An ‘Inconvenient Truth’
Our deeply feminist Hillary is so upset by the abduction of the Nigerian school girls. In fact she has called it an act of terrorism according to POLITICO. Talk about CYA.
Hillary Clinton called the capture of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls by extremists an “act of terrorism” Wednesday and said the government there needed to accept global offers of help, including from the United States.
It was the first time Clinton has spoken out about the capture of the girls, who were seized from a Nigerian school in mid-April. More than 300 were initially kidnapped, but some escaped. At least 276 are reported to still be held captive by the Islamist militia Boko Haram, which has threatened to sell them.
Obama says the Nigerian kidnappings are ‘awful’ with John Kerry chiming in that he is ‘deeply concerned’.
Asked whether Clinton had intervened with Obama to urge action before his announcement on Nigeria, her spokesman, Nick Merrill, replied in an email, “We respect her private communications with the [White House], so we defer to them.” A White House official, asked the same question, replied that the administration’s response has “been driven by events, not by any external advice.”
Hill was SOS for four years, Boko Haram has been part of Al Qaeda since its inception. Nigeria has been dealing with them for years and years.
“It’s horrible, Robin, it’s horrible,” Clinton said. “It is a terrible example of what we’re seeing unfortunately more of — the use of women and girls particularly as victims of war, as slaves for these militia groups … and a failure of local law enforcement, local community support and then the entire national government.
What did our brave SOS do while she was running State? According to the Daily Beast (read it all)
What Clinton didn’t mention 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.” [snip]
Meehan and his Democratic counterpart Jackie Speier put out a lengthy report in 2011 laying out the evidentiary basis for naming Boko Haram a terrorist organization, including the group’s ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and to Somalia’s al-Shabab terrorist organization.
How did Clinton reps respond after ‘multiple requests’ to find out why she refused to designate Boko Haram as an Islamic terrorist org? They didn’t! Now you know the rest of the story.
I have finally obtained proof Lynn’s Little Nest is real….. pic taken today on the front porch, next to the front door, after mom left to get breakfast. Of course, no one is allowed to use the front entry until they leave the nest. Sometimes the message is crystal clear….this is one of those times.