Ambassador Power: Daniel Pearl decapitation part of a “cycle of violence,” or something

posted at 10:41 am on February 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Er … this is so inexplicable that it almost defies analysis. Daniel Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, went to an interview with Mubarak Ali Gilani at a restaurant in Karachi, Pakistan, but was kidnapped on the way. He was brutally murdered and decapitated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man behind the 9/11 terrorist plot. The video of the murder was sent out immediately as a demand to free all of the detainees at Gitmo, whom KSM would shortly join.

Late last night, for no particular reason — Pearl was murdered on February 1, 2002 — US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power sent out this tweet, which I’ve screen-capped rather than embedded in case it gets deleted:

 

power-tweetWhat “cycles of violence” does Power mean?  Did the Wall Street Journal declare war on Pakistan? Was Pearl planting roadside bombs in Karachi? Do interviews that allow terrorists to present their agenda count as “violence” that adds to these “cycles of violence” to which Power refers? And what is meant by “individual accountability” in this case? KSM has been in Gitmo for more than a decade, and thanks to this administration’s actions has yet to answer for his crimes in the military-commission system that Congress has repeatedly authorized. If they want to pursue “individual accountability,” then they could quit trying to move KSM to federal court and get his trial under way.

Twitchy has a couple of good round-ups on social-media reaction, but we need to see some media reaction.  The White House should be pressed to explain this. This looks like a desperate attempt to draw some moral equivalency between Pearl and his butchers, and between terrorism and anything that opposes it. If this is the quality of American diplomacy, then we need a bigger housecleaning than just getting rid of the incompetent bundler-bunglers we’ve seen at recent Senate confirmation hearings. This is just appalling.

Update: My friend John Hinderaker pondered the meaning of the tweet:

I saw this on Twitter late last night and pondered it for a while. What is it supposed to mean? I have no clue. Power refers to “individual accountability.” If by that she means tracking down and killing the people who slit Daniel Pearl’s throat, I am with her all the way. But somehow, I don’t think that is the accountability she has in mind.

Well, we’ve already done that. Pakistan hung one of the perpetrators, and we have the mastermind in Gitmo. But John is merely warming up:

What cycles of violence is Daniel Pearl’s murder a “reminder” of? Is Power suggesting that Pearl’s murder was carried out in retaliation against prior killings of al Qaeda terrorists by Wall Street Journal reporters? I don’t think so…but what “cycles of violence” she associates with Pearl’s beheading at the hands of terrorists, I can’t imagine. …

I think Samantha Power–who among fans of the Obama administration is considered a deep thinker!–suffers from the muddle-headedness that typifies most liberals. She can’t face the truth, which is that radical Muslims are an existential threat to civilization and freedom, with whom we can never be reconciled. So in lieu of truth, she emits platitudes about “cycles of violence” and so on. The sad reality is that her boss, Barack Obama, who has appointed her to a series of high-profile foreign policy positions, has just as incoherent a view of the world as she does.

Exactly.

Update: Walkback:

Daniel Pearl did do great and courageous work at the WSJ, but let’s remember why he was in Karachi – he was following up leads about links between shoe-bomber Richard Reid and al-Qaeda.  He wasn’t satisfied with just “individual accountability,” but wanted to expose the reach of the terrorist network responsible for the terrorist attempt. Even Power’s walkback is nonsense on stilts.


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and here all along I thought the Neanderthal Muslim who sawed away at Daniel Pearl’s neck until his head came of and he held it up by his hair until the last drop of blood dripped from it was just responding to a YOU TUBE VIDEO? Wow, guess there was some sort of deeper meaning to his senseless and unprovoked beheading!

SDarchitect on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I think it’s Pearl’s Jewishness she’s referring to. She’s asserting that Muslilms murdering Jews is just retaliation for Jews supposedly murdering Muslims. In essence, Pearl’s murder is Israel’s fault. This is the circle she wants to manufacture for the end game argument that if Israel doesn’t accept John Kerry’s Palestinian peace terms then they are guilty for all the future Daniel Pearl’s who get their heads cut off. A vicious, nutburger assertion, granted, but it’s the only interpretation which makes any kind of sense. A twisted sense for sure.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Let’s not forget this idiot, and I mean idiot, wanted to put US troops in Gaza to protect Palestinians from what she perceives to be Israeli oppression. This “deep thinker” is just another fool who substitutes leftist & progressive orthodoxy for reality.

novaculus on February 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Samantha Powers has a long history of being rabidly anti-Israel and has blamed Israel and American Jews for the reason that the US went after Saddam Hussein.

