December 17, 2015

Clinton’s Failed Boko Haram Policy Prompts U.S. Boots on the Ground in Africa

CBS is reporting that 300 U.S. soldiers are being deployed to West Africa to battle Boko Haram, the ISIS-aligned group terrorizing and killing thousands. Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people in six years and the American soldiers are being sent to Africa to provide “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets” to better help local soldiers fighting Boko Haram.

The momentous step of sending U.S. soldiers overseas is being employed, in part, because for years Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused to classify the group a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Even when the Justice Department and Congress heavily lobbied for the FTO designation, Clinton refused.

Clinton’s refusal squandered two critical years in the fight because the U.S. government was “prevented… from fully addressing the growing Boko Haram threat.” This allowed Boko Haram to grow into the deadliest terrorist group in the world.

Now, Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS which as CBS reports, has only made them more dangerous:

Kwene told CBS News since Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS their tactics have changed. Their bombs are more sophisticated and deployed with deadly frequency.

Boko Haram: the deadliest group in the world, aligned with ISIS, and according to U.S. Army Captain Victor Guzman, one with “global” ambitions to spread terror. All because Hillary Clinton did not want to “give [Boko Haram] greater publicity.”

Clinton’s failed judgment on Boko Haram is directly responsible for U.S. boots on the ground in Africa. With the world on fire, America cannot afford to be led by someone with such poor judgment.