Samantha Power, Obama’s Special Assistant, is regarded as the driving force behind the administration’s policy of “humanitarian war” in Libya that lead to the slaughter over 30,000 Libyans under the guise of humanitarian intervention.
Rice, scorched by the Benghazi affair, will retreat to the White House and take up the role of Obama’s national security adviser. Many had expected her to be the next U.N. Ambassador.
In a Rose Garden media event announcing a second term shuffling of Obama’s foreign policy deck, the president portrayed Rice as “a relentless advocate for American interests and values,” in other words the interests of the global elite. He added that Rice is “a fierce champion for justice and human dignity.”
Rice has the required pedigree. She is a trusted Council On Foreign Relations member. Her mentor is Clinton’s former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who said the premeditated murder of more than 500,000 Iraqi children was a price worth paying. Like her colleague Samantha Power, Rice is an enthusiastic champion of invading small countries. “Obama UN Ambassador Susan Rice, a far meaner junkyard dog than George Bush’s Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is the administration’s loudest and most bellicose proponent of so-called ‘humanitarian’ intervention,” writes Glen Ford.
Power is regarded as the driving force behind the administration’s policy of “humanitarian war” in Libya. “Before joining the administration, in fact, Power flew around the world giving speeches about ‘humanitarian failures’ and the ‘responsibility to protect.’ Furthermore, her professional career began at the International Crisis Group, where she worked under the world’s foremost authority on ‘responsibility to protect,’ Gareth Evans,” write Eric Pottenger and Jeff Friesen.
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an NGO propped up by the CIA’s Ford Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Institute. The ICG played an instrumental role in the engineered destruction of the former Yugoslavia, a globalist project that specifically targeted civilian infrastructure and left an estimated 1,500-2,000 civilians and combatants dead. “NATO targeted not just the military apparatus of Yugoslavia, it sought to devastate and did devastate the civilian infrastructure of Yugoslavia. Electricity power stations, water supplies, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, train tracks, factories, offices and thousands of homes and families were torn apart,” writes Vivian Martin.
Power’s advocacy for military intervention and engineered mass murder in Kosovo – along with the establishment’s kudos for a book that earned her a Pulitzer – established a cred that ultimately propelled her to the highest levels of government.
This is how Tom Hayden – a onetime anti-establishment leftist, now an establishment fixture – described Powers in 2011:
Power generalized from her Balkans experience to become an advocate of American and NATO military intervention in humanitarian crises, a position which became known as being a “humanitarian hawk.” She began to see war as an instrument to achieving her liberal, even radical, values. “The United States must also be prepared to risk the lives of its soldiers” to stop the threat of genocide, she wrote. She condemned Western “appeasement” of dictators. She believed that “the battle to stop genocide has been repeatedly lost in the realm of domestic politics.” In her mind, domestic concerns like discrimination and unemployment were secondary to foreign policy crises, a common attitude in the national security circles she was entering.
For the globalists, the idea is to keep tricking the public and bamboozling them into supporting never ending wars and interventions, be they under the sway of the neocon faction of the ruling elite or the “liberal” faction masquerading as humanitarians.
Obama’s foreign policy is almost identical to that of his predecessor. After eight years under the management of the neocons, the American people were permitted to vote for a man who was ludicrously portrayed by the corporate media as a savior. Naturally, this savior’s policies, recited straight from a teleprompter script generated by his globalist handlers, is a continuation of a policy little deviated from since the installment of national security state in the late 1940s.
The elevation of Samantha Power signals the probability of a “humanitarian intervention” in Syria in the months or weeks ahead. Like the Libya intervention, this bloody intervention will be portrayed as a principled response to the human rights abuses of Bashar al-Assad. In the aftermath, as in the aftermath of Libya, few will bother to notice the carnage wrought by the purported liberators and the ultimate fate suffered by average Syrians, a fate shared by average Libyans and Iraqis in previous humanitarian interventions.