PressTV: Age of genocide: Rwanda 1994 vs. Gaza 2014

July 26, 2014

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

Ambassador Samantha Power is the US permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.Ambassador Samantha Power is the US permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.

Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:14AM GMT

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

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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- US national interest is not involved and,” you know, “we can’t put all…

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