Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ambassador Samantha Power:  The “Hellish Power” Who Bombs her Way Out of Genocide!

  I recently read an interesting but guarded article by Sheryl Gay Stolberg in the NY Times  (posted earlier) about the United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power. 
Both in her personal and professional articles and appearances,   I found her awkward,  gawky,  and  reincarnation of the Gaelic Woman Warrior lost in a world of touchy-feely sentiments.  

For those how do not know who she is,  and I admit that I really did not care to know more about her until this article entitled,  “A New U.S. Player, Put on World Stage By Syria” appeared. 
I had heard about her and her Pulitzer Prize Winning novel,  oops sorry,  non-fiction,  A Problem From Hell: America And The Age Of Genocide.   I had the good misfortune to have read the book and dismissed it as ‘childish,  simplistic and factually incorrect’.   Of course,  needless for me to say that this book had grown out of a paper that she had written for her law degree at Harvard.
Unfortunately for Ms Powers,  her descriptive inaccuracies were obvious to many but especially to me because of my personal involvement in developing the architecture for the 1991 Paris Peace Conference On Cambodia.
This Gaelic Whirling Dervish from Hell,  had no insights nor understanding of the realities on the ground and most importantly had no appreciation for how the Perm Five of the UN were brought deftly into the peacemaking process.   This group of nations disarmed the Khmer Rouge and eventually with the lead of an outstanding French diplomat,  Claude Martin-   Russia,  China,  England,  France and the USG agreed to bring a peacekeeping force to Cambodia.   Subsequent to the appearance of the UN Peacekeeping Troops from around the world,  Prime Minister Hun Sen,  led Cambodia into twenty years of prosperity and peace.   Now there is a healthy political fight between HunSen and his political opposition for dominance.   But that’s another story.
  As for Samantha Power,  she “who loved all of mankind”,   counseled President Obama  into bombing Libya to prevent another ‘non-existent genocide’.    She also counseled  POTUS recently as Ambassador to the UN to initiate a US military strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
How does a foreign policy novitiate ingratiate her way into a position of such serious responsibility as the UN Ambassador without having had any peace operations experience?   She has the foreign policy knowledge of a Yale/Harvard  Sophomore under the aegis of Graham Allison,  a well-known ‘intellectual blowhard’ who wrote one major book,   Crisis In Decision,  some thirty years ago.
In reflecting on the article and musing about her personality,   I resorted to the time-tested adage that Moliere wrote in his famous French play Les Misanthropes:
"He/She who loves ALL MAN,  LOVES NO MAN"
  Nothing could be truer than Hellish Samantha.
  Let me tell you why!
  Neither tutored in Realpolitik nor in geopolitical strategy and certainly not in psychology or nation/state behavior,   Samantha ascended to the powerful position by being what all such people do best,  ‘suck up’ and degrade those who  know more than her.
  There are many things I can write about Hillary Clinton but Samantha without merit or past achievements was able to say the following about her future boss at the State Department and still get away with it:
In a March 6 interview with the Scotsman,  ”We [Obama’s team] FUCKED UP IN OHIO.   In Ohio,   they are OBSESSED and Hillary is GOING TO TOWN ON IT because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.   HILLARY IS MONSTER TOO –THAT IS OFF THE RECORD.    SHE IS STOOPING TO ANYTHING!!”
I won’t argue with Samantha’s description but I will resort again to the old French proverb –“Qui s’excuse! S’accuse!!”

