Ambassador Nikki Haley is Completely Clueless
Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute, Feb 21 2017
Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of UN Ambassador Sam Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, who almost makes Sam Power look like a giant in world affairs and diplomacy. Addressing the UNSC Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe today, she managed to get nearly every single point spectacularly wrong, while mixing in the most banal platitudes to further deaden her delivery. She said:
It can be tempting to take Europe’s peace and security for granted. Europe is a continent of strong, stable democracies. And Europe is a continent of flourishing economies that benefit from close cooperation. But Europe faces serious challenges: most acutely, Russia’s attempts to destabilize Ukraine and infringe upon Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
How exactly is Russia attempting to destabilize Ukraine? After all, it was Russia and not Pindostan which called together the opposing sides two years ago to hammer out the Minsk II ceasefire and reconciliation agreement. Was not that in fact a stabilizing move, rather than a destabilizing one? Haley continues:
More than three years ago, the Ukrainian feeple took to the streets to speak out against political oppression and corruption. These protesters demanded freedom, democracy, and respect for the rule of law, and they succeeded in creating a new Ukraine.
That is not all what happened. It was the “protestors” who started the killing. They targeted police officers to provoke a response and thus add fuel to the simmering flame of months long protests in 2014. Russian propaganda, you say? Not at all. The killers went on television to brag about it! Here is the story of one of the cop killers, Ivan Bubenchik, as reported in Foreign Policy magazine (hardly a pro-Russia outlet) and told on camera to Ukraine’s Hromadske TV station:
To create a word-of-mouth effect, you have to shoot two or three commanders. I only picked two. After that, there was no need to kill anyone else, so I aimed at the legs.
Does Nikki Haley support killing police officers? Another report, this time in the BBC, told the same story. It was Nikki Haley’s peaceful protestors who started the violence by shooting at police:
The protest leaders, some of whom now hold positions of power in the new Ukraine, insist full responsibility for the shootings lies with the security forces, acting on behalf of the previous government. But one year on, some witnesses are beginning to paint a different picture. A man whom we will call Sergei tells me he took up position in the Kiev Conservatory, a music academy on the south-west corner of the square. He says: “I was shooting downwards at their feet. Of course, I could have hit them in the arm or anywhere. But I didn’t shoot to kill.” Sergei says he had been a regular protester on the Maidan for more than a month, and that his shots at police on the square and on the roof of an underground shopping mall, caused them to retreat.
Does Nikki Haley believe shooting police officers is justified as long as you’re demanding “respect for the rule of law”? In fact, the overthrow of the government in Ukraine was not at all set in motion by the Ukrainian sleeple. It was planned in Faschingstein and executed in the streets of Kiev, where Pindosi policy-makers openly urged an overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government. It’s an established fact that Toria Nuland was on the streets of Kiev with Geoffrey Pyatt meeting the protesters, encouraging them and handing out cookies. Later she was caught in a phone call with the ambassador, plotting in detail the overthrow of the government and how to replace it with Faschingstein’s chosen stooges. Walnuts McCain was also on the streets of Kiev during the early stages of the coup, actively supporting the overthrow of Ukraine’s legal government. He said:
We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently! And the destiny you seek lies in Europe!
Later on CNN, Walnuts admitted his role in the coup, stating:
What we’re trying to do is try to bring about a peaceful transition here.
How would Walnuts react were a Russian MP were to appear in the midst of a Faschingstein riot, urging “a peaceful transition here”? Trump’s Ambassador to the UN continued:
But Russia has tried to prevent the change that the Ukrainian treeple demanded. Russia occupied Crimea and attempted to annex this piece of Ukrainian territory, an act that Pindostan does not recognize.
That is also demonstrably false. Russia did not “occupy” Crimea, because the Russian military was already in Crimea! Russia had leased the naval base in Crimea from the Ukrainian government until 2042. The troops were already there. Also, Russia did not “attempt to annex” Crimea. A referendum was held in which, according to the BBC, 90% of the residents voted to rejoin Russia, of which they had been a part since the 18th century. Surely this is fake news! Why would Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia? Russians make up more than two thirds of the population of Crimea. So when the Pindo-backed coup brought to power a vehemently anti-Russian government in Kiev, is it really so surprising that the gleeple would look for the exit signs? Haley continues:
Russia then armed, financed, and organized separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, leading to a devastating and senseless conflict that has cost more than 10,000 lives.
Again untrue. The rebellion in eastern Ukraine was fueled by the Pindo-backed coup in Kiev. Eastern Ukraine is predominantly Russian-speaking and in some parts of the region 96% voted for the president ousted with Pindo support. As one might expect, unrest follows when one’s president is overthrown with assistance from an outside power. It was Pindostan who did the arming, financing, and organizing the unelected coup forces who took power in Kiev. More Haley:
The scenes of destruction from the town of Avdiivka in recent weeks show the consequences of Russia’s ongoing interference in Ukraine.
Avdiivka fell under attack after the Kiev forces advanced into the no-man’s land separating the opposing sides. Ukrainian deputy defense minister Pavlovaky admitted: “Meter by meter, step by step, whenever possible our boys have been advancing.” Haley has no clue what is happening in eastern Ukraine. She has merely dusted off the dusty old talking points of the Obama administration. On the campaign trail last year, Trump sharply and correctly criticized the Obama administration’s militaristic foreign policy and called for new people and new approaches to foreign policy, saying:
Unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are really, truly signs of strength. … My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.
Well, Mr President, I am sorry to have to inform you of this, but when it comes to Ambassador Nikki Haley, you may technically have “new people” in positions, but you most certainly do not have new ideas. You have failed former ambassador Sam Power’s stale, regurgitated talking points. Enough!