Joe Biden has chosen his head of the United States Agency for International Development.
Samantha Power, former UN ambassador during Obama’s time in office. Listen to this insane spin about her, Power is “a globally-renowned voice of moral clarity and conscience.” Try to avoid laughing when she says “ingenuity.”
Ambassador Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity—challenging and rallying the international community to stand up for the dignity and humanity of all people. As USAID Administrator, she’ll be a powerful force for principled American engagement. pic.twitter.com/jwseGEsb8c
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 13, 2021
Biden’s cabinet picks all have issues like this, he is forced to make propaganda to correct the problems.
Can we claim they’re trying to restructure Obama’s administration? Everything bad about the Obama presidency with the added spin of Biden’s cognitive decline.
Samantha Power’s previous corruption has been featured prominently and there has never been real explanation given, even years after.
Former Acting DNI Ric Grenell slammed the choice and reminded everyone of her previous failures.
You want the one who ignored the Syrian genocide to be in charge of the US Aid strategy? Yikes. https://t.co/MDJiBBinI9
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 13, 2021
Others also slammed her mistakes.
This is a good choice in the sense that as the head of USAID, an agency *ostensibly* devoted to assisting other countries, Samantha Power can work to repair the damage to all the countries she helped destroy the last time she was in government with her unhinged militarism: https://t.co/NNwxjJfsaw
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 13, 2021
Joe Biden has just announced that his pick to head USAID (which is a CIA cutout that creates regime change) is Samantha Power – AKA the woman who pushed for the US to bomb Libya into a failed state that now has open-air slave markets. She calls that “humanitarian intervention.”
— Lee Camp [Redacted] (@LeeCamp) January 14, 2021
But among the concerns should be about how Obama used USAID and how this nomination could mean a possible return of those terrible agendas.
USAID is the organization that distributes a lot of money to foreign nations. Accusations swirled during Obama’s presidency that USAID was used to aid liberal agendas in right-leaning nations including in Albania, Macedonia, Hungary and nations in Latin America and Africa. Six GOP senators wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in 2017 to push this concern, especially the question of USAID money being handed over to Soros-linked groups.
From Fox News:
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, among the co-signers, even stated that foreign political leaders have directly came to him with “information of American activity in their nations.”
He stated: “This includes information about diplomats helping liberal politicians, USAID funds going to extreme and even violent activists, and the American Government working against conservatives and moderates. … This kind of favoritism from our mission around the globe can’t continue.”
While the GOP brought up the topic, no one has an answer about what was ever done about investigating it. Although there was a general realignment in political views in the State Department.
So with the return of Power, will we see a return to this truly agenda-filled practice? Or maybe this could be a good time for those six GOP senators to ask the question again, now that Power is returning?