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  • U.S. 'Disgusted' With China, Russia Veto on Syria Resolution

    02/04/2012 2:39:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/12 | David Lev
    In a move that was decried by the U.S., France, and Arab countries, Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a U.S.-backed proposal at the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assed for violence against Syrian citizens. The resolution that had demanded that Assad resign was backed by the Arab League, and the League on Saturday night called on Arab countries to shut down their embassies and consulates in Syria, and remove Syrian ambassadors from their countries. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was "disgusted" by the vetoes. The vetoes followed a particularly bloody night...
  • WikiLeaks: UN aid cash went to Islamist insurgents ( Somalia )

    02/04/2011 10:44:25 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 February 2011 | Holly Watt and Tim Ross
    The United Nations was paying one of the world’s most notorious terrorist groups after getting “too close” to it, secret documents disclose. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to suspend activities in southern Somalia after being manipulated by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. In a meeting last year with the UN ambassador Susan Rice, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the special representative for Somalia, said the WFP had been withdrawn “because it had become too reliant upon al-Shabaab and its system of pay-offs”. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic group fighting to overthrow the Somalian government, controls much of south and central Somalia and...
  • Dissed in Sudan: where is the outrage?

    05/28/2011 6:37:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    Compare and contrast: Biden in Israel and Susan Rice in Sudan Joe Biden was in Israel and a few housing permits were issued for East Jerusalem, resulting in an uproar at the White House. Condemnations and recriminations followed. There was a tongue-lashing over a minor issue. Susan Rice was in Sudan to celebrate the coming independence of Southern Sudan. Sudan, headed by a genocidal dictator (Omar al-Bashir) whose case has been referred to the International Criminal Court, invades a disputed town between the borders of the nation-to-be and Sudan while Susan Rice and other representatives of the UN Security Council...
  • Rice Lashes Out at Russia for Blocking U.N. Council From Tackling Climate Change

    07/21/2011 9:34:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 7-21-11 | Fox News
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security. During the Security Council’s first formal debate in four years on the environment Wednesday, Russia was not swayed by Western nations led by Germany, this month's council president, insisting that the 15-nation panel needs to respond to the effects that climate change has had on Sudan's Darfur region and in Somalia, where the United Nations say famine had struck two...
  • [Susan] Rice Lashes Out at Russia for Blocking U.N. Council From Tackling Climate Change

    07/21/2011 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2011
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice this week issued a blistering rebuke of Russia, China and other countries that blocked the Security Council from adopting a statement linking the threat of climate change to international peace and security. During the Security Council’s first formal debate in four years on the environment Wednesday, Russia was not swayed by Western nations led by Germany, this month's council president, insisting that the 15-nation panel needs to respond to the effects that climate change has had on Sudan's Darfur region and in Somalia, where the United Nations say famine had struck two...
  • We Must Pay Our U.N. Bills, Obama Administration Insists

    06/16/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/16/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Amid continuing calls to reduce U.S. funding of the United Nations, two senior Obama administration officials this week gave speeches asserting the importance of full – and fully-paid up – engagement with the world body. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice addressed the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) on Monday, urging the advocacy group to help the administration make the case to the American people that “the U.N. plays an indispensable role in advancing our interests and defending our values.” On Wednesday Esther Brimmer, the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, took...
  • The Rise of Samantha Power and the risks for the American- Israel relationship

    03/21/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2011
    As stories leak out regarding who was responsible for Barack Obama's sudden pivot from passivity regarding Libya towards military engagement (albeit with England and France being in the lead) one name has emerged as playing a key role in persuading him to push the button: Samantha Power. Her influence might cause qualms among supporters of the American-Israel relationship...Power has been critical of the strength of this friendship and alliance. This concern should be now be heightened. Not only has she emerged as a key player in foreign policy but the rationale that was used to justify American actions towards Libya...
  • Obama's Women Advisers Pushed War Against Libya

    03/20/2011 1:48:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    fox ^ | 3/20/11 | Robert Dreyfuss, The Nation
    So three or four of Obama's advisers, all women, wanted war against Libya.   We'd like to think that women in power would somehow be less prowar, but in the Obama administration at least it appears that the bellicosity is worst among Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power. All three are liberal interventionists, and all three seem to believe that when the United States exercises military force it has some profound, moral, life-saving character to it. Far from it.
  • Obama's Women Pushed War Against Libya

