#BringBackOurGirls, Month 5

#BringBackOurGirls, Month 5

So the news on Twitter today is that we are at month 5.

#BringBackOurGirls, Month 5

I was very pleased that Huffington Post did a wrap up article this week, and a good one too.

BOKO HARAM CHIBOK

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/14/nigeria-girls-kidnapped-5-months_n_5791622.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

They talk about what has happened, with a brief discussion about why in each case.

What I see, is that the only reason anything has happened at all to help the girls is public pressure. The country of Nigeria is having so many issues that they are just breaking down with the stress. The country is under attack in so many ways that it is really no wonder that the girls are still out there.

Their army is falling apart, under-prepared. They have ebola. They have terrorists everywhere. It seems this is a real opportunity for someone to step in and help.

This is not about a civil war or differing sides. I think if you asked any Nigerian if they would appreciate help to rescue the girls, they would say yes. Help, and then go.

It would be a new approach for us of course, but why not? I can see why the Nigerian government might be hesitant to have the US help though.. we have a hard time letting go sometimes. Maybe they feel ashamed or concerned about it. Maybe they said no.. I suspect we will never know what goes on behind the scenes.

But here the girls sit.. 5 months later. We cannot even imagine what this is like for them. For their families..

People want to continue to demean the hashtag promotion of this story. But let’s face it, without it, how many of you would even read this? How many would even know what it is about? Probably not many.

I will continue these posts. I will continue the hashtag campaign. I will write letters and publish tweets, and facebook posts and whatever else I can.

I have a voice, and I will use it to try to help to #BringBackOurGirls.

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