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Nigeria, U.S. hold talks on Boko Haram, security, in Washington – Premium Times

Security will be key theme in the Nigeria-U.S. Binational Commission meeting starting tomorrow Monday 23 January, the Department of State announced Saturday in Washington DC.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, William Fitzgerald, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense, Joseph McMillan, both with considerable security and policy experience, will lead the American delegations in the two-day meeting. It is unclear yet what the cast of Nigerian delegation will look like but it is expected that Professor Adebowale Adefaiye, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United states, the leadership of the National security advisers office, the army, the permanent secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs, the Nigeria Security Agency will all be on board.

The Binational Commission was set up 20 months ago as the institutional framework for bilateral cooperation between the United States and Nigeria on issues regarding the entire African continent. Its mandate rests on four broad themes of good governance, energy access, food security, and regional security and extremism.

American concern with security situation in Nigeria has been on the rise lately especially in the wake of escalating terror campaign in the northern states. After last Christmas bombing, the White House released a terse but strong statement of condemnation offering to help track down the culprits if the Nigerian government make clear requests.

It is unclear if that request has been made although the national security adviser, General Owoeye Azazi wrote a very groveling opinion article fortnight ago in the marginal newspaper Washington Times, tarring Nigeria’s image, fawning the United States, and enthusiastically asking for assistance to contain the terror challenges in Nigeria.

Nigeria sells 44% of her oil to the United States making her the 5th leading oil exporter to the Americans who have contributed enormous military resources to support Nigeria’s military in the Niger Delta under its defense assistance programme. In addition, the united states have supported Nigeria military through special initiatives like the 1997 Clinton African Crisis Response Initiative later expanded under President Bush into the African Contingency Operations Training Assistance.

The Boko Haram challenge worries Americans because it escalates the insecurity originally isolated to the Niger Delta and 2008 war games at the Army War College at Carlisle in Pennsylvania, code named Unified Quest enacts a scenario of near collapse in Nigeria in 2013 where rival factions struggle over oil fields in the Niger Delta. The operation explored possible resolutions from diplomatic to renewed military rule, and with or without external forces.

In her response to the United Nations Building bombing last year, Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, said of Boko Haram that “we think that its attacks on ordinary citizens, on institutions of the Nigerian state…are absolutely unjustifiable. There is no set or principles or beliefs that can justify taking the lives of innocent people.”

International opinion today suggests that the Nigerian security have largely played a tailing response to the Boko Haram terrorism which appear to be determining the pace of the security response. It is unclear how far tomorrow’s meeting will go in finding answers in this regard. Mr. Fitzgerald who is co chairman of the Binational Commission oversees policy and operations at all U.S. missions in West Africa but has experience working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Europe, Central Asia and Latin America. From 1993-95, Mr. Fitzgerald worked in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in Washington, where he worked on African security policy. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he had been a reporter and an editor before joining the Foreign Service.
Mr. McMillan oversees the formulation, coordination, and implementation of strategy and policy involving Africa, Europe and NATO, Middle East, and most of the former Soviet Union in the International Security Affairs (ISA) office of the Defense Department.

He served as country director for Pakistan, Jordan, India, and in 2001 moved to the National Defense University, where he focused on issues related to terrorism and radicalism, Middle Eastern and South Asian affairs, ungoverned areas, and management of international coalitions.

Mr. McMillan is a 1992 distinguished graduate of the National War College, a recipient of the Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (twice) and the Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.

2 Responses to “Nigeria, U.S. hold talks on Boko Haram, security, in Washington – Premium Times”

  1. mandus. says:

    Advice your evil minded cronies Boko Haram to stop killing innocent people.

  2. Anty NewW orldO rder says:
    January 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    THE EVIL “NEO-IMPERIALIST” PLOT OF LUCIFER’S WORSHIPERS AGAINST AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND THEIR RESOURCES

    THE DECEIVED AND NANIPULATED PEOPLES OF AFRICA,
    The Nigerian Leader/ Jonathan Goodluck’s ‘Minds-Moving’ phrase: “One of the BURDENS as a Nation we HAVE TO CARRY”, on the Obscure Explosions and Shootings, could be bearing a ‘fantastic hint’ about the “Hidden Forcedness”, which he and his government members Are Secretly Suffering From, and which makes them feel Defenseless and Unmovable in face of the Ruthless Attacks On Their Country and Its Inhabitants !!! Of Course, they wouldn’t be normally expected to feel compelled to Surrender/Succumb to the Propaganda-Donated ‘Virtual-Boko’, SO FAST AND SO EASY !!! AND THAT IS UNLESS the ‘Virtual-Boko’, or in-fact its Real On-Ground-And-In-Air Entity, Is Actually A ‘Representative’ Of A Planetary-Super-Power !!! A Really-Big-Power like the One whose high officials are frequently and repeatedly being seen ‘holding-on’ to Jonathan Goodluck’s Ears, to a strange extent lately !!!
    In this case: THANK YOU AND ‘GOOD LUCK’, Mr./ “GOODLUCK” AGAINST AFRICA’S “SUPER-ENEMIES” !!!
    PEOPLES OF AFRICA,
    THE “SUPER-POWER” WAR OF DECEPTION AND MANIPULATION, THAT IS COLONIZINGLY WAGED AGAINST YOU AND ‘ALL’ YOUR COUNTRIES, IS HEATING-UP AND ESCALATING !!! SEE HERE HOW A PRESIDENT OF A SAVAGELY-STRICKEN AFRICAN NATION IS SUMMONED TO THE “NEW-WORLD-ORDER-CAPITAL”, WHICH IS ALSO THE “GLOBAL-BLOODSHEDDING-CAPITAL”, TO INSURE THE INSTANT SURRENDERING OF HIS REGIME AND THE NEAR SUCCUMBING OF HIS FOLKS, TO FOLLOW AFTER THE NEXT WAVE OF “TOP-LEVEL-COORDINATED” MILITARY ATTACKS, ON HIS COUNTRY AND ITS INHABITANTS AND THEIR STRUCTURES AND BELONGINGS, FROM AIR AND FROM GROUND !!!!

