This is the person our President just promoted from the National Security Council to Ambassador to the UN speaking her mind on Israel in 2002.
In case you don’t catch it mixed in with all the big, intelligent, rational-sounding words:
Interviewer: “Let me give you a thought experiment here, and it is the following: without addressing the Palestine — Israel problem, let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events there? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?”
Power: “What we don’t need is some kind of early warning mechanism there, what 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; 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.
Unfortunately, imposition of a solution on unwilling parties is dreadful. It’s a terrible thing to do, it’s fundamentally undemocratic. But, sadly, we don’t just have a democracy here either, we have a liberal democracy. There are certain sets of principles that guide our policy, or that are meant to, anyway. 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. And by that I mean what Tom Freidman has called “Sharafat.” I do think in that sense, both political leaders have been dreadfully irresponsible. And, unfortunately, it does require external intervention.”
Samantha Power used 263 words to say Israel has no right to exist and should be invaded. Compare her words with those of Israel’s surrounding Muslim nations. There’s no difference. In fact, it’s the one thing that the UN and Islam has in common. They both see Israel as a roadblock to their successful control of the world. And so I ask, has Satan not been trying to destroy Israel from even before it’s inception? Read Genesis.
For the first time in American history we have a government repeatedly and publicly declaring it’s disdain for Israel. Before this, the US was Israel’s last, true ally in the world. We are truly here in the Olivet Discourse:
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
[Matthew 24:7-9 NASB]