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Post by Tommy Monk Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:28 pm

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AT least 43 farmers and fisherman have been savagely butchered and some beheaded in Nigeria by armed men on motorcycles who were suspected Islamist maniacs.

The workers had been tied up before having their throats slit in the horrific in Borno state in a weekend of killing that has left at least 110 dead.

The attack is believed to have been blamed on the Boko Haram jihadist group left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said today.

Edward Kallon said in a statement, after initial tolls indicated 43 and then at least 70 dead from yesterday’s massacre by suspected Boko Haram fighters.

He said: "At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack.

"The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year.

"I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice."

The bloodletting centred on the village of Koshobe near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, with the killers targeting farm workers on rice fields, with a pro-government anti-jihadist militia saying the assailants tied up the labourers and slit their throats.

Kallon said the assailants — "armed men on motorcycles" — also targeted other communities in the area.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13331357/nigeria-farm-massacre-43-workers-beheaded-president-insane-attack/





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Post by Maddog Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:37 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:As entertaining as this has not been to read, is there any way we could sort of bring the thread back on track?

Yes, Quill is being quite obstinate and rather unreasonable in his questioning of what are most likely solid sources of information on this attack. But he is right in that anything you weren't there to witness is questionable -- even if the witnesses are generally reliable.

Tommy and Maddog, you've both questioned the veracity of various news stories that have been posted here before. People do tend to question whether claims they'd prefer not to believe are true, and I've seen both of you do it, along with Quill.

But this is getting tiresome, so I suggest you all drop it and move on, as you've made your points abundantly. If you have anything else to say besides "It's not true"/"It's true," then feel free.

I don't know if I question whether events happen. I will question a journalists take on what happened, which is different.

Based on the events reported, I think we have a good idea what happened and who did it.

How would you bring a thread on topic, when someone believes the topic is made up?

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Post by Original Quill Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:22 pm

eddie wrote:
Ben wrote:
....But he is right in that anything you weren't there to witness is questionable -- even if the witnesses are generally reliable.

Absolutely what I’ve said my whole entire life!

This is how the powers that be 'dumb down' the public.  They quote some nimrod as if it's gospel, and then go on to say 'everyone knows it's true'.  The nimrods are usually described as the authorities, the police or some small-time information officer in the military.  It was worse in the 1950's, but Ben...didn't they teach you this in journalism school?  YOU'VE GOTTA TIE DOWN A STORY WITH ADEQUATE SOURCES!

Maybe I'm blowing this thing up, but it damn well pisses me off when newsmen don't do their job adequately...and reades take it all for granted.  The British tabloids are notorious for spreading such rumors.

TY, eds...question everything!  It's the only responsible thing to do.

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Post by Maddog Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:45 pm

Original Quill wrote:
eddie wrote:

Absolutely what I’ve said my whole entire life!

This is how the powers that be 'dumb down' the public.  They quote some nimrod as if it's gospel, and then go on to say 'everyone knows it's true'.  The nimrods are usually described as the authorities, the police or some small-time information officer in the military.  It was worse in the 1950's, but Ben...didn't they teach you this in journalism school?  YOU'VE GOTTA TIE DOWN A STORY WITH ADEQUATE SOURCES!

Maybe I'm blowing this thing up, but it damn well pisses me off when newsmen don't do their job adequately...and reades take it all for granted.  The British tabloids are notorious for spreading such rumors.

TY, eds...question everything!  It's the only responsible thing to do.

Edward Kallon, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria

Who would be a better source?






https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/nigeria-massacre-farmers-borno/2020/11/30/f4437886-3317-11eb-9699-00d311f13d2d_story.html

Did the Washington Post half ass it too? Maybe you should teach them how to do their job. Cool

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Post by Original Quill Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:45 am

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

This is how the powers that be 'dumb down' the public.  They quote some nimrod as if it's gospel, and then go on to say 'everyone knows it's true'.  The nimrods are usually described as the authorities, the police or some small-time information officer in the military.  It was worse in the 1950's, but Ben...didn't they teach you this in journalism school?  YOU'VE GOTTA TIE DOWN A STORY WITH ADEQUATE SOURCES!

Maybe I'm blowing this thing up, but it damn well pisses me off when newsmen don't do their job adequately...and reades take it all for granted.  The British tabloids are notorious for spreading such rumors.

TY, eds...question everything!  It's the only responsible thing to do.

Edward Kallon, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria

Who would be a better source?

Mickey Mouse?

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Post by Maddog Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:39 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Edward Kallon, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria

Who would be a better source?

Mickey Mouse?

Maybe you should inform WaPo of your source.

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Post by Original Quill Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:00 pm

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Mickey Mouse?

Maybe you should inform WaPo of your source.  

It's just a hypothesis...the place where you begin the (re)search.

But that's the point, isn't it? If you've only got a hypothesis, you shouldn't put it out there as a finished answer.

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