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Video 12 minute Useful rundown on recent US intervention history in Middle East

Video inside: For those of you who can't remember how all this terrorism got started. Although we also have to keep in mind the longer history of colonialism and petroleum-hunting in the Middle East, which goes back to the 19th century and involves the descendants of the same national and corporate players.

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The problem is not confined to the West, and Europe. The cultural and political divide of Islam are also felt deeply in Africa. As media coverage focused on the Paris terror attacks last week, more than 2000 Nigerians were reported to have been killed by Islamist militants.
Girls become suicide bombers. Northeastern Nigeria is drowning in blood and few seem to care. Reports came through of an estimated 2,000 casualties after an attack by Boko Haram militants on the town of Baga in the north-eastern state of Borno. It may be the 21st century, but African lives are still deemed less newsworthy – and, by implication, less valuable – than western lives? Or probably we in Australia compare ourselves more with France, a western developed and secular country.
Last week, Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, expressed his condolences for the victims of France but stayed silent on the Boko Haram attacks on Baga. District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents.
The motivation is unclear, but it appears aimed at intimidating Nigerians into not voting in the coming presidential election. The country is roughly split between Muslims and Christians. Ironically, Boko Haram's anti-democracy attacks could swing the election in favor of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian.
Overpopulation is a huge problem for the peoples of Africa. Countries like Ethiopia and Nigeria are about to triple in population within the next fifty years.
If Africa remains on this course catastrophic consequences such as mass starvation and global war will occur.
Up to the early 1980s, Nigeria’s economy enjoyed the presence of both agricultural produce and the production of other consumers’ goods, however for almost three decades after; petroleum has been the country’s main source of revenue. The post-independent Nigeria (1960) is one faced with a lot of leadership induced poverty,corruption, religious charlatanism, war and restiveness, unstable political system, dictatorial governance, lack of adequate basic amenities.
The globalization of terror has been blamed on the West, and the US for their power and resource grabs, but it doesn't explain Islamic terror on other parts of the world. It's like a disease, an auto-immune system response that attacks our communities internally in the deadly quest for power and domination of anti-democratic ideologies.