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Hillary Clinton Had the Chance to Make Life Difficult for Boko Haram. Guess What She Did.
Pajamas Media ^ | 05/08/2014 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 05/08/2014 8:10:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Josh Rogin reports at the Daily Beast that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a terrible call on Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. That group is reported to have kidnapped over 200 young girls, and is now threatening to sell them into slavery.

Overnight, the group launched a violent attack that left as many as 310 dead. Its very name — Boko Haram — means “western education is sinful.” It’s linked to al Qaeda.

Back in 2011, several agencies within the US government wanted to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram. Those agencies lobbied to put Boko Haram on the US State Department’s official list of terrorist groups. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and she refused to label Boko Haram a terrorist group, despite pleading from others within the Obama administration.

What Clinton didn’t mention [in her May 4 tweet highlighting the mass kidnapping] was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.

“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”

In May 2012, then-Justice Department official Lisa Monaco (now at the White House) wrote to the State Department to urge Clinton to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said that Boko Haram “are likely sharing funds, training, and explosive materials” with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. And yet, Hillary Clinton’s State Department still declined to place Boko Haram on its official terrorist roster.

Boko Haram was not added to the terrorist list until Clinton departed the State Department and John Kerry replaced her.

Had Hillary placed Boko Haram on her department’s terrorist list, the US government could have cut off some funds to the group. The US government could also have stigmatized and isolated the group. It could have started cracking down on anyone associated with it outside of Nigeria. Clinton’s refusal to call Boko Haram a terrorist group kept American law enforcement from going after Boko Haram for more than two years, while it was building up strength and terrorizing Nigeria.

On May 4, Hillary Clinton tweeted about the plight of the captured girls. But the fact is, her own decisions paved the way for Boko Haram to be in a position to kidnap those girls in the first place. US law enforcement lost a crucial two years to fight Boko Haram, thanks directly to Hillary Clinton’s management of the State Department.

One question is, did Clinton refuse to designate Boko Haram a terrorist group to help build the Obama campaign’s “al Qaeda is decimated/on the run” line that it used in the 2012 election?

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2016election; bokoharam; election2016; hillary; hillaryclinton; hitlery; nigeria; statedept; terrorism
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1 posted on 05/08/2014 8:10:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 05/08/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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“did Clinton refuse to designate Boko Haram a terrorist group to help build the Obama campaign’

would MRS CLINTON do that?////

3 posted on 05/08/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure she “can’t recall” that Boko Haram even came up on her watch.

4 posted on 05/08/2014 8:12:27 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: SeekAndFind

More of Hillary’s personal war on women. These 200 kidnapped women plus all of Bill’s assault victims whom Hillary calls ‘sluts’!

5 posted on 05/08/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe H*****y is getting some of those young girls.

6 posted on 05/08/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words, she took the same amount of action her husband did regarding Osama Bin Laden. President Clinton was given two opportunities to take OBL into custody and refused both times.

7 posted on 05/08/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Let's Roll

She thought Boko Haram was a group of Billy’s girlfriends.

8 posted on 05/08/2014 8:18:30 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe she concluded that once we declared Boko Haram a terrorist organization, there would be a big push to put some American boots on the ground in Nigeria to DO SOMETHING.

Which worked out so well in Somalia.

/devil’s advocate

9 posted on 05/08/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind

K. T. MacFarland was on talk radio show this morning and she said even Al Qaida had distanted themselves from Boko Haram.

10 posted on 05/08/2014 8:19:10 AM PDT by twoputt
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She refused to designate it a terrorist group because Obama refused to let her do so.

People are attributing way too much smarts and aggressiveness to Hillary. She’s a stand by your man type of gal, and Obama wanted to protect Boko Haram (because, after all, anything that hates and kills Christians can’t be all bad, right?) so he simply indicated to her that she shouldn’t do this. And she didn’t, because Hillary is actually not very competent, not very independent, works only through more powerful males (such as her husband), but at the same time will do whatever she’s told to do. And keep quiet whenever her boss requires it.

11 posted on 05/08/2014 8:20:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: Let's Roll
Islamic jihadist motivation that drove the Boston massacre is a non-starter in the WH.

DID YOU KNOW? Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, US government officials, and Muslims, in Boston called each other to offer assistance......just in case THE MUZZIES suffered backlash or threats.

REFERENCE Federal outreach to Muslim American communities is a pillar of Obama counter-terrorism strategy
Washington post | 5/25/2013 | ap / FR Posted by tobyhill

Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15....

Representatives from the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security called to offer support to Muslim communities......just in case THEY suffered backlash or threats. (more on FR).


Hillary/Bill had these pics during
the primary---but Teddy Kennedy warned them not to use them.

Obama's half-brother Malik holds up photo of Obama.

