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Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014: Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide;

Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014: Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide;

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich



Be ashamed to
die until you have won some victory for humanity
.”  
Horace Mann July
28, 2014 "ICH"
- In
her acclaimed book “A Problem From Hell; America and
the Age of Genocide” (2003), Samantha Power, current
American Ambassador to the United Nations, sharply
criticized the United States deliberate inaction and
its failure to prevent a genocide in Rwanda where up
to one million lives were lost.




As she explains it, Washington simply was not
interested in stopping the death toll.  
The thinking in Washington was:
“Look, if something happens in Rwanda-Burundi,

we don’t care. Take it off the list. It’s not-
U.S. national interest is not involved and,” you
know, “we can’t put all these silly humanitarian
issues on lists like important problems like the
Middle…