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Power Offers Capitulation to the Palestinians

by Keith Koffler on April 3, 2014, 8:20 pm

Leave it to the Obama administration to raise the white flag even before the battle is joined.

UN Ambassador Samantha Power Wednesday testified to Congress that should the Palestinian Authority be accepted as a nation-member of UN agencies – it hasn’t applied but it might – the United States should break its commitment to defund any UN outfit that recognizes Palestine as a state.

Because, because, because  . . . we’re just hurting ourselves, you see, because we’ll be thrown out of the agencies for not paying up. This is exactly what happened when the Palestinians joined UNESCO a few years ago.

Oh, and the world kept turning.

She wants Congress to waive the law.

In the event that the Palestinians seek and obtain membership in a U.N. agency, the last thing that we want to do is to give them a double win. And it would be a double win for them to secure a win in an agency on the one hand, and then the exclusion of the United States from that very agency, leaving the agency at the mercy of leadership from Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela – the countries that tend to fill the space when we depart . . .

The American people and the United States are so much better off when the United States is in good standing within these organizations, defending our interests, fighting for our friends, and not surrendering the playing field to those that would like nothing more than for the United States not to be in these organizations.

What people like Samantha Power don’t understand – a group of people that includes the president of the United States who appointed her – is that spinelessness has its own dynamic.

When the jackals who roam the earth – many such jackals run very powerful countries, BTW – see weakness, they begin to salivate. They decide it’s okay to turn the world order upside down, to ignore the United States, Paper Tiger that it’s becoming, and pursue their own reckless, vicious course of action.

That’s why Iran will soon have a nuclear weapon. That’s why China is threatening our Asian allies. That’s why Syria has become a training ground for a new generation of terrorists, why Iraq is incurring unprecedented violence and the revival of al Qaeda in Iraq, why the Taliban awaits its opportunity, and why there is fear in Europe.

Because everyone knows Samantha Power and her boss will stand down when challenged, because they see them standing down all the time.

Ms. Power doesn’t get that small capitulations on principle to gain a short-term “practical” advantage are signals sent out that will eventually come back and bite her in the ass.

People know that when you have no principles, you have no backbone. Our enemies have principles. They’re bad principles, but they are principles. And they’re willing to die even to make a small point.

H/T CNS News.


rawheadrex April 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

May God have mercy on America, but this incident, as a manifestation of current leadership, tells me God is not so inclined.

Sadie April 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

WARNING: Do not let Powers or the Prez babysit your children, they will throw out the baby with the bath water.

rulierose April 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

this is SO dreadfully sad. I was just thinking today that Samantha Power been one of the strongest defenders of Israel in the administration–which granted is kind of like saying Rommel was the nicest Nazi–but I guess she’s showing her true prog spots now.

I don’t know why the US is still spending any money on the corrupt and Jew- and west-hating UN.

Keith Koffler April 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm
A.J. April 3, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Yes she did!!! How DARE those evil Israelis try to protect themselves?? And From mere tens-of-millions of their neighbors who want to drive them into the sea. Damn reactionaries. Let’s see, the Palestinians launch indiscriminate rocket attacks against Israeli civilian targets. The Israelis retaliate with carefully targeted attacks against the EXACT people who perpetrated the attacks (who for some unfathomable reason always seem to surround themselves with children) and the U.N. decries the ISRAELI violence. Sheesh, this makes the main-stream media’s treatment of conservatives seem like even-handedness!!!

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 10:40 pm

More like saying Himmler was one of the nicer Nazis. The best thing I ca say about this woman is !

anneinarkansas April 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Spooky, Spooky, Spooky….that woman and Obama are out to destroy America.

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

No, no. Not destroy, “Fundamentally Change”. See the difference? OK, neither do I!!!!!

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Is There a “Neville Chamberlain” award Ms Power and her boss may be aiming for?

OldTimer April 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

A.J. You know how the Russians have pegged Obama……Obama travels like Juluis Caesar but negotiates like Neville Chamberlain.

Girly1 April 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Still trying to figure out how this loathsome creature can be both a hater of genocide…and a hater of Jews.

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Well, you see, there’s BAD genocide and then there’s NOT-SO-Bad genocide. I guess it depends on whose ox is being slaughtered.

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Oh, and “loathsome creature”, I think that is Ms Power’s middle name. Or perhaps I’m confused. Did she once appear in “The Loathsome Creature From The Progressive Lagoon”?

A.J. April 3, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Sorry, I’m venting. Samantha Power has the same effect on me as Joe Biden. And that’s NOT a good thing, having one’s skin try and crawl off one’s body!!!

Girly1 April 3, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I think she has the same effect on all of us, AJ. At least those of us who love this country and are horrified at the antics of this administration.
Every day – it’s another horror story, i.e. the new Iran ambassador to the UN – a terrorist. If Congress does not revoke his visa, he will be living in NYC and walking amongst us!

gracepmc April 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm

This Administration is no friend of Israel. The only allies the US will have at the end of this Administration will be appeasers.

Samantha Power is just another disgrace in the Chief Grifter’s disgraceful foreign policy cabal.

skh.pcola April 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Her statement makes perfect sense if you’ll accept that the primary objective of the filth of Obama and his administration is to destroy this nation. Go ahead and imagine that, then all of these sorts of policies fall into place. Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of the United States is, first and foremost, the end of American Exceptionalism.

sportinlife10 April 4, 2014 at 7:19 am

So is this what happened with the Saudi’s?

sportinlife10 April 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

And is there any hope at all that this will awaken American Jews from their liberal dreams?

The Business April 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm


CiscoKid April 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

UN Ambassador Power, a useless person assigned to a worthless organization. MrKoffler pointed out the real threats to world peace. A week or so ago, the UN decides that global warming is the biggest threat the world faces.

CiscoKid April 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

Sorry I cut off in mid post, I’m just angry/upset at another betrayal of Israel by the Obama administration. Gotta cool off.

sportinlife10 April 4, 2014 at 9:11 am

This is absolutely worth a rant.

Warlord April 5, 2014 at 12:24 am

Surrender Monkey’s. The words greatest apologists working against our interests in every possible way in order to secure our downfall before.we can realize it. It’s time to water that tree.

The Business April 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm

there is no red line with BO

Darkwater April 6, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Power was also one of the architects of our blundering campaign in Libya, questioned what we did to bring on the 9/11 attack (“Why do they hate us?”), and publically gushed about how courageous Jane Fonda was.

She recently made the news in the American press when she chewed out the UN Russian ambassador (Churkin) on the floor of the Security Council. The Russian press portrayed it – accurately – as her throwing a hissy fit, and point out that the Russian staff in the background is laughing at her.