    03/19/2011 10:49:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 19, 2011 | Robert Dreyfuss
    <p>We’d like to think that women in power would somehow be less pro-war, but in the Obama administration at least it appears that the bellicosity is worst among Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power. All three are liberal interventionists, and all three seem to believe that when the United States exercises military force it has some profound, moral, life-saving character to it. Far from it. Unless President Obama’s better instincts manage to reign in his warrior women – and happily, there’s a chance of that – the United States could find itself engaged in open war in Libya, and soon. The troika pushed Obama into accepting the demands of neoconservatives, such as the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, Joe Lieberman and John McCain, along with various other liberal interventionists outside the administration, such as John Kerry. The rode roughshod over the realists in the administration.</p>
  • Has Anyone Told Ambassador Rice There’s a Crisis In Libya?

    02/25/2011 10:50:02 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Claudia Roset
    When President Obama made Susan Rice his ambassador to the United Nations, in 2009, he thought the job was so vital that he gave her cabinet rank. Now, here we are, with the Arab world in tumult, two dictators gone in the past two months, and the UN aflutter over scenes of Libyans dying this past week by the hundreds, or thousands, in outright rebellion against a raving Moammar Qaddafi — who has been vowing to “fight to the last drop of blood.” Qaddafi’s atrocities are so visibly horrific that the UN Security Council has been meeting on Libya in...
  • Never Mind Egypt. What Would We Do Without the UN? (Rosett)

    02/12/2011 9:06:19 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 11, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    History is being made with Egypt’s Lotus Revolution, as President Obama reminded us on Friday, intoning “This is one of those moments. This is one of those times.” Big things are happening in the Middle East, freighted with opportunity and fraught with danger. So you might expect that Obama’s ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, would be working overtime, manning the ramparts of the UN’s multilateral councils, mapping out strategies and maneuvering among U.S. friends and foes to enhance the chances that Egypt’s uprising will become a portal to democracy, rather than a replay of Iran.Guess again. While Egypt was...
  • Susan Rice kicks off U.N. series (0bama wants to strengthen)

    02/11/2011 7:13:23 AM PST · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2011 | MIKE ALLEN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the U.S. should “strengthen” — not “starve” — the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches — to continue this spring – making the case to the American people about why the U.N. matters to national security, and how it is being improved. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49319.html#ixzz1DfApXFvV
  • Susan Rice kicks off U.N. series (Obama backs Muslim overthrows, moves on to Communists)

    02/11/2011 8:24:10 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2011 | Mike Allen & Jake Sherman
    Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the U.S. should “strengthen” — not “starve” — the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches — to continue this spring – making the case to the American people about why the U.N. matters to national security, and how it is being improved. House Republicans failed this week in trying to get $180 million in overpaid dues back from the United Nations. The effort was widely panned by New Yorkers in Congress as damaging to security....
  • US embassy cables: UN seeks answers from Washington

    11/30/2010 7:04:48 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 70 replies
    Guardian ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2010 | Robert Booth and Ewen Macaskill
    The senior American diplomat at the UN tonight defended her team after WikiLeaks disclosed a US spying operation targeting the UN's secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, and members of the security council. Susan Rice, the US ambassador appointed to the UN by Barack Obama last year, appeared uncomfortable and, at times, exasperated as she took questions from the media at the UN today. She denied US diplomats were engaged in spying. "Let me be very clear: our diplomats are just that," she said. "They are diplomats. That is what they do every day. They get out and work with partners here at...
  • Obama & Susan Rice: Sudan & Darfur Hypocrisy!

    04/26/2010 6:33:46 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 4 replies · 188+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 4/25/10 | Peter Andrew, author "Legacy of Lies - The 2009 Obama Administration"
    When George W. Bush was President, Susan Rice blasted the administration for being “weak” about Darfur. Now, she’s President Obama’s United Nations ambassador and Team Obama is no longer interested in Darfur. News reports this week said, “several human rights organizations called on Obama to step up pressure on the Sudanese government with the election marking a critical juncture in the country’s potential path toward peace. “U.S. Sudan policy is, in effect, promoting abuses and impunity, when it does not go beyond statements of regret and move towards true consequences and pressures...” Rice wrote that she wanted the situation in...
  • Where Has Susan Rice, our UN Ambassador, Been This Past Year?

