Deconstructing Nikki Haley’s Latest Rant
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
She makes painful listening, a reckless war-mongering neocon extremist – deploring world peace and stability, raging for greater US aggression than what’s ongoing.
Her remarks during Thursday’s Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of WMDs were disgraceful like all her rants – a litany of Big Lies, suppressing hard truths.
Haley: “The United States continues to lead in efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.”
“We play a leading role ensuring the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, a landmark agreement that this Council unanimously adopted in 2004.”
“Together with our partners, we are working to assist states and international organizations in their efforts to prevent non-state actors from developing and acquiring nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons and their delivery systems.”
Fact: America is the world’s leading proliferator of WMDs, aiding ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists it supports in their use of CWs.
Fact: SC Resolution 1540 requires all UN member states develop and enforce legal and regulatory measures against the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, along with their delivery systems – especially preventing their spread to non-state actors. Washington flagrantly breached it.
Haley: “There is no greater threat to the international nuclear nonproliferation regime than that posed by North Korea.”
Fact: Far and away, America is the world’s greatest threat to peace, stability and security. Its reckless aggression threatens everyone everywhere.
Fact: North Korea threatens no other nations. It continues developing nuclear and ballistic missile deterrents because of feared US aggression – solely for defense, not offense.
Haley: “We will continue to work with our partners on the Security Council in pursuit of a peaceful, diplomatic solution to” the crisis on the Korean peninsula.
Fact: The Trump administration rejects diplomacy, urged and supported by China and Russia. It favors bullying, brinkmanship and belligerence – threatening possible nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
Haley: Iran “is the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world. It supports terrorists, proxy militants, and murderers like Bashar al Assad.”
“It provides ballistic missiles in violation of UN arms embargoes. Its proxies launch them at civilian targets, as we saw when Houthi militias in Yemen fired an Iranian-supplied missile at an airport in Riyadh.”
“And when the Iranian people protest their money being diverted to terrorists, the regime arrests them and kills them.”
Fact: Iran supports regional peace and stability. It threatens no other nations, urging cooperation with them.
Fact: Assad is Syria’s overwhelmingly popular legitimate leader. He’s protecting his people, not murdering them – Washington responsible for years of war and carnage in Syria.
Fact: Iran supplied ballistic missiles to no one.
Fact: Its security forces ended days of US-orchestrated protests in Tehran and other Iranian cities nonviolently. Provocateur protesters were responsible for around 20 deaths.
Fact: Security Council Resolution 2231 endorsed the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal. IAEA monitors affirmed Tehran’s strict adherence to its principles numerous times.
Fact: Haley lied claiming Iran “repeatedly violated” its principles. She’s a serial liar, rejecting truth-telling on vital issues.
Haley: “(T)he United States continues to uphold its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”
Fact: Obama and Trump administrations flagrantly violated its letter and spirit numerous times, including by imposing illegal sanctions on Iran, aiming to crush its economy.
Haley: Syria “repeatedly used chemical weapons against its own people.”
Fact: No evidence suggests it used CWs any time during years of war. US-supported terrorists used them numerous times.
Haley: “The United States works hard to ensure the nonproliferation of” WMDs.
Fact: Washington is the world’s leading proliferator of these weapons.
As US envoy to the UN, Haley is a key advocate for its destructive imperial agenda, its endless wars of aggression, its mass slaughter and destruction, its rage to conquer and control – no matter the human cost.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”