Benghazi proved to be a terrible tragedy involving the deaths of four good Americans, as is the current Boko Haram kidnapping of the 270+ girls in Nigeria.
Hillary Clinton, the smartest woman in politics, got both of those issues wrong. She is the common delineator between these two disastrous events. She had choices to make and she chose poorly; people died as a result of her decisions.
First, Islamists and al Qaeda were responsible for Benghazi but the Obama Administration could not admit their failure because they had just touted that Mr Obama had al Qaeda “on the run,” “decimated” and “on the path to defeat.”
[Another reason I love events immured in YouTube. You can't fudge the facts.]
Then came Benghazi and four Americans were sacrificed on the altar of political expediency and Demorat coverups. Susan Rice, former UN Ambassador, said:
A bald-faced lie by the duplicitous to the addled and soft-brained amongst us.
Next: the lie by Mr Obama whilst speaking at the United Nations:
I’m sure that, at the time, al Qaeda was wondering: “just what the hell are you talking about?” It determined: thanks; you’re playing right into our hands. We salute you.
Hillary Rodham Clinton continued to enable the duplicitous Benghazi Meme:
Whilst Demorats did their best to minimize the importance of the Benghazi deaths, Conservatives continued to insist that those four deaths had importance and that we as a nation and government needed to understand and recognize our mistakes in order that those mistake not reoccur and that the four deaths were not meaningless or in vain.
And some base questions: just who told Hillary Rodham Clinton to blame the video? Where was she at the time of the attack? Where was Barack Hussein Obama? Why the so very long response time for our citizens?
Perhaps now — with this Select Committee — there might be a slight opportunity for the truth to unveil itself? Because, after all, the more people try to stonewall, the more there must be to know.
Now that Boko Haram has revealed its true Islamist and Sharia Law bent, people in the United States are starting to become “upset.”
But let’s go back, shall we, to the nexus of Boko Haram and Hillary Rodham Clinton, in terms of her refusing — as Secretary of State — to quantify Boko Haram as an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization).
Josh Rogin at TheDailyBeast.com wrote:
Hillary’s State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists
Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department repeatedly declined to fully go after the terror group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of girls.
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.In the past week, Clinton, who made protecting women and girls a key pillar of her tenure at the State Department, has been a vocal advocate for the 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, the loosely organized group of militants terrorizing northern Nigeria. Her May 4 tweet about the girls, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, was cited across the media and widely credited for raising awareness of their plight.
But whose inaction spurred on the attackers? Her own in 2012.
“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.”
In May 2012, then-Justice Department official Lisa Monaco (now at the White House) wrote to the State Department to urge Clinton to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said that Boko Haram “are likely sharing funds, training, and explosive materials” with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. And yet, Hillary Clinton’s State Department still declined to place Boko Haram on its official terrorist roster.
Who actually placed Boko Haram on the FTO list? Of all people, John Kerry, after a series of Christian church bombings in Nigeria.
Let me unequivocally state that the kidnapping occurred roughly one month ago, on April 14th. One month. Yet the dainty sensibilities of Leftists weren’t upset until last week.
When Leftists do something, they are being good. When Conservatives do something they are being “partisan.”
Further (you’ll love this): here’s a long forgotten point from MoveOn.org: their poll to urge then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not to declare Boko Haram a terrorist group:
This is an amazing bit of defeatist pussified crap from people who are predominantly cowards. They advocate “dialogue.” There is no “dialogue” with terrorists or Islamists or criminals or psychopaths. They want what they want when they want it and couldn’t care less about “dialogue.” They only care about two things: 1) their strength and 2) your weakness.
A “hashtag” #BringBackOurGirls won’t bring back anyone, much less the girls — including Christian girls — at all. It merely serves to dupe and assuage the senseless Emos amongst us.
Michelle Obama holding up a sign won’t bring back anyone, much less the girls, at all.
A nice discussion between John Kerry and Boko Haram leaders around a nice ebon table and some soothing cups of tea won’t bring back anyone, much less the girls, at all.
How can the Leftists decry Boko Haram and yet refuse to let Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak at Brandeis University — a woman who is a clear critic of Boko Haram, al Qaeda and Islamists? Muslims who in turn believe in female genital mutilation and honor killings? By Muslims who think that women are nothing more than chattel? How hypocritical can that be? How insane can that be? Boko Haram is only worth criticism when young girls are threatened?
On that note: apparently the killing of fifty-nine little boys by Boko Haram in February of this year doesn’t count at all. I don’t see Michelle Obama holding up a sign saying #bringbackourboys. Nor do I see celebrities all a-twitter on Twitter even mentioning that horrible incident.
Why? I submit because it’s about little boys, not little girls. Little girls kidnapped = Huge Deal. Little boys killed and burned to the bone = no deal at all.
Thank you Leftists.
Thank you Hillary Clinton.