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Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby Conformist » 21 Nov 2012, 11:22


By Justin Raimondo

The largely partisan debate over what really happened in Benghazi has centered around the public pronouncements of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, whose comments on the Sunday talk show circuit attributed the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others to a riot precipitated by the “Innocence of Muslims” video. With indications the administration may be considering Rice to replace Hillary Clinton at the State Department, Sen. John McCain has gone on the warpath, declaring her unfit to hold office and vowing to block her nomination: the Fox News media machine echoes his ranting (or perhaps I should say McCain is echoing their ravings). And so the stage is set for another one of those Red Team-Blue Team showdowns that underscore the evolution of politics into pure entertainment, and have nothing whatsoever to do with whatever policy differences the two sides may have.

McCain’s grandstanding is unfortunate, not least of all because it obscures the real reason the Senate should reject the Rice nomination, if and when it is announced: she’s one of the most militant of the New Interventionists who infest the Obama administration’s foreign policy shop. With Rice at the helm, the State Department would become an increasingly belligerent mouthpiece for the militant regime-changers who increasingly dominate our foreign policy councils.

Rice was in the vanguard of the Libya operation, and is credited with pressuring a reluctant President to get involved in an adventure he was sure to regret. As the idiotic left-neocon John Avlon enthused in Newsweek/The Daily Beast:

“The Libyan airstrikes mark the first time in U.S. history that a female-dominated diplomatic team has urged military action.

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and the influential Office of Multilateral and Human Rights Director Samantha Power to argue for airstrikes against Libya. Their advice triggered an abrupt shift in U.S. policy, overturning more cautious administrations’ counselors.”

Leave it to the Beasties to frame this in terms of identity politics, but that is precisely the political calculation the Obama administration will be making if Rice is indeed the President’s nominee for State: not only is Rice one of the Three Harpies of War who — in the Madeleine Albright tradition — agitated for the disastrous Libyan intervention, she’s also African-American, a major plus in an administration where identity politics trumps real world qualifications.

As Undersecretary of State for African Affairs during the Clinton administration, Rice traces her induction into the Humanitarian Interventionist Brigade to the alleged genocide in Rwanda that occurred under Clinton’s watch, and credits the administration’s failure to act as her come-to-Jesus moment: "I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required." That it was the US consulate in Benghazi that went down in flames due to the blowback from her policy stance and influence is just one of those little ironies of history no one in Washington wants to talk about.

Mentored by Albright — whose reputation as an interventionist of the “humanitarian” school was secured by her infamous remark that the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis due to sanctions was “worth it” — Rice apparently absorbed the Albrightian mindset.

She is an especially a fervent advocate of stepping up US intervention in Africa. The dark continent, she avers, is in the midst of its “first world war,” and she knows what side she’s on. As Ethiopia’s late dictator Meles Zenawi slashed and burned his way through Somalia, in 2007, Rice’s was the loudest voice in his cheering section. Zenawi, a Marxist revolutionary who seized power in 1991, was a ruthless tyrant who suppressed the opposition, staged phony elections, and became a compliant instrument of Washington. Washington utilized Zenawi when they took up against the Al-Shabab “terrorist” group in Somalia, where Ethiopian troops launched a full-scale invasion which predictably ended in failure. As US military aid poured in, Zenawi launched a campaign of brutal repression against the Oromo and Anuak minorities, decimating their communities, murdering thousands and jailing as many as 25,000.

In spite of Zenawi’s record, his death elicited loud cries of mourning from his Western patrons, especially from Rice, who delivered an embarrassingly effusive paean at his funeral: the departed dictator was “wise,” she said, as well as a loving family man, and she lauded him as a “friend,” calling him by his first name throughout. A more sickening display of obsequious fawning by a US official over a monster in human form has rarely been recorded.


Like Albright, Rice is an abrasive personality: her rhetorical style, suffused with the smug self-righteousness that characterizes the Clinton State Department, was on full display when she went after Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin for calling for an investigation into civilian deaths suffered by the Libyans at the hands of their NATO liberators: “Oh, the bombast and bogus claims,” she shrieked. “Welcome to December. Is everybody sufficiently distracted from Syria now and the killing that is happening before our very eyes?” She characterized the Russian veto of measures to isolate the Syrian regime as “disgusting.”

Churkin was quick to reply, chiding this American Valkyrie for the cold war-ish tone of her remarks:

“We hear that the Obama administration wants to establish a dialogue with the international community in the United Nations, and in the Security Council. If that is to be the case, really this Stanford dictionary of expletives must be replaced by something more Victorian, because certainly this is not the language in which we intend to discuss matters with our partners in the Security Council.”

Rice is a Stanford University alumnus, where she graduated, in 1986, with a B. A. in history. She was the recipient of a Truman Scholarship, i.e. a government subsidy, awarded by a federally-supported “foundation” to favored applicants in the field of international studies. Chairperson of the board: Madeleine Albright, who describes the program as “identifying future change agents.”