She has her position because she shares the contempt towards America’s friends, including Israel, that Barack Obama does. Like the President, she has more in common with the viewpoints of our enemies towards the US and the West. Furthermore, this feckless and naive dimwit only see’s in the world what she wants to believe and thinks that dialogue solves every problem. She is one of the leading advocates of appeasement being a viable diplomatic strategy.

Her comment, along with the pathetic effort to walk it back, when combined with the announcement from the equally incompetent and feckless SecDef to shrink the US Army to a size not seen since 1938, are making the world a far less safe place than it was on January 19, 2009.

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Yet Jews continue to support this anti-Semitic administration. Go figure.

katieanne on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

We’ve been waiting years for your refutation of this.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve felt the need to respond to 3rd grade taunts.
Like…since 3rd grade.

(Come on, dude. You usually manage slightly more substance. Slightly.)

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Answer the question please instead of dodging it.
Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in it?
Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Read up on her views.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

And where do you go to read up on her views?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Power is severely mentally ill.

Pork-Chop on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

What you call mentally ill is what this admin calls intellectually and mentally sound and perfect for her position.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Here you go verbie, something to help you learn. What a great gal!

http://freebeacon.com/samantha-powers-five-worst-statements/

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The words “stupid broad” come to mind. She is a typical oba-mao, idiot, appointee. Obama, nor Powers have the brains God gave them. Thanks for putting this scum in our WH you moron liberals.

ultracon on February 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

“As I said last night, the men who murdered Daniel Pearl did so because “he was an American, and most of all, because he was a Jew.””

No that’s NOT what you said you deranged Jew-hating tranny Nazi b*tch. And I say that knowing full well that she/he/it is in some kind of “domestic partnership” with alleged Jew Cass Sunstein. And f**k you too verbaluce for trying to whitewash this evil.

One last thing – I’m not crapping on her because she’s Irish. That’s the same thing others have been doing to Jews for 1000′s of years. I’m crapping on her because she is a Jew-hating, America-hating leftard Obot.

FOAF on February 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

And where do you go to read up on her views?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

You can start here.

http://freebeacon.com/samantha-powers-five-worst-statements/

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Daniel Pearl never should have been Jewish and American?

What?

I still want to hear from Power how it ends the cycle of violence to attack and depose a dictator who previously disarmed to stop us from attacking and deposing him. Warning to other tyrants: don’t give up your bombs.

PattyJ on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

According to liberals a “Cycle of Violence” is when anyone defends themselves against Islamofascism. If only we would just accept Allah then everything would be great. Hopefully we will one day see that it is our fault after all…

Micah68 on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Maybe you have ideas better than her on how to prevent some of the various horrors and atrocities that many face. But she’s damn involved in this stuff. If you dug deeper than some tweet Malkin/Twitchy picks for a snark feast, I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Much to admire? Like virulent anti-Israeli comments combined with rabid anti-Semitism?

There’s nothing to admire about Samantha Power. At best, she’s incredibly naive with her myopic world view. Her trope around ‘cycles of violence’ is as idiotic as Janet Napolitano’s moronic description of Islamic terrorism as ‘man caused disasters’.

It makes one wonder if Barack Obama deliberately surrounds himself with feckless naive idiots in order to ensure he’s the smartest in the room…

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

When she drinks vodka she becomes Absolute Power, and it never ends well.

Flange on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Sure, Pearl got his head slowly sawed-off but at least his killer didn’t pee on the corpse, THAT would be truly awful.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Welcome to Hot Air.
I see you have an interest in engaging with me.
Just to save you some trouble and stress, I seldom reply to inane rhetorical questions, such as ‘ are you a mind reader’.
Now to follow that with an ‘answer the question! don’t dodge the question!’…I mean, that’s pretty silly, you know?
I’m probably not going to be responding to you much.
But again, welcome to Hot Air.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Read up on her views.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

And where do you go to read up on her views?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

That’s ‘Interesting’ coming from some who purports to know so much about the woman:

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Can’t you use your immense mind reading powers instead?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Sure, Pearl got his head slowly sawed-off but at least his killer didn’t pee on the corpse, THAT would be truly awful.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Or call him a name! That would be a penalty!

