Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nigerian Kabuki

As anyone who has been following the Nigerian delta situation knows, it proceeds according to the following pattern:
  1. Rebels kidnap somebody or otherwise disrupt things;
  2. Nigerian government counterattacks;
  3. A ceasefire is declared;
  4. The rebels call the ceasefire off;
  5. Repeat the above.

So the following headline is pretty routine:

Nigerian militants vow to resume attacks next week -

But enquiring minds would like to know what is really going on.

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