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Syria: Samantha Power deployed to convince liberals of case for war
The London Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2013 | Raf Sanchez in Washington

Posted on 09/06/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The White House today deployed Samantha Power, the former human rights activist turned UN ambassador, to try to convince President Barack Obama's liberal base to support strikes against Syria.

Speaking at the Centre for American Progress, a prominent liberal think tank, Ms Power acknowledged "how ambivalent Americans are" at the prospect of another Middle Eastern conflict but argued there is "something different" about chemical warfare which demanded action.

Ms Power worked her way through a list of progressive objections to Mr Obama's plan for intervention, saying: "Those of us who are arguing for the limited use of force must justify our position, accepting responsibility for the risks and potential consequences of action."

She insisted that the US had "exhausted the alternatives" to war, saying that all efforts to engage the Syrians directly and through intermediaries like Iran, Russia and the UN had failed.

Ms Power also addressed concerns that Mr Obama, a president elected partly on his opposition to the Iraq war, was about to follow George W Bush's path of launching military action without the blessing of the UN.

She said Russian support for Bashar al-Assad had "paralyzed" the UN Security Council and blocked even a press statement signaling the global body's disapproval of the civilians death in Damascus on August 21.....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: assad; codepink; democrats; islam; muslims; obama; russia; samanthapowers; syria; unitednations

1 posted on 09/06/2013 3:53:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Why not tell the Russians to meet us in the Security Council where we will prove our ‘slam-dunk’ case? If we can, and do, we will have far greater support for collective sanctions or action than we do now. And if we prove our case and the U.N. does nothing, we will have learned something about the international community worth learning.” - Pat Buchanan


2 posted on 09/06/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never forget, she wants nothing more than to provoke Israel into a war to justify her invasion.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do we want?

WAH!

Why do we want it?

All those scandals....


4 posted on 09/06/2013 3:57:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TurboZamboni

What’s our “slam-dunk case” any way, that a video caused it?


5 posted on 09/06/2013 3:57:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Zimmerman


6 posted on 09/06/2013 3:57:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a PUNK.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 4:03:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Samantha. Go back to your party in Ireland and get drunk and leave the rest of us alone.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 4:03:19 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The same mentally ill agendas of Obozo Liar, Samantha Power, Queeg McAinal, Kerry the Faux Vietnam hero, and congressional rats wanting to bomb Syria could apply to 9/11!


9 posted on 09/06/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t she be at home knitting sweaters?


10 posted on 09/06/2013 4:05:21 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


11 posted on 09/06/2013 4:05:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. Any time we see Samantha Power we know it cannot be good. As an aside...I love what is happening to McCain in his town hall meetings. lol!


12 posted on 09/06/2013 4:07:07 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah the UN-troops-to-enforce-”peace”-divide-Israel Samantha Power.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 4:08:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TurboZamboni
Assuming the main US interest is to control the spread of Syria's (formerly Iraq's) WMDs, here is an idea.

Go to the Russians and get them to help. Explain that the only US interest is in getting control of the chem and bio weapons. Tell the Russians they can help collect them and their reward will be: Syria. A poor backward land bereft of exportable goods and filled with young, angry men who want to kill. Let the Russians have it, they will choke on it.

14 posted on 09/06/2013 4:08:54 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: F15Eagle
Obama advisor (now UN ambassador) calls for the invasion of Israel
15 posted on 09/06/2013 4:10:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has that look of death about her.

16 posted on 09/06/2013 4:10:19 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Grampa Dave

..and a country descends into chaos.

17 posted on 09/06/2013 4:12:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Fred Nerks

'Seed of Chucky'

18 posted on 09/06/2013 4:14:44 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her heart might be more into it if Obama was sending her out to convince people that the U.S. should be bombing Israel.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 4:15:59 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
Her heart might be more into it if Obama was sending her out to convince people that the U.S. should be bombing Israel.

Her heart might be more into it if Obama was sending her out to convince people that the U.S. should be bombing Israel.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Fred Nerks

She has the look of a true believer.

Wife of the nefarious Cass Sunstein.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 4:17:18 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: catnipman
Her heart might be more into it if Obama was sending her out to convince people that the U.S. should be bombing Israel.

Good point.

22 posted on 09/06/2013 4:18:44 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Responsibility to protect” Obama’s ass.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Those of us who are arguing for the limited use of force must justify our position, accepting responsibility for the risks and potential consequences of action."

Can anyone remember a time when this administration took responsibility for any negative consequences ???

When and not if this goes sideways....the GOP will be blamed...

24 posted on 09/06/2013 4:22:11 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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"Raised in Ireland until she was nine, Power lived in Castleknock and was schooled in Mount Anville Montessori, Goatstown, Dublin[3] until her parents emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979.[4] She attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team. She subsequently graduated from Yale University. From 1993 to 1996, she worked as a journalist, covering the Yugoslav Wars for U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The New Republic.

When she returned to the United States, she attended Harvard Law School, receiving her J.D. in 1999. The following year, she published her first book, Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact (edited with Graham Allison), a compilation of essays by leading human-rights scholars and practitioners. Her second book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, grew out of a paper she wrote while attending law school. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize[5] in 2003. It offers a survey of the origin of the word genocide, the major genocides of the 20th century, as well as an analysis of some of the underlying reasons for the persistent failure of governments and the international community to collectively identify, recognize and then respond effectively to genocides ranging from the Armenian Genocide to the Rwandan Genocide. This work and related writings received criticism from the historian Howard Zinn for downplaying the importance of "unintended" and "collateral" civilian deaths that could be classified as genocidal;[6] and by Edward S. Herman[7] and Joseph Nevins[8]"

Source: Wikipedia

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Unfortunately, our Irish cousins tend to be anti-semitic, which may well explain her support of Syrian rebels.

