May 9, 2014, - 3:51 pm
Why Did Hillary/Obama/Bush Block Boko Haram From Terrorist List? Same Reason All 3 Blocked Muslim Brohood, Other Grps – To Appease Muslims
The Right is rightly upset about news that Hillary Clinton blocked Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from the State Department terrorist list (until this past December), but Barack Obama is President, so he shares the blame. Yet, Boko Haram was founded and known to the world since 2002. And guess who declined to add the group to the State Department terrorist list from 2002 through the end of 2008? That’s right. George W. Bush. Why isn’t the Right calling him on this, too? Did he miss that Boko Haram bombed churches, buses, schools,police stations etc. and murdered over 10,000 people (including kidnapped Westerners) since the beginning?
ALL of Them Blocked Boko Haram (& Muslim Brohood & IAP, Etc.) From State Dept Terrorist List
As was well known to the Bush Administration, Boko Haram was committing terrorist acts since its founding, not long after 9/11. It’s well known that it’s an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, but never any terror designation. Not by Bush and not by Obama/Hillary. Why all the fuss now? You think the kidnapping of the nearly 300 girls is the group’s first terrorist act? Not even close. It’s been engaged in deadly terrorist acts since 2002.
And here’s another tip, since we’re talking about Islamic terrorist groups. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and many other countries have added the Muslim Brotherhood to their list of terrorist groups. Obama refuses to add the group to the State Department Terrorist List, and the right attacks him for this, as they should. But guess who refused steadfastly, even after 9/11 attacks to add the Muslim Brotherhood to the list, even though the group birthed HAMAS and Al-Qaeda? That’s right. George W. Bush. He deserves as much of the blame as Obama for this and probably more, since he ran as the “counter-terrorism Prez,” but Obama ran as the pan-Muslim lefty. And it’s harder to remove a group from the list once it’s there.
And there are more hardened Islamic terrorist groups and their financiers that should have been added to the State Department Terrorist list but never were, even though FBI counterterrorism agents–several of them my friends–urged the Bush Administration to do so. For example, the Islamic Association for Palestine was well known to be a financial conduit for HAMAS and was founded by HAMAS’ deported political director, Moussa Abu Marzook. Still, despite FBI agents’ protests to the contrary, the Bushies refused to outlaw “charitable contributions” to IAP by adding it to the State Department Terrorist List, even though the Bush people knew that the money went directly to HAMAS.
And, so, while Hillary Clinton’s phony concern for the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram deserves to be called out, the partisans on the right who refused to call out Bush for this, deserve to be called out, too. One of the publications whining about Hillary blocking Boko Haram from the State Department Terrorist List is National Review Online. But this is the same publication that removed an article from its site that I wrote asking why the Bush Administration continued to employ Suhail Khan, whose father brought Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the United States and raised money for the terrorist group at his mosque. National Review Editor Rich Lowry told me he pulled the article–even though he admitted it was 100% true–because he said the Bush White House and Khan requested it. Lowry also told me he would ban me for life from National Review at Khan’s request. Yes, this is the same magazine now calling Hillary Clinton out for lacking the balls it also lacks in spades. They expect self-declared lefties to be tough on Islamic terrorism when they themselves are not (so long as an “R” follows the name of those soft on Islamic terrorism).
So, you ask, why did Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama block Boko Haram from the State Department Terrorist List? The same reason Bush did. The same reason Clinton and Obama and Bush blocked the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Association for Palestine from the list. To appease Muslims. To appease Islam.
And to basically say it without actually saying it: screw you.
They really don’t care about defeating Islamic terrorism. It’s all theater. If they cared, all of these groups would be on the list. And Bush or Obama would have at some time in the last 13 years shut down HAMAS’ Islamic Association for Palestine which continues to operate in the Chicago area untouched.
Yes, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are hypocrites on this issue. But they aren’t the only ones, and there are plenty of the same on the other side of the aisle.