The “change” she will bring — and has already brought — to the course of US foreign policy means a qualitative ramping up of the “regime change” campaign begun by the Bush administration and escalated by Obama. The theory of the “responsibility to protect” will rationalize the stepped up tempo of US intervention in the Middle East and Africa, at least to the satisfaction of the liberal elites who will cheer her appointment and revel in her rudeness (especially when it comes to insulting the Russians). And it won’t just be Ambassador Churkin who will cringe at her histrionics once she’s ensconced in Foggy Bottom. [...]

Susan Rice is bad news for opponents of our global meddling, bad news for the peace movement, and bad news for the country. Too bad we have to depend on McCain to torpedo her nomination: this means she will almost certainly be confirmed, as Mad John is widely seen as pursuing a personal feud and is increasingly isolated on the Hill. Even the always dependable Joe Lieberman — who is retiring — has abandoned him on this matter. That leaves Lindsey Graham as the sole remaining member of the Three Amigos of the War Party. The joke is that McCain and Rice disagree on nothing of substance.

If and when Rice is confirmed, it will mark the beginning of a new era of “humanitarian” intervention-on-steroids. Enlisted service members can look forward to frequent deployments to the jungles of Africa, while the “liberal” punditocracy on the home front can anticipate silencing critics with bombastic and bogus claims of “racism.” Chris Matthews will have a ball.

Source: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012 ... -bad-news/



Re: Susan Rice Is Bad News

Postby Fed_Up » 21 Nov 2012, 11:37


Susan is fried in hot pan

as usual another terrible news for Adwash and Minilk.



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby asteway1 » 21 Nov 2012, 14:36


Now we know who the enemies of Ethiopia are that caused all the havocs in Ethiopian politics over the past twenty-one years:

Susan Rice
David Shinn
Jenday Frazier and
Gail Smith



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby Awash » 21 Nov 2012, 14:46


Comformist,
Good article.

Focked_up,

Suzie or Condi, shabo gets flushed down the toilet. Finish reading the article before you jump to comment. Moron.



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby whereisthefrog » 21 Nov 2012, 15:02


Awash wrote:Comformist,
Good article.

Focked_up,

Suzie or Condi, shabo gets flushed down the toilet. Finish reading the article before you jump to comment. Moron.

adwa [deleted] is happy that africom the neo colonial power is expanding it's territories in africa so she can hide behind their skirt :mrgreen: werada weyane :mrgreen:



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby Ezana from Toronto » 21 Nov 2012, 15:28


Susan is a big bad news for idiot Ethiopian opposition!!

If anyone or group that my sister Susan Rice is a bad news for; it is the 'idiots' Ethiopian opposition in the diaspora.

Good day

Ezana from Toronto



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby asteway1 » 21 Nov 2012, 16:25


Didn't I say previously that anyone who abuses Ethiopia is going to be taken care of by the God of the Ethiopians?

Obama is spared barely because he beat Romeny and stays in power. This is because Obama himself is really a victim of misinformation by Susan Rice and Gail Smith regarding the situation in Ethiopia and Africa. Did you see how the God of the Ethiopians made Susan Rice be grilled by Senators and Congressional reps simply because she said things she was not supposed to say against the sacred people of Ethiopia?

I care less now even if Obama goes ahead and give Susan the Secretary of State post since she has already been punished and bashed by the American people really good. Thanks also to FOX News Network for a job well-done in this regard!

Thank God Almighty, the God of the Ethiopians, for humuliating our enemies in response to our prayers!

Having said that, however, there is still room for normalcy for Susan Rice if she changes her way and side with real people of Ethiopia! Change here means for Susan Rice to help us get rid of the uncultured, uncivilized, uneducated, TPLF dogs.



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby Guest » 21 Nov 2012, 19:24


If the vote is not there to confirm her, Obama would withdraw her name. And that is the bottom line. Obama hates to lose. This a a very good article by a person qualified to write on the subject. So her tenure at the State Department is as long as Meles' is as dictator of the African country, since 1991 and '93 respectively. So they must have been more than buddies; she was a willing participant of his untold crimes of that historical country. The end-day of the black magic of Mengistu and Meles is fast approaching. So is the day of the likes of Susan Rice.



Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby revolutions » 21 Nov 2012, 20:36



The other Rice


The former US Secretary of State, Dr Condoleezza Rice famously said the following at the Cairo University in Egypt in 2005 :

    "For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither."

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Re: Susan Rice a bad news for the U.S., Africa and the world

Postby Awash » 21 Nov 2012, 23:28


Guest wrote:If the vote is not there to confirm her, Obama would withdraw her name. And that is the bottom line. Obama hates to lose. This a a very good article by a person qualified to write on the subject. So her tenure at the State Department is as long as Meles' is as dictator of the African country, since 1991 and '93 respectively. So they must have been more than buddies; she was a willing participant of his untold crimes of that historical country. The end-day of the black magic of Mengistu and Meles is fast approaching. So is the day of the likes of Susan Rice.


In that case, read the article again/carefully and you will come to a different conclusion.

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