Obama’s choice for UN post advocated the U.S. invasion of Israel

Samantha Power. Remember her?

Samantha Power, a former White House aide, asserted in a 2002 interview in Berkley University that the US might in the future be forced to deploy a large military force in Israel in order to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish a Palestinian state. While she admitted her proposal was “undemocratic,” Power added that “It seems to me that you have to go in as if you’re serious, you have to put something on the line.”

Obama is taking the U.S. from his original re-positioning of our closest and most important ally into one that could only be designated as frenemy to closing in on making it an outright enemy. Read more
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6 responses to “Obama’s choice for UN post advocated the U.S. invasion of Israel”

  1. Lynne says :

    Yes, and he has just gotten started.

  2. Mike says :

    Obama is bad and we all know that. The one thing to remember though is that Obama isn’t the U.S. government, as much as he might think otherwise, and Israel still has strong bipartisan support in the U.S. in Congress and from the general public. The latest polls show support for Israel at 60 plus percent and support for Palestinians at something like 12 percent. Even where Israel does the worst — college educated liberal Democrats — support is about 50 percent while support for the Palestinians is still only 22 percent.

    And just think, these figures come after 12 years of intense effort on the part of the anti-Israel crowd. That’s the best they can do, and the pro-Israel people have just gotten in the game. So while Obama isn’t Israel’s friend, the U.S. is, and that’s a relationship that will outlast this administration.

    • israeliminx says :

      Mike, the problem is that Obama is operating on many fronts not only contrary to what the majority of Americans want and support but is also consistently by-passing Congress, in some cases operating outside of Constitutional bounds. Congress, in a bi-partisan majority vote put a block on releasing the aid money to Palestinians — Obama went around them and released it anyway. Congress put a block on sending military aircraft that rivals the planes Israel has to Egypt: Obama by-passed Congress on that, as well, via executive order. How about the U.S. invasion and overthrow of Libya — Congress is required to sign off on acts of war: Obama didn’t even consult them. The War Powers Act also clearly states that U.S. armed forces are to engage in immediate hostilities only if the circumstances are “pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”

      Absent these criteria, the president has no authority to declare war. Even if the president believes he has such authority, the War Powers Act goes on to require the president to seek congressional approval within 60 days of conflict. That happened back in 2011 and here it is 2013 and he still hasn’t complied.

      What the American people support and what Congress rules seem to have no bearing on the actions that Obama takes.

      • Mike says :

        Yeah, I’m not saying Obama isn’t hostile to Israel or that he is powerless to use his office to harm Israel. Clearly he is and does. My point was that the American people, as opposed to Obama, remain Israel’s friends and allies.

        This is important for all of us to remember, especially for Israelis. Israel needs to play the international diplomatic game and the PR game and the peace game. I say game because I think everybody here understands the Palestinians and other Arabs aren’t interested in peace, so it’s just a game. But many people who support Israel don’t understand that truth. So we need to say it over and over, but Israel needs to take actions that can show people this.

        I know Israel has done this in the past, but people have short memories and they tend t see the conflict as they wish it were, not as it really is. So Israel will have to take actions that remind its supporters of the way the world really is. I know that might be dangerous to ISrael and it’s certainly not fair, but then the world obviously isn’t fair.

        I worry that by emphasizing the forces arrayed against Israel and forgetting the forces supporting it, we push for actions that make the situation worse than it needs to be. Instead we need to remember that Israel has support and craft actions that capitalize on that support. This can mitigate, but not eliminate, the harm caused by Israel’s opponents.

  3. Mac says :

    As I brought up to a co-worker today, It doesn’t matter who the O puts in a position, my first thought is “what is defective about this person that Obama would select them?”. Everyone he selects is picked by his deviant “advisors”.

  4. Lynne says :

    And, as we are seeing that what Obama and his vile administration is doing openly by selecting anti-Israel people for key posts, and people who are frankly anti-American apologists, is not his only strategy. There are his covert strategies. He has no respect for the Constitution and there are people in his administration who have openly said that it’s an outdated document. This is a dangerous president. Most of the liberal thinking people that i know see no problem with him at all, and they focus on those shrill more extreme voices within the Republican Party to reject. I wish that the moderate Republicans would distance themselves from these people.

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