— Daveed Garenstein-Ross discusses the growing violence in Nigeria. As best I can tell, it seems very much like the government is edging towards the “Stuck in the Middle with You” moment from Reservoir Dogs.
"A religious war may play right into Boko Haram’s hands. Although Iraq circa 2006 is very different from Nigeria today, it is worth recalling how al Qaeda in Iraq was able to set sectarian violence in motion through its attacks on Shiite targets — and then position itself as a protector of Sunnis. Boko Haram may similarly be able to capitalize on retaliatory attacks directed at Muslims after it strikes at Christians."