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I imagine she will disappear on a super secret, undisclosed and impossible to find vacation …. in Ireland again.

Odie1941 on February 24, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve felt the need to respond to 3rd grade taunts.
Like…since 3rd grade.

(Come on, dude. You usually manage slightly more substance. Slightly.)

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

A confession that you stopped maturing in the 3rd grade?

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

It makes one wonder if Barack Obama deliberately surrounds himself with feckless naive idiots in order to ensure he’s the smartest not the stupidest person in the room…

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Nuance.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I’m probably not going to be responding to you much.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Lol. Yeah, why change your MO? If it’s too challenging just pretend no one is talking to you.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

And where do you go to read up on her views?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

You can start here.

http://freebeacon.com/samantha-powers-five-worst-statements/

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Free Beacon?
Ha.
Ok…got it.

Her books could be another source for you.
At your library, so you don’t even have to pay for them.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Verbaluce enjoys the give and take of an erudite conversation of the issues, not your lowbrow attempts to match her level of sophistication.

For example:

As much I enjoy the spittle on the lips babbling of the ignorant ragers, it always saddens me a little when you join in.
“He liked Hitler”.
You twit.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

So please, if you can’t manage to restrain yourself then verba will simply have to ignore you and seek reasoned debate elsewhere.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

In other words, you’ve been caught spewing a big load of barack and are now trying to cover up the stench.

Please answer the question – I’m fully aware of how those on the national socialist left like to spew their little nuggets of supposed knowledge and that we’re not supposed to question such things, but I am and will continue to do so.

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Probably the ONE thing, more than any other that disturbs
me about this Administration is the individuals who are
in positions of Power….this woman being a prime example.

40 years ago, many of these individuals in positions of
power would’ve been on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List….

..this President has hired Individuals who represent the
most deranged psychopathic tendencies from the 1960′s…

For anyone interested, please research one Ira Einhorn.

He is THESE PEOPLE.

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

American foreign policy needs Power like a fish needs a bicycle.

Christien on February 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Just to save you some trouble and stress, I seldom reply to inane rhetorical questions, such as ‘ are you a mind reader’.
Now to follow that with an ‘answer the question! don’t dodge the question!’…I mean, that’s pretty silly, you know?
I’m probably not going to be responding to you much.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

You also seldom reply to cogent and valid arguments. What you do usually offer are numerous fallacies, unsubstantiated accusations, and Colmesian talking points, when not busy trying to move the goalposts and taking pride in being an idiotarian.

How about sharing with us some of those comments and positions from Samantha Power that we should admire – since according to you there is much from her that we should admire?

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Just to save you some trouble and stress, I seldom reply to inane rhetorical questions, such as ‘ are you a mind reader’.
Now to follow that with an ‘answer the question! don’t dodge the question!’…I mean, that’s pretty silly, you know?
I’m probably not going to be responding to you much.
But again, welcome to Hot Air.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

You made the claim, verbalduece. It was a simple question. No surprise you can’t answer it.

The reality is that her own tweet pretty much confirms that she wasn’t horrified or disgusted by what happened. She blamed it on a “cycle of violence”. It was a horrific act and should have been called out as such. So per usual, you’re on the wrong side of the issue. Shocker!

HumpBot Salvation on February 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I think Samantha Power–who among fans of the Obama administration is considered a deep thinker!

I suppose that compared to Barky, she IS a deep thinker.

slickwillie2001 on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

You have NO shame.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Read up on her views.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

.
And where do you go to read up on her views?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

.
Are you going to claim that this video was “creatively edited” or otherwise tampered with, by right-wing propagandists?

I suppose it’s not impossible … but I doubt it.

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Free Beacon?
Ha.
Ok…got it.

Her books could be another source for you.
At your library, so you don’t even have to pay for them.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

So now you are denying she even made those statements because you don’t like the venue they were featured in. LOL.

Why don’t you enlighten us about how wonderful she is, verbalduece? Since you know her so well.

