Skip to comments.Susan Rice Forbids Israel from Criticizing Kerry
Posted on 05/18/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT by SJackson
Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet: Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable. Unacceptable? Is it only Israel that has no right to criticize him? Has Rice forgotten that Israel, like the United States, is a democracy that enshrines the freedom of speech?
There has been a penchant of late by those in the Obama Administration to treat Israel like an errant schoolboy. When Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said, according to media reports, that John Kerry is obsessive and messianic, State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said that Yaalons remarks, if accurate, are offensive and inappropriate, especially given all that the U.S. is doing to support Israels security needs.
Aha. So, it would follow that any country that the US is similarly doing a great deal for would come under similar condemnation by the State department were they to criticize American leaders.
Lets see. I would assume that most of us would agree that the United States, in seeing its brave soldiers die to stop the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan, not to mention spending a trillion-odd dollars in the war there, has done a great deal more for Afghanistan than Israel. Yet, here is President Hamid Karzais official pronouncement about the United States, just this past January 17:
As a result of bombardment by American forces last night in Siahgird district of Parwan province, one woman and seven children were martyred and one civilian injured. The Afghan government has been asking for a complete end to operations in Afghan villages for years, but American forces acting against all mutual agreements have once again bombarded a residential area and killed civilians.
This follows a pattern of Karzai of attacking American troopswho have saved his country from Taliban Neanderthalsas killers, rapists, marauders, etc. Just two days ago this wretched ingrate actually had the temerity to say that in the 12 years NATO troops have been in Afghanistan his country has gone backward. Yet, I have searched in vein on Susan Rices Twitter feed for a condemnation of Karzai for his absolutely disgusting remarks about our heroes in uniform.
Less so have I found a State Department spokesman condemning the Afghan president as having no right to falsely accuse American troops.
No, it seems that Israel alone is prevented from offering a dissenting opinion from the United States.
But there is another reason Susan Rice deserves special opprobrium from her condemnation of Israel, and that is the unique insensitivity she is famous for when it comes to genocide.
Susan Rice was part of Bill Clintons National Security Team that in 1994 took no action whatsoever during the Rwanda genocide, leaving more than 800,000 men, women, and children to be hacked to death by machete in the fastest genocide ever recorded.
Not content to insist on American non-involvement, the Clinton administration went a step further by obstructing the efforts of other nations to stop the slaughter. On April 21, 1994, the Canadian UN commandeer in Rwanda, General Romeo Dallaire, declared that he required only 5000 troops to bring the genocide to a rapid halt. In addition, a single bombing run against the RTLM Hutu Power radio transmitting antenna would have made it impossible for the Hutus to coordinate their genocide.
But on the very same day, as Phillip Gourevitch explains in his definitive account of the Rwandan genocide, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We will Be Killed With Our Families, the Security Council, with the Clinton Administrations blessing, ordered the UN force under Dallaire reduced by ninety percent to a skeleton staff of 270 troops who would powerlessly witness the slaughter to come. This, in turn, was influenced by Presidential Decision Directive 25, which amounted to a checklist of reasons to avoid American involvement in UN peacekeeping missions, even though Dallaire did not seek American troops and the mission was not peacekeeping but genocide prevention. Indeed, Madeleine Albright, then the American Ambassador to the UN, opposed leaving even this tiny UN force. She also pressured other countries to duck, as the death toll leapt from thousands to tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands the absolute low point in her career as a stateswoman.
In a 2001 article published in The Atlantic, Samantha Power, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning A Problem from Hell and arguably the worlds foremost voice against genocide and who is now Rices successor as Americas Ambassador to the UN, referred to Rice and her colleagues in the Clinton Administration as Bystanders to Genocide. She quotes Rice in her 2002 book as saying, If we use the word genocide and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November congressional election? That Rice would have brought up the midterm elections as a more important consideration than stopping the fastest slaughter of human life in all history 330 dying every hour is one of the saddest pronouncements ever to be uttered by American public official.
