Haley takes aim at council members, warning that US may take “our own action”.
While President Donald Trump was holding a joint news conference with Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein describing his new approach to Syria and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad after suspected chemical attacks killed dozens of civilians, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was at a Security Council meeting blasting Russia over its support of the regime.
It was epic. The full video is a must-see:
As Russian and Syrian officials looked on, Haley accused Moscow of being complicit by choosing to “close their eyes to this barbarity.” She launched into a harsh rebuke by holding up photos of victims of Tuesday’s slaughter, in which activists say about 100 people, including 25 children, were killed and another 400 were injured.
“How many more children have to die before Russia cares?” Haley asked. “The U.S. sees yesterday’s attack as a disgrace at the highest level — an assurance that humanity means nothing to the Syrian government.”
… Haley said the attack “bares all of the hallmarks of Assad’s use of chemical attacks,” and pinned the blame directly on the Syrian government.
“We know that yesterday’s attack was a new low even from the barbaric Assad regime,” she added.
A key part of Haley’s forceful presentation was the warning that America’s days of needing to build coalitions are over.
Haley then turned her criticism to the U.N. itself, saying it had proved ineffective in dealing with an “illegitimate” regime which she said “has no interest in peace.”
She went on to warn that if the United Nations fails to act collectively, “there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.”
“We regularly repeat tired taking points in support of a peace process that is regularly undermined by the Assad regime,” she said.
Her dramatic reproach is in-line with President Trump’s intentionally vague answers about what the US response to the use of chemical weapons might be, as well as the meetings this week with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan (who would be key allies in any action that may be taken).
This is not the first time Russia has been rebuked in recent history by our UN Ambassador. Samantha Power spoke at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council held following the reports that close to 1,000 Russian troops had entered Ukraine on August, 2014.
The UN is still a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it looks as if Haley can blast her points accurately for the best interests of our nation and the world.DONATE
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