HumpBot Salvation on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The cow is an eternal communist. It’s all you need to know. See also whom she’s married to, another one.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Samantha is demanding the UN building stop using metal detectors, security gates, and guards because dialogue can be used to deal with anyone who tries to attack the place.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Security at the UN building is actually more useful in preventing the third-world degenerates assigned there from stealing everything from the light fixtures to the carpets.

slickwillie2001 on February 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Heh!!

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

The reality is that her own tweet pretty much confirms that she wasn’t horrified or disgusted by what happened.

HumpBot Salvation on February 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Oh…is that ‘the reality’?
And all your talk about a ‘moral compass’.
Please share what Power felt about what happened to Pearl.
What is your ‘reality’?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

You can’t trust the Free Beacon because they used direct quotes from Power.

Just like a plane crashing, if Faux News is reporting it then the crash didn’t actually happen.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

You can’t fix irish.

tetriskid on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Hey, that hurts.

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Her correction proves even worse than the original tweet.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Are you going to claim that this video was “creatively edited” or otherwise tampered with, by right-wing propagandists?

I suppose it’s not impossible … but I doubt it.

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The meanie conservatives tricked her in that video! But she is the smartest person in any room that she walks into!

*verbaduncelogic

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Is Obama’s legacy going to be one of choosing perhaps the most stupid, insensitive, fools to speak for him, ever by a president?

Susan Rice, Hillary, Biden, Kerry, this fool, ambassadors that have never been to the country they are assigned to…good grief, has their ever been more incompetence in choosing people, EVER??

right2bright on February 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

LEAVE GINGY ALONE!

Christien on February 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

To defend Power makes you her.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Please share what Power felt about what happened to Pearl.

According to her won tweek she felt it was part of a cycle of violence brought about by his own lack of “individual responsibilty”. No sign of being horrified or disgusted at all.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

.
Free Beacon?
Ha.
Ok…got it.

Her books could be another source for you.
At your library, so you don’t even have to pay for them.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

.
Her books ? . . . HA !

Literature can be slowly crafted, and creatively edited by the author, with all the time in the world, to provide plausible deniability as to actual beliefs, ideology, and philosophy.

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Free Beacon?
Ha.
Ok…got it.

What an example of reasoned debate. Rather than debate the feckless statements of Samantha Power highlighted by a source, Verby dismisses the source because of what, bias?

Is it really bias to highlight the embarrassing and clueless statements of the US Ambassador to the United Nations? Because it seems more like Verby just doesn’t want to admit that the US Ambassador to the UN is not only naive and wrong, but strongly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.

After all, she is the one who called for the reset of the US foreign policy via a global apology tour…. and blaming global anti-Americanism on the US. (Yes, she is a card carrying member of the ‘Blame the US First’ club.)

She also blames “special interests” have caused U.S. foreign policy makers to defer almost automatically to the assessments and preferences of Israel. She considers the perils of conflating Israeli interests with U.S. interests one of the “take-aways” from the war in Iraq.

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

If Verbie will not admit it…..I will.

Very bush league and she never should have sent out such a muddled message. She is on the job 24/7/365 and should perform like a professional at all times. Her performance is unacceptable and she needs to step up her game. Don’t care how many books she has written and such…..she is in the big leagues.

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You can’t trust the Free Beacon because they used direct quotes from Power.

Just like a plane crashing, if Faux News is reporting it then the crash didn’t actually happen.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Showing the entire video without editing out the bad parts is sexist or maybe racist.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy was a political masterstroke by comparison to this lightweight.

Christien on February 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Something must be coming down the ObamaPike,because this screams Set-Up

SweetSensationalist on February 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Very bush league and she never should have sent out such a muddled message. She is on the job 24/7/365 and should perform like a professional at all times. Her performance is unacceptable and she needs to step up her game. Don’t care how many books she has written and such…..she is in the big leagues.

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

How about, what did she mean? Is that too much to ask her?

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

some will defend people only due to their political affiliation while others call anyone out for idiocy.

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

PS, you spelled “cue” wrong.

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yes, I did.
For that I get an F-?
Man…

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

No, the grade was for your clumsy attempt to drag your Cult Leader O’bama into the conversation.

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

You are either stupid or evil.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It’ll keep your brain from hurting too much if you limit your options as much as you do your abilities.

