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Wed May 7, 2014, 08:14 PM May 2014

Should the US try to free the kidnapped Nigerian girls using military means? [View all]

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No. It is not the duty of the USA to try to free them. Throd May 2014 #1
So, if we are asked for help with this, we should say to take a hike? (nt) Nye Bevan May 2014 #3
Help in what capacity? Throd May 2014 #4
+1 nomorenomore08 May 2014 #16
I have no idea if the situation is there to carry out a rescue mission with minimal risk of loss of Douglas Carpenter May 2014 #2
If you stipulate practicality and permission... sure. cthulu2016 May 2014 #5
To me, that would include an OBL type of maneuver... CTyankee May 2014 #7
Yes. Something that is just a rescue effort and then get out, if that is possible. Squinch May 2014 #18
I'm usually anti-interventionist, but this is a especially heinous situation quinnox May 2014 #6
absolutely! I agree! CTyankee May 2014 #9
yes! nt hopemountain May 2014 #28
+1 nt Live and Learn May 2014 #29
No madville May 2014 #8
that sounds kind of heartless, doesn't it? Douglas Carpenter May 2014 #12
Insufficient data sarisataka May 2014 #10
No - This requires police-type work, not the military. chrisa May 2014 #11
Agreed. nt Cali_Democrat May 2014 #14
Yes. HooptieWagon May 2014 #20
Interestingly... 2naSalit May 2014 #13
No. But I might send them in to destroy both of the religious psycho groups. PeteSelman May 2014 #15
Yes, but that surprises nobody. Chan790 May 2014 #17
Its probably not possible. HooptieWagon May 2014 #19
I think the use of drones and satellites to provide military intel is warranted. Kaleva May 2014 #21
It's a heinous situation but if we're suddenly in favor of playing world police let's discuss terms. Nuclear Unicorn May 2014 #22
I think these lives are just as valuable as American lives. Nye Bevan May 2014 #23
A few things... davidn3600 May 2014 #24
I wouldn't rule it out. lumberjack_jeff May 2014 #25
covert only larkrake May 2014 #26
No, because that is likely to result in death of many hostages BainsBane May 2014 #27
Rather hard to negotiate with someone who thinks he's doing God's work. Kaleva May 2014 #31
Depends wholly on the practicalities, which I am not in a position to have an informed opinion on. Donald Ian Rankin May 2014 #30
No, just tell the Nigerian government to stop dragging their feet and get these girls already 951-Riverside May 2014 #32
Yes but only with UN authorization to protect (rescue) civilians that the government pampango May 2014 #33
Boko Haram- a suitable case for UN-approved intervention pampango May 2014 #34
Yes - as a singular, covert mission against Boko Haram to rescue any hostages they have cbdo2007 May 2014 #35
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