After getting thoroughly outmaneuvered at the U.N. Security Council meeting this week, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley apologized in advance to the Syrian victims of the next chemical weapons attack.
The sheer arrogance of this statement is staggering.
As an American, Haley is an embarrassment and unfit to represent my interests at the U.N. Her outburst was in response to Russia vetoing the latest attempt by her to bully the UNSC to accept a resolution extending the investigation into the April chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikhoun in Syria.
This investigation, known as the JIM, is a complete joke. In all the time the U.N. has been operating under it there has been no inspection of either the site of the attack itself or where it supposedly emanated from, the Syrian airbase at al-Shairat.
It has worked off of nothing but hearsay and corrupted data.
And with President Trump’s knee-jerk bombing of that airbase, any investigation is likely moot anyway. This move by Trump was one of the great geopolitical blunders of the year and it ensured that the U.S. would stay locked on this path to use this incident to bludgeon Russia diplomatically.
It’s like Mueller’s special investigation into ‘Russia-gate.’ These are open wounds never intended to be treated. The goal of them is to keep making cheap points in the media to demonize Russia and advance an agenda orthogonal to the interests of literally 98% of the planet.
So, in short, Haley and her neocon handlers in U.S. diplomatic and military circles are continuing to play childish games, using the UNSC as nothing more than a platform from which to disingenuously grandstand.
I know, in other news water is wet.
The problem for the U.S., however, is more and more of the world rolls its eyes at the shambolic mix of…