Samantha Power Accuses Russia of ‘Tearing Down the World Order’


Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN delivers blistering speech condemning Russia’s role on the world stage, accusing Putin of a ‘deny and lie’ strategy to evade responsibility for alleged war crimes.


Russia is engaging in ‘aggressive and destabilizing actions that are threatening the rules-based international order,’ Samantha Power said on Tuesday in her last major speech as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

In a blistering and detailed critique of Russia’s foreign and military policies, Power also called for maintaining U.S. sanctions on Moscow and supporting the NATO alliance, which U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has criticized.

Power, speaking to the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank, cited Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, support of the Syrian government in the country’s civil war and efforts to influence elections in the United States and other Western democracies. She concluded that “Russia’s actions are not standing up a new world order. They are tearing down the one that exists.”

Russia has repeatedly used a “deny and lie” strategy to evade responsibility for misdeeds on the international stage, Power said.

Trump has said he will seek to improve relations with Moscow, despite criticism that he is too eager to make an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S intelligence reports that say Putin sought to influence the U.S. election in favor of Trump.

While Trump said in an interview with The Times of London this month that he would propose offering to end some sanctions on Russia in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal, Power urged against lifting U.S. sanctions too quickly.

“Easing punitive measures on the Russian government when they haven’t changed their behavior will only embolden Russia,” she said.

Power urged continued support for NATO after Trump, in the Times of London interview, had said the alliance was obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, even though it was still was very important to him.

Trump’s comments about NATO have raised concerns among members of his own party. While Trump has said the alliance has not battled terrorism, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, in an interview with CNN on Tuesday, pointed out NATO allies’ response after the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

“They were willing to send their young people to Afghanistan to fight, not because they were attacked, but because we were attacked,” he said. “And we should never forget that.”

Trump’s relations with Moscow are facing renewed scrutiny after an unsubstantiated report by a former British intelligence officer that Russia had collected compromising information about him.

The report was summarized in an addendum to a U.S. intelligence report presented to Trump and President Barack Obama this month.

Putin on Tuesday said he doubted Trump had met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room several years ago, as the material summarized in the addendum alleges. Reuters has not independently verified any of the claims in the dossier.

  1. #1 by ascomanni on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    Another “good riddance” to Samantha Power

  2. #2 by TruthOutJournal on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    “Russia is engaging in ‘aggressive and destabilizing actions that are threatening the rules-based international order,’ Samantha Power said”

    Like Clockwork, (((They))) ALWAYS mirror (((their))) own crimes onto (((their))) enemies. ALWAYS!!!

  3. #3 by zarookcassim on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    Man has a Plan, while God too has a Plan. Ultimately God’s Plan works. Killery Killington and Samantha Power good riddance. We need a peaceful world. Trump and Putin will make it.

  4. #4 by steve on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    Samantha Power, Mouthpiece and defender for the Obama regime of mass murderers, let’s hope this is the last we hear from this lying sick mutt… personally found her stomach churning to listen to… no shame, no class, no morals, no soul, and no power…

  5. #5 by slindauer2010 on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    A “deny and lie strategy??”” That’s rich! Truly Samantha Powers speaks in the language of the Democrats denouncing their own tricks on the world stage! Thank God we’ll be done with the Democrats in 48 hours!!! Oh Lord, thank God we defeated Hillary! Every time I see another one of the Democrats’ scams about Russia, I recognize a False Flag Operation— cyber-style”—- It’s a final tantrum of the Neo-cons to trigger World War 3. Thank God, Trump’s smart enough not to take the bait. We the People are smart, too! We’re not fooled for a second.

  6. #6 by Chuck Maultsby on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    Samantha Power is Married to Cass Sunstein (a Jewish Zionist Globalist)

  7. #7 by Frederick on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    No country deserves sanctions as much as the US and the jew state. If the Dollar wasn’t the reserve currency, we wouldn’t have to power to pronounce sanctions, otherwise it’d be the US receiving them.

  8. #8 by Herbert Eder on 01/18/2017 - 9:34

    Russia was always a danger to then Europe in the past.Nowadays it can control the world by IT.
    What more can none say about Russia??The reason the war against Russia took ages because they had all the information about every move the Nazis made.They happendv to be the best spies in the world there is no about about itHerr Trumpf will have to learn the hard way you never ever can trust the Russian Bear and if you do god really helps America..

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