Boko Haram’s days of running free rein could be brought to an end by a number of African nations essentially declaring war on the violent Islamists, as reported by the London-based Sky News on May 18, 2014. To further exacerbate an already tense situation, the African leaders announcement comes on the heels of the revelation by The Daily Beast on May 11, 2014 that the Obama Administration has been in possession of solid evidence since 2011 that Usama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network has been Boko Haram’s de facto godfather and benefactor since their inception in 2002.
Recently revealed evidence captured from the bin Laden raid clearly cited that the al-Qaeda leader invested millions of dollars in Boko Haram. Not just investing the seed money, “‘There were channels between bin Laden and Boko Haram leadership,’ one senior U.S. intelligence official told The Daily Beast. ‘He gave some strategic direction at times.'”
With even more of the political spotlight is being focused directly on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as to why she neglected to officially classify the West African terrorists as such, the leaders of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin have been meeting in the capital of their former colonial-era masters. The Equatorial African leaders have been conferring with French President Francois Hollande to formulate a joint strategy to battle the often especially vicious terrorists, who have recently kidnapped almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls (overwhelmingly Christians), ostensibly to sell them into sexual slavery, specifically for Muslim men.
Chadian President Idriss Debyhave stated in clear and uniquivicable language that they collectively are in a state of “total war on Boko Haram.” Despite Barack Obama’s promise to the world prior to the 2012 presidential election that al-Qaeda was both on its heels and also decimated, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan was quoted at the Paris meeting that the Boko Haram jihadists have “become a regional al-Qaeda which threatened all of them.”
What difference does it make?
While Hillary Clinton Is the presumptive Democratic candidate for the White House in 2016, she presently has more than a few allies in the Fourth Estate. The hard-left Daily Kos recently exemplified how many of news organs sing her praises with lines such as noting the “exceptional qualities and morally outstanding character of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
But now that Boko Haram’s Compare Usama is figuratively and literally sleeping with the fishes, the usually Democratic-friendly The Daily Beast recently hammered Mrs. Clinton in a separate article for her failing to heed the 2011 call by the Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA, and well over a dozen US Senators and Congressmen for the Clinton-led State Department to brand Boko Haram officially a foreign terrorist organization.
As reporter Josh Rogin of The Daily Beast cited, not only did Clinton ignore calls for the terrorist tag to be applied to the West African islamists, Mrs. Clinton went as far as to publicly wage war against the Republican sponsored Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Act of 2013 (Senate Bill – 198) from ever seeing the light of day. If it would have been passed, the State Department would have been forced to declare Boko Haram as terrorists. If then Sec. Clinton still held fast to her belief that Boko Haram should not be officially named a terrorist organization, then Clinton would be bound by law to explain to the US Congress and people why there was no sufficient reason to do so.