    01/27/2010 2:01:50 PM PST · by Bob017 · 12 replies · 608+ views
    Big Government.com | 22 Jan 2009 | Richard Grenell
    This week marks the one year anniversary of Susan Rice’s confirmation by the United States Senate to represent the American people at the United Nations. Over the past 12 months, the U.S. has faced some serious foreign policy challenges such as Iran’s nuclear ambitions, North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapons’ tests, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, freezing terrorists’ assets world-wide and now the on-going disaster in Haiti. But while the UN struggles to find common ground on these and other important issues, Susan Rice has chosen to spend several days of the work week over the last year in Washington, DC hanging out...
  • Where Has Susan Rice, our UN Ambassador, Been This Past Year?

    01/22/2010 1:50:19 PM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 623+ views
    Big Government ^ | 1-22-10 | Richard Grenell
    This week marks the one year anniversary of Susan Rice’s confirmation by the United States Senate to represent the American people at the United Nations. Over the past 12 months, the U.S. has faced some serious foreign policy challenges such as Iran’s nuclear ambitions, North Korea’s ongoing nuclear weapons’ tests, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, freezing terrorists’ assets world-wide and now the on-going disaster in Haiti. But while the UN struggles to find common ground on these and other important issues, Susan Rice has chosen to spend several days of the work week over the last year in Washington, DC hanging out...
  • U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS

    06/24/2009 12:49:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 100 replies · 4,889+ views
    AIM (Accuracy in Media) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    While our media sleep, the United Nations is proceeding, with President Obama's acquiescence, to implement a global plan to create a new international socialist order financed by global taxes on the American people.The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins on Wednesday will consider adoption of a document calling for "new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives to provide additional stable sources of development finance..." This is U.N.-speak for global taxes. They are anything but "voluntary" for the people forced to pay them.The most "popular" proposals, which could generate tens of...
  • Susan Rice On MTP Can't Answer a Simple Question On Adding More Troops In Afghanistan (Video)

    10/04/2009 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 816+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/4/09 | talkradio03
    Afghanistan is in trouble and listening to the absolute fool trying to explaing the Adm's position on Afghanistan confirms your worst fears on the situation,... no one on our side is surprised....We tried to warn voters....
  • Susan Rice Hits Bolton for Saying U.S. "Perilously Close to Negotiating with Terrorists" - Video

    08/10/2009 5:36:49 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations criticizing for UN Ambassador John Bolton for saying that the United States came "perilously close to negotiating with terrorists" in the trip to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton to free two American journalists held there. Clinton successfully brought the two women home last week. Rice was very defensive about the issue, saying repeatedly that Clinton's trip was "a private humanitarian mission" by President Clinton. She also said there were "no negotiations that went on." Yet, at the end of last week, Robert Gibbs and others were talking about...
  • Child rights treaty will expand government, hurt children

    06/26/2009 8:53:43 AM PDT · by Crush · 13 replies · 1,498+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 26 June 2009 | Chris Carter
    The Obama administration is renewing efforts to sign a United Nations treaty supposedly aimed at protecting children’s rights. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN announced on Monday that the administration is investigating “when and how it might be possible to join” the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). While a treaty codifying children’s rights may sound harmless, the true nature of this treaty is devastating to our family structure, Constitution, national sovereignty and security. New rights granted the child would include the right to “thought, conscience and religion.” Do our children not already enjoy these rights?...
  • International Debt Brings International Threat

    06/14/2009 3:04:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 312+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Both political parties have spent the nation into a place where America’s freedom to act in her self-defense interest is inhibited. There are at least three ways to interpret the relationship between China and N. Korea. The Noko’s are a pit bull at the end of a leash held in Beijing. Or, N. Korea is the crazy uncle living in a shotgun house next to an embarrassed rich relative who feeds them. Or, some combination of the two. Whatever the relationship, Bloomberg.com reports that China has warned the United States not to harm their uncle pit bull. ‘“Under no circumstance...
  • U.S. Considers Missile Launch a "Clear-Cut Violation" of Security Council Resolution - Video 4/5/09

