Saturday, March 7, 2015

Boko Haram aligns with ISIS

This is not surprising;

"Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement."  (BBC News)

We already know Mr. Obama's and Mr. Kerry's reluctance to label "ISIS" as Islamic.  Perhaps that's why Boko Haram (that group Hillary refused to label as a terrorist group) felt a kindred spirit with ISIS.

Speaking of Hillary, her mantle as heir apparent to the Democratic nomination may have dimmed a bit. She valiantly weathered the Benghazi accusations, she adeptly "ducked" comparisons to Brian Williams.  But now her use of private emails while Secretary of State has now surfaced.  Team Hillary has decided the best course of action is to say nothing and keep Hillary in seclusion but that technique may not be working so good.

Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has seized the spotlight from Hillary.  Hillary's tactic of remaining off the media radar to avoid political kerfuffles has allowed O'Malley to come out as a much better option for the Democrats to maintain the White House.  And by O'Malley running for President, he won't run for Senate in Maryland allowing Kathleen Mathews (wife of "Hardball" host Chris Matthews) to run.

O'Malley is a former governor like Christie and Bush (the two most likely Republican candidates).  Unlike the latter two, O'Malley is able to unit his party and thus far proves a far more likely candidate to independent voters than Hillary.

If O'Malley does manage to wrest the Democratic nomination from Hillary, he stands a good chance of winning (assuming Bush or Christie become the Republican nominee).  But it means he will bring in the newest group to in dealing with the ongoing problems with ISIS and Boko Haram to name a few.  Putin would welcome having a new President with whom he has no history.

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