“there is simply no evidence that the withdrawal of Chadian forces from Niger had anything to do with the ambush”
“It’s very well known that misogyny is deeply rooted in the radical Islamist worldview”
“The terrorists are on the run, and no longer have a place to hide.”
Dirty rotten scoundrels
But do we still care?
“Links to the wider jihadi network”?
What other options are there?
“Over my dead body.”
“I would not be involved in the niceties of getting the Nigerian government to agree…”
But “not negotiating”?
“We will never release them until after you release our brethren.”
Plus, even the embassy in Lagos wondered about US policy.
What difference at this point would it make?
“We’ve done a lot — but we are not talking about it. We’re not Americans.”
“I will sell them in the market, by Allah!”
“May God curse every one of those who has failed to free our girls.”