Al Mariam’s Commentaries
Agust 1, 2021
“Listen good! Don’t worry. We will choke them until they cry out, ‘Uncle Sam!’”
What to do about a fourth-rate Monkey Kingdom in the Horn of Africa?
Samantha Power, USAID Chief is scheduled to “meet Ethiopia’s national security adviser and hopes to meet Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed” during the week of August 1.
The die is cast!
Power will deliver her ultimatum to the Ethiopian Government.
A senior USAID official said, “There will be I think continued punitive measures as long as we are unable to access those [Tigray] populations.”
Decrypted from diplomatic mumbo jumbo, that means, “Bow down and accept the TPLF as your U.S.-anointed masters or the U.S. will visit the wrath of sanctions upon you the likes of which the world has never seen!”
The Susan Rice-Joe Biden administration has been tweeting threats and dispatching diplomats to Ethiopia for months as if Ethiopia is an outpost in the Old West in America.
Indeed, a colonial outpost.
Let there be no mistake!
Joe Biden has outsourced U.S. policy in Ethiopia to Susan Rice, his Domestic Policy Advisor.
Susan Rice is a diehard and dyed in the wool supporter of the TPLF.
In her 2012 eulogy, Susan Rice said TPLF boss Meles Zenawi was “an uncommon leader, a rare visionary, and a true friend to me and many.” She concluded by declaring, “The legacy Meles leaves will long endure.”
The singular legacy of Meles Zenawi, of course, is his evil organization, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
On May 24, 2015, the TPLF held elections and declared it had won it by 100 percent. Yes, by one hundred percent.
On July 27, 2015, Obama showed up in Ethiopia and declared at a press conference:
I don’t bite my tongue too much when it comes to these issues. We are opposed to any group that is promoting the violent overthrow of a government, including the government of Ethiopia, that has been democratically elected.
In 2021, Susan Rice, Samantha Power & Co. are working like the devil to restore the TPLF to power in Ethiopia and convince the Ethiopian people the TPLF has once again won by 100 percent.
Susan Rice’s do-or-die mission today in Ethiopia is to save the “enduring Meles legacy” and continuing his long game of keeping the TPLF in power for at least “100 years”.
Lo and behold!
The U.S. in 2014 had officially designated the TPLF a terrorist organization until it was granted an exemption by Homeland Security on June 15, 2014, in a Policy Memorandum which stated:
The TPLF qualifies as a Tier III terrorist organization under INA section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) on the basis of its violent activities before it became part of the ruling coalition and the government of Ethiopia in May 1991.
In early May 2021, Susan Rice sent Jeffrey Feltman, her Special Advisor, to Ethiopia to bully and intimidate the Ethiopian Government into submission.
Feltman’s official make-believe mission was to “address the interlinked political, security and humanitarian crises, specifically the volatile situation in Ethiopia”.
But Feltman’s real mission was to lay the groundwork for the restoration of the TPLF to power in Ethiopia by “negotiation”, “inclusive dialogue”, “mediation”, etc.
I discussed Feltman’s mission in detail in my commentary, “What is an “Ugly American Diplomat” Doing in Beautiful Ethiopia?”
Now, in early August 2021, Susan Rice has sent Samantha Power to deliver the same message.
In my February 26, 2021 commentary, “Speaking Truth to Power, Samantha: Stop Defending Ethiopia’s ‘Proud Boys’”!, I sent a simple message to Samantha Power: First defend OUR Proud Boys terrorists in America before you defend the TPLF terrorists in Ethiopia!”
There is a high level cabal working day and night to restore the TPLF to power including Susan Rice, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Samantha Power, and others.
Between 2009-2013, Power worked for Susan Rice as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Council 2009-2013. For that matter, so did Blinken and Sullivan. All of them cut their teeth in Susan Rice’s stable.
Susan Rice and Sullivan today work closely on migration and immigration.
It is all a family affair.
Today, Susan Rice, Power, Blinken, Sullivan, etc. are peddling genocide and other human rights violation related disinformation on Tigray.
What is remarkable is the colonial mentality of the Rice-Biden administration.
Jeffrey Feltman was appointed “Special Advisor on the Horn”, the equivalent of a colonial agent-general.
Power is the aid paymistress.
As U.S. point woman and point man, Feltman and Power remind me of Ambassador Louis Sears depicted in the 1958 Eugene Burdick and William Lederer novel “The Ugly American”.
