“Assad has no incentive to stop using chemical weapons as long as Russia continues to protect his regime from consequences. I implore my colleagues to take a hard look at their words in this council.” — US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley continues to kick butt and take names at the United Nations. After strong statements of condemnation from President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson on Tuesday, Ambassador Nikki Haley confronted Russia and Syria face-to-face at the United Nations and condemned both nations for the brutality and evil ongoing in Syria. She also threatened everyone in attendance by saying, ‘if the UN doesn’t act, the USA may have to.’
“Time and time again without any factual basis, Russia attempt to place blame on others,” she said about Russia’s claim that Syria is not responsible.
“The truth is Russia, Assad, and Iran have no interest in peace,” Haley said.
“There are times when we are compelled to take collective action,” Haley said. “When the United Nations consistently fails… there are times in the life of states, when we are compelled to take our own action,” she said. “The world needs to see the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”
President Trump was right to blame the Obama administration yesterday and Ambassador Haley is correct to blame Russia today. While Syria’s government, and Bashar Assad the dictator-leader, is ultimately responsible for their own actions, if Obama and the Russians had acted with respect to life instead of politics… much of this carnage may have been avoided. Sadly, many of the world leaders who have involved themselves in the Middle East peace process care less about peace than they do retaining power, and because of this the drive for peace has always been a losing proposition. If we want peace in Syria the politicians need to shift their priorities.