But she did not stop there.
Rice then joined Madeline Albright, Anthony Lake, and Warren Christopher as part of a coordinated effort not only to impede UN action to stop the Rwanda genocide, but to minimize public opposition to American inaction by removing words like genocide and ethnic cleansing from government communications on the subject.
In the end, eight African nations, fed up with American inaction, agreed to send in an intervention force to stop the slaughter provided that the U.S. would lend them fifty armored personal carriers. The Clinton Administration decided it would lease rather than lend the armor for a price of $15 million. The carriers sat on a runway in Germany while the UN pleaded for a $5 million reduction as the genocidal inferno raged. The story only gets worse from there, with the Clinton State Department refusing to label the Rwanda horrors a genocide because of the 1948 Genocide Convention that would have obligated the United States to intervene, an effort that Susan Rice participated in.
It was painful enough to watch Kofi Anan elevated to Secretary General even though as head of UN peace-keeping forces worldwide he sent two now infamous cables to Dallaire forbidding him from any efforts to stop the genocide (the cables are on display in the Kigali Genocide Memorial).
Its nearly as painful watching Rice lecture the Jewish state, which lost one third of its entire people in a genocide of four short years, lecture the Jews about how unacceptable it is for them to criticize those who claim to know how to protect them better than they know themselves.
You’re dealing with a “Denny Kookcinich” type administration filled with twits, half-wits, amateur, unqualified, and way-over-their-heads jackasses. These are kids acting like their parents are on vacation.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
If they administration can tell Jews in Israel where they can live, they can tell them when to talk
Just as long as they don’t make a youtube video...
So the science is settled. Kerry is a feckless idiot!
Israel to Sue
you are not the boss of me
Obama and his people would like to see Israel cease to exist.
They believe that if there were no Israel, the everything in the Middle East would be hunky dory.
Wake Up Lil Suzie”
But the media, who criticized Bush for his supposed lack of intelligence and not being "man enough" for the job, will gloriously fall all over themselves to idealize Obama, the most unprepared and ideological imperial President the U.S. has seen.
Dang if she knows anything helpful!
We should have a moratorium DEMANDING that all Public Officials just STFU unless answering a direct question.
When answering use the same guidelines your lawyer is going to tell you when brought up on Treason or similar such charges.
OFFER NO OPINIONS while being cross examined.
Answer all questions Yes or No where possible, if ‘pushed’ just give minor details until ‘pushed’ for more.
DO NOT ELABORATE on your answers.
she could memorize an entire encyclopedia and still “know” virtually nothing..
This Obama Rumpswab should be slapped in prison for lying to Congress and the World. A classic Politician with no Brains or Heart.
That's just lazy.
The left is a in a total shutdown of opposition mode.
Next they will criminalize opposition.
Lurch Mocking Strictly Forbidden
How’s that working out for her?
Geez, I can’t wait until the adults are in charge again...
That dumb broad can’t prohibit a country from doing anything!
Besides, Kerry is nothing but reprocessed sewage.
It doesn't go over well here either, outside of the fascist left, lickspittle press toads and gutless republicans.
Kerry is not only a “feckless idiot” he is a liar who lied to the U.S.Congress about our Military...Ms. Snow has shown us she belongs to Kerry’s Liars Club...anything Kerry or Snow say isn’t worth a damn AND remember the words they speak are spoken for Barry Hussein Obama. The latter has trotted out his missus to ‘alarm’ the public the ‘sky is falling’ i.e., segregation is back....well that is Holder and Ms. Obama’s story and they are sticking to it! You can’t believe a word coming from the White House...the Obama scandals are fast and furious.....
“Geez, I cant wait until the adults are in charge again...”
You raise an interesting point. The end result of a massive, controlling centralized government is a society that has no adults, just perpetual adolescents who never have to make any big decisions. What’s left of non-Muslim Europe is a case in point. We’re losing that continent to Islam because to quote Mark Steyn they all think “life is about sleeping in”.
