Samantha Power Senate Confirmation Hearing – Urgent Background Information

With everything going on lately we did not notice that Samantha Power’s confirmation hearing was ongoing. Here is some quick information that could be forwarded to Senate Confirmation Hearing Staffers – ASAP.

Did NOT see this one coming. We know her well, VERY WELL.

Samantha Power Leaving White House West Wing

Samantha Power is Cass Sunstein’s wife. She had a baby last year. Before that she worked in the White House as a foreign policy advisor. It was Samantha Power who created the “Obama Doctrine” – and framed the R2P (Responsibility To Protect) intervention rules for POTUS.

Samantha Power was the primary decision maker behind our interventionist entry into war in Libya. It was her, along with Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, who led the entire framework of our response to the Libyan uprising – and specifically our military engagement to protect al-Qaeda in Benghazi (Eastern Libya). She is rabidly anti-Israel. (we explain after AP article)

*Note* Don’t forget that in Obama’s administration the U.N. Ambassador is a Cabinet Level position. For all intents and purposes – equal to the Secretary of State.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Samantha Power - Valerie Jarrett - President Obama

Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama’s national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon.

Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008 presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White House. She left the administration in February but was considered the favorite to replace Rice at the U.N. (continue reading)

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Previously we shared the inside story on the inside discussions that led us to War with Libya. The “Key” player in this decision, the one who pushed Obama, and ultimately the United States, to war was Samantha Power. So let’s get to know this radical member of the Obama team a little better. President Obama’s actions involving Libya have been baffling at best. He did nothing for days. He talked about waiting to build a coalition for multilateral action. He downplayed the concept of regime change, yet one of the main objectives for engaging has been to get rid of Colonel Qaddafi. It’s been a strange couple of weeks for Obama in terms of his foreign policy, and there still hasn’t been a clear explanation for what we’re doing in Libya and why we’re doing it.

Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar and husband of Samantha Power

Much of the motivation behind Obama’s Libya policy stems from the ideology of Samantha Power, the Irish-American, hard-Left humanitarian activist who has been the president’s Director for Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council since 2009 (and, incidentally, the wife of Obama’s “Regulatory Czar” Cass Sunstein). Power is the woman behind the curtain in terms of Obama’s policy on Libya, but a look at what she advocates reveals a troubling agenda.

Power has advocated a foreign policy that can easily be described as what Stanley Kurtz calls “humanitarian interventionist.” Power and other activists like her seek to build American foreign policy around merely stepping into situations in the name of preventing genocide and other humanitarian aims. This type of foreign policy relies heavily on international law and multilateralism. It is also the reason behind Obama’s actions in Libya and the timing of them. As Kurtz states:

Most of the commentary on Libya has focused on the tension between Obama’s apparent desire to displace Qaddafi and his reluctance to admit to it. But the chief reason for this intervention is the one that’s staring us in the face. Obama dithered when it was simply a matter of replacing Qaddafi, yet quickly acted when slaughter in Benghazi became the issue. What Samantha Power and her supporters want is to solidify the principle of “responsibility to protect” in international law. That requires a “pure” case of intervention on humanitarian grounds. Power’s agenda would explain why Obama acted when he acted, and why the public rationale for action has not included regime change.

Yet Obama has so far been reluctant to fully explain any of this to either Congress or the American public, perhaps because he realizes that the ideological basis of his actions would not be popular if openly admitted. If Obama were a different sort of president, we would have all heard about “responsibility to protect” long ago. The country would have thoroughly debated Power’s ideas, and the public would have quickly recognized the core motives of the president’s actions in Libya;

While this type of foreign policy agenda might in some small way make sense to some people in a situation like the one in Libya, it is absolutely dangerous as the basis for an entire foreign policy.

You see, Samantha Power and her supporters have Israel in their sights as a target for American military intervention on humanitarian grounds. Witness this exchange in an interview Power gave with Harry Kreisler, director of the Institute for International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002:

In another interview five years later, Power stated that we in the United States brought terrorist attacks on ourselves because of our relationship with Israel, and she noted that that relationship:

…has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics…

In the eyes of activists like Power, we are chained to a genocidal power by aligning with Israel. So, how do large chunks of Obama’s foreign policy fall into the hands of dangerous Leftists like Samantha Power? Stanley Kurtz explains the Obama-Power history well:

It seems reasonable to conclude from his long-term relationship with Power that Obama shares her interest in making humanitarian military interventions more common. Yet the president has said little about this, and the obvious policy implications of his ties with Power are rarely drawn. In his biography of Obama, David Remnick describes the beginnings of the Power-Obama relationship thus: “Obama did not strike Power as a liberal interventionist or a Kissingerian realist or any other kind of ideological ‘ist’ except maybe a ‘consequentialist.’ In foreign policy, Obama said, he was for what worked.”

