Another scandal from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State has come to light. Warning. This is not for the faint of heart.
Throughout Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State she was constantly nagged by a pesky question. Why was she refusing to name the Islamic Boko Haram as a terrorist organization? In fact, Hillary Clinton never would. It took John Kerry’s appointment as Secretary of State to get it done?
What was the problem? Hadn’t the Boko Haram publicly pledged to assassinate the American Ambassador in Nigeria? They had bombed the United Nation’s Headquarters in Abuja. Reportedly, the FBI, CIA, the Pentagon, the Justice Department, even the White House urged her to do so. Some were saying that her own State Department was urging her as well? Get this, eventually, even Al Qaeda condemned the Boko Haram.
CNN, careful to be balanced during its coverage of the Clintons during their many scandals raised the issue and asked the question. Congressman Peter King was interviewed saying, “For the life of me I cannot understand why?” For more than two years the team at Fox and Friends was totally befuddled asking again and again, “Why?”
Well, now we can see more clearly.
It turns out that the Clinton Foundation had received several million dollars from Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton campaign donor, Gilbert Chagoury. The billionaire owned the five star Ekko Hotel in downtown Lagos and the five star Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Bottom line? Could it be that labeling the Boko Haram as a terrorist organization would be bad for tourism?
What is especially galling is the outrage Hillary Clinton later demonstrated when the very same Boko Harm kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian school girls from a boarding school in Chibok. Most of the girls were raped and sold across Africa as slaves by the Boko Haram. Clinton joined First Lady, Michelle Obama in a campaign to “Bring Back Our Girls.” The mainstream media covered the story straight.
It remains to be seen whether the media will now pick up on this story but previous accounts of Clinton’s alleged “pay to play” escapades at the State Department have passed with little or no comment. If you resent life behind this new Iron Curtain, be sure to click on all of the links in this story and track for yourself its careful documentation. It is one thing to live in a society where the news is censored. It is another to passively accept it without challenge.
Contributing to the problem is a long held American media conflict about racism and religion. For decades our television executives and publishers have discounted African deaths, especially if they involve religious-sectarian issues. From Idi Amin to Rwanda, they have unashamedly tolerated the slaughter of thousands. On those occasions, when covering a war was unavoidable, they would show the displaced persons camps but obfuscate when it came to the cause and the identities of the combatants, letting their North American viewers guess at what was going on. A former employee at one of the major networks told me that the use of the names Muslim and Christian were actually forbidden in news segments until the recent rise of Islamic militants made such censorship ludicrous and damaging to the media’s own credibility.
But for that small percentage of Americans who are trying to keep track of the truth and keep the tangled mess of the Clinton money trail somewhat coherent, here is a replay of what happened. Hillary Clinton ended her tenure as secretary of state on February 1, 2013. Boko Haram was not designated as a terrorist organization until November 2013. Clinton never gave them terrorist designation on her watch. Apparently, Gilbert Chagoury got what he paid for. Say whatever you will about the Clinton’s, like the Lannister’s in The Game of Thrones, they always pay their debts.
By the way, if the national news media refused to consistently report on the massacre of Christians in Nigeria, ABC did feel it important to file a story about Homeland Security apologizing to Clinton donor Gilbert Chagoury. It seems that Chagoury’s name showed up on a no-fly list in 2010. The billionaire Clinton buddy got a written apology from the Department of Homeland Security and ABC duly reported this historic and newsworthy moment in a special segment for its viewers. You gotta stay informed.
Meanwhile, the Boko Haram slaughter of Christians in Nigeria which has been ongoing for years continues unabated. For example, while last year Isis killed 6,000 people reports say the Boko Haram killed even more, closer to 10,000.
We may never know the salacious details of how this drama played out inside the State Department, where Hillary Clinton held off everyone from the White House to the CIA, no doubt pleasing her big money crony and Clinton Foundation donor. She destroyed her personal emails remember? And you can be sure those emails to Gilbert Chagoury were most definitely personal.
Today is the first anniversary of the Boko Haram terrorist abduction and enslavement of hundreds of teenage school girls from Chibok, Nigeria. The terrorists took the girls from a State run boarding school, driving them off into the forests. Several of the girls escaped. Their names are changed to protect their identity but their harrowing stories are told in this BBC report. One of them hid in the compound when the raid took placed, two of them jumped from speeding trucks racing away from the scene of the attack and two of them escaped from the Boko Haram terrorist camp making their way back to civilization through dangerous, terrorist held, territory.
