So 48 hours after Bandits were officially designated as a terrorist organization, the U.S government has issued a stern warning to Nigeria as the NAF prepares to bombard Bandits.
The West can sometimes be jittery when it comes to plight of terrorists.

The standard A-29 from Embrae Brazil has a price tag of less than $150 million per Squadron. Nigeria spent $500 million on 12 A-29s because it wanted the best smart bombs money can buy to
..minimize the risk of civilian casualties. They want us to believe that Nigeria went through all this just for the opportunity to use a $35,000 GBU -12 laser guided bomb on civilians. Go too hard on terrorists Human Rights Groups will come for you.
Western pundits are always up in arms about China's growing influence in Africa. It is this condescending attitude that opens doors for China in Africa. In a sane world news of impending attacks on terrorists will be greeted with cheers and encouragement.
Here its the complete opposite. They become laser focused on military operations, waiting for that one tragic mistake so they can throw the Human Rights Bomb and discredit the entire institution based on this tragedy.
There is this tendency of Western commentators to dress up African tragedies in the patronizing logic of relativism. They peddle narratives that homogenize Africa as a hotbed of chaos and tragedy. This is the staple reference for discussions on Western portrayals of Africa.
They are addressing Nigeria in the mold of a colonial headmaster self righteously scolding his wayward pupil. You also see this paternalistic western narrative when they seek to inculcate Western values into Africans in their attempt to remake Africans in the image of the West
in total disregard for the cultural and aspirational singularities of Africans. The U.S has maintained drone bases in Niger,Chad and Cameroon for years. Its bad enough Nigeria never benefited from these state of the art weaponry in our backyard
But to meddle in the affairs of the Nigerian military by warning against crimes that have not, and will not be commited is disingenuous. What this does is plant in peoples mind the proclivity of the Nigerian military to go after civilian targets.
The Nigerian Air Force should be commended and not disrespected. This is the price you pay for aquiring weapons from the United States. Preconditions upon preconditions and accusation and threats and warnings.

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