’s uniform, create an atrocity, blame it on African governments, then go back into hiding or plain clothing. These are paid assassins or mercenaries. Rightist Western intent here is to create internal conflict inside African States. This is most exact of what happened in Zedi Feruzi’s situation. EU, France and others are obvious minds behind the destabilizing forces that are Boko Herem, Al Shabaab, and Isis
    {Google: General Westley Clark & the creation of Isis}.

    Isis, Boko Herem, El Shabaab are not your normal and Holy Muslims. Boko Herem, Isis and El Shabaab are paid mercenaries of the right wing west, designed to kill unarmed Africans & Middle Easterners to decrease these populations so that Africa & Middle East will eventually be inhabited by Europe.

    However, this would exclude President Barack Obama, he is
    fighting against Isis {all info per, analysis and research }. In clarity, Muslim people in general are good people, same goes for Christian, Jews, traditional Africans, and any other religion.

    It’s the paid mercenaries, paid by the right wing west, who are bombing & shooting. An example method of destabilizing: dressed in the opposition uniform or Government uniform, the mercenaries commit a bombing or shooting, and pretend it’s the Government or the opposition who did the act, in order to start wars. If a country is not careful, then, a country and its
    good people will find itself, mistakenly, retaliating against each other for
    something that Western Rightist mercenaries did.

    I have a degree and have trained in political science, but, this is a strong human message for all of Africa, drawing on our ancient common ancestor, the great Amen or Amenu {Imanu or Imana}. My history tells me he is also Teshay, or Um, Yamen, Hamen, An, Illu, Amankwa, Osirus, Ose, Tzu, Tsa, Hyma, Hama, Nyiama, the mind behind the pyrimids. History also tell me he organized the governance of the first civilization from Africa, India, China to the Aztect, Middle East. The Chinese & Indians called him Hema or Hyma.

    Amen gave the first law {under the name, Hammurabi}. He was Dark in
    skin like chocolate, he was and looked like today’s people of the African
    Union. He learned sailing the seas like his fore parent, the African, Nu {Noah}. His caravan of many ships were teamed with his children, the Khoisan; the Ga people, the Zu-lu; Yoroba; Ibibio; igbo; Berber; Mane-hume; Efe; Nagars; Nuer; Nuba; Xhosa; Saba; Hosa; the Kens {Sans}; the Libu {Libya}; Egypt, Ethiopia [ {Khoisan or Kushan or Kush} ];

    Once the whole land of Africa was called Kush, then, Ethiopia, from the world etiology meaning, origin. Khoisans & Manehum [man} are the oldest in earth, per DNA. Kush is a short version of Khushan {Khoisan}.

    Kush {Blacks} are the beginning man, directly out from the Almighty. Ka or Khoi means soul. All Africans & Diaspora today came out from our common ancestor, Amen {Narmaqua}. Honorable Amen was Abraham’s great great … granddad through his blood line, Eber {Igbo or Hebrew} and through Abraham’s mom, called Amathela. Hon Amen was father of the Khoisan woman, Amathela, and that African Amathela was Abraham’s mom. While Terreh was Abraham’s dad. Hon.

    Amen was Nimrud’s grand dad. Nimrud was Aduduwa’s granddad. Hon. Amen’s great great … grandson, via Amen’s granddaughter, the African-Amethela, her son Abraham blood gave the 12 tribes of Jacob {Hebrew} and Ishmial {Islam}. Hon. Amen taught Africans and all his peoples these basic principals of righteousness.

    To the East Asian he inspired right living as well, however, the world over, all started to interpret his teachings in their own way. In the Middle East, he had an albino child named Mauri, they became a people and several peoples. The Greek, Chinese, India and Aztec civilization in which Amen started with his mauri blood line, they trace back to Amen’s Albino child.

    Everywhere one find pyramids in the earth, that is the path of the Black African Amen, our African fore father. His knowledge was the builder of the pyramids. It was said that he retired in the land of Amenti {Africa, land of the blessed}.

    A unified Africa, meaning an individual nation like Burundi should refuse to let the western rightist divide it into civil war. Also, all the nations of the African Union should remain together, regardless of the variant small differences, as is expected from time to time. African unity is the future of Africa, and is a doable achievement. unified Africa is too high of a price for the west to pay in order to come against Africa. Refuse civil wars, refuse intrastate wars and defend the unity against a Western Rightist: Eugenic-Darwinist Racist Ideology.

    * If one is Christian, Muslim, or Traditional African:

    Note: In that day I saw a number that no man, could name coming together of all nations, in peace {KJV: The Book of Revelations}.

    Note: To this effect – It doesn’t matter which side of the mountain you start to climb, it all leads to the same point at the top-Almighty God, some call him, Allah {The Quran}.

    Note: As for the traditional African, yours are the origin of all religions today, AMEN. You, and all Africans, are the first, directly made out from the Almighty God {Psalms 87 }.

    Note: Newsweek Magazine January 11, 1988, tittle: “In Search of Eve,” the magazine published a story on a collection of many highly skilled scientists who put together a works that traced the DNA of all races of people – to find that the Black African was first population and a highly civilized man { One should back-order the exacted magazine for reference in order to avoid any possible, purposed, misinformation done by those who have been hiding this information}.

    Quick final note, President Obama has a congress who is highly influenced by the right wing oil funds of the republican party, Obama has to politic to get anything done. Certain treaties and laws binds him, when these republicans use those laws against him, of course, as in the case of supplying Nigeria. When it comes to some other nations, the republicans don’t get in his way. So Obama tries to use politics to get things done. Sometimes he comes short.

    President Jonathan was very wise to reset his contractual agreements with the US, getting arms from Russia or China, as the US political system is very divided. Its not Obama’s fought, some say its the racism deeply entrenched within the right wing republicans’ apparatus. I’m inclined to agree {Obama is Black}. Of course, not all are racist.

    The rightist, George Bush network is trainer & creator of Isis. And Isis came out from Al Qeada; in which republicans created earlier. Isis goes after oil wells, thus George Bush network is still at work in the oil business. France is connected to this right wing network, as well as some EU and Some UN – nations participants. Its Barack Obama who is really fighting Isis and is interested is defeating all of rightist EU and George Bush’s covertly trained, network of destabilizing – killers of the innocent.

    When you google Retired US General Westly Clark & creation of Isis, you will note Clark indicating that George Bush administration put this present death squad – plan in action, deliberately. Also Clark noted that it was done collectively with Middle Eastern Allies of Pres. Bush. Further works will specifically include them to be, some EU nations, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and Israel was involved.

    In Yemen, now one could see that when Barack realized the covert polity, that Bush had put in place, added to this heat in Yemen, Obama wisely reset and pulled out. He then followed Isis every where they went. Now Isis is in north Africa, Obama is planning to bomb them their as well.

    I’m African American!!

    Signed: BA Political Science

  • Ilen

    Your comments hold no value, without stating the truth, the outright falsehoods, the twisted facts … in the article