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WH Canít Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization
Free Beacon ^ | 5/9/14 | staff

Posted on 05/09/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT by Nachum

White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday on MSNBC.

He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group’s heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department’s terror organization list between 2011 and 2013:

KRISTEN WELKER: It took two years for that to happen from 2011 to 2013. Why did it take so long?

JAY CARNEY: The fact is we have been working with Nigerian government and others in the battle against Boko Haram and other organizations like it and we’ll continue to do that. That predates any designations of individuals or of the organization itself. What cannot be forgotten is that the responsibility for these heinous acts lies entirely with Boko Haram and its leaders. This organization is hideous in its intentions and incredibly dangerous and already responsible for something like 1,000 deaths this year, from what I understand. And we’re going to work with all of our partners, including most especially the Nigerian government to combat this organization and its leaders.

The terrorist group bombed the Abuja U.N. headquarters in 2011, but the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton resisted labeling Boko Haram as terrorist organization for two years.

The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin reports the CIA, DOJ, and

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Just ONE TIME, I'd like to hear Jay say: "Yeah... well we effed it up.."
1 posted on 05/09/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/09/2014 6:48:04 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

I think the reason is pretty obvious why it took so long... it wasn’t politically expedient for them to do so.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 6:49:33 PM PDT by plsvn
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To: Nachum
barry likes the name so much hes said to be opening a nightclub bearing the name....




4 posted on 05/09/2014 6:50:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

Maybe they had the VA working on it.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 6:51:06 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

Obama didn’t want to diss his bros.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 6:51:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Nachum

Duh, Muzzie Broz and CAIR run the White Hut.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 6:55:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Because Boko Haram is the date that the Muslim Brotherhood brought to the White House Ball.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 6:56:13 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Nachum
i've been in the intelligence community for the past past 10+ years. We've been watching these terrorists the whole way. There are analysts that do nothing more than Boko Haram and AQ in the Magreb. If you sat down with them, they'd talk Boko Haram until your eyes rolled into the back of your head. We know all the players and their facilitators. Slaughter after slaughter, and nothing. No one said sh!t. No one moved. Now, the idea of girls being sold into the sex industry strikes a nerve.

But slaughtering Christians while in church is no biggie. I am ashamed of what this country has become.

9 posted on 05/09/2014 6:58:45 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Nachum

One wouldn’t want to rush to judgement on fellow Muslims. Probably had to consult Saudi Arabia, CAIR, etc. before making a rash decision.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:03:58 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives (communists) lie because their expectations and promises never match reality.)
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To: Nachum
Top Four answers as to why it took two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization.

#4 Boko Haram? I thought you said Procol Harum!

#3 They aren't members of the NRA.

#2 They aren't members of the Tea Party.

#1 They aren't CHRISTIANS

11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:08:02 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum

0bama just heard about them on TV two weeks ago like everyone else.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:10:23 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps the 0Bama administration, including former Secretary of State Clinton have been spending all of their energies these past couple of years covering up the debacle of Benghazi.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:14:03 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior
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To: Nachum; hoosiermama; WildHighlander57; crosslink
http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/News/PRDetail/8461

US AGAIN URGED TO DESIGNATE BOKO HARAM AS TERRORIST GROUP

Jihadist group tied to Al Qaeda has killed thousands in Nigeria

8/20/2013

Attorney sound bite: Benjamin Bull

WASHINGTON — Alliance Defending Freedom and Jubilee Campaign, together with several other concerned organizations, are again formally requesting that the U.S. State Department designate the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organization.”

Boko Haram is responsible for killing an estimated 3,000 Nigerians and citizens of 15 other countries—primarily Christians—in the last four years and has acknowledged it has ties to al-Qaida and al-Shabab. A 2012 terrorism report posted on the State Department website ranks Boko Haram second only to the Taliban among the top 10 perpetrator groups with the most attacks worldwide.

“Those who continue to wantonly kill Christians solely because of their faith should not be tolerated when available steps can be taken to curb this kind of genocidal terror,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull. “Boko Haram is eminently qualified to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization. We encourage the State Department to make that designation sooner rather than later so that fewer people will lose their lives needlessly.”

Jubilee Campaign and Alliance Defending Freedom co-authored the formal report and petition submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry after a report and petition filed last year with his predecessor, Hillary Clinton, received no response. A shorter version of the new petition is available through Saturday on the White House website for any concerned citizen to sign.

(snip)

14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:26:11 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum

This is a question that really needs to be explored, especially before Hillary Clinton coasts into the Presidency with the help of a compliant media and corporatist interests.

Why is it that thirteen years after 9/11/01 the government of the United States is repeatedly bending over backwards to appease Islamicists? I can entertain the possibility that Barack Obama is genuinely sympathetic to Islam, but not the Clintons. The only thing those people deeply believe in is enriching themselves.

My guess is that there is one hell of a lot of cash coming to Washington DC from the direction of Saudi Arabia.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver

My question is why did this country elect a radical America hating muslim president almost exactly eight years after radical America hating muslims killed about 3000 of our contrymen?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: maggief

Clueless in DC!


17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:34:37 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: doc1019

You are right. Zer0 is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and AQ related organizations in Egypt, Lybia, Syria, and has not confronted their terrorism in all of Northern Africa or Iran. Hillary had the daughter of the head of the Muslim Sisterhood as her chief of staff. These leftists in power now just seem to love evil.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:39:49 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Salvavida

Not political correct at this time I would guess.
Agree with your statement that I am ashamed of what this country has become.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:49 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: plsvn

Renenber that Hikkary had Uma Abedin on staff , her mother an executive of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama himself has Muslim Brotherhood members on the White House staff.

http://www.nachumlist.com/brotherhood.htm


20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:56:57 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Nachum

Because they were holding that slot open for more US Citizens!


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:04:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: plsvn

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE NOW?

HILLARY


22 posted on 05/09/2014 8:09:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum; All

What of this “War on Women?”
Where are the “Concerned” Democrats now?
Where is Sandra Fluck?
And where is the Women’s Group N.O.W.?

Could it be that the “Women’s Study” Professors,
Are tied to their Classes still?
And where are the Women Students?
With their loud voices shrill?

What was the real target
Of the Democrat’s War on Women?
Surely their real target
Was not the Republicans,
Or, - - - really and truly is it?


23 posted on 05/09/2014 8:40:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

Obama’s foreign policy, once again, bites it.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Nachum

The SAG fags holding up the signs ... do they really think these illiterate savages are going to demand that someone explain to them what they say, and then that they are going to say,
“Wow, we’re really ashamed of ourselves! We’d better return these girls.”?
No, it’s just more vain grandstanding from guys who have their hair styled. Just lefty political correctness, like Hildabeast refusing to call a spade a spade.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 9:18:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Nachum

I’ll take “Because the White House Is Populated with Sniveling Dumbasses” for $500, Alex.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 10:15:00 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Nachum

Because “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was a good song?


27 posted on 05/10/2014 6:43:17 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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