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Will Susan Rice Be Biden’s Running Mate?

July 2, 2020 (EIRNS)—On Monday, Barack Obama’s former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, chimed in on the New York Times “Russian bounty” affair: “What I believe is more likely the case” is that President Donald Trump was briefed by the intelligence agencies that Russia was paying bounties to the Taliban to kill Americans. “And if they did, then again, we have evidence of a President utterly unwilling to stand up for American interests and rather serving Vladimir Putin’s interest.”

On Jun 30, Susan Rice was asked by talk show host Rachel Maddow about the possibility that she’d be Joe Biden’s running mate. Rice said that she’s “humbled and honored” to be in the discussion. “All I care about is getting Joe Biden elected President of the United States so that we again have competent, compassionate, loyal, effective leadership in the White House and pursue an agenda ... that can restore our global leadership.”

Susan Rice learned “global leadership” as a Truman Scholar at Stanford, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where she specialized in the art of destabilizing the countries of Africa under the imperial “right to protect.” She’s been at the center of the destabilization of the Congo. Her war to split up Sudan included organizing weapons to Garang’s “Liberation Army,” bombing a pharmaceutical factory near Khartoum, and blocking Sudan’s attempts, from 1996-2001, to provide intelligence to the U.S. on Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. In 1998, she teamed with Al Gore to force South African President Thabo Mbeki to cease the mass production of anti-AIDS drugs. In 2011, she pressed for NATO-led air strikes against Qaddafi as part of the destruction of Libya. She famously subbed for then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Sunday talk shows after the 9/11/12 al-Qaeda-linked attacks on the U.S. Benghazi consulate which killed the U.S. Ambassador and three service members, with the ridiculous cover story about a spontaneous attack on the American consulate in response to an anti-Muslim video.

In December 2016, she initiated the “unmasking” of Gen. Michael Flynn. And, of course, there is her transparent 1/20/17 “memo to herself,” attempting to cover for Obama’s role in the infamous 1/5/17 planning meeting against Flynn. But now, perhaps it is her signs of moral dementia that qualifies her as Biden’s VP. On the violence in the demonstrations after George Floyd’s death, she claimed Russian involvement, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on May 31: “Based on my experience, this is right out of the Russian playbook as well.... I would not be surprised to learn that they have fomented some of these extremists on both sides using social media. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are funding it in some way, shape or form.”

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