Ambassador Power: Daniel Pearl decapitation part of a “cycle of violence,”…..or something.
HOT AIR 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
What “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.
“I am Jewish. My mother is Jewish. My father is Jewish.” He said what they forced him to say, but they beheaded him anyway, and filmed it.
Daniel Pearl’s terrorist captors said, “We assure Americans that they shall never be safe in Muslim lands, And if our demands are not met, this scene will be repeated again and again.”
This is the same Samantha Power who called for US forces to invade Israel and be stationed on their border to impose a ‘peace’ settlement.
In a 2007 interview, Power said that America’s relationship with Israel “has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics…” The United States, she explained, had brought terrorist attacks upon itself by aping Israel’s violations of human rights.
In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question:
“Let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events in Israel? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?”