25 posted on 09/06/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Single mothers for free s-—!


26 posted on 09/06/2013 4:32:39 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw it. The speech was loaded with dishonest premises and false parallels.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: bkopto; PhilDragoo
Samantha Power: The Troubling Woman Behind The Curtain Of Obama’s Libya Policy.LINK

Much of the motivation behind Obama’s Libya policy stems from from the ideology of Samantha Power, the Irish-American, hard-Left humanitarian activist who has been the president’s Director for Multilateral Affairs at the National Security Council since 2009 (and, incidentally, the wife of Obama’s “Regulatory Czar” Cass Sunstein). Power is the woman behind the curtain in terms of Obama's policy on Libya, but a look at what she advocates reveals a troubling agenda...

And we know how that worked out...


28 posted on 09/06/2013 4:37:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That’s really an excellent likeness. She needs to be restrained and placed somewhere that we are safe from her.


29 posted on 09/06/2013 4:42:29 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: cripplecreek

Next THE FOREIGNER will have Samantha kneel down behind Putin and THE FOREIGNER will push him.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 4:51:59 PM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

31 posted on 09/06/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Fred Nerks

She has the face that only an ueberliberal could love...


32 posted on 09/06/2013 4:55:03 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Fred Nerks

The fact that this woman got confirmed tells us just how much trouble we’re in.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 5:01:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Samantha Power is racist hater of Julius Streicher’s caliber.
She deserves to be charged and trialed for her crimes.


34 posted on 09/06/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT by DTA (Hands off Syria !)
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To: DTA
There's something cold about her that reminded me.
35 posted on 09/06/2013 5:24:52 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: catnipman

#19: Power was talking to people who wouldn’t mind the US bombing Israel. CAP is a marxist-oriented Soros Project. Believe it is still led by John Podesta, a vile cretin of the first magnitude.

Check out the leaders and staff of CAP. If you know the Left, you know who they are. If not, read some of the works of Trevor Loudon, Cliff Kincaid, Matthew Vadum, and others on CAP and its key people.

Then you will know who the enemy really is.

As for Power, she’s a loser who got lucky with the Comrades in the White House, plus her totalitarian-oriented husband, Cass Sunstein.

She wasn’t much of a hit with the Clinton administration and Rwanda, was she?


36 posted on 09/06/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bummer. I thought it said SHE was deployed to Syria.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 5:59:11 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: cripplecreek
Anti Cesmtic Sunt will get more than what she bargained for if She Gets her wish.

Crazy Broad is a Mini Reinhard Heydrich in the Making.

38 posted on 09/06/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Fred Nerks
She has that look of death about her.

She's got that vegan look about her.


39 posted on 09/06/2013 6:20:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Imagine having that woman for a neighbor...


40 posted on 09/06/2013 6:28:17 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
Imagine having that woman for a neighbor...

The word 'shrew' comes to mind.

41 posted on 09/06/2013 7:00:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for all the great graphics!


42 posted on 09/06/2013 11:49:18 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Grampa Dave
driveby warfare
43 posted on 09/07/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey, Sam, here's a graphic for your use in making your case to turn Syria's Christians over to obozo's muzzie pals!

 photo Girlwithcrosscopy_zpsa30a65fa.jpg

Islam is a political, legal and economic system masquerading as "the religion of peace".  Their "holy book"  (so called) describes 3 ways for muslims to deal with NON-muslims: They may convert to islam, if useful to islam (easy to imagine when it is remembered that most muslims are stuck in the 12th century!), non-muslims may be allowed to live in "dhimmitude", a system under which infidels are heavily taxed in a form of servitude or, finally, they are to be KILLED, frequently in bizarre, grotesque and painful ways.

Before some PC/diversity/tolerance TROLL comes back with “Yeah, but Christians have also done horrible things”, I remind you that brutal acts such as this ARE NOT authorized or codified in the Christian New Testament. Unlike the Koran, It urges us simply to share Christ with non-believers, NOT SHOVE HIS CROSS DOWN THEIR THROATS AFTER MURDERING THEM. Those “Christians” who do such things do so in DEFIANCE of His instructions to us!

If there ARE any muslims out there who reject the insane and murderous commands of their so-called "prophet", they'd better speak out -- NOW -- before these psychotic criminals who claim to share their "belief system" (I can't bring myself to call it a "faith") get all of them killed in what is shaping up to be a confrontation that will make the Crusades look like a day at the beach.

If your jury is still out on the subject of "tolerance" and "diversity" vis-a-vis islam, this might cause it to reach a verdict! It might also cause you to ask why obama and his criminal enterprise is aiding and abetting these radical beasts over the more secular and Christian friendly (or at least neutral) Assad regime?

I can't prove it, but the way they trussed her up on that bed screams that she was almost certainly brutally gang raped before they killed her!  These people are SAVAGES!!! Bet you haven't seen any detailed reports of this sort of thing on the networks or the NYT.

45 posted on 09/10/2013 10:16:53 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"how ambivalent Americans are" at the prospect of another Middle Eastern conflict

90% against doesn't sound like "ambivalence" to me.

46 posted on 09/10/2013 10:19:52 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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