    04/06/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 269+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation Susan Rice speaking yesterday following the Security Council's Emergency Meeting regarding North Korea's launch of a multi-stage missile. Rice said the United States views the launch as a "clear-cut violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718." Rice went on to say North Korea's action merits a strong response from the U.N. Security Council. But nothing at all came out of the meeting, with Russia saying they did not consider the launch a violation of any Security Council resolutions, and China urging a cautious and "proportional response" to the situation. ....
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice: Korean missile launch no 'goofy stunt'

    04/06/2009 7:51:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 737+ views
    U.N. Ambassador Rice: Korean missile launch no 'goofy stunt' @ 10:04 am by Michael O'Brien The North Koreans' missile launch was not a "goofy stunt," United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice said Monday. "It was something serious and we need to take it seriously," Rice said this morning during an appearance on CBS, asserting that the missile launch was a clear provocation despite some evidence that it had been a failure. "It wasn't a goofy stunt." Rice called the U.N. Security Council to be pass a binding resolution in order to force the Koreans to reenter six-party talks aimed at denuclearization....
  • Smith Suggests NKorea Launch: ‘Just A Goofy Stunt’

    04/06/2009 5:30:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 833+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you’re a member of the MSM wanting to minimize the, uh, fallout for Pres. Obama from the North Korean missile launch made in defiance of his explicit warnings. What better way than to trivialize the event’s significance? That’s exactly what happened on today’s Early Show, as Harry Smith suggested the launch was nothing but a “goofy stunt.” Smith made his risible suggestion while speaking with UN Ambassador and Obama confidante Susan Rice. View video here.
  • UN Security Council Adjourns Without Response to North Korea Rocket Launch

    04/05/2009 5:56:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 1,036+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | 4/5/2009 | Margaret Besheer
    The U.N. Security Council met in emergency session on Sunday afternoon to discuss concerns over North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket. But the closed-door consultations did not produce a clear and unified response. Diplomats say the council was unified in its deep concern over the launch, but that it could not immediately agree what form its response should take. The United States and Japan say they want a clear message in the form of a Security Council resolution condemning the launch. U.S. Ambassador, Susan Rice said "It is our view that this action merits a clear and strong response...
  • 'This Week' Transcript: Susan Rice (Rice "steamed" by Bolton)

    04/05/2009 2:22:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 32 replies · 3,421+ views
    This Week with George Stephanopoulos ^ | April 5, 2009 | GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
    'This Week' : Susan Rice UN Ambassador Susan Rice on "This Week..." April 5, 2009 <*snip* RICE: ...(W)e have 15 members of the Security Council and -- including the permanent five, so we all need to come together around this. But the United States' view is..., it's a violation, and it merits and appropriately strong United Nations response. We'll be… STEPHANOPOULOS: You mentioned... RICE: ...working for that. STEPHANOPOULOS: *snip* China has made it pretty clear they don't want any sanctions. And because of that, your predecessor, John Bolton, says that any kind of U.N. resolution is going to be...
  • IN BED WITH THE DREGS

    04/03/2009 2:30:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 492+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 3, 2009 | Editorial
    The UN Human Rights Council might well be the most vile of all the world body's panels. So why does the Obama administration want in? UN Ambassador Susan Rice announced this week that the United States will seek a seat on the 47-member body -- which is dominated by such human-rights exemplars as China, Cuba, Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia -- when elections are held next month. "We do not see any inherent benefit, as demonstrated by recent history, in being outside the tent and simply being critical without having significant influence," Rice said. Well, sure: The Bush administration's disapproval...
  • Husband of Obama UN Ambassador Is Stephanopoulos ‘This Week’ Producer

    03/05/2009 7:32:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 1,079+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yogi Berra once famously remarked “you can observe a lot just by watching.” To which we might add: and by reading, too . . . Jennifer Rubin has a fascinating item over at Contentions today. Perusing a Time story on Susan Rice, Pres. Obama’s pick as UN Ambassador, Rubin noted this revelation: "Rice is married to Canadian journalist Ian Cameron, executive producer of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Observes Rubin: “Wait. The EP of a top Sunday show is married to a top Obama official? Shouldn’t this be disclosed on air, at least when they are discussing foreign policy?”
  • It's A Mad World: But We Elected Obama! Why Do They Still Hate Us?

