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Obama’s adviser on human rights accuses Susan Rice of being a bystander to genocide

In a 2001 article, Samantha Power, currently a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, referred to Ambassador Susan Rice and her colleagues as “Bystanders to Genocide” for failing to intervene and try to stop the Rwanda genocide. Samantha writes:

At an interagency teleconference in late April, Susan Rice, a rising star on the National Security Council (NSC) who worked under Richard Clarke, stunned a few of the officials present when she asked, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”

This one sentence crystallizes the nature of Susan Rice as a morally bankrupt person bereft of human decency. Therefore, when she heaps praise on Meles Zenawi, a genocidal dictator who burned entire villages in Ogaden and slaughtered the Anuak ethnic group in western Ethiopia, to mention just two of his countless crimes, no body should be surprised.

Samantha goes on to write:

Susan Rice… feels that she has a debt to repay. “There was such a huge disconnect between the logic of each of the decisions we took along the way during the genocide and the moral consequences of the decisions taken collectively,” Rice says. “I swore to myself that if I ever faced such a crisis again, I would come down on the side of dramatic action, going down in flames if that was required.” Rice was subsequently appointed NSC Africa director and, later, assistant secretary of state for African affairs…

Susan is repaying a debt by sharing a stage with an ICC-indicted war criminal, Al Bashir, in calling a mass murderer, Meles Zenawi, a wise man with a world class mind.

Susan Rice was a bystander to genocide during the Clinton Administration, and currently in the Obama Administration, she is a cheerleader to genocide. If Obama is elected for another term and she becomes a secretary of state, who knows what she will become.

Watch Susan Rice’s speech below. Read the full text of Samantha’s article here.

8 thoughts on “Obama’s adviser on human rights accuses Susan Rice of being a bystander to genocide

  1. I do not see humanity in a testimony that is contrary to country reports of last 20 years. To relatives, friends, and people that is seen as unfair. Elias please publishes my comment I am USA citizen and I am openly voicing my opinion.

  2. I not sure if you guys forgot ,but Susan Rice was the secretery of state for Africa when there was a genocide to Rwanda where 1,000,000 people dead in 28 days. so Susan Rice has always been a cheerleader to GENOCIDE::

  3. We have to seriously think about this. If she gets a chance to rise to that position, the peoples of Ethiopia will remain under the TPLF occupation for at least 4 more years. I bet nobody is going to listen to them

    Every non-Tigrean has to think about this seriously.

  4. To the so called US diplomatic and delegate head,aka Mrs.Susan Rice; the typical hypocrite of the century, please sing with me below song, we know it, you know it , the answer is…… blown in the wind

    BY Bob Dylan

    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    Yes, n how many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, n how many times must the cannon balls fly
    Before theyre forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind,
    The answer is blowin in the wind.

    How many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    Yes, n how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, n how many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind,
    The answer is blowin in the wind.

    How many years can a mountain exist
    Before its washed to the sea?
    Yes, n how many years can some people exist
    Before theyre allowed to be free?
    Yes, n how many times can a man turn his head,
    Pretending he just doesnt see?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind,
    The answer is blowin in the wind.

  5. I watch it once , I can not watch it again . She makes me sick. And the way she lie and disrespecting us or insulting us. she is looking for more slavery years for Ethiopia .I hop Egzihabihaire kill her with the rest of TPLF. I WROTE HER IN HER FACEBOOK THAT SHE IS A LAIR AND SLAVE DRIVER . I TOLD HER THAT MILES DIE BECAUSE THE WALDIBA MONK PRAY ON HIM, SO SHE SHOULD WAIT FOR HER TURN. SHE WILL PAY FOR IT. THEY THINK THEY CAN BUY ETHIOPIA , BUT OUR LAND BELONG TO GOD ( EGZIHABIHAIRE)

  6. Well said Elias.

    What would Susan Rice tell to the families of those nearly 200 innocent Ethiopians who were murdered in 2005 under the direct order of the late Meles Zenawi?

    What would she tell to the victims in Gambella, which Genocide Watch levels it as an act of genocide, perpetrated by the late Meles Zenawi’s army?

    What would she tell those Ogadeni families whose entire village was burnt down by Meles Zenawi’s army?

    What would she tell to the families of countless Ethiopians, Eskindir Nega among them, who are unjustly languishing in prison under the late Meles Zenawi’s regime?

    Is it really a visionary leader’s act to cling to power for 21 years by silencing opposition, free press and the citizens of Ethiopia with brute force?

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