Nikki Haley Rage

by Stephen Lendman, Strategic Culture

Long ago, Washington had respectable UN ambassadors, including Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Arthur Goldberg, and Andrew Young.

Few Americans likely remember GHW Bush’s tenure in the post – from March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973.

Earlier days are long gone, notably post-9/11 with neocons John Negroponte, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalilzad, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, and likeminded others serving as UN envoys.

Current incumbent Nikki Haley is the worst of the lot, an embarrassment to the office she holds, an over-the-top loose cannon, an imperial lunatic, a geopolitical know-nothing, a Russophobic extremist – representing America’s ugly face, its ruthless agenda, its imperial madness.

Addressing the Security Council on Friday, she dispensed with diplomatic niceties and hard truths, devoting her remarks entirely to an anti-Russia tirade in response to its veto of Washington’s unacceptable resolution on extending the OPCW/UN Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM).

Its text included a provision for invoking the UN Charter’s Chapter VII, authorizing “action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security.”

It ignored the JIM’s biased, one-sided conclusions, lacking credibility, what Russia called sloppy and “amateurish,” failing to conform to international standards.

Washington vetoed Russia’s responsible resolution to continue JIM work the way it should have been done the first time, including on-site inspections, instead of accepting so-called evidence from anti-government sources, entirely lacking credibility.

Haley went wild, saying “Russia is wasting our time. Conflicts are raging. Outlaw states are acquiring nuclear weapons. The human dignity of millions is violated every day. Brutal regimes are using chemical weapons on their own people.”

All of the above applies to America and its rogue allies. North Korea has nuclear weapons as a deterrent against genuinely feared US aggression. Haley didn’t explain.

Instead she roared “(a)s we have long suspected, Russia does not now and has never had any intention of making this time productive for this Council and the international community.”

Russia’s veto…shows us that Russia has no interest in finding common ground with the rest of this council to save the JIM.”

“Russia will not agree to any mechanism that might shine a spotlight on the use of chemical weapons by its ally, the Syrian regime.”

Fact: No evidence proves Syrian use of CWs any time throughout years of US-launched aggression.

Fact: Plenty of evidence shows ISIS, al-Nusra and other US-supported terrorist groups used them numerous times, Syria falsely blamed.

Fact: Pentagon contractors trained terrorists in Jordan on CW use…

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