Here we have the classic protective presentation of Obama. The future president reads a book by a passionately ideological humanitarian interventionist and quickly hires her as his key foreign policy advisor. Yet the obvious ideological implications of this are left entirely unexplored. Instead we are quickly reassured that Obama is nothing but a pragmatist.

There is a germ of truth to the pragmatism claim. Obama doesn’t seem to have a single overarching strategic perspective. Instead he “pragmatically” juggles competing sensibilities on foreign policy, ranging from multiculturalist non-interventionism, to postcolonial exhortation, to humanitarian interventionism, to a political desire to keep foreign-policy problems sufficiently in check to allow a focus on domestic transformation.

That’s right, Barack Obama is willing to sub-contract his foreign policy to fellow leftists like Power in order to concentrate on his stealth socialist domestic agenda. In his brilliant book, Radical-In-Chief, Kurtz illuminates the way Obama’s foreign policy takes a back seat to a transformational, radical domestic agenda:

Obama’s stance toward foreign policy and cultural issues combines quick and easy progressive changes with a still stronger desire to hold political conflict at bay. The point is to keep side issues stable enough to permit Obama to focus on structural changes to the economy.

[…]

For Obama, slow-motion economic transformation (in a socialist direction) is the key to every other change.

Rather than disproving the claim that Obama is a socialist, these [issues] reveal a president clever enough to preserve his political capital for the structural changes that matter most.

The long and the short of it is that Obama saw Samantha Power as enough of a fellow traveler, as it were, to give her a plum position on his foreign policy team. Then he allowed her to shape a major piece of urgent foreign policy while he focuses more intensely on domestic economic transformation.

Major foreign policy decisions in the hands of people like Samantha Power not only make for strange actions like those surrounding Libya, but they could also create hazardous situations involving other nations — namely Israel.

Samantha Power, Susan Rice, President Obama – Take us to WAR in Libya

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32 Responses to Samantha Power Senate Confirmation Hearing – Urgent Background Information

  1. GZanon says:

    Don’t forget this happening today also..

    Napolitano prepares for debut before University of California board, confirmation vote

    Mark G. Yudof out
    Janet Napolitano (former Homeland Security Secretary)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/higher-education/napolitano-prepares-for-debut-before-university-of-california-board-confirmation-vote/2013/07/18/b7786040-ef79-11e2-bb32-725c8351a69e_story.html

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  2. This has to be one of the most Marxist women on this planet. I get chills just thinking about the power she already has, this is a nightmare!
    I have to share this will my Sister PolitiChicks, you have done great research! In just three days, you’ve become my favorite website.

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  3. FoxyGranny says:

    While the nation is focused elsewhere, so convenient for other corruption to gain momentum.

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  4. bletchleypark01 says:

    The noose tightens.

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  5. GZanon says:

    Just listen to 34 seconds of this Lecture, does it sound familiar to current event?

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  6. rashomon says:

    Obama lacks the education and experience (look at whatever record you can manage to unearth) to lead this country, thus he sub-contracts his duties to Valerie Jarrett’s favorites and the hard leftists he encountered at Columbia, Harvard and U. of Chicago.

    This Marxist and her equally absurd husband clearly have as their goal a NWO with its fingers entangled in every orifice of our being that can enrich their cabal of overly-educated elitists. The only problem is…it is your hard work, your liberty, your lives and the lives of your children that they use. They remain the self-appointed chess masters, knocking off rooks and risking kings, surviving to enjoy another game.

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  7. Sweetback the Murse says:

    What do you mean I can’t enter Heaven, God? I am a good person, I have only done the things I have for the people, to make the world a better place. My dear child, you worshipped on the altar of man, you have ignored my laws, you held yourself in high vanity. So, you may not pass! Now, off to the darkness with you.

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  8. Occigent says:

    When Power discusses the inability to act in the face of monstrous evil in the above video, it describes how I feel in the reality that people like her are now entrenched in our government.

    I would trust Trayvon Martin (RIP) to do less damage to America in the UN than this smarmy revolutionary. Power is evil, entitled, and convinced, without a shred of humility. When I see these greasy Marxist academics that now infest DC, I see their faces in books that will be written 100 years from now about the tragedy that is about to befall us.

