I’ll cop to not having all that firm a grasp on international issues. Please note the byline. But here’s what I can piece together on Syria. First, the Obama Administration screwed the pooch on the reg (see Syrian Chemical Attack Survivor Blasts Obama’s Inaction, Begs Trump for Help… and OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY: US Commandoes Flee From ‘Ally’ Free Syrian Army…). Two, Russia is hardly our BFF.
Third and most importantly, if Trump would forget his Twitter password and go play golf, leaving Jim Mattis and Nikki Haley in charge, I’d be a lot more comfortable in the American response. Ambassador Haley did her part on Friday by putting the Russian Ambassador on blast:
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says "strange" circumstances led to Syria meeting: "What is strange is that Russia is ignoring the real threat to international peace and security that has brought us all here, and it is ignoring its own unilateral responsibility for all of it." pic.twitter.com/IldD3tNVVs
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 13, 2018
I am in awe of how you say what you say with a straight face.
What is strange is that Russia is ignoring the real threat to international peace and security that has brought us all here, and it is ignoring its own unilateral responsibility for all of it.
"Russia can complain all it wants about fake news but no-one is buying its lies and its cover-ups" – US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on suspected chemical attack in Syria https://t.co/sDAdekYldr pic.twitter.com/J6S6qYnkTI
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 13, 2018
Long story short:
It really can’t be said enough. Nikki Haley remains one of Donald Trump’s best hires. We sing praises to the heavens every day for blessing us with her. The Russian ambassador no doubt hit the Stolichnaya hard after suffering through that verbal tongue lashing.
The facts are still coming in on what went down in Syria and people are debating what to do, if anything at all. The one thing we definitely won’t be standing for is lying from our borscht-slurping comrades to the east. We’ve been here before, Vlad. “Nyet, there are no missiles heading for Cuba. We are a peaceful people. This is crazy talk” We didn’t fall for it then and we aren’t now.
I think we can all rest easy knowing Nikki Haley has our Slav-squatting neighbors handled.