    02/28/2009 9:25:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 973+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | February 28, 2009
    FEBRUARY 27, 2009 It's a Mad World But we elected Obama! Why do they still hate us? By JAMES TARANTO Susan Rice, America's ambassador to the U.N., is one of President Obama's kindly new foreign-policy faces. Yesterday, the Associated Press reports, she asked Iran really nicely to be nice: Rice brought up Iran at an open meeting of the UN Security Council on Iraq, saying the long-term US commitment to Iraq and the reduction of the US military presence in the country had to be understood "in a larger, regional context" that included Afghanistan, the Middle East and Iran. The...
  • Foreign Ministry trusts US 'Durban II' involvement

    02/16/2009 11:22:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 694+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/09 | ABE SELIG
    The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it will take a "wait and see" attitude after learning the Obama administration will participate in planning for a UN conference on racism dubbed "Durban II," despite concerns that the meeting will be used by Arab nations and others to demonize Israel. Anti-Zionist Jews and pro-Palestinian supporters participate in a protest march in Durban to coincide with the opening of the 2001 UN Racism Conference [archive]. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week While the US has said it would decide at a later date whether to participate in the conference, the State...
  • Obama May Place U.S. Under International Criminal Court

    02/10/2009 4:37:46 AM PST · by Man50D · 51 replies · 1,641+ views
    Human Events.com ^ | 02/10/2009 | Thomas P. Kilgannon
    Waterboarding. Abu Ghraib. Detaining terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Dissing Hans Blix. These, as seen by the Left, are the cardinal sins of George W. Bush’s administration. Set aside the fraternity party-like nonsense that took place at Abu Ghraib and what’s left are actions taken to protect U.S. interests. But self-loathing Americans whose minds are confined in the cult of globalism don’t see it that way. Each of these “offenses” has at least one thing in common: they hurt the feelings of foreigners. Insensitivity to the outside world, U.S. internationalists argue, is a stain on Uncle Sam’s reputation from which we...
  • Obama, Iran Talks Next?

    01/27/2009 2:43:57 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 548+ views
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | Monday, January 26, 2009 | n/a
    "Obama, Iran Talks Next? U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice restates President Obama's calls for direct negotiations with Iran." SNIPPET: "Back in the U.S., U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who was confirmed last week for the post, said Monday that Iran's refusal to meet international obligations will increase pressure on Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions and cooperate with the United States and global community. Besides pursuing nuclear weapons, Iran has called for the destruction of Israel and support for Hamas, a terror group designated by the U.S., Israel and the European Union."
  • India Nervous About Obama Policies, Says Report

    01/26/2009 7:04:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 590+ views
    Dawn ^ | January 21, 2009 Wednesday | Jawed Naqvi
    NEW DELHI, Jan 20: The Indian government is nervous about the policies the new US administration, headed by President Barack Obama, could pursue on Kashmir, CTBT and other tricky issues, which it didn’t worry about with the Bush presidency, the Mail Today reported on Tuesday. “On Monday, a day before President-elect Obama formally takes charge as the 44th US president, India’s foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said he was ‘nervous’ about this change,” The Mail said. It quoted senior analysts and Foreign Secretary Menon as expressing apprehensions about the Democratic administration. “How much will the US change is a matter...
  • US Envoy Susan Rice Arrives at United Nations

    01/26/2009 1:49:02 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 514+ views
    voanews.com ^ | January 26, 2009 | Margaret Besheer
    The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has presented her credentials to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon. Afterwards, she told reporters she will pursue a few main priorities. Repeating what she told Congress during her confirmation hearing earlier this month, Ambassador Susan Rice said the United States' goals at the United Nations are four-fold. "Strengthening the capacity of the organization to engage effectively in complex peace operations at a time when the burdens and challenges placed on the institution are greater than ever," Rice said. "Advancing our national and collective agenda to address climate change and the challenges...
  • U.N. Ambassador 'Restates' Obama Position on Direct Diplomacy With Iran

    01/26/2009 11:31:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 783+ views
    U.N. Ambassador 'Restates' Obama Position on Direct Diplomacy With Iran Susan Rice restates President Obama's calls for direct negotiations with Iran. FOXNews.com Monday, January 26, 2009 The United States looks forward to vigorous and "direct diplomacy" with Iran, President Obama's U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said Monday. Rice, who was confirmed last week for the post, said Iran's refusal to meet international obligations will increase pressure on Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions and cooperate with the United States and global community. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that Rice merely restated the administration position that no...
  • US Ambassador to UN: We will engage in diplomacy with Iran (Promises "Direct Talks")