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    • Spar Harmon says:

      I was awake and cognizant during the Army McCarthy hearings, remember the Red Scare, also the Kennedy kickback, the Great Society, on to the Great Raygun Rumpus, Bush lip watching, Clintonian sheep’s clothing, Bush Front(cabal in back), Now O’Bama Front(cabal in back)… In my life-time it has Always been “self appointed chess masters”, per Rashomon above. To my historical knowledge, it has also always been so in my country. In the Great Power-Chess Game in our country, based as it is on conflict politics, there has always been the risk of two extreme outcomes: one side gains decisive power over any other, thus over all of us…OR a dominant side over plays their hand and the game collapses into societal chaos and we all lose…the crises points have occurred at between 20 and 30 year intervals.
      I guess I could keep my rifle loaded and hunker down in the bushes personally, that is not an reasonable alternative for the pursuit of happiness or domestic tranquility of All of us. The fabric of our Social Contract is again at Great Risk. The discussions amongst Us leading up to our Revolution, Civil War, Great Depression,…. well fellow citizens, why is it we roost Here? “Ragtag misfits”, not knee jerk ideologues, may help enough off the bloody battle field to keep the coherence of our nation alive so We may survive to carry on…
      Abandon all ideology. Love one another, support one another, seek to do that which is good, Do no harm….
      Spar Harmony

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  9. Rosie McDuff Derryberry says:

    I’m not certain, other than wring our hands in despair, there is much that can done to stop the confirmation of this Communist. Obama hates America and is not as ignorant as many people give him credit for being. He is undermining our position as a superpower – reducing The U.S.A. to a shell of its former self – and diminishing, daily, our authority with the rest of the civilized world. I don’t believe it is by accident but by design. He is, no doubt, a puppet whose strings are being pulled by evil men intent on evil ends. There are principled, conservative men and women in Congress, but they are far-outnumbered by corrupt, career politicians who are willing to throw us under the bus to further their own selfish agendas. This relatively new theory of “enlightenment” meaning “I’m more liberal than you are” is scary. This mindset is being force fed to our children through the shows they watch and the public education system. The intelligent ones will be brainwashed into continuing the agenda, the less mentally inclined will be incited for a cause they neither understand nor really care about. The only way to end this rapid demise of the U.S.A. is “breed” a new generation of conservatives, which is going to be a daunting task considering what we’re up against. One way we can achieve this is by keeping our children out of the public school system. We can accomplish that by forming home school groups taught from a conservative perspective and instilling the principles we hold dear. We can support young republican groups in our adolescents and our young adults. What we need is a modern Alex P. Keaton to make “conservative cool” again. A revival of All in the Family might not be a bad idea, either!

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    • Spar Harmon says:

      Of course, oppose an identified ideologue’s confirmation, but watch out for the not so blatant cons, those whose outer clothing covers an inner, self-centered, unscrupulous agenda for it is they, in their ubiquitous everywhereness, who are sand in the machinery
      of the sand…. turning and turning in the widening gyre/ the falcon cannot hear the falconer…the center cannot hold…
      Help your brother and sister and hold on…

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    • Partyzant says:

      For local home school groups and resources, your local Catholic Parish is a good place to start. Even if you are not so theologically inclined, the methods and style are proven over, well…millenia.
      Homeschooling is the way to go! Get your children off the plantation of Communist thought!

      in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritūs Sancti

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      • Rosie McDuff Derryberry says:

        I am Catholic and my oldest went through Catholic school and is now in college. My son, who will be starting Kindergarten this year, will be home-schooled. I have looked for a “group” but have not found one. I am still looking and have definitely looked at the Diocese of Houston-Galveston. They have some excellent resources. I hope I can find an actual group for the social aspect. He will learn how and WHAT we want him to learn and at the pace he is capable of. We have the “poster child” example of “No Child Left Behind” here in Houston, TX. Horrible public schools for the most part. In addition, I have no desire for my child to be brain-washed by the liberals that fill our public schools. The children’s programs on television are bad enough and have been going steadily downhill for the last 20 years or so. Thanks for the advice!!

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        • MargiePolitiChicks says:

          Don’t forget about Common Core! The single most dangerous thing facing our students. We home school now. They are trying to force us to teach Common Core at home!

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          • Stormy says:

            To you belong to Home School Legal Defense Association, Margie? It was the best investment I ever made while I home schooled my children K -12. hslda.org Don’t stay home without it.

            Common Core is cancer.

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  10. lovemygirl says:

    A seemingly good summary of her leanings so far:
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2379

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  12. ctdar says:

    Hope some congressman (Cruz)calls her out on this false promise:
    to grant Israel a seat on the UN Security Council.
    Israel is like a ship without a berth, her declaration is a complete lie.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/07/17/Power-s-False-Promise-to-Israel-A-Seat-on-the-UN-Security-Council

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  13. 22tula says:

    “Samantha Power Video: Less US Sovereignty, More Muslim Power”
    By Arlen Williams – July 17, 2013
    http://gulagbound.com/39956/samantha-power-video-turn-ons-less-us-sovereignty-more-muslim-power/

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