  Now what makes Samantha “Hellish”? 
I think that an apt description of her,  is that she comes out of "hell"---Ireland (or Britain?)—and is invested in hellish scenarios of killing in order to resolve those hellish problems  with HELLISH INSTRUMENTS OF WAR!!!   I find that to be an apt description of a so-called  anti-genocide,  pro-humanitarian,  childish embrace of ignorance and arrogance.
  But what I find far more fascinating are the people whom I have known well that support her out of political convenience and/or Political Cronyism—all of whom have never been the UN Ambassador.   They include famous state department ambassadors,  and other nefarious neo-cons like Dennis Ross,  the trifecta failure of the Middle East Peace Process despite being Israel's professional foreign policy ‘streetwalker’.    Then there is always the delightful twosome ‘dumb and dumber’,   Senator John McCain and Miss Lindsey Graham.
However,   I do respect Ambassador John Bolton who helped fund the Peacekeeping mission in Cambodia,   and criticized Hellish Samantha Power for her having compared THE UNITED STATES TO NAZI GERMANY in a 2003 article that she had written in The New Republic.
    Who best to represent the great United States than an incompetent,  arrogant,  ungrateful,  Yalie NON AMERICAN who learned foreign policy from  intellectual mentors [Ambassador Richard Holbrooke—whom I had known very very well];  teachers [Graham Allison et al. at Harvard Public Policy School];  and Obama, Susan Rice.

I would like to thank following Jewish Organizations for their fullhearted support of Hellish Samantha Powers and her comparison of the USG to Nazi Germany:
-- The Jewish Council For Public Affairs.
-- The President of the Rabbinical Assembly,  Gerald Skolnik.
-- The Eastern Director  of the Simon Wiesenthal Center,  Steven Burg.
-- The National Jewish Democratic Council. 
With friends and ambassadors like that- what more do I have to say,  America ???


  1. Powers' place in the Obama clan is pure Obama - she had well-known popular credentials as a "conscience of................"

    The legions of Obama followers conceive of him as one of their own - someone who reads books and charts ideas and policies based on what is right opposed to all the callous and sinister bureaucrats who are indifferent to what is right!

    Yes Obama is that man! He's an intellectual, twenty-first century Nobel Prize laureate who embodies by his race, achievements, and integrity all the good will and knowledge that we, the college-educated urban professionals under 50 know that we have that no other generation could possibly achieve!

    And why you might ask?

    Because our parents were all part of the dark ages we now see depicted on MAD MEN.


    How could our parents' generation conceive of the right thing to do in any situation when they were constantly smoking cigarettes, reaching for a bottle of scotch or gin at the drop of the hat, or their secretary's panties because they lived in a time before sexual harrassment was a crime!

    Yes our parents' generation were sexist, racist, nationalistic knuckle-dragging apes unlike we who studied under Professors like Graham Allison, Joseph Nye, and read everything written by Naomi Wolff!

    I think Obama needs someone outside of government like Ms. Powers to aid in his moral compass reading and to balance the delimmas he faces while keeping our children safe from al-Qaeda by destroying them with drones.

    We live in a dangerous world. Thank God for universal health insurance coverage, the enforcement of seat belt laws, and the institution of bicycle helmet laws to help keep our kids safe.


    Be sure to have your kids take the follow up boosters for their HPV inocculations. It takes at least three shots to keep them safe. Remember it's all covered by insurance.

    Have a nice day!

    1. 3 injections contain enough mercury to commence autistic behaviors

    2. Whenever I hear a Baby-Boomer talking about "keeping our kids safe" I remember watching Steve Jobs, the acid-dropping Baby-Boomer Guru, speaking about the internet in the 1990s. He was always saying that a priority of policy should be to "keep OUR kids safe......."

      I wondered which of OUR kids he was talking about?

      Was he talking about the little girl he fathered with one of his neurotic girlfriends in his acid-days? The little girl who he claimed for twenty years wasn't his when he knew all along otherwise? Finally after two decades he finally relented and admitted to her and the world that he was her father, and he gave her NOTHING.


      That's the kind of people we have among the TWITTER GENERATION.


  2. Powers is an ironic name in the field of GENOCIDE given that the person who was to have perpetrated the greatest genocide, that of thermonuclear war, was General Thomas Powers, who was Curtiss LeMay's wingman when LeMay oversaw SAC and then he became Commander of SAC when LeMay became Chief of the Air Force.

    Under LeMay and Powers the US had only one atomic plan for war, the SINGLE INTEGRATED OPERATIONAL PLAN or SIOP

    Under the SIOP the USSR was to have been totally obliterated, wiped off the map completely, with hydrogen bombs delivered by thousands of sorties by American bombers, and then missiles when they became available.

    What a name!

