Monday, May 12, 2014

Hillary and Boko Haram

A couple of days ago I posted on a developing storyline involving Hillary's State Department and the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram.  This story looks to me like it has legs and could very well be an albatross around her neck come presidential election campaign season.  And I'd like to play a role in creating that albatross if I can.  So, here are two articles looking more closely at her refusal to classify Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

First, here's the conclusion of a fascinating post from John Hinderaker at Powerline:
It confuses me, too. I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that the Obama/Clinton foreign policy is shot through with pure perversity. The Taliban, not a terrorist group? Boko Haram, not a terrorist group? There is no coherent explanation for such decisions. They can only be the fruit of an emotional, anti-American, and frankly disturbed attitude toward the world.It confuses me, too. I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that the Obama/Clinton foreign policy is shot through with pure perversity. The Taliban, not a terrorist group? Boko Haram, not a terrorist group? There is no coherent explanation for such decisions. They can only be the fruit of an emotional, anti-American, and frankly disturbed attitude toward the world.
And second, an excerpt from Roger Spencer at PJ Media in an article entitled "5 Things the Media and Government Won't Tell You About Boko Haram":
5. The abduction of the schoolgirls is only the latest in a huge string of atrocities.
The world has only begun to notice them because of the abduction of the schoolgirls, but the Nigerian jihad terror group Boko Haram has been around for years. Without attracting the international outrage they have drawn upon themselves now, they have committed innumerable acts of unimaginable savagery, murdering over 2,500 people in the first three months of 2014 alone and torching numerous churches and Christian homes.
[ht: instapundit.com]