Nikki Haley, grand embarrassment

As per usual, the prophet-in-residence in Israel Gideon Levy wrote a scorching article on a clown-in-residence the new US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.

He began:

Raise a cheer, fellow Jews, for your new envoy, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Cheer the false propaganda, cheer the imaginary reality. Wallow in the false friendship with Israel and in recklessness toward the whole world. Cheer the lies and fabrications behind the Colgate smile. Hurray for Haley. Hurray for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. You and she deserve each other. How fitting that you should fall in love with her. Together you can say that night is day and think it’s true. That’s why Haley is your rock star: That’s how you’d like to see Israel and the world, but the world, and especially Israel, aren’t as Haley tells you they are. And so your cheers, fellow Jews, are cheers for a lie.

Haley crowed in the UN that she demanded (and won) that the factual report of israeli report be excised from the UN website Rima Khalaf, head of the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), resigned rather than remove the document herself. It was not removed because it was wrong but as Secretary General Antonio Gutteres said it did no go through proper challenges—US and Israel!

Haley
Now, get this, here is what a supposedly polished diplomat actually said about the distinguished author of the report, the UN special rapporteur for the UN ‘s Human Rights Council as well as the emeritus professor of International Law at Princeton, Richard Falk: ”And a ridiculous report, the Falk Report, came out. I don’t know who the guy is or what he’s about, but he’s got serious problems. Goes and compares Israel to an apartheid state. So the first thing we do is we call the secretary general and say, this is absolutely ridiculous.”

FAL

This is what passes for serious American diplomacy today under Donald Trump

Last word here to Levy:

But Haley is apparently ignorant and brainwashed as to what has happened here over the last century. She also knows nothing about the current situation in the region, if she caused the chairman of a UN committee to resign after a report by that committee determined that there is apartheid in Israel. Does Haley know what apartheid is? Does she know what Israel is? “There’s a new sheriff in town,” she said in her poetic way, to the cheers of the Jews, as if the United Nations were a crime-ridden neighborhood that had to be cleaned up. But Haley is an American and Americans can say anything they want.

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    mushafta Says:

    Haley like the rest of Trump’s team of incompetents is completely in over her head.
    Jared Kushner and his wife are another two completely clueless about the Middle East- yet here they are acting like diplomats with no credentials other than their family ties to Trump.

    I like what Chris Hedges writes about last week’s 59 tomahawk missile attack on Syria:

    Truthdig:

    Why the moral outrage now among Americans? Why have we stood by as Syrians died daily from barrel bombs, bullets, famine, disease and drowning off the shores of Greece? Why have we been mute as schools, apartment blocks, mosques and hospitals have been bombed into rubble? Where is the outrage about the deaths of the thousands of other children, including those we killed recently in Mosul when a March 17 coalition airstrike took the lives of as many as 200 civilians? Why are we not enraged by the Trump administration’s flagrant violation of domestic law by carrying out an act of war without approval from Congress or the United Nations? Why do we lament these deaths yet bar Syrian war refugees from entering the United States? Is American foreign policy to be dictated by the fickle emotions of Donald Trump, whose perception of reality appears to be obtained exclusively from a television screen?


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