    01/26/2009 11:39:21 AM PST · by mojito · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/26/2009 | Unattributed
    Newly installed US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice says the new administration led by US President Barack Obama will engage in "direct diplomacy" with Iran. She warned, however, of further action unless Teheran meets UN Security Council demands to suspend uranium enrichment as a prelude to talks on its nuclear program. Rice spoke to reporters shortly after meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on her first day on the job Monday. She said the US plan for "vigorous diplomacy that includes direct diplomacy" with Iran "must go hand in hand" with a firm message from the US and international...
  • Obama's UN pick vows to confront Mugabe, beef up peacekeepers

    01/15/2009 1:39:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 1,184+ views
    AFP ^ | January 15th, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AFP)--President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice, Thursday vowed to get tough with Zimbabwe and revive U.S. leadership globally with an emphasis on beefing up peacekeeping capacity. At her Senate confirmation hearing, Rice pledged to confront the regime of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, urging China, Russia and southern African countries to join the Obama administration in isolating the veteran strongman. "Their interests no longer, frankly, coincide" with Mugabe's regime, the former diplomat told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after its chairman, John Kerry, D-Mass., said she was an "outstanding choice" for the UN job. Arguing it...
  • Obama Has Sentenced my Grandchildren to Death

    01/09/2009 6:29:31 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 18 replies · 976+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/9/09 | Purple Mountains
    This great and wonderful nation has survived many disasters and near-defeats. It will survive the appointment of the corrupt and inexperienced Hillary Clinton to head the State Department. It will survive the appointment of the One-Worlder, Susan Rice, to be our Ambassador to the United Nations. We may not survive, and our grandchildren and their children WILL not survive the appointments of Leon Panetta to head the CIA and Eric Holder to be the nation’s Attorney General.
  • Rice says only an idiot would trust North Korea

    12/19/2008 4:56:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 862+ views
    Rice says only an idiot would trust North Korea Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:18pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in an interview released on Friday only an "idiot" would trust North Korea, which is why the United States is insisting on a way to check its nuclear claims. A 2005 multilateral deal under which Pyongyang would abandon its nuclear programs has become snagged on Pyongyang's refusal to spell out a protocol on how to verify its disclosures about its nuclear programs. The sticking point appears to be North Korea's reluctance to allow inspectors to take...
  • Bad Rice After Good--UN Ambassador-designate Susan Rice is no Condi

    12/18/2008 5:26:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 1,072+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 18, 2008 | Joseph Klein
    President-elect Barack Obama has selected his key foreign policy advisor, Susan E. Rice, to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Obama intends to elevate her post to a Cabinet level position. Susan Rice (no relation to Dr. Condoleezza Rice) is wasting no time. She is reportedly trying to install her own team within the State Department who will be loyal to her, not to Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton whom Rice spurned during the primary campaign when she endorsed Obama instead. Rice sports an specific Afro-centric agenda, which she appears intent on pushing at the expense...
  • Obama to hold a national security meeting in Chicago

    12/15/2008 6:07:24 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 37 replies · 1,364+ views
    chicagobreakingnews.com ^ | December 15, 2008 | chicagobreakingnews.com
    President-elect Barack Obama will hold a national security meeting today in Chicago. Attendees are expected to include: Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Secretary of State-designee Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Atty. Gen.-designee Eric Holder, Secretary of Homeland Security-designee Janet Napolitano, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, UN ambassador-designee Susan Rice, National Security Adviser-designee Jim Jones, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell, White House Chief of Staff-designee Rahm Emanuel and White House Counsel-designee Greg Craig. Later in the day, Obama will hold a news conference at the Drake Hotel to discuss the nation's energy and environmental...
  • Global governance here we come!