  3. What's in a name?

    Would a rose smell just as sweet by any other?

  4. There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
    There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know.
    But there are also unknown unknowns - there are things we do not know we don't know. ---D. Rumsfeld.
    People who don't know what they don't know scare the hell out of me.
    Love reading your blog Dr. Pieczenik, but it too scares the hell out of me, but for all the right reasons. Now, thanks to you, I know more about what I didn't know. I just hope Samantha Powers has learned something as well.

  5. Powers is married to eccentric political manipulator agnostic Jew Cass Sunstein. Both worked together in the West wing 1st term.

    Powers led the Palestinian boat lift & created the genocide by proxy which occurred when it entered Israel waters.

    Powers is the Marquise de Merteuil in "Les Liaisons dangereuses" & Sunstein is Valmont. (Glenn Close & John Malkovitch).
    "Good misfortune" is an oxymoron. "Unfortunate" is more exact.

    1. Casting Glen Close and John Malkovitch as sex symbols was like casting Rosanne Barr and Don Rickles as Mother Teresa and her Pope.

  6. Dr. Pieczenik's post doesn't need to be near as long:

    Powers is a complete suck up and sycophant.

    She tells people of power what they want to hear.

    Regarding Syria, being on the National Security Council, she must have known the truth: The U. S. and Saudi Arabia (a country dependent on the U. S., subject to U. S. approval for their actions), and Turkey were supplying weapons to the "rebel" terrorists in a covert regime change operation.

    Thus, Powers has no intellectual honesty (of course, few, if any, within the Obama administration have intellectual honesty -- it's all about power).

    Obama is carrying out policies initiated under the Bush administration, but because of failure in the Iraq & Afghanistan wars (at least in view of the American People) these policies must be carried out by covert means.

    Powers is of the variety of person who will lie to the face of a person, that person will know the other person is lying, and the first person will know the other person knows he is lying and also knows the other person knows he knows he is lying and the other person is lying.

    Confusing. Maybe somebody, here, can put that situation in a more eloquent and concise way than I did.

    At any rate, this is the definition of a sociopath, they care nothing of what another individual thinks, only that they can achieve their objective.

    There is no morally guilty conscience for lying.

    Personally, on an individual basis, there are three courses of action for the person facing such a sociopath:

    Physically stop the person by physical action...

    Walk away and write them off... but this does not deter or stop the knowing liar.

    Or bring enough other people against the individual to stop them politically, I.e., defeat at an election or defeat on a vote in a legislative body.

    The truth has no value for sociopaths nor do they have any moral conscience about their lying.

    Again, they care nothing about one individual knowing they are a lying son of a bitch or even many people knowing that, as long as they can achieve their objective.

    They only care if they perceive, they can be stopped.

    I'll be more clear. These are the kind of people who lie to you and, in response, you tell them, "I know you are lying." And, in response, they grin that cheshire cat grin. The proper response, in a bar-room, to that is a punch in the nose. Pain, punishment, and defeat, is all they understand and respect.

    It's the old saying about the British: The fastest way to gain their respect & friendship is to beat the holy shit out of them.

    They only respect people who won't take their shit.

    Because they have nothing but contempt for the weak or whoever will submit to their domination (knowing lying is a kind of domination) without a fight.

    1. Perhaps, since Dr. Pieczenik, is also a novelist, I'll put it this way:

      In crime novels, the criminal commits the crime of murder in the furtherance of the crime, usually, an excessive economic gain, or to cover up exposure of the crime or to directly overcome an individual who would stop the crime.

      The detective or person in the novel, who would solve the crime and bring the murderer to justice, gradually investigates and finds out who committed the crime.

      Say, in a Dick Francis novel, eventually, at the end of the novel, the murderer is confronted by the detective, the murderer tries to kill the investigator, but is finally subdued: And all that the murderer can say, as they are being led away by the police is, "Fuck you."

      This is why the Rule of Law is so important: Criminals, sociopaths, can only be stopped, period, they can not be morally reasoned with. In a Rule of Law society, sociopathic, criminal behavior can be handled & resolved civilly and with justice in a socially peaceful manner, if the criminal conduct can be stopped and punishment metered out by pre-established protocol, by "due process of law".

