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Susan Rice's Imperial Credentials

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Compared to John Kerry, she's "a most undiplomatic diplomat." Milbank doubts enough votes exist to confirm her. "Colleagues talk of shouting matches and insults."

She's an equal opportunity offender. She doesn't care who she insults. Perhaps her chickens are coming home to roost.

Moscow complained that with her at State, relations with Washington would be "more difficult." They're strained enough now.

Compared to many reasons why Rice is a deplorable choice, "the flap over Libya is relatively minor." She's accused of misleading the public on events preceding ambassador Stevens' death and three other Americans in Benghazi. 

Others say she goes out of her way to make enemies. Diplomats are supposed to show statesmanship, tact, discretion, prudence and thoughtfulness. 

Rice fails on all counts and more. Her position on major issues is hugely destructive. Her language is over the top.

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Calling Russian and Chinese Syrian resolution vetoes "disgusting" and "shameful" is no way to make friends. Rice excels at making enemies.

Some ask what's wrong with her? A better question is what's right? Her Stanford and Oxford degrees don't help. Her public service record matters most.

It reflects complicity in major crimes. In 1993, she served on Clinton's National Security Council. As explained above, she was his Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from October 1997 to January 2001.

She was involved in proxy genocidal wars on Congo. Washington unleashed Ugandan and Rwandan forces. Eastern Congo was ravaged. It's happening again. At stake are vast mineral resources. They're largely untapped.

They include oil, gold, diamonds, copper, uranium, cobalt, and tantalum. It's a rare earth essential for manufacturing high-tech electronics. Nuclear power producers also need it.

Rice has close ties to Rwanda's US puppet leader Paul Kagame. Washington trained him at Fort Leavenworth, KS. She's also connected to Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. He recruits child soldiers. He trains them to kill.

African expert Keith Harmon Snow believes the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is "a tool of the Museveni government used to manipulate public opinion, create chaos across the region, gain international sympathy from foreign donors, (and serve as a) perfect ruse to facilitate permanent foreign military intervention."

In 2001, the State Department named it a terrorist organization. Since 2008, it's been called a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group. Washington uses Al Qaeda and various other groups as allies and enemies.

Rice perhaps is perfect to front for no-holds-barred imperial ravaging. She's uberhawkish, thuggish, and contemptuous of fundamental human rights. 

Obama favors her for the wrong reasons. It remains to be seen if she'll become America's top diplomat. With her at Foggy Bottom, "humanitarian" wars may destroy humanity on her watch.

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Actually, Rice's father was an economics professor... by Dennis Kaiser on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:51:10 AM
Clinton has worked hard and shows it, but I'm with... by Toby Seiler on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:03:12 AM
Between the Rices (let's not forget Donna Rice), t... by Sister Begonia on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:08:59 AM
Completely agree, & coincidentally I address that ... by Rico D. on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:20:22 PM
Susan Rice is merely a creature of the US Imperium... by Rico D. on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:18:16 PM
She's a functionary and pawn of the Disguised Glob... by Alan MacDonald on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:57:48 PM
The players don't make the rules of the game; they... by Rico D. on Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:46:10 PM
Susan Rice comes from Old money - a generational .... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:01:48 AM