/////A devout Muslim, bomber brother Tamarlan played, prayed, sold/smoked a joint, slit a few throats, blew up a kid, chewed up a few Bostonians' legs, beat up his girlfriend, high-fived his friends, had money to burn, drove a luxury US car, rode the US gravy train under several identities (see Tam's reading list on Amazon that spotlight his penchant for multiple identities).


ISLAMIC STRANGLEHOLD ON BOSTON Pretty soon they'll start whining about building a mosque close to the Boston Marathon finish line b/c Islam is all about "triumphalism" (thus the plans to build a mosque near the WTC).

And you can bet they'll get lotsa help from Obomba, Boston Mayor Menino, Secy of State Kerry, and Gov Deval Patrick (who obstructed govt dissemination of the Tsarnaev's welfare $$haul). Read on.

WAIT FOR IT---yet another stupid remark from Menino, and I quote.....the Boston bomber brothers "acted alone" says Menino.

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES Boston Mayor Menino (he was the stupid-sounding one at the presser held after the marathon bombings----in the wheelchair---injured in auto accident) should be rigorously scrutinized ---- possibly charged with aiding and abetting terror against Americans. Menino handed Islamics a $2 million piece of land for $170,000 to build the Boston Mosque.

The Phoenix | November 24, 2008 | David S. Bernstein / FR Posted by Prospero

EDITED/EXCERPT Most Boston locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task. Residents have all but embraced the principle of civic inaction with a perverse kind of local pride. In the end, "who you know" is probably more important than what you are trying to do.

STRONGARM MAYOR And there is no doubt that little is accomplished without the approval and support of the mayor, Thomas M. Menino.

So it is with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) near the intersection of Tremont Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Better known as the Roxbury mosque, the ISBCC has been in the works for more than 20 years. A few weeks ago it finally opened its doors for prayer — five years late, millions over budget, and still far from complete.

While the story of the building of the Roxbury mosque may not be worthy of a Hollywood epic, it does contain the stuff of a good television drama: (with Mayor Menino aiding and abetting) community intrigue, religious conflict, media controversy, foreign money, suspicions of extremist ties......and once-cocksure public officials, who (like Menino and then-Sen Kerry who once gave Islamics serial BJ's) have since retreated into a zone of silence.


Bombers worshipped at Islamic Society of Boston's mosque.---built w/ strongarm sap-happy Menino's govt authority.

Kerry's "credentials," presented to Ohaha when the Secy of State job became available.


Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants
with 'limited' terror contact into US
The Daily Caller
| 2/5/14 / FR Posted by Nachum

The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.

“These exemptions cover five kinds of limited material support that have adversely and unfairly affected refugees and asylum seekers with no tangible connection to terrorism: material support that was insignificant in amount or provided incidentally in the course of everyday social, commercial, family or humanitarian interactions, or under significant pressure,” a DHS official explained to The Daily Caller.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry signed the exemptions. DHS contends that the law change is “commonsense” and that immigration procedures will remain the same in other respects. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

12 posted on 05/08/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by Liz
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word comes down from valerie Jarret to Obie.....form Obie to Mrs Clinton...

13 posted on 05/08/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Let's Roll

Well Hillary was on a World Wide Party Tour ,so she had no time for the Little things

14 posted on 05/08/2014 8:23:02 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

In her hot air job the only thing she did was keep seats warm and let four people be murdered.

15 posted on 05/08/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

More democrat war on women(girls)..

16 posted on 05/08/2014 8:23:36 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Enterprise

I bet she thought it was Procol Harum on an African tour.

17 posted on 05/08/2014 8:26:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SoFloFreeper
Not just hillary. It's not something I brag about, but I live in one of those towns stuck in Marcia Fudge's district. She's the highest-ranking elected black woman for these issues in the US, as head of the black caucus.

The poor guy on the phone. I expressed my DISGUST that she hadn't been out there, front and center, screaming about those kidnapped girls. Jacob (the phone dude) said she was working behind the scenes. HUH????? You don't do outrage behind the scenes.

The next day, Representative Fudge and her peers were out there expressing a little outrage.

These people in DC (all races, colors, ages, and creeds) are clueless as to the destruction they've created that could be the demise of global civilization.

But, hey, that's okay....Sterling might have to sell the Clippers to his wife.

What's going on? They don't want to offend the president of Nigeria, while our gov gleefully supports people who blow up whole civilizations.

end of rant, for now

18 posted on 05/08/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT by grania
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Reminiscent of the other Clinton who had a chance to 'make life difficult' for #OsamaBinLaden ... but did NOT.
19 posted on 05/08/2014 8:34:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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She thought they were talking about the British band Procol Haram.

20 posted on 05/08/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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