Jun 5 2013
You may recall that Samantha Power was forced to resign as foreign policy advisor from Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign after she calledHillary Clinton a monster. But she was later appointed by Obama to head his new Atrocities Prevention Board. This is the same Samantha Power who called for US forces to invade Israel and be stationed on their border to impose a ‘peace’ settlement.
In a 2007 interview, Power said that America’s relationship with Israel “has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics…” The United States, she explained, had brought terrorist attacks upon itself by aping Israel’s violations of human rights.
In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question:
“Let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events in Israel? 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’s response as seen in the video below is her advice to the President:
“Alienate” the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because Israeli leaders are “destroying the lives of their own people.”
Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money into “the new state of Palestine”
Stage an American ground invasion of Israel and the Palestinian territories by recommending a “mammoth protection force” and a “military presence” that will be “imposed” by “external intervention”? — Interestingly she considers the exact same thing the height of arrogance and foolishness when it was done in Iraq.
Power says, “What we need is a willingness to actually put something on the line…and putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import. It may more crucially mean…investing literally billions of dollars not in servicing Israeli military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine.”