Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dirt on Shaha Riza

Mikeray managed to dig up some really awesome dirt on Shaha Riza in the comments section of my post Wolfowitz forced to resign.... Thanks Mike!

Turns out that not only is she a feminist, but she also loves to play the victim card!

Feminist girlfriend felt Bank stripped her of rights

Associated Press

Mystery surrounds Shaha Riza’s personal life, by her design, yet two things are beyond doubt. She is smart. And angry.

“Very angry,” Wolfowitz said of her recently. Wolfowitz lost his job as World Bank president on Thursday over an ethical entanglement arising from his relationship with the former Bank employee.

Riza, an Oxford-educated Arab Muslim feminist in her early 50s, has worked for years for democratic change in West Asia and for sexual equality both in repressive societies and within the bank. She has done so most of that time without drawing enormous attention to herself. “I simply do not know how to blow my own trumpet,” she says.

Yet, in statements to World Bank officials, she came out fighting against the “vicious public attacks on me” that flowed from her relationship with hard-line conservative Wolfowitz, a bond that has been as notable for its quiet unfolding as for its longevity.

Riza began working for the Bank eight years before Wolfowitz took over as president in June, 2005. She was moved to the State Department that fall, to avoid a conflict of interest but stayed on the Bank’s payroll.

Riza bristled at being forced to leave the Bank in 2005, arguing that as senior communications officer for West Asia and North Africa office, she did not report to Wolfowitz in any capacity and no bank regulations prohibited her continued employment. “I felt under attack by a powerful group that had no right to make assumptions,” she told the special panel investigating Wolfowitz.

And she noted the “irony of my working to ensure women’s participation and rights through the work of the World Bank and to be then stripped of my own rights by this same institution.

Wolfowitz went so far as to suggest that the Bank’s ethics committee members put the onus on him to arrange her outside employment because they were afraid to cross her.

They “did not want to deal with a very angry Ms Riza,” he wrote in a biting assessment of the panel’s actions.

He hinted, too, that she was none too happy with him. He quoted her as telling the panel that he should have stood up for her, rather than accepted an arrangement that moved her out of her job.

“He became them — you — the Bank,” she told the panel, “and I had to fend for myself in the same way I’m now fending for myself.

In her bank and academic work, Riza has promoted the link between freedom and feminism.

Riza speaks Arabic, French, Italian, Turkish and English, and majored in international relations at London School of Economics and in social studies at Oxford. She has a son.

Oh poor fucking you! You had to fend for yourself, just like Wolfowitz had to fend for himself all his life in addition to fending for you. What a vile fucking cunt. But of course - she is a feminist! Also notice how she accuses Wolfowitz numerous times. Blame the man baby, that's the fashion! He should have just let the board do whatever they wished with her, instead of looking out for her.

Why did the snake bite the turtle when it was carrying the snake across the river?
Because the snake was feminist.

1 comment:

  1. Riza is old—in her 50s—and plain. You would think that if Wolfowitz were going to put his job in jeopardy over some woman, she would at least have been younger, better looking, childless, and without victimhood/feminist baggage. Eeewwwww.