VIDEO: Clinton’s Boko Haram Terror: The 2nd Anniversary Of The Mass Kidnapping
On the night of April 14, 2014, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria. Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group who perpetrated the mass kidnapping, gained international infamy with its act of terror, but Secretary Clinton’s emails show the group’s threat had long been known to Secretary Clinton and her state department.
However, instead of taking the simple action of designating the now-ISIS-aligned terrorist group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, Clinton and her State Department refused to do so. Clinton’s State Department even actively fought against the terror designation, which some argued would have allowed “U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies to use certain tools and authorities” against the group. Clinton’s intransigence butted up against the urging of the FBI, the CIA and “over a dozen senators and congressmen.”
Since the kidnapping, Boko Haram has continued its atrocities murdering approximately 2,000 people in just a few days in January 2015. The group was named the world’s most deadly terror group in November 2015 and, by one count, is responsible for over 15,000 deaths since May 2011 alone. A UNICEF report released this week said that Boko Haram has increasingly used children as suicide bombers over the past two years with one in every five being a child and usually a girl.
Clinton has yet to answer for her refusal to address the Boko Haram threat, perhaps to avoid bringing attention to her connections to Nigerian businessman and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury.
As the second anniversary of the brutal kidnapping coincides with the crucial Democratic primary debate in New York, it remains to be seen whether Clinton will be called to task for her failed foreign policy record.