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Clinton Condemns Boko Haram Now, But Refused When State Dept. Head

FBI, CIA both recommended placing Islamist group on terror watch list; Clinton refused. Now she's got something to say?
U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, January 23, 2013.

U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, January 23, 2013.

What took the US State Department so long to designate the Boko Haram a terror group?

After all, it isn’t as if the department under Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s was unaware of the nature of the group. As Josh Rogin, a reporter for The Daily Beast,  reports:

The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.

Mrs. Clinton has furiously criticised the Islamist group in recent weeks – “Access to education is a basic right & an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls – she Tweeted in early April. But Rogin says that Clinton’s indignation today rings empty, given her own refusal to act against the group when she had the chance.

“Her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the UN headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen.

Rogin continued: “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.”

About the Author: Avi is a news writer for The Jewish Press. In the past, he has covered Israel and the Jewish world for Israel National News, Ami magazine and other international media.


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23 Responses to “Clinton Condemns Boko Haram Now, But Refused When State Dept. Head”

  1. JD Méndez says:

    Hypocrite weather vane

  2. Morry Barak says:

    Her career depends on the ignorance, and short memory of the public.

  3. OH STOP IT!… enough already… geez beat a dead horse why don’t ya!

  4. Who tied her hands then or did she flip flop?

  5. Angie Fealey says:

    Then it’s about time! Happy Hunting of Boko Haram and #BringBackOurGirls!

  6. Rick Lutes says:

    She acted as Secretary of State.
    She reiterated President Obama’s demand that Jewish women in Israel not have babies and she embraced the widow of a mass murderer.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/world/middleeast/28mideast.html?_r=0

  7. Andy Brown says:

    What we have here is a Satanist!!! Pastor Paul Begley can confirm that.

  8. Wonder why, it’s just too damn bad , history repeating itself

  9. Politics is the dirtiest profession in town. Prostitution is squeaky clean by comparassent.

  10. You do not walk the walk! Talk is cheap!!

  11. Bobby Hutson says:

    Passing the buck to save butt

  12. OBAMAS Policy,be nice to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood etc, then they will be nice to you.

  13. Hey, how about we send Hillary in their to negotiate face to face with these folks? What exactly did she get right while she was Secretary. Anything?

  14. Ritch Joy says:

    We should all vote for Hillary for pres. We already know she lies!

  15. Marcus Dean says:

    Why now Hillary? what difference does if make?

  16. Aaron Levy says:

    As much as it sad more so
    To the families . The republican using it as a camping issue .

  17. yet another moment a Clinton’s political career that cost innocent lives…

  18. does it matter? she didnt stand on her own ….no integrity or honor, plain as that!!!

  19. Gotta jump on the Band Wagon, even if it’s burning, after all, Michelle did! If what Pelosi said is even half Truth about Many Americans not knowing about Benghazi, then All the Media that this is getting that Main Stream Media Didn’t give Benghazi will make Clinton and IslamObama look like Saints, or if you are Atheists, great Humanitarians!

  20. Ruth Craig says:

    Hindsight. Isn’t is great to point our finger at someone to draw attention away from ourselves.

  21. Jerome Henen says:

    IMPEACH THE BEACH!

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