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

Her ravings at the UN and in other public remarks make her appear unhinged.

She’s a diplomatic embarrassment to the office she holds, part of Washington’s lunatic fringe. She contradicts Trump and Tillerson, an unrestrained reckless loose cannon.

Her Sunday remarks on CBS News’ Face the Nation were beginning-to-end bald-faced lies combined with unacceptable threats.

Haley: “…Russia…meddle(d) in the (US) elections…Trump wanted to make sure that President Putin was aware that he was acknowledging it, that he knew it.”

“…Putin did what we all expected him to do, which was deny it…Trump still knows that they meddled…Putin knows that they meddled, but he is never going to admit to it.”

Fact: No meddling occurred. Trump, Putin and Haley know it. Russia’s president clearly explained it in Hamburg and earlier.

Fact: Trump tries having things both ways – at times denying Russian hacking, other times suggesting it occurred.

Haley: “There’s not anybody that thinks that Russia didn’t meddle in the elections. And I think we all are very clear on that.”

“And I think we’re going to see what Congress does, and I think the president will continue to work on this going forward, but yes, I don’t think this is over.”

“I think what this was, was one leader telling another leader, ‘Look we know you did it. Don’t do it again.’ “

Fact: “(A)nybody” and everybody with any good sense knows no hacking occurred – not by Russia or anyone else. It’s virtually certain Trump didn’t tell Putin “we know you did it.”

Haley: “…I think the message is, look, we are not going to have you interfere, not just with our elections, but with any part of how the United States functions and I think that’s not just us. Russia has been meddling in multiple ways in multiple countries.”

Fact: Haley lied. Not a shred of evidence suggests Russia interferes improperly or illegally in the affairs of America or any other country. Plenty of evidence indicates polar opposite policies.

Fact: Moscow respects the sovereign rights of all other countries. America’s agenda is polar opposite, waging war on humanity at home and abroad – interfering in the affairs of virtually all other nations, wanting them subservient to its will.

Haley: On North Korea, she lied claiming “they launched an ICBM…and we’ve got to put a stop to it…We’re going to push hard (on) countries” not observing Washington rules.

Fact: No evidence suggests the DPRK launched an ICBM last week. Russian evidence shows an intermediate-range ballistic missile was tested – despite US claims otherwise.

A letter from Moscow’s UN mission to Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the following:

“A Voronezh-type radar station deployed in the Irkutsk region monitored the launch of the Hwasong-14 medium-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from North Korea, which flew a distance of 510 kilometers (317 miles) in 14 minutes, reaching an altitude of 535 kilometers (332 miles), before landing in the Sea of Japan.”

Washington wants economically strangling sanctions imposed on Pyongyang, what Russia and China categorically oppose.

The tougher Washington’s agenda is on Pyongyang, the more committed it is to have an effective nuclear and ballistic missile deterrent. Otherwise it’s defenseless if US aggression is launched.

An unacceptably hardline US-sponsored Security Council resolution is being prepared. “(W)e don’t expect a watered down one,” Haley blustered, adding “we’ll know” if Russia and China are with us or “with North Korea.”

Both countries support peace and diplomatic resolution of all issues. They oppose US imperial madness. They won’t tolerate unjustifiable Security Council harshness against any nation – especially when it risks making a bad situation worse.

Haley recklessly threatened Chinese economic relations with America if it “trade(s) with North Korea.”

She’s one of numerous neocons infesting Washington, threatening world peace and stability.

She’s ideologically extremist, recklessly belligerent, a menacing face of US imperial madness – a war goddess like Hillary.

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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.