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Don’t let Reality interfere with your imagination!

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Careful! If you keep criticizing Democrats and making reasonable arguments, people are going to start accusing you of being a closet conservative.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Her books could be another source for you.
At your library, so you don’t even have to pay for them.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

You must not understand where public libraries get their funding.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I’ve got a feeling she’s in an office somewhere, sitting in a hashish haze, surrounded by her imaginary Al Qaeda friends, and they (she, really) are singing “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

RockinRickOwen on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

If Verbie will not admit it…..I will.

Very bush league and she never should have sent out such a muddled message. She is on the job 24/7/365 and should perform like a professional at all times. Her performance is unacceptable and she needs to step up her game. Don’t care how many books she has written and such…..she is in the big leagues.

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Aside from the tweet (which I offered no compliment for or approval of), your thoughts on Power?
Your ‘liberal’ take, of course.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

How about, what did she mean? Is that too much to ask her?

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

My insight to her job comes from my father-in-law who was head of public relations for a very large government agency. No matter the political affilition, her lack of abilty to send out a clear message is professional failure on the world stage. If she meant to say this with the blessings of the White House……!!!!

HonestLib on February 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Power is an eternal communist, married to another one. It’s all the thoughts on Power you’ll ever need to know.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Even Power’s walkback is nonsense on stilts.

Everything that passes as ‘thought’ in her bubblehead is nonsense on stilts, and has ever been so.

Midas on February 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Please share what Power felt about what happened to Pearl.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Why are you asking that?

Didn’t you already claim to know this?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Not that it would matter to you, but here’s the sources the Free Beacon used for the article that Vegas Rick highlighted…

- The New Republic
- An April 2002 Video Interview of Power at UC Berkeley reported at Hot Air
- Huffington Post
- The Scotsman – an interview done by the paper with Power
- New Statesman

I guess those are all hard right wing sources that manipulated and twisted the words of Samantha Power?

Athos on February 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Plus, Power is also a chickenbrain, who embarrasses this admin., which is sweet. She fits the gaggle to perfection, from their eunuchy rooster on down.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Your ‘liberal’ take, of course.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Do you describe yourself as such?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM

When she drinks vodka she becomes Absolute Power, and it never ends well.

Flange on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

HA , thats it, I think you figured it out.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

What is your ‘reality’?

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Trust us, it’s a much better place than your reality.

Now, again…what are Power’s diplomatic qualifications for her job? She was a journalist before she became an academic and then became a lawyer.

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Your ‘liberal’ take, of course.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

HonestLib might have a “liberal” take, something you never do. You are not a liberal, ever. Go study the term, hard.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Now, again…what are Power’s diplomatic qualifications for her job?

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

None, other than being married to Cass Sunstein and bundling for obama, and being a communist.

She is a shame and embarrassment to the world and the land.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM

What difference does it make now?

philoise65 on February 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Your ‘liberal’ take, of course.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Prophesy fulfilled. That didn’t take long for verbaluce to equate political philosophy with blind adherence to the Democrat party.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I don’t do labels.
Always interesting to see what some decree themselves to be.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Her books could be another source for you.
At your library, so you don’t even have to pay for them.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

.
Her books ? . . . HA !

Literature can be slowly crafted, and creatively edited by the author, with all the time in the world, to provide plausible deniability as to actual beliefs, ideology, and philosophy.

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Not to mention the fact that her first book, “Realizing Human Rights”, was…a compilation of essays by leading human-rights scholars and practitioners.

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Your ‘liberal’ take, of course.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Prophesy fulfilled. That didn’t take long for verbaluce to equate political philosophy with blind adherence to the Democrat party.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

You’re not following.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Lot of quotes to mask that Samantha shouldn’t have vodka shooters before bed.

itsspideyman on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Literature can be slowly crafted, and creatively edited by the author, with all the time in the world, to provide plausible deniability as to actual beliefs, ideology, and philosophy.

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

You don’t trust any books…or just not hers?
You think maybe she keeps a secret journal somewhere with her ‘actual beliefs, ideology, and philosophy’?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I don’t do labels.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Fits in perfectly with your general dishonesty, but pretending doesn’t hide the fact you’re an ignorant leftist. You need to work on that. Being dishonest is only useful when you can actually deceive people.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Always interesting to see what some decree themselves to be.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

What do you ‘decree’ yourself to be?

