Monday, December 1, 2008

Why You Should Know Who Samantha Powers is....

All the headlines are screaming "Hillary Clinton Secretary of State", like that is the real story of the day. In truth that was last week's story and they leaked it in my opinion to see how everybody would react. The real story isn't the assumed nomination of Mrs. Clinton, but instead the 'woman' who will be guiding the New Secretary of State, Samantha Powers.




If you just thought who is Samantha Powers, you are not alone. Until recently I didn't know who she was either. It's partially because her name surfaced briefly in the primaries just after Super Tuesday, a time when most Conservatives had stopped paying attention. 'Ms.' Powers was named an early foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama's campaign, something that got the Jews attention but was largely ignored by the OLM. That was until Powers gave an interview with The Scotsman where she called Hil a "Monster" and get this..."unattractive". At that point she immediately assumed the position under the Bus and resigned, as the Obama express rolled over her on the way to the White House. She was out of the public spotlight long before the General Election.

With Obama naming Samantha Powers to his Transition Team, America should be taking a closer look at the person who will act as a Liaison between Secretary of State Clinton, and President Obama. ( editor's note: I'm going to have to practice saying both of those, because writing it just now made me a little ill.) Anyway, Who is Samantha Powers and why is Obama so fond of her?

Prior to going to work for Obama in 2005, Powers was a Professor at Harvard who was best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning book, "A Problem from Hell", which according to complete-review.com was less "finger pointing".....

Earlier working titles apparently included The Guilty Bystander and Again and Again: Fifty Years of Genocide and American Bystanderhood, but it was presumably determined that these hit too close to home and so the benign, non-finger pointing title won out


According to the review, "It's an America Bashing Book" but that doesn't appear to deter the reviewer's enjoyment of the book.

For some it heightened the Importance of the book...

"Power's critique of American policy is devastating and fully substantiated by the evidence she brings to bear." - Warren I. Cohen, Times Literary Supplement

It's not surprising that Liberals would enjoy a book criticizing America. What was shocking was when I found out that "Problem from Hell" seemed a little too Anti-American for one L.A.Times Reviewer...

"Power seeks to show that American policymakers have knowingly turned a blind eye to massacres. In her view, the United States' policy of nonintervention in the face of genocide has not been a failure but precisely what diplomats wanted." - Jacob Heilbrun, The Los Angeles Times

I haven't actually read the entire book myself, but if the LA Times can see through Powers attempt to veil her Hatred for America in this book supposedly about "genocide" it must be spelled out in Capital Letters. (Twice)

Guess how Powers met Obama? Wait for it...according to an interview with Salon.com, Obama contacted Powers after reading her book!! What was the other book Obama was reading on the campaign trail....(The Post American World)

"He had just read "A Problem From Hell" and wanted to meet to discuss fixing American foreign policy. I thought, "Well that's interesting -- clearly he's in some other league."


"In some other league", Well that's one way to look at it. If Obama's reading list is any indication, America's going to "Change" alright......By the end of their first meeting, Powers had agreed to quit her job at Harvard to go to work for Senator Obama.

But Wait! There's More! The reason the Jews paid attention when Obama named her as an advisor in the Primaries, is because she has openly criticized Americas relationship with Israel, suggesting we should take a more "even handed approach" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, like not supporting Israel and backing the Palestinians as she does in this video from April of 2002



Ed Morrisey posted this at HotAir.com today....

This should give us some insight into the foreign-policy objectives of Barack Obama, who had Power as an adviser from 2005 until the “monster” comment in March of this year. He didn’t bounce her from his team over her views on Israel and … well, let’s recall how she described the pro-Israel lobby:

Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import.

For those who may not catch the reference, Power means the Joooooos. And why would that alienate the Jewishcabalthatsecretlyrunseverything? For one thing, Power wants to spend billions on bolstering Palestinian military strength, instead of spending it on helping the Israelis to defend themselves. Bear in mind that this interview takes place about seven months after 9/11, when people supposedly still knew how dangerous radical Islamist groups like Hamas and al-Qaeda were. Power wanted to send them money and stop funding Israeli efforts to fight them.


Just when you thought it couldn't get worse Powers is an advocate for Negotiations with Iran without Pre-conditions. In January, she wrote an opinion piece for Time entitled "Rethinking Iran" where she dismisses the incident between a US Naval Ship and five Iranian speed boats as a scare tactic, not by the Iranians of course...by who else...George W. Bush.