Today, the girls are students at Canyonville Christian Academy in Canyonville, Oregon where they continue to pursue their educations.
Last night students, representing thirty countries, lit 219 candles at the school in Canyonville, Oregon. The candles represented Chibok girls still missing
The following letter, composed by students and teachers, will be read aloud at today’s special ceremony.
“To the girls still held captive. You may think that you are forgotten. But you are mistaken. We have never stopped thinking of you, never stopped praying for you and never stopped loving you. You are not alone. You are not forgotten. And one day the whole world will celebrate your freedom. Someday people everywhere will say of any lost and hopeless cause, don’t give up, be brave, remember the Chibok girls? Remember how they finally came home? We will be waiting for you with open arms. You are not alone. You are not alone.”
Tonight, the Empire State Building will be lit up in special colors to honor the Chibok girls. For those wishing to help the girls donations can be made to the Chibok Girls’ Scholarship Fund.
According to news reports coming out of Nigeria the government of president Goodluck Johnathan may have successfully negotiated the release of the 276 captured Chibok school girls from the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. As of this moment there has been no confirmation from the Boko Haram and none of the girls, declared as slaves by their Islamic captors, have been freed, although an estimated 50 have escaped.
If the reports are true it would be a stunning diplomatic victory for the Nigerian president. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has announced it will declare Nigeria an Ebola Free Zone, a claim that the United States cannot make. International observers are praising Nigeria for its thoughtful and measured action in dealing with the Ebola crisis while faulting the United States for its arrogance and complacency in responding to the danger.
Boko Harma, which means “Western Education is Forbidden” has received worldwide condemnation for its campaign of rape, murder and torture of children across Africa. An estimated 5,000 have been murdered this year.
While many American news organizations have characterized the conflict in Nigeria as a war between Christians and Muslims, the toll of death and destruction has been markedly one sided with Christians refusing the fight back. Tracking by the Jubilee organization out of Fairfax, Virginia has shown that in the last two years more Christians have been killed in northern Nigeria alone than in all other countries of the world combined.
Speaking before the Hudson Institute and other forums, Nigerian human rights activist, Emmanuel Ogebe offers a compelling litany of the atrocities of recent years.
Bokko Haram suicide bombers attacked St.Finbarr’s Catholic Church in Rayfield killing 13, including the boy scouts who welcomed visitors and operated the church gate.
More than 200 were killed in a single day of brutal massacres in Kano State.
When Christians dared to vote in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, their city was burned to the ground by Islamic jihadists.
Larger cities are no guarantee of safety. A prominent pastor was dragged from a taxi on a city street and stabbed to death for refusing to convert to Islam on the spot.
A Church of Christ congregation was attacked in Jos Plateau State, killing two women, a one year old child and injuring 50.
The countryside can be especially dangerous. 500 Christian villagers in Dogo Nahawa were massacred by Muslim herdsmen.
In 2012, Muslims killed 88 villagers and burned 187 houses in Jos North. When survivors and mourners, led by a Christian Senator Gyang Dantong held a burial service the next day, the Nigerian Senator was, himself, murdered and 13 other mourners along with him.
For several years, the United States government of president Barack Obama turned a blind eye to the calamity, refusing all calls to name Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. In December, 2012, then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stunned African leaders by raising the alarm over the massacre of elephants while ignoring the human slaughter of Christians in nearby Nigeria. “Our goal is to inform more people about his crisis,” she said, of the threat to the elephants, “attacks are multiplying at an alarming rate.”
In November, 2013, the United States, responding to widespread outrage from human rights organizations finally determined that the Islamic organization, Boko Haram, were indeed terrorists. At the same time the U.S. government insisted that news reports claiming that the terrorists were funded by Al Qaeda was false. Other news reports say that the group receives substantial financial support from British and Saudi Arabian Islamic communities.
In April, 2014 the Boko Haram descended on the Northern Nigerian village of Chibok where they kidnapped 276 teenage girls from a State run boarding school. According to reports of girls who escaped, they were ordered at gunpoint to convert to Islam. Boko Haram announced that the the girls, some as young as 13, would be sold as wives or used as sex slaves by Islamic warriors.
With the dramatic kidnapping of the Chibok girls politicians worldwide, including Democrat and Republican politicians in the United States who had been silent about the plight of Nigerian Christian civilians, rallied to “Bring back our girls.”
If the recent Nigerian negotiations with the Boko Haram are true, it will result in a miracle return from captivity for the girls whose fate was was being mourned by millions worldwide.