Socialist?

Communist?

Fascist?

Intellectually dishonest?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

You don’t trust any books…or just not hers?
You think maybe she keeps a secret journal somewhere with her ‘actual beliefs, ideology, and philosophy’?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Who she is, is plain to everyone.

Even you.

Your next question “Oh, and what is she, in your opinion?”

My answer, “An appetite that needs to be filled.”

itsspideyman on February 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

You’re not following.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Oh, I think I am. You say there are lots to admire about Powers if you would just dig. Then somebody said ‘like what?’, and you didn’t respond. Although you did ask where you might read about her views (I thought you already knew about her views?). Then I said somebody would accuse HonestLib of being a conservative, and you put scare quotes around ‘liberal’. Then you claimed to not care about labels, but the only reason you’ve given to defend Powers is because of the label ‘Democrat’.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

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You must not understand where public libraries get their funding.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

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Damn … I hadn’t stopped to think about that one, either … : )

listens2glenn on February 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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You must not understand where public libraries get their funding.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Shh.
You don’t want that to get out in these circles.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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You must not understand where public libraries get their funding.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Shh.
You don’t want that to get out in these circles.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Let me explain this to you: Bishop’s remark was funny because it was biting and true. Your comment had no point, except to tacitly admit that Bishop was correct.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Here’s how “The Cycle of Violence”(TM) works, Power-style:

1. “We killed another one of those damn, dirty Jews, and they still won’t lie down and take it!”

2. “So we’ll have to go kill another damn, dirty Jew, until they lie down and take it!”

Spurius Ligustinus on February 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM

I don’t do labels.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Fits in perfectly with your general dishonesty, but pretending doesn’t hide the fact you’re an ignorant leftist. You need to work on that. Being dishonest is only useful when you can actually deceive people.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

This is the problem for those on the national socialist left – they can’t be honest about who they are.

[They can’t be honest period, but that’s whole other discussion]

They tried using the Intellectually dishonest term of “liberal” but it’s pretty clear that their use of that is a lie –

“Inside every Liberal is a Totalitarian screaming to get out” David Horowitz

Now they use the meaningless term “Progressive”, but deep down they are Marxists.

But she won’t admit that, because they she would have to take ownership of the bloody history of that ideology.

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Today you’ve proven to be an empty and heartless vessel.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Then you claimed to not care about labels, but the only reason you’ve given to defend Powers is because of the label ‘Democrat’.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Nope.
Ask Bill Clinton re:Rwanda how much of a loyal party member Power was/is?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

This woman is yet another, in a long line, of women
who could have been Movie extras in the Film “Helter Skelter”.

Shaved heads and all….

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Kucinich is a more honest communist than Power.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Shaved heads and all….

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

..and then they stuck a Fork in em!

Can you Dig it!!??

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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You must not understand where public libraries get their funding.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Shh.
You don’t want that to get out in these circles.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Let me explain this to you: Bishop’s remark was funny because it was biting and true. Your comment had no point, except to tacitly admit that Bishop was correct.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Verb’s response is what you do when you get smoked and don’t want to stand there with your mouth open; you try to say something pithy.

itsspideyman on February 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM

This woman is yet another, in a long line, of women
who could have been Movie extras in the Film “Helter Skelter”.

Shaved heads and all….

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

What/huh/why?
You just don’t like how she looks?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Who she is, is plain to everyone.

Even you.

itsspideyman on February 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Of course it’s plain. If Powers wasn’t a left wing whackbag, Mr. Potato Head wouldn’t be in here defending her.

BigWyo on February 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Power, Rice and Hillary have lots of blood on their hands. obama’s Libya and other disastrous foreign policies are theirs.

Own it!

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Shh.
You don’t want that to get out in these circles.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Agreed, next thing you know some of the people in these circles will start saying that they won’t have to worry about putting gas in their car or paying their mortgage.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Sometimes, verbie, it’s better to be quiet and let them doubt, alas.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Or buying a phone, or…

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

What/huh/why?
You just don’t like how she looks?

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

yeah, yeah that’s it Verb…..I’m busting on her looks…

ToddPA on February 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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