In May 2012, a then-Justice Department official, Lisa Monaco, sent a letter to the State Department and urged Clinton to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group. Four Star General Carter Ham, head of The African Central Command, said in June 2012 that an African Al Qaeda group and Boko Haram were “likely sharing funds, training, and explosive materials.” Despite this, the State Department still refused to designate the group as a foreign terrorist organization.
It took John Kerry’s State Department to designate the group as a terrorist organization in November 2013.
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So what do you think of Clinton’s State Department refusing to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group despite its crimes? Why is Clinton suddenly outraged at the group and calling it “terrorism” despite its record of crimes before these girls were enslaved? Feel free to comment below.
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