Tuesday, December 19, 2017

U.N. veto by Haley

Nikki Haley continued her Trump required vow of fealty when the U.S. vetoed a resolution approved by the other 14 members of the U.N. Security Council asking Trump to rescind his decision to put the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.  It was not a complicated message from the majority of the Security Council.  It simply reflected the shared point of view that this would seriously complicate the peace process, a never ending effort that they want maintained.  Trump's move is widely viewed as an unnecessary provocation.

Haley always adds her own twists to the situation, turning a policy issue into name calling.  She called the proposal "an embarrassment" and any suggestion regarding the peace process "scandalous".   "Scandalous" is having a person with no foreign policy experience whose successes have been solely political representing the United States at the one global institution focused on maintaining peace and reacting to catastrophic regional conflicts.  Far from perfect, it is what we have and needs serious representatives with respect for the process.

Vote how you must Haley, but then shut your mouth.


Blogger Allen Hengst said...

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent a letter to representatives of UN member-states, warning them against supporting a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The resolution, which expected to pass by sweeping majority, is slated for vote on Thursday. "The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us," she wrote in a letter obtained by Haaretz ... Haley continued, "As you know, the General Assembly is considering a resolution about President Trump's recent decision on Jerusalem. As you consider your vote, I encourage you to know the president and the U.S. take this vote personally ... The U.S. announcement is an acknowledgment that peace is best advanced, not set back, when all parties are honest Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since the country's founding nearly seventy years ago" ... Haley also tweeted on Tuesday that the U.S. will stand by the Jerusalem decision and will be "taking names" of those who criticize impending embassy move. "At the UN we're always asked to do more & give more," Haley tweeted on Tuesday.  "So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names." The UN General Assembly is set to meet on Thursday at 5 P.M. Israel time (10 A.M. EST) for an emergency discussion on the unilateral American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Turkey and Yemen requested the meeting after an Egyptian draft resolution against the recognition was presented to the Security Council and was vetoed by the United States, although the 14 other members of the council voted for it. An an attempt to avoid embarrassment, Israel has instructed its diplomatic missions to seek meetings with high-level officials to persuade them to direct their representatives at the UN to oppose, not to support, or at the very least not to deliver a speech at the General Assembly. Among the reasons ambassadors were told to cite are that Jerusalem was the de facto capital of Israel long before the United States recognized it as such.

~ Noa Landau
December 20, 2017

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Taking names" again. This twit sure is tough.

12:15 PM  

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