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? The Boko Haram had publicly pledged to assassinate the American ambassador in Nigeria. They had bombed the United Nation's headquarters in Abuja. The FBI, CIA, the Pentagon, the Justice Department, even the White House urged her to do so.
Her own State Department was urging her as well? Get this, eventually, even al-Qaida 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 know.
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? 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 "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. Gilbert Chagoury got what he paid for.
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.
Doug Wead is a presidential historian who served as a senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He is a New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and adviser to two presidents, including President George H.W. Bush, with whom he co-authored the book "Man of Integrity." Read more reports from Doug Wead — Click Here Now.
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