Fish sales are booming in Nigeria lately.
I’ll wait while you unclench.
I know I had to before getting to the next bit.
Nothing funny about people dying just because they’re going to the market. Nothing amusing about innocents being targeted by some deluded asshole who probably believes his God told him to do it. So let’s get THAT out of the way.
Because while we’re focused on bombings in places like Syria and Afghanistan and Yemen, which we should be, there’s things going bang in Africa, too. Which needs to concern us, since what’s brewing is another series of protracted wars in places our president can’t pronounce.
To be fair, I keep getting “Nigerian” and “Nigerien” screwed up.
Then again, I’m not in charge of a country.
Solution to this? Something something diplomacy and finesse.
That’s the theory.
In practice, what’s going to happen is another series of US interventions propping up the not-so-bad guys to help battle the bad guys. Until the bad guys are all gone and we’re left to figure out what to do with the not-so-bad guys. Rinse. Repeat.