While many are focusing on the fact that President Obama has promoted Susan Rice to head the NSA, what is just as troubling, maybe even more so, is Obama's appointment of Samantha Power to replace Rice as the new U.S.' new UN Ambassador.
Oh, yeah. She's radically anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian. Appointing Power as Ambassador to a UN body which is already anti-Israel should send a chill up the spine of every Israeli, American Jew, and those who support the democratic State of Israel.
In a 2002 interview, Powers stated:
"[W]hat we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import (American Jews); it may more crucially mean sacrificing -- or investing, I think, more than sacrificing -- billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel's military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence. Because it seems to me at this stage (and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which were seen there), you have to go in as if you're serious, you have to put something on the line.” It's essential that some set of principles becomes the benchmark, rather than a deference to [leaders] who are fundamentally politically destined to destroy the lives of their own people. … I do think in that sense, both political leaders have been dreadfully irresponsible. And, unfortunately, it does require external intervention…Any intervention is going to come under fierce criticism. But we have to think about lesser evils, especially when the human stakes are becoming ever more pronounced.”
Ed Morrissey addessing this very statement in a 2008 Hot Air article, wrote:
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. Even more ridiculously, Power’s ultimate aim is to send a massive American or Western force into Israel to stop what Power apparently sees as an Israeli genocide against the Palestinians. She specifically states that the force has to be “massive”, not like a Srebrenica- or Bosnia-sized force. Why would it need to be so large? In order to neutralize the Israeli Defense Force, and protect the forces of Fatah and Hamas.
Suddenly, the appointment of Samantha Power as UN Ambassador gives a whole new perspective to two recent decisions made by the Obama Administration regarding Israel, where my first reaction was "what the hell are they thinking"?
The incidents I'm referencing are the Obama Administration's publishing of Top Secret details of an Israeli missile defense facility, which included it Top Secret location, the thickness of its walls, and right down to the type of cooling systems it employs.
The second decision which perplexed me was the supplying of F-16 fighters and Patriot missile systems to Jordan. Ostensibly, these are to be used as short-term insurance against the Syrian conflict spilling into Jordan, but giving high tech military equipment to hostile countries around Israel does not make sense in the long-term, either for Israel or the United States. Keep in mind that Russia still backs Assad, and sees this as a hostile move by the Obama Administration.
The appointment of Power, along with Obama's demonstrated hostility to Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu, should make Israel , the Jews and anyone who supports them feel afraid. Very afraid!