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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary & Boko

The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media—embarrassed by the DNC leaks that disrupted their convention and reinforced the notion that the political fix for Hillary Clinton was in—decided that they had to change the subject as quickly as possible. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and their legion of supporters in the media flew into action blaming the Russians (although there is no hard evidence to support that claim) and then suggesting that Donald Trump was somehow in league with Vlad Putin. After Trump asked the Russians to find the 33,000 emails that Hillary unilaterally deleted from her private servers, there were screams of "treason!"

But why? After all, Hillary has told us that the 33,000 deleted emails have no security value—they were about birthday parties and yoga—all 33,000 of them. And besides, although there is a 99.999 percent probability that her server was hacked by our adversaries, including Russia, before she deleted the emails, Hillary's supporters lean on the FBI claims that there is no evidence of a hack. The only problem is that state-sponsored hacks leave no meaningful evidence.

Tonight, Hillary will tell us why she'd make a good president. Maybe she can begin by telling us why in 2011 and 2012 she directed the State Department to block the designation of Boko Haram—one of the most vicious and murderous Islamic terror groups—from receiving the official terror designation. She tells us that she's an advocate for women and children. If I recall correctly, Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of female children, brutalized them, and then turned them into sex slaves. Hmmm, I guess her advocacy for children and women only goes so far.

Patrick Pool reports:
... Boko Haram began to ramp up its terror campaign in 2011 and 2012, Hillary Clinton obstructed the official terror designation of the group over the objections of Congress, the FBI, the CIA and the Justice Department.

Why did Hillary Clinton's State Department drag its feet on the terror designation in the face of near unanimous opposition from the rest of the U.S. government?

A recent series of reports exposes that a close Clinton family confidante -- and Hillary campaign bundler -- profited from Nigeria's lucrative oil fields. He engaged in multiple illegal deals throughout Africa.

Also, other donors to the Clinton Global Initiative are deeply involved in Nigeria's corrupt oil industry.

Were they the motivation behind Hillary's inexplicable position on Boko Haram?

As PJ Media's Bridget Johnson has previously asked, is Boko Haram Hillary Clinton's biggest scandal? Hillary Clinton is set to accept the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States. Why is no one in the media talking about Hillary and Boko Haram?

It is worth nothing that Congress had to drag a reluctant State Department kicking and screaming to get Boko Haram designated in November 2013, after Hillary Clinton had left office.
I know, I know, Hillary Supporters (a.k.a., the three monkeys) argue that yet again, this is a right wing conspiracy, that yet again, there's no smoking gun, that yet again, poor Hillary is just a victim. There are dozens of 'yet agains,' but no matter, Hillary gets a pass—by the Democrats, but the media, and by a government that is disinterested in her brand of corruption. The problem here and in virtually every instance of 'yet agains' is that pesky facts indict the Democrats chosen candidate. Lots of facts.  With copious links to expanatory data, Patrick Pool writes:
Hillary Clinton's willful obstruction in the matter is easy to document:

  • Members of Congress discovered in 2014 that the Clinton State Department intentionally lied and downplayed the threat from Boko Haram, and worked to kill bills in both the House and the Senate calling for their designation in 2012.
  • As Reuters reported, the Justice Department's National Security Division strongly urged the State Department to designate Boko Haram, but then a group of 21 American academics rallied to the State Department's aid by sending a letter to Hillary Clinton strongly arguing against Boko Haram's designation.
  • We also now know that the Obama administration was sitting on intelligence -- obtained as a result of the Bin Laden raid -- that revealed Boko Haram's direct connection to al-Qaeda and the international terror network in 2011 and 2012. In other words, Hillary's State Department was arguing that Boko Haram had no such connections, that it wasn't a transnational terror threat, even though the Obama administration -- and likely Clinton herself -- knew that was false.
But there's a larger point to be made. Corruption—and HRC is C-O-R-R-U-P-T—is corrosive. Instead of doing what's right, a truly corrupt politician does what is profitable or what allows that politician to consolidate power. As a consequence, bad actors, bad ideas, and bad policy become part of the political landscape, and in the process everyone but the friends of the politician gets hurt.

That's the America that we'll get with Hillary Clinton. Buckle your seat belts—it's going to be a rough, nasty, and discouraging ride.