November 24, 2015

Group Clinton Refused To Call Terrorists Now Represents “Increased… Threat” To U.S Travelers

Yesterday, the State Department released a Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. citizens, warning them of the increased risks of travel because of terror threats:

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.

This travel alert concerning Boko Haram follows news that the terror group was named the deadliest terrorist group in 2014. Boko Haram has been kidnapping, murdering, and terrorizing peaceful citizens for years, but apparently that was not enough for Hillary Clinton to designate them a Foreign Terrorist Organization. As Secretary of State, Clinton fought the effort to designate Boko Haram a terror group. The Daily Beast reported that:

What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.

Not only did Clinton refuse to name the world’s deadliest terrorist group a Foreign Terrorist Organization, she “lobbied” against a Senate bill that would have done just that. The lack of a FTO designation “prevented U.S. law enforcement agencies from fully addressing the growing Boko Haram threat in those crucial two years.” With U.S. travelers under an increased threat from Boko Haram, Clinton should be forced to answer for her shameful actions.