I hope some adults get back in charge while we still have them.
Though how will we ever get this infestation of islamists out of our government?
I looked, but I could not find a picture of Bibi tossing the finger....
“Though how will we ever get this infestation of islamists out of our government?”
It sure would have helped if there had been a few more Republicans with the balls to stand behind Michelle Bachmann when she told the truth about this in 2012.
The best defense against the Islamic infiltration of our government is information, which at this point can only get out through the alternative media and websites like this.
I think most Americans would be horrified if they understood how much Hillary Clinton and this entire administration are controlled by the global sponsors of Wahhabbism.
Not so much lazy as childish. This brat pack infesting our gov is supported by similar brat packs in media, education, government and the church. The whole lot of them need to be spanked, hard.
Bring the brats to tears. Then take away all their toys.
Nah. Let ‘em keep talking.
Anything they say can and will be used against them is court.
Miranda is not required for public statements made by government officials.
Their actions are probably due to all those anti-Israel videos out there on the web. Susan Rice should go after all those anti-Israeli video makers. /s
The "Susan Rice Video Room" is on the lower level.
Now I think I understand that old phrase... "and a child shall lead them".
Here he is leading the way...
Why?Does John Fiiing Kerry(who,incidentally served in Vietnem)have some”Slave-Blood”???????
Yes..a bunch of socialist dipshits!
These people have become obsessed and mad with their power. The congress is responsible,(irresponsible) for not shutting down these Marxist morons. But then I guess that most of congress agrees with them. Its going to take a trainload of tar and feathers.
Obama’s Presidential liibrary will be worse than a porta potty. It will be a Mosque. At least I have a reason to go into a porta potty.
Nah. Let em keep talking
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I understand what you are saying.
Only problem is when these ‘officials’ talk, the rest of the world gets the impression WE ALL are this stupid.
I used to feel that way too. but with the happenings in Egypt this last year, I have been encouraged to know that at least one other country knows that the Obammy administration talks out of its ass 24/7.
Israel just ignore her.
Can’t, we send them the money via the UN for those videos. Textbooks too.
Since late January, 2009
Actually it's Israeli citizens she want's to shut up. They'd like to do that to American's too.
And on top of that Martin Indyk, until a few weeks ago Kerry’s right hand peace process man, is the only sitting Ambassador (during Clinton years) to be stripped of his security clearance.
Not so much stupid as unreliable. The whole world knows we're unreliable, and that opinion won't change when the White House gets a new occupant.
Re: Susan Rice
She is not defending Bambi. She is defending progressivism and those who espouse it. She, and Shrillary, are willing to appear subservient and feal for the cause. It's just an illusion. The woman still holds a position of power. She did not "suffer" for her lies and probably never will. Therefore, in their eyes, the power and control over the American psyche remains intact.
Diversions are offered every day. If the hearing are conducted expect to see the admin out there attacking every facet of our lives as a diversion. The MSM will gleefully transcribe every hateful word out the admin about the people left in this country who care about it and ignore the hearings.
They are immune to criticism that makes a difference and they are feeling more powerful every day. For Rice to think she can tell a foreign state how "talk" about Kerry is a prime example of their hubris.
If the LA Times would show the Khalidi diner that Obama spoke at all his anti Antisemitism would be revealed in his own words.
Its 6 years they have covered it up. Once upon a time they did investigative journalism at the LA Times, now they suppress the news.
Little Susie Rice is a liar. She has no business telling Israel what they can and can’t do. She needs to stick to peeing on people’s legs and telling them that it’s raining on those boring, phony baloney Sunday morning shows.
Who is that btch telling me to be friends with or what? Like I trust Kerry to be my nurse. Not even I, so let alone Israel.
Once again, the liberal war mongering and collonialist imperialism of hate trudges on under the banner of “gay love” oxymoronic hypocrisy.