The war scare that wasn't stands as a metaphor for the incoherence of our policy toward Iran: the Bush Administration attempts to gin up international outrage by making a claim of imminent danger, only to be met with international eye rolling when the claim is disproved. Sound familiar? The speedboat episode bore an uncanny resemblance to the Administration's allegations about the advanced state of Iran's weapons program--allegations refuted in December by the National Intelligence Estimate.



And now The One has selected Samantha Powers to Advise the State Department....Does this sound like a good idea to any thinking person?

It certainly didn't sound good to this blogger at JBlog Central, The Jewish and Israeli Blog network:

The messiah-elect got rid of Power so that he wouldn’t lose the Jewish vote.Now that he got the Jewish vote, she’s back in.......To all Jews who voted for Barack Hussein Obama, may the blood of your brethren be on...



Obviously The One hasn't strayed too far from his Far Left Roots, I'm starting to think the Hillary and the other Clinton retreads are merely a cover, a figure head if you will for him to operate his Radical agenda through his hand picked "Liaisons" that Do Not Have to go through the confirmation process. For the sake of ourselves and Israel we cannot afford to stop paying attention even for a second. Samantha Powers is proof of that.

11 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

brilliant piece..yup she was under the bus and now shes baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Pamela D. Hart said...

Everyone under the bus rolls out unscathed.

RightKlik said...

Lets see now...there's Ayers, Wright, Dohrn and Powers. Obama is friends with a whole host of anti-American hate-mongers, but Obama harbors nothing but love for America and the American way. Yeah, that makes sense.

Dulles said...

In just a few months, when you're against America's new policies, you'll be the one who's called anti-American! Won't that be fun!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Great piece of work.
Thanks for a super job..

Clay said...

Great information. Thanks for alerting us.

Biased Girl said...

I am still struggling with the fact that Obama sought her out after reading her book to "discuss" foreign policy...That does not bode well for any of us.

debrah said...

thank you for the information. I don't understand how people are okay with the leadership of this country placing people who hate America in powerful positions. I never cared for the slogan America love or leave it..but to be in leadership position you should love America and Americans...if their don't love America and want to lead there are plenty of other countries that may be more lined up with philosophy. I feel the same way with the church...everyone is welcome but to be in leadership one should believe the foundation faith of their church.

PoliticalJules said...

You know I have been screaming about his American hater friends since before he was elected. I am convinced that the American haters in other countries were looking for someone like him. I think that is why you have this group of shady friends now. The terrorist know they can't attack us from the outside so they found someone who could do it from the inside. Obama is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Although I sound like a wacko, I believe we have elected a taliban operative as the POTUS. I mean think about this...

He is targeting the rich americans. That is exactly who the taliban wanted to destroy. That is exactly why they attacked the twin towers because it was a symbol of the rich.

They know better than to attack us on our own soil, so why not do everything they can to infiltrate our Government.

We have seen already the taliban supporters like hamas, chavez etc profess their support for him, and now Powers will be their best friend.

WHY? BECAUSE IT IS THE CLOSEST WAY THEY KNOW TO DESTROY US!

PLEASE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE TERRORIST COFFEE

Biased Girl said...

PoliJules-
I hear you and I have NO idea what it will take to Wake America up...but we better do it quickly or there won't be much left to save...

AnechoicRoom said...

Powers: "a solution on unwilling parties". How utterly lovely and cringeworthy.

Why in no time 'tall, the libs will have rewritten modern history [Germans perished in the ovens ... (Jews manned the doors)].

For a few days now, I've moderated my feelings a little bout Slick Rick (Barry'O). Thinking maybe, possibly, eventually ... he might come around [hoping actually (fook me)].

He's staked out so may positions, every other second. That it is hard to tell where he will finally end up standing. He ain't dumb, but the obvious possibility that he really is too smart by half, remains to be seen.

I don't want to spend every ounce of my being, or minute bashing the calculating, and seemingly completely untrustworthy Prez Elect. We will know in due course. Days will pass, events will unfold. And we will see what Obie's got.

My money is he doesn't have a pair. But I'm willing to wait a little while and see, come the day the decision has to be made. By Israel, or the U.S (as lead or support) to end the madness in Iran.

Lottsa talk bout Obie being the greatest Prez elect evah .... the days of talking will soon come to an end.