    12/13/2008 10:28:09 AM PST · by thetru · 21 replies · 737+ views
    worldnetdaily.com/ ^ | December 13, 2008 | henry lanb
    Global governance here we come! For more than 20 years, the politically correct liberal elitists have ridiculed the "black helicopter crowd" whenever the words "world government" were uttered. Global governance, however, is a perfectly acceptable term the U.N. says is somehow different from world government. According to the U.N., "Governance is not government – it is the framework of rules, institutions and practices that set limits on the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies" (UNDP Human Development Report, 1999, page 34). Any institution that has the power to issue rules and that limits the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies...
  • Cracks appear in Obama foreign policy team

    12/09/2008 12:02:03 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 14 replies · 1,177+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2008 | Matthew Lee
    The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama's foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department. As Secretary of State-pick Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. envoy-choice Susan Rice separately visited the diplomatic agency's headquarters in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, persons familiar with the transition said that Rice wants to install her own transition team inside the department. Such a move by an incoming U.N. ambassador is rare, if not unprecedented, because the job is based at the United Nations in New...
  • Susan Rice is another wrong-on-Iraq nominee

    12/02/2008 4:50:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 465+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 12-2-08 | John Nichols
    On the outside chance that anyone thought that Susan Rice might be the exception to the rule of wrong thinking that characterizes Barack Obama's foreign policy team -- well, think again. Obama's nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had this to say in 2003 after Secretary of State Colin Powell made a wholly absurd presentation to a plenary session of the United Nations Security Council regarding the supposed threat posed by those imaginary Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. "I think he (Powell) has proved that Iraq has these weapons and is hiding them," said Rice,...
  • Obama Nominees Signal Radical Pro-U.N. Agenda

    12/02/2008 1:34:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 658+ views
    aim.org ^ | November 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    With the nominations of Clinton as Secretary of State and Rice as United Nations Ambassador, Obama’s global agenda is becoming clear. He wants to dramatically expand the power of the U.N., a corrupt global institution that is infested with spies for foreign and hostile interests. Obama’s record in the Senate included sponsorship of the pro-U.N. Global Poverty Act and co-sponsorship of the Jubilee Act. These two foreign aid spending measures alone would cost $920 billion to implement. Obama also wants to pass several controversial U.N. treaties and says that he would consider joining the International Criminal Court, a U.N. institution...
  • Obama's advisers to back soft power

    12/01/2008 6:55:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 601+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 1, 2008 | David E. Sanger
    President-elect Barack Obama's national security team, introduced Monday in Chicago, includes two veteran Cold Warriors and a political rival whose records are all more hawkish than the new president who will face them in the White House Situation Room. Yet all three of his choices - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as old rival turned secretary of state; General James Jones, the former NATO commander to be the national security adviser; and Robert Gates, the current and future defense secretary - were selected in large part because they have embraced a sweeping shift of resources in the national security arena. The...
  • Obama set to name U.N. ambassador (Susan Rice)

    12/01/2008 2:53:53 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 24 replies · 1,176+ views
    NewsTribune.com ^ | December 1st, 2008 | PETER BAKER
    CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his foreign policy adviser, Susan Rice, to be ambassador to the United Nations, picking an advocate of “dramatic action” against genocide as he rounds out his national security team, Democrats close to the transition said Sunday. Obama intends to announce Rice’s selection at a news conference today in Chicago, along with his previously reported decisions to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for secretary of state, keep Robert Gates as defense secretary and appoint Gen. James Jones, a retired Marine commandant, as his national security adviser, the Democrats said. The choice of Rice will...
  • Obama's UN Disaster-->Susan Rice The Woman Who Kept Bin Laden Free

    11/30/2008 7:34:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 1,135+ views
    yidwithlid.blogspot.com ^ | November 30, 2008 | Yid With Lid
    As Part of his unveiling of the National Security Staff, President-Elect Obama is expected to announce Susan Rice as his UN Ambassador and that the position will be elevated to a Cabinet Level job. For those of you who don't remember Ms. Rice, she was John Kerry’s chief foreign policy adviser when he ran for President. One of the major steps Kerry suggested for dealing with the Middle East was to appoint James " F**K The Jews" Baker and Jimmy "Israel is an Apartheid State" Carter as negotiators. When furor erupted at the prospect of two of the most ardent...
  • Obama to restore UN ambassador's post to Cabinet rank... Developing...

    11/30/2008 8:04:22 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 120 replies · 6,314+ views
    Obama to restore UN ambassador's post to Cabinet rank... Developing... Let's just share everything we have...get it over with and done already. Here is your globalist foreign policy agenda. National Security will mean nothing to this man and his cronies