It has already been quite the fiery week for U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley down at the UN, and things got downright ugly this morning.
Haley laid down the law in an absolutely blistering speech to the United Nations ahead of a vote regarding the U.S. plans to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move, which has enraged radical and non-radical Muslims alike, announces to the world that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is an extremely controversial subject in the Middle East, and is the supreme source for nearly all violence on the planet.
With the move, the United States was drawing a line in the sand around their greatest ally nation, and no one doubted that the line would be crossed sooner rather than later. What few would have predicted, however, was that the first foot to dare break that barrier would come from within the United Nations.
“The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution 128 to 9 calling President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the U.S. embassy there ‘null and void’ — however, it does nothing to change U.S. plans.
“The vote comes after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned member nations she would be ‘taking names’ those who vote against the United States.
“President Trump took it a step further by threatening to cut off U.S. funding to the U.N. The United States is the largest contributor to the international body.
“Ambassador Haley told the body that the U.S. feeds, clothes and educates desperate people while nurturing and sustaining peace in fragile places throughout the world because it’s a reflection of American values. However, she said, when the U.S. makes generous contributions to the U.N. and the world we expect that goodwill to be respected.
“’We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,’ she said.”
The growing divide between the populist United States and the globalist United Nations has been at the forefront of Americans’ minds in recent months.
Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in the land was truly a referendum on America’s hope for renewed greatness and national pride. We are not a nation to be held under the thumb of the globe’s expectations. Rather, we aim to transcend those bounds in ways that no other nation has before.
Simply put, we are moving beyond the reasonable expectations of the United Nations, and their attempts to “condemn” us back to their tethered position must not be allowed to succeed.