In her final appearance before the Security Council on Wednesday, outgoing US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said that Iran is exporting weapons to the Hizballah organization and is thus once again in violation of resolution 2231, which bans arms sales by Tehran. She urged council members to demand Tehran to abide by the resolution that also specifies the schedule for a partial lifting of sanctions under the nuclear agreement between Iran and Western powers. Continue reading
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Is U.S. Israel’s Ally “When It Matters”?
Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, says the U.S. will no longer automatically exercise its veto in the UN Security Council to protect Israel.
In testimony before the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, Power specifically declined to rule out support for resolutions on Palestinian statehood or the “peace process.” “We will look to see what will advance Israel’s security and what will advance peace in the region… Our objective as an administration is what can we do to defuse tensions, what will it take to get those negotiations back on track.”
When Committee members expressed skepticism, she replied, “We will continue to work extremely closely with Israel in New York. As you know well we have a record of standing when it matters with Israel.” Continue reading
More than 10,000 Ebola cases in eight countries
The number of people infected with the Ebola virus has passed 10,000, with 4992 deaths, according to the World Health Organisation, as the United States announced its ambassador to the United Nations would visit the three worst-affected West African nations.
It says 10,141 people have been diagnosed with the deadly disease, which is an increase from the previous estimate of about nine thousand cases.
Almost five thousand people have died from the virus, which has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the hardest. Washington’s ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, was set to land in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, last night.
Mali became the latest nation to record a death when a two-year-old girl died there on Saturday. More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been placed in quarantine. Continue reading
Obama’s UN nominee advocated invasion of Israel
Samantha Power, president’s choice for UN ambassador, said in 2002 interview US should impose solution on Israel, Palestinians, advocated deployment of massive military force in Israel
WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama has selected as his nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and academic who at one point in her career has advocated a US invasion of Israel.
Samantha Power, a former White House aide and Harvard professor, asserted in a 2002 interview in Berkley University that the US might in the future be forced to deploy a large military force in Israel in order to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish a Palestinian state. Continue reading
Michael Savage: ‘The Middle East will never have a chance at democracy’
The Obama administration’s efforts to establish democracy in the Middle East are doomed to failure, Savage told his listeners. America’s Judeo-Christian foundation provided it with the “values that were necessary for a republic to arise out of the ashes of a revolution.”
The culture of the Middle East, Savage continued, has no such solid foundation.
“Cass Sunstein is a very dangerous academic egghead, and he has a dangerous wife named Samantha Power,” Savage said, adding:
These three women – Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power – are the ones who orchestrated the overthrow of Mubarak and the killing of Gadhafi.
You might say, “But they meant well.” Yes, but the road to you-know-where is paved with good intentions.
They wanted to bring democracy to an area that isn’t ready for it, to a region that will never ever have a democracy.
They’re incapable of it.
This area, these people, this culture is never going to have a chance at democracy.
Democracy is not easy to achieve. The people need to have a basis for their democracy.
Fortunately for us, the people who founded America had a basis for their republic in the Christian Bible, which taught them compassion, constraint and other values that were necessary for a republic to arise out of the ashes of a revolution.
Those in the Middle East don’t have such a document. They have a document that is very different. Read it and you’ll find out what I’m talking about.
The average Middle Easterner doesn’t want to flip camel burgers. He would rather die.
But the mainstream media in the United States will not explain this to you.
And so it falls upon men like me to talk about the tyranny of the egghead wars and of Obama’s radical accomplices.
It’s all in my book “Trickle Down Tyranny.”
Full article: Michael Savage: ‘The Middle East will never have a chance at democracy’ (Michael Savgage)