      In a novel, when the criminal, sociopath is killed at the end of the novel, that is why the reader feels satisfaction because the criminal gets their "just reward".

      Let me also say, sociopathology can be a compartmentalized phenomenon. A person can be normal in many instances, but within a specific compartment, or area, or set of circumstances, or personal objective, are sociopathic in their strategy and tactics.

      For that reason, sociopathology is much more prevalent that many would want to admit.

      Perhaps, they are sociopathic in terms of their spouse (perhaps, that is why over 50% of marriages end in divorce), only the proceedings of divorce where each side has an experienced lawyer and a supervising court, will the sociopathic behavior be stopped because consequences painful to the abusing spouse will be imposed.

      But this is a growing phenomenon with more and more people engaged in sociopathic behavior in certain situations.

      It's called the moral decline of society and the final breakdown of that society is when the Rule of Law breaks down so that sociopathic behavior can not be stopped.

      That is the Law of the Jungle, The law of the strong abusing the weak.

    2. Or the law of the dishonest abusing the honest.

    3. Simmer down there Sparky.

      Personally I wouldn't take the advise of the British on anything. Look at where they are, and what they've done to this world.

      Powers is kinda boney, but I'd still do her.

      She's as close as the Democrats come to when it comes to producing women who can speak about politics and are freaking HOT.

      I've started watching FOX regularly just to see the parade of hotties they have on today who sling their breasts, legs, lipstick, and bubblebrained views about politics.

      I'm not talking about Ann Coulter either, but the non-published and younger gaggle of sexy chics that they're showcasing.

      On Fox if your a female you can't get on unless you're HOT.

    4. Whoa, I need to stop this before it gets out of hand. Powers is hot? Ann Coulter? Your watching Fox news to check out a nice set of jugggs? You got to stop this. Next stop is going to be trying to get off to some NPR. Look, everyone knows Russia times is where the news babes are at.


    Dr. P.,

    Seymour Hersh has sent you a message:

    The NYT is an instrument used by PREVARICATORS to continue an unprincipled PREVARICATING AGENDA with the motive of dumbing down literate subscribers.
    IT IS TRASH: unsubscribe NOW

    The media is a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE BY PROXY. Those who conspire to deceive the PEOPLE, have enough criminal charges against them to be incarcerated for most of their vital years.

    1. Patriarch beat me to it. Hersh might look at the unexpected deaths of Andrew Breitbart and Michael Hastings and take some precautions. No U.S. government critic seems to live long these days.

      Some interesting stuff:

      --Don't even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends "so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would" – or the death of Osama bin Laden. "Nothing's been done about that story, it's one big lie, not one word of it is true," he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011.

      --"I'll tell you the solution, get rid of 90% of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can't control," he says. I saw it in the New York Times, I see people who get promoted are the ones on the desk who are more amenable to the publisher and what the senior editors want and the trouble makers don't get promoted. Start promoting better people who look you in the eye and say 'I don't care what you say'.

      And yes, I get the same security message when I sign on to Dr. P's website. It's bizarre and unsettling.

    2. Paranoia and exaggeration runs rampant among you.

      Calm down.

      Nobody's gonna bump off Sy Hirsch, Dr.P, or anyone else.

    3. MIT,
      I love it when you get fatherly. Haha.

    4. I'm not necessarily saying that journalists Andrew Breitbart and Michael Hastings were murdered; some have said this, but I can't say they're right or wrong.

      What is clear, however, is that Obama whistleblowers and Obama critics have been attacked. There are many examples of this, as you know. It's not paranoia or exaggeration. It's fact.

  8. Off topic but if I may direct the author and any interested readers to the aangirfan blog site and take a look at "mi6 helped gadaffi escape" seems he is allegedly in a mansion in Equatorial Guinea!!! Divine rights of kings comes into play again! Once again just Google aangirfan.


    1. OK thanks patriarch in that case try the daily telegraph website that should be OK, apparently that is where it came from originally



  11. thank you for all your contributions! Very lively!