Haley warned the hacks at the UN not to mess with Israel. The UN diplomats remind me of Penelope's suitors hanging around Ithaca, while Odysseus was out fighting the Trojan War. Two thousand years later, boys still cheer at the tale of Odysseus slaughtering the suitors.
Her message to Turtle Bay: Odysseus is back. He's defeated the Cyclops, and is now taking on the suitors.
Of course the antisemitic suitor Barack Obama made sure a month before he slinked out of the White House that he would not veto one of those antisemitic, anti-Israel resolutions the UN keeps passing.
So that became another spot of doo-doo this administration must clean up.
Ambassador Haley told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this week:
If you challenge us, be prepared for what you’re challenging us for, because we will respond. The next thing we did was we said, “The days of Israel-bashing are over.” We have a lot of things to talk about. There are a lot of threats to peace and security. But you’re not going to take our No. 1 democratic friend in the Middle East and beat up on them. And I think what you’re seeing is they’re all backing up a little bit. The Israel-bashing is not as loud. They didn’t know exactly what I meant outside of giving the speech, so we showed them.But the bigger mess is Obama's illegal and unconstitutional wars, such as his overthrowing of the Gadhafy regime.
Europe has taken about a million refugees from Libya because of Obama's decision to kill, kill, and kill some more.
Then Obama drew a line in the sand of Syria, demanding that Bashar al-Assad hold a "free election" -- which is Marxist talk for electing a Marxist. As Obama's behavior following November's free election of President Trump shows, Marxists hate elections that actually are free.
Anyway, al-Assad told Obama to get bent. Obama backed down, but armed rebels who turned out to be the Islamic State.
Hoo boy, what a mess.
But Haley told reporters the new administration is cleaning it up.
The United States' diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country's president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday, in a departure from the Obama administration's initial and public stance on Assad's fate.
The view of the Trump administration is also at odds with European powers, who insist Assad must step down.
"You pick and choose your battles and when we're looking at this, it's about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out," U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters.
"Do we think he's a hindrance? Yes. Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No," she said. "What we are going to focus on is putting the pressure in there so that we can start to make a change in Syria."Some may call it Trumpism.
I call it normal. The al-Assad family has run Syria since Nixon was president. The al-Assad family is a pack of murderous thugs who are smart enough to stay within the confines of their own borders. Until such time as al-Assad crosses his border, the most the U.S. can do is impose economic sanctions.
Sad, but there is only so much we can do.
Grown-ups are in charge of our foreign policy again.
I am glad.
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