Dear UN: Nikki Haley Does Not Issue Empty Threats

  • So, the PapaJohn’s guy, John Schnatter, has been dumped. – Ok, well, that’s an over-statement, but if you listened to the initial reports on the matter from the fake news media, that’s what you would believe.  Further, you’d believe Mr. Schnatter had been fired by the company he founded because he spoke out against the NFL’s failure to control its players.  What in fact happened was what happens at many, many companies when a CEO reaches a certain age – he is just stepping out of the very active role of CEO, but will remain as the company’s Chairman of the Board.  Horrors.
  • As the motley collection of grifters, miscreants, perverts and thieves that make up the membership of the UN Assembly prepared to take a meaningless vote (because that’s what the UN General Assembly does) condemning the recent announcement by President Donald Trump that the U.S. would be moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, totally badass U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared to take it all personally.  After correctly noting that the U.S. pays a disproportionate share of the costs incurred by the worthless international organization, she noted that the members of the UN should not expect the U.S. to continue its historic habit of “paying for the privilege of being disrespected.   We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in more productive ways.”
  • Haley also noted that she and President Trump would be paying very close attention to which nations chose to vote in favor of this cowardly resolution, and implied there would be consequences for doing so.  “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” she said. “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 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.”
  • Despite Haley’s warning, the final vote on the resolution was 128 for, 9 opposed, and 56 other countries either abstaining or choosing to be absent when the vote took place.  This outcome was actually a severe disappointment to the terrorists who represent Palestine at the UN, because in years past, most if not all of those 56 countries would have most likely voted in favor.  So Haley’s warning had a definite impact.
  • Over the past 29 years, whenever any U.S. ambassador to the UN used tough talk to lecture that body’s membership over some similar show of disrespect, other countries could just dismiss it all out of hand, assuming it was just another meaningless threat that would see no follow-through from the U.S. government.  That was a safe assumption, given that that always turned out to be the case.
  • But, as Haley noted yesterday, that assumption is no longer safe to make.  Donald Trump is a different kind of U.S. president – surely, even the most daft nitwit among the general assembly’s membership has figured that out by now – one who actually listens to what his supporters think and cares about keeping his promises to them.
  • Just as importantly, Nikki Haley is a different kind of U.S. Ambassador to the UN.  More than any other since the great Jeanne Kirkpatrick spoke for Ronald Reagan 30 years ago, Haley speaks directly for President Trump.  She does not utter platitudes and sophistries meant to appease the global community, which has been our country’s habit since 1989, nor is she in the habit of issuing meaningless threats.
  • Donald Trump looks at relationships with these other countries in the same way he looked at relationships with contractors in the business world.  True to his counter-punching nature, whenever a contractor treated him badly in a deal, there was a heavy price to be paid the next time they came looking for his business.
  • By the same token, you can bet that the next time any of those 128 countries comes to the U.S. looking for additional aid, there will be a heavy price to be paid for yesterday’s vote.  And when it comes time for dues to be renewed with the UN, we will likely see a very intense renegotiation over what the United States is willing to pay “for the privilege of being disrespected” any further.
  • Nikki Haley didn’t make those statements yesterday for no reason.  Bet on it.

Just another day in This is What Leadership Looks Like America.

That is all.


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3 thoughts on “Dear UN: Nikki Haley Does Not Issue Empty Threats

  1. Michael hinzmann - December 22, 2017

    It’s about time

  2. colonialcowboy - December 22, 2017

    Look at what they are saying.

    ‘Allah Gave Israel to The Jews, There’s No Palestine’ – There’s a Reason Muslims Want Him Dead

    Muslim scholar in Jordan attacks ‘Palestinians’ for distorting Koran, Jews given Israel ‘until Day of Judgement.’
    Allah has promised Israel to the Jews — so says Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, a Muslim scholar living in Jordan, who declared on his Facebook page recently that “Palestine” doesn’t exist.
    Blogger Elder of Ziyon translated Arab news sources that this Saturday reported on Adwan’s statements, in which he quotes the Koran saying Allah assigned Israel to the Jews until the Day of Judgement (Sura 5 Verse 21), and that Jews are the inheritors of Israel (Sura 26 Verse 59).
    “I say to those who distort…the Koran: from where did you bring the name Palestine, you liars, you accursed, when Allah has already named it ‘The Holy Land’ and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment,” argued Adwan. “There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in the Koran.”

  3. American Voter - December 22, 2017

    I had thought that John Bolton should have been selected for the UN Ambassador role – but, after yesterday’s performance by Nikki Haley, I’m convinved that she was the right choice for the job. We can save Bolton for SecState when/if that position opens up…

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