Nikki Haley’s Security Council Rage

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Nikki Haley’s Security Council Rage

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

She’s part of Washington’s neocon lunatic fringe, spokesperson for its hegemonic agenda at the UN, complicit in its war crimes for supporting its aggression in multiple theaters.

Following unanimous adoption of Security Council Resolution 2401, calling for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, her remarks ignored US support for ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists, directing her venom at Russia and Syria, saying:

“(T)he Syrian people in eastern Ghouta…have suffered so much while waiting for this Security Council to act” – disgracefully blaming Russia without explaining its important demand to exclude ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists from the resolution.

She said nothing about US-led aggression on Syria, supporting the terrorist scourge in the country it pretends to oppose, nothing about their war crimes, nothing about liberating efforts by Syria and allied forces.

Haley: “The United States wants nothing more than to see the ceasefire in this resolution implemented immediately across the country.”

“It is critical that…Assad and (his) allies comply with our demand to stop the assault on eastern Ghouta and immediately allow food and medicine to reach everyone who needs it.”

Fact: “The United States wants” endless war and regime change no matter the human cost.

Fact: Along with its rogue allies and terrorist foot soldiers, it flagrantly violated earlier ceasefire initiatives.

Fact: It’s crucial for Syria and allied forces, including Russian airpower, to continue combating the scourge of terrorism Washington supports – authorized by Security Council Res. 2401.

Haley despicably accused Russia of “obstruct(ing)” a SC vote, ignoring its justifiable demands to exclude ISIS and al-Nusra from the ceasefire.

Haley: “Every minute the Council waited on Russia, the human suffering grew. Getting to a vote became a moral responsibility for everyone, but not for Russia, not for Syria, not for Iran” – recklessly despicable remarks, turning truth on its head.

Washington and its rogue allies delayed a SC vote by refusing to exclude ISIS and al-Nusra for days, belatedly agreeing reluctantly.

Haley: As negotiations “dragged out…the bombs from Assad’s fighter jets continued to fall.”

Fact: US-supported terrorists bear full responsibility for shelling Eastern Ghouta residential areas and Damascus – not Syria or Russia.

Haley: (A)fter all of this time, hardly anything has changed in the resolution except a few words and some commas.”

Fact: Changes made were essential, excluding ISIS and al-Nusra from the ceasefire. Efforts by Washington and its rogue allies to block their exclusion failed.

Haley: “…Russia has belatedly decided to join the international consensus and accept the need to call for a ceasefire, but only after trying every possible way to avoid it” – a bald-faced lie!

Haley: “We hope this resolution will be a turning point, where Russia will join us in pushing for the political settlement to this conflict and take action to re-establish real accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.”

Fact: Washington and its rogue allies oppose conflict resolution. They’re against restoring peace and stability to the country.

Fact: Throughout the war, CWs were used by US-supported terrorists alone, not Syria, falsely blamed on its forces.

Haley: “We are deeply skeptical that (Assad) will comply” with Res. 2401.

Fact: Syria and allied forces complied with all previous ceasefire initiatives. Washington, its rogue allies and terrorist foot soldiers alone breached them every time.

A repeat of their breach almost certainly is coming, likely straightaway – to be falsely blamed on Syria and Russia like all previous times.

Haley is a neocon extremist moron, an over-the-top loose cannon, a supporter of US imperial ruthlessness, an unindicted war criminal – representing Washington’s war on humanity at the world body.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.