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Hillary wrapped up her one-day visit to Canada in Saskatchewan last night.  Here is some local coverage.

 

Extremism spreading, Hillary Clinton tells Saskatoon crowd

Former U.S. secretary of state praises Canadian health care, says she admires Tommy Douglas

CBC News Posted: Jan 21, 2015 5:30 AM CTLast Updated: Jan 22, 2015 7:12 AM CT

Hillary Clinton talked about terrorism, democracy, the importance of early childhood education, but not the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hillary Clinton talked about terrorism, democracy, the importance of early childhood education, but not the Keystone XL pipeline. (CBC)

Terrorism, democracy, and Saskatchewan’s early leadership role in health care were among the topics covered by Hillary Clinton in Saskatoon Wednesday.

The former U.S. secretary of state did not quite pack the house at TCU Place. But close to 2,000 people streamed in to hear a speech by the woman who is widely expected to make a second bid for the U.S. presidency.

They paid in the range of $84 to $315 for the privilege.

Clinton focused most of her formal address on the topic of Islamic extremism — and how the U.S. and Canada should respond. Coincidentally, it was the same evening that the Amadiyya Muslim Students’ Association was holding a video presentation and discussion at the University of Saskatchewan, on Islamist de-radicalization.

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Here are a few additional photos.

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Finally, to cap off the foray above the border, BIG thanks to Dan Merica and Cassie Spodak at CNN for refuting a ridiculous lie that buzzed around the Hillary-nets this week.  For the record:

No, Hillary Clinton didn’t go to Canada with 65 Secret Service agents

Hillary was above the border today beginning her Canadian trek in Winnipeg for lunch.  A new Facebook page,  Canadians for Hillary Clinton,  shared this lovely account of the event.

Standing ovations for Clinton from Winnipeg crowd

She opened with a “Peg” joke, gently refused to be drawn into a debate about the Keystone pipeline or her political future and earned two standing ovations from a huge Winnipeg crowd.

In between, likely presidential contender and former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton gave two shout-outs to Manitoba Hydro’s plans to build a new power line to Minnesota and a nod to rookie mayor Brian Bowman, the city’s first Métis mayor. No one in the crowd of nearly 2,000 seemed to mind Clinton pronounced the S on the end of Métis.

Speaking without notes and untethered from the podium, Clinton began by extolling the friendly relationship between Canada and the United States. She said no border is more peaceful and no two countries share more core values.

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Here are some pics.

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MSNBC shared a video of Hillary’s Putin impression here >>>

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pointed way to an economy that works for all. Now we need to step up & deliver for the middle class.

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What would MLK say today? Great strides but miles to go. We have to keep up the fight against injustice.

There is a lot of BS going on out there about Hillary.  The worst was a report that as Secretary of State she did not designate Boko Haram terrorist. Not true.

 


The Department of State designated Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar, and Khalid al-Barnawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Shekau is the most visible leader of the Nigeria-based militant group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, commonly referred to as Boko  m. Khalid al-Barnawi and Abubakar Adam Kambar have ties to Boko Haram and have close links to al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Under Shekau’s leadership, Boko Haram has carried out numerous attacks in northern Nigeria, its primary area of operation. In the last 18 months, Boko Haram or associated militants have killed more than 1,000 people. Boko Haram is credited with the August 26, 2011 attack on the United Nations building in Abuja that killed at least 23 people and wounded scores more. Boko Haram also claimed responsibility for the December 25, 2011 attack on the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, that killed at least 35 and wounded dozens more. Boko Haram’s deadliest violence occurred on January 20, 2012 in Kano, Nigeria, with a series of attacks that killed more than 180 people. Boko Haram’s victims have been overwhelmingly civilian.

The designation under E.O. 13224 blocks all of Shekau’s, Kambar’s and al-Barnawi’s property interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with or for the benefit of these individuals. These designations demonstrate the United States’ resolve in diminishing the capacity of Boko Haram to execute violent attacks. The Department of State took these actions in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.

For more about terrorist designation protocols and listings under Hillary’s command please see this post from last May.

Hillary Clinton Studies: Terrorist Designations

No,  it is not really a course and this is not really an assignment but rather an exercise in reality.  It is ironic, sad, and despicable  that, while reality TV is so popular,  a lot of cable “news” apparently consists of stories woven of fictional tapestries rooted in no reality whatsoever.

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Hillary’s defenders would do well to go here and do what is unquestionably nitpicky tedious work following terrorist designation chronology.

The rationale for this project is that now Hillary Clinton’s State Department is under media scrutiny for not designating Boko Haram a terrorist entity while she was in charge.  Given that she used the “T-Word” about them yesterday, it is reasonable to expect that opponents are going to sniff an opportunity to go on an offensive.

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The simplest rebuttal to why she used that word is that indeed Boko Haram now is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).   John Kerry issued that designation in November 2013 based on the groundwork laid by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.  It is the accurate term.

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It is instructive to follow the Haqqani network here.

Haqqani individuals were designated first (05/11/11, 08/16/11, 11/01/11).  Later (09/07/12) Hillary sent a report to Congress saying she was designating Haqqani, the entity,  an FTO.    Boko Haram individuals were also designated first (06/21/12) under Hillary Clinton.  Designation of the entity as an FTO  came later under her successor.

Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs under Hillary, a dedicated and diligent public servant and her State Department methodically followed protocol all during her administration at DOS.

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Attacking financial reform is risky and wrong. Better for Congress to focus on jobs and wages for middle class families.

Carole King, Hillary Clinton, Live. Top Tickets: $100,000

 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, greets Senator Dianne Feinstein as singer Carole King, left, at an October fundraiser.

Associated Press

Amid preparing for her likely presidential bid, Hillary Clinton is also helping raise money for her family’s charitable foundation.

On March 4 she is to appear at a Clinton Foundation fundraising dinner in New York City that is offering tickets for up to $100,000 apiece, a copy of the invitation shows.

Carole King, the songwriter best known for her 1971 album, “Tapestry,” is listed as the special musical guest. Unknown at this point whether she’ll perform “I Feel the Earth Move.”

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