    READ THIS PLEASE : ” U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to the White House Wednesday, one day after Jonathan addressed a United Nations conference on AIDS held in New York.

    The White House says the two presidents will discuss regional and global developments, and work at deepening their countries’ relationship.

    On Tuesday, Jonathan called for a “final solution” to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has now raged for 30 years.

    He said that as the largest contributor to peacekeeping in Africa, Nigeria has a “major stake” in ensuring that its armed forces are protected against HIV and AIDS, and are given adequate treatment. ”.

    So after 30 years of Killing Equatorial Africans With The Military-Laboratories-Made HIV/AIDS SECRET WEAPON, THE PENTAGON-BUTCHERS DID NOT YET DECIDE ON STOPING THE THREE-DECADES-LONG MASSACRE !!! — Who Knows, Maybe They Would Accept To Substitute The Quite ‘Boring’ Viral/Bacterial Killings With The More ‘Exciting’ Killings And Smashings That Are Performed In Nigeria With The Drone-Planes/Smart-Bombs Of The U.S.A.F., And The Bullet-Snippings/Grenade-Throwings Of The Militias Of S.W.A.T., Blackwater, Halliburton. …etc., Who Knows !!!!

    But For What Reason Should The African Nations Let The Feelings Of Disgrace Cripple Their Active Abilities, Which By Them They Could Energetically Stand-Up To Bravely Face The Super-Imposed Events, AND MAYBE ALSO SWIFTLY DEFEAT THE “NEO-IMPERIALIST SHADOW DOERS” !!

    When, say, a dishonest goldsmith whom you have previously trusted sells you a gold-plated bracelet, at a time he meanly has managed to convince you that it is of solid-gold, .. then should this shame you in any way? Despite it was you who got deceived and manipulated, the shame is on the Tricking Seller, and not on you as a Tricked Buyer. Right?

    So What Is Needed Of You Now, AFRICAN PEOPLES, And Urgently, Is Not To Feel ‘Inertly’ Ashamed Because You Have Been Deceived And Manipulated By A “GLOBAL SUPER-POWER”, But To Start Relying On God And Start Exposing The REAL Identities Of Those Who Are Crushing And Colonizing Your Countries, And Sinning As Such Against You On The Military, The Economy And The Politics Levels, SIMULTANIOUSLY !!!

    And remember that we HAVE TO CONCENTRATE AND COOPERATE TO SAVE MILLIONS OF INNOCENT AFRICAN PEOPLES, FROM THE BUTCHERY OF A DEVIL-WORSHIPING MAJOR MILITARY POWER.

    You All have to become aware, and this hour and this minute, that for Tens of Years There Had Been, And There Still Are, Secret-Gangs Of The Most Degraded Kind Of Humanity, like “The Illuminati” and “The Bilderberg” and “The Club Of Rome”, who plan, train, work, and spend, to Inaugurate A Satanic “World State”, in which the Good Laws And Orders Of God Are Not Respected And Not In Effect. They want an Evil Anarchic “Global State” where they can ‘SWIM IN AN OCEAN OF SINS’. Their Un-Restricted-Ethically “THINK-TANKS” had produced Some Tremendously Heavy Bulk Of Literature on their Horrendous ways and Frightening goals. In addition to their so-called Scientific Research Papers and Conference Entry-Files and ‘Studies’ of the Alleged “Non-Governmental Organizations”, there are also many Published-To-People Books, and of these you can find some famous ones, that were masqueradingly moulded into the forms of ‘Science-Fiction’ Novels, like : “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, “Brave New World” and “Fahrenheit 451″. Nowadays there are many ‘Lecturers’, and sometimes ‘Screamers’, on the utterly risky and threatening subject, like : Senator/ Ron Paul, Lord/ Christopher Monckton, Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, … etc. They warn us against very bad plots of the “ELITE-GLOBALISTS”, and their related Major Crimes, but this doesn’t mean that all those seemingly Anti-New-World-Order ‘Lecturers’ and ‘Screamers’, are Totally On Our Side, in Africa and the Third-World in general. Such First-World ‘Thinkers’ usually have their “Agendas” too.

    There are current plans that are set for so many African Countries, to Destroy their Independence and then “Annex” them one by one into the emerging Evil, Rogue, Tyrrannical And Oligarchy-Run ‘Global Empire’. Get A Clear Picture by becoming well-informed from the tongues of Northern Africans About What Is Actually On-Going Now To Their Countries, And Not From the Externally-Controlled Official Media of these Mediterranean countries. NIGERIAN SOILS AND THEIR OIL AND OIL-REFINERIES AND OIL-EXPORTING SEA-PORTS are, of course, Not Exempted from the dark-plots of the “Free-Masonic” Lucifer-Followers, And That’s Why Nigerians Should Start To Expose Their Enemies Greedy Ambitions Right Away. Waiting For Long Before Acting May Drag NIGERIA, AND HER NEIGHBOURS, TO THE FATE THAT HAD AWAITED AND CLASPED NOW EGYPT, LIBYA, SUDAAN, … etc.

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