That book begins with Sears bemoaning the fact that the people of the fictional country of Sarkhan are “strange little monkeys”. The fact is Sears is the real monkey. He is completely clueless about Sarkhanese history, politics, or society.
Power and Feltman are the real life “ugly American” diplomats who believe Ethiopians are “strange little monkeys” living in a Monkey Kingdom in the Horn of Africa whom they can scare with threats of sanctions, aid cutoff and diplomatic isolation.
Power and Feltman, like Sears, are clueless about the history, politics, and culture of Ethiopia. The Rice-Biden administration, steeped in white supremacy, believes Ethiopians are nothing more than a bunch of savages who live and die by waging ethnic war on each other.
Suffice it to say, the Rice-Biden administration’s hatred and contempt for the Ethiopian people, Government and sovereignty is manifest that their imperial orders for “unrestricted humanitarian access”, “international investigation of human rights violations”, “inclusive dialogue” (with the TPLF), etc.
Samantha Power: Hell Hath No Fury like Samantha Power
Samantha Power is a self-righteous liberal white woman with a messianic complex.
Power’s declared mission is to save the world from “genocide”.
Powers’ friends described her obsession as ”all genocide, all the time.”
The source of Powers “obsession” with genocide is not clear.
Power apparently had a traumatic childhood and according to the Irish Times, “Power was in therapy for years, believing that in some way she had contributed to her father’s death.”
But there is no lack of clarity about her mindless, reflexive obsession with genocide.
When asked about the Bosnia conflict, Power was crustal clear:
I had never been without opinions, but my certitude previously had to do with seemingly trivial issues like an umpire’s bad call in a baseball game. Now, as I researched and reflected on real‐world events, I seemed unable to contain my emotions or modulate my judgments. If the subject of Bosnia came up and someone innocently described the conflict as a civil war, I would erupt: It is genocide!” (Italics added.)
That is exactly what Power is doing today with the Tigray conflict!
If the subject of Tigray came up and someone innocently described the conflict as a civil war, Power would erupt: It is genocide!”
Power is known as a loose cannon on deck.
In 2008, she called Hillary Clinton a “monster” and was forced to resign her position as senior foreign policy adviser to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Nonetheless, Power regards herself as the Joan of Arc (the Frenchwoman who led the French army to victory over the British in 1429) of the TPLF.
Power believes, with the backing of Susan Rice, the DUCHESS OF DARKNESS, she has the power to single-handedly restore the TPLF to power by using American aid money and coordinating economic, diplomatic, military, and political pressure on Ethiopia.
Power has convinced herself she will succeed in breaking Ethiopia’s back and knees where others have failed.
Power is a certified warmonger
There is substantial evidence “Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Samantha Power were the three principal advocates of war against Libya in 2011, setting the North African nation on a free fall ever since.”
The troika of Clinton, Rice and Power used the “pretext of protecting civilians and civilian populated areas” in Libya alleged to be under government siege.”
Power’s specific role was to “market the Libya war as a “humanitarian intervention”.
But hidden under the humanitarian mumbo jumbo, “Regime change became the ultimate objective.”
Libya today is a fragmented failed state thanks to the troika.
Power also made a lengthy case full of bogus arguments to urge U.S. military intervention in Syria.
Power argued, “There is no question that this deployment of American power saved lives and returns stability to a critical region of the world and a critical region for the United States.”
There is evidence to show Power and Feltman were active aiders and abettors of the coverup in the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack on U.S. facilities in 2012 where four Americans were killed.
Susan Rice tried to cover up for Hillary Clinton lying to the American people that the killing of the four Americans resulted from Arab world outrage over a film that mocked Islam.
There is evidence showing Feltman, then a top U.N. official, was coordinating his actions on a variety of issues not only with Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton but also Samantha Powers who was then serving as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (See email communication on the subject between Rice, Feltman and others (beginning at p. 48).)
In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Power to chair the Atrocities Prevention Board.
The central mission of that Board is the “timely and effective use of our diplomacy and foreign assistance capabilities are central to any atrocity prevention strategy.”
As USAID chief, Power is now trying to implement her mission from the Atrocities Board.
Power’s overall strategy and tactics with respect to Ethiopia is the same as the one she and the cabal followed in Libya and Syria.
In April 2021, Jeffrey Feltman said, “Ethiopia crisis could make Syria look like “child’s play”.
Power talks about “humanitarian access”, etc. in Tigray but the ultimate objective she is pushing is regime change in Ethiopia and restoration of the TPLF to power.
Power: The “Ugly American” from hell waging a personal crusade to stop an imaginary “genocide” in Tigray
“Power has championed the idea that nations have a moral obligation to prevent genocide.”
In her book, “A Problem From Hell”, Power blames U.S. policy for allowing genocide to take place in Cambodia, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo. She asserts US policy makers “knew a remarkable amount” about genocidal atrocities but shirked their responsibilities by claiming they could do very little to stop them.
The real reason the United States did not do what it could and should have done to stop genocide – out of both moral necessity and self-interest – was not a lack of knowledge or influence but a lack of will. American leaders believed genocide was wrong, but were not prepared to invest the military, financial, diplomatic, or domestic capital needed to stop it.
Power argued, “the failure of the Clinton administration to engage in airstrikes against the Serbs, and to take military action to stop the genocide was immoral.”
Today, Dame Samantha Power, mounted on her USAID white horse clad in shining armor, is ready to stick a lance of sanctions (and Serbian-style military action) the world has never seen through Ethiopia’s heart to save the TPLF from an imaginary “genocide”.
Behold Power carrying her version of Rudyard Kipling’s “White Woman’s Burden” to save the “half child, half devil” Ethiopians living in their “s**t hole” country!
In 2014, Jake Sullivan, then Hillary Clinton’s policy-planning staff described Power’s style as follows: “More than other individual actors, Samantha is somebody who will encourage, cajole, push, and prod the whole system: State Department, Treasury Department, Defense Department.”
Applied to Ethiopia, Samantha Power will get the troops to circle the wagons and unleash a stampede on Ethiopia the likes of which the world has never seen!
Hell hath no fury like Samantha Power hellbent on rescuing the TPLF from hell!
To rescue the TPLF, Samantha Power will move heaven and earth and walk straight over to the gates of hell to bring death and destruction to Ethiopia.
May God save Ethiopia from the woman from hell.
What say you Samantha Power about TPLF’s use of child soldiers as combatants and civilians as human shields?
Samantha Power: Ethiopia will not break or crumble; only roll with the punches
In 1969, Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger said, “I refuse to believe that a little fourth-rate power like North Vietnam doesn’t have a breaking point.” as he instructed his aides to develop a punitive military strategy that would coerce North Vietnam into negotiating on American terms.
That is exactly what Susan Rice, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Samantha Power, Jeffrey Feltman, and other lower level bureaucratic flunkies are saying today of Ethiopia. “We refuse to believe that a fourth-rate power like Ethiopia does not have a breaking point.”
Since November 2020, Susan Rice, Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan have been openly and publicly looking for Ethiopia’s breaking point.
But Ethiopia does not break.
Ethiopia will never break.
Ethiopia will never breakup.
Ethiopia will never breakdown.
Ethiopia will never breakaway.
Ethiopia will stand proud and tall no matter what the Rice-Biden administration and its European Union lackeys do!
Ethiopia is like the bamboo tree.
Ethiopia will sway against tornadic winds.
Ethiopia will bend against the westerlie winds.
Ethiopia will bow and yaw against the ferocious winds, BUT IT WILL NOT BREAK.
Ethiopia will roll with the punches as the Rice-Biden administration and the E.U. unleash their sanctions the likes of which the world has never seen.
Hear ye, hear ye, Samantha Power!
Samantha Power, in the Present Crisis facing Ethiopia, you can fight tooth and nail to restore wrong to the throne.
You can spread your lies and your disinformation on Ethiopia.
You can impale the truth about Ethiopia’s righteous actions to preserve its sovereignty on the scaffold.
You and the Democrats in Congress can pass all the resolutions you want.
You can dupe Brother Congressman Gregory Meeks and Sister Congresswoman Karen Bass to do your dirty work.
You can “encourage, cajole, push, and prod the whole system: State Department, Treasury Department, Defense Department” to stampede Ethiopia.
You can do whatever the hell you wanna do.
But know that the scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth within the shadow, a HIGHER POWER that keeps watch above his own ETHIOPIA.
ETHIOPIA TODAY. ETHIOPIA TOMORROW. ETHIOPIA FOREVER!
Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino, Commentator at Almariam Blog, and a regular contributor to Zehabesha.com