Hillary Clinton’s Terror State Gala

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Last month, at a gala held in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated her wishes for the creation of a Palestinian state. While her feelings on the matter are no longer a subject of controversy, the group that she was speaking in front of, the American Task Force on Palestine – a group with past and present ties to the terrorist PLO – is.

The information about the gala’s sponsor was ignored by the government officials paying homage to it. Will we continue to ignore these officials’ pro-terror activities?

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is a terrorist organization. That is according to the U.S. government, which states in its Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987, signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan, “[T]he Congress determines that the PLO and its affiliates are a terrorist organization and a threat to the interests of the United States, its allies, and to international law and should not benefit from operating in the United States.”

This bill is still law, although future Presidents have sought to circumvent it by signing six-month waivers of the bill, thus allowing for the operation of a PLO office within the United States. From President Bill Clinton to President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama, the privilege (or lack thereof) of signing this waiver (“Presidential Determination”) has been passed on and acted upon like clockwork. That, however, has recently changed.

April 7, 2010 was the last time that a U.S. President signed the waiver. On October 7th, when the waiver was set to expire, the new signatory did not bear the Presidential seal. The duty was handed over by President Obama to the State Department. The waiver was signed by Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg.

Interestingly, while the April 7th waiver has a large presence on the internet – mostly on government web pages devoted to it – until this author found a government official willing to retrieve it, the October 7th document was nowhere to be seen on the web and was virtually hidden from the public domain.

According to the official, the waiver’s non-public release was simply an oversight by the State Department. But regardless of the reason for the “mistake,” the change of signatures must be looked into, especially given the fact that it was Hillary herself who participated in a PLO-associated event only less than two weeks later.

On October 20, 2010, in Washington, D.C. where the group is headquartered, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held its 5th Annual Gala, entitled ‘Building Palestine – the Indispensable State for Peace.’

The event was attended by a number of dignitaries, including: former Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Turki al-Faisal; former White House Chief of Staff and former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu; and current member of U.S. Congress Darrell Issa.

The latter two were listed with various other current and former government officials as being part of the gala’s Honorary Host Committee, which included names like former U.S. Secretary of State and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright; U.S. Senators John Kerry and Carl Levin; and U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison, Howard Berman, Gary Ackerman, Nita Lowey, Bill Delahunt and Dennis Kucinich.

The keynote speaker for the event was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

During her speech, Secretary Clinton discussed her past call for a Palestinian state. She said, “[A]s First Lady, I may have been the first person ever associated with an American administration to call for a Palestinian state and the two-state solution. This goal is now the official policy of the United States.”

Indeed, in May 1998, speaking at a forum of Arab and Israeli youth, then-First Lady Clinton stated, “’Well, I think that it will be in the long-term interest of the Middle East for Palestine to be a state, to be a state that is responsible for its citizens’ well-being, a state that has responsibility for providing education and health care and economic opportunity to its citizens.”

And while, at the time, this was considered a significant controversy, it is also true that today this is the official policy of the U.S. government.

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  • stephencuz

    Is she speaking of the Trans-Jordanian people that Jordan has yet to assimilate back into their society? Is she speaking of the displaced Egyptian people yet to be reunited into their homeland or to the Lebanese people that are also displaced? What is their mission statement? How does it go, something about wiping out the people of Israel? Or is it a quote from that Loving, Peaceful Qur'an which would have the world believe that the One, True God would call on Muslims to listen to the trees and rocks call out to them to come kill a Jew hiding behind them? (Because who doesn’t understand what a threat a person hiding behind a tree or a rock posses to the world?) To whom are we to be most thankful? Mrs. Clinton, representing us in dialogue with a recognized terrorist organization or ourselves for allowing such a transgression to go unanswered?

  • jacob

    This is the same woman, unworthy of having tied her Senate predecessor 's
    shoe laces, New York Jews had the unmitigated gall of electing Senator, truly
    in line with 80% of them (New York perhaps 101%) voting for BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA…! ! !

  • muchiboy

    "Last month, Hillary Clinton reiterated her wishes for the creation of a Palestinian state. . the group that she was speaking in front of, the American Task Force on Palestine – a group with past and present ties to the terrorist PLO – is."

    If life and America were fair,the Zionist state of Israel along with the corrupt PLO and the fundamentalist Hamas would be listed as Terrorist states or organizations.Muchiboy

    • MixMChess

      Israel is not a terrorist state. Hamas states in its charter that its goal is worldwide genocide of the Jews. The PLO was notorious for executing Israeli children and shooting newborns point blank in the head. Keep trying with the lies Nazi-boy.

  • USMCSniper

    The Palestinians strap munitions on their own women and children and send them out on homicide-suicide missions to murder other innocent women and children in markets, restuarants, on school buses, and in their homes. The Palestinians in their own words and by their actions are committed to the genocide of the Jewish people therefore, have foreited their rights to even exist at all let alone having a UN and US sanctioned terrorist state of tehir own.

  • sharpsrifle

    "Is she setting up for a war? "

    Yes…the FINAL Final Solution.

  • RiverFred

    Why would they possibly want to have a state of their own, they have to take on responsibilities and would be cut off from all the freebies they receive now.

  • PAthena

    The Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name of Judea to "Palestina" after having defeated the last of the Jewish rebellions under Bar Kochba in 135 A.D. From that time on, "Palestine" meant "land of the Jews" or "the Holy Land," and "Palestinian" was synonymous with "Jew". That is why the Zionists wanted the "Palestine Mandate" and that Great Britain was awarded the "Palestine Mandate" after World War I to be "the homeland of the Jews."
    Calling Arabs "Palestinians" is the consequence of Soviet propaganda; the Soviet Union and Egypt under Nasser founded the "Palestine Liberation Organization" in Cairo in 1964, with all the phony history and propaganda to go with it.

    • neils60

      And, John Brennan, the State Department's chief on terrorism (appointed by Obama/Clinton), refers to Jerusalem as AlQuds, never as Jersusalem.
      Unrelated to the above comment, Messrs. Levin, Ackerman, and Berman, along with Mrs. Lowey and Mrs. Albright fit in very nicely with this group of those who are so disdainful of Israel's existence.

    • Spider

      This is historically correct. Yasser Arofat traveled many times to the Soviet Union for supposedly diplomatic visits. Did anyone ever ask who he met or why her was there? He met with the KGB propoganda minister to create a plan for one of the greatest propoganda successes in history: to make his murderous terrorist organization the PLO into victims of Israeli oppression. This was the reason for his visits and the result we still see today

  • Dennis Menzer

    Hilliry had a party with the PLO and it's supporters ??? that's not too bad….Obama had a dinner in the White House with high ranking Muslims form around the world and took off his shoes and prayer with them.

    Think not, check it out

  • Betsy

    No, she is just major league stupid.

  • Carol

    John Sununu was the Gov. of the state of New Hampshire. Please correct the misinformation. Thank you.

    • stephencuz

      Carol, What are you talking about?__ "former White House Chief of Staff and former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu…."

  • Carol

    John Sununu was the Governor of the State of New Hampshire. Please correct the inacurate information. thank uou.