Samantha Power, the wife of Cass Sunstein (who is Obama’s Regulatory Czar and has been called the “most dangerous person in the Obama Administration”, has emerged as a key player in foreign policy.
In March 2011, Power was instrumental in persuading Obama to authorize military intervention in Libya, to prevent President Moammar Qaddafi’s forces from killing the rebels who were rising up against his regime at that time. Power’s counsel in this matter was consistent with her longstanding advocacy of the doctrine known as the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), which encourages the international community to intervene in a sovereign country’s internal affairs — with military force if necessary — in order to thwart genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or ethnic cleansing. The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCRP), which is the world’s leading advocate of this doctrine, is funded by George Soros‘s Open Society Institute. Power and GCRP advisory-board member Gareth Evans — who is also president emeritus of the International Crisis Group — have been joint keynote speakers at a number of events where they have championed the R2P principle together.
In the past few weeks, this philosophy has been touted as the “Obama Doctrine” by the statest, progressive media.
Our concern is that this same rationale could be used by Obama, the United Nations or any country as an excuse to invade Israel or any country. Talk about a stretch: The same philosophy used to justify the invasion of Libya and Israel??
It is not hard to envision that this R2P concept, swirling through the United Nations and in international foreign policy circles, can one day be applied against Israel when that nation is forced to respond from attacks coming from the West Bank, Gaza, and Lebanon.
Samantha Power on a u tube video calling for a Military Invasion of Israel:
Has a Pandora’s Box just been opened? Power’s emergence as a key player, and her influence over the President, who already is inclined to outsource American foreign policy to the “international community,” should heighten this concern.