December 23-25, 2013 – Susan Rice’s failed state
President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, more than anyone else, is responsible for the creation of the Republic of South Sudan, a barely-viable country peeled away from the Republic of Sudan. For decades, mainly Christian and animist black Africans in southern Sudan waged a bitter civil war against the mainly Arab and Muslim north.
Rice, who, according to American and African diplomats, was involved in more than an “official” relationship with the late Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) guerrilla leader John Garang, pushed constantly for South Sudan’s independence, first as an African policy official in the Bill Clinton National Security Council and State Department, and later as Obama’s ambassador to the UN.
South Sudan has now collapsed into a typical “failed state” scenario reminiscent of Somalia and Mali. Rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar launched a rebellion against South Sudan’s black cowboy hat-wearing president Salva Kiir. Kiir was the successor to Rice’s old “friend” Garang who was killed in a suspicious 2005 helicopter crash in Uganda after being lectured at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ranch by the British, American, and Dutch ambassadors about not reneging on previous deals to open up South Sudan’s oil reserves to Western exploitation after South Sudanese independence. Apparently, Garang wanted a greater percentage of oil revenues from the Western companies. Then Garang perished after his helicopter crashed en route from Museveni’s ranch to the South Sudanese capital of Juba.
Rice has now weighed in on Obama to threaten more U.S. military intervention in South Sudan’s raging civil war. Four U.S. troops who were involved in evacuating Americans from the rebel-held town of Bor were injured in an attack said to be from rebel lines.
The problem with an Africanist like Rice and a Kenyan-American like Obama is that they may be bringing ethnic bigotry “baggage” into their jobs and that may be affecting their policy on Africa. It is well known that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who was born in Czechoslovakia, brought anti-Serbian and “south Slav” bigotry to her job as the chief U.S. foreign policy official. Albright mentored Rice, who is also her god daughter. Rice was Albright’s chief African policy official while serving as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. More than one African opposition leader complained about Rice’s schoolgirl flirtation with the likes of Museveni, Garang, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, and Ethiopia’s late leader Meles Zenawi.
Susan Rice will commit U.S. troops to defend her South Sudanese cowboy-hat wearing “boyfriend” Salva Kiir.
Rice was known to practice tribalist-based bigotry in all her government roles. She was anti-Hutu in fratricide-ridden Rwanda. Rice clearly favored Kagame’s brutal minority Tutsi-based regime over the majority Hutu opposition. She instructed her higher-ranking White House and State Department underlings not to meet with visiting Rwandan opposition leaders in Washington. The same holds true for Ethiopia, where Rice’s relationship with the ethnic Tigrean Ethiopian leader Meles caused her to breathe venom on Eritrea, which has had an ongoing border war with Ethiopia. The Ethiopian opposition felt that Rice brought shame and dishonor to the U.S. and Ethiopia when she praised Meles at the dictator’s funeral. Rice said, “Meles was a friend—both to my country and to me, personally . . . among Prime Minister Meles’ many admirable qualities, above all was his world-class mind. A life-long student, he taught himself and many others so much. But he wasn’t just brilliant. He wasn’t just a relentless negotiator and a formidable debater. He wasn’t just a thirsty consumer of knowledge. He was uncommonly wise – able to see the big picture and the long game, even when others would allow immediate pressures to overwhelm sound judgment. Those rare traits were the foundation of his greatest contributions.”
Rice fooled no one with her lavish praise of a brutal tyrant. Her words were spoken as a bereaved mistress.
Rice despises the government of Sudan in Khartoum. Her visceral hatred of Sudanese President Omar Bashir helped land him a criminal indictment for war crimes in Darfur, courtesy of the George Soros-influenced International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Rice now risks plunging the U.S. into an ethnic-based civil war. Her friend Kiirr and his government are ethnic Dinkas. Machar and his rebels are ethnic Nuers. Just as Rice was prepared to commit U.S. troops to side with Salafist Sunnis against Alawites, Christians, and Kurds in Syria, she had no compunction about committing U.S. troops to ethnic bloodletting in South Sudan. Her godmother Albright, who has the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children and inhabitants in the former Yugoslavia on her hands, trained Rice to be as every much a hate monger as the woman who was once mistaken for a French hotel cleaning lady by the staff of her boyfriend Hashim Thaci, the terrorist leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
South Sudan is not only about the Dinka-Nuer rivalry but also about oil. Rebels now control Jonglei and Unity provinces. Unity produces 95 percent of South Sudan’s oil, the commodity that got Garang assassinated in a method common in Africa: aircraft crash. It is certain that outsiders, eager for Unity’s oil, are playing sides in the South Sudan civil war. And Susan Rice, like her unrelated namesake Condoleezza Rice, has her own links to Big Oil. Rice takes her lessons on business in Africa from the Corporate Council on Africa, a lobbying group representing the major U.S. companies doing business in Africa. The council includes Exxon Mobil, Phillips, and Chevron.
Rice has long been not only an embarrassment to the United States in Africa but has helped to create violent chaos that has claimed more than 6 million lives, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is time for Obama to fire Rice.
Rice should not be judged on the color of her skin or gender in properly overseeing U.S. policy on Africa, but on the content of